Udaipur, known as the City of Lakes. It is located 403 km (250 mi) SW of the state capital, Jaipur. Udaipur is the historic capital of the kingdom of Mewar. It was founded in 1559 by Maharana Udai Singh II.
It is also known for its Rajput-era palaces. The Lake Palace, for instance, covers an entire island in the Pichola Lake.
The Lake Palace was built in 1743-1746. It is made of marble and is situated on Jag Niwas island in Lake Pichola. It was originally built as a royal summer palace, but is now a luxury 5 Star hotel, operating under the “Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces” banner.