Distance from Rustic Pines is about 16 km
Situated on the Jag Niwas Island in the middle of Lake Pichola, the Lake Palace is the most compelling of Udaipur’s attractions. It was built by Maharana Jagat Singh II almost two and a half centuries ago and is now revered as the Taj Lake Palace, one of the most beautiful and romantic hotels in the world. With the Aravalli Hills and city palace as backdrop, the beauty of the Palace and its surroundings is further accentuated.
The Lake Palace is one of the most photographed monuments of Rajasthan. Capture the monument in all its beauty as it shimmers in the moon light in the midst of Lake Pichola.
The James Bond film Octopussy was shot in Udaipur. A racy chase sequence with 007 dipping in and out of Udaipur’s maze-like lanes, auto rickshaws and what not, this film stole away many hearts. The Lake Palace Hotel served as the floating palace in the movie.
An old Haveli on the waterfront of Lake Pichola, Bagore ki Haveli, is situated right on the waterfront of Lake Pichola at the Gangori Ghat. Built in the eighteenth century, Bagore ki Haveli has more than hundred rooms and displays traditional costumes, modern art, a huge collection of Mewar paintings and glassworks. Don’t miss folk dances and cultural performances (Dharohar) at this haveli during evenings.
Opening Closing Time
Daily: 10 am to 5:30 pm
Dharohar: 7 pm to 8 pm
Dharohar- Adult/Child: Rs. 60/Rs. 30
Distance From Rustic Pines Is about 12km
Distance from Rustic Pines Is 120 about km
Kumbhalgarh (“Kumbhal fort”) is a Mewar fortress on the westerly range of Aravalli Hills, in the Rajsamand district near Udaipur of Rajasthan state in western India. It is a World Heritage Site included in Hill Forts of Rajasthan. Built during the course of the 15th century by Rana Kumbha, Kumbhalgarh is also the birthplace of Maharana Pratap, the great king and warrior of Mewar. Occupied until the late 19th century, the fort is now open to the public and is spectacularly lit for a few minutes each evening. Kumbalgarh is situated 82 km northwest of Udaipur by road. It is the most important fort in Mewar after Chittaurgarh.
In 2013, at the 37th session of the World Heritage Committee held in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Kumbhalgarh Fort, along with five other forts of Rajasthan, was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site under the group Hill Forts of Rajasthan.
Several important places of Jain pilgrimage like the beautiful Ranakpur and Rishabhdeo Temples are also situated close to Udaipur. These temples are centuries old and adorned with intricate carvings. One of the five major Jain pilgrimage centres, the Ranakpur Temple complex is famous for its immaculate architecture and the Chaumukha Temple, dedicated to the first Jain Tirthankara, Lord Adinath.
Distance From Rustic Pines Is about 11km
Distance From Rustic Pines Is About 14km
The beautiful Jag Mandir Palace sits majestically on an island on the magnificent Lake Pichola. The construction of this palace was completed by Maharana Jagat Singh in the mid-17th century and was used as a summer resort by the royal family.
The palace is an architectural marvel adorned with marble structures of eight elephants, spacious courtyards and gleaming white marble tiles. The views surrounding the palace are spectacular, especially during sunset.
Opening Closing Time
10 am to 5 pm
Lake Pichola, situated in Udaipur city in the Indian state of Rajasthan, is an artificial fresh water lake, created in the year 1362 AD, named after the nearby Picholi village. It is one of the several contiguous lakes, and developed over the last few centuries in and around the famous Udaipur city. The lakes around Udaipur were primarily created by building dams to meet the drinking water and irrigation needs of the city and its neighborhood. Two islands, Jag Niwas and Jag Mandir are located within Pichola Lake, and have been developed with several palaces to provide views of the lake.
There are four islands on the lake:
Distance from Rustic Pines Is about 14.5km