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About Udaipur

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Temples & Religious Places

1. Jagdish Temple
Address: RJ SH 50, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001
Phone: 083879 87510

Jagdish Temple is a large Hindu temple in the middle of Udaipur in Rajasthan, just outside the royal palace. It has been in continuous worshipped since 1951.

2. Karni Mata
Address: Jawahar Nagar, Pichola, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001
Shri Manshapurna Karni Mata Temple is a Hindu temple located on the Machla Magra Hills, near the Doodh Talai Lake in Udaipur, Rajasthan. It enshrines the stone idol of Karni Mata.

3. Ambamata Temple
Address: Haridas Ji Ki Magri, Eklavaya Colony, Shavri Colony, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001
Ambamata Temple, a large Hindu temple in the middle of Udaipur in Rajasthan, is considered as one of the major places of worship in Udaipur. This temple has fascinating story behind its construction by Maharana Raj Singh of Udaipur.

4. Bohra Ganeshji Temple
Address: Bohra Ganesh Rd, Ganapati Nagar, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001
It is a centuries-old temple of Ganesh, with a standing statue of the deity in the center of the shrine.
Ganesh Chaturthi, the Hindu festival celebrated in honor of Lord Ganesha, is celebrated as an auspicious event at Bohra Ganesh Temple. On this auspicious day, temple is open from midnight till early morning, and witnesses around 2 – 2.5 lakh disciples visiting the temple.

5. Mahakaleshwar Temple
Address: Rani Rd, Ambamata, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001
Phone: 084268 90547

mong the lush green hills of Aravali is situated the city of bravery, valour, strength and spritualism, Udaipur, where the marvellous temple of lord Mahakaleshwar, around the bank of Lake FatehSagar is situated. People have great faith, devotion, belief and reverence on this temple, which is spreaded on three and a half acres of land. Here, the great saints, hermits and ascetics like Guru Gorakhnath, the dignified devotee of lord Shiva worshipped the God.


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Crops

Wheat and barley are cultivated over large areas, as are pulses, sugarcane, and oilseeds. Cotton and tobacco are the state’s cash crops. Rajasthan is among the largest producers of edible oils in India and the second largest producer of oilseeds.

Offices & Industries

Udaipur district is particularly rich in mineral resources as a large variety of important minerals are found here. Copper, lead, zinc and silver, industrial minerals like phosphate, asbestos, calcite, lime-stone, Talc (soap stone), barites, wollastonite and marble are the major driving resources behind the industries based in the city.

Marble is exclusively mined, processed and exported from here around the world. The marble industry is well set and established with proper infrastructure and technological support for mining and processing. It is the largest sector giving employment to many people of the city and the immigrants from nearby areas. Udaipur is also home to the world’s second largest Zinc producer, Hindustan Zinc.

Udaipur has both traditional as well as modern retail shopping destinations. The traditional markets include Bapu Bazaar, Chetak Circle, Suraj Pole, Nehru Bazaar, Bada Bazaar and Chand Pole, while the areas including Durga Nursery Road, Shakti Nagar and Sudkhadia Circle provide opportunities to new entrants. Udaipur is also progressing towards a mall culture, and has witnessed many retail malls including Celebration Mall, Lakecity Mall, Arvana Shopping Mall, Chetak Shopping Mall, City Centre Mall, Mangalam Square Mall and R.Kay Mall.


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Schools

Schools-
1. Alok School Panchwati
Address: Panchwati, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001
Phone: 0294 252 9195

2. Rockwoods High School
Address: B- Block, Chitrakoot Nagar,

Udaipur, Rajasthan
Phone: 0294 513 2641

3. Maharana Mewar Public School
Address: City Palace, Near Jagdish Mandir, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001
Phone: 0294 241 9021

4. St. Matthew’s School
Address: Opposite Sanjay Park, Rani Road, Malla Talai, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001
Phone: 0294 243 3184

5. Bhupal Nobles Public School
Address: 9, New Shiv Nagar Rd, New Shiv Nagar, Kumharon Ka Bhatta, Central Area, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001


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Colleges

Colleges-
1. College of Technology & Engineering
Address: University Rd, Ganapati Nagar, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001
Phone: 0294 247 0837

2. Rabindranath Tagore Medical College
Address: Court Chowk, City’s Prime Health Care Area, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001
Phone: 0294 241 8258

3. Maharaja College Of Management
Address: NH 76, Airport Road , Debari, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313024
Phone: 094140 65845

4. Aravali Group of Colleges
Address: Aravali Knowledge Campus, Opposite Umarda Railway Station, Umarda, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001
Phone: 0294 265 0131

5. Techno India NJR Institute of Technology
Address: Plot T, Bhamas(RIICO) Industrial Area, Kaladwas, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313003
Phone: 0294 265 0214


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Festivals

1. Gangaur is one of the most important local festivals in Rajasthan.
It is celebrated in the month of Chaitra (March–April), the first month of the Hindu calendar. This month marks the end of winter and the onset of spring. This festival is celebrated especially by women, who worship clay idols of “Gan” & “Gauri” in their houses.

