Crumbling ruins are all that is
left of the ancient capital of the Sisodias, the castle who founded the Kingdom of Mewar.
A Unique Collection of Crystals
of a Bygone Era
Also known as the Mansoon
Palace, it was built as an observatory by Maharana Sajjan Singh and was originally planned
as a ninteen storeyed structure. However the Maharana died prematurely and the plans were
curtailed. This now derelict palace dominates the skyline from its position 2468 feet high
on top of Bansdara Mountain and is clearly visible from most parts of Udaipur. It affords
splendid views of the City and the surrounding countryside.
An impressive bronze statue of
Maharana Pratap on his horse stands at the top of Moti Magri (Pearl Mount) overlooking
Fateh Sagar. Hundreds of people climb the hill to pay homage to Rana Pratap and his
faithful charger Chetak, who was killed in the battle of Haldighati. There are the ruins
of One of the first of Udaipur's forts and a delightful Japanese Rock Garden nearby.
This lake was constructed by Maharana Jai Singh to the north of lake Pichola. A canal links the two. The lake is bordered on three sides by hills and on the fourth side it is dammed. The name derives from Fateh Singh, who built the dam. Visitors can take a short trip to exquisite Nehru Island Park, which is the focal point in the lake.
The City Walls
These ancient ramparts are the
extensive though no longer complete. Large sections through the modern commercial area
have disappeared to make way for roads and shops, but at least seven gateways remain.
"Craftsmen's Village" is a living ethnographic museum depicting the enormous
diversities in craft, art & culture between various Indian states. Shilpgram comprises
26 huts set in 70 acres of natural surroundings at the foot of the Aravali mountains.
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