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Discovering New Places with Solo Tours for Seniors
Traveling is a great way to explore the world and discover new places. For seniors, solo tours can be an especially rewarding experience. Solo tours for seniors provide a unique opportunity to explore the world without the hassle of organizing a group tour or relying on family members or friends. Here are some tips for discovering new places with solo tours for seniors.
Planning Your Trip
When planning your solo tour, it’s important to consider your budget and the type of trip you want to take. Research different destinations and activities that interest you, and create an itinerary that fits your needs. Consider booking a package tour or working with a travel agent who can help you plan the perfect trip. Additionally, make sure to research any medical requirements or vaccinations you may need before traveling.
Staying Safe While Exploring
Safety should be your top priority when traveling alone as a senior. Make sure to stay aware of your surroundings and carry a map in case you get lost. It’s also important to keep all of your valuables secure, such as passport and money. If possible, try to stay in well-lit areas at night and avoid walking alone after dark. Additionally, it’s always wise to let someone know where you are going and when you expect to return home.
Making Connections Along the Way
One of the best parts about solo travel is meeting new people along the way. Take advantage of this opportunity by joining local tours or attending events in the area. Many cities offer free walking tours that are great for meeting other travelers and learning more about the culture of the area. Additionally, consider staying in hostels or guesthouses where you can meet other travelers from around the world.
Solo travel can be an incredibly rewarding experience for seniors looking to explore new places and cultures around the world. By planning ahead, staying safe, and making connections along the way, seniors can make their solo tour an unforgettable experience.
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1. City Palace, Udaipur
0 km from city center 1 out of 42 Places To Visit in Udaipur
City Palace is Rajasthan's largest palace built along the banks of Lake Pichola. The main part of the palace is open as City Palace Museum with extravagant architecture comprising of ornate halls, royal courtyard, central garden and Zenana Mahal among others.
2. Lake Pichola
1 km from city center 2 out of 42 Places To Visit in Udaipur
The oldest and one of the largest lakes of Udaipur, Lake Pichola is enveloped by lofty palaces, temples, and bathing ghats. Boating in Lake Pichola is the most popular thing to do in Udaipur. Boats are easily available from Rameshwar Ghat if visiting from the City Palace. Otherwise, take a boat trip from Lal Ghat.
3. Sajjangarh Palace
6 km from city center 3 out of 42 Places To Visit in Udaipur
Also known as Monsoon Palace, Sajjangarh Palace is located at Bansdara Mountain on the outskirts of Udaipur. It was built by Maharana Sajjan Singh as an astronomical observatory. Now it serves as one of the best places to view the Udaipur skyline and panoramic city view, particularly at sunset.
4. Bagore Ki Haveli
1 km from city center 4 out of 42 Places To Visit in Udaipur
Bagore ki Haveli is situated in the Gangaur Ghat Marg, along Lake Pichola. It was built in the 18th century by Amar Chand Badwa, the Prime Minister of Mewar. The haveli houses more than 100 rooms with elaborate exhibits and mirror work. It also houses a museum. The Dharohar Dance Show that is held here every evening.
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1 km from city center 5 out of 42 Places To Visit in Udaipur
Also known as the Lake Garden Palace, Jag Mandir is located on an island in Lake Pichola. It was once the summer resort of the royal family. The grand palace comprises some impressive structures worth visiting. Jag Mandir can only be visited by boat.
6. Eklingji Temple
20 km from city center 6 out of 42 Places To Visit in Udaipur
Almost 22km away from Udaipur, Eklingji Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Taking a cab to this temple is the most convenient way to reach it. It is one of the most famous temples of Rajasthan, also known for its remarkable architecture.
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7. Ahar Cenotaphs
3 km from city center 7 out of 42 Places To Visit in Udaipur
Ahar Museum, which essentially includes the Ahar Cenotaphs as well as the Ahar Archaeological Museum, is located in Ahar which is about 2km east of Udaipur, Rajasthan. This historical attraction is famous for being the cremation ground of the Maharanas of Mewar and for its beautiful architecture.
8. Jagdish Temple
0 km from city center 8 out of 42 Places To Visit in Udaipur
Jagdish Temple is one of the most famous temples in and around Udaipur. It is dedicated to Lord Vishnu in the form of Jagannath. The temple is also popular for its striking architecture. Jagdish Temple is located 150m from City Palace's Badi Pol entrance and has a steep flight of steps to the top.
9. Fateh Sagar Lake
4 km from city center 9 out of 42 Places To Visit in Udaipur
Fateh Sagar Lake is an artificial lake named after Maharana Fateh Singh of Udaipur and Mewar. It is one of the four lakes in Udaipur and houses Nehru Island and the Udaipur Solar Observatory on its three islands. Boating here in the backdrop of Aravali is a must-do activity.
10. Saheliyon Ki Bari
4 km from city center 10 out of 42 Places To Visit in Udaipur
A majestic garden located on one of the islands of Fateh Sagar Lake, Saheliyon-ki-Bari has expansive lawns, shady cool walking lanes and imposing fountains. There is also a small museum here. It is one of the best places in Udaipur to relax.
11. Ambrai Ghat
1 km from city center 11 out of 42 Places To Visit in Udaipur
Ambrai Ghat, also known as Manjhi Ghat Udaipur is one of the best and the most popular ghats in Udaipur. This place is filled with local people as well as tourists. In the early morning hours, you can find peace and solace with old citizens of Udaipur who do Yoga, bathe into lakes, and do several other activities. In the evening, you can enjoy the city lights and appreciate the detailed view of the Heritage Hotels like Lake Palace Udaipur, Jag Mandir, Shiv Niwas etc from the ghat.
12. Gulab Bagh and Zoo
0 km from city center 12 out of 42 Places To Visit in Udaipur
Gulab Bagh Zoo is located in the most abundant garden called Gulab Bagh and implicit to the name it has a variety of well-maintained roses. The mini zoo within the garden is a short walk away from the rose gardens. A very few numbers of species of animals are housed in this zoo including the wide-eyed owls and has enough places to visit within the vicinity like the toy train which is open to the kids and the adults. There is an enormous artificial water body called Kamal Talai which adds to the palace like the beauty of the Garden and a Navlakha Mahal, a religious place for parents to visit.
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13. Jaisamand Lake
47 km from city center 13 out of 42 Places To Visit in Udaipur
Jaisamand Lake, also known as Dhebar Lake, is the second-largest artificial lake in India. Hawa Mahal, Ruthi Rani ka Mahal, Jaisamand Wildlife Sanctuary and Jaisamand Island Resort are located on its shores and islands.
14. Under The Sun Aquarium
4 km from city center 14 out of 42 Places To Visit in Udaipur
The Udaipur Fish Aquarium, formally known as the Under the Sun Aquarium, is located near Vibhuti Park and Fateh Sagar Lake, and is actually the largest Public Aquarium Gallery in India. Along with hundreds of fish species and other aquatic creatures, it also houses virtual reality experience and 3D arts.
15. Sukhadia Circle
3 km from city center 15 out of 42 Places To Visit in Udaipur
Sukhadia Circle, also called The Heart Of Panchvati, is located In the north of the Udaipur city. This splendid turn around Panchwati is a small pond amidst which lies a 21 Ft high three-tiered fountain.
16. Vintage Car Museum, Udaipur
1 km from city center 16 out of 42 Places To Visit in Udaipur
Located just a few kilometers away from the magnificent City Palace Vintage Car Museum is an awesome place for automobile and car lovers.
17. Bharatiya Lok Kala Museum
3 km from city center 17 out of 42 Places To Visit in Udaipur
If you are interested in artifacts and curious to know how of making these items then Bharatiya Lok kala Museum is definitely the place for you. Located to the north of Chetak circle in Udaipur, the museum has a fine collection of paintings, folk musical instruments, folk dresses and ornaments, dolls, masks, puppets and idols of Gods and Goddesses.
18. Shilp Gram
5 km from city center 18 out of 42 Places To Visit in Udaipur
Located at the foot hills of Aravali Mountains in Udaipur, Shilpgram is a craftsmen's village which encloses twenty-six huts constructed in traditional architectural styles and these huts display many house hold decorative articles.
19. Mansapurna Karni Ropeway
1 km from city center 19 out of 42 Places To Visit in Udaipur
The Mansapurna Karni Mata Temple, built by Maharana Karan Singh and located atop the Machhala Magar hilltop, was quite a remote shrine for the general public to access. For this reason, it was not a much-visited temple previously. But in 2008, the ropeway line connecting the plain and the temple at the peak of the hill was commenced to make it easier for the public to reach the holy shrine and seek blessings of Goddess Karni. There is a staircase leading up to the temple now as well, which can be accessed from Maniklal Verma Park, but that route takes more than 15 minutes and is quite taxing and tiring a process.
20. Doodh Talai Musical Garden
1 km from city center 20 out of 42 Places To Visit in Udaipur
Doodh Talai Musical garden is a rock and fountain garden which is a great place to enjoy the sunset and one can see the wide expanse of the city. Also, there is an Areal tramway (cable car) connecting a garden of Doodh Talai and the Karni mata Temple.
21. Hathi Pol Bazar
2 km from city center 21 out of 42 Places To Visit in Udaipur
Hathi Pol Bazar is a perfect attraction for shopaholics. One can find a variety of branded and local items including intricately embroidered and colourful block-printed apparel, ethnic silver jewellery, accessories, traditional home decor items, textiles, etc. Hathi Pol Bazar is famous for Miniature paintings, Ichhwai Paintings and hand paintings on silk.
22. Neemach Mata Temple
5 km from city center 22 out of 42 Places To Visit in Udaipur
Perched atop the lush green Dewali hill, on the banks of the Fateh Sagar Lake in Udaipur, Neemach Mata Temple is enshrined by the Neemach Mata Devi (also known as Ambaji). Greatly revered by the Hindu pilgrims and devotees, the central deity is believed to be the house goddess of the royal family of the Maharanas in the city.
23. Wax Museum Udaipur
3 km from city center 23 out of 42 Places To Visit in Udaipur
One of the most well-known tourist attractions in Udaipur, Rajasthan, the Wax Museum is situated on the Sahelion ki Bari Road. It is visited by locals and foreigners alike for its numerous wax statues of celebrities as well as other fun facilities like a Mirror Maze, a Horror House as well as a 9D Cinema.
24. Crystal gallery
1 km from city center 24 out of 42 Places To Visit in Udaipur
Crystal gallery has a stunning collection of crystal artefacts and is the largest collection of crystal in the world. The gallery is located inside the Fateh Prakash Palace and was established by Maharana Sajjan Singh in 1877. He had ordered the crystal artefacts from Birmingham in 1877. However, by the time they were delivered, Maharana has passed away. 110 years later, in 1994, the artefacts were displayed in the gallery which has been open to the public ever since.
39 km from city center 25 out of 42 Places To Visit in Udaipur
An absolute treat for nature lovers, Menar Village about 45km away from Udaipur, Rajasthan basically comprises a lake and bird sanctuary. This picturesque attraction is usually not very crowded and is the perfect location to witness a variety of migratory birds and to engage in nature photography.
26. Maharana Pratap Smarak
46 km from city center 26 out of 42 Places To Visit in Udaipur
Overlooks the charming Fateh Sagar Lake, Maharana Pratap Memorial comprises of a marvelous bronze statue Maharana Pratap sitting on his faithful horse Chetak. Many people come here to pay their homage to the Rajput Hero, Maharana Pratap and his loyal horse.
27. Bada Bazar Udaipur
1 km from city center 27 out of 42 Places To Visit in Udaipur
Coming to visit Udaipur is almost synonymous with shopping at the many markets that the city has to offer. Flaunting and selling some of the city and the state of Rajasthan’s best kinds of stuff is the Bada Bazar, located within a kilometre of the City Palace of Udaipur.
28. Rajiv Gandhi Park
4 km from city center 28 out of 42 Places To Visit in Udaipur
One of the biggest gardens in the city, the Rajiv Gandhi Park is situated close to the Fateh Sagar Lake in the Malla Talai area of Udaipur, Rajasthan. It is quite similar to the Brindavan Garden in Mysore and has wonderful views, lush greenery as well as numerous statues and more.
29. Nehru Garden, Udaipur
4 km from city center 29 out of 42 Places To Visit in Udaipur
Constructed in an Island at the heart of Fateh Sagar Lake, Nehru Garden encloses many distinct water fountains resembling those in Brindavan Gardens of Mysore. Another major attraction of the garden is a floating restaurant, in a boat shape.
30. Sahastrabahu Temple
18 km from city center 30 out of 42 Places To Visit in Udaipur
The Sahastra Bahu Temple, often known as the Sas Bahu Temple, is essentially a cluster of 10th century temples and shrines in Nagda about 20 km from Udaipur. Set amidst beautiful landscape, it is known for its splendid architecture.
31. Sajjangarh Biological Park
5 km from city center 31 out of 42 Places To Visit in Udaipur
The Sajjangarh Biological Park about 4km from Udaipur, Rajasthan is situated on the foothills of the Sajjangarh Palace which is also known as the Monsoon Palace. It is a zoological garden known to house over 21 species of animals and birds including leopards, lions, marsh crocodiles, blackbucks, ostriches etc
32. Manik Lal Verma Park
1 km from city center 32 out of 42 Places To Visit in Udaipur
Manik Lal Verma Park is a public park that is located atop a hill called Machla Magra close to Doodh Talai in Udaipur,. A beautiful space dedicated to the former Prime Minister of Rajasthan Manikya Lal Verma, it is primarily visited for its stunning views of the Talai and of Lake Pichola, its greenery and also for its serenity.
33. Food in Udaipur
33 out of 42 Places To Visit in Udaipur
When in the lake city, visiting the cafes along the lakes and trying the delicious food is one of the topmost things to do in Udaipur. Although the signature dish is the very famous laal maas made out of mutton in traditional Rajasthan flavours, you can also taste some of the very sumptuous dabeli, daal baati churma, lentils, Bikaneri bhurji etc.
34. Pratap Park
3 km from city center 34 out of 42 Places To Visit in Udaipur
Located on the southern boundaries of Lake Pichola in Udaipur, Rajasthan, Pratap Park is a relatively new park named after Late Shri Pratap Bhandari. It is known for its massive ‘I Love Udaipur’ sign with Lake Pichola as the backdrop.
35. Trekking in Udaipur
35 out of 42 Places To Visit in Udaipur
Popularly called as the “Venice of the East” for its ethereal lakes and enchanting surroundings, Udaipur not only is perfect for sightseeing but also adventure sports. Trekking is one of the top tourist activities to enjoy while on a trip to the “City of Lakes”. With the backdrop of the majestic Aravalli range, there are several trekking trails in the region ranging from easy to moderate and tough, ideal for both amateurs and professionals. While enjoying the gorgeous scenic view, the trails also lead you through tiny villages where you can interact with the locals and take a peek into their lifestyle.
36. Taj Lake Palace
1 km from city center 36 out of 42 Places To Visit in Udaipur
Built in 1746 by Maharana Jagat Singh II, Taj Lake Palace is possibly one of the most romantic structures of Udaipur. The palace was used as a recreation spot and pleasurable residence of the king. Boasting of 66 rooms, the grand palace has been converted into a heritage hotel and hosts tourists from all over the world.
37. Bada Mahal
0 km from city center 37 out of 42 Places To Visit in Udaipur
Dating back to 17th century, Bada Mahal is an incredible structural marvel. Constructed in Rajput-Mughal architectural style, the Mahal is considered as the Men''s section of the City Palace.
35 km from city center 38 out of 42 Places To Visit in Udaipur
This is a historic site located 40km from the Udaipur city and is famous for the battle between the Mughals and the Rajputs led by Maharana Pratap. There is a cenotaph with thin, delicate marble columns dedicated to Rana Pratap's horse.
39. Marvel Water Park
4 km from city center 39 out of 42 Places To Visit in Udaipur
Marvel Water Park is the oldest and largest of its kind in the city. The water park is the most popular weekend hangout place among families, friends and couples. It has a number of water and regular rides, a food court to tend to your hunger pangs, changing rooms, lockers etc.
40. Badi Lake
15 km from city center 40 out of 42 Places To Visit in Udaipur
Situated a little on the outskirts of the city, Badi Lake is an artificial freshwater lake situated in Udaipur. Built by Maharaja Raj Singh between 1652 and 1680, Badi Lake sprawls over a humongous area of 155 sq. km. Ideal as a popular picnic spot, Badi Lake also boasts of utter peace and tranquility as it is devoid of the regular tourist crowd. The lake is also ideal for a swim and there are several kiosks (shamiyanas) installed along the embankments which are meant for people to sit down and relax.
41. Chetak Circle
2 km from city center 41 out of 42 Places To Visit in Udaipur
One of the prominent shopping hubs of the ‘City of Lakes’, Chetak Circle is a perfect combination of tucked up cosy shops strewn about with colourful apparels and fabrics, and roadside stalls selling mouth watering street food and sweetmeats. The highlight of the market is however, the brightly coloured and clothed puppets which are also synonymous with the traditional folk shows of Rajasthan. These puppets, both mustachioed men and dolled up women are adorned in traditional Rajasthani attires from bandhani odhnis to turbans to make them look even more appealing.
42. Jeel Water Park
9 km from city center 42 out of 42 Places To Visit in Udaipur
Situated in Chitrakoot Nagar, Bhuwana, Jeel Water Park is a newly constructed water park in the city of Udaipur. Facilitated with umpteen big and small water rides, roller coasters, water music DJ etc, the park has become the common favourite of the people.
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Top 15 Places to Visit in Udaipur (2023): Timings, Entry Fee
Budget Hotels > Travel Blog > Destinations > Udaipur > Top 15 Places to Visit in Udaipur (2023): Timings, Entry Fee
Looking for an exhilarating yet charming break? Pack your bags and head out to Udaipur – the Venice of the East . It is indeed one of Rajasthan’s most spectacular cities and is perhaps the best destination in India to marvel at the bygone-era palatial architecture. Udaipur will surely mesmerize you with its regal past, grand edifices, vibrant bazaars, and absolute serenity. Though the city is home to many unique attractions, the below 15 tops the list of Udaipur places to visit!
Best Places to Visit in Udaipur:
1. udaipur city palace.
Once you have got your hotel room sorted, this is the first landmark that you should visit. The City Palace, located on the banks of Lake Pichola, will give you a glimpse into Rajasthan’s princely grandeur with its towering structures built for the erstwhile Mewar ruling family. The palace will wow travelers with its exquisite interiors consisting detailed mirror-work, unique paintings, murals, antique furniture and marble work. The palace complex is divided into many beautiful villas and palaces, including Amar Vilas, Bhim Vilas, Krishna Vilas, Manak Mahal and Moti Mahal. The Mewar Light and Sound Show in the evening is also worth waiting for!
- Timings : 09:30 am to 05:30 pm (All Days)
- Entry Fee : Rs. 30 for Adults and Rs. 15 for Children
2. Lake Palace
Lake Palace | #2 of 15 Best Places to Visit in Udaipur
The iconic Lake Palace will arrest you with its beauty and scenic location on the 4-km long, man-made Lake Pichola. The palace is now operated by the Taj Group and offers captivating views of the Aravalli Hills. This is certainly one of the most romantic locations in the entire state and the heritage walks are to die for! Maharaja Jagat Singh II built this amazing palace that will bowl you over with its sculpted marble and moldings. While here, you can spend all day boating on the placid Lake Pichola, commencing from Rameshwar Ghat to the City Palace.
- Timings : 09:00 am to 06:00 pm (All Days)
- Entry Fee : None
- Boat Ride Fee : Rs. 400 per head for Adults Rs. 200 per head for Children
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Another romantic destination in Udaipur, this 17 th -century palace complex is also situated on Lake Pichola. Also, known as Lake Garden Palace, Jagmandir will draw you with its sheer splendor and tranquility. It has divisions like the Garden Courtyard, Gul Mahal, Darikhana, Bara Patharon ka Mahal, Kunwar Pada ka Mahal and Zenana Mahal. This is another must-visit during your boat ride.
