About Rajsamand | Tourist Attractions in Rajsamand | How To Reach Rajsamand | Where To Stay in Rajsamand
Rajsamand is one of the 33 administrative districts of Rajasthan Carved out from the erstwhile district of Udaipur established on 10th April, 1991, and named after the famous lake "Rajsamand" built by Maharana Raj Singh. The district is surrounded by Ajmer in North, Pali in West, Udaipur in South and Bhilwara in East.
Rajsamand district is considered to be the major producer of Marble in the state and also single major producer in the country. It has huge resources of marbles and minerals and industries based on these minerals are located at various places in the district.
Many embellishing arches and magnificent 'chhatris' adorn the embankment. Sixty-five kms from Udaipur, it is arguably the most beautiful lake in Rajasthan. There are beautiful 'torans', gardens and carved 'chhatris' around the lake. The sunset at the lake is absolutely splendid.
Tourist Attractions in Rajsamand
The Pristine Rajsamand Lake:
This royal lake is located 66km from Udaipur, one of the numerous artificial lakes found in the Mewar region, built by Rana Raj Singh I in 1660. It is 4 miles long and 1.75 miles wide with continuous water supply from river Gomti.
By the lake is the Nauchowki (Nine Pavilions) - an elegant stepped embankment with several decorative arches and pavilions built by Raj Singh.
Another interesting feature is 27 stone slabs - Raj Prahasti - carved in 17th century, which mention the history of the state of Mewar in a verse of 1017 stanzas - the longest Sanskrit inscription known in India....more on Rajsamand Lake in Rajsamand
64 k.m. north west of Udaipur and birthplace of Maharana Pratap, Kumbhalgarh is the second most important citadel of Mewar after Chittorgarh. The Aravali ranges protect this impregnable fortress. Thirteen mountain peaks surround it. It is built on the top most ridges, 914 meters above sea level.
Seven huge and imposing gates stand like sentinels at the approaches and seven ramparts, one being folded within another with crenellated walls strengthened by rounded bastions and immense watch towers, make this an impregnable mountain fortress. It was built by Rana Kumbha (1419-63). It's serpentine 36 kilometers long wall is thick and broad enough for eight horses to ride abreast.
This wall is second only to the 'Great Wall of China'. There are 360 temples within the fortress, out of which a Shiva temple placed with huge SHIVALINGA makes it worth visiting....more on Kumbhalgarh Fort
Only 2 km. West of Haldi Ghati, lies the tomb of Chetak. After being seriously wounded and loosing a leg in the fierce battle of Haldi Ghati, Chetak dutifully carried his master, Maharana Pratap, safely to this place and at last after crossing a stream, fell dead. Here stands a monument constructed and dedicated to the memory of this royal steed.
Adjacent to the tomb, there is a temple of Lord Shiva. It appears that the Great Animal Chetak lies here in eternal sleep at the feet of his lord 'Pashupatinath'.
Haldi Ghati(The Yellow Vale):
A narrow pass runs south to north-east and ends in a plain where the famous battle of Haldighati was fought in 1576 between Maharana Pratap and the forces of Emperor Akbar. The colour of the soil here is yellow like turmeric (Haldi). Hence the valley is also known as Haldighati.
Badshahibaug situated near the Haldighati is famous for 'CHAITRI-GULAB'. The rose water and 'Gulkand' (Rose Petal Jam) which has tremendous medicinal value and sweet taste as well.
British author Col. James Todd described Haldighati as "Thermopile of Mewar" in his famous book 'Anals and Antiquities of Rajputana'.
How To Reach in Rajsamand
Fly Away: The nearest airport is Udaipur (Dabok), it is about 67 Kms from Rajsamand.
On Tracks: Direct Train is available from Marwar Junction and Mavli Junction.
On Wheels:Direct Buses are available from Jaipur, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Kota, Bhilwara, Ajmer, Beawer, Ahmedabad, Indore and New Delhi.
Where To Stay in Rajsamand
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