Udaipur city of dawn is a lovely land around the blue water lake hemmed in by the lush hills of Aravallis. A vision in the white drenched and beauty, Udaipur is a fascinating blend of sights, sound and experiences and inspiration for the imagination of poets, painters and writers. It has kaleidoscope of fairy tale of palaces, lakes, temples and gardens. The city carries the flavor of heroic past, epitomizing velour and chivalry.
Udaipur was founded in 1553 by Maharna Udai Singh II as the final capital of the erstwhile Mewar Kingdom, located to the south of Nagada on the banks of Banas river. Legend is such that the Maharana Udai Singh II came upon a hermit while hunting iin the foothills of the Aravalli range. The hermit blessed the king and asked him to build a palace on the spot, assuring him it would be well protected. Udai Singh II consequently established a residence on the site. In 1568 the Mughal emperor Akbar captured the fort of Chittorgarh and Udai Singh II moved capital to the site of his residence, which became the city of Udaipur.
As the Mughal empire weakened, the Sisodia Ranas and later Maharanas (Also called Guhilots or Suryavansh), who had always tried to oppose Mughal dominance, reasserted their independence and recaptured most of Mewar except for Chittorgarh. Udaipur remained the capital of the state, which became a princely state of British India in 1818. Being a mountain region and unsuitable for heavily armoured Mughal horses, Udaipur remained safe from Mughal influence in spite of much pressure. The Rajvansh of Udaipur was one of the oldest dynasties of the world.