- Timings : 10:00 am to 06:00 pm (All Days)
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4. Jagdish Temple
Jagdish Temple | #4 of 15 Best Places to Visit in Udaipur
The Indo-Aryan Jagdish Temple owes its creation to the Maharana Jagat Singh. The temples in Udaipur lies near the City Palace’s Badi Pol entry and you have to go up through a few steps. The black stone deity of Lord Vishnu will awe you and so will the brass Garuda image facing it. There are many other shrines dedicated to the Sun God, Lord Ganesha, Lord Shiva and Goddess Shakti. The sunset Aarti will be a wonderful experience here.
- Timings : 05:00 am – 02:30 pm and 04:00 pm to 10:00 pm (Everyday)
5. Saheliyon Ki Bari
Saheliyon Ki Bari | #5 of 15 Best Places to Visit in Udaipur
Saheliyon Ki Bari or the Garden of the Maidens was built by Maharana Sangram Singh in the early years of the 18 th century. This awe-inspiring development catered to the maids who would go with the Princess of Udaipur to her husband’s hearth (part of the dowry given by the Maharana). This place had pretty women dancing, singing and making merry and the beautiful marble elephants, fountains, a lotus pool and kiosks bear ample testimony to the richness of the time.
- Timings : 9:00 am – 07:00 pm (Everyday)
- Entry Fee : Rs. 5 per person
6. Sajjangarh Palace
Sajjangarh Palace |#6 of Best Places to Visit in Udaipur
Sajjangarh Palace or The Monsoon Palace is positioned on a hilltop and offers amazing views of Fateh Sagar Lake and the surrounding Sajjangarh Wildlife Sanctuary. This castle-like building is straight out of a fairy tale and is a perfect example of the opulence of the Rajput rulers – the palace was made just to be able to enjoy watching monsoon clouds gather promisingly in the sky! Built by Maharana Sajjan Singh in 1884, the Sajjangarh Palace should be on your list of places to visit in Udaipur mainly for the spectacular panoramic views of Udaipur city and its stunning lakes, mountains and palaces. This majestic palace is truly a sight to behold especially when it is illuminated in the evenings. You can take some unbelievably beautiful pictures here!
- Timings : 8:00 am to 06:00 pm (Everyday)
- Entry Fee : Rs. 10 for Indians, Rs. 80 for foreign nationals.
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7. Fateh Sagar Lake
Fateh Sagar Lake | #7 of 15 Best Places to Visit in Udaipur
This beautiful man-made lake with its striking blue-hued waters against the backdrop of green hills is what has earned Udaipur its sobriquet of “The Second Kashmir”. Exceptionally clean and expansive, the Fateh Sagar Lake is a great place to visit in Udaipur mainly for its 4 islands that are attractions in themselves. Accessible only by boat, the islands play host to public parks and a solar observatory that is worth a see. The lake in Udaipur , named after Maharana Fateh Singh of Udaipur and Mewar, is a central to the city’s life that not only supplies water to the urban areas but also provides employment to a large fraction of the populace.
- Timings : 8:00 am to 06:00 pm
- Boat Ride Fee : Rs 30 per person for Regular Boat Ride s 100 – Rs 200 per person for Motor Boat Ride Rs 200 – Rs 400 per person for Speed Boat Ride
8. Lake Pichola
Lake Pichola | #8 of 15 Best Places to Visit in Udaipur
Constructed in 1362 AD, most likely by a banjara tribesman, Lake Pichola today is an iconic symbol of Udaipur. Measuring nearly 4 Km in length and 3 Km in width, the lake is a must-see place to visit in Udaipur. A myriad of palaces, temples, royal quarters and ghats and chabutaras have been developed around the lake and on its several islands over the years. These structures like the Lake Palace and Jag Mandir are the most popular sites here but for a fresh experience we’d recommend taking a boat from the City Palace to the Arsi Vilas Island to go explore the bird sanctuary it hosts.
Lake Pichola ,Udaipur
- Timings : 09:00 am to 06:00 pm
- Boat Ride Fee : Rs 400 per person for Adults Rs 200 per person for Children
9. Udaisagar Lake
Udaisagar Lake | #9 of 15 Best Places to Visit in Udaipur
Built by Maharana Udai Singh in 1565, the Udaisagar Lake is one of Udaipur’s 5 famed lakes that was in fact, a by-product of a dam built across the Berach River to ensure constant water supply to the city. Today it is one of the top places to visit in Udaipur because of its tranquil surroundings and scenic sunsets . You could also take a boat cruise of the lake or a shore-cruise on a camel.
- Timings : All round the day
10. Jaisamand Lake
Jaisamand Lake | #10 of 15 Best Places to Visit in Udaipur
Jaisamand Lake, also known as Dhebar Lake is one of the most beautiful water bodies in Udaipur and is also one of the largest artificial lakes in the world. One of most popular places to visit in Udaipur, the lake was formed by the famed Marble Dam built by Maharana Jai Singh in 1685. The marble dam is in itself quite the attraction as are the marble statues and chatris that dot the structure. Enjoy boat rides in the lake and visit the summer palaces built around the lake for the queens. You could also spend time at the Jaisamand Wildlife Sanctuary located on the lake watching out for panthers, wild boar and migratory birds.
- Boat Ride Fee : Rs 30 – Rs 80 per person
11. Rajsamand Lake
Rajsamand Lake | #11 of 15 Best Places to Visit in Udaipur
This 17 th century lake is most famous for being the place where the Maharanas performed tuladan or giving away their weight in gold. The five toranas or weighing arches stand testimony to this practice on the pavilions constructed on the lake shore and are well-visited by tourists. An old Vaishnava temple situated here also attracts devotees and tourists alike as does the charm of boating on this gigantic lake.
12. Jiyan Sagar
Jiyan Sagar | #12 of 15 Best Places to Visit in Udaipur
Jiyan Sagar or Badi ka Talab is another popular place to visit in Udaipur attractive for its calming vibes and the beautiful chatris on its pavilion made in the artistic Rajasthani style of architecture. Commissioned by Maharana Raj Singh in the mid-1600s to counter the destruction caused by a famine in the area, the lake was named after his mother Jana Devi. Check here – Best time to visit in Udaipur
- Timings : 08:00 am to 06:30 pm
- Boat Ride Fee : Rs. 30 per head for Regular boat Rs. 200 per head for Motor boat Rs. 400 per head for Speed Boat
13. Doodh Talai
Doodh Talai | #13 of 15 Best Places to Visit in Udaipur
One of the most charming Udaipur tourist places, Doodh Talai is a lake very close to Lake Pichola. Even though it is just a small pond, Doodh Talai (literally meaning, ‘Milk Pond’) attracts visitors to its two parks that lie on adjacent hillocks. The Manikya Lal Verma Garden is a municipal park that affords beautiful views of the Lake Pichola and houses the Karni Mata Temple that also attracts many visitors. Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay Park is the other public park hemmed to Doodh Talai and attracts visitors to its musical fountain – a first in Rajasthan.
- Timings : 08:00 am to 10:00 pm
- Entry Fee : Rs. 10 per person
14. Maharana Pratap Memorial
Maharana Pratap Memorial | #14 of 15 Best Places to Visit in Udaipur
Right at the top of the Moti Magri, overlooking the Fateh Sagar Lake is a lifelike statue of Udaipur’s most celebrated ruler, Maharana Pratap and his beloved horse Chetak. Visit this imposing memorial to the warrior king and his favorite mount who is believed to have saved his master’s life in the epic battle of Haldighati. A Japanese rock garden and the remnants of an old fort in Udaipur lie nearby and make for an interesting vignette.
- Entry Fee : Rs. 20 per person for Adults Rs. 10 per person for Children
15. Vintage Car Museum
Vintage Car Museum | #15 of 15 Best Places to Visit in Udaipur
If this is your first visit to the City of Lakes, then visiting the Vintage & Classic Car Collection – a museum of vintage vehicles – is a must. Housed in the former Mewar State Motor Garage, the museum displays luxury vintage wheels like the 1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II that was later converted into a pick-up truck used during royal hunts, another 1934 Rolls-Royce that was converted to transport the entire Mewar royal cricket team. You can also see Cadillacs, several Mercedes-Benzs, Buicks, a Ford Model A and many others. A high point of the museum is the royal Shell Petrol Pump that still works! here you can check all museums in Udaipur
- Timings : 09:00 am to 09:00 pm
- Entry Fee : Rs. 250 per person for Adults Rs. 150 per person for Children
There are many other historical places in Udaipur that add to the distinctive experience and if you have time you must try for Ambrai Ghat – a stunning pavilion on Lake Pichola, Shilpgram – a handicraft center and the Hathi Pol Bazaar – the best place to shop for authentic Pichwai and Phad paintings, Rajasthani miniatures, intricate stonework home accents and typical Rajasthani garments. If you like museums, try the Crystal Gallery that houses rare crystals ordered by Maharana Sajjan Singh from England in 1877. Legend has it that the crystals stayed packed in their original boxes for more than a century because the Maharana passed away before his consignment arrived and the boxes were forgotten.
There are stories and tales like these nearly everywhere you go in Udaipur. Seek them out by exploring the City of Lakes at your own pace.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Udaipur:
Q: Which are the best shopping places in Udaipur?
A: When in Udaipur, you can buy a variety of Rajasthani products at markets like Bapu Bazaar, Bada Bazaar, Hathipole, Chetak Circle, City Palace Street, Jagdish Temple Street and Ghanta Ghar.
Q: What is the ideal time to visit Udaipur?
A: Udaipur experience extremely hot and dry summers and humid monsoons so it is best to plan a trip to the city during the winter months of October to March when the weather is quite pleasant with sunny days and chilly nights.
Q: Suggest some good places to eat in Udaipur.
A: Ambrai, Chandni, Millets of Mewar, Palki Khana, Upre by 1559 AD, Royal Repast, Charcoal by Carlsson, Udaipuri Restaurant, Jheel's Ginger Coffee Bar and Bakery and Tribute are among the best restaurants in Udaipur.
Q: How is the nightlife in Udaipur?
A: There are many pubs and bars in Udaipur where you can enjoy the city's vibrant nightlife. Panera Bar, Mudra, F3 Bar, Brewz Rock Cafe, Hola Spanish Pub, Hook and Irons, Bamboo Beats, The Winos, Tehkhana, Stallion Sports Bar and Dine, Aangan Terrace Bar, AmBar, Jannat Rooftop Bar, Harbour Bar and The Wine Rack are some popular places.
Q: Where can I enjoy sunset views in Udaipur?
A: Sajjangarh Fort (Monsoon Palace) is one of the best places to visit in Udaipur for the most mesmerising sunset views. You can also head to Jagmandir Palace, Sunset Terrace at City Palace Complex, Lake Pichola and Gangaur Ghat to witness a beautiful sunset.
Q: Any suggestions for good picnic spots in Udaipur?
A: For picnicking with family or friends, you can head to Fateh Sagar Lake, Rajiv Gandhi Park, Saheliyon ki Bari, Moti Magri, Manik Lal Verma Park, Sajjangarh Wildlife Sanctuary, Jungle Safari Park, Gulab Bagh, Marvel Water Park or Jeel Water Park.
Q: What are the best things to do in Udaipur?
A: Take a boat cruise on Lake Pichola, click postcard-worthy pictures, explore the old-world charm at historical places in Udaipur, ride the Mansapurna Karni Mata ropeway, shop at local bazaars, take a tour of the City Palace, watch the sunset at Fateh Sagar Lake, spot wildlife at Sajjangarh and hike up to the Monsoon Palace.
Q: How to reach Udaipur?
A: Udaipur is served by Maharana Pratap Airport that services direct flights from Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Bhopal, Surat and Aurangabad. You can also take a train to Udaipur railway station or travel to the city in a bus, if coming from nearby cities.
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The lake palace.
The Lake Palace in Udaipur is located on the Jag Niwas Island on a sprawling 1.5-hectare land. This magnificent structure was built on the Lake Pichola by Maharana Jagat Singh in 1734. Once a summer palace for the royalty of Udaipur, it has now been converted into a heritage hotel. Still retaining the grandeur, it resembles a fairy tale kingdom. Enhancing the magical aura are the rippling waves and the beautiful sunset. The intricate craftsmanship and aesthetic handicrafts and textiles add to the beauty this place. The elegant white marble palace is a fantasy as it arises softly from the blue waters. 4 acres of rock have been used to lay the foundation of this palace and was known as Jag Niwas after its founder. The palace highlights include fountains, gardens, pillared terraces, painted mirrors, pink stone work, lotus leaves and cusped arches. Dhola Mahal, Bada Mahal, Phool Mahal, Ajjan Niwas and Kush Mahal are some of the apartments in here. There are various facilities available in the palace for the guests like the swimming pool, bar, restaurants, café and conference hall. There is also a 24-hour business center and 8 meeting rooms with fully updated equipment for corporate meetings and conferences. In here are 12 banquet halls for cocktail parties, wedding and other related functions. Distance from the City: 2 kms Location: Pichola, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001 Book Now: Rajasthan Tour Packages Rajasthan Honeymoon Packages
Fateh Sagar Lake
The Fateh Sagar Lake is known to be the second largest lake in this city, is located on the northern side of Lake Pichola and is just opposite the entrance to Moti Magri Mahal. This artificial lake was built by Maharana Jai Singh in 1678 and got its name from Maharana Fateh Singh. This water body has a depth of 11.5 metres and extends 2.4 km in length and 1.6 km in breadth.
This is a quiet place and one can enjoy a boat ride here. The beautiful lake is encircled by hills on all the three sides and offers a stunning view which is considered to be places to visit in Udaipur.
Distance from the City: 6 kms Also Checkout: Also Checkout: Rajasthan Luxury Tour Packages
This is one of the most important places to visit in Udaipur. Lake Pichola is the reason we call Udaipur the ‘City of Lakes’. Built in 1362, and extending 3 miles in length and 2 miles in breadth, this lake is an essential part of Udaipur and far by its best feature. Astonished and amazed by the beauty of Lake Pichola, Rudyard Kipling once wrote: "If the Venetian owned the Pichola Lake, he might say with justice, `see it and die'".
Take Kipling at his word and visit Lake Pichola when in Udaipur, both in the day and at night. the lake takes on a whole new character depending on the time of the day. In the morning, lake and palaces are quiet. The lake is speckled with tourist boats and people clicking selfies line the shores. As night creeps in, all the Palaces around the lake light up and illuminate the lake. No boats, no birds, nothing to see except the lit-up palaces as they stand impressively around the lake. It is an awe-imposing spectacle.
The iconic sites around the lake include Udaipur City Palace, Mohan Mandir, Eklinggarh Fort, Jag Mandir, Pichola Palace etc. The Sitamata Game Sanctuary is located on its western shore. Distance from the City: 5 kms Location: Udaipur, Rajasthan You Should Also Checkout: Rajasthan Tour Packages From Mumbai Rajasthan Tour Packages From Bangalore
Vintage Car Museum
The vintage car museum in Udaipur was unveiled for the general public on 15th February 2000 and is one of the places to visit in Udaipur. This inauguration has allowed the local and foreign visitors to appreciate the collection of cars of the Maharanas of Mewar. The vehicles in the museum are more than 70 years old but each have been beautifully restored and live in to tell the story.
The vintage car collection is placed in the Mewar State Motor Garage. This place is also home to a famous garden restaurant, The Bougainvillea. This motor garage is semi-circular in shape and with its forecourt is housed inside a bigger courtyard.
There is an old Shell petrol pump inside the garage which is still in working condition. This garage was built during a time when only the Maharanas of Mewar had owned the cars. Location: Near By The Garden Hotel, Gulab Bagh Rd, Shakti Nagar, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001 Distance from the City: 3.2 kms Timings: 9 am to 8 pm Do Checkout: Rajasthan Tour Plan From Kolkata Rajasthan Packages From Delhi
Built by Maharana Jagat Singh in 1651, Jagdish Temple, situated within the Udaipur City Palace is another one of the great works of architecture from the olden days. It has finely carved pillars, beautifully decorated ceilings, gorgeously painted walls, and spacious halls and corridors. Apart from this, the architectural expertise also extends itself to the pyramidal spire, mandap (prayer hall) and the porch. There are 50 finely carved pillars, each on the first and the second floors of the three storey temple.
The main shrine, dedicated to Lord Vishnu, is reached by climbing 32 marble steps and it is encircled by minor shrines of Lord Ganesha, Sun God, Goddess Shakti and Lord Shiva respectively. All the fine details of the palatial temple are built in accordance with the Vedic Vaastushastra, which speaks of the science of building. The entire structure today serves not only as a place of worship but also as an initiation into the culture of the people of the past.
It shows how highly they regarded architecture as a means of expression of sentiments; the construction of this temple cost Jagat Singh 1.5 million rupees. It is a magnificent temple and a must see when in Udaipur. Do include a visit to this temple on your visit to the City Palace. It is open practically all day- from 5.30 am to 10pm. Distance from the City: 3.3 kms Location: City Palace, Udaipur Must Checkout: Rajasthan Packages From Ahmedabad Jaisalmer Packages
Bagore Ki Haveli
Saheliyon Ki Bari
Saheliyon ki Bari is a beautiful garden in the city of Udaipur and is one of the popular Udaipur tourist places. Fountains, marble art and the lush lawns attract the public each time. Saheliyon ki Bari in English means the ‘garden of maids’. This garden represents a green retreat of Maharana Sangram Singh in the desert lands and was built in the 18th Century for the royal ladies of Mewar. It is situated on the banks of the lake Fateh Sagar and is one of the stunning places to visit in Udaipur.
According to the legend here, the garden was personally designed by the king and gifted to his queen. The queen had 48 maids accompanying her after the marriage and to offer them peace and happiness away from the regular life, this garden was built.
There are four water pools, marble elephants, fountains and kiosks around the here. The bird fountains and the lotus pool are very popular. The stunning and romantic view of the garden makes it a special place for lovers. Rain fountains were added to the garden later by Maharana Bhopal Singh. Location: Saheli Marg, New Fatehpura, Panchwati, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001 Distance from the City: 4.5 kms Book Now: Jaisalmer Trip From Delhi Jaisalmer Tour Package From Udaipur
Shilpgram is a crafts fair and is organized annually in the west side of the city of Udaipur. It aims to promote the art, craft, textile and handicrafts of Rajasthan. This state is famous for handicrafts, bandhej, tie and dye, mirror work and embroideries. Camel leather items, hand woven clothes are some other items that are highlight of this fair.
The gala is usually held during the month of November or December and continues for 10 days. This fair encourages local designers, potters and other visual artists. There are a lot of workshops held for those who are interested in learning the art and craft of Rajasthan.
Shilpdarshan is also organized at the Shilpgram fair in Udaipur. This program is organized to make the public understand the traditional skills and help in selling the local art works. There is a Crafts bazaar at this fair that helps in selling the Rajasthan handicrafts and souvenirs.
Tourism is the main stay of income in this state and the government desires to uplift the condition of the rural areas of the state.
Fair held in: November or December Checkout: Jaisalmer Tour Packages From Rajkot Jaipur Tours
Gulab Bagh and Zoo
Sajjangarh Monsoon Palace
Sitting on a hill just outside the main Udaipur city is the Monsoon Palace, undisputedly one of the best places to visit in Udaipur. The palace was built in 1884 by Maharana Sajjan Singh in order to be able to monitor the approaching monsoon clouds better. Monsoon Palace is a majestic piece of architecture. It is built with white marble and has light, wide corridors and rooms within. But the best thing about the palace is the view from its windows.
Monsoon Palace looks down at Lake Pichola and beyond the lake is a panoramic, birds-eye view of the city of Udaipur embraced by the Aravalli range. Words cannot describe the beauty of this scene adequately enough. The view is enhanced multi-folds s during the monsoon season. During the rainy season, Monsoon Palace is uniquely suited to present to the visitor the majesty of Udaipur as dark clouds descend upon it.
It is truly a scene to remember. But on the other hand, sunsets here are also absolutely fantastic. Try to include at least one sighting on your visit. The palace is circled by the Sajjangarh Wildlife Sanctuary, so you can stroll through the sanctuary inhabited by Tiger, Nilgai, Sambhar Deer and various other animals.
