Udaipur is popularly known as the "City of Lakes." It is a major city in the Indian state of Rajasthan, which serves as the administrative headquarters of the Udaipur district. It was founded by the Rajput ruler Maharana Udai Singh II in 1559 and was the capital of the historic kingdom of Mewar in the earlier Rajputana Agency. The British annexed it into their territory as a princely state in 1818. The region became a part of Rajasthan after independence in 1947. The scenic city is surrounded by the Aravali Range, which separates it from the Thar Desert. Udaipur is a popular tourist destination. It is known for its ancient history, culture, spectacular locations and the palaces of the Rajput-era. It has a sophisticated lake system which earned it the nickname of the "City of Lakes." There are five the major lakes in and around the city. Udaipur is extremely popular for its huge historic forts, marvelous palaces, verdurous gardens, architectural temples, ancient structures, colorful festivals, traditional fairs, historical museums and galleries. Tourism primarily fuels the economy of Udaipur. However, smaller industries such as marble processing, chemical manufacturing, minerals, electronic manufacturing and the handicraft industry are also great contributors to the citys economy. A few popular tourist destinations in and around Udaipur are the renowned Jain Temple at Ranakpur, Chittorgarh, Mount Abu, Udaisagar Lake, Haldighati, Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary, etc.
In February 2003, the RBI gave the license to Kotak Mahindra Finance Ltd to carry on banking business. The head office of the Kotak Mahindra, an Indian private sector bank, is in Mumbai, Maharashtra. It provides banking products and financial services for corporate and retail customers and specialized subsidiaries in the areas of life insurance, investment banking, general insurance, and wealth management.The Bank has 1,369 branches across 689 locations and 2,163 ATMs in the country, as of 31 March 2017. In 2018, it became the second largest private bank in India by market capitalization after the HDFC Bank. Uday Kotak established the Kotak Mahindra Bank which became a financial services conglomerate. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) provided the banking licence to Kotak Mahindra Finance Ltd (KMFL), the Groups flagship company in February 2003. The KMFL became the first non-banking finance company in India to be converted into a bank ? Kotak Mahindra Bank Limited (Kmb)ltd.In a study published in February 2014 by Brand Finance Banking 500, KMBL was ranked 245th among the worlds top 500 banks with valuation of around half a billion dollars and brand rating of AA+. The Kotak Bank acquired ING Vysya Bank in a deal valued at ?15,000 crore in 2015. Total employment jumped to almost 40,000, and the count of branches reached 1261 with the merger. After the merger,the ING Group, which controlled ING Vysya Bank, owned a 7% share in Kotak Mahindra Bank.