From Top to Bottom: Evening view of the city, City Palace complex
|Nickname(s): "City of Lakes"|
|Founded by||Maharana Udai Singh II|
|• Body||Udaipur Municipal Corporation|
|• Mayor||Chandra Singh Kothari (BJP)|
|Elevation||600 m (2,000 ft)|
|• Official||Hindi, English|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Telephone code||+91- 294|
|Nearest cities||Jodhpur, Chittorgarh, Kota, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Indore|
Udaipur, also called the "City of Lakes" or the "Kashmir of Rajasthan," is a major city, municipal corporation and the administrative headquarters of the Udaipur district in the Indian state of Rajasthan. It is the historic capital of the kingdom of Mewar in the former Rajputana Agency. It was founded in 1553 by Maharana Udai Singh of the Sisodia clan of Rajput, when he shifted his capital from the city of Chittorgarh to Udaipur.
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- "Udaipur City Census 2011 data". census2011.co.in. Census Population 2015 Data. Retrieved 31 August 2015.
- UDAIPUR: Since 1553 CE!-Its Founding & a Concise Photo Fact-File. Ranawat, P. S., 2014. ISBN 978-81-929881-0-8. Kumbha Exclusives, India.