Udaipur

city in Rajasthan, India

Udaipur, also called the "City of Lakes" or the "Kashmir of Rajasthan," is a major city, municipal corporation and the administrative headquarters of the Udaipur district in the Indian state of Rajasthan.[2] It is the historic capital of the kingdom of Mewar in the former Rajputana Agency. It was founded in 1553 by Maharana Udai Singh of the Sisodia clan of Rajput,[3] when he shifted his capital from the city of Chittorgarh to Udaipur.

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Evening view, City Palace, Udaipur.jpg
Udaipur palace night.jpg
From Top to Bottom: Evening view of the city, City Palace complex
Nickname(s): 
"City of Lakes"
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Location in Rajasthan, India
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Udaipur (India)
Coordinates: 24°35′N 73°41′E / 24.58°N 73.68°E / 24.58; 73.68Coordinates: 24°35′N 73°41′E / 24.58°N 73.68°E / 24.58; 73.68
Country India
StateRajasthan
DistrictUdaipur
Founded byMaharana Udai Singh II
Government
 • BodyUdaipur Municipal Corporation
 • MayorChandra Singh Kothari (BJP)
Elevation
600 m (2,000 ft)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Metropolis451,110
 • Metro
474,531
Language
 • OfficialHindi, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
313001- 313024
Telephone code+91- 294
Vehicle registrationRJ-27
Nearest citiesJodhpur, Chittorgarh, Kota, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Indore
ClimateBSh
Websitewww.udaipur.rajasthan.gov.in

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Udaipur City Census 2011 data". Census2011. Retrieved 22 December 2017.
  2. "Udaipur City Census 2011 data". census2011.co.in. Census Population 2015 Data. Retrieved 31 August 2015.
  3. UDAIPUR: Since 1553 CE!-Its Founding & a Concise Photo Fact-File. Ranawat, P. S., 2014. ISBN 978-81-929881-0-8. Kumbha Exclusives, India.