All about the history of 'Udaipur', Rajasthan
All about the history of 'Udaipur', Rajasthan

Udaipur, a royal city, still known for its royalty. It is also known for its picturesque surroundings. There are many ancient monuments, massive palaces, architectural temples and beautiful lakes fascinate people to visit the ancient land of the Royalty.We today inform you its magnificent history. 

The romantic city Udaipur was capital of Mewar rulers for centuries. Maharana Udai Singh once met a holy sage when he was on his hunting expedition in the Aravalli Hills. The Sage told Raja Udai Singh to establish a kingdom in the fertile valley that would be well-protected by the elevated Aravalli Hills. So Maharana Udai Singh established first stone in Udaipur in 1557 A.D.

Maharana Udai Singh was a successor of the Sisodias and they are believed to be the oldest ruling family in the World. Sisodias are recognized as the most powerful ruler of Rajasthan. Chittorgarh was prior capital of Mewar then shifted to Udaipur. An another reason for shifting the capital from Chittorgarh to Udaipur was constant attacks of enemies.

In 1568 when The Mughal emperor, Akbar attacked to chittorgarh, Udai Singh shifted the whole kingdom to Udaipur. Udaipur was surrounded by Aravalli Hills so better protected. Since that time, Udaipur developed into a full-fledged city. Sisodiyas recaptured most of the parts of Mewar with the exception of the Chittorgarh Fort.

However, Udaipur continued to be the capital of Mewar, till 1818 when it became the princely state of British India. When India got independent in 1947, the Maharaja of Udaipur granted the place to the Government of India then Mewar was merged into the state of Rajasthan. And now a important part of Rajasthan.



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