Located in the Aravalli ranges of Rajasthan, Udaipur is situated 405 km from the state capital Jaipur. The city is well connected through air, rail, and road to other important cities of India. Udaipur offers a fascinating blend of sights, sound and experiences. Since medieval times, the city has inspired poets, painters and writers. Founded in 1559 and named after Maharana Udai Singh, the capital of the Sisodia dynasty was shifted here from Chittor. According to legend, the Maharana out hunting one day met a holy man meditating on a hill overlooking the Lake Pichola. The hermit told him to build a palace at that very spot, as it would be well protected. The Maharana followed the holy advice and Udaipur came into being. Today, Udaipur is among the better-known tourist destinations of India. Summers in Udaipur is quite hot but Winters are relatively pleasant and is the best time to visit this historic city.