Udaipur Guide, City Profile, Tourist Destinations and Information
This section include information about History, Heritage, Lakes, Palaces, Monuments, Temples, Culture, Tourist Attraction, Excursion Points, Around Udaipur, Hills, Geography and Demography of Udaipur and Articles
Introduction of the Heritage City Udaipur
Udaipur, the city of lakes, was founded in 1559 A.D. as the capital town of the former Mewar State by Maharana Udai Singh on the eastern flanks of the lake Pichola. The city has a rich hinterland consisting of natural flora and fauna. Its location amidst the Aravalli range provides numbers natural beauty spots. Its historical monuments in the forms of palaces, havelis, temples, kunds, bavaris surrounded by the hills and a pleasant bracing climate have favoured its growth from a small princely town to an important urban tourist centre.
The palace and the old city are surrounded by fort walls constructed in the year 1770 with nine gates. In raising the city and its monuments, different communities specialising in their own crafts cooperated and participated, living in different galis, localities and mohallas, irrespective of their caste of creed. For generations they have lived harmoniously next to each other.
Udaipur : The Business Centre
This historic and vital City of beautiful charming lakes has been an attraction for tourists and visitors, and now on the other hand it is emerging as a business center due to its leading Mineral based industries. Udaipur is well known city in world market, as becoming a big exporter of Zinc, Marble, Rock Phosphate, Granite, Wolestonites and Soapstone, major & minor minerals non-ferrous metal and other industrial products. Simultaneously the art and craft of this region is also main attraction of people and the demand of these traditional art and craft is also increasing the Handicraft export business.
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