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Udaipur

Venice of the east


Metropolitan City

City palace, Udaipur


Nickname(s): White City and The City of Lakes and
Venice of the east

Udaipur
Location in Rajasthan, India

Coordinates:
Country
State

24.58N 73.68ECoordinates:
24.58N 73.68E
India
Rajasthan

District
Udaipur district
Area
Total
64 km2 (25 sq mi)
Elevation
600 m (2,000 ft)
Population (2011)<[1]
Total
598,685
Rank
6th
Density
242/km2 (630/sq mi)
Languages
Official
Hindi,
Time zone
IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN
313001/24
Telephone code 0294
Vehicle
RJ-27
registration
Jodhpur, Kota, Jaipur, Indore,
Nearest city
rajsamand
Website
www.udaipur.rajasthan.gov.in
Udaipur pronunciation (helpinfo), is a city, a municipal corporation and the administrative
headquarters of the Udaipur district in the state of Rajasthan in western India. It is located 403
kilometres (250 mi) southwest of the state capital, Jaipur and 250 km (155 mi) northeast from
Ahmedabad. Udaipur is the historic capital of the kingdom of Mewar in the former Rajputana
Agency. The Sisodia clan of Rajputs ruled the Mewar and its capital was shifted from
Chittorgarh to Udaipur after founding city of Udaipur by Maharana Udai Singh. The Mewar
province became part of Rajasthan after India became independent.
Udaipur is a very popular tourist destination. Apart from its history, culture, and scenic locations,
it is also known for its Rajput-era palaces. The Lake Palace, for instance, covers an entire island
in the Pichola Lake. Many of the palaces have been converted into luxury hotels. It is often
called the "Venice of the East", and is also nicknamed the "Lake City" or "City of Lakes".[2][3]
Lake Pichola, Fateh Sagar Lake, Udai Sagar and Swaroop Sagar in this city are considered the
most beautiful lakes in the country.

Contents

1 History

2 Geography and climate


o 2.1 Tourism

3 Culture

o 3.1 Udaipur in popular culture

4 Transport
o 4.1 Air
o 4.2 Rail
o 4.3 Road
o 4.4 Local transport

5 Places nearby

6 Sports

7 Education

8 Media

9 Handicrafts

10 Demographics

11 See also

12 References

13 External links

History
Main article: Udaipur State
Statue of Maharana Pratap of Mewar, commemorating the Battle of Haldighati.
Udaipur was founded in 1559 by Maharana Udai Singh II[4] as a new capital of the Mewar
kingdom, located in the fertile circular Girwa Valley to the southwest of Nagda, on the Banas
River, the first capital of Mewar. This area already had a thriving trading town, Ayad, which had
served as capital of Mewar in the 10th through 12th centuries. The Girwa region was thus
already well-known to Chittaud rulers who moved to it whenever the vulnerable tableland
Chittaudgadh was threatened with enemy attacks. Maharana Udai Singh II, in the wake of 16th
century emergence of artillery warfare, decided during his exile at Kumbhalgadh to move his
capital to a more secure location. Ayad was flood-prone, hence he chose the ridge east of Pichola
Lake to start his new capital city, where he came upon a hermit while hunting in the foothills of

the Aravalli Range. The hermit blessed the king and asked him to build a palace on the spot,
assuring him it would be well protected. Udai Singh II consequently established a residence on
the site. In November 1567, the Mughal emperor Akbar laid siege to the venerated fort of
Chittor, which was reduced to one of the 84 forts of Mewar.

Aerial view of City Palace on Lake Pichola


As the Mughal empire weakened, the Sisodia ranas, and later maharanas (also called the
Guhilots or Suryavansh), who had always tried to oppose Mughal dominance, reasserted their
independence and recaptured most of Mewar except for Chittor. Udaipur remained the capital of
the state, which became a princely state of British India in 1818. Being a mountainous region and
unsuitable for heavily armoured Mughal horses, Udaipur remained safe from Mughal influence
in spite of much pressure. The rajvansh of Udaipur was one of the oldest dynasties of the world.
Maharana Mahendra Singh Mewar of the Royal Family of Udaipur is the current symbolic ruler
of the city.

