The city was founded in the mid 16th century after Maharana Udai Singh’s former capital of Chittorgarh was plundered by the Mughal emperor, Akbar. Legend has it that the city was named after Maharana Udai Singh, who on the advise of a holy man, laid the foundation stone of this arrestingly aesthetic location. The Maharana of Udaipur is also the leader of the Mewar Rajputs known to his people as the “Sun King” and has the royal emblem of the sun on his standard.
The Mewar dynasty is one of the oldest in the world. More than seventy six generations have been witness to the grandeur of the Palace which reflects the rich cultural heritage, and the equally impressive traditions of 'royal' regalia.
Cradled in the Western Ghats, Goa is located on the coast of the Indian Peninsula and is bounded by the Arabian Sea on the west, Maharashtra to the north and Karnataka to the south. Also known as 'the pearl of the east', it is famous for its breathtakingly beautiful beaches, Silvery Sand fringed with palms, hill-top forts, little white-washed churches, soaring Portuguese-era cathedrals, Gothic churches, sprawling cashew plantations, coconut groves, intoxicating Feni, bubbly folk music and laid back way of life. With its Sprawling hills, meandering rivers, lush green fields, miles and miles of virgin beach and silvery waterfalls, the gift of nature has endowed Goa with enchanting exquisiteness and idyllic serenity.