(Last Updated on : 29/04/2013)
Udaipur district is located in the state of Rajasthan, in the western part of India. The historical city of Udaipur is the district headquarters of the Udaipur district. The district has a rich historical legacy, and this tradition is still carried forward in the cultural life of the state. The various festivals celebrated by the district are a must see site when on a visit here. Most of the times, these festivals are held to mark the advent of a particular season, such as Teej which marks the beginning of the monsoons and the Mewar festival which celebrate the onset of spring. Further details regarding the district of Udaipur are furnished below.
Location of Udaipur District
Udaipur district is located in the state of Rajasthan. It lies between the north latitudes of 23 degrees 46 minutes and 25 degrees 5 minutes, and the east longitudes of 73 degrees 9 minutes and 74 degrees 35 minutes. The district of Udaipur is bounded on the northwest by the Aravali mountain range, across which lie Sirohi
and the Pali district
. It is bounded on the north by the Rajsamand district
, on the east by the Chittorgarh district
, on the southeast by Banswara district
, on the south by the Dungarpur district, and on the southwest by the state of Gujarat
. It is part of the Mewar
region of Rajasthan.
Geography of Udaipur District
The district is generally hilly. The western portion of the district is drained by the Sabarmati River
, which originates in the Aravali range of Udaipur district and flows south into Gujarat. The northern portion of the district is drained by the tributaries of the Banas River, including the Ahar River
, which flows through the city of Udaipur. The southern and central portion of the district is drained by the tributaries of the Mahi River
, including the Som River and the Gomati River. Dhebar Lake
, also known as Jaisamand Lake, has an area of 50 km square (20 square miles) when full, and was created in the 17th century when Rana Jai Singh of Udaipur built a marble dam across the Gomati.
Administration of Udaipur District
The Udaipur division consists of six districts. The Divisional Headquarters is situated in Udaipur. The following districts comprise the Udaipur division: Udaipur, Rajsamand, Chittorgarh, Banswara
, Dungarpur and Pratapgarh. The office of the Divisional Commissioner is situated in the campus of Commissioner Office, Udaipur. Udaipur is the largest district of the division and administrative control and monitoring of this division is carried out mainly from here. District Magistrate and Collector is the head of District Administration. He is assisted by two Additional District Magistrates-
Additional District Magistrate (City)
Additional District Magistrate (Administration)
For administration and development, the district is divided into seven sub-divisions viz Girwa, Kherwada, Mavli, Vallabhnagar, Kotda, Jhadol and Salumber. These sub divisions are further divided up into Tehsils and sub-tehsils.
Culture of Udaipur District
Culture of Udaipur district is seen exhibited in the various festivals that are celebrated in the district. These festivals are celebrated with a lot of fun and gaiety, and are usually held to mark the advent of a particular season. Like the Teej festival
heralds the advent of the monsoon season, and the Mewar festival is held at the onset of spring. A number of traditional dances, songs and other cultural programs are put up during these festivals which are a real sight to behold when on a visit here. Shilpgram
is a crafts village which holds a ten day festival exhibiting the various traditional art and craft forms of the state, and is a must-visit when on a trip to Udaipur.