Distance from the City: 5km from the main town
Location: Outskirts of Udaipur
Lake, also popular as Jaisamand Lake. This is the second largest artificial lake in Asia with an area of 87 square kilometres. The lake is surrounded by the Jaisamand Wildlife Sanctuary. As a result, the entire location is very scenic and peaceful. The huge lake was built in the 17th century by Rana Jal Singh, who constructed a marble dam across the Gomti River, thereby creating this lake. There are three islands in this lake which are home to the tribes of Bhil Minas and one of the best Udaipur tourist places,
Thanks to the nearby sanctuary, the aquatic life of the Jaisamand Lake is fertile too. The whole lake is a magnificent structure but its bund is perhaps its most striking feature. It is no exaggeration to call it gigantic at 202 feet long, 116 feet high and 70 feet broad (at the base). All along the marble dam are quaint little attractions like the Shiva temple, the elephant statue made of marble, and six exotic cenotaphs (marble chattris).
And crowning the lake stands the grand palaces of the Queens of Udaipur. The lake is a marvellous example of riverine architecture and a place to behold. Visit it in the winter months for the best possible experience. You can take boat rides on the lake for as little as 30/- INR. And then you can stop by the Jaisamand Wildlife Sanctuary and experience the wildlife there. Distance from Udaipur: 75 kms Location: South of Udaipur, Udaipur District Must Checkout: Delhi To Udaipur Trip Packages Golden Triangle India Tour Packages
Known as Lake Garden Palace, Jag Mandir has been built on the island of Lake Pichola. The construction of this structure has been credited to the three Maharanas of Mewar. This palace was started by the Maharana Amar Singh in the year of 1551 and was later carried on by Maharana Karan Singh and completed by Maharana Jagat Singh. Hence it is called Jagat Mandir or Jag Mandir.
Serving as a summer resort and pleasure area for the royal family of Mewar, this place is also famous for holding parties and wedding functions. In here you will find Gul Mahal, Darikhana, Garden Courtyard, Bara Patharon ka Mahal, Zenana Mahal, and Kunwar Pada ka Mahal.
Jag Mandir is the main palace and it includes the Gul Mahal. The towers at the corner are octagonal in shape and have cupolas on the top. Residential suites, reception halls and internal courts adorn the palace and one of the best Udaipur tourist places.
The architecture of the building reflects Mughal and Rajput style. The Zenana Mahal is constructed adjoining to the main temple and the Kunwar Pada ka Mahal is located at the western end of the structure. The Gul Mahal was built by Maharana Amar Singh and it was developed by Maharana Jagat Singh for housing the Mughal prince Khurram. The palace has been built with sandstone, black marble, and has a crescent of Islam fixed on the dome of the structure. Location: Pichola, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001 Distance from the City: 1.2 Kms You Can Checkout: Mount Abu Tour Jodhpur Packages
Maharana Pratap Memorial
This is one of the famous, low-key sites in Udaipur. The Maharana Pratap Memorial was built by Maharana Bhagwat Singh Mewar in memory of the legendary Maharana Pratap. The central figure of the memorial site is that of Maharana Pratap mounted on his horse and loyal friend, Chetak. The statue is symbolic because it tells a story of courage and faithfulness and deep love between humans and animals. Both Maharana Pratap and Chetak are the heroes of this story.
Apart from this statue, the memorial also has statues of other members of Pratap’s court like Hakim Khan Sur, Bhamashah, Bhilu Raja, and Jhalaman. The memorials are set in the landscaped Japanese Rock Garden. You can take a pleasant stroll around the entire garden, stretch your legs, and look down from Moti Magri to the city around you. The remains of an old Udaipur Fort nearby are an added attraction to the already picturesque landscape.
Photographers, make sure your batteries are charged and your focus is set because you are going to take a lot of pictures out here. The place just calls for them. Early morning or evening is a good time to visit the memorial. Avoid scorching afternoon heat and if you go in the evening, you get to watch the light and sound show too. A win-win situation and Udaipur tourist places.
Location: Moti Magri, Udaipur
Distance from the City: 2 Km You Can Checkout: Mount Abu Couple Package Ranthambore Tour Packages
Udaipur Solar Observatory
Udaipur Solar Observatory is known to be the best solar observing arena in the whole Asia and is one of the celebrated places to visit in Udaipur. This is situated in the island of the Fateh Sagar Lake and has been designed on the model of the Solar Observatory, Big Bear Lake in California.
This place was established under the care and expertise of Dr. Arvind Bhatnagar and the Vedshala Trust of Ahmedabad. The observatory aspires to do research in Modern science and is the main lace to develop the solar physics in India.
As the island is surrounded by water on all sides it offers a perfect atmosphere for solar observations. Sharp images of the sun can be acquired easily on an island because the air turbulence is lesser on an island than on the normal ground. The other advantage is that this observatory is located in Rajasthan that receives maximum exposure to sun.
There is a range of telescopes on display that will give a person perfect observation of sun. This observatory has added a new instrument namely, the “solar vector magnetograph”. This instrument will be helpful in determining the magnetic field of the active regions. Location: Rani Rd, Near Fatehpur Lake Fatehpur to Badi Talai, Shilpgram, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001 Distance from Udaipur: 7.5 kms
Dudh Talai Musical Garden
Dudh Talai Musical Garden is a small pond surrounded by a rock garden which is supposed to have a musical fountain in it. This garden is situated within the city and you can easily stop by for 10 to 15 minutes. While the setting of the garden is good, the best part about it is the wide-ranging view visible from here. Lake Pichola is located nearby and you get to see the Udaipur City Palace at a very good angle from this point.
Camel rides and horse rides are also available and you may also go boating on the pond. One high point of the location is the ropeway connecting it to the Karni Mata Temple. The location of this garden is good for photography.
Location: Near Lake Pichola
Visiting Hours: 8.00 A.M. to 10.00 P.M.
The Eklingji Temple Complex is one of the architectural sights you need to put on your list of places to visit in Udaipur. It is a complex whose foundation dates back to 734 AD. The first temple of the complex was built back then by Bappa Rawal and dedicated to Eklingji. Eklingji is a form of Shiva and the complex is full of figurines of Shiva along with figurines of Parvati, Saraswati, Ganesh, Kartik and Nandi.
Over the time, the complex has grown to house 108 temples, all of them are made out of marble and granite with complex designs cut into the stone. The sole temple of the Lakulish sect in India, known simply as the Lakulish Temple and built in 971 is also housed here. This complex is a not just a place for history enthusiasts and people who want to pay their respects in the temple. It is a place full of memories of a distant past; a time when modern technology could not aid in the construction of complicated buildings.
The main temple, built in the 15th century, has a structure topped with elaborate domes that will boggle your mind. Appreciation for the marvellous stone work will be the overwhelming sentiment you experience when you walk around the 108 temples. You can understand the time at which the temples were built through the plaques outside the respective temple or you could hire a local guide to walk you around the complex. Distance from the City: 22km from Udaipur Location: Kailash Puri, Udaipur District
Mansapurna Karni Ropeway
The Mansapurna Karni Ropeway connects the Sri Karni Mata Temple at Machala Hill and the Deendayal Upadhyay Park in Udaipur. The Temple which was on top of a hill was not easily accessible for many, especially the elderly because of the tedious climb up the steep hill. But with the launch of the ropeway has been easier for many to visit the Temple. Besides its obvious usefulness, the ropeway is a perfect way to get the most spectacular view of the City of Lakes. The cable car ride offers the best view of the most popular places to see in Udaipur such as the City Palace, Lake Pichola, Fateh Sagar Lake, Sajjangarh Fort and the surrounding Aravalli Ranges. Location: Jawahar Nagar, Pichola, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001
The Crystal Gallery is housed inside the Fateh Prakash Palace and is a world famous gallery. It is spread across the upper gallery of the main Durbar Hall Sabhaghar and has been hailed as the single largest private collection of crystal across the world.
This is a very exclusive and exquisite crystal collection and was built by Maharana Sajjan Singh in 1877. It was ordered from a company based in Birmingham. This collection includes perfume bottles, dinner ware, glasses, objects d’art, furniture, decanters and much more. It also has a crystal bed which is only a single piece in this world. This crystal collection has been customised for the royalty of Mewar and all the objects have the crest of Mewar etched on it carefully.
There is an audio guide service available at the gallery for the tourists. It narrates the history and small anecdotes about the Shriji Arvind Singhji, the crystal ware and the royal Mewar family. There is a restaurant at the gallery for refreshments and photography is strictly prohibited.
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Among the most prominent places to visit in Udaipur, the Bada Mahal or the City Palace is a 17th-century architectural magnificence that is a splendid structure that stands for the royalty that is characteristic of the state of Rajasthan. This 27 meters high framework has been embellished with intricate designs, beautiful carvings and mirror art throughout the complex. Several fountains inside the complex give it a refreshing feel. There are high vaulted ceilings, sprawling corridors, courtyards, beautiful balconies and several carefully manicured gardens that add to its grandeur. Location: City Palace, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001 Distance from city: 6 km Timings: 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM throughout the week Prices: Rs 30/- for adults Rs 15/- for children Rs 200/- for camera
Tiger Lake is also popularly known as Badi Lake and it was built in the 17th century by Maharana Jai Singh to counter the after effects of droughts in the area. Today it has become one of the most visited udaipur tourist places for its serene beauty and cleanliness.
The area around the lake is perfect for a picnic and there is also a hiking trail that leads on a refreshing walk past the villages and up a hill. It is located about 12 kms away from the city center and offers a tranquil and calm environment away from the hustle and bustle of the main city. It is called Tiger Lake because of the many tigers that used to wander around the area a long time ago. Location: Lake Badi, Udaipur, 313011 Distance from city: 12 km
Places to Enjoy Nightlife in Udaipur
The Wino is a popular bar in Udaipur serving some of the best selection of international wines, whiskies, vodkas and local drinks. It is one of the best places in Udaipur to unwind and relax after a full day of sightseeing and explorations. It has a very relaxing and refreshing ambience suitable for friends and family. The bar is a great place to enjoy an evening out and it has something special to offer for everyone. They serve a great selection of both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. For those looking for some fresh organic vegetable or fruit juices to rehydrate after a day in the sun, The Wino is the perfect place to be. Location: Daulat Chamber, 65, M.G.college Near, Sardarpura, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001 Distance from city: 4 km
This place has a marvelous view of the Udaipur sunsets. Customers enjoy mouth-watering delicacies while watching the sun bleeding colors into the sky, turning it into a whirl of hues blending into one another. The place has a traditional décor that is inviting and the outdoor area has a pool too. A large variety of alcoholic drinks are available here that one can enjoy with their feet dipped in the chilly water of the pool. They also serve several cuisines, local as well as international. It is one of the most popular places to visit in Udaipur in 4 days among the youth. Location: The Shiv Niwas Palace, Udaipur, Rajasthan Distance from city: 3.5 km
Tehkhana RestroBar is one of the most popular bars in town. The ambiance and the crowd are chic and happening. The retro bar is famous for its Happy Hours and DJ nights held on a fairly regular basis. Another attractive feature that this bar has is they put up a large screen TV for major sporting events where friends and families can get together to watch their favorite sport while sipping on their choice of beverages. It is also one of the best tourist places in Udaipur to enjoy a relaxing evening without putting a big dent in your holiday budget. Location: Hitawala Complex - IInd, 1/A, Saheli Marg, Panchwati, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001 Distance: 4.5 km
Club Volcano is exactly what its name suggests, volcanic. It is a high energy, youthful, chic nightclub with the best collection of Jazz music and creative cocktails. It is a great place to unwind and spend the night grooving to some loud trendy music. The decor here is more chic and upmarket catering mostly to the urban youth. It is one of the best places in Udaipur for a nightcap. The Mojitos and Sangrias here are specially recommended. Club Volcano is large and spacious, perfect for a party or get-together as well. Location: New Fatehpura, Panchwati Udaipur, 313004 Distance from city: 5 km
Aangan Bar is one of the best places to visit in Udaipur. It is completely different from all the other bars and nightclubs in the city. The bar has an open kitchen and while you sip on some chilled beer, you can enjoy the wonderful cultural performances such as folk dances, puppet shows, horse dance and other cultural delights. The Rajasthani decor adds to the ambience and the food served is authentic Rajasthani cuisine. They also serve a wide selection of wine, vodka, rum, whisky, gin, cocktails and mocktails. The terrace bar also offers a fantastic view and excellent ambience for a relaxing evening. The traditional Indian puppet show is the highlight of Aangan Bar. Location: B-1 Ambamata Scheme Opp. Aravali Hospital, Malla Talai, Udaipur Distance from city: 7 km
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Places to Eat in Udaipur
Charcoal by carlson.
As the name implies, they are specialists in everything cooked on Charcoal. They cook veg and non-veg on their barbecue and in tandoor. They even grill up some vegan options. They also provide genuine Rajasthani food and always have something new and exciting on the menu. At Charcoal, by Carlson, they love to try new food and love it, even more, when they find something they like to share with you. Some dishes are seasonal and will never find its way into their menu and will only be presented here and on the restaurant blackboard. Once in a while they also have a special food festival weekend with a certain theme of food and music, so make sure to check back for new things. This is one of the places to visit in Udaipur to get your taste buds tingling.
Distance from airport: It is 22km from the airport and can be reached by taking a cab or a bus which will not be hard in your pocket.
Location: 12, Behind Jagdish Temple, Lal Ghat Rd, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001
Open Timings: 7AM–11PM
Cost: Above INR 2000(USD 30 and above) for two.
Dine In Royalty at Sheesh Mahal
Sheesh Mahal is a two-level, open-air fine-dining Indian restaurant, overlooking the lake. Sheesh Mahal mirrors the true essence of the kitchens of India and elevates fine dining to another level. They welcome you to feel like royalty as you enjoy Indian flavours to their authentic best. Using recipes mastered in royal kitchens, with contemporary nuances added to them, the two-level restaurant takes diners through a journey of exquisite Indian flavours. The ambience of the open-air restaurant glitters under a clear sky full of stars. Added to it, the evening glow of candles in various hues adds a resplendent touch of a bygone era.
Distance from airport: It is 25 km from the airport and can be reached by taking a cab at a price of INR 200(USD 3).
Location: The Leela Palace, Lake Pichola, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001
Cost: Above INR 2500 (USD 35 and above)
Open timings: 11 AM–11PM
Aravali Lakeview by Radisson
Aravali Roof Top is a luxury dining restaurant that falls under the prolific Carlson Group of Hotels and offers multi-cuisine dishes of fine taste and supreme quality. The menu offers various offerings, especially handpicked by the skilled chefs so that you can enjoy a posh dinner or lunch with your family and friends, without giving a second thought to how the dishes would taste. The fabulous ambience that is out of this world fully complements the standards of the place and instantly lightens up your mood. An addition to the offering is a well-set bar and a breezy rooftop that make the place best of both the worlds.
Distance from airport: It is 26 km from the airport and be reached by taking a cab or an auto rickshaw at pocket-friendly prices.
Location: B-1, Near Fateh Sagar Lake, Opp. Aravali Hospital, Ambamata, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001
Cost: Above INR 3000 (USD 45) for two.
Open T imings : 7PM–11PM.
Khamma Gani Restaurant
Khamma Ghani Restaurant having 5-star ambience is one of the best fine dining destination. Appealing to the eye this multi-cuisine restaurant does stimulate the senses fully. They serve delicious flavours from all across the globe be it Traditional Indian, Chinese, Continental Vegetarian and Non-Vegetarian food with an exotic range of mocktails all under one roof with the soothing environment. You will find the best place to dine with your friends and family and it is one of the fabulous places to visit in Udaipur for exquisite dining.
Distance from airport: It is 25 km from the airport and be reached by taking a cab or an auto rickshaw at pocket-friendly prices witching an hour.
Location: No 63, Rang Sagar Lake, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001
Cost: Above INR 2500 and above ( USD 40 and above)
Open Timings: 8PM–11PM
White Terrace Restaurant
White terrace restaurant brings together both modern comforts and traditional style. Ideally located with a panoramic view of Jagdish Temple, Gangaur Ghat, City Palace, Lake Palace, Jag Mandir and Sajjangarh Fort. White terrace serves excellent multi-cuisine delicacies to the guests. Pamper your taste buds with the mouthwatering food of the White terrace during your stay in Udaipur. One who wants to stay with Lake View and peace they prefer this most visited tourist attraction in Udaipur. Restaurant White terrace is a place where you can experience the five basic elements of the body - Earth, Water, Air, Sky and Fire to wholly absorb your body and soul.
Distance from airport: It is 26km from the airport and can be reached by taking a cab for INR 250 (USD 3).
Location: 85, Gangaur Ghat, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001
Cost: Above INR 1200 (USD 20 approx) for two.
Open Timings: 11AM–11PM
Places to Go Shopping in Udaipur
Hathi pol bazaar.
Hathi Pol is a local market in Udaipur that you should definitely visit when looking for indigenous arts and crafts as the place epitomises the rich Rajasthani culture at its best. It's most famous for its folk art, miniature paintings, authentic souvenirs and wooden handicrafts and if you're an art lover, you cannot miss the Phad and Pichwai paintings in particular. Also look out for colourful ‘Nagra’ slippers that are made from camel skin and are beautifully embroidered and is one of the important tourist attractions in Udaipur.
Distance from airport: It is 30 Kms from the airport and can be reached taking a cab.
Location: Hathipole, Chamanpura, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001
Open Timings: 9.30 am to 5.30 pm
Main Cuisine: The famous Pichwai and Phad paintings of Rajasthan, apart from other miniature paintings and traditional Rajasthani artwork can be purchased here.
This vibrant Indian bazaar is full of small shops selling textiles, leather and jewellery. Visitors are likely to find some great local crafts at extraordinarily cheap prices. Pick up a pair of evening slippers for INR 700(USD 5), souvenirs for pennies or a kurta blouse. Conservative shoppers who are willing to pay for designer clothing, quality and reliability should stick to the Rajasthan Government Emporium, located just outside the City Palace Complex, or the more expensive Shopping Arcade located inside the complex. Brightly coloured traditional clothes available every 20 steps you take through the bazaar would make great souvenirs for your loved ones. These traditional clothes are available in batik and handprints. Dyed saris and textiles are also a good deal and this is one of the compulsory places to visit in Udaipur.
Distance from airport: It is km from the airport.
Location: 12, Maldas St, Nada Khada, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001
Main Cuisine: Lake Pichola, Lake Palace, City Palace and City Palace Government Museum, Eklingji Temple and Fateh Sagar Lake surrounded the market. Rajasthani silks like bandhani and batik prints are available at cheap rate.
Chetak Circle is a popular market in Udaipur. The hub of shopping in the City of Lakes, foreign and domestic visitor crowd the market. It is reputedly one of the places to buy beautiful remembrances of holidays in the appealing city. The popular product found within the retailers of Chetak Circle are folks toys, enamel or Meenakari work, dhurries, tie-dye and block-printed materials, decorated baggage and wear, silver jewellery and paintings. Brass wares, salutation cards, valuable stones, traditional jewellery boxes that are superbly painted, hand stitched papers are the most sought items. Don’t miss this enriching expertise since it provides tourists the chance to urge an inspiration a few typical native bazaar of Rajasthan.
Distance from airport: It is 22 km from the airport and can be reached by hiring a cab in an hour.
Location: Chetak Cir, Zinc Park, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001
Main Cuisine: Chetak Circle makes a wonderful display of Paintings, especially miniature paintings created on marble, wood and silk, ivory and silk and paper which are the major draw of the bazaar.
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If you are running short on time and want to do some quick shopping, head to Rajasthali, a handicraft emporium run by the Rajasthan Government to promote the folk arts and handicrafts of the state. Showcasing everything from fabrics to puppets and jewellery to footwear, Rajasthali is a good place to discover all the myriad colours of Rajasthan. Pick up that colourful jootis that caught your fancy and that oxidised silver pendant you have been wanting forever. Save yourself the hassle of bargaining as these shops are fixed price and assure the value of your money.
