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Udaipur City Palace - Peacock Wall

Udaipur City Palace - Peacock Wall

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BEYOND THE CITY: JAISAMAND LAKE (48 km.), the second largest artificial lake in Asia, with beautiful marble chhatris around an embankment, each with an elephant in front, and the summer palaces of Udaipur's queens. Nearby is the JAISAMAND WILDLIFE SANCTUARY. KUMBHALGARH (84 km.), the most important fort in the Mewar region after Chittor. JAGAT (58 km.), with its ancient Ambika Mata Temple. NAGDA, 1 km. from Eklingji, original capital of the Mewar Dynasty; interesting temples. HALDIGHATI (40 km.), the battlefield where Maharana PRATAP SINGH I valiantly defied superior Mughal forces (1576); in the same area is the chhatri (memorial) to Pratap's amazing horse, CHETAK. NATHDWARA (48 km.), a popular pilgrimage site because of its important shrine of Sri Nathji. RAJSAMAND LAKE (65 km.), a vast waterway created by Maharana RAJ SINGH I (1660). RANAKPUR (98 km.), one of most important and largest Jain temple complexes in India, an extremely beautiful religious site in a remote and peaceful valley.

June 19, 2008 new by vinav puneet (1 point)

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