Rajsamand, Rajasthan

Wedding city of Udaipur

Rajsamand is a very small city in the south of India’s biggest state, Rajasthan. To give you an idea of how small it is, here is a fact – Rajsamand’s total population is not even 70,000. Yes, that’s how small the city truly is. Not many people know about this lovely town, most people haven’t even heard about the place. Despite its size, Rajsamand packs a huge punch, it has a variety of things to offer to you.

Places to Visit

  • Rajsamand Lake
  • Kumbhalgarh Fort
  • Haldighati
  • Bagheri Naka
  • Kunteshwar Mahadevji Temple
  • Kankroli Temple
  • Pratap Park
  • Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Celebration Mall

Rajsamand Lake

One of Rajsamand’s best tourist attraction is The Rajsamand Lake. The lake gets its name from the king who built it in the district. Rajsamand Lake is not huge but humongous. The lake covers almost half the city’s mainland. The lake is set in the lovely backdrop of mountains which add to the view. Also, age old stone establishments and steps to get to the well make the already beautiful lake even more pleasant to watch. The lake is also one of the cleanest in India which will allow you to truly enjoy while you are lakeside. The best time to visit the lake is in the evening when the gleam of the evening sun lights up the whole lake and dyes it in a shade of orange. It is a breath-taking sight which you can witness from the amazing viewpoints at the lake.

Kumbhalgarh Fort

One of the best forts of Rajasthan is in Rajsamand. Kumbhalgarh fort is a massive hill fort which dates back to the 14th century. Kumbhalgarh fort is the birthplace of one of Rajasthan’s greatest kings Maharana Pratap. The fort has been declared as a UNESCO World Heritage site due to its sheer importance and precise preservation. The fort has the longest continuous wall, and tops the list amongst all forts. The grandiose Kumbhalgarh fort is visible from many kilometres away clearly and you will know when you have reached. The fort encompasses many temples in itself which are architectural marvels. The fort has stood the test of time and has one of the best architectural design and spacing. The sheer magnificence charms all who visit the fort.

“Kumbhalgarh Fort was the huge walls around the fort around 34 KM long. It is a Great Wall of India, which is second largest wall in the world after a Great Wall of China.”

Bagheri Naka

There is yet another beautiful picnic spot named after the village Bagheri. Bagheri Naka or Bagheri Dam has become one of the favorite places for people to visit during monsoon. This place is flooded with people during weekends, which is quite obvious because of its striking beauty. Perfect place for a small getaway with friends or family.

Be very cautious while you step in the water, the base may be slippery which might cause you to fall, also some brittle stone or glass pieces might hurt you real bad so just don’t be barefoot. It should be watchful during the time the dam overflows.

Pratap Park

The park capabilities a -sized letter sculpture studying “I LOVE UDAIPUR”, with a view Lake Pichola and the City Palace inside the heritage. The open health club incorporates mechanical structures and equipment that may be utilized by traffic free fee.

There is also an acupressure strolling tune, round 250 m in period, that runs across the outlines the lawn. The park is equipped with solar lights, Neem fertilizers, and recycled cement slurry tiles. Pratap Park is located in a as an alternative far flung area and has no direct public shipping connection. Visitors can reach to this area handiest thru non-public automobile or employed taxi or rickshaw.

Kunteshwar Mahadevji Temple

Here is a temple of Lord Shiva Worshipped and founded by Mata Kunti and Pandavas during Agyatvas. Hence it is known as Kunteshwar Mahadevji and it is very miraculous temple. Venerates visits all the days, specially on monday.

Celebration Mall

It is a shopping mall in Udaipur two km from Fateh Sagar Lake. The mall is built on the historical theme and houses many utility services. It was developed by Advance India Projects Limited. The mall is made with the facade of stone along with 23 water bodies cascading fountains inside the mall. Prestige Group has acquired the Celebration Mall.

What To Eat

  • Daal Bati
  • Gatte
  • Pitod ki Sabji
  • Papad ki sabji
  • Ker-Sangri ki sabji
  • Bajre ki roti with oodles of Ghee and Gur (jaggery)
  • Kheech topped with ghee

“Don’t forgive to try Mirch-Bade”

Where To Eat

  • Gajanan Hotel
  • Kumbhal Palace Restaurant

Where To Stay

  • Depgarh Mahal
  • Sardargarh Heritage Hotel.

How To Reach

  • On a daily basis there are approximately 6 flights that operate at Maharana Pratap Airport.Air India and SpiceJet are the most popular airline brands that fly frequently to this airport.
  • By road Rajsamand is surrounded by Udaipur, Chittaurgarh, Bhilwara which are 33.62 km, 48.96 km, 49.56 km away respectively. These places are ideal spots for people to plan their short weekend break.

Best Time To Visit

October to March are the best months to visit Rajsamand. Even though Rajsamand is accessible throughout the year, but it is scorching in summers and even in monsoons with temperatures reaching up to 42 degrees Celcius. The winters are relatively cooler with the days having an average temperature of 26 degrees Celcius while the nights are as cool as 9 degrees Celcius.

Travel Tips

  • If you are traveling by an auto-rickshaw, it is important to negotiate the fare in advance to avoid paying unnecessarily high prices as there are no fixed rates on meter systems in place.
  • Beware of touts near popular temples and sites who may try to extort money by posting as tour guides.
  • Avoid visiting during summer to escape the scorching heat.

6 thoughts on “Rajsamand, Rajasthan

  1. I’ve read a little about Udaipur about it’s close border to Pakistan… I know that there is this border where Sikhs gather to look into a telescope a sacred monument which is on the other side of the border in Pakistan. Correct me if I am wrong.

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