Inside of a temple at sunrise in India Udaipur
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The jewel of Rajasthan. Udaipur, India
The serene city of Udaipur, nestled alongside Lake Pichola and surrounded by the ridges of the Aravalli Range, offers a captivating setting that is unparalleled in Rajasthan. The city is filled with palaces, temples, and decorated homes called havelis. The bustling markets, arts scene, heritage hotels and idyllic countryside all add to its appeal.
Tourists and devotees who come to Udaipur must also visit the Jagdish Temple; an Indo-Aryan masterpiece constructed in 1651 CE. Dedicated to Lord Vishnu, this temple is celebrated for its carved pillars, ceilings and beautifully painted walls that leave spectators spellbound. Commissioned by Maharana Jagat Singh, the temple is renowned for being the biggest of its kind.