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The city of Udaipur is merely a few minutes away from Mountain Ridge, though this short distance ensures that whilst Udaipur can be very noisy, Mountain Ridge enjoys peace and quiet. The Udaipur of today embodies ancient and modern architecture and culture making it the fascinating city that it is. Below the palace lies the beautiful, island studded Lake Pichola, whilst stretching downhill away from the palace to the North and East is the Old City; a maze of narrow, winding streets that hide many a wonder amongst the homes and shops of the local people. The famous sites of Udaipur include the palace complex, the lovely gardens of Sahelion-ki-Bari, Bagore-ki-Haveli, the splendid Jagdish Temple and Moti Magri by Fateh Sagar Lake. Just outside the city, are the magnificent Royal Cenotaphs, the Monsoon Palace and Shilpgram Craft Village.

Whilst Udaipur has more than its fair share of monuments, you should take time to break away from the herd and head off at random down one of the Old City lanes. The further you get away from the beaten tourist tracks, the more the sheep in you diminishes and the more the Dr. Livingstone materializes! You will catch a glimpse of the way of life here more than anywhere; children collecting water from a hand pump, the elderly folk chatting on a doorstep, children playing games with an old wheel or a stick, women threading flowers to make garlands or forming plates out of leaves, hawkers and merchants selling their wares. This fundamental view of Udaipur is the Udaipur of yesterday, today and tomorrow.

 Chittorgarh-Fort Kumbhalgarh_Fort  Eklingji Ranakpur_Temple

Chittorgarh-Fort                                      Kumbhalgarh-Fort                                              Eklingji                             Ranakpur Jain Temple