A city that once saw the flamboyant era of crowned heads now blends the inherited royalty into its tranquil streets. You may call it 'Venice of the East' or 'City of Lakes' but the elegant 'City Palace', standing on the east bank of Lake Pichola will encourage you to entitle it the 'City of Maharanas'. The waters of Lake Pichola appear to be guarding the Lake Palace situated on the Jag Niwas island, which is now the exchequer of Taj Hotels. You will find yourself glued to the boundaries of the lake as you admire the enticing sunset applauding the Jag Mandir. The Indo-Aryan architecture based Monsoon Palace, Jagdish temple, Maharana Pratap Memorial with its famous light-sound show are few other sites you should put down on your list. The 'daal bati' and 'churma' of any local restaurant when served with convivial smiles will leave your taste buds longing for further stimulation. A great place to visit in the autumn-winter season of the year, Udaipur anticipates your arrival with a Rajasthani 'Padharo' or probably a Gujarati 'tamaru swaagat che'.