Udaipur is a city of dreams and surprises. It is a city which is not only known for its beauty in the country but in the whole world. There are a lot of places and sites which attracts a large number of people from all over the world so it is not needed to tell how beautiful Udaipur is to not only its residents but people from all around the world.
The city is rich in terms of History and Culture. It has a different story behind everything it has, be it forts or palaces, and be it festivals or people. There are lots of interesting and amazing facts about the city but we have gathered the most unheard facts about Udaipur for you which will leave you surprised and spellbound. So, get ready for the surprises.
Udaipur’s tree house is in Limca book of world records
Once upon a time, a businessman named KP Singh proposed the idea of building a tree house upon a 65 years old Mango tree without cutting a single branch of the tree. The idea was so raw and difficult that when he took this idea of his to different architects and engineers around the city, none of them agreed to it.
One day his wish got fulfilled and the tree house got constructed just the way he wanted it to be without any damage to the tree and its branches. Surprisingly, the tree wasn’t made by some architect or civil engineer but a small artisan of Surat with the academic qualification of just grade seven. This tree house was later featured in the Limca book of world records.
The jungle book ‘Oodeypore’
Udaipur is a city which inspires writers, artists, and painters. It is the home of imagination. And that is exactly why it inspired Rudyard Kipling to include the place in his famous book ‘The Jungle Book’. In this book, ‘Bagheera’, the Black Panther belonged to the placed called ‘Oodeypore’ which is actually Udaipur. If you pronounce both of these names, the pronunciation is the same. It is said that Kipling was inspired by the elegance and the beauty of the city and that’s why he thought to include it in his book. How great and wonderful the city it is to inspire such a great artist, isn’t it?
World’s most romantic hotel
Udaipur is undoubtedly a city of romance. It seems like love multiplies itself in the huge white forts and palaces. But did you know Udaipur is the home of world’s most romantic hotel?
Lake Palace or Jag Niwas was once a summer palace of Sisodia rulers. Later it was converted into a hotel which is now a heritage hotel run by Taj group. The hotel is situated in the middle of Lake Pichola and is voted as the most romantic hotel in the world. This luxury hotel has 83 rooms and suites which features amazing and splendid white marble walls. The aura and the view from the hotel are so spell bounding that it captures the heart of all the couples that seek love from the city.
Asia’s best solar observatory
We all are familiar with the famous Lake Fatehsagar. Have you ever seen a white solar observatory situated right in the center of Lake Fatehsagar? And did you know this solar observatory is the best solar observatory in entire Asia? It is considered the best because it is situated at the center of a Lake and the air turbulence is low around the water as compared to land. Apart from that, the sky conditions of Udaipur are also favorable, thus it adds up as an advantage to study the movement of the sun. So now every time you look at the observatory, keep this in mind that you’re looking at Asia’s best solar observatory.
Second largest wall of the World
After the Great Wall of China, Kumbhalgarh fort near the Udaipur district has the largest continuous wall measured more than 38 kilometers surrounding the fort. Surprisingly, even after being the second largest wall in the world, you cannot see the fort and the wall unless you are within a half mile of it.
This way of construction was intentional and had a great strategy behind it. Back then, the kings and the rulers of Mewar used to reside in the fort. The fort was designed in such a way that it would not be visible to the enemies and thus, they kept themselves safe. The 38 kilometers long wall was constructed in order to protect the entire fort from the attacks of the enemies.
Second largest artificial freshwater lake in Asia
Jaisamand Lake or Dhebar Lake which is situated at a distance of 48 km from the city, is the Second largest artificial freshwater Lake in Asia. In 1685, Maharana Jai Singh constructed the lake after making a dam at Gomti River. The Lake is 14 km wide and approximately 102 feet deep. It has the circumference of 48 km. There are total three islands in the lake which are inhabited by the Bhil Manas. The two bigger islands are known as Baba ka Magra and the smaller island is called Piari.
Udaipur is a city of wonder. Once you visit Udaipur, you never know what you will be able to see and know. You’ll never know which part of history will come flashing right in front of you through the palaces and forts that will tell you different stories every time you visit them.
Now, that you know these lesser-known facts about Udaipur, you can brag the fresh knowledge you have acquired in front of your friends. Meanwhile, if you have any other fact related to the city, please share with us in the comment section. We will be glad to hear them.