Udaipur is decorated grandeur, heritage, extravagance and royalty. From royal architectures and serene lakes, to delectable cuisine and colourful shopping centres- the royal city has it all.
Whenever one thinks of Rajasthan, one can only think of never ending deserts, but you would be in for a pleasant surprise if you happen to visit Udaipur in Rajasthan because unlike its neighbouring cities filled with barren lands, Udaipur is actually “The city of lakes” and is around the azure interconnected water lakes. The Fateh Sagar Lake, The Lake Pichola and the smaller Swaroop Sagar Lake hemmed in by the lush of Aravalis. Udaipur is often called the “Venice of the East”. Udaipur charisma has always impressed the love birds, and that is why it’s regarded as one of the most romantic destination in India.
The star attraction of Udaipur is city palace. City palace is a place that should be visited to know about the culture and history of the city, perfect place for photographers. The grandeur and vastness of the palace will leave you awestruck. This grand palace is in the middle of the water. The palace are decorated with different items and given names according to the items like The Palace of Pearls, the Palace of Glass and the Peacock Garden.
Lakes make a perfect backdrop. The picturesque lakes offer fabulous view that makes Udaipur a dream destination for every tourist.
Lake Pichola is an artificial lake located in the heart of Udaipur. It is oldest and one of the largest lakes in the city. A visit to the lake Pichola is incomplete without a boat ride. During evening the entire palace looks like it has been dipped in golden as you can see the heritage buildings and the pristine water turning golden with the sun’s reflections.
Lake Fateh Sagar and Lake Jaisamand is also equally famous lakes.
Monsoon: Udaipur is at its best during monsoon, surrounded by the Aravalis ranges on all sides. The rains during monsoons are what make the entire city look lush green, the roasted corn, long drives on rani road, slow drives on badi lakes are just few thing that make you fall in love with this city.
Exquisite sunset at Dudh Talai: A beautiful laid out ‘Rock Garden” from where one can enjoy exquisite view of the sunset alongside Lake Pichola and a panoramic view of old city. It is also famously called the sunset point.
Vintage and classics car collection situated at the Udaipur Palace should be a must to visit place in your itinerary. This museum is a unique private collection vintage car from the House of Merwar-the world’s longest serving dynasty. The collection comprises a variety of classic and interestingly rare and well maintained vehicles, The Maharajas personally visits the museum weekly to ensure that the cars are in mint condition.
Best place to eat in Udaipur is at Charcoal by Carlson. One can enjoy their barbeque and tandoor speciality. They even grill up some veg options. They also provide genuine Rajasthan food and always have something new and exciting on the menu. There use to be also special food festival weekend with a certain theme of food and music, so make sure to check back for new things. Visit Udaipur to get your taste buds tingling. No trip is complete without tasting the delicious local cuisine while the desert of Rajasthan might remind you about the Arab countries, you can also get wonderful Arabian food in this city.
Best place to go shopping in Udaipur: Hathi Pol Bazaar is a local market in Udaipur. You should definitely visit this Bazaar if looking for indigenous arts and crafts .It is most famous for its folk arts, miniature paintings, authentic souvenirs and wooden handicrafts and if you’re an art lover you should not miss the Phad and Pichwai Paintings. Colourful Nagra slippers are made from camel skin .They are beautifully embroidered and are one of the important tourist attractions in Udaipur. Silver is the best thing to pick up. You get excellent jewellery and show pieces made of silver in lal Ghats area and the entire palace Rd. You get very unique and cute suits and Ghagras for little kids and grown up too.
Romance: Udaipur offers tranquil nights, splendid strolls and an exotic seduction that’s hard to resist, making it an ideally romantic honeymoon destination for newlyweds.
Best place to stay in Udaipur: there are more than 400 hotels in Udaipur. Many of them are palaces and havelis. Hotels here are hygienic and many of them are located near lakes which can give you a stunning view. You can stay at a luxury hotel or opt for a friendly budget stay. Experience your stay in one of the old havelis that have been converted into hotels and are usually family run.
Cycle tour is the best if you want to explore the rural and natural beauty of Udaipur. There are various cycling tours conducted from different places of the city which cover various popular destinations. Cycling through the beautiful lanes of Udaipur can be one of the most exciting trips.
Here why you should definitely plan your next trip to Udaipur.