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  Ropeway in Udaipur is newly introduced and is most important tourist attraction.  
 
Udaipur 'VENICE OF THE EAST' known as the City of Lakes, is famous for its marble palaces, beautiful gardens and placid blue lakes, hemmed in by the lush hills of the Aravalis. Udaipur is the jewel of Mewar - a kingdom ruled by the Sisodia dynasty for 1200 years. The founder, Maharana Udai Singh, was overcome by the misfortune that his old capital Chittorgarh had to face. Repeatedly sacked by the Mughal armies, the fort saw some very fierce battles in 1567, the army of Emperor Akbar sacked the fort and forced Udai Singh to seek refuge in the surrounding Aravelli hills. Udai Singh sought the advice of a holy man and then went building this city on the banks of Pichola Lake.

Of the original eleven gates, only five remain. The Suraj Polor (Sun gate) on the eastern side is the main entrance to the city.
 
Places of Interest:
City Palace: A majestic architectural marvel towering over the lake on a hills surrounded by crenellated walls. City Palace is completely white and majestic and is approached through Tripoli gate, built in 1725 AD. The palace has several carved balconies, arches and decorated pillars. Located inside the palace are the Suraj Gokhanda, Bada Mahal, Sheesh Mahal, Bhim Vilas, Chini Chitrashala and Mor Chowk. The Zenana Mahal, Fatehparkash, Durbar Hall and Shambu Niwas are other palaces of interest.
City Palace
Jagdish Temple
Pratap Smarak
Fateh Sagar
Ahar
Ekling Ji Temple
Nagda
Jaisamand
Kumbhalgarh
Ranakpur Temple
Chittorgarh
 
Jagdish Temple: Built in 1651 by Maharaja Jagat Singh I, this Indo-Aryan temple is the larges and the most beautiful temple of Udaipur with noteworthy sculpted images.
 
Pratap Memorial: A bronze statue of Maharana Pratap is placed at Moti Magari overlooking the Fateh Sagar Lake.
 
Fateh Sagar Built by Maharaja Fateh Singh, this elegant lake is surrounded on three sides by hills, palaces, temples, bathing ghats and embankments.
 
Ahar: The royal cenotaphs of the royal Maharanas of Mewar lies here in remains.
SUJJAN NIWAS and its GULAB BAGH, MACHCHALAYA MAGRA, NATHANI KA MAGRA, DOODH TALAI, SAJJAN GARH PALACE are some other interesting sights.
 
Excursions in Udaipur
Eklingji (22 Km): This sandstone and marble temple built in 734 AD is a complex of 108 temples enclosed by high walls and is devoted to the presiding deity of Maharans of Mewar. The walled complex encloses and elaborately pillared hall of mandap under a large pyramidal roof and has four-faced image of Lord Shiva in black marble.
 
Nagda (23 Km): Dating back to 06th century AD this ancient sight is famous for Sas-Bahu temple (09th - 10th C). Splendid Jain temple of Adbudji is also located in this area.
 
Haldighati (40 Km): Historic place where the battle between Maharan Pratap and Emperor Akbar was fought in 1576 AD. There is a Chhatri dedicated to the faithful horse of Maharana Pratap 'Chetak' .
 
Nathdwara (48 Km): Built in the early 18th century, it is a renowned center of pilgrimage for the devotees of Krishna and Vishnu. It is believed that when the statue of Srinath was being moved to a safer place to escape the wrath of Emperor Aurangzeb, the wheel of the chariot carrying this statue got stuck in the mud. Seeing it as a divine sign that Lord Krishna wished to dwell here, a temple was erected at this spot and a holy township grew around the temple. The main Shrinathji temple attracts devotees throughout the year. Cloth painting or pichhawais are famous.
 
Jaisamand Lake (48 Km): Built by Maharana Jai Singh in the 17th century, this is the second largest artificial lake in Asia. There are also some elegant marble cenotaphs on its banks and a small temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. On either side of the lake were the summer palaces built for the Maharanis of that time which today houses government offices. The lake attracts several species of migratory birds while the Jaismand wildlife sanctuary is the home of different species of animals.
 
Kumbalgarh (84 Km): This is the second most important citadel of Mewar after Chittorgarh. Range after range of the Aravallis protect this fortress built by Rana Kumbha in mid 15th century, covering an area of 12 sq km. This fort fell only once to the army of Akbar and that too because of the water supply of the fort was contaminated by the enemy forces. The fort lies 1,100 meter above sea level and enclosed within its fortified ramparts are palaces, temples, field, water sources and farms, - fully self contained to withstand a long siege.
 
Ranakpur (80 Km From Udaipur On The Way To Mount Abu) : In a quite and picturesque valley which runs into the western slopes of the Aravalli hills is a remarkable complex of Jain temples at Ranakpur once of the five main holy places of the Jain sect. In the 15th century, Rana Kumbha of Mewar gave a large stretch of land in a quiet and picturesque valley, deep in the Aravellis, to the Jains. This area came to be known as Ranakpur. In the center is the main temple dedicated to Tirthankara Rishabdeo with a Chamukha or four faced shrine dedicated to Adinath. The most distinctive features are the 29 halls of the temple, which contain 1444 pillars of which not even two are alike everyone being in a different style. Every conceivable surface of the wall pillars and ceilings is carved and every corner and angle is engraved with Jain images. There are also 24 mandapas and spires.
There are two more Jain temples and temple dedicated to the Sun god.
 
Chittorgar (112 Km) : Chittorgarh - pride and glory of Rajasthan - echoes with tales of romance and valour unique of Rajput tradition. It is more known for Rani Padmini, queen of Rana Bhim Singh whose beauty led the Sultan of Delhi, Allauddin Khilji to attach Chittor in 1303 AD. Legend has it, that Alauddin Khilji desired here and besieged Chitttor. Later he offered to return without fighting if the Rana let him see art the image of the queen in a mirror and not her directly. It was agreed and he was allowed to enter the fort and see the reflection of the queen's face in a mirror. But when the Rana accompanied him up to the fort's gate to see him off. Alauddin Khilji resorted to trecherry and arrested him and took him to his camp. He then offered to release the Rana provided the queen agreed to be his wife. History records that Rani Padmani attacked the Sultan's camp and freed the Rana., later Allauddin vengefully fought and killed every Rajput soldier. In the fierce battle 7,000 Rajput warriors lost their lives and the Maharani with her entire entourage committed 'Jauhar'. Countless tales of Chittor's legendary heroes are still sung by folk musicians all over Rajasthan. Strangely the historic mirror is till intact and can be seen in the fort. It is located on 180 meter high hill, covering 700 acres. Tablets and Chattries bearing testimony to the acts of sacrifice and gallantry lie between several monumental gates. The main gates are Padan Pol, Bhairon Pol, Hanuman Pol and Ram Pol.
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