History of Udaipur City

A view via a well carved lattice window of an elaborate edifice

With this blog, take a step back in time as we reveal the intricate history of Udaipur. The history of Udaipur is as fascinating as its stunning scenery, from its founding by Maharana Udai Singh II to its current status as a symbol of Rajput's bravery and artistic prowess. At Parallel Hotel Udaipur, we not only provide luxurious accommodation amidst this architectural splendour but also serve as your gateway to exploring the captivating living history of this city. Join us to uncover the history that crowns Udaipur as a jewel of India.

The Story Behind the City of Udaipur

the delicate colours of an Udaipur palace facade set against a light sky, showcasing the city's graceful domes and curves

There is a narrative that goes roughly like this about the origins of the beautiful city of Udaipur. When Maharana Udai Singh was hunting in the Aravalli Hills, he once got to meet a holy sage. The King was advised by the Sage to found a kingdom in the agricultural valley, which would be well-sheltered by the high Aravalli Hills. Then, in 1557 A.D., Maharana Udai Singh laid the foundation stone for Udaipur. The former capital of the Rajput kingdom of Mewar was Chittorgarh. The Sisodias, who declared themselves to be the offspring of the Sun God, were succeeded by Maharana Udai Singh. It is believed that the Sisodias are the world's oldest governing family. The Sisodias are considered to be the most formidable warrior tribe in Rajasthan. A further explanation for moving the capital from Chittorgarh to Udaipur was the ongoing enemy attacks.
Udai Singh moved the entire kingdom to Udaipur to protect Chittor from the Mughal emperor Akbar's attack in 1568. Due to the Aravalli Hills' barriers, Udaipur was naturally safe. Udaipur has grown into a complete metropolis since then. The Sisodias gradually reclaimed their independence once the Mughal Empire was defeated. Except for Chittorgarh Fort, they retook the majority of Mewar. Up until its transformation into the royal territory of British India in 1818, Udaipur remained the capital of Mewar. The Government of India was handed the position by the Maharaja of Udaipur upon India's independence in 1947. Mewar was incorporated into the state of Rajasthan at that point.

Significance of Udaipur City

A blurry foreground revealed the Udaipur metropolis, with the shadows of mountains and the brightness of lights in the backdrop

Udaipur is well-known for its rich traditional legacy, which is deeply ingrained in the lives of its residents. It is evident in much of the behaviour and conduct of the populace and provides them with a strong sense of community. Udaipur residents view their heritage as the most significant aspect of their lives, and the city has done a remarkable job of preserving it. While there are many other Indian cities with rich historical traditions, none of them compare to Udaipur's extensive and well-preserved historical legacy.

The city's social scene and climate are exceptionally welcoming, making it a favourite among tourists. Its wealth of historical and religious landmarks consistently attracts domestic and international visitors alike. With the city on an upward trajectory in terms of tourism growth, its culture remains dynamic, even influencing other regions and cities across India.


Importance of Udaipur City

Udaipur's classic architecture is on display on a typical Rajasthani balcony that is elaborately embellished with complex carvings and vivid colours

The significance of Udaipur is intricate, involving elements of history, culture, architecture and economy. Its role as the Mewar kingdom's capital in the past reflected the valour and honour of the Rajputana people. Culturally speaking, it's a thriving hub for customary crafts, festivals, and arts that highlight the area's rich history. Architecturally, Udaipur mesmerises with its stunning palaces and intricate designs, making it a global attraction. Furthermore, its burgeoning tourism sector not only fuels economic development but also safeguards its heritage.

 View of Udaipur the City of Lakes located around water lakes and hemmed in lush green hills of Aravallis
As dusk approaches, Udaipur's palaces and lakes are bathed in a warm glow that creates a silhouette of the city against the Aravalli Hills

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