These idols are worshiped by the virgins who seek the blessings of Gan and Gauri for a good spouse, while the married women pray for the good health and long life of their husbands. On the eve of Gangaur festival, women decorate their palms and fingers with henna.
Udaipur has the privilege of having a dedicated Ghat namefter Gangaur. Gangaur Ghat or Gangori Ghat is situated on the waterfront of Lake Pichola. This ghat servers as prime location for celebration of multiple festivals, including Gangaur festival. The idols of Gan and Gauri are immersed in the Lake Pichola from this ghat.

2. Shilpgram
There are demonstrations by musicians, dancers, or artisans from these states. The 10-day festival organised here is a treat for the visitor to an array of exquisite art and craft. One of the important objectives of Shilpgram festival is in the sphere of increasing awareness and knowledge of rural life and crafts, specifically, for the younger generation. Special emphasis is laid on workshops for children on arts, crafts, theatre and music.

3. Hariyali Amavasya
Hariyali Amavasya (new moon day of the Sawan / Shravan month) marks the beginning of the monsoons and greenery. It arrvies three days before the famous Hartalika Teej (Shravan Shukla Tritiya). People worship God Shiva for abundant rains and good agricultural season. Melas and fests are arranged in several places in the city.

4. In udaipur, the third biggest Ratha-Yatra is organised on the auspicious day of Ashadh Shukla Paksha (bright fortnight) Dwitiya according to Indian Vikram Samvat. On this cultural day of summer solstice theme, June 21 of every year, the journey of the lord jagannath to their aunts house is started. The presiding deities of the temple lord Jagannath (Krishna), Balabhadra (Balarama) and their sister Subhadra are taken through the streets in heavily decorated wooden chariots, which are made every year for the purpose. The Chariot of Lord Jagannath, called Nandighosha, has 16 wheels and is draped in red and yellow.

5. Jal-Jhulni Ekadashi
According to the Hindu calendar, Gyaras, or Ekadashi is basically, the 11th day of each waxing (Shukla paksha ) and waning moon (Krishna paksha). This ekadashi, known as Jal-Jhulni Gyaras, or Jal-Jhulni Ekadashi, like all other festivals, is celebrated with great enthusiasm.


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Places Around

1. Monsoon Palace
The Monsoon Palace, also known as the Sajjan Garh Palace, is a hilltop palatial residence in the city of Udaipur, Rajasthan in India, overlooking the Fateh Sagar Lake. It is named Sajjangarh after Maharana Sajjan Singh (1874–1884) of the Mewar Dynasty, who built it in 1884.

The palace offers a panoramic view of the city’s lakes, palaces and surrounding countryside. It was built chiefly to watch the monsoon clouds; hence, appropriately, it is popularly known as Monsoon Palace.

2. Sahastra Bahu Temples
At Nagda in Rajasthan, stand the remains of the Sahasra Bahu temples of the early 10th century AD, dedicated to Vishnu. They are locally referred to as Sas Bahu temples (a local corruption of the original Sahasra-Bahu, meaning “One with thousand arms”, a form of Vishnu). Nagda was once an important city of Mewar, possibly a capital of one of its rulers.

The temples are now in partial ruins but one can still marvel at their original splendour, the artisanry and the perfect geometry that must have been the hallmark of that era! Roads made with white marble are also attraction of the village.

3. City Palace
City Palace, Udaipur, is a palace complex situated in the city of Udaipur, Rajasthan. It was built over a period of nearly 400 years, with contributions from several rulers of the Mewar dynasty. It’s construction began in 1553, started by Maharana Udai Singh II of the Sisodia Rajput family as he shifted his capital from the erstwhile Chittor to the new found city of Udaipur. The palace is located on the east bank of Lake Pichola and has several palaces built within its complex.

4. Jag Mandir
Jag Mandir is a palace built on an island in the Lake Pichola. It is also called the “Lake Garden Palace”. The palace is located in Udaipur city in the Indian state of Rajasthan. Its construction is credited to three Maharanas of the Sisodia Rajputs of Mewar kingdom. The construction of the palace was started in 1551 by Maharana Amar Singh, continued by Maharana Karan Singh (1620–1628) and finally completed by Maharana Jagat Singh I (1628–1652). It is named as “Jagat Mandir” in honour of the last named Maharana Jagat Singh. The royal family used the palace as a summer resort and pleasure palace for holding parties. The palace served as a refuge to asylum seekers on two separate occasion.

