How often would you get to stay like royalty in a centuries-old castle? How about spending a night in a museum filled with interesting artifacts from the erstwhile Royalty? Or how would you fancy being part of a reality show where you are left unattended on a huge maze-like mansion with many tunnels and passages- left all by yourself to find a hidden treasure? Doesn’t it sound intriguing? well, That is how we would describe our stay at the Ghanerao Royal Castle in Rajasthan sans the reality show and the hidden treasure.
The lake city of Udaipur is one of the most popular destinations in the tourist circuit of Rajasthan. With proper planning, you can explore all the top attractions of Udaipur in one day. Here is a perfect guide for you to explore Udaipur in 24 hours like a pro.
The City Palace of Udaipur is actually a complex of many structures located on a hill right on the east banks of Lake Pichola. It was constructed over a time span of 400 years with contributions from several rulers of Mewar Dynasty. The pillars, cupolas, and towers in the palace are embellished with beautiful inlay work of gold, silver, glass, ivory and mirrors. Some of the major attractions you should not miss in the palace complex are the Mor-Chowk ( Peacock courtyard), Dilkush mahal, Sheesh mahal( palace of glass and mirrors), Moti Mahal ( palace of pearls), Badi mahal (the large palace) and the Crystal gallery.
The lake city of Udaipur is one of the most romantic locations in India. Built by Maharana Udai Sing II in 1559 AD around an artificial Lake named Pichola, Udaipur is often referred to as the Venice of the East. Since many of the tourist attractions of the city are situated in the old city around Lake Pichola, it is wise to stay in one of the hotels surrounding the lake. During our recent visit to Udaipur, we chose to stay at Hotel Lake Pichola located right on the banks of the lake. Here are 10 reasons that compelled us to choose our stay at this regal hotel.
Hand Block printing is a traditional art form in India that uses carved blocks of wood which are dipped in bright colors and stamped onto cotton or silk fabric to create colorful textile. The Chhipa communities in Rajasthan who have settled in Bagru region near Jaipur traditionally use natural vegetable dyes for printing. The art is also practiced in Jaipur and Sanganer where artisans use chemical colors such as pigment colors and indigo sols for printing.