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Udaipur Excursions

Udaipur, not only the City is beautiful and full of Tourist attractions, rather it also offers some of worth visiting places in vicinity. A 3 Nights and 4 Days stay is enough to be at all these excursions. Ekilingji, Nagda, Haldighati and Shreenath ji is day return tour from Udaipur. Lunch/Dinner at DEVIGARH RESORTS would be a wonderful idea. Ranakpur and Kumbhalgarh are too a day return Tour from Udaipur, which can also be visited on the way to Jodhpur.


This 15th Century Jain Temple is located 90 Kms. from Udaipur. The temples in Ranakpur are quite unique in style and design. The ceilings of the temples are carved with fine, lace-like foliate scrollwork and geometric patterns. The domes are carved in concentric bands and the brackets connecting the base of the dome with the top are covered with figures of deities. The temple has 29 halls, 80 domes and the pavilions include 1444 pillars, each of them so intricately and artistically carved that they’ll leave a lasting impression on you. The figures of dancing goddesses, beautifully engraved on these pillars are an absolute architectural wonder. The best feature about these pillars is that no two pillars are alike in design and sculptures. You can also visit Kimbhalgarh Fort the same Day.
If you have time, definitely fit in a day trip to the Jain temple complex at Ranakpur, about two hours by car from Udaipur. The trip alone is very interesting and picturesque, and the temples themselves are absolutely spectacular.


After the Fort of Chittaurgarh, this is second most important fort in Mewar region. The 15th Century bastion built by Maharana Kumbha stands at 1100 Mts. atop of Aravalis commanding a strategic position on the border beween the Rajput Kingdom of Mewar and Marwar. The Wall of Fort is the longest after Wall of China, at a time half a Dozen Horses can march on it.  There are about 300 small Temples in Complex. View from the Badal Mahal (Palace  of Clouds) is stunning.

We also recommend to for a Night stay in Kumbhalgarh, specially to the Honeymooners.
Hotel Aodhi by HRH Group of Hotel is very popular for its serene ambience. There are few Budget Hotels too like Hotel Kumbhalgarh Fort.

NAGDA - 20 kMS

Nagda is on the way to Eklingji and is known for an old Temple and Lake Bagela. Newly built Heritage Resorts is a good place to stay as an alternate to staying in Udaipur. The Sas-Bahu Marble Temple, Udaipur. The city of Eklingji is located about 22km to the north of Udaipur. Eklingji is a complex of 108 ancient temples made of sandstone and marble. Some of the structures date back to the 8th century. Visit the temple built in AD 734 and dedicated to Lord Shiva, the supreme power, a deity that was venerated by the Maharajas of Mewar, and the Sas-Bahu Marble Temple, dating back to the 11th century. It is a fine specimen of ancient art with sculptural details. It is rated among the best temples in India. Carvings include some erotic figures.


Eklingji is one of the most famous Pilgrims in Mewar region. The Eklingji Temple is situated 22 Kms from Udaipur on the way to another sacred pilgrim "Shreenath ji". Built in 971 A.D. is the beautifully sculpted temple complex with 108 temples within its high walls. The temples are dedicated to Lord Shiva, the presiding deity of Mewar rulers. The welted complex encloses an elaborately pillared hall or ‘mandap’ under a large pyramidal roof and has four-faced image of Lord Shiva in black marble. Some of the Structures date back to 15th Century . The main Temple made of Marble & Granite , has an enormous Double -Storied Hall under a vast pyramidal Roof. The regaining Deity is the four- faced Shiva carved in Black Marble.
Haldighati can also be approached while visiting Eklingji


Perhaps the one word that brings awe into the minds of people contemplating Rajasthan is Haldighati, a name shrouded in glorious battles where honour surpassed victory. The name Haldighati came around because the battlefield was a ghati (a narrow defile) in the mountains where the earth was the colour of haldi (turmeric).


Jaisamand lake is Asia's second largest artificial lake. Though the water level for past few years has been lurking for the sake of good rains, still its fine enough to be beautiful as the beautiful Aravali surround Jaisamand. The statistics of the lake is really amazing – 9 miles in breadth, 102 feet deep at its deepest end, a circumference of 30 miles with marble staircases leading into the water. The summer palaces of the Queens of Udaipur surround Jaisamand Lake on all sides. There are seven islands on this lake.
A Night hold at Jaisamand Island Resort (Baba Island) is worth.

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