Geography and climate


Udaipur is located at 24.525049N 73.677116E.[5] It has an average elevation of 598.00 m
(1,962 ft). It is located in the southern region of Rajasthan and is close to Gujarat. It has five
major lakes, which are under restoration with funds provided by the National Lake Conservation
Plan (NLCP) of the Government of India:[6]

Fateh Sagar Lake

Rangsagar Lake

Pichola Lake

Swaroopsagar Lake

Dudh Talai Lake

Udaisagar Lake

Udaipur Panorama from Jag Mandir Island


Udaipur's autumn / winter climate is the most appealing time to pay her a visit. Tourists arrive in
numbers, anytime between mid-September to late March or early April. Even in January, the
coldest month, the days are bright, sunny and warm with maximum temperature around 28.3 C
(82.9 F). Mornings, evenings and nights are cold with minimum temperature around 11.6 C
(52.9 F) especially if there is a slight breeze in the air.[7]
[hide]Climate data for Udaipur

Month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul

37.4

39.8

37.3

Aug Sep

Oct Nov Dec Year

Average
24.2 26.9 32.8
33.9 30.3 32.6 33.3 29.3 20.5 31.8
(99.3 (103.6 (99.1
high C (F) (75.6) (80.4) (91)
(93) (86.5) (90.7) (91.9) (84.7) (68.9) (89.2)

20.2

Average low 7.0


9.1 14.3
25.0 26.1 24.5 23.2 21.4 16.9 11.7
7.7
17.2
(68.4
C (F) (44.6) (48.4) (57.7)
(77) (79) (76.1) (73.8) (70.5) (62.4) (53.1) (45.9) (63)
)

Average
3.5
2.0
1.2
6.6 18.2 92.7 188.8 205.1 96.2 19.1 17.2
3.6
precipitatio
654.3
(0.138 (0.079 (0.047 (0.26 (0.717 (3.65 (7.433 (8.075 (3.787 (0.752 (0.677 (0.142
n mm
(25.76)
)
)
)
)
)
)
)
)
)
)
)
)
(inches)

Source: IMD

Tourism

City palace complex

The Udaipur Palace Complex at night

City Palace

Jagdish Temple

Sajjangarh Palace flood-lit during late evening

Nehru Garden on an island in Fateh Sagar Lake

Udaipur Bathing Ghat

Jag Mandir

Lake Palace

Sukhadia Circle at Night


City Palace, Udaipur
Main article: City Palace, Udaipur
Standing on the east bank of Lake Pichola is a massive series of palaces built at different times
from 1559. The balconies of the palace provide panoramic views of the "Jag Niwas" (the Lake
Palace Hotel). They also have views of Jag Mandir on one side and the city of Udaipur on the
other. Its main entrance is through the triple-arched gate - the Tripolia, built in 1725. The way
now leads to a series of courtyards, overlapping parations, terraces, corridors and gardens. There
is a Suraj Gokhda, where the maharanas of Mewar presented themselves in the times of trouble
to the people to restore confidence. The Mor-chowk (Peacock courtyard), gets its name from the
mosaics in glass decorating its walls. The chini chitrashala is noteworthy while a series of wall
paintings of Krishna are on display in Bhim Vilas. There are numerous other palaces such as
Dilkhush mahal, Sheesh mahal, Moti mahal and Krishna vilas - in memory of a princess of
striking beauty who poisoned herself to avert a bloody battle for her hand by rival princes. Now
the palace contains many antique articles, paintings, decorative furniture and utensils and attracts
thousands of visitors every day. Celebration mall (Highest rated mall of Rajasthan) that is India's
first and only Heritage mall, is now serving as a tourist attraction destination.
The former guesthouse of the city palace, Shiv Niwas Palace and the Fateh Prakash Palace have
been converted into heritage hotels.
Lake Palace
Main article: Lake Palace
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.
Jag Mandir
Main article: Jag Mandir
Jag Mandir is another island in Lake Pichola which is known for its garden courtyard. Shah
Jahan took refuge here while revolting against his father. There is a restaurant run by the HRH
group of hotels.
Monsoon Palace