Distance from airport: It is 22km from the airport.
Location: Hospital Road, Chetak Circle, Near Chetak Cinema, Madhuban, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001
Open Timings: 10AM–7PM
Main Cuisine: It is a one-stop shop for both traditional and contemporary crafts of Rajasthan – Furniture, Textiles and Furnishings, Brassware.
Entry fees: Free entry.
The colorful Bapu Bazaar has everything that tourists look for during the shopping excursions in Udaipur. The market has several local handicrafts, authentic and intricately decorated Rajasthani fabric and traditional dresses, exquisite pieces of jewelry, local utensils, traditional footwear, etc. This place is a must-visit among all the places to visit in Udaipur. It also has a taste of the street food of Rajasthan with mouth-watering gol-gappas and so much more. It also has several souvenir shops and shops selling beautiful Rajasthani paintings such as the Phad paintings and the Pichwai miniature paintings. Location: Bapu Bazar, Jawahar Nagar, Udaipur, Bapu Bazar Road Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001, India Distance from city: 3 km
Other Places to visit in Udaipur
Ahar Cenotaphs represents the courage and valor of the Mewar Dynasty. The place is famous for its history as well as for its architectural importance. The arched roofs and fine carving will remind you of the 15th-century temples. There are 19 cenotaphs carved out of the finest marbles. You will even find a beautiful sculpture of Lord Shiva and a figure of Maharana with his ‘Satis’- all of his wives who gave their lives in his cremation flames. Location: Ayad, Ganapati Nagar, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001 Distance from city: 1 km Must Checkout: Rajasthan Trip From Bangalore Rajasthan Trip From Delhi
Mewar Biodiversity Park
Mewar Biodiversity Park is one of the best places to visit in Udaipur to witness the rich biodiversity of this enchanting city. The park is home to about 300 different types of plants which include 300 to 400 years old mango, mahua and banyan trees. The park is also inhabited by a wide variety of birds, reptiles, amphibians and animals. This place is a perfect destination for bird lovers, wildlife enthusiasts, researchers and nature lovers. Adventure sports facilities have also been included within the park for visitors. These include zip lines, valley crossing, tree walk and ground obstacles. There are also provisions for eco-tourism, swings for children and an interpretation center. Visitors can also camp here for the night. Location: Udaipur Bypass, Amberi, Rajasthan 313024 Distance from Udaipur: 17 km
Under the Sun Aquarium
This place is emblematic of the architectural splendor and natural beauty that Udaipur is characterized with. It overlooks the Pichola Lake that generously splashes its waters on the Ghat and mesmerizes the viewer. There are several birds and a lovely wind flowing here. It gives a spectacular view of Udaipur which is a sight to behold. The place becomes the most crowded in the evening when people come to relax and it is also a beautiful spot for lovers. This is no doubt one of the most spellbinding places to see in Udaipur. Location: Chandpole Maji Ka Mandir, Cheerwa, Ambamata, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001 Distance from city: 4.5 km
Marvel Water Park
Marvel Water Park is the first water park in the city and one of the best places to visit in Udaipur for a fun filled day with family and friends. Nestled amidst a shelter of lush green trees, the water park makes for a perfect destination for a day of adventure. The water slides, simulated rain dances, splash pools, toddlers’ lagoon, sky slides and so many other rides are available for visitors of all ages. The staff is well trained, there is a cafe and multi-cuisine restaurant, suits are available on rent and there are several seating areas under the shade. There are safety lockers and separate changing rooms for ladies and gents as well. Location: Saras Parlor, NH 8, Goverdhan Villas, Sector 14, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001 Distance from city: 9 km
Bhartiya Lok Kala Museum
This place is a haven for Indian folklore and culture, carefully preserved and exhibited in a beautiful manner. It is one of the most famous places to see in Udaipur. It has a collection of art and folklore of Rajasthan and the neighboring states of Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh. There are various beautiful masks, dolls, musical instruments, traditional rural dresses, paintings, puppets, and ornaments to look at. Location: Saheli Marg, Madhuban, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001 Timings: 9 AM to 6 PM
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Aravali Nature View
Udaipur is popular as a holiday destination for its beautiful lakes, majestic palaces and royal gardens. But there is also another side to Udaipur’s beauty and that is its magnificent nature views. Being in the vicinity of the Aravalli hills, Udaipur offers excellent hiking and trekking trails up these majestic hills. T he Aravalli range is home to some of the most spectacular wildlife and there are several sanctuaries and national parks within this belt. The area also offers excellent rock climbing opportunities and the view from the top is nothing to be compared with. The nature view in Udaipur has so much to offer for any adventure enthusiast. Here you will find easy and difficult treks, exploring villages on the foothills of the Aravallis and beautiful unspoilt lakes. Location: Udaipur, Rajasthan Distance from Udaipur: 12 km
Gangaur Ghat is located in the old city on the banks of the famous Lake Pichola and it is one of the main ghats in Udaipur. The area is a great place for photography and the sunset and sunrise views are absolutely stunning. The Gangaur Ghat is one of the most popular tourist places in Udaipur. The ghat truly comes alive during the colorful celebrations of the famous Gangaur Festival and Jal Jhulni Ekadashi. Other festivals celebrated here are Navratri and Ganesh Chaturthi and the idols are immersed here after the pujas. The best time to visit this beautiful place is at sunset or at night. A visit to Udaipur would be incomplete without a trip to Gangaur Ghat. Location: Old City, Pichola, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001 Also Checkout: Ranthambore Tour Packages Jaipur Tour From Mumbai
Udaipur Ghat represents the religious and spiritual side of Udaipur. The ghat witnesses a horde of devotees throughout the year and especially so during major festivals. They travel from far and near to take a holy dip in the waters of the Udaipur Ghat. The place also attracts lots of tourists coming from other parts of the country as well as abroad. Udaipur Ghat is ideally located in the heart of the old city and the area around it is filled with excellent options for accommodation. The area also has several cafes and restaurants serving excellent food selections. This is one of the most fascinating places to visit in Udaipur. Location: 23-25, Lal Ghat Road, Lal Ghat, Behind Jagdish Temple, Silawatwari, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001 Distance from city: 4.7 km
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The Kumbhalgarh Fort is another attraction and tops the list of the places to visit in Udaipur. It is 64 km away from the main city and is the second important structure after the Chittorgarh fort. This magnificent structure lies in the lap of Aravalli Ranges and was built in 15th Century by Rana Kumbha.
Due to hostile topography of the region this fort has remained unconquered and served as a refuge for the ruler of Mewar during the times of conflict. This place also served as a refuge to baby king Udai of Mewar and is the birthplace of the King Maharana Pratap. The walls of the fort are very thick and stretch across 36 km. Maharana Fateh Singh of Mewar renovated the fort during the 19th Century. Only once has this fort fallen prey to the reign of Amber and Mughal Empire.
There are beautiful buildings, temples and other architecture inside the fort. Badal Mahal is of great significance as this place offers a great view of the surrounding areas. Distance From Udaipur: 64 Kms Location: Rajsamand Also Checkout & Book: Rajasthan Tour Packages For Family Rajasthan Group Tour Packages
Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary
Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary is the main attraction for the people visiting the city of Udaipur. It falls in the district of Rajasamand in Rajasthan and lies 65 km away from the main city. This reserve spreads on a sprawling 578 sq km land and encircles the fort of Kumbhalgarh. It covers a broad area that includes the Rajasamand, Pali and the city of Udaipur.
This sanctuary was built to provide shelter to the endangered animals like jackal, jungle cat, sloth bear, wolf, leopard, sambhar, hyena, chital, wild boar, Chausingha, Chinkara and many more. This is the only sanctuary in Rajasthan where you can actually trace the activities of the wolf. It is an important attraction in the Udaipur tourist places list.
Distance from Udaipur: 65 kms
Chittorgarh Fort lies 112 km away from the city of Udaipur and is a true embodiment of the pride and chivalry of the Rajput tribes making it one of the places to visit in Udaipur. The fort tells a long story of sacrifice, courage, romance and determination. The marvellous site has a well- designed palace, towers and cenotaphs.
Built by the Mauryan rulers in the 7th Century, this fort is a huge structure that is secured with strong gates. It covers a total area of 700 acres and is near to the Gamberi River. The fort has seen a total of three battles in the lifetime. There are seven giant pols that you will come across while travelling towards this place.
There are a lot of temples inside the fort namely Jain Temple, Meera Bai, Sammidheshwara, Kumbha Shyam, Kalika Mata, and Mahadev. The architecture of the ancient temples has intricate work and carvings all over. Bhimtal Tank and Gaumukh Reservoir are some other places in the fort that are worth visiting. The Gaumukh Reservoir is a huge tank of water where water gushes from the mouth of a cow shaped rock. This is the place where Allaudin was allowed to see the reflection of Rani Padmini.
Distance From Udaipur: 112 Kms Location: Chittor Fort Road, Chittorgarh, Rajasthan 312001
This place partly reflects the art and architecture of the Dilwara temples in Mount Abu. Parsavanath and Neminath are the main temples with exquisite architecture and delicate carvings similar to the Khajuraho. In here is the famous Sun Temple which is dedicated to the Sun God. It is a polygonal structure with richly embellished walls and carvings depicting the warriors, sun, other nakshtras and the horses. Ranakpur is a place that strives to provide peace and tranquillity to the pilgrims and tourists.
Distance From Udaipur: 91 Kms Location: Desuri, Ranakpur Rd, Sadri, Rajasthan 306702
Saas Bahu Temple
The quirky name of this temple complex is actually a corruption of the original name- Sahastra Bahu temples, meaning Lord of One Thousand Arms. These temples belong to the 10th Century and are dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Though the temples are almost in ruins now, the architecture of the olden days still shines through, revealing the delicate, detailed artistry that went into creating them. The temple complex is located near the Eklingji Temple complex so visitors can make a combined visit to them.
Though it has been termed as a heritage monument, the temple site is a forgotten tourist spot so you will find it mostly deserted except for birds. But if you want to spend some silent, meditative time away from tourists, nothing can be better than this temple complex. It will offer you a retreat where you can energise yourself in conversation with yourself, the birds and the ancient stones. Pay a homage to the art and architecture of the olden days by visiting the Saas Bahu Temple.
Distance from the City: 20km
Location: Near Eklingji, Udaipur District
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Sajjangarh Wildlife Sanctuary
Surrounding the Sajjangarh or Monsoon Palace, Sajjangarh Wildlife Sanctuary is a favorite destination of tourists who go to enjoy the sights of the best places in Udaipur. Very rare species of wild animals can be spotted here such as sambars, wild boars, chitals, hyenas, jackals, panthers, hares and blue bulls. In the background of the sanctuary, you can see the Bansadra hill that will let your heart get replenished.
There is the Tiger Lake which is also known as Bari Lake or Jiyan Lake supports the ecosystem present inside the sanctuary. It is home to another kind of animals such as panthers, hyenas, and jackals. Jhar water hole is situated in the western region of Bansadra Hill and also there is a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Machla Magra which has the shape of a fish is a hill situated near to the sanctuary from where you can spot the collection of wild animals in the sanctuary. Distance from Udaipur: 12 kms Location: It will take almost 30 minutes to reach the location from Udaipur City.
Jaisamand Wildlife Sanctuary
Jaisamand Wildlife Sanctuary is a wildlife sanctuary situated on the shores of Jaisamand Lake, the second largest artificial lake of Asia. The lake and the sanctuary work in synergy with each other which helps the marine and the forest life to thrive and grow immensely. In existence since 1957, the wildlife sanctuary is spread over an area of 62 square kilometres and houses wildlife such as sloth bears, leopards, chitals, chinkaras, wild boars apart from a wide variety of the birds like Darter, Open Bill Stork, Pond Heron, Little Cormorant and Indian Shag.
The density of the flora is matched by the depth of the fauna in the lake which includes various species of fishes, turtles and many crocodiles. The Jaisamand Wildlife Sanctuary is a great compliment to the Jaisamand Lake. Do visit both together for an optimal experience.
Distance from the City: 51 kms
Location: Next to Jaisamand Lake
A 17th-century structure, Nathdwara temple is among the most religious places to visit in Udaipur. It has a simple structure but the spiritual aura and the marble carvings set it apart. The temple is known among locals as the Srinath Ji ki Haveli and has a religious significance in Udaipur. The statue of Krishna in this temple is the avatar of a 7-year-old boy. It is carved out of black stone and several legends run around the temple and the idol that is worshipped there. Location: Nathdwara, Rajasthan 313301 Distance from city: 47 km Timings: 5:30 AM to 6:30 PM (Tuesday to Sunday), 5:30 AM to 6 PM (Monday)
This place deserves a visit for the dramatist and historian in you. Haldighati is a mountain pass in the Aravalli range, connecting the districts of Rajsamand and Pali. It gets its renown for the battle of Haldighati that took place between Rana Pratap Singh of Mewar and Raja Man Singh of Amber in 1576. It was a singularly ferocious battle that is still alive in the memory of Rajasthan. A marble chattri is located 4km from the site with a marble statue of Chetak, the faithful horse of Rana Pratap Singh, nearby. Chetak is said to have fallen during this battle. This statue honouring his death was put up by Maharana Pratap in 1576.
The place gets its interesting name from the yellow colour of the sand which looks like turmeric (haldi). Other interesting places close to Haldighati that you can tour are Balicha Village which is famous for its terracotta crafts and Badshahi Bagh, famed for its Chattri-Gulab and a place where you can get your hands on some rose water and Gulkand which is touted to have amazing medicinal properties.
Distance from Udaipur: 40 kms
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Udaipur Top Attractions
City Palace Udaipur, a magnificent architectural marvel, stands as a testament to the opulence and grandeur of Rajasthan's Rajputana heritage. Built by Maharana Udai Singh II in the 16th century, it majestically graces the eastern bank of Lake Pichola in Udaipur, India.The palace complex is a captivating blend of Rajasthani, Mughal, and European architectural styles, showcasing a series of splendid courtyards, picturesque gardens, and intricate chambers adorned with exquisite artistry. The fusion of colorful murals, frescoes, mirror work, and delicate glasswork mesmerizes visitors.The Crystal Gallery within the palace houses a dazzling collection of crystal furniture, chandeliers, and curios, while the Vintage Car Museum displays an impressive array of classic cars used by the Mewar royalty.From the terraces and balconies, visitors are treated to breathtaking panoramic views of Lake Pichola and the surrounding Aravalli hills. The City Palace remains a living heritage as a part of the royal family's residence, which enhances its historical significance and adds a touch of mystique to this regal abode. A visit to City Palace Udaipur is a journey back in time, immersed in the rich cultural heritage of Rajasthan.
Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandal, located in Udaipur, Rajasthan, is a vibrant cultural institution dedicated to preserving and promoting the diverse folk arts and traditions of India. Founded in 1952 by Padma Shri Devilal Samar, this unique museum showcases a captivating collection of folk artifacts, musical instruments, traditional costumes, masks, puppets, and artworks, representing the rich cultural tapestry of the country.The institution is not just a museum but a vibrant center for folk performances, where talented artists showcase mesmerizing folk dances, music, and puppet shows that enchant visitors. The performances capture the essence of rural life, religious rituals, and historical legends, providing a deep insight into the country's cultural heritage.Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandal also conducts workshops, seminars, and educational programs to promote awareness and appreciation of traditional art forms. The organization's efforts have played a crucial role in safeguarding and reviving vanishing folk arts and traditions, making it an essential destination for those seeking to experience the true essence of India's diverse cultural heritage.
One of the main draws for visitors to Bagore ki Haveli is the Bagore ki Haveli Museum, which is housed within the complex. This museum showcases a diverse collection of artifacts, antiques, and historical items that provide insights into the royal lifestyle of the Mewar dynasty. Exhibits include traditional costumes, jewelry, weapons, paintings, and other relics that reflect the rich cultural heritage of Rajasthan. In addition to the museum, Bagore ki Haveli is renowned for its evening cultural performances, which include traditional Rajasthani folk dances, puppet shows, and live music. These performances offer a captivating experience, allowing visitors to immerse themselves in the vibrant and colorful culture of Rajasthan.
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Places to Visit in Udaipur
Udaipur is one of the most gorgeous cities in Rajasthan and a special one in all of India for its unique topography. It is popularly known as the ‘City of Lakes’ after the numerous lakes that fill up most of the area, adding to the charm of the place. For this reason, Udaipur is sometimes regarded as the ‘Venice of the East’.
The top attractions here are undoubtedly the lakes and the sights around the lakes. Lake Pichola, Lake Fateh Sagar and a few other artificial lakes provide for most of the entertainment and water activities in Udaipur, apart from the scenic beauty of the numerous gardens that flank these water bodies.
This city is also big on palaces and museums. City Palace & Museum, Jagmandir Island Palace, Sajjangarh Palace and several others will enthral you with their opulence and regality. Udaipur is home to many ancient Hindu temples as well, Eklingji Temple and Jagdish Temple being the most famous.
Along with sightseeing, you can enjoy a cable car ride to Machla Magra (which literally translates to ‘Fish Hill’) from where you will have a bird’s eye view of all of Udaipur. Shilpgram, the cultural village, will allow you a live experience of the local music and dance forms. The city also has plenty of surprises for shopaholics, especially at the Hathipole Market in the old Udaipur.
While you busy your eyes and ears soaking in the sights and sounds of Udaipur, your taste buds will also have a great time here. Local Rajasthani dishes are made with lots of ghee and offer an aromatic journey to your olfactory organ.
Top Places to Visit in Udaipur
The most loved attractions in the City of Lakes are obviously the lakes and palaces. This list gives you a glimpse into those and a few other places that will make your trip worth the while.
1. Lake Pichola
The most famous lake in Udaipur is also its oldest. Lake Pichola is actually an artificial lake built in 1362 A.D. Surrounding this lake are a number of pretty restaurants and cafes that let you enjoy the lake view.
Inside Lake Pichola, there are 4 islands, namely, Jag Mandir, Mohan Mandir, Jag Niwas and Arsi Vilas, each of which has a beautiful palace resting on it. The luxurious Taj Mahal Palace sits on the Jag Niwas Island. These islands can only be reached via boat.
Commercial boat rides begin at 10 in the morning and are on until 5 in the evening. The lake looks particularly splendid during and after sunset. Hence, boating in the evening is priced at twice the regular fare.
2. City Palace
Built beside Lake Pichola, the City Palace is a huge palace complex which encompasses some halls, galleries and other palaces that are attractions on their own. The entire complex took around 400 years to be fully built. The construction was started by the ruling king of Mewar – Maharana Udai Singh II in 1553. By the time the City Palace was fully built, it saw 22 generations of Sisodia Rajputs.
Over the years, some of these mini palaces have been converted to luxury hotels and museums. The structures in the palace complex are built in Mughal and Rajasthani architectural styles, with the use of marble and granite. From many of the rooms and balconies, one can see the Lake Pichola. The terraces on the higher floors also offer views of the rest of Udaipur.
3. City Palace Government Museum
The main museum inside the City Palace was once the Zenana Mahal or the Ladies Chamber. In 1974, this was revamped into the City Palace Government Museum. This museum largely exhibits sculptures and antiques.
Every year, the World Living Heritage Festival is held at the museum. This is a great time to interact with art and crafts experts and attend workshops. Musical performances are also held in the open spaces.
The museum is open on all days between 9:30 AM and 5:30 PM. The regular entry fee for adults is INR 250. If you wish to take your camera along, you pay INR 250 again.
4. Jag Mandir Isla
Located on the island of the same name, the Jagmandir Island Palace appears to float on Lake Pichola. Also known as Lake Garden Palace, the construction of this building was commissioned by Maharana Amar Singh in 1551. The work was finished in the era of his grandson, Maharana Jagat Singh I. The palace is, therefore, actually named Jagat Mandir after him.
Since the palace is in the middle of a lake, it can only be reached via boat. It takes about half an hour to reach Jagmandir Island Palace from the jetty at Bansi Ghat. It is open on all days from 10 AM to 6 PM.
