Udaipur also known as the City of Lakes, is a city, a Municipal Council and the administrative headquarter of the Udaipur district in the state of Rajasthan in western India. It is located 403 kilometres (250 mi) southwest of the state capital, Jaipur, 248 kilometres (154 mi) west of Kota, and 250 kilometres (155 mi) northeast from Ahmedabad. Udaipur was the historic capital of the former kingdom of Mewar in Rajputana Agency. Apart from its history, culture, and scenic locations, it is also known for its Rajput-era palaces. The Lake Palace, for instance, covers an entire island in the Pichola Lake. Many of the palaces have been converted into luxury hotels. It is often called the “Venice of the East” and is nicknamed as the “Lake City. Lake Pichola, Fateh Sagar Lake, Udai Sagar and Swaroop Sagar in this city are considered asá some of the most beautiful lakes in the state.
Udaipur was founded in 1559 by Maharana Udai Singh II as the final capital of the erstwhile Mewar kingdom, located southwest of Nagda, on the Banas River, the first capital of the Mewar kingdom. The rajvansh of Udaipur is the oldest running dynasty of the world. Even the Nepal kingdom and Jammu kingdom have originated from Udaipur. Udaipur is a popular tourist destination in India. The lakes, palaces and lively workspace and culture attract foreign and domestic visitors. It is also a favourite marriage destination. Many celebrities, including film stars, business families, and politicians chose Udaipur to hold marriage ceremonies and parties. The major attractions of Udaipur are the City Palace, Lake Palace, Jag Mandir, Monsoon Palace, Jagdish Temple, Fateh Sagar Lake, Lake Pichola, Saheliyon-ki-Bari, Bharatiya Lok Kala Mandal, Maharana Pratap Memorial or Moti Magri, Shilpgram, Udaipur Solar Observatory etc