“Most beautiful among the beauties, the grandest even amongst all the grandeur of Rajputana. Udaipur as I have seen it will leave an impression on
my mind which nothing can efface. With its snow-white palaces and pavilions, its flower gardens, shady groves with wooded islands and exquisite
lakes, it seems to the visitor a fitting framework for a dynasty of immemorial age for incidence of romance and daring for a Chief who is himself an
embodiment of the pride, the dignity and the patriotism of his race.”

Lord Curzon – 1902 A.D.

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Lake Pichola, named after the nearby Picholi village, is an artificial lake, created in 1362 A.D.

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Boat on Lake Pichola / Aravalli hills and Sajjan Garh Palace in the background.

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View from Sajjan Garh Palace (Monsoon Palace)

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The Monsoon Palace was built as an astronomical centre to keep track of the movement of monsoon clouds…

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…and also served as the summer resort of the Maharanas…

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…and other visitors.

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Taj Lake Palace in the middle of Lake Pichola was constructed to serve as a royal summer palace…

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…and was used as a location for the James Bond film “Octopussy” in 1983.

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The City Palace of Udaipur is a massive series of palaces built at different times from 1559…

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…including various courtyards, corridors, gardens…

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…terraces and fountains…

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…and is considered the largest palace of its types in Rajasthan, a fusion of the Rajasthani and Mughal architectural styles.

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One of the remaining gates of Udaipur…

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…and its 3 guardians.

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Mother and child outside Udaipur warming up in the early morning hours.

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Family outside Udaipur enjoying the first masala chai of the day.