Most visitors prefer to lunch at the palace restaurant named ‘Darikhana’ which specializes in Rajasthani cuisine. This three-storey palace is surrounded by a courtyard and a lovely garden where private parties are hosted.
5. Bagore ki Haveli
This palace and museum is located at the Gangori Ghat of Lake Pichola. It was built by the 18th century Prime Minister of Mewar – Amar Chand Badwa. Since 1986 though, this residential haveli is a museum.
There are more than a hundred rooms in Bagore Ki Haveli, each decorated lavishly with mirror-work and murals on the walls and doors. The museum is further divided into 5 museums which showcase the palace rooms, puppetry, weaponry, Indian weddings through puppets and dolls, and turbans from across India.
Open from 9:30 in the morning until 5:30 in the evening, Bagore Ki Haveli also offers a unique Dharohar Dance Show from 7 PM to 8 PM.
6. Lake FatehSagar
Surrounded by the Aravalli Range of mountains on three sides, Lake Fatehsagar happens to be the 2nd largest artificial lake in Udaipur. There is a promenade circling the circumference of this lake which makes for the perfect platform for a morning or evening walk.
Built by Maharana Fateh Singh in the late 19th century, Lake Fatehsagar gets its water through a dam named ‘Connaught Bund’. It is possible to indulge in a lot of water sport activities here, such as boating, motor-boating and speed-boating. On the lake itself, there are three islands, two of which are parks and the other is a solar observatory.
7. Monsoon Palace / Sajjangarh Fort
5 kilometres from Udaipur, Sanjjangarh Palace is a fort on the Bansdara Peak of the Aravalli hills. It served as the monsoon residence of Maharana Sajjan Singh. Built in 1884, its main purpose, apart from housing the king of Mewar, was to let him watch the rain clouds.
The views from up here are absolutely delightful, as you can see most of Udaipur’s lakes and the hilltops of the Aravallis from the terrace courtyard. The fort is 9 storeys tall and built of white marble. There is also a system to harvest rainwater and store it in a cistern underground.
The palace is open to visitors on all days from 8 AM to 6 PM, and entry costs only INR 10. If you are taking your camera with you, that will be another 20 rupees. Foreign tourists pay INR 80 to enter.
8. Maharana Pratap Memorial
Built atop the Moti Magri hill, Maharana Pratap Memorial honours the courage and spirit of Rajput warrior king Maharana Pratap. The memorial is a bronze statue of the ruler mounted on his beloved horse – Chetak. Often called the Pratap Smarak, this monument was erected by Maharana Bhagwat Singh in the 18th century. The statue weighs a whopping 70 tonnes and is 11 feet tall.
There is a winding road that leads all from the foot of the hill (next to Lake Fatehsagar) to the top (where the memorial is). One gets an amazing view of the lake and several places of the city from up here. On the way, you can stop by at the museum which has a scaled down model of the Aravallis and the various forts and important cities of Mewar marked on it. You can also look at the portraits of several members of the royal Sisodia Rajput family, and a few paintings collected by the Maharana.
9. Crystal Gallery
One of the most dazzling and extravagant rooms in the City Palace is located inside the Fateh Prakash Palace (which is now a luxury hotel) – Crystal Gallery. This gallery is full of crystal articles from around the world.
The collection once belonged to Maharana Sajjan Singh but public has started viewing the exhibits only since 1994 when this turned into a museum. There are not only enormous chandeliers and lamps but also jewel encrusted furniture and upholstery.
Open from 9 AM till 6:30 PM, the museum costs INR 700 for adults to enter, which includes an audio guide with the ticket. They don’t let anyone photograph the interiors.
10. Garden of the Maidens / Sahelion Ki Bari
This sprawling area of gardens, pools and fountains was built by Rana Sangram Singh of Mewar Dynasty for his queen and her maidens. There are 4 pools of water at Sahelion Ki Bari, the first of which appears right after you enter. One can see a gazebo fountain at the centre of this pool with the statue of a maiden pouring out water from her pot.
As you venture further inside and witness the lush gardens, you will also come across another exquisite fountain of gargoyle-like structures of lions spouting out water through their mouths.
Garden of the Maidens is a great place for birdwatching and identifying plants and butterflies as well. This sight is open every day from 9 AM till 7 PM, and entry is a mere INR 10.
Literally meaning ‘artisanal village’, Shilpgram is an experiential museum and marketplace which showcases Rajasthani art and craft. Spread over 70 acres, this experiential village has more than two dozen huts that display unique arts and crafts not only from Rajasthan but also Gujarat, Maharashtra and Goa.
Located about 3 km from Udaipur, Shilpgram will consume at least half a day to be nicely explored. You can also enjoy some dance and music performances while you are here. Tourists can enter here between 11 AM and 7 PM for just INR 30.
There are several food stalls here that will let you taste authentic Rajasthani food. Starting from noon, the Haat Bazaar opens its doors to shoppers who would like to pick something up as a souvenir.
12. Haldighati Museum
45 kilometres from Udaipur, this museum tells the story of the battle of Haldighati between the Rajput warrior Maharana Pratap and the Mughals (led by Maan Singh I on behalf of emperor Akbar) which was fought in the valley of Haldighati in 1576. The museum is built at a distance from the actual location of Haldighati.
The museum displays several paintings, murals and bronze statues which depict scenes from the bloody battle. There are also specimens of swords and armours, carefully preserved for all to see.
Haldighati Museum runs a short film which tells the story of Maharana Pratap, his faithful mount – Chetak, and the battle of Haldighati. The museum complex also has a garden behind it, and a cafeteria which serves full meals as well. The museum is open from 8 AM to 7 PM and costs NR 20 to enter.
More Sightseeing Places in & Around Udaipur
Apart from the most famous attractions in Udaipur, there are several others which may not be as popular but are still worth a visit.
13. Sajjangarh Wildlife Sanctuary
Located next to the towering Sajjangarh Fort and Palace, this wildlife sanctuary and biological park makes it possible to sight tigers, panthers, jackals, wild boars, hyenas, reptiles, deer and nilgai. One can hire a golf car or an electric car for INR 50 to quickly tour the premises.
Spread over 5.19 square kilometres, Sajjangarh Wildlife Sanctuary and Biological Park stays open to visitors from 9 AM to 4:30 PM. It is closed on Tuesdays. Entry tickets for adults is priced at INR 30 and you pay an extra INR 80 for your camera. Foreigners are charged INR 300.
14. Udaipur Solar Observatory
One needs special permission to visit the USO (Udaipur Solar Observatory) as it is not open to the general public. One can still watch the domed structures floating on Lake Fatehsagar. This is one of only 3 observatories in the world, the other two being in Spain and Australia.
Solar observatories are different from regular observatories that study the night sky while here the sky is studied during the day. There are several telescopes at the USO that let one observe certain effects pertaining to the sun such as spots in the sun, the occurrence of solar active regions and solar flares.
15. Eklingji Temple
Built in the 8th century A.D., Eklingji Temple is dedicated to the Hindu deity of Eklingji, another moniker for the well recognized name – Shiva. The black stone statue of Eklingji at this shrine is 50 feet tall has 4 heads, each denoting a form of Shiva. The 4 forms here are Surya, Brahma, Vishnu and Rudra. There are also statues of Shiva’s wife (Parvati) and his 2 sons – Kartik and Ganesha.
At the entrance of the temple, there is a statue of the Hindu bull deity – Nandi. According to mythology, Nandi guards the gate to Mount Kailash (the abode of Shiva).
16. Gulab Bagh & Zoo
Gulab Bagh is a lush garden open at all times of the day. A favourite of morning walkers, this garden lets one look at a variety of roses, true to its name which means ‘Rose Garden’. There is a library inside this neatly manicured park and also a toy train for little children to enjoy.
This is the largest park in Udaipur and also has an open gym, suitable for all ages. There is also a zoo inside with the same name where one can see multiple birds, apart from lions, bears and deer. The Gulab Bagh Zoo happens to be one of the oldest zoos in India.
17. Jagdish Temple
Previously known as Jagannath Rai, this temple was built in honour of the Hindu god – Vishnu. The construction of this temple began in 1651, commissioned by the reigning king of Mewar – Maharana Jagat Singh. Located in the old city of Udaipur, Jagdish Temple showcases Indo-Aryan architecture.
There are several notable features of this temple – intricately carved ceilings, pillars with designs on them, colourful walls and a grand entrance. A statue of the mythical half-bird-half-man creature named Garuda is seen in front of this temple. It is said that Garuda guards the abode of Lord Vishnu. The temple is open from 4:15 AM to 1 PM and 5:15 AM to 8 PM.
18. Doodh Talai Musical Garden
Also known as Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Park, Doodh Talai is essentially a rock garden. This is also the starting point of the cable car ride to Machla Magra hill on which the Karni Mata temple is located. You pay only INR 10 to enter this musical garden which opens at 8 AM and closes at 10 PM. For the special musical fountain show, visit in the evening between 6 PM and 8 PM. For those who love sunsets, Doodh Talai Musical Garden is the ideal place to watch the sun set, especially as you have a nice view of Lake Pichola and its islands from here.
19. Jaisamand Lake
Built in the 17th century A.D. by Rana Jai Singh, Jaisamand Lake happens to be the second largest artificial lake in India after Govind Ballabh Pant Sagar which is in Uttar Pradesh. Also known as Dhebar Lake, it spans 87 square kilometres. Fed by the River Gomati, Jaisamand Lake started receiving its waters when the reigning king of Mewar built a marble dam on it in 1685. There are 3 islands on this lake, one of which houses the winter palace of the erstwhile kings – the Hawa Mahal Palace. The dam has steps that lead to the waters of the lake.
20. Vintage Car Museum
Owned by the hotelier Arvind Singh Mewar, the Vintage and Classic Car Museum in Udaipur opened its doors to the general public in the millennial year of 2000. The museum showcases cars owned by Mewar’s Maharanas who still live, and also those who have previously reigned. Some of these cars are almost 70 years old but they are maintained to still be useable.
Inside the museum, one can also see a Shell petrol pump from the yesteryears. Apart from antique cars and luxury cars owned by today’s Maharanas, the museum has solar powered auto-rickshaws and some other specimen. Open from 9 AM to 9 PM, INR 250 is charged as the entry fee.
21. Nehru Garden
Located on Lake Fatehsagar, Nehru Garden was built to honour India’s first Prime Minister – Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru. Spanning 4.5 acres, the park has been open to the public since 1967. If you get hungry while exploring the Nehru Garden, head to the food court which is shaped as a boat. In the evenings, you can enjoy the lights and the fountains that operate at the park. Open from 9 AM to 5 PM, entry is free to the garden itself, but you have to pay for the boat ride to this island (INR 400) which gets more expensive in the evenings (INR 700).
22. Bada Mahal
A part of the City Palace, Bada Mahal was built in the 17th century A.D. Also called the Garden Palace, the name literally means ‘Big Palace’, and was used by the men of the palace to wind down after a long day of work. Sporting Mughal and Rajputana architecture, this palace has several jharokhas which are balconies with ornate designs on them.
Apart from various rooms adorned with cut glass interiors, colourful paintings and pillars, Bada Mahal has a few courtyards and a garden full of flora. The palace is open to visitors on all days from 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM.
23. Sukhadia Circle
You wouldn’t expect roundabouts to be so fascinating, but Sukhadia Circle proves everyone wrong with its three-tiered fountain and the hype around it. The 21-foot tall marble fountain stands in the middle of a pond. You can enjoy boating on this pond. For a single person, paddle boating costs INR 40, whereas it is INR 100 for a 2-seater boat and INR 200 for a 4-seater boat.
There are also several activities you can participate in outside the water. Horse rides and camel rides are offered, which let you circle around the pond. The neighbourhood is quite green and friendly, full of food stalls you can eat at, and parks you can hang out in.
24. Sahasra Bahu Temples
20 kilometres from Udiapur, the twin temples of Sahastra Bahu in Nagda are dedicated to the Hindu deity of Vishnu. The temples were built in the 10th century A.D. The name literally translates to ‘a thousand arms’, denoting the mythological strength of Vishnu. Even though these temples are actually ruins, the intricate carvings on the pillars, the ornate roofs and the steps that lead to the shrines give an insight into traditional Rajasthani architecture.
The temples are maintained by ASI (Archaeological Survey of India) now. The village of Nagda itself is quite unique for its white marble roads. You can visit here from 4 AM to noon and 4 PM to 9 PM any day.
25. Bharatiya Lok Kala Museum
Established by Mihir Chaudhury in 1952, this cultural museum showcases folk art, literature, music, festivals and culture of the states of Rajasthan, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh. Among the exhibits are wall sculptures of deities from the Hindu mythology, earthenware, paintings, puppets, masks, traditional attire, ornaments, musical instruments and henna tattoo designs.
The museum is open on all days from 9 AM to 6 PM. The entry fee is INR 20 for adults and INR 35 for foreigners. To enter the special Folklore Museum and watch the puppet show, you pay another 25 rupees. For the folk dance performance along with the special puppet show, the fee is INR 40.
26. Ahar Cenotaphs
Located about 2 kilometres from Udaipur, the village of Ahar has over 250 cenotaphs in honour of the maharajas of Mewar. The Ahar Cenotaphs are also known as Mahasatis. In most cases, the remains of the maharajas are elsewhere, but 19 of the maharajas have been cremated here. Special dome-shaped chhatris have been erected to identify them. All of these cenotaphs were constructed throughout a period of 350 years.
Apart from the cenotaphs, one can also visit the Ahar Archaeological Museum which exhibits antiques which have been discovered through excavations. Interesting items such as terracotta toys, stone weights with animals figures, earthen pottery, seals, metal idols, etc. can be found at the museum.
Shopping in Udaipur
Udaipur offers many of Rajasthan’s popular items for travellers to buy. The typical Rajasthani items to take as souvenirs include puppets, Rajasthani cloth dolls, wall hangings and other handicrafts.
For those who like traditional Rajasthani art which depicts villages and women at work in their customary attire, you can not only buy paintings but also coasters and glass showpieces with similar kind of artwork on them.
Rajasthani handbags, leather-ware, jootis (traditional shoes), kurtas and accessories such as bangles and earrings are very popular with the ladies. Keep an eye out for bangles made of lac, especially at fetes where they let you pick your colours and customize the design for you.
Bed sheets, bed covers, cushion covers, table cloths and blankets are other interesting things to buy here, especially for their quality and creative designs on them. Check out the shopping hangouts of Hathi Pol where the winding narrow lanes have tiny shops displaying paintings, leather handbags and more. Haat Bazaar at the cultural village of Shilpgram is another popular place for shopping.
Eating in Udaipur
Udaipur knows how to serve up both street food and sit-down meals with ease. Whether you are vegetarian or prefer red meat, there’s something that Rajasthani cuisine has for you. The top favourites here are kachoris, a deep fried snack which is often served with dal (lentil curry), and laal maas (lamb prepared in a spicy curry).
Rajasthani thalis (platters) typically have some salad, pickles, papad, rotis (a type of flatbread) made of bajra (millet) or jowar (sorghum), some dry vegetable preparations of local produce such as turmeric root, French beans, gathiya (sticks made of chickpea flour) and papad, and halwa (a type of dessert made of powdered semolina).
Sometimes, you may be served dal-baati-churma which is basically a ball made of wheat flour and served with lentil soup and a sweet powder. The Rajasthanis love to cook their food in ghee and also add dollops of it while serving the food.
How to Reach Udaipur
Udaipur is well connected by air, railways and roadways. Here is some essential information for you to plan your trip to this city:
Flights : Udaipur’s Dabok Airport services domestic flights to Mumbai, Delhi and Rajasthani cities like Jodhpur and Jaipur. Since the airport is 25 km from the city centre, you will have to hire a car or rickshaw to reach your hotel.
Trains : Udaipur City Railway Station connects this city to various parts of the country. There are over 50 trains that halt at this station, making it possible to take a train from here to most of the other cities.
Buses : Long distance buses can get you to Udaipur from Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Mumbai and a few other cities. The City of Lakes is on the National Highway 8 and 48, hence well connected.
Car : If you are arriving from other Rajasthani cities, you can also drive here. State Highways are present throughout Rajasthan, making it convenient to get to Udaipur from Chittorgarh, Jodhpur and nearby places.
Udaipur is 400 km from Jaipur, 250 km from Jodhpur, 500 km from Jaisalmer, 750 km from Mumbai and 660 km from Delhi.
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- 47 Glamorous Places To Visit In Udaipur In The Year 2023 For A Laidback Holiday
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The places to visit in Udaipur is synonymous with grandeur, heritage, extravagance, and royalty. From royal architecture and serene lakes to delectable cuisine, and colorful shopping centers — the royal city has it all. No doubt, this city is a heritage tourist destination and has been attracting tourists from all over the world to its lakes and palaces. Right here, in this city, you’ll get to witness an eclectic fusion of what’s gone and what’s on. Udaipur’s charisma has always impressed the love birds, and this is why it’s regarded as one of the most romantic destinations in India.
47 Places To Visit In Udaipur
If you’re planning a vacation to Udaipur, here is a list of places that you can explore on a Udaipur sightseeing tour that you should keep handy to explore the glory of the city. Be it a short trip for 2 to 3 days or a week-long excursion, these places are your best bet. These places will give you a peek into the history of Udaipur and the richness of its culture. Make sure you visit these on your next trip. Take a look at these beautiful places to visit in Udaipur :
1. Lake Palace
Famous as one of the most royale and romantic hotels in the world, Lake Palace was formerly known as Jag Niwas and is among the top Udaipur attractions . It is one of the best places to visit in Udaipur at night. The Taj Group took over the palace and has painstakingly restored and maintained the heritage of these most sought after resorts.
The Taj Lake Palace resides by the famous lake Pichola and is one of the best hotels in Udaipur for honeymoon . This huge lake comprises many islands, including the one, which has the lake palace. It is also one of Udaipur’s best places at night. A boat ride through the lake that takes you through some of the most popular monuments of Udaipur is a must here.
Built By: Maharana Jagat Singh II Built-In: 1743 Location: Pichola, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001 Ideal Duration: 1-2 hours Opening Hours: 10 am to 6 pm Cost: INR 500 Reviews | TripAdvisor Ratings: 5/5
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2. City Palace
Udaipur City Palace, located on the banks of lake Pichola, is one of the most romantic and Udaipur’s famous places for couples. The architecture of the palace is splendid and is a testimony to the royal kingdoms of Rajput dynasty. Known for its rich history, the beauty of the palace is a benchmark for many structures even to this day. It is one of the best places to visit in Udaipur in 1 day .
Built By: Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II Built In: 1727 Location: Tulsi Marg, Gangori Bazaar, J.D.A. Market, Pink City, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302002 Ideal Duration: 2-3 hours Opening Hours: 9:30 am to 5:30 pm Cost: INR 30 for adults, INR 15 for children, and INR 200 for camera Reviews | TripAdvisor Ratings: 4.5/5
3. Jag Mandir
Jag Mandir palace is built on an island in Lake Pichola and is known for its beautiful interiors and grand style of architecture. The intricate sculptures on the marbles are key attractions of this place apart from the majestic view of the lake from the palace. Famous for serene boat rides and the grand solitude of the temple, Jag Mandir is definitely among the best places to visit in Udaipur in 4 days.
Built By: Maharana Karan Singh II Built-In: 17th century Location: Pichola, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001 Opening Hours: 9.00 am to 7.00 pm Ideal Duration: 1-2 hours Cost: INR 325 per adult, and INR 165 per child (includes boat ride for 1 hour) Reviews | TripAdvisor Ratings: 4/5
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4. The Monsoon Palace
Formerly known as Sajjangarh Palace, this royal architecture is a hilltop palatial residence. It was built by Maharana Sajjan Singh of the Mewar Dynasty. The fort was built, basically, to watch the monsoon clouds floating by. It guarantees panoramic views of the surrounding countryside and sunsets at distance. The palace is in close proximity to the Sajjangarh Wildlife sanctuary and is usually a one day trek from the palace. It is definitely the best place to visit in Udaipur.