Main article: Monsoon Palace


Monsoon Palace also known as Sajjan Garh Palace The summer resort of the Maharajas is atop
the hill overlooking all of the lakes. This palace had a way to collect rain water for consumption
all year around.
Jagdish Temple
The Jagdish Temple is a large Hindu temple in the middle of Udaipur. It was built by Maharana
Jagat Singh Ist in 1651 A.D. It is an example of Indo - Aryan architecture. This temple is a great
example of architecture and art. The area is the main tourist place in the city. You can also find
some special kind of things like rajasthani dress, paintings etc.
Fateh Sagar Lake
Main article: Fateh Sagar Lake
Fateh Sagar Lake is situated in the north of Lake Picholas. It was originally built by Maharana
Jai Singh in the year 1678 AD, but later on reconstructed and extended by Maharana Fateh Singh
after much destruction was caused by heavy rains. In 1993-1994, the water vanished from the
lake, but in 2005-2006, the lake regained its water.
Lake Pichola
Main article: Lake Pichola
Lake Pichola has two islands, Jag Niwas and the Jag Mandir. This lake is 4 km long and 3 km
wide, originally built by Maharana Udai Singh II. There are many ghats, like the bathing and
washing ghats, which can be approached through boats from the City Palace of Udaipur (Bansi
Ghat). In the heart of the lake the Lake Palace stands, which is now converted into a heritage
palace hotel. The lake remains fairly shallow even during heavy rains, and gets dry easily in
times of severe drought.
Saheliyon-ki-Bari
Main article: Saheliyon-ki-Bari
Sahelion ki Bari was laid for a group of forty-eight young women attendants who accompanied a
princess to Udaipur as part of her dowry. The gardens set below the embankment of the Fatah
Sagar Lake have lotus pools, marble pavilions and elephant-shaped fountains. These fountains
are fed by the water of the lake gushing through ducts made for the purpose.
Gulab Bagh and Zoo
Main article: Gulab Bagh and Zoo
A rose garden laid out by Maharaja Sajjan Singh is situated near the palace on the east side of
Lake Pichhola. A library in the garden has a collection of ancient handwritten manuscripts and
books. Some of the part of the Satyarth Prakash have been written in this library. Styarth Prakash
stup is situated in Gulab Bagh. Within the garden, there is a zoo with tigers, leopards, Chinkara

gazelle, birds, and many wild animals. Children can enjoy mini train, track of which covers the
main part of the garden and the zoo.
Bharatiya Lok Kala Mandal
A museum of folk arts. It also hosts puppet shows in its auditorium.
Maharana Pratap Memorial or Moti Magri
Atop the Moti Magri or Pearl Hill, overlooking the Fatah Sagar Lake is the memorial of the
Rajput hero Maharana Pratap with a bronze statue of the Maharana astride his favourite horse
"Chetak".[8]
Bagore-ki-Haveli
This is an old building built right on the waterfront of Lake Pichola at Gangori Ghat. The haveli
now stages Rajasthani traditional dance and music.
Ahar Museum
Main article: Ahar Cenotaphs
Located about 2 km east of Udaipur is a cluster of cenotaphs of the Maharanas of Mewar. There
are about nineteen cenotaphs of Maharanas cremated there. One cenotaph is that Maharana Amar
Singh, who reigned from 1597 to 1620. Nearby is also Ahar Museum, where on display is
limited but very rare earthen pottery, as well as some sculptures and other archaeological finds.
Some pieces date back to 1700 BC, and a tenth-century metal figure of Buddha is a special
attraction.
Shilpgram
A crafts village located northwest of Udaipur, Shilpgram hosts an annual crafts fair which is one
of the biggest in India; people from different states in the country have stalls showcasing their art
and crafts work.[9]
Udaipur Solar Observatory
Main article: Udaipur Solar Observatory
Asia's only solar observatory, the Udaipur Solar Observatory, is situated on an island in the
middle of the Lake Fatah Sagar.

