India’s cultural heritage, traditions and natural beauty- all comes together under one roof in the scintillating palaces, forts and lakes of Udaipur, Rajasthan. Deemed as one of the most beautiful wedding destinations and even a honeymooner’s paradise, the intricate architecture, magnificent statues built around splendid lakes and rivers calls for a beauty that is alive, a history that speaks for itself and a heritage so old yet so vibrant that the kings and rulers’ presence can almost be felt in their passionate art and architectural creations, even though they have been long dead.
Here are some tourist destinations that you can’t give a miss:
A man-made lake that stretches upto four kilometres where a boat ride to its four islands lead to marvelous palaces like the Lake Palace and temples standing impressively with its famous sculptures.
Jagniwas, Jagmandir, Mohan Mandir and Arsi Vilas are its four islands – while Jagniwas leads to the Taj Lake Palace; on Jagmandir island the Jag Mandir palace becomes visible. Lake Pichola is also connected to the Fateh Sagar Lake through a canal and is another enchanting artificial beauty. Nehru Park, one of the islands in Fateh Sagar Lake consists of a popular zoo.
Attractions: Take a boat ride on the lake especially during sunset to absorb a spectacular view of the surrounding beauty of palaces, temples, hills and to see all of their golden reflections on the blue waters of the lake as the entire city is lit in the evening.