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Home » Travel Destination in Rajasthan » Destination Udaipur » History of Udaipur


History of Udaipur

Discover a land that glitters with tales of courage, valor and undying pride of the famed Sisodia Rajputs. Listen to soul stirring ballads sung by local bards, see Udaipur 's architectural glory and experience the haunting Udaipur romance on your historical tours to fascinating Udaipur - a scintillating vision in cream-white. Royal Udaipur owes its existence to Maharana Udai Singhji.

According to common legend the history of Udaipur begins with a chance rendezvous between Maharana Udai Singh on a hunting expedition and a holy sage meditating on the banks of a lake in the midst of the Aravlli's.
The hermit advised the Rana to build a city at that spot and Udai Singh built the Dhuni Mata shrine at that very spot to commemorate this historic meeting.

Udaipur's history began with the construction of the Nouchouki palace on the banks of a pond dug by a gypsy in the 15th century. Udai Singh extended this pond and dug a massive manmade lake and christened it Pichola after a tiny village Picholi, located close by.

A suryavanshi and a descendant of the Sisodia Rajputs who are the oldest ruling family in the world with a traceable history of over 26 generations, Maharana Udai Singh created a dream city that is an oasis with lakes, wildlife, flora and fauna in the midst of desert Rajasthan.

The Capital of Mewar, Udaipur refused to pay obeisance to the mighty Mughals. After the death of Udai Singh, his valiant son Maharana Pratap took over the royal throne and was engaged in constant power skirmishes with the Mughals with an aim to recapture the erstwhile capital of Mewar, Chittor.

A landmark in the history of Udaipur, the fierce battle of Haldighati was fought in between Akbar and Maharana Pratap. Till date you can see a delightful shrine that was constructed in the memory of Chetak, Maharana Pratap's beloved horse, who in spite of suffering fatal injuries had brought its master to safety from the battlefield.

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