UDR-Udaipur Architectural Travel Guide

UDR-Udaipur Architectural Travel Guide


  • Title: UDR-Udaipur Architectural Travel Guide
  • Author: Shikha Jain and Mayank Gupta
  • Publisher: Altrim Publishers
  • Publication Year: 2021
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-84-949330-3-5

About the Book

Udaipur located in eastern Rajasthan State of India, was founded as the capital of erstwhile Mewar kingdom in the 16th century. It has a unique and diverse living cultural heritage with its multiple layers of historic fabric and a network of lakes. The proposed guide book on Udaipur will showcase its rich repository of Mewari art and architecture. It is divided into two main sections. The first section of the book will cover the founding of the city, its evolution and growth since 16th century and its heritage (tangible and intangible) types including lakes and step wells, gates and city wall, forts and palaces, havelis, temples, public buildings and memorials, historic gardens and various crafts clusters within the city. The second section of the book will focus on special six itineraries designed to experience the living heritage of the historic city.

It also includes two entire itineraries to the region’s historic hill fort capitals preceding Udaipur, Chittorgarh and Kumbhalgarh.

Collectively, the itineraries are designed to cater to a diverse range of architectural interests and to help prioritize with respect to availability of time. The guide also includes practical facts for the touring visitor.


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About the Author

Dr Shikha Jain, architect, is the Director of DRONAH and has vast experience in cultural heritage of India ranges from steering conservation projects for various state governments to preparing conservation plans funded by international organizations such as the Getty Foundation, World Monuments Fund and advising ASI on World Heritage. She graduated in architecture from the School of Planning and Architecture (SPA), Delhi, followed by a Masters in Architecture from the Kansas State University, USA and Doctorate from De Montfort University Leicester. She has published several papers and books

Dr Mayank Gupta is born, brought-up and educated in his hometown, Udaipur. He has been working with Maharana of Mewar Charitable Foundation (MMCF), The City Palace, Udaipur since 2003. As a Deputy Secretary – Development for MMCF his key responsibilities at the foundation include not-for-profit consulting, brand building, organization development, governance, documentation and execution of capacity building initiatives. Dr. Gupta is also the Convener of Maharana Mewar Foundation Annual Awards Distribution Ceremony since 2008. Conceptualization and compilation of a book on 50 years of MMCF trust and excellence from 1969 – 2019 is his yet another recent achievement. All in all, Dr. Gupta truly represent a well read and a well-researched academician turned management professional in non-commercial sector.

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