Built By: Maharan Sajjan Singh Built-In: 1884 Location: 11monsoon colony, Sajjan Garh Rd, near Mewar Garh hotel, Eklavya Colony, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001 Opening Hours: Open Daily (8 am to 6 pm) Ideal Duration: 2-3 hours Cost: INR 10 for Indians, and INR 80 for foreigners Reviews | TripAdvisor Ratings: 4/5
5. Ahar Cenotaphs
Because of its archaeological significance, Ahar is one of the popular destinations for tourists in Udaipur. It was used as a major burial ground for the royal family. The memorial site also has an archaeological museum, which has a fascinating collection of rare monuments dating 10th century. As a tourist place, it draws crowds for its historic significance and the evergreen charms for ruins.
Built By: Maharana Udai Singh Built In: 15th century Location: Ayad Rd, Ayad, Ganapati Nagar, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001 Opening Hours: 10:00 am to 4:30 pm. Ideal Duration: 2 hours Cost: Nominal fee of INR 3 per person Reviews | TripAdvisor Ratings: 4/5
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6. Fateh Sagar Lake
It is one of the best places to visit in Udaipur, Rajasthan . Fateh Sagar Lake is one of the most beautiful lakes in Rajasthan . It consists of three islands and each one has well maintained public parks that can be reached through a boat ride. It is a good place to spend the evening, as the view of the city gets better while the sun sets at the horizon. If you’re on a short visit, add this among the places to visit in Udaipur in one day.
Built By: Maharana Jai Singh Built In: 1678 Location: Udaipur 313001 Opening Hours: 8 am to 6 pm Ideal Duration: 2 hours Cost: No fee Reviews | TripAdvisor Ratings: 4.5/5
7. Kumbhalgarh Fort
Located about 64 km from the city of Udaipur, Kumbhalgarh fort is an architectural wonder in Udaipur, and surely among most extravagant palaces and forts of Rajasthan. With a humongous wall stretched over good 30 km, the fort is 1900 metres above the sea level. The well thought architect of Kumbhalgarh Fort is simple yet impressive. A drive to the fort itself is quite enjoyable and the panoramic view from the fort is a sight to behold, which makes it one among the most famous Udaipur tourist places. If you are seekinng the best places to visit in Udaipur with family, don’t forget to add Kumbhalgarh Fort to your itinerary.
Built By: Rana Kumbha Built In: 1458AD Location: Kumbhalgarh, Rajasthan 313325 Opening Hours: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm Ideal Duration: 2 hours Cost: INR 15 per person for Indians. INR 200 per person for foreigners Reviews | TripAdvisor Ratings: 4.5/5
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8. Saheliyon Ki Bari
Built by Sangram Singh, Saheliyon-Ki-Bari is a large, beautiful garden located in the north of Jaipur. It is known for its pleasant lotus pool, marble elephants, excellent architecture, fountains and beautiful gardens. located by the Fateh Sagar lake, this garden is also famous for its lush green lawns and marble art amidst the dry state of Rajasthan. It is one of the best places to see in Udaipur.
Built By: Rana Sangram Singh Built In: 18th century Location: Saheli Marg, New Fatehpura, Panchwati, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001 Opening Hours: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Ideal Duration: 1 hour Cost: INR 5 per person Reviews | TripAdvisor Ratings: 4/5
9. Bagore ki Haveli
Bagore Ki Haveli is one of the oldest Havelis located close to Lake Pichola. It is home to one of the most popular galleries exhibiting Rajputana heritage and history. The haveli is known for its antique monuments and is especially famous for the exhibit of the world’s largest turban. You will enjoy yourself to the fullest at this one of the most interesting places to go in Udaipur.
Built-In: 1751 to 1778 CE Location: Gangaur Ghat Marg, Hotel Gangaur Palace, Silawatwari, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001 Opening Hours: 9:30 am to 5:300 pm Ideal Duration: 2 hours Cost: INR 60 for domestic and INR 100 for foreigners Reviews | TripAdvisor Ratings: 4.5/5
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10. Bhartiya Lok Kala Museum
The Bhartiya Lok Kala Museum is a folklore museum, which displays the rich folk arts of Rajasthan including turbans, dolls, masks, paintings. If you’re interested in arts and would love to know about the heritage of Udaipur, this museum is a must for you, even if you are shortlisting places to visit in Udaipur in 2 days. Besides, there are regular puppet shows and cultural performances by local as well as guest artists. It is one of the most famous places in Udaipur.
Built By: Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandal Location: Near, Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandir, Chetak Cir, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001 Opening Hours: 9 am to 6:00 pm. Ideal Duration: 2 hours Cost: INR 20 for Indians, INR 35 for foreigners Reviews | TripAdvisor Ratings: 4/5
If you are looking for hidden places to visit in Udaipur , then you must head out to Shilpgram. Shilpgram is an arts and crafts village, located about 3 km from Udaipur. This sprawling village of 70 acres is responsible for sustaining the heritage and arts of the rural areas and provides support to the artists and craftsmen. Visit this village to witness the rich traditional art forms, various crafts and wonderful paintings.
Built-In: 1989 Location: Shilpgram, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001 Opening Hours: 11:00 am to 7:00 pm Ideal Duration: 2 hours Cost: INR 30 for Indians, INR 50 for foreigners Reviews | TripAdvisor Ratings: 4/5
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12. Vintage Car Museum
Are you fond of antique cars? While in Udaipur don’t miss out to visit this Vintage Car Museum. A perfect day out a place for the people who love to admire the beauty of the antique heritage cars. The museum was inaugurated in 2000 and people visit this place to know about the history of these automobile beauties. This is one of the best places to visit in Udaipur in 2 days.
Built By: Pranlal Bhogilal Location: Gulab Bagh Rd, nearby The Garden Hotel, Old City, Shakti Nagar, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001 Opening Hours: Open Daily (9 am – 9 pm) Ideal Duration: 1 hour Cost: INR 250 (Adult), INR 150 (Children) Reviews | TripAdvisor Ratings: 3.5/5
13. Lake Pichola
One of first things to notice once you enter Udaipur is the magnificent Lake Pichola. The setting of the lake almost takes you into a surreal movie-like environment. A lake which contains four islands, namely – Jag Mandir, Jag Niwas, Mohan Mandir and Arsi Vilas. Taking a boat cruise around the freshwater lake during sunset is one of the most blissful and relaxing things to do in Udaipur.
Built By: Banjara Built-In: 1362 AD Location: Udaipur Pichola lake, 313001 Opening Hours: 9 am to 6 pm Ideal Duration: 2 hours Cost: Adult – INR 300/- per hour, Children – INR 150/- per hour Reviews | TripAdvisor Ratings: 4/5
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14. Karni Mata Temple
One of the best things to do in Udaipur (along with the craziest), is to visit the Karni Mata temple. Karni Mata is a temple dedicated to the Hindu goddess Karni Mata located on the Machala Magra Hills in Udaipur. This temple in Udaipur often attracts people from all across the globe who are looking for fun things to do in and around Udaipur.
Built By: Maharaja Ganga Singh Built-In: 15th – 20th century Location: NH 89, Deshnok, Rajasthan 334801 Opening Hours: 9 am to 9 pm Ideal Duration: 1 hour Cost: Free Reviews | TripAdvisor Ratings: 4.5/5
15. Jawahar Nagar
Riding the ropeway has become a popular tourist activity for people coming into Udaipur because of the thrill and the view they get upon traveling in it, which adds to the charm of the City of Lakes. The tickets are affordable, the views are scenic and the experience is quaint. Make sure to stop by Jawahar Nagar to experience ropeway riding with your friends and family.
Opening Hours: 9 am to 5 pm Location: Khanjipeer, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001 Ideal Duration: 2 -3 hours Cost: INR 80/- per person for a round trip Reviews | TripAdvisor Ratings: 4/5
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16. Jagat Niwas
Jagat Niwas Palace is a heritage mansion in Udaipur offering comfortable stay. This excellent property is a must-visit to learn about Rajasthani’s culture and values. This grand palace has different types of rooms available and serve delicious breakfast which you can enjoy during your stay here.
Built By: Maharana Jagat Singh II Built In: 1743 and 1746 Location: 23-25 Behind Jagdish Temple, Lal Ghat Road, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001 Ideal Duration: 2 -3 days Opening Hours: 9 am to 9 pm Cost: INR 500 per person Reviews | TripAdvisor Ratings: 4.5/5
17. Hathi Pol Bazaar
Rajasthani cities often provide a good variety of options for people who love to shop. If you are looking for interesting things to do in Udaipur, look no further than Hathi Pol Bazaar. The market is littered with souvenirs, paintings and artisanal products at negotiable prices if you’re there to look at a good bargain and is among the best places for shopping in Udaipur .
Opening Hours: 10 am to 10 pm Location: G N P * LACE (Girdhar Das Nathu Lal Parikh) 179, Bada Bazar, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001 Cost: NA Ideal Duration: 2 hours Reviews
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18. Ambrai Amet Haveli
The scenic view of Ambrai Ghat and Lake Pichola makes it a great rooftop restaurant in Udaipur where you can relax with your friends or amour. The raised cushion mattresses with low tables make it a great place for sketching, reading or any other leisure activity. The diners particularly appraise the ambiance of the place. For travelling wishing to cover places to visit in Udaipur in 3 days, Ambrai Amet Haveli is a must-visit spot.
Built By: Maharana Jagat Singh Ji Built-In: 1734-1752 A.D Location: Hanuman Ghat Road, Outside Chandpole, Ambamata, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001 Opening Hours: 10 am to 10 pm Ideal Duration: 2 hours Cost: INR 900 for two Reviews | TripAdvisor Ratings: 4.5/5
The Tribute Restaurant, located at Fateh Sagar, is essentially a tribute to Chetak, the legendary horse of Maharana Pratap. It’s fine Equine decor and blooming lakeside view makes it a must on the itinerary. The restaurant serves north Indian, continental, and the ethnic curries with exotic breads of Rajasthan and is amongst the best places in Udaipur.
Location: 89/B, Ambamata Temple Rd, Behind Monika Complex, Rang Sagar, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001 Opening Hours: 10 am to 10 pm Ideal Duration: 1-2 hours Cost: INR 1500 for two Reviews | TripAdvisor Ratings: 4.5/5
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20. Kabab Mistri
Kabab Mistri is a fine dining restaurant that specialises in and serves North Indian and Mughlai, especially, kebabs, curries and oriental cuisines. The place is located in Fateh Sagar with scenic views of the Aravalli Hills and Lake Pichola and having dinner with your special someone here is probably one of the most romantic things to do in Udaipur . Live Ghazals add that extra spark to the ambience of Kabab Mistri. It has two major lush green lawns for parties.
Built By: Chef Vimal Dhar Location: Gokul Grande, Kabab mistri ,GG Residency ,173-174, road, Goverdhan Villas, Devali, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001 Opening Hours: 10 am to 10 pm Ideal Duration: 1-2 hours Cost: INR 1000 for two Reviews | TripAdvisor Ratings: 4.5/5
21. Jaiwana Haveli
Once a private residence of the Thakur of Jaiwana, the Jaiwana Haveli is a great rooftop restaurant in Udaipur if one is hunting for picturesque views and excellent Mewari cuisine. The place attracts a lot of diners and hence is a popular place among foodies visiting Udaipur. You must include Jaiwana Haveli in your itinerary as it is one of the top places to visit in Udaipur in 2 days.
Built In: 1995 Location: 14, Lal Ghat Road, Near Jagdish mandir, Old City, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001 Opening Hours: 10 am to 10 pm Ideal Duration: 1-2 hours Cost: INR 900 for two Reviews | TripAdvisor Ratings: 4.5/5
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22. Raas Leela
Located near the lake with a panoramic view, Raas Leela specialises in North Indian, Chinese, Continental and Rajasthani delicacies. Apart from the delectable local food of Rajasthan, it has a vibrant aura and the restaurant is quite economical too. The visitors find the service and ambience to be a great asset for the restaurant.
Location: Sony Ji ki Bari, adjoining The Leela, Outside Chandpole, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001 Opening Hours: 10 am to 10 pm Ideal Duration: 1-2 hours Cost: INR 750 for two Reviews | TripAdvisor Ratings: 4/5
23. Doodh Talai Musical Garden
Dudh Talai Musical Garden, also known as Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay park, is a popular rock garden situated in Duddh Talai. The best time to visit this place is either early in the morning or in the evening when you can witness the beauty of the sunset. One can admire the expansive view of the city and see Lake Pichola, City Palace and Jag Mandir. This garden is also connected with the Karni Mata Temple via a cable car and is one of the top places to visit in Udaipur, Rajasthan.
Built By: Yagnik Mechanical Engineering Works Location: Udaipur, Rajasthan Opening Hours: 8 am to 10 pm Show Timings: 6 pm to 8 pm Ideal Duration: 2 hours Cost: RS. 10 per person Reviews | TripAdvisor Ratings: 3.5/5
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24. Sukhadia Circle
After a hectic day in Udaipur, you can go to the Sukhadia Circle where you can unwind. It is a roundabout with a 21-foot tall fountain which was built in 1970. It was named after Shri Mohan Lal Sukhadia, the Chief Minister, to honor him. People visit this place with their family and friends to spend a leisure day and admire the sunset in the evening.
Built By: Mohan Lal Sukhadia Built In: 1970 Location: NA Opening Hours: 10 am to 8 pm Ideal Duration: 1-2 hours Cost: No fee Reviews | TripAdvisor Ratings: 4/5
25. Eklingji Temple
Located in north Udaipur, Eklingji Temple is one of the best tourist places in Udaipur. The magnificent architecture attracts several tourists everyday to this temple of Lord Shiva. Inside this temple, there are three images of Nandi made of silver, black stone and brass. When in Udaipur, do visit this place and take blessings from the four-faced idol of Lord Shiva. The Eklingji Temple timing is mentioned below for your ease.
Built By: Bappa Rawal Built In: 734 A.D. Opening Hours: 4:30 am to 7:00 am, 10:30 am to 1:30 pm, 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm Ideal Duration: 1 hour Cost: No fee Reviews | TripAdvisor Ratings: 4.5/5
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26. Jagdish Temple
Built in 1651, the temple is one of the greatest architectural marvels in the city that showcases intricate carvings on the crafted pillars, beautifully decorated ceilings representing ancient times, painted walls and spacious corridors. Stroll around the alleys and corridors of this stunning temple and soak in the good vibes.
Built By: Maharaja Jagat Singh Built-In: 1651 Location: 1 Jagdish temple, Rajasthan 313001 Opening Hours: 5:00 am to 9:00 pm Cost: No fee Ideal Duration: 1 hour Reviews | TripAdvisor Ratings: 4.5/5
27. Maharana Pratap Memorial
Built-in the memory of the legendary warrior, this historic site of Udaipur is dedicated to the gallant Maharana Pratap. Situated at the top of Moti Margi or Pearl Hill, the memorial overlooks the Fateh Sagar Lake. The memorial was built by Maharana Bhagwat Singh Mewar to honour the courage and valour of Maharana Pratap. It is one of the best sightseeing places in Udaipur.
Built By: Maharana Bhagwat Singh Mewar Built-In: 18th century Opening Hours : 9 am – 6 pm Ideal Duration: 1 hour Cost : INR 20 per person for adults; INR 10 for children; INR 50 per person for foreigners Reviews | TripAdvisor Ratings: 4/5
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28. Udaipur Solar Observatory
The Udaipur solar observatory is considered to be the best solar observing area in the whole of Asia, situated on the island of the Fateh Sagar Lake. The observatory aims to do research in Modern Science and is surrounded by water on all sides, there is a range of telescopes that will give you the chance to observe the sun and other planets. This is amongst the most popular Udaipur tourist places .
Built By: Dr. Arvind Bhatanagar Built In: 1975 Location: Lake Fatehpur to Badi Talai, Rani Rd, Near Fatehpur, Shilpgram, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001 Opening Hours: 9.30 am to 5.00 pm (Saturday and Sunday closed) Ideal Duration: 1-2 hours Cost: No fee Reviews | TripAdvisor Ratings: 4/5
29. Crystal Gallery
Located inside the Fateh Prakash Palace, the crystal gallery is a world-renowned gallery that is spread across the floor of Durbar Hall that houses probably the single largest private collection of crystals across the world. Built by Maharana Sajjan Singh in 1877, this is a very exquisite crystal gallery that includes perfume bottles, dinner wares, glasses and more that will make you feel like royalty.
Built By: Maharana Sajjan Singh Built-In: 1877 Opening Hours: 9.00 am to 7.00 pm Ideal Duration: 1 hour Cost: INR 700 for adults and INR 450 for children Reviews | TripAdvisor Ratings: 4/5
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30. Charcoal By Carlson
This is an authentic Rajasthani restaurant that cooks veg and non-veg meals cooked in Rajasthani style. They even have some great options for vegans. Indulge in lip-smacking delicacies in the backdrop of a stunning view of the lake and enjoy the folk music of Rajasthan while you indulge in your meal. Your Udaipur sightseeing experience isn’t complete without trying something on their menu and that too in the middle of the beautiful lake Pichola which also makes it one of the best restaurants in Udaipur .
Opening Hours : 7 am – 11 pm Cost: INR 1000 for two Ideal Duration: 1 hour Reviews | TripAdvisor Ratings: 3/5
31. Sheesh Mahal
An open air fine-dining Indian restaurant overlooking the lake, Sheesh Mahal restaurant is an excellent choice to indulge in Rajasthani flavours that will elevate your dining experience and enhance your taste buds. Indulge in authentic and contemporary flavours, feel like royalty in one of the best fine-dining restaurants in Udaipur.
Built By: Shah Jahan Built In: 16th century Opening Hours : 11 am – 11 pm Ideal Duration: 1 hour Cost : INR 2200 for two Reviews | TripAdvisor Ratings: 4.5/5
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32. Chetak Circle
A popular market place in Udaipur, it is marked by an iconic structure of Chetak, the gallant horse of Maharana Pratap. The circle is surrounded by various shops and eating joints. You can find several items like folk toys, enamel, dhurries, block-printed materials, and junk jewellery in the market. Visit this amazing Udaipur tourist places that reflect the culture of Rajasthan from every corner.
Opening Hours: 10.00am to 7.00pm (Sunday closed) Cost: NA Ideal Duration: 1 hour Reviews | TripAdvisor Ratings: 5/5
33. Jaisamand Lake
The second largest artificial lake in Udaipur, Jaisamand Lake covers an area of 87 sq km and is surrounded by the Jaisamand Wildlife sanctuary and is one of the most popular tourist places in Udaipur . It’s a serene location with lots of peace and tranquility, if you want to spend some time alone reading or just introspecting then make sure you visit this Lake. It is amongst the best Udaipur sightseeing places that becomes even more beautiful in monsoon.
Built By: Maharana Jai Singh Built In: 17 century Opening Hours: 10.00am to 5.00pm Ideal Duration: 1-2 hours Cost: No fee; INR 30 for boat ride Reviews | TripAdvisor Ratings: 4.5/5
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History enthusiasts, this place should be on your list of places to visit in Udaipur. Haldighati is a mountain pass in the Aravalli range that connects the Rajsamand and Pali and it is the place where the famous battle of Haldighati between Rana Pratap singh of Mewar and Raja Man Singh of Amber took place in 1576. The place gets its name from the yellow colour of the sand which looks like turmeric (haldi). This is amongst the most popular tourist places in Udaipur .
Opening Hours: 12.00am to 12.00am Cost: No fee Ideal Duration: 2 hours Reviews | TripAdvisor Ratings: 5/5
35. Chittorgarh Fort
Built by the Mauryan rulers in the 7th century, this fort is a huge structure and architectural marvel that is secured with several gates. Chittorgarh Fort history is one of the most talked about fort because of its splendid architecture. The fortification lies 112 km away from the main city of Udaipur and is a true embodiment of pride and chivalry of the Rajput in the Mewar kingdom. Also, the Padmavati Palace in Chittorgarh Fort is not to be missed.
