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Udaipur
Evening view, City Palace, Udaipur.jpg
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From Top to Bottom: Evening view of the city, City Palace complex
Nickname(s): 
"City of Lakes"
Country  India
State Rajasthan
District Udaipur
Founded by Maharana Udai Singh II
Government
 • Body Udaipur Municipal Corporation
Elevation
600 m (2,000 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Metropolis 451,110
 • Metro
474,531
Language
 • Official Hindi, English
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
313001- 313024
Telephone code +91- 294
Vehicle registration RJ-27
Nearest cities Jodhpur, Chittorgarh, Kota, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Indore
Climate BSh

Udaipur, also called the "City of Lakes" or the "Kashmir of Rajasthan," is a major city, municipal corporation and the administrative headquarters of the Udaipur district in the Indian state of Rajasthan. It is the historic capital of the kingdom of Mewar in the former Rajputana Agency. It was founded in 1553 by Maharana Udai Singh of the Sisodia clan of Rajput, when he shifted his capital from the city of Chittorgarh to Udaipur.

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