Culture

City seen from the Palace

Udaipur in popular culture


Udaipur is mentioned under the spelling Oodeypore in Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book as the
birthplace of Bagheera, the fictional panther in the king's Menagerie.
Because of its picturesque and scenic locations, Udaipur has been the shooting location for many
Hollywood and Bollywood movies. Indian sections of the James Bond film Octopussy were
filmed in the city,[10] the Lake Palace, and the Monsoon Palace. The nearby desert was the
backdrop of the remarkable rescue of Octopussy (Maud Adams) by Bond (Roger Moore). Some
scenes from the British television series The Jewel in the Crown were filmed in Udaipur. The
Disney channel film, The Cheetah Girls One World, was shot in Udaipur in January 2008.
Additional non-Indian movies/TV serials filmed in Udaipur include: Darjeeling Limited,
Opening Night, Heat and Dust, Indische Ring, Inside Octopussy, James Bond in India, Gandhi,
and The Fall.
Some of the Bollywood movies shot here are Guide, Mera Saaya, Phool Bane Angaray,
Kachche Dhaage, Mera Gaon Mera Desh, Jalmahal, Yaadein, Return of the thief of the bagdad,
Eklavya: The Royal Guard, Dhamaal, Jis Desh Mei Ganga Rehta Hai, Chalo Ishq Ladaaye,
Fiza, Gaddaar, Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke, Khuda Gawah, Kundan, Nandini, Saajan Ka Ghar,Yeh
Jawaani Hai Deewani,Ramleela, In addition, many Bollywood films' songs were filmed in
Udaipur. Udaipur is also the setting of Star Plus's hit serial Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai. TV
serials Swayamber of Rakhi Sawant and Swayambar of Rahul Mahajan on NDTV Imagine also
filmed here at Hotel Fatehgarh. A hit historical show by Contiloe Telefilms named "Maharana
Pratap" on Sony is shooting in that place. The pop Star Shakira performed in a party on 15
November 2011 of real estate tycoon owner of DLF Kush Pal Singh.The Party was held in Jag
Mandir Palace

Transport
Udaipur is well connected to the major cities of India by land, rail and air.

Air
Dabok airport, also known as Maharana Pratap Airport, is situated in a satellite town about 20
kilometres from Udaipur. Daily Indian Airlines flights connect Udaipur with Jodhpur, Jaipur,
Mumbai and Delhi. There are daily flights from Delhi, Mumbai and Jaipur on Jet Airways and
Indian Airlines. The airport has been renovated by the Airport Authority of India for a possible
International status, but with the lesser political will the airport has remained confined to the
routes mentioned above.

Rail
Udaipur City has direct trains on the broad gauge network to most of the major cities in
Rajasthan and the rest of India such as Khajuraho, Alwar, Jaipur, Kota, Chittorgarh, Ajmer,
Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Ratlam, Indore, Ujjain, Mumbai, Surat, Baroda, and Gwalior [Agra,
U.P.] and a metre gauge network to Ahmedabad. Famous luxurious trains, The Palace on Wheels,
Royal Rajasthan on Wheels, Maharaja Express and The Indian Maharaja have Udaipur as the
scheduled stop on their itinerary. The popular trains connecting Udaipur with the Capital of
India, Delhi are Mewar Express and Chetak Express.