Built By: Chitrangad Mori Built In: 7th century A.D Location: Chittor Fort Road, Chittorgarh, Rajasthan 312001 Opening Hours: 9.30am to 5.00pm Cost: INR 5 for Indians and INR 100 for foreigners; INR 50 for sound and light show ticket Ideal Duration: 2 hours Reviews | TripAdvisor Ratings: 4.5/5
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36. Badi Lake
Next on the list of Udaipur places to visit is Badi Lake. It is also known as Tiger Lake and was built in the 17th century by the famous Maharana Jai Singh to counter the losses incurred and after effects of the drought every year. A beautiful picnic spot, Badi Lake is about 10 kilometers from the city and is stunning.
Built By: Maharana Raj Singh I Built In: 1652-1680 Opening Hours: 8.00 am to 6.00pm Cost: Free; Boat Ride- INR 30 for normal; INR 200 for motor boat ride and INR 400 for speed boat. Ideal Duration: 1-2 hours Reviews | TripAdvisor Ratings: 4.5/5
37. Bada Bazaar
If you are a shopping enthusiast then this is the perfect place for you. One of the best Udaipur places to visit, Bada Bazaar features small shops which sell textiles, jewellery and leather items. If you wish to buy souvenirs then try finding some here. If you want some local craafts at dirt cheap prices then this is where you head to.
Opening Hours: 9.30 am – 5:30 pm Cost: NA Ideal Duration: 2 hours
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38. Gangaur Ghat
Gangaur Ghat is one of the most famous places to see in Udaipur and why not! Located in the old city on the banks of the gorgeous Lake Pichola, Gangaur Ghat is not just a good place to explore but even a great spot for photography. What is the best part about it you ask? Well, it is the sunset and sunrise views.
Location: Old City, Pichola, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001 Opening Hours: 24 hours Cost: NA Ideal Duration: 2 hours Reviews | TripAdvisor Ratings: 4/5
Lastly, on our list of tourist places in Udaipur features Rajasthali. If you are a shopaholic you needs somethingh to keep as a memory of your trip then this cheap and best handicraft emporium which is run by the Rajasthan Government itself and promotes hadicrafts and folk arts of the city.
Opening Hours: 8.00 am to 6.00 pm Cost: NA Ideal Duration: 2 hours Reviews | TripAdvisor Ratings: 3.5/5
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40. Nathdwara Temple
Nathdwara Temple is a beautiful temple located in the heart of Udaipur city and is a must-visit attraction for all the holidayers who are looking for a serene and religious place in the city. The temple is known for offering mesmerizing views of the surrounding environment and if you are planning your visit during winter months then you can surely capture beautiful moments here on your camera.
Built By: Shrinathji Built In: 17th century Location: Nathdwara, Rajasthan 313301 Opening Hours: 5:30 am–6 pm Ideal Duration: 1 hour Cost: NA
41. Bapu Bazaar
Bapu Bazaar is another interesting paradise for shopaholics holidaying in Udaipur. The market is popular for Udaipur handicraft items, vibrant cotton fabrics printed in Rajasthani style, and exclusive jewelry pieces. Bapu Bazaar in Udaipur also offers you an array of street food options and you can grab scrumptious local food here in this market.
Location: Biseswarji, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302007 Opening Hours: 11:00 AM – 08:00 PM Cost: NA Ideal Duration: 2 hours Reviews | TripAdvisor Ratings: 4/5
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42. Mewar Biodiversity Park
Mewar Biodiversity Park is a must-visit attraction in Udaipur for those who love exploring the unique flora and fauna of the place they are exploring on vacation. This enormous biodiversity park is home to over 500 kinds of plants including 300 to 400 years old Banyan Trees, Mango Trees, and Mahua Tree. The park also showcases a wide variety of reptiles, animals, birds, and amphibians.
Location: Udaipur Bypass, Amberi, Rajasthan 313024 Opening Hours: 9am–5pm Ideal Duration: 2 hours Cost: INR 40 per person
43. Marvel Water Park
Marvel Water Park is the first water park in the city of Udaipur and is amongst the most loved places to visit in Udaipur with kids and friends. It is located amid the shelter of lush green trees and is a perfect spot for a refreshing break during summers. The amazing place in Udaipur offers water slides, rain dances, toddler’s lagoon, sky slides and numerous other things that will surely make your day a memorable one!
Location: Saras Parlor, NH 8, Goverdhan Villas, Sector 14, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001 Opening Hours: 1 0:30 am –6 pm Cost: INR 400 (Adult), INR 250 (Kids) Ideal Duration: 2-3 hours Reviews | TripAdvisor Ratings: 3.5/5
44. Aravali Nature View
Are you a nature admirer holidaying in Udaipur? If yes, then Aravali Nature View is an attraction in Udaipur that you must surely not miss out on your next vacation! This spot gives a perfect glimpse of the entire Udaipur city from a distance and you will be glancing mesmerizing lakes, enormous palaces, royal gardens, and a lot more. It is a popular hiking trail here and if frequently taken by nature lovers!
Opening Hours: Open 24 hours Cost: NA Ideal Duration: 2 hours
45. Udaipur Ghat
Udaipur Ghat is a prominent spiritual and religious site in Udaipur and welcomes pilgrims and visitors throughout the year. It is located in the heart of the old city and the area is the hub of popular hotels and homestays. So if you are staying in the old city on your Udaipur trip then do head to this beautiful ghat to witness the mesmerizing views of sunsets and sunrises.
Opening Hours: NA Cost: INR 200 for boating Ideal Duration: 2 hours
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46. Sahastra Bahu Temple
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The Sahastra Bahu temples also known as Saasbahu temples is among the best places to visit in Udaipur, Rajasthan . It is located in Nagda village and is home to all the gods. It got this unusual name because a king had this temple built for his wife and daughter in law. If you want to spend some silent time, nothing can be better than visiting this wonderful temple complex.
Built By: King Mahapala Built-In: 10th-century Location: Udaipur, Rajasthan 313202 Opening Hours: Open 24 hours Cost: NA Ideal Duration: 1 hour Reviews | TripAdvisor Ratings: 5/5
47. Under The Sun Aquarium
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If you’re on a short visit, don’t forget to add Under The Sun Aquarium in your list of best places to visit in Udaipur in one day . The aquarium houses over 100 different species of fish and other sea creatures like Indoneisan Crabs, Fresh Water Campi and more. Get a glimpse of life under sea here.
Built By: Fatehsagar Paal Built In: 21 October 2017 Opening Hours: 8 am to 11 pm Cost: NA Ideal Duration: 2 hours
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While making a plan to visit Rajasthan anytime soon, make sure to plan a holiday in Udaipur and go beyond the colorful markets and explore this beautiful city of lakes. And don’t miss the chance to visit the fascinating city of palaces and experience the grandeur of the rich Rajput heritage on your next holiday trip! Have you visited all the 47 places to visit in Udaipur yet? Let us know in the comments section below.
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Frequently Asked Questions Places to Visit in Udaipur
Which is better Jaipur or Udaipur?
Both the places are unique on their own, Jaipur is a much busy city, with a royal touch to it. Udaipur on the other hand is much more peaceful with less crowd. So, if you are looking for a peaceful getaway Udaipur is the place for you.
Is Udaipur more expensive than Jaipur?
Udaipur is a bit expensive as compared to Jaipur, the average cost at both the places is different, including all the expenses like travelling, accommodation and sightseeing.
Is it safe to visit Udaipur during Covid times?
Make sure that you follow all the mandatory travel guidelines mentioned by the government of Rajasthan such as wearing masks, using hand sanitizers and disinfectants, maintaining social distancing, etc. Get yourself tested before leaving for your journey and don’t forget to carry your negative RT-PCR report with you.
How can I spend 2 days in Udaipur?
You can plan a visit to the popular tourist attractions such as Lake Palace: Royale Architecture City Palace, Jag Mandir, The Monsoon Palace, Ahar Cenotaphs, Fateh Sagar Lake, Kumbhalgarh Fort, Saheliyon Ki Bari, Bagore Ki Haveli, Bhartiya Lok Kala Museum, Shilpgram, Vintage Car Museum, Lake Pichola, Karni Mata Temple.
Which thing is famous in Udaipur?
Udaipur is known for its magnificent palaces, pristine lakes and lively markets where people can buy authentic and colorful jewelry and clothes of Rajasthan.
What is the best time to visit Udaipur?
The best time to visit Udaipur is during the winter season as the temperature remains pleasant and comfortable. The best months to plan a vacation in Udaipur are September, October, November, February and March.
Which is the best area to stay in Udaipur?
The best areas to stay in Udaipur are near Jagdish Temple, on the bank of a lake, or the Lal Ghat area. These areas offer easy accessibility to prime attractions in Udaipur and are affordable for all. The hotels in these areas cost anywhere between INR 1500 to INR 5000 per night.
What can I buy in Udaipur?
There are a range of things you can buy in Udaipur like ethnic sarees, jackets, diaries, paintings, sculptures, cushion covers, authentic jewelry, crockery, readymade clothes and wall hangings.
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5 best places you must visit in Udaipur, Rajasthan
Udaipur in rajasthan is a blend of scenic beauty, rich culture and regal history. here are some places that you must visit if you are in udaipur, video credits: pexels, city palace, photo credits: flickr, situated on the bank of lake pichola, city palace was built by maharana udai singh and his successors. it is known for its grandeur and majestic structures, lake pichola, lake pichola is surrounded by huge hills, magnificent palaces, temples and bathing ghats. you can take a boat ride in this picturesque lake, lake palace, lake palace is a major tourist attraction and a famous wedding destination. it is situated on the island of jag niwas in lake pichola , saheliyon ki bari, saheliyon ki bari is a popular tourist spot in udaipur. it features beautiful fountains, kiosks, a lotus pool and marble elephants, lake garden palace, lake garden palace, also known as jag mandir, has an impressive structure. it was constructed by three maharanas of the sisodia rajputs of mewar kingdom.
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Udaipur, which is popularly known as the ‘City of Lakes,’ casts its spell and everyone gets mesmerised by it! It wouldn’t be incorrect if we label Udaipur as one of the most romantic places in India. The serene lakes, the beautiful palaces, and the peaceful atmosphere all contribute to the romantic ambiance of the city. Proffering a perfect mélange of culture, history and traditions, the gorgeous city makes for the perfect honeymoon destination, cultural centre and one of the best places Rajasthan Tourism has to offer.
What gives Udaipur its pretty face is the brilliant architecture, and the Mewar Rulers should be given the credit for it. These wise rulers literally created an oasis amid the desert, thanks to their love for leisure and passion for creation. Udaipur is also famous for its traditional Rajasthani cuisine, which includes dishes like daal baati choorma, laal maas and gatte ki sabzi. For those who enjoy adventure, Udaipur offers several activities such as hot air balloon rides, horseback riding, trekking, and boat rides.
There is so much that one can see in the city and we have tried to enlist the top attractions in this travel guide that you can add to Udaipur tour itineraries.
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City Palace: A Reflection of Royal Rajasthan
The true reflection of the grandeur of Rajasthan, City Palace is amongst the top places to visit in Udaipur. It is a conglomeration of several buildings and towers and is better recognized as a Palace Complex. Belonging to the royal Mewar family, City Palace has a number of features that greatly attract tourists. The architecture of the City Palace structures that leave the visitor awestruck. Visitors can also stay up late for the Mewar Light & Sound Show organized every evening here.
Must-see in City Palace
- Krishna Vilas
- Manak Mahal
- Crystal Gallery
- Chini Chitrashala
- Fateh Prakash Palace
- Mewar Light & Sound Show
Famous For: History, Architecture, Photography
Timings: 9:30 AM to 5: 30 PM
Time Taken: 45 minutes – 1 hours
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Lake Pichola: A Picturesque Man-Made Lake
Just about everybody knows about the gorgeous Lake Pichola ; it’s like another major attraction of Udaipur. It is a 4 km long man-made lake and is believed to be one of the most beautiful ones as well. Visitors to Udaipur cannot miss out on taking a boat ride on Lake Pichola which starts from Rameshwar Ghat in the City Palace.
The lake has two famed islands namely Jag Niwas and Jagmandir. At Jagniwas Island one has the opportunity to witness another famous place in Udaipur – the Lake Palace/ Taj Lake Palace, whereas on Jagmandir Island, one can visit the popular Jag Mandir, the palace. A boat cruise from the City Palace to Arsi Vilas Islands for birdwatching in the sanctuary it houses.
Famous For: Nature, Photography, Boat Ride
Timings: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Time Taken: 1 – 2 hour
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Lake Palace: The Glittering Jewel of Lake Pichola
Built on Lake Pichola, Lake Palace is one of the most visited places in Udaipur. Situated on Jagniwas Island it is now run by the Taj Group and is popularly known as Taj Lake Palace. Set against the Aravalli Hills in the background, Lake Palace makes one of the most romantic places to stay in Rajasthan.
Built by Maharaja Jagat Singh II, the palace is an example of exquisite architecture that comprises gilt moldings, fretwork screens and sculpted marbles. Although one cannot visit Taj Lake Palace if not staying at this heritage hotel, it can still be sighted from the edge of Lake Pichola.
Famous For: History, Photography, Stay, Wedding Hosting
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Jag Mandir: An Impressive Temple Amidst the Water
A 17th century structure that stands gloriously amidst Lake Pichola, Jag Mandir or Lake Garden Palace is amongst the best places to visit in Udaipur tour. It is a set of impressive structures with the central building named as Jagmandir, which can be recognized by the marble-made elephants positioned outside. It is a three-storied structure and is ideal for architecture and history enthusiasts. During the boat ride on Lake Pichola, a lot of tourists make sure that they visit this beautiful place.
Must-see in Jagmandir
- Garden Courtyard
- Bara Patharon ka Mahal
- Zenana Mahal
- Kunwar Pada ka Mahal
Timings: 10:00 AM to 6:00 AM
Time Taken: 45 minutes – 1 Hour
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Jagdish Temple: The Abode of Lord Vishnu
An Indo-Aryan Temple built by Maharana Jagat Singh, Jagdish Temple is a major point of interest in Udaipur. The temple is located near the Badi Pol entrance of the City Palace and one can easily find a way up to it through the elephant-flanked steps. The deity of Lord Vishnu in black stone (in the form of Jagannath) presides over this temple. There is also a brass image of Vishnu’s vehicle Garuda facing the statue of Lord Vishnu in the main shrine.
There are many small shrines other than the main temple and are dedicated to Lord Ganesha, the Sun God, Goddess Shakti and Lord Shiva. A large number of devotees throng the temple, especially to watch the Aarti that takes place at every sunrise and sunset.
Famous For: Religious, Architecture
Timings: 5:00 AM to 2:30 PM and 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Time Taken: 1 – 2 hours
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Fateh Sagar Lake: A Pristine Lake with Islands
The tour of Udaipur is incomplete without visiting Fateh Sagar Lake , which is situated in the north of Lake Pichola and is connected to it through a canal. It is also one of the major tourist attractions in Udaipur. Taking a boat ride on Lake Fatehsagar is indeed a must-do activity if you are looking for some fun in the city. There are three islands in the lake out of which Nehru Park is the most famous. It is also an ideal place for family outing as it has a zoo. One can also find Asia’s best solar site named Udaipur Solar Observatory built in 1975 by Dr. Arvind Bhatanagar at one of the islands on Fateh Sagar Lake. Even if you have planned a 1-2 days Udaipur trip, Fateh Sagar Lake should not be missed.
Famous For: Boating, Public Park, Kids Activities
Timings: 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
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Saheliyon Ki Bari: A Glimpse of the Life of Royal Women
‘The Garden of the Maidens’ as it literally means, Saheliyon Ki Bari was constructed by Maharana Bhopal Singh. Situated in the northern part of the city, this exquisite place was built for the maids who accompanied the Princess to Udaipur. Saheliyon ki Bari was one of those places where the maids could make merry, sing, dance and indulge in recreational activities. This must-visit place in Udaipur is festooned with fountains, kiosks, marble elephants and a delightful lotus pool.
Must-see in Saheliyon ki Bari
Famous For: Gardens, History, Photography, Architecture
Timings: 9:00 AM TO 7:00 PM
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Bhartiya Lok Kala Museum: A Glance at the Rich Folk Culture of Rajasthan
A folk-art museum in Udaipur situated, Bhartiya Lok Kala Museum is for the history lovers who are searching for a place to witness the culture of Rajasthan. Offering an insight into the lifestyle of the royal era in Udaipur, the museum has a fine collection of dresses, tribal jewellery, turbans, dolls, masks, musical instruments, paintings and puppets.
Must-see in Bhartiya Lok Kala Museum
- Folk dance performance
- Puppet Show
Famous For: History
Time Taken: 1-2 hours
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Bagore Ki Haveli: A Peek into the Life of the Royals
Situated on the Gangaur Ghat, Bagore Ki Haveli is one of the best sightseeing places in Udaipur. It offers a splendid view of Lake Pichola and is known for its architectural splendor. The palace/haveli is a massive structure that now offers a peek inside the royal life of the erstwhile Maharajas and the Maharanis.
The grand haveli has 100 rooms and each room has a fine decoration with mirror work. One can also take a look at the jewellery boxes, dice-games, hukkas, pan boxes, nut crackers, hand fans, rose water sprinklers, copper vessels, paintings of Mewar, and beautiful peacocks, which surely are reminiscent of one glorious era. The evening dance and music show is also quite popular amongst the tourists here.
Must-see in Bagore ki Haveli
- Puppet Museum
- Haveli Museum
- Turban Section
- Wedding Section
- Dharohar Dance Show
Timings: 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM and 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM (Dharohar Dance Show)
Time Taken: 1- 2 hours
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Ahar: The Royal Cremation Ground that has an Impressive Architecture
The royal cremation ground in Udaipur, Ahar is situated about 3 km away from the city. Like the palaces, the Mewar Kings have put efforts into making even the cremation area look resplendent. With 372 cenotaphs of the maharanas and queens of Mewar, Ahar is an important place in Udaipur. Amongst all the cenotaphs, Maharana Sangram Singh’s cenotaph is the major attraction in Ahar.
Must-see in Ahar
- Archaeology Museum
Timings: 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM (for museum), Ahar remained closed on Fridays and Government holidays
Time Taken: 45 minutes – 1 hour
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Ambrai Ghat: A Photographer’s Delight and Ideal Place for Couples
Located on the bank of Lake Pichola, Ambrai Ghat is a wonderful place for photographers. The ghat overlooks the two important tourist places in Udaipur, City Palace and Lake Palace. Ambrai Ghat is also the best place to visit for the couples in the evening as the place is quite romantic. Sunset is the best time to be here as one can click the most beautiful pictures at that time.
Famous For: Couples, Photography, Sunset
Timings: 5:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Time Taken: 30 minutes to 1 hour
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Monsoon Palace/Sajjangarh Palace: A Palace with Stunning City View
Located at a distance of about 9 km from the Old City of Udaipur, Monsoon Palace was once the favoured destination of the royal family during the monsoon season. The palace is perched upon a hill and from a distance looks like one of those castles from a fairy-tale. The palace overlooks the beautiful Fateh Sagar Lake and City Palace. The major attraction of Monsoon Palce the sunset view. One can also visit the nearby Sajjangarh Wildlife sanctuary if you want to add to the fun of visiting the Monsoon Palace.
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Shilpgram: A Place to Learn About the Culture of Many Destinations of India
If you are someone who likes to learn about culture, Shilpgram in Udaipur is the right place for you. This Craftsmen’s Village is situated at a distance of 3 km from the main city. Shilpgram is a wonderful place to see the different traditions and culture of India as this government-owned complex showcases the rural life of Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa. Other than buying the traditionally made items here, one can also enjoy horse and camel rides along with traditional dance and music at Shilpgram.
Famous For: Culture, History, Handicraft
Timings: 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
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Moti Magri: A Hillock with Myriad Architectural Marvels
Also known as the Pearl Hill, Moti Magri is a hilltop that houses the famous Maharana Pratap Memorial. The hill overlooks Lake Fatehsagar and also has one of the earliest palaces in Mewar called Moti Mahal, where once Maharana Udai Singh lived.
