This film was made on the basis of photos and videos taken during the trip India • Rajasthan and Varanasi (EN)

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00:37 • On the lake

02:01 • Picholi Ghat

02:47 • City Palace

06:08 • Jagdish temple



Udaipur is a city in the state of Rajasthan in northern India. Relatively recent if we compare it to some other Indian cities, Udaipur was founded in 1559 by King Udai Singh II who gave it its name. Udai Singh made it its capital, a title that the city kept until 1818. British colonial policy was to rely if possible on local authorities, Udaipur became a British princely state during the same year.

Udai Singh chooses to relocate his former capital Ayad for security reasons. On the one hand the Mughal emperors constantly tried to enlarge their empire and on the other hand the city of Chittorgarh, former capital, was the regular scene of great floods.

The location of Udaipur was chosen for the fertility of its land and the presence of Lake Pichola.

The location of Udaipur, however, did not prevent Mughal Emperor Akbar from attacking the city in 1576 and Udaipur continued the resistance until 1615, when then Maharajah Rana Amar Singh finally agreed. that Udaipur became the vassal of the Mughals, which allowed it to remain the capital of the state. Udaipur however managed to stay safe from Mughal influences thanks to the mountainous nature of its environment, constituting an effective bulwark against the Mughal armies and their heavily armored horses.

the city palace of Udaipur

Built at the same time as the city of Udaipur itself, the city palace is the largest royal palace of Rajathan. It was both the royal residence and the seat of state government. It is actually a set of buildings comprising 11 separate small palaces.

Lake Pichola

The main lake of Udaipur, Lake Pichola is an artificial lake created in 1362 by the construction of dams for irrigation of crops and drinking water. The name of Pichola comes from that of the village Picholi near which the lake was created.

Jagdish temple

A few hundred meters from the city palace is the Jagdish temple. This 3-story temple is one of the largest temples dedicated to Vishnu. Its construction dates from 1651. The temple is absolutely magnificent. Sublime sculptures adorn it both inside and outside.

about the place, Udaipur:

Udaipur is nicknamed "the city of lakes". It was the historic capital of the kingdom of Mewar and was founded in 1558. It is very popular with tourists thanks to its system of artificial lakes (7) and its numerous palaces.



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