Road
The city lies on the intersection point of East West Corridor, Golden Quadrilateral, National
Highway (NH) 76 and National Highway (NH) 8, midway between Delhi and Mumbai, located
around 700 kilometres from either city. The East West Corridor which starts from Porbandar and
ends at Silchar is intersecting the Golden Quadrilateral and shares the common space from
Udaipur to Chittor. The roads in this part of the country are paved and fit for private vehicles.
One can either drive from Jaipur (around 6 hours), Ahmedabad (4.1/2 hours) or Surat (9 hours)
on NH 8 or Golden Quadrilateral, from Kota (3 hours - EW Corridor or NH 76). Apart from
Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation (RSRTC), there are numerous private operators or
companies provide the bus services to and from the other cities.

Local transport
Unmetered taxis, Private Taxi, Radio taxi, auto rickshaws, and regular city bus services are
available for Udaipur City main roads to Dabok Airport, Badi Lake, and Bedala. City bus route
number 1 runs from Badgaon to Titardi via Hiran Magri and route number 2 runs from Rampura
to Dabok via DelhiGate .[11]

Udaipur panorama with dried Lake Pichola

Fateh Sagar Lake

Places nearby

Nathdwara - Shri Nathdwara (a pathway to Lord Shri Krishna) lies 48 km from Udaipur
and literally means the gateway to the Lord. Devotees throng the shrine in large numbers
during occasions of "Janmashtmi", the day of the Lord's birth, and other festivals like
Holi. It is famous for its pichwai paintings, with Shri Krishna in the centre and is
recognized for profuse use of gold colour.

Ranakpur - A village that is home to one of the most important Jain temples. 1400+
marble pillars support the temple. Opposite the Jain temple is the much older Sun
Temple. Located in Pali District, 110 km north of Udaipur.

Chittorgarh- About 112 km from Udaipur, Chittorgarh was the capital of Mewar from 734
AD to 1559. Chittorgarh Fort is a massive fort situated on a hilltop near Chittorgarh town
in Rajasthan state in India.

Haldighati - A mountain pass in Rajsamand District that hosted the battle between Rana
Pratap Singh of Mewar and the Mughal emperor Akbar. Now a memorial site.

Kumbhalgarh - A 15th-century fortress, built by Rana Kumbha of Mewar, with 36


kilometres of walls. Over 360 temples are within the fort. It also has a wildlife sanctuary.
Located in Rajsamand District, 90 km from Udaipur. The vista from the top of the palace
typically extends tens of kilometers into the Aravalli hills.

Mount Abu - A popular tourist hill station.

Eklingji - Eklingji is a temple complexes situated nearly 22 km in the north of Udaipur. It


was built in 734 A.D. and consists of 108 temples chiseled out of sandstone and marbles;
it is devoted to the royal family of Mewar.

Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary is located in the most rugged of the Aravali in Pali,
Rajsamand and Udaipur districts of Rajasthan. It takes its name after the historic fort of
Kumbhalgarh, which comes into view over the Park. It is 578 km in area and at an
altitude of 500 to 1,300 metres. It is home to a very large variety of wildlife, some of
which are highly endangered species. The wildlife includes wolf, leopards, sloth bear,
hyena, jackal, jungle cat, smabhar, nilgai, chaisingh (the four horned antelope), chinkara,
and hare.

Kankroli and Rajsamand Lake: Dwarakadish Temple, Nau Choukiya, JK Tyre factory

Adinda Parshwnath:A famous jain temple of "Parshwnath ji",42 kilometre from


Udaipur.It was only south faced jain temple in India.

Rishabhdeo: also known as "Kesariya ji" or "Kala Baoji" Famous Jain pilgrimage center
sacred to Jains and local tribals, local name is Dhulev.

Jagat: known as Khajuraho of Rajasthan, famous for Jagadambeshwari Durga temple.

Bambora: fort and Idana mata temple nearby.

Jaisamand Lake: second biggest man-made lake in the Asia.Very picturesque and
beautiful lake has many inhabitable islands.

