Facts About Udaipur
Udaipur is a city in the state of Rajasthan in India.
Kumbhalgarh Fort built by Rana Kumbha has the longest wall which is second only to the ‘Great Wall of China’.
Udaipur was founded in 1558 by Udai Singh II of the Sisodia clan of Rajput when he shifted his capital from the city of Chittorgarh to Udaipur after Chittorgarh was besieged by Akbar.
The Ahar Riverbank was inhabited in about 2000 B.C. There are footprints of two different civilizations, which provides claims about earliest inhabitants of the Ahar culture: the first ones are the Bhil/Bheels, the indigenous tribes originated at this place, and are still residing in the area in large numbers.
Udaipur is known as the “City of Lakes”.
Jaisamand Lake or Dhebar Lake is considered as the second largest artificial lake in Asia.
Most Common languages spoken in Udaipur include Hindi, English and Rajasthani (Mewari).
Udaipur remained as the capital city till 1818 when it became a British princely state, and thereafter the Mewar province became a part of Rajasthan when India gained independence in 1947.
The Udaipur city covers an area of 64 km2 and lies at an altitude of 598.00 m (1,962 ft) above sea level.
Udaipur is located at 24.525049°N 73.677116°E.