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Lake Palace, Lake Pichola,Udaipur


Udaipur is a city, a municipal corporation and the administrative headquarters of the Udaipur district in the state of Rajasthan in western India. It is located 403 kilometres (250 mi) southwest of the state capital, Jaipur. Udaipur is the historic capital of the kingdom of Mewar in the former Rajputana Agency.

Udaipur is a very popular tourist destination. Apart from its history, culture, and scenic locations, it is also known for its Rajput-era palaces. It is often called the "Venice of the East", and is also nicknamed the "Lake City" or "City of Lakes".


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Jag Mandir , Lake Pichola ,Udaipur
Jag Mandir is a palace built on an island in the Lake Pichola. It is also called the "Lake Garden Palace". The palace is located in Udaipur city in the Indian state of Rajasthan. Its construction is credited to three Maharanas of the Sisodia Rajputs of Mewar kingdom. The construction of the palace was started in 1551 by Maharana Amar Singh, continued by Maharana Karan Singh (1620–1628) and finally completed by Maharana Jagat Singh I (1628–1652). It is named as "Jagat Mandir" in honour of the last named Maharana Jagat Singh. The royal family used the palace as a summer resort and pleasure palace for holding parties.


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Bhairon Singh Shekhawat
Bhairon Singh Shekhawat
B. (1923-10-23)October 23, 1923 – d. May 15, 2010(2010-05-15) (aged 86)

Bhairon Singh Shekhawat was the 11th Vice-President of India. He served in that position from August 2002, when he was elected to a five-year term by the electoral college following the death of Krishan Kant, until he resigned on July 21, 2007, after losing the presidential election to Pratibha Patil. Shekhawat was a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), a leading member of the National Democratic Alliance at the time of election. He served as the Chief Minister of Rajasthan three times, from 1977 to 1980,1990 to 1992 and 1993 to 1998.


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The 'fall' at Lake Fatehsagar

The 'fall' at Lake Fatehsagar

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  • ...that Udaipur is home to the world's second largest Zinc producer Hindustan Zinc
  • ...that Jains make about 10% of Udaipur's population as comapred to the National Average of 0.37%


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