Udaisagar Lake

Sita Mata Wildlife Sanctuary: It is said that Sita spend her exile period here in Guru
Valmiki ashram, here are many places related to Sita and Luv-Kush. Sita also go into
mother Earth's lap here it is near Bansi, Barisadri and Dhariyawad, famous for flying
squirrel, teak forest, tiger and very big fair of Sitamata is also organized every year in
May. Jakham dam is also inside this sanctuary.

Baneshwar:120 km from Udaipur on Banswara road near Sabla, Jakham, Som and Mahi
river are merged here, every year Kumbh for Aadiwasi's in January month organised.

Galiakot (Mazar-e-Seyadi Fakhruddun Shaheed)

Dungarpur: Gap sagar, city palace

Banswara:Mahi dam and Tripura Sundari temple

Chavand-The Third Capital of Mewar and also the place where Great Maharana Pratap
spent his last 21 years.

Bhinder: fort, pond, temples, Drgah Sultan-ji-Shahhed.

Bandoli: near Chawand, Maharana Pratap's canopy is situated here

Mayaro ki Gufa; Rana Pratap used to keep his arms and ammunitions here.

Molela - A village near Haldi Ghati famous for its red pottery "terracota".

Kamal Nath- near Jhadol, it is said that Ravana the demon king of Lanka worshiped here
of Lord Shiva and offer his head instead of lotus flower to God. Rana Pratap also stayed
here for some time after Haldighati war.

Matrikundia: it is known as Prayag of Mewar, holi place near Rashmi on Banas river
bank.

Sanwaliaji Temple: 70 km east from Udaipur famous krishna temple.

Avari Mata temple: 80 km in east from Udaipur

Jhakham Dam: in Sita mata century

Salumber: fort, pond, temples, famous for Hadi Rani's sacrifice.

Charbhuja ji: at Gadbor village in Rajsamand district, one of the char-dham of Mewar,
90 km in north from Udaipur.

Sardar garh: fort and lotus (Kamal) shaped Alakh mandir [self-realization place of
Mahatma Bhuri Bai]

Laksmanpura: famous for Ram Jharokha,village of notable saint Sri Guman Singh ji,
25 km east from Udaipur

Nauwa: near Khemli 20 km from udaipur, self -realization place for yogivirya Baoji
Chatur Singh ji Mewar.

Bemla: famous for Kurabadia Bheruji, beautiful land-scape, Bemleshwar mahadev,


dhuni.

Tidi Dam: 40 km in south of Udaipur near Zawar mines

Som Kagdar Dam: 65 km in South of Udaipur and near Kherwara

Som-Kamala-Amba Dam: near Aaspur

Nandeshwar ji: 11 km south-west from Udaipur on Jhadol road.

Ubeshwar ji:19 km west from Udaipur

Mansi Wakal dam: 60 km from Udaipur

Keleshwar Mahadeo: 29 km west of Udaipur

Jhameshwar Mahadeo: 22 km in south of Udaipur, mahadeo temple, Ambika mata


temple, water fall and picnic spot

Baghdada:Crocodile park and habitate center, 12 km south of Udaipur

Statue of Shiva: Situated at the beautiful village "Menar" between Udaipur and Chittor 45 km, eastern to Udaipur. This Statue is on the bank of Bhram Sagar.

Sports
Cricket is the most popular sport in Udaipur.[12] Other popular sports include football, hockey,
tennis, badminton, archery, etc. Luv Kush Indoor Stadium is generally used for the indoor sports
especially Badminton and TT.[13] Mahrana Bhupal Singh Stadium is a multi purpose stadium used
for organizing matches of football, cricket and other sports.[13] The lakes provide an opportunity
for the water sports.
For Encouraging Sports in the city and even for encouraging International Sports in this City of
Lakes.A step has been put forward by establishing Khel Gaon (village)or Maharana Pratap
Khel Gaon in Chitrakoot Nagar. It will be committed to 12 sports namely like Basketball,
Volleyball, Tennis, Kho-Kho, Kabaddi, Handball, Archery, Rifle shooting, Judo Karate,
Boxing, Swimming, Squash. The sum of 7.53 crore has already been spent on the main stadium.
At present it has an audience capacity of 15000.
Kayaking and Canoeing Sport Camps have also been started at the Fateh Sagar Lake.

