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Native ameUdaipur
DistrictUdaipur district
Nearest cityAhmdabad, Kota, Jaipur, Indore
Total Area14.3 sq mi (37 km2)
Altitude600 m
Total Population559317 (2001)
Other information
Time zoneIST (UTC+5:30)

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Udaipur ( ) (उदयपुर), also known as the City of Lakes, is a city, a Municipal Council and the administrative headquarters of the Udaipur district in the state of Rajasthan in western India. It is located 403 km (250.4 mi) southwest of the state capital, Jaipur, 248 km (154.1 mi) west of Kota, and 250 km (155.3 mi) northeast from Ahmedabad. Udaipur was the historic capital of the former kingdom of Mewar in Rajputana Agency.

Apart from its history, culture and scenic locations, it is also known for its Rajput-era palaces. The Lake Palace, for instance, covers an entire island in the Pichola Lake. Many of the palaces have been converted into luxury hotels. It is often called the "Venice of the East" and is also nicknamed the "Lake City".

Lake Pichola, Fateh Sagar Lake, Udai Sagar and Swaroop Sagar in this city are considered some of the most beautiful lakes in the state.

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