Jagdish Temple in Udaipur Famous for its Beautiful Carvings

Jagdish Temple is a famous 16th century Hindu temple at Udaipur, Rajasthan, India.

Jagdish Temple, UdaipurJagdish Temple, Udaipur.

Built by Maharana Jagat Singh, the erstwhile rules of Udaipur. This temple is constructed in Indo-Aryan style of architecture (a combination of Maha Maru and Maru-Gurjara architecture). The temple stands on a tall terrace. The construction of the temple was completed in 1651. At the main gate, there are two huge stone elephants. 32 marble steps takes you to the main shrine.

The temple has a double-storey Hall (Mandapa in local language, Hindi). This hall has another storey tucked within the bell-roof. There is a double-story sanctum in the temple. The 79 feet high spire is decorated with sculptures of elephants, horsemen, dancers and musicians. The spire has two or more non-functional stories.

Lord Jagannath (Lord Vishnu) is the main deity at Jagdish Temple. The main deity of Lord Jagannath is carved from a single black stone. The temple was originally called ‘temple of Jagannath Rai’. The temple is famous for its beautiful carvings.

How Do I Go to Jagdish Temple?

Jagdish Temple and the Udaipur city Palace are situated inside the City Palace Complex. Many roads converge near the Udaipur city palace complex.

Udaipur is well connected by road, rail and air transport to other parts of the country. UDZ is the station code for Udaipur railway station. Maharana Pratap International Airport at Udaipur is at 22 kilometers from the heart of Udaipur city.

Is There Any Good Udaipur Hotels Near Jagdish Temple?

Udaipur is famous for its Luxury hotels, comparable to the very best in any part of the world. Taj Lake Palace Hotel (one of the most romantic hotels in the world), The Oberoi Udaivilas and Leela Palace Udaipur, etc. are some of the leading Udaipur hotels. There are many Five star hotels and budget hotels in Udaipur, catering to the needs of the tourists to this historic town.

What are the Timings of Jagdish Temple?

Jagdish Temple opens at 4.15 a.m. and is open till 1.00 p.m. The temple again opens at 5.15 p.m and closes at 8.00 p.m. on all days.


Udaipur – The City of Lakes & Palaces And It’s Culture & Heritage

Udaipur is historic capital city of the erstwhile kingdom of Mewar. The city is dotted with a large number of artificial lakes and hence known as “Lake City”. This historic city is best known for its culture, history, palaces and scenic locations. The city is located at an altitude of 1,962 feet or 598.00 meters.

Udaipur Palace at nightUdaipur Palace at night

Maharana Udai Singh, King of Mewar, founded this city in the year 1553. He shifted the capital of his Kingdom of Mewar from Chittorgarh to Udaipur. king also made a city wall extending six kilometers in length, with 7 gates and is known as the walled city or old city.

There are a large number of lakes, all of which are interlinked. This helps in recharging ground water levels of city’s water resources. Lakes in the city are Lake Pichola, Fateh Sagar Lake, Rang Sagar, Kumharia Talab, Swaroop Sagar, Goverdhan Sagar. There are three lakes on the upper basin of the city and one lake on the lower basin. Ahar River feeds these lakes.

Taj Lake Palace. Palace Hotel

The city palace, one of the most important historical places, is situated alongside Lake Pichola. Now it has been converted into a heritage hotel, Taj Lake Palace Hotel. This Hotel Palace, situated in Lake Pichola, is considered as one of the most romantic hotels in the world.

What are the Leading Udaipur Hotels?

This city is blessed with lot of High end Luxury hotels, comparable to the best in the world. Other than Taj Lake Palace hotel, The Oberoi Udaivilas is a leading hotel and was rated as world’s No 1 Hotel in 2015. Oberoi Udaivilas hotel is on the banks of Lake Pichola over 50 acres of land, which were the hunting grounds of Maharana of Mewar. The Hotel property includes 20 acres of wildlife sanctuary for Deer & wild Boar. The Oberoi Udaivilas itself is designed to look like city of Udaipur, with its seven lakes linked by canals. Leela palace Udaipur is another leading hotel from Leela group of hotels, a leading luxary hotel chain in India.

Other than the three above mentioned 5 star hotels, there are many budget hotels also, suiting the budget of all kinds of tourists.

Bagheri ka Naka Dam

Bagheri ka Naka Dam is situated at around 50 kilometers distance from Udaipur. It is well known picnic spot for people of nearby cities. The Dam overflows during  rainy season, and hundreds of people take bath in the overflown waters. The dam is named after the village, Bagheri.

How Do I Go to Udaipur?

This historic city is located 403 kilometers south-west of Jaipur, the capital of the State. If you are coming from Ahmedabad city, Udaipur is 250 kilometers north-east from Ahmedabad.

Udaipur city railway station with station code UDZ, is the major railway station in Udaipur. Maharana Pratap International Airport or Udaipur Airport or Dabok Airport is nearest airport, at 22 kilometers East of Udaipur City.