It’s easy to see why Udaipur is said to be one of India’s most romantic cities. The town’s old quarter, hugging Lake Pichola, is unfailingly picturesque. You will find many placed in India with grander monuments, but few that are as atmospheric. The town boasts of lakes, lake palaces, mansions and gardens.
Udaipur derives its name from its founder Udai Singh. The Sisodia FAjput clan had long ruled over the Mewar kingdom for Chittaur, but when Akbar attacked Chittaur in 1567, Udai Singh fled and founded a new capital. The City Palace was built soon after and later rulers kept adding to it.