Udaipur – the City of Lakes and "Venice of the East" – was the capital of the former princely state of Mewar. Known the world over for its vibrant culture, rich history, majestic palaces and matchless scenic beauty, Udaipur is regularly selected by tourism magazines as one of the Best Cities in the World.
For centuries before the words sustainability and conservation were used, co-existing with nature has been at the very core of life in this region. The rugged terrain and spectacular natural beauty have been nurtured through the ages. The stewardship model of monarchy here, with service as its highest value, has stood the test of time for more than 700 years. Wildlife sanctuaries, nature preserves and mesmerizing architecture are all part of a unique setting that distills the essence of India.
Udaipur is the gateway to many mid-sized companies, entrepreneurial ventures and dynamic NGOs that are making Rajasthan a hub of economic and social change. IIMU has established close ties with many of them for student internships, research projects, case studies and guest lectures.
Udaipur is located about 400 km southwest of the state capital, Jaipur, and 250 km northeast of Ahmedabad. It has several daily direct flights from Mumbai and Delhi and frequent connecting flights from Bangalore, Chennai and Kolkata. The airport is a convenient 20 km from the city center with reliable prepaid taxi service. The city lies on the Golden Quadrilateral (National Highway 8) midway between Delhi and Mumbai, with Ahmedabad a 4 hour drive. Rana Pratap Railway Station is located only 2.5 km from campus and has direct trains to all major cities in India. Within the city the main mode of transportation is auto rickshaws which are easily accessible from the MLSU gate. Hired cars are also readily available.