Education
Main article: Schools in Udaipur, Rajasthan
Udaipur has a well-established education infrastructure. There are a number of universities,
colleges and schools meeting the requirements of not only the city but the region and country as
well. The main universities in Udaipur include IIM Udaipur, Mohan Lal Sukhadia University, Sir
Padampat Singhania University and Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture and Technology.
Other educational institutes include College of Technology And Engineering, College of Dairy &
Food Science Technology, RNT Medical College, Bhupal Nobles' College, J.R.N.Rajasthan
Vidyapeeth(Deemed), S S College Of Engineering, Techno India NJR Institute of Technology,
Geetanjali Medical College and Hospital, Pacific Commerce college, Pacific ENG College,
Pacific Dental College & Hospital, Geetanjali Institute of technical studies.
Udaipur is now the first district in Rajasthan to have implemented a smart class system in all the
government schools, enabling them with information and communication technologies(ICT)
infrastructure. This model of ICT in education is getting replicated in all government schools of
ICT infrastructure of Rajasthan State. This ICT based initiation was started on 4 December 2013
by Dept of Education, Udaipur in joint initiative with Moinee Foundation, Jaipur and is
popularly known as Project Utkarsh[14][15]

Media
Newspapers in Udaipur include Hindi dailies as Rajasthan Patrika, Dainik Bhaskar, Navbharat
Times, Amber Ka Darshan, Apranha Times, Udaipur Express, Pratahkal and English dailies such
as The Times of India, The Economic Times, The Hindustan Times, The Hindu, etc. The stateowned All India Radio is broadcast both on the Medium Wave and FM bands (101.9 MHz) in the
city. It competes with Three private local FM stations Big FM (92.7 MHz), My FM
(94.3 MHz) by Bhaskar Group, Radio Tadka [95 MHz].[16] The public broadcaster Doordarshan
(Prasar Bharati) provide a regional channel besides the mainstay channels. DTH is gaining
popularity over private cable operators for television viewing.

Handicrafts
Udaipur is well known for handicrafts such as paintings, marble articles, silver arts and
terracotta.

Demographics
[hide]Population Growth of Udaipur
Census
1891
1901
1911

Pop.

46,700
45,600
46,000

-2.4%
0.9%

1941
1951
1961
1971
1981
1991
2001
2011

59,600
89,600
111,100
162,900
229,800
308,600
389,438
474,531

50.3%
24.0%
46.6%
41.1%
34.3%
26.2%
21.9%

source:[17]

Year
1891
1901
1911
1941
1951
1961
1968
1971
1981
1991
2001
2011
2014

Population growth through the years


Population
46,700
45,600
46,000
59,600
89,600
111,100
133,400
162,900
229,800
308,600
389,438
474,531
598,685

Source:[17] Source:[18]
Religions in Udaipur
Religion

Hindus
Muslims
Jains
Others

Percent

80%
14%
4.7%
1.3%

Distribution of religions
Includes Sikhs (0.2%), Buddhists (<0.2%).
According to the 2011 India census population is 475,150.[19] After expansion of city area limits
in 2013 population became 598,685. Males constitute 53 percent of the population and females
47 percent. Udaipur has an average literacy rate of 62.74 percent, the national average is 79
percent: male literacy is 75.91 percent and female literacy is 49.10 percent.

See also

Udaipur district

Udaipur division

Tourist Attractions in Udaipur

References
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Shilpgram
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Masters, Brian (1990). Maharana: the story of the rulers of Udaipur. Mapin Pub.
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