Udaipur is a city in northwest India in the south of the state of Rajasthan with a population of 450,000 (census 2011). Udaipur was the capital of the kingdom of Mewar . Before Udaipur was Chittorgarh its capital. In 1568, captured the Mughal emperor Akbar, Chittorgarh and the then Raja of Mewar Udai Singh moved the capital to Udaipur. After India’s independence in the state of Mewar was Rajasthan integrated.
Udaipur is the economic and cultural center to the integration into the Indian Union in 1948 politico relatively independent region of Mewar and is now a big tourist center dar. In Udaipur is the Udaipur Solar Observatory . Through a national commercial airport ( Maharana Pratap Airport ) New Delhi via Udaipur is connected to the international air transport network.
Several lakes, especially Lake Pichola, are located in the downtown area. The big maharaja ‘s palace, which ruled until 1956, the Maharana of Mewar, is today a museum and a hotel. Below the palace entrance is the Jagdish Temple. Udaipur, located in particular the Lake Palace Hotel, located in Lake Pichola, was the location for Fritz Lang’s films The Tiger of Bengal and The Indian Tomb (both in 1958/59) and part of the James Bond film, Octopussy with Roger Moore .