Jewels of Northern India Tour 2014
February 19th - March 3rd, 2014
DELHI – AGRA – BHARATPUR - JAIPUR – JODHPUR – UDAIPUR – DELHI
 


 

March 1st Jodhpur to Udaipur

Afternoon arrival in Udaipur and after hotel check in, we will enjoy Afternoon Tea

On the banks of the shimmering lake Pichola, is one of the most romantic cities of Rajasthan. Nestled among the lush hills of the Aravalis, it has inevitably been dubbed the 'Venice of the East'. It is a kaleidoscope of fairy-tale palaces, lakes, temples, gardens and narrow lanes strewn with stalls, carries the flavour of the heroic past, epitomizing valor and chivalry.

Founded in 1568 A.D by Maharana Udai Singh, the city is a harmonious Indian blend of whitewashed buildings, marble palaces, lakeside gardens, temples and Havelis. According to the legend, Maharana Udai Singh, the founder was hunting one day when he met a holy man meditating on a hill overlooking the Lake Pichola. Maharana followed the advice of the hermit and founded the city. The marvelous architecture of the palaces is spell bounding.

Maharana Udai Singh enlarged the lake after he founded the city. He built a masonry dam known as Badipol and the lake is now 4 km long and 3 km wide. This picturesque lake encloses the Jag Niwas Island and the Jag Mandir, another island in the Lake Pichola, which is known for its garden courtyard. Shah Jahan took refuge here while revolting against his father. The City Palace extends along its eastern banks.

Hotel Fateh Garh
Perched on a hill within the very heart of Lake City Udaipur Hotel Fateh Garh is heritage hotel with lake view and has derived from the Urdu word for victory 'Fateh', and 'Garh' or fortress in Sanskrit. Hotel Fateh Garh is based on vaastu principles which is vedic architectural style for balance and harmony of nature’s forces, it has interplay of the male and female aspects which is found more obviously in the spaces referred to as the Mardana Mahal, bold and exhibitionist - traditionally, the palace of the gentry; and the Zanana Mahal, intimate and delicate - traditionally, the palace of ladies. This Heritage Hotel was on the Hot List of Conde Nast Traveller in 2009. You enter the hotel through two guarded gates leading up a winding pathway to the spacious lobby. Hotel Fateh Garh, a Heritage Renaissance Resort - Sanctuary, perched on the edge of Udaipur city in the Aravalli ranges, with 360° commanding views, welcomes guests with style and traditional fanfare in this heritage palace.
Accommodation at Fateh Garh is in airy, oversized, comfortable rooms with great views of the surroundings hills
and the city of Udaipur.

 


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