I had seen a few pictures of Udaipur, which I had come across in a magazine, through my reading. Those pictures were enough to intrigue me about the beautiful city of Udaipur. It was when I saw these pictures, that I decided I wanted to visit Udaipur. In fact, the picture I saw of the Lake palace hotel was the most tempting of all the pictures. This picture had a full view of the Lake palace hotel.
I had read about Udaipur in a tourist guide before booking my flight to the city. The tourist guide said that the best time to visit Udaipur is the month of December and so I decided to go there in December. I took a flight from Mumbai to Udaipur and one of the first things I realized after reaching the city is that the evenings are pleasant and the afternoons are hot. Udaipur is called the city of lakes. When I went out shopping in Udaipur, I realized that its one of the best places in India to shop for traditional Rajasthani clothes.
The name of Udaipur is derived from the former ruler of Udaipur Maharana Udai Singh of Mewar. In order to adjust itself to modern times, the city of Udaipur has converted many of its havelis into moderately charged hotels. The cost of the rooms in these hotels, which have been converted from havelis into hotels, is reasonable. These costs are very less, especially when compared to a 5 star hotel.