Udaipur, an inevitable location in the tourist map of Rajasthan has got almost everything to entertain the travelers with diverse interests. The Udaipur city
is visited by numerous tourists from different states of India and foreign countries every day. The main thing attracts the tourists to Udaipur is the historic monuments, palaces and lakes built in the city during the 16th and 17th centuries. The palaces and forts built by Rajaputs in the area lies in and around the lake city. It will be difficult to have a visit to all of these locations in one day. These historic sites, located kilometers away from the center of the city are popular destinations chosen by the people reside in the city to celebrate their weekend getaways.
Chittorgarh Fort, Ranakpur, Dhebar Lake, Mount Abu, and Ghanerao Castle are some of the well known locations for the weekend getaways in Udaipur. The locations situated around the city of Udaipur and visited by the people in the city on their holidays host many historic temples, magnificent forts and beautiful wildlife sanctuaries. A description about different weekend getaway destinations in Udaipur is given below:
The Chittorgarh Fort, one of the largest forts India is located around 110 kilometers away from the city of Udaipur. This fort, located at a high distance from the sea level, on a hill, stands aside the beautiful Gambheri River in Chittorgarh and can be considered as one of the important location chosen by the people in Udaipur to make their weekend getaways adventurous as well as entertaining. The history of the fort, built by the Maurya rulers starts in the 7th century. The architectural wonders within the compound of the fort, spreads in 700 acres are capable enough to make a trip to the location unforgettable.
Ghanerao Castle is an ancient royal castle located in a small town called Ghanerao, near to Udaipur. The location is a perfect place to have a week end visit to. The castle built by a Mewar soldier named Gopal Das Rathore, in the 17th century has numerous sights reflecting the glory of the ancient Mewar clan. The Ghanerao Castle, which remains intact, has well embellished walls with ancient paintings and structures built with marble and sandstone. A trip to the location from the city of Udaipur requires 4 hours of journey by the road, which will provide the real experience of celebrating the weekend with family. The temples and other tourist locations near to the spot make it a more favorable location for weekend getaways.
The Mount Abu is a popular hill station located 150 kilometers away from the city of Udaipur. The Mount Abu, in Sirohi district, in the state of Rajasthan has a beautiful area spreads over 20 kilometers of length and 9 kilometers of width. The location would be perfect for the people who love to make their weekends adventurous and fun full. The Guru Shikhar peak, a peak of 5,650 feet height from the sea level is an important attraction of Mount Abu. The climate and the lush green forest in Mount Abu attract the lovers of beautiful natural sights to the location.
Dhebar Lake, the second largest artificial lake in Asia can be a perfect location to spend some good time with the family and friends on the days of weekend. The lake also known in the name Jaisamand Lake in the surrounding regions has a wide area of 87 square kilometers. The lake made by human efforts in the 17th century wonders the large no. of travelers arriving here from different places. People from Udaipur usually visit this lake located about 15 kilometers away from the center of the city. The Jaisamand Wildlife Sanctuary and Dhebar Lake are situated close to each other and the tourists to the Dhebar Lake can enjoy both the beauty of the lake and wild life by a trip to the location.
Jaisamand Wildlife Sanctuary
Wildlife Sanctuary is the best location to watch the beauty of the wild life close and clear in Rajasthan. The sanctuary is located just a few kilometers away from the famous Dhebar Lake and attracts a large no. of visitors every year. The sanctuary spreads over a huge area of 162 square kilo meters and protects a large no. of species. It would be amazing to watch the diverse wild life in Jaisamand Wildlife Sanctuary including the animals and plants in a green atmosphere with the family. People commonly reach this location followed by a visit to the famous Dhebar Lake.
Ranakpur is one of the most prominent weekend getaway destinations in Rajasthan. The ancient Jain temples in Rankpur are considered as the most important attractions of the location. The location hosting beautifully carved Jain temples is one of the major five holy places of the Jain community in India. These temples built with light colored marbles, in the 16th century can provide a unique experience of knowing the history of the rich culture of Jain community in India closely. The four faced temple located about 160 kilometers distant from Udaipur is a favorite destination of the people in the lake city to explore on the weekend days.
Haldighati is a well known historical site, located about 100 kilometers away from the historic city of Udaipur. The meaning of the Hindi word 'Haldi' is turmeric and the yellow colored soil commonly found in the area gave the name “Haldighati" to the location. This place, witnessed several battles in the historic times, would be good choice to spend the weekend for the lovers of historic places.