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To know about the excursions tour to places to around Udaipur, Rajasthan, read the following paragraphs.

Udaipur Excursions

Jain Temple in Ranakpur, RajasthanAmong other famous destinations, Udaipur excursion tour will include the following destinations:

Eklingji Temple
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 (Sun).

Shrinathji Temple Nathdwara
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 Krishna’s image was being relocated from Vrindaban to protect it from Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb. On reaching this spot, the vehicle’s 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.

Deogarh Mahal
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.

Devigarh Fort
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.

Haldighati in RajasthanKumbhalgarh Fort
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 fort’s 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.

Jaisamand Lake
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 people).

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
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.