Udaipur, the capital of the former princely state of Mewar is a beautiful city in Rajasthan, India. Deeply entrenched in history where fables of the devine beauty of Queen Padmini Devi (Indian equalent of Cleopatra) are sung along with a heroic cultural past, epitomizing valor and chivalry. Udaipur city is also referred to as the "Venice of the East", the "Most Romantic City of India" and the "Kashmir of Rajasthan" Udaipur the “City of Lakes” is one among the most romantic and most beautiful cities of India. The city of Dawn, Udaipur is a lovely land around the azure water lakes, hemmed in by the lush hills of the Aravalis. A vision in white drenched in romance and beauty, the city is a fascinating blend of sights, sounds and experiences - an inspiration for the imagination of the poets, artists, sculptors and local craftsmen.Udaipur is a kaleidoscope of fairy-tale palaces, lakes, temples, gardens and narrow lanes strewn with stalls. Their reflection in the placid waters of the Lake Pichhola is an enticing sight. Udaipur city is easily accessible from all the major cities of India including Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad and Jaipur.
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India, the crown jewel of eastern civilization and mysticism, is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by area, the second-most populous country (with over 1.2 billion people), and the most populous democracy in the world. It is bounded by the Indian Ocean, the Arabian Sea, and the Bay of Bengal. Its capital is New Delhi; other metropolises include Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Ahmedabad.
Climate in UdaipurUdaipur city has particularly a tropical climate. The three main seasons, summer, monsoon and winter respectively, dominate the city of Udaipur. Being located in the desert lands of Rajasthan, the climate and weather of Udaipur is usually hot. The summer season runs from mid-March to June and touches temperature ranging from 23 °C (73 °F) to 44 °C (111 °F) in the months of March to June. Monsoons arrive in the month of July heralded by dust and thunderstorms. With lush greenery and enchanting lakes, the sporadic rainfalls enhance the beauty of the city, making it one of the top monsoon destinations of the country. The winter season prevails from the month of October till the month of March. Humidity, which prevails during monsoons, diminishes at the arrival of winters. The city observes pleasant sunny days and enjoyable cool nights with the temperature ranging from 5 °C (41 °F) to 30 °C (86 °F). Udaipur's winter climate is the most appealing time to visit. Tourists arrive in large numbers, anytime between mid-September to late March or early April. Even in January, the coldest month, the days are bright, sunny and warm with maximum temperature around 28.3 °C (82.9 °F). Mornings, evenings and nights are cold.
MoneyIndian money is represented by this symbol or Rs.One “Rupee” is equivalent to one hundred “Paisa/ Paise.”
Bills (notes) are issued in the following denominations: Rs. 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 500, 2000
Coins are issued in the following denominations: of Paisa 50, Rs 1, 2, 5, 10
Credit Cards, Debit cards, Forex cards
Any credit card that bears the Visa, MasterCard or American Express symbol will be widely accepted in India. Visitors with other types of credit cards should check to see if their card is accepted in India. Please note that retailers have the option to charge more for goods and services bought using a credit card. We advise that you ask a retailer beforehand whether an additional charge applies.
Visitors to India must obtain a visa from an Indian diplomatic mission unless they come from one of the visa-exempt countries. VISA ON ARRIVAL is available for citizens of a number of countries. Requirements for a tourist visa include a passport valid for at least six months from the date of arrival, one passport-sized photograph and a round trip ticket. Most international airlines can advise you on visa requirements for tourists.
Other Useful Numbers for Tourists
- Police Number : 100
- Ambulance Number : 108
- Fire Number : 108
- International direct dialing from India: 00 + (country code) + (area code) + (number)