Udaipur, also known as the Lake City, is surely going to win all hearts as soon as you enter the city. This city of Lakes, palaces and forts is culturally rich in its heritage, music and art.
Visit the lake palaces, enjoy the boat rides, watch sunsets and enjoy candlelight dinners in lake view restaurants under the stars. Udaipur has a lot more to offer, it surely leaves you overwhelmed with its beauty. Hence here is a list of places that are surely not to be missed when in Udaipur:
City Palace: Feel the Royalty in every nook and corner of City Palace. It is a huge complex overlooking the Lake Pichola and the Aravalis as the backdrop. This palace is built with white marble and granite. Some part of which is open for tourists, the Royalties still stay here.
Lake Pichola: You can enjoy the views to Lake Pichola from the ropeway to Karni Mata temple or enjoy boating around the lake during sunset. The boats take you around the lake, from where you can enjoy the views of City Palace, Jag Mandir and many other restaurants and hotels.
Bagore Ki Haveli: This heritage Haveli is now turned into the museum located on the banks of Lake Pichola. You can enjoy evening cultural programs here to get a taste of the Rajasthani culture.
Monsoon Palace: Situated on a hilltop, also known as Sajjan Garh Palace offers a panoramic view of the lakes, palaces and the city. It is said to be built to watch the clouds from near during monsoon season.
Fateh Sagar Lake: You will find a lot of locals taking a morning walk/jog around the lake. The evenings are more crowded, with street vendors, food stalls etc. Take a walk or ride around the lake with great weather.
Saheliyon ki Bari: This garden is a good option to spend your mornings, offering marble elephants, lush green patches of grass, rose bushes and fountains. The garden was built by then Maharaja for her queen and her friends to relax and have fun.
Shilpgram: If you wish to indulge yourself into shopping and take a step closer to the Rajasthani culture. The place is designed and decorated like a Rajasthani village with cultural programs in the evenings.
Ghangur Ghat: Sit back and relax at Ghangur Ghat near Bagore ki Haveli on the banks of Lake Pichola. You can look at the people taking boat rides, kids jumping into the lake, feed the pigeons or just watch the sunset.
Jagdish temple: Seek blessings from Lord Vishnu at Jagdish temple. The cravings here are mesmerizing and will surely leave you stunned.
Jagmandir Island: Rent a boat to take you to Jag Mandir Palace. You can get there, relax in the gardens amidst fountains. Sit and Enjoy at the cafes with good food and drink overlooking Lake Pichola.
If you have ample time in hand and want to explore in and around the city, visit various lakeside restaurants and cafes. They offer delicious local delicacies and absolutely stunning view to the city. You can also check out various local shops for yummy food and dinks.
Plan a day tour to the great wall of India: Kumbhal Garh fort via Ranakpur and Nathdwara temple, if you have time. And one of the largest forts in India, Chittorgarh Fort or a train ride to a small village Goram Ghat enjoying the natural beauty sounds good. For some retail therapy visit the Hathi Pol market, you will find textile, Silver jewellery, leather goods etc.
Udaipur is always on the list of must-visit destinations in Rajasthan. It attracts all kinds of tourist, traveller, and backpacker. If you have not been there yet plan soon and take notes from above. In case you have shared your experiences with us.