5. Saheliyon-ki-Bari
Saheliyon-ki-Bari (Courtyard of the Maidens) is a major garden and a popular tourist space in Udaipur in Indian state of Rajasthan. It lies in northern part of the city and has fountains and kiosks, a lotus pool and marble elephants. It was built by Rana sangram Singh. Saheliyon ki Bari means Garden of the Maidens. There is also a small museum here.


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Transportation

Rail
Udaipur City railway station and Rana Pratap Nagar railway station are two railway stations in Udaipur. Through them, Udaipur has direct train connectivity on the broad gauge network to most of the major cities in Rajasthan and

the rest of India such as Khajuraho, Alwar, Jaipur, Kota, Chittorgarh, Ajmer, Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Ratlam, Indore, Ujjain, Mumbai, Surat, Vadodara, Gwalior and Agra and an broad gauge conversion is going on to Ahmedabad .
Famous luxurious trains, The Palace on Wheels, Royal Rajasthan on Wheels, Maharaja Express and The Indian Maharaja have Udaipur as the scheduled stop on their itinerary. The popular trains connecting Udaipur with the Capital of India, Delhi are Mewar Express and Chetak Express.

Air
Maharana Pratap Airport, is a very small domestic airport situated in a satellite town about 20 kilometres from Udaipur. Daily flights connect Udaipur with Jaipur, Mumbai and Delhi. Air India, Jet Airways, IndiGo and Spice Jet are operational at present. The airport having just three boarding gates, gate 1 is on the ground floor while gates 2 & 3 are at the first floor, and only 4 check-in counters can barely handle 600 passengers at a time. The airport has been renovated by the Airport Authority of India for a though remote but possible International airport status.

Local

Unmetered taxis, Private Taxi, Radio taxi, auto rickshaws, and regular city bus services are available in the city. Since 2015 Uber and Ola cab services are available .

Major Roads
The city lies on the intersection point of East West Corridor, Golden Quadrilateral, National Highway (NH) 76 and National Highway (NH) 8, midway between Delhi and Mumbai, located around 700 kilometres from either city. The East West Corridor which starts from Porbandar and ends at Silchar is intersecting the Golden Quadrilateral and shares the common space from Udaipur to Chittor. The roads in this part of the country are paved and fit for private vehicles. One can either drive from Jaipur (around 6 hours), Ahmedabad (4.1/2 hours) or Surat (9 hours) on NH 8 or Golden Quadrilateral, from Kota (3 hours – EW Corridor or NH 76).


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Facts

1. Lake Palace or Jag Nivas in the Lake Pichola is now a heritage hotel run by Taj group. It was once a summer palace of Sisodia rulers. It is voted as the most romantic hotel in the world and in India.
2. Kumbhalgarh Fort built by Rana Kumbha has the longest wall which is second only to the ‘Great Wall of China’. Kumbhalgarh Fort one of the prominent forts built by the rulers of Mewar.

Kumbhalgarh Fort is now situated in Rajasmand district. It once belonged to Mewar Kingdom.
3. Jaisamand Lake or Dhebar Lake is considered as the second largest artificial lake in Asia. It was constructed during the rule of Rana Jai Singh. Jaisamand Lake consists of 7 islands and a largest dam. The lake was built while constructing a dam for the Gomti River.
4. The City Palace of Udaipur is a huge complex of palaces. It was started in 1553 by Maharana Udai Singh II. Many other palaces were built by several kings inside the City Palace area. Hence, the City Palace is said to be built over a long period.
5. Rajasthan is one of the prominent Zinc and Copper mining destinations. It is said Udaipur was a major mining site from the medieval times.
6. Sahastra-Bahu Temples are now famously known as ‘Sas-Bahu’ temples. Historical records say, that Sahastra Bahu means ‘Vishnu with 1000 arms’ but the local stories suggest a different tale. Sas-Bahu means ‘mother-in-law’ and ‘daughter-in-law’, meaning one side was built according to mother-in-law and the other side according to daughter-in-law. They’re situated in Nagda at Udaipur.

7. Located about a 100 km from Udaipur, the annual Baneshwar fair takes place in the month of February in the nearby Dungarpur district. The name and the ideology behind the hosting of the festival are in line with the worship of Lord Shiva Linga, particularly due to the nearby Mahadev temple.


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Important Contacts Nos.

Maharana Bhopal general hospital- 2528811-19
Ayurvedic hospital, Moti chohtta- 2421968
Natural hospital, Bhatyani chohtta- 2422700
Geetanjali Hospital- 2500000 – 07
Maa Gayatri Hospital- 2523322

Kalpana Nursing Home- 2420644,2523191
GBH American Hospital- 2426000
Aravali Hospital- 243022,2431222
Udaipur Hospital- 201011,201012

Police Control Room- 100
Fire- Shashtri Circle 101, 2414111


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