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|Nickname(s): "City of Lakes"|
|Founded by||Maharana Udai Singh II|
|Elevation||600 m (2,000 ft)|
|• Official||Hindi, English|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Telephone code||+91- 294|
|Nearest cities||Jodhpur, Chittorgarh, Kota, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Indore|
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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