Weddings are supposed to be made in heaven. And many people find out the best things about each other only during their honeymoon. Over the last few years, Udaipur has emerged as one of the most popular tourist destinations for people going on their honeymoon. Nestled among the Aravalli hills and surrounded by numerous lakes of exquisite beauty, the erstwhile capital of Mewar is rich in history and culture.
The abundant beauty of the surrounding landscape and tranquil atmosphere of the city attract many people. Here are some of the major tourist attractions of Udaipur which make it the ideal wedding destination: –
Bagore Ki Haveli
Located close to the Pichola Lake, Bagore Ki Haveli is a museum which contains the finest specimens of Mewari culture. Its construction was started in the 18th century by Amir Chand Badwa, who was the chief minister of Mewar. This haveli also served as the residence of Maharana Shakti Singh for a brief residence.
The building has retained a regal touch to the building. The valuables within the building include hand fans, jewellery boxes and copper vessels. This building has more than 100 rooms which have retained their aristocratic touch till date.
One of the major landmarks of the city, the City Palace was built in AD 1559 by Maharana Udai Singh. Situated on the banks of Lake Pichola, the palace is a unique blend of medieval, Chinese and European styles of architecture. The regal ambience of the palace makes it the base place for several couple poses. The palace complex has a total of 11 palaces which were constructed over different periods of time. It contains several courtyards, pavilions, terraces and hanging gardens. The interiors of the palace have many Rajasthani paintings which hang from the walls.
This fort was built by Maharana Kumbha in the 15th century. It was within this fortress that Maharana Pratap, the legendary Rajput king was born. This impregnable fort is located on a ridge measuring 1180 m. It has withstood many attacks in the past and is surrounded by thirteen mountain peaks.
One of the unique features of the fort is its thick wall which covers an area of nearly 15 km. It is the second longest wall in the world after the Great Wall of China. Kumbhalgarh also briefly served as the capital of Mewar.
Built in the middle of the Pichola Lake, the Lake Palace is based on Jagniwas Island. Owned by the Taj group, it is also well known as the Taj Lake Palace. The Aravalli hills in the backdrop create a perfect ambience for people to enjoy a romantic evening. Constructed by Maharana Jagat Singh II, the palace is a perfect example of architecture which includes fretwork screens, gilt moldings and sculpted marbles. Built in the 18th century, the palace turned 5-star hotel has ultramodern amenities. The regal ambience of the Lake Palace makes it an ideal place for a brief stay by young couples.
Salim khan is a wedding planner. He has experience organising photography of different Couple poses at a different weddding destination and improving prewedding shoots.