Foundation of Udaipur
The Shifting of Capital and Capture of Chittorgarh Fort
A prominent sun is hereditary Udaipur's history, as Maharana Udai Singh is claimed to be the successor of Sisodias who are known to be the descendants of the Sun god. Sisodias are the most valiant warrior clan, claimed to be the oldest clan to ever raise a flag and rule a territory in Rajasthan. Chittorgarh was the original capital of the country of Maharana Udai Singh, Mewar, and an expanse of the Rajputana. The capital was shifted to Udaipur due to the frequent attacks by the Mughals. The king made a wise choice, as predicted by the Sage the Aravalli protected the capital Kingdom from Mughals. The vicious Mughals strike with no mercy, but the natural boundaries and bravery of Rajasthan held the line. It was the year 1568 when the Mughal Emperor managed to capture the Chittorgarh Fort and other parts of Mewar. But, soon after the capital ship was transferred, Mewar regained a firm grip and recaptured most of their territory, but with an exception to the Chittorgarh Fort.
The Battle of Haldighati
The Present Day Udaipur
The rich and eventful history of Udaipur and the royal city is cherished by the tourist due to its artsy architecture and royal lineage. There are a number of monuments and places where you will find the traces of Udaipur's history that the descendants of the Sun God left behind. The places like Bagore Ki Haveli, City Palace Udaipur, Lake Palace Udaipur, Jag Mandir Palace and Maharana Pratap Memorial are some handful of the places depicting the history of Udaipur.
It is a wasteful effort to craft the vibrant history of Udaipur and the city itself in words. But the best attempt was by the Prince of Wales and he quoted, 'The traveller who goes there first is liked to be a man who begins his banquets with a masterpiece and is worried to find the other dish rather dull'. With that said you must have an impression of what Udaipur is all about, so what are you waiting for just pack up and march onwards Rajasthan!