Udaipur is also identified as the “City of Lakes” is a capital in the state of Rajasthan in India. It is the momentous capital of the kingdom of Mewar in the former Rajputana organization. It was founded in 1558 by Udai Singh II of the Sisodia clan of Rajput when he shifted his capital from the city of Chittorgarh to Udaipur after Chittorgarh was inundated by Akbar. It remain as the capital city till 1818 when it became a British princely state and afterwards the Mewar region became a part of Rajasthan when India gained self-government in 1947.
The city is located in the southernmost part of Rajasthan, near the Gujarat border. It is bounded by the Aravali Range, which separate it from the Thar Desert. It is approximately 660 km from Delhi and approximately 800 km from Mumbai, placed roughly in the middle of two major Indian metro cities. As well, connectivity with Gujarat ports provide Udaipur a planned geographical advantage. Udaipur is well connected with nearby cities and states by means of road, rail and air transportation services, including Maharana Pratap Airport. Common languages spoken contain Hindi, English and Rajasthani (Mewari).
The most romantic spot on the continent of India by British superintendent James Tod, Udaipur is a tourist end and is known for its history, culturebeautiful locations and the Rajput-era palaces. It is commonly known as the “City of Lakes” because of its complicated lake system. It has seven lakes surrounding the city. Five of the main lakes, namely Fateh Sagar Lake, Lake Pichola, Swaroop Sagar Lake, Rangsagar and Doodh Talai Lake have been included under the reinstallation project of the National Lake preservation Plan (NLCP) of the Government of India. Besides lakes, Udaipur is also known for its historic forts and palaces, museums, galleries, natural locations and gardens, architectural temples, as well as conventional fairs, festivals and structures. The Udaipur economy is mainly driven by tourism, though minerals, marble processing, chemical manufacturing and development, electronic industrialized and the handicraft industry are also contributors. Udaipur hosts a number of state and regional public offices, including offices of Director of Mines and Geology, officer of Excise, officer of Tribal Area Development, Hindustan Zinc Limited, and Rajasthan State Mines and Mineral company Limited. Besides, Udaipur is rising as educational centre as well, with 5 Universities, 14 colleges and above 160 high schools. Udaipur is home to IIM Udaipur, the fifth best management organization in the country according to NIRF ranking released by MHRD.