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Charu Tour and Travel serves Udaipur, Rajasthan, INDIA
Udaipur (Rajasthani: उदैपर)
उदयपुर), also known as the City of Lakes,
is a city, a Municipal Council and the administrative headquarters of the
Udaipur district in the state of Rajasthan in western India. It is
located 403 kilometres (250 mi) southwest of the state capital, Jaipur,
248 kilometres (154 mi) west of Kota, and 250
kilometres (155 mi) northeast from Ahmedabad.
Udaipur was the historic capital of the former kingdom of Mewar
in Rajputana Agency.
Apart from its history, culture and scenic locations, it is also known for its Rajput-era
palaces. The Lake Palace, for instance, covers an entire island in the Pichola Lake.
Many of the palaces have been converted into luxury hotels. It is often
"Venice of the East" and is also nicknamed the "Lake
City". Lake Pichola, Fatah Sagar Lake, Udai Sagar and Swaroop Sagar
in this city are considered some of the most beautiful lakes in the state. Its population
was approximately 560,000 in 2001.
Udaipur is well connected to the major cities of India by land, rail
The city lies on the Golden Quadrilateral 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 passes and is intersecting the Golden Quadrilateral and shares the common
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 via
Chittorgarh) or Surat (9 hours), or take a Rajasthan State Road Transport
Corporation (RSRTC) bus from Bikaner House, India Gate in Delhi.
Udaipur City has direct trains on the broad gauge network to most of the
major cities in Rajasthan and the rest of India such as Jaipur,
Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Indore, Bhopal, and Gwalior and a metre
gauge network to Ahmedabad.
One of India's most famous and luxurious trains, The Palace on Wheels, makes a scheduled
airport, also known as Maharana Pratap
Airport, is situated in a satellite town about 20 kilometres from
Udaipur. Daily Indian Airlines flights connect Udaipur with Jodhpur,
Jaipur, Mumbai and Delhi. There are
daily flights from Delhi, Mumbai and Jaipur
on Jet Airways, Indian Airlines and Kingfisher Airlines. The
airport is an undergoing modernization project and will soon have a new
terminal building with an additional four stands. The
airport is under consideration as an International
airport by the Government of Rajasthan and will be upgraded to international
airport status by 2011.
Modified Version of Original Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Udaipur