Among other famous destinations, Udaipur excursion tour will include the following destinations:
Approximately 22 km from Udaipur is the Eklingji temple complex. Built
in 734 AD, this complex encompasses 108 temples carved out of sandstone
and marble. It is dedicated to Eklingji (a form of Lord Shiva), the
guardian deity of Mewar. There is a four-faced black marble idol of
Shiva in the main temple. The one facing west represents Brahma, north
facing is Vishnu, south facing is Maheshwar and east facing is Surya
Nathdwara (gateway to the Lord) is approximately 48 km from Udaipur.
Built in 17th century, it is devoted to Lord Krishna. It is believed
that the Lord, himself, defined this spot. Lord Krishnas image was
being relocated from Vrindaban to protect it from Mughal Emperor
Aurangzeb. On reaching this spot, the vehicles wheel got stuck in
mud and refused to move further. The escorting priest comprehended that
the Lord had chosen this spot and a temple was built here.
One of the famous Udaipur excursions is Ranakpur. Built during the
reign of Rana Kumbha, it is famous for its numerous Jain temples. There
are 29 halls and 1,444 pillars (no two being alike) in it. Ranakpur
temples are renowned for their beautiful architecture.
Dating back to the 17th century, Deogarh Mahal of Rajasthan is an
impressive monument set against the backdrop of the Aravallis. Built by
Rawat Dwarka Dasji, it now been partly converted into a heritage hotel.
Deogah Palace Hotel provides all the modern facilities of a hotel, while
still keeping alive its age old culture and traditions.
Palace Located 28 km to the northeast of Udaipur, Devigarh fort palace
dates back to the 18th century. This fort palace has now been converted
into a heritage hotel. Surrounded by the Aravalli range, it serves as
one of the passes into the city of Udaipur.
Situated 84 km from Udaipur is the Kumbhalgarh Fort. Maharana Kumbha
got this fort constructed in the 15th century. The fort towers over the
Aravalli Hills and has number of temples in it. There are also seven
great gates guarding the forts entrance. Nearby the fort lies the
Kumbalgarh Sanctuary and the Badal Mahal (Cloud Palace).
Haldighati is situated 40 km from Udaipur. Haldighati is famous for a
fierce battle between Maharana Pratap and Mughal Emperor Akbar that took
place here in 1576. There is a white marble Chhatri dedicated to the
determined hero and his devoted horse.
Maharana Jai Singh got this artificial lake built in the 17th century.
Lying 48 km from Udaipur, the lake has marble Chhatris on its
embankments. This second largest lake in Asia also houses palaces on its
either sides. These palaces were built for the queens of the King. The
islands on the lake still serve as the residence of the Bhils (tribal
Excursions around Udaipur, Rajasthan include Shilpgram (Craftsmen's
Village). It is famous for its exquisite crafts, arts and culture. The
specialty of the village is the terracotta work done in dark red and
dark brown sand materials and the wooden carvings.
Karni Fort is situated in Bambora village, approximately 50 km from
Udaipur. The fort has strong links with Rajput history and now stands
turned into a heritage hotel. Providing a plethora of facilities, the
fort hotel serves as the perfect place for relaxation.