The delightful Japanese Rock Garden and the Pratap Smarak are the major attractions of Moti Magri. The height of the hill allows tourists to get a panoramic view of Udaipur City. A light and sound show is also organized in the evening here showcasing the history of Mewar rulers.
Must-see in Moti Magri
- Maharana Pratap Memorial
- Japanese Rock Garden
- Pratap Smarak
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Vintage and Classic Car Museum: A Look Inside the Royals’ Collection of Cars
Another peek at royalty can very well be taken at the Vintage and Classic Car Museum, which has a car collection of the Maharajas of Udaipur. Housed in the former state garage are 22 vehicles, which includes a seven-seat 1938 Cadillac; 1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom, which was used in the famous James Bond movie, Octopussy; and the Cadillac convertible that once whisked Queen Elizabeth II to the airport in 1961. This museum is situated at a short distance of 1 km from City Palace and is indeed one of the best sightseeing places in Udaipur.
Famous For: Vintage Cars, History, Photography
Timings: 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Time Take: 30 – 45 minutes
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Kumbhalgarh Fort: The Second-Largest Fort in India
Kumbhalgarh Fort is about two hours drive from Udaipur and is an absolute visual delight. It was built by Rana Kumbha during the 15th century and so far it is considered the most important fort of the Mewar kingdom after Chittorgarh. Kumbhalgarh is among the largest fort complexes in the world, the second-largest fort in India after Chittorgarh Fort and UNESCO World Heritage Site.
It is believed that the legendary Mewar warrior Maharana Pratap was born here in the fort, and thus, this place of interest catches the attention of tourists. Kumbhalgarh Fort is an important tourist attraction and thus a must-visit if you are planning a 3-4 days visit to Udaipur. Along with the fort, one can also visit the famous Haldi Ghati where the great battle involving Maharana Pratap took place.
Must-see in Kumbhalgarh Fort
- Lakhola Tank
- Hanuman Pol
- Bad Shahi Bavdi
- Ganesh Temple
- Neelkanth Mahadev Temple
- Parsva Natha Temple
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Time Taken: 2-3 hours
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Eklingji Temple: An Architectural Masterpiece
One of the most famous temples of Rajasthan, Eklingji Temple is located at a distance of 22 km from Udaipur. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and was built in 734 A.D. by Bappa Rawal. The architecture of the temple is worth praising. It is a double-storied temple that looks magnificent with its pyramidal style of roof and distinctly carved tower.
Inside the main temple is a huge pillared hall or ‘mandap’ and on entering the hall one can see a silver image of Nandi. The temple also boasts of a four-faced idol of Eklingji (Lord Shiva) which is made out of black marble and is of the height of around 50 feet. The Shivlinga (The phallic form of Lord Shiva) is garlanded by a silver snake and is also the major attraction for devotees.
Timings: 4:30 AM to 7:00 AM, 10:30 AM to 1:30 AM, and 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Time Taken: 45 minutes to 1 hour
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Mansapurna Karni Ropeway: A Fun Way to Get the Stunning Views of Udaipur
A popular tourist attraction, Mansapurna Karni Ropeway is enjoyed by almost everyone visiting Udaipur city. This cable car is installed between two mountains on the bank of Lake Pichola. Tourists admire the view from the Gondolas and click a lot of photographs as from here you can get the best view of Udaipur. Lake Pichola, Lake Fateh Sagar, City Palace complex, Sajjangarh Fort and the Aravalli mountains on the other side of the lake can be seen from here clearly.
Famous For: Cable Car Ride, Bird’s Eye View of Udaipur
Time Taken: 30 minutes (including sightseeing)
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Jaisamand Lake/Dhebar Lake: An Ideal Place for Nature Photography
One of the largest artificial lakes in India, Jaisamand Lake is located at a distance of about 48 kms from Udaipur. Also known as Dhebar Lake, it was built in 1685 by Maharana Jai Singh. It sprawls across an area of 36 sq km, which makes it quite massive. The dam on this lake is the major attraction as it is about 1202 feet in length, 116 feet in height and 70 feet in width at the bottom. Another attraction of Jaisamand Lake is the Shiva Temple. The lake is a great place to sit by alone or with a loved one. It is also a great place for nature photography.
Famous For: Nature, Photography
Timings: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
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Udaipur Solar Observatory: The Best Solar Observatory in India
Situated on one of the islands on Fateh Sagar Lake, Solar Observatory of Udaipur is considered as the best solar observatory in Asia. It was designed as per the model of the Solar Observatory at Big Bear Lake in Southern California and was established by Dr. Arvind Bhatnagar. Surrounded by water, it offers a great atmosphere for solar observations. The only way to reach the observatory is by taking a boat and that definitely enhances the fun and adventure here. If you are in Udaipur it is one place that you should pay a visit to.
Famous For: Solar observation
Timings: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
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Doodh Talai Musical Garden: An Amazing Place for Relaxing and Witnessing a Sunset
A beautiful fountain and rock garden, Doodh Talai Musical Garden is amongst the top attractions in Udaipur. It is the first garden in Rajasthan with a musical fountain. The garden has a gorgeous lake and a spot for enjoying a beautiful sunset in Udaipur. It is also connected to Karni Mata Temple via a cable car.
Famous For: Sunset View, Entertainment
Timings: 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM
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Gulab Bagh and Zoo: A Perfect Place to Visit with Family
A large-sized garden, Gulab Bagh is an important sightseeing place in Udaipur and is an ideal place to visit with family . The garden has a wide variety of roses, and hence the name, Gulab Bagh. A short distance away from the garden is the zoo which along with many animals is a home to a rare wide-eyed owls. The zoo in Udaipur is quite popular amongst kids as it features a toy train. Another attraction that adds to the beauty of the zoo is an artificial lake named Kamal Talai.
Famous For: Flowers, Zoo, Toy Train
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Haldighati: A Historical Place Taking Back in Time
Known for the historic battle between the Rajputs and the Mughals in which legendary Maharana Pratap participated, Haldighati is one of the most important places to visit near Udaipur. The major attraction of Haldighati is a cenotaph made from marble, dedicated to Chetak, the horse of Maharana Pratap. Also, the place is known for the beautiful Mulela art wall hangings that the local artisans make.
Famous For: History, Photography, Souvenir Shopping
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Hathi Pol Bazaar: The Best Shopping Destination in Udaipur
Home to intricately embroidered and block-printed clothes, jewellery, home decors, accessories etc., Hathi Pol Bazar is a perfect destination for shopping in Udaipur. An important market in Udaipur, Hathi Pol is where you can find a wide variety of handicrafts and folk arts of Rajasthan. If you are a fan of Rajasthani art, this market is the place for you to shop in Udaipur.
Famous For: Rajasthani Handicraft, leather items, home decor
Timings: Mon-Sat 9:30 AM to 9:00 PM and Sunday 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM
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Neemach Mata Temple – Seek Eternal Peace
Located on the serene banks of Fateh Sagar Lake, Neemach Mata Temple will give you picturesque views of the green hills of diwali and the entire Udaipur city. Tourists from all over the world visit here to get divine blessings from Neemach Mata. It is said that neemach mata is a kul devi (clan goddess) of the royal family of Maharanas.
Must see in Neemach Mata Temple
The temple is very popular for its architectural style. Grand Shikhar, Hawan Kund, panoramic views of lakes and the city, three side facing lions and idol of Lord Ganesh will take your breath away.
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- Timings: 00 am – 08.00 pm.
- Time Taken: 30-45 minutes
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Gangaur Ghat – Best for Recreation
If you are in Udaipur then you must visit Gangaur Ghat which is one of the most beautiful and prominent Ghats in Udaipur. It has something for every kind of traveler. Serenity for solace seekers, hanging sports for youngsters, beautiful scenes for photographers and sightseeing for wanderers as Bagore ki Haveli and Lake Pichola are located nearby.
Famous For- Sightseeing and festival celebration. The major festivals celebrated here are Gangaur, Navaratri, Ganesh Chaturdashi and Jal Jhulni Ekadashi.
- Timings: Always open
- Time Taken: 30-40 minutes
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Ranakpur: A Stunning Jain Temple with Marvellous Architecture
Situated at a distance of about 93 km from Udaipur, Ranakpur is home to one of the most beautiful Jain temples in India. The impressive temple is made of white marble and its ceiling is supported by 1444 pillars. The carvings in the temple are quite impressive as well which without a doubt make it one of the best places to see near Udaipur.
Famous For: Architecture, Religion
Timings: 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
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Sukhadia Circle – The Beating Heart of Udaipur’s Charm
Sukhadia Circle is a popular tourist destination located in the heart of Udaipur, Rajasthan. It is a large, circular park surrounded by lush greenery, fountains and sculptures. The park is named after the late Shri Mohan Lal Sukhadia, who was a former Chief Minister of the state of Rajasthan. The park is a popular spot for picnics, family outings, and for simply relaxing and taking in the beauty of Udaipur.
Famous For: Nature, Boating, Picnic
Timings: 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
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Sahastrabahu Temple – A Hidden Gem of Udaipur’s Rich Heritage
Sahastrabahu Temple or Sas Bahu Temple is a magnificent Hindu temple located in Udaipur, Rajasthan, India.The temple was built in the 10th century AD and is considered to be one of the finest examples of ancient Hindu architecture in India. The temple is known for its intricate carvings and sculptures that adorn its walls and columns. These carvings depict scenes from Hindu mythology and religious texts, and are considered to be some of the finest examples of Hindu art and craftsmanship. One can notice the idols of Lord Vishnu, Lord Brahma, Goddess Saraswati in the temple while there are also some sculptures that feature Lord Ram, Lord Balram and many more Hindu Gods.
Famous For: Architecture, Culture, History
Timings: 5:00 AM to 12:00 PM, 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Sajjangarh Biological Park – Where Conservation Meets Adventure
Sajjangarh Biological Park, also known as the Sajjangarh Monsoon Palace Wildlife Sanctuary, is a beautiful and unique park located in Udaipur, Rajasthan. The park is also home to a large number of animals, including tigers, leopards, deer, and a variety of reptiles and birds. The Visitors can take tours of the enclosed species to learn more about the wildlife and their habitats. The Sajjangarh Biological Park is also known for its beautiful gardens and scenic views. The park is surrounded by lush green forests and rolling hills, and there are several walking trails and picnic areas where visitors can relax and enjoy the peaceful surroundings.
Famous For: Nature, Wildlife
Timings: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Closed on Tuesday)
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Frequently Asked Questions
Q. what are the top sightseeing places in udaipur.
The top places in Udaipur are Lake Pichola, City Palace, Udaipur, Fateh Sagar Lake, Sajjangarh Palace, Eklingji Temple, and Vintage and Classic Car Museum.
Q. What is the best way to reach Udaipur?
Udaipur is well-connected by air, rail, and road. One can choose the means of transport according to their convenience to reach Udaipur.
Q. What is the best time to visit Udaipur?
The best time to visit Udaipur is between October and March when the weather is pleasant and comfortable for sightseeing.
Q. How many days are enough for Udaipur?
You will need at least 2-3 days to explore Udaipur at a leisurely pace.
Published: 16 Feb, 2023
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Places to Visit in Udaipur
Snuggled along the banks of Lake Pichola with a gorgeous backdrop of the Aravalli Hills, Udaipur charms you with its age-hold heritage and culture mirrored in stately palaces, magnificent temples and sparkling lakes.
Things To See & Do
City Palace, Udaipur
Largest palace in rajasthan.
Saheliyon Ki Bari
Home of fascinating fountains.
The Monsoon Palace
Hilltop palace offering scenic city views.
Fateh Sagar Lake
Udaipur’s second largest lake.
Central nerve of the city.
Jag Mandir Palace
Lake pichola’s romantic jewel, crystal gallery udaipur, awe-inspiring collection of crystal artifacts.
Udaipur City Palace Museum
Home of priceless rajput artefacts.
Sajjangarh Wildlife Sanctuary
Home of the wild.
Maharana Pratap Singh's Memorial
Vintage Car Museum Udaipur
A rare collection of vintage cars.
Gulab Bagh Zoo
Paradise for nature & animal enthusiasts.
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Mansapurna Karni Ropeway
The delightful way to admire udaipur's skyline.
Soak in serenity.
Best place to rejuvenate.
Folk Performances at Bagore-ki-Haveli
Witness udaipur's age old traditions.
Kumbhalgarh Fort Near Udaipur
The birthplace of legendary king, maharana pratap.
Maharana Pratap Museum Haldighati
Museum exhibiting maharana pratap’s great acts of valour.
Hall of Heroes
Glimpse into the glorious past of the mewar dynasty.
Art Exploration at Shilpgram Udaipur
Picturesque arts & crafts complex.
Shopping at Hathi Pol Bazaar
Explore the gems from local artists.
Fun Activity in Udaipur
Doodh Talai Museum
Explore the cultural heritage of udaipur.
1 to 2 hours
Natraj Dining Hall & Restaurant
Delectable rajasthani & gujarati thallis.
Millets of Mewar
City's first health food restaurant.
Upre by 1559 AD
Rooftop restaurant overlooking lake pichola.
Charcoal Coal Grill Traditional Food By Carlsson
Barbeques and authentic tandoori dishes.
A thali-only eatery.
Wok by the Lake
One of city's best asian restaurants.
Dine under the stars.
Sunset Boat Cruise
Gorgeous hues of lake pichola.
Freshwater lake surrounded by picturesque mountains
A magnificent architectural wonder.
Eklingji Temple Udaipur
The sacred abode of lord shiva in udaipur.
Under the Sun Aquarium
Discover the wonders of aquatic life.
Sajjangarh Biological Park
Udaipur Nehru Garden
Beautiful garden on an island.
Jheel's Ginger Coffee Bar And Bakery
Rooftop dining with the view of lake pichola.
Traditional and Modern Murals
Taj Aravali Resort and Spa
A mix of traditional and modern.
Ramada Udaipur Resort & Spa
Spectacular views & traditional architecture.
Taj Lake Palace
Awarded as one of the best hotels in the world.
300-year old boutique hotel.
The Oberoi Udaivilas
Opulent palatial architecture.
The Leela Palace
Modern property by lake pichola.
Newly built fortress, best time to visit udaipur, winter destination, peak season, moderate season.
- What To Expect : Pleasant and comfortable weather with sunny days and cold nights.
- Things You'll Love : Exploring the beautiful palaces, temples, sun-kissed gardens and boat rides across the lakes.
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Best places to visit in udaipur.
Udaipur, sometimes called the "City of Lakes," is a scenic location well-known for its many historical landmarks, including palaces and museums. It is also home to several religious sites. Udaipur , located in the Indian state of Rajasthan, is a popular tourist spot because of the region's illustrious history and culture. Let’s learn more about the places to visit in Udaipur and also take a look at places in South Udaipur.
Top Places to visit in Udaipur
The city palace.
The City Palace of Udaipur is an impressive structure that Maharana Udai Singh and his successors erected on the shores of Lake Pichola. It is counted among the most stunning places in Udaipur.
Saheliyon Ki Bari is also known as the “Garden of the Maids”. It has beautiful fountains and elaborate marble arches. It is one of the top places to visit in Udaipur.
Sajjangarh Palace , also known as the Monsoon Palace, is a stunning structure perched on a hilltop above the tranquil waters of Lake Pichola. It was commissioned by Maharana Sajjan Singh specifically to take advantage of the monsoon season and is among the most popular tourist spots in Udaipur. Not to mention, it is also among the top tourist places to visit in New Udaipur.
The statue of Maharana Pratap on his horse atop what is also called "The Pearl Hill" is a sight to see. Moti Magri , one of the top places to visit in Udaipur, is a museum and Japanese rock garden with breathtaking views of Fateh Sagar Lake. It is among the top 10 places to visit in Udaipur.
Gulab Bagh is also called Sajjan Niwas Garden and was made by Maharana Sajjan Singh. The garden, at around 100 acres in size, is said to be Udaipur's largest. It is one of the best places in Udaipur.
Best Time to visit Udaipur
Udaipur's summers are sweltering. From March to June, temperatures average between 23 and 44 degrees Celsius. Still, there are plenty of places to visit in Udaipur in summers.
Udaipur experiences monsoons every year starting in July and continuing through the end of the year in September. Udaipur's natural beauty is enhanced by the season's rains and is an ideal time to explore the places to visit in Udaipur.
Udaipur witnesses winter in December that lasts till February. Temperatures average around 30 degrees Fahrenheit, making for a balmy environment. It is the perfect time to see the Udaipur
Places to visit in Udaipur with family & friends
This museum, counted among the most insightful places to visit in Udaipur, is an important section of the City Palace in Udaipur and houses priceless artefacts from the time of the renowned soldiers. It is also among the ideal places to visit in Udaipur with friends.
The exquisite Sajjangarh Wildlife Sanctuary , one of the most popular places to visit in Udaipur, is situated on a former royal shooting preserve that now features a beautiful man-made lake known as Tiger Lake. Not to mention, it is among the best places to visit in Udaipur with family.
Vintage Car Museum
The present Mewar heir, Shri Arvind Singhji Mewa, owns this vintage car museum on Gulab Bagh Road, and it has vehicles that are over seventy years old. It is among the good places to visit in Udaipur.
Best Places Udaipur for couples
Fateh Sagar Lake , called so in honour of the Mewar king Maharana Fateh Singh, is a manmade marvel located in the midst of the picturesque Aravalli Mountains and provides boat trips. It is among the most romantic places for couples in Udaipur.
This beautiful artificial lake is a sight to see, with its picturesque surroundings of stately temples and palaces in the centre of the city. It is among the most popular places in new Udaipur.
This floating palace, also known as the "Lake Garden Palace," is a sight to behold due to its stunning design and idyllic location in the midst of Lake Pichola. Jag Mandir Palace is among the best places to visit in Udaipur.
Good Places to visit at Night in Udaipur
Charcoal – coal grill & traditional food by carlsson.
The Mexican, grilled, and Rajasthani specialities of this one-of-a-kind restaurant within the Pratap Bhavan are popular with both locals and visitors. It is among the fun places in Udaipur.
The Wok by the Lake
The Wok by the Lake restaurant of the Radisson Blu Udaipur Palace Resort & Spa is well-known for its authentic Chinese, Burmese, Thai and Indonesian fare. It is a good place in Udaipur.
An open-air restaurant at The Leela Palace Udaipur has a highly romantic setting, with views of the shimmering Lake Pichola, and serves genuine Indian cuisine made using royal recipes. It is one of the best places to visit in Udaipur with friends in night.
Best places to visit near Udaipur
Spread on 700 acres in Rajasthan, the city of Chittorgarh is famous for its impressive forts, temples, and palaces. The Chittorgarh Fort, perched on a hill some 180 metres above the city, is a major draw for visitors.
Dungarpur, sometimes known as the "town of hillocks," can be found in southern Rajasthan. Dungarpur's deep forests are a popular destination for tourists interested in going on jungle cat safaris and mongoose spotting.
The city of Nathdwara , sometimes called the "Apollo of Mewar," is located on the banks of the Banas River. Pichhwai paintings and other colourful clay goods have brought international attention to this village.
If you would like to have a relaxing vacation in Rajasthan, then Udaipur is the perfect place to explore. Carrying the imprints of the bygone era, Udaipur manages to leave you awe-struck, thanks to its incredible forts and temples.
FAQs - Frequently Asked Questions about Udaipur
What are the things that you should not miss out on when you are in udaipur.
If you are a true traveller, you should definitely not miss out on City Palace, Udaipur, Saheliyon Ki Bari, and Sajjangarh Palace when you are in Udaipur to make a funfilled vacay.
What are some of the most famous restaurants and eateries to explore in Udaipur?
If you are a foodie, Udaipur is the right place for you. Udaipur has many famous restaurants and eateries for you to explore, some of which are Natraj Dining Hall & Restaurant, Royal Repast and Millets of Mewar.
What is the best time to visit Udaipur?
Ideally the best time to visit any place is considered when the weather conditions are delightful. For Udaipur, you can choose to go in October, November, December, January, February and March which is the peak season and July, August and September which is the moderate season. Both will serve you well to unwind from your tedious routine.
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