Set on the shores of the pristine Lake Pichola, Udaipur is
surrounded by the Aravalli Ranges of Rajasthan. Often referred to
as the City of Lakes, the city was founded by Maharana Udai Singh
of Mewar, after the Sisodia dynasty was driven away by the Mughals.
The famous City Palace, a majestic white monument, stands on the
banks of the lake. Originally built by Mahrana Uday Singh II, the
elegant palace built entirely in granite and marble, rises nearly
100 feet (30 metres) above Lake Pichola boasting fantastic
panoramic views over the surrounding countryside.
The Palace itself is an amalgamation of eleven fascinating
palaces built by different rulers at different times dating back to
1550, each resembling one another. From City Palace you can view
the white marble Lake Palace, built in 1746, set amidst the scenic
Pichola Lake, nestled between the Aravalli Hills and City Palace,
stretching over a four-acre island. Originally built as a royal
summer house, the palace has been converted into a luxury