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Incredible Udaipur: The city of lakes

New Delhi: Also known as the City of Lakes, Udaipur is in the state of Rajasthan in western India.It is located 403 kilometres (250 mi) southwest of the state capital, Jaipur, 576 km (358 mi)
India TV News Desk January 16, 2014 7:03 IST
India TV News Desk
New Delhi: Also known as the City of Lakes, Udaipur is in the state of Rajasthan in western India.

It is located 403 kilometres (250 mi) southwest of the state capital, Jaipur, 576 km (358 mi) southwest of Alwar, 248 km (154 mi) west of Kota, and 250 km (155 mi) northeast from Ahmedabad.

In the former Rajputana Agency, Udaipur is the historic capital of the kingdom of Mewar.

The Sisodia clan of Rajputs ruled the Mewar and after founding city of Udaipur by Maharana Uday Singh in 1553, its capital was shifted from Chittorgarh to Udaipur

After India became independent the Mewar province became part of Rajasthan.

It is also known for its Rajput-era palaces apart from its history, culture, and scenic locations.