Do you want to find a place that combines the best of both traditional and exotic? Rajasthan is a state that offers the perfect combination of exotic and traditional. It is home to stunning forts and temples, vibrant culture, and golden desert sands.

Udaipur, one of the most beautiful cities in Rajasthan is among the many. It is known as the city of lakes and was established in 1558. It was also the capital of the Mewar kingdom. The area is home to footprints from earlier civilizations, which date back to 2000 BCE.

Udaipur is rich in culture, making it even more vibrant than you might imagine. British administrator Lieutenant-Colonel James Tod described it as "the most romantic spot in India."

You are here because you want to go to Udaipur. This article will discuss the top places to visit in Udaipur, as well as Udaipur Packages. Let's get started.

You can find all the places you can visit in Udaipur by simply asking Alexa or Google Assistant. We know that you have limited time so we've compiled a list of the top destinations and reasons to visit them.



City Palace Udaipur

City Palace, located on the eastern bank of Lake Pichola in a stunning setting, is one of the largest palaces in Rajasthan. It was built during Maharana Udai Singh II's reign and completed in stages over the next 400 years. You heard it right. It was built with granite and marble and incorporates Medieval, European and Chinese architectural styles.

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This castle has 11 mini-palaces with lovely courtyards, terraces and hanging gardens. The interiors are filled with intricate mirrors, marble-work and wall paintings as well as silver-work.

The Suraj Gokhda and Dilkhush mahal are some of the most prominent structures in City Palace. Another attraction is the beautiful views of Lake Pichola through the terraces.



The Lake Palace

The palace, which is situated on Lake Pichola's Jag Niwas Island, is known for its intricate architecture. The castle is a scene from the James Bond movie "Octopussy". 

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It was built in 1746 by Maharana Jagat Sing and was originally called Jag Niwas. It was recently converted into the Taj Lake Palace Hotel. While you can enjoy the stunning setting, a guide will be able to provide interesting facts about the Kings' era.

Enjoy a meal at one of the restaurants or take a boat ride on Lake Pichola. It is worth taking the time to visit the museum and the crystal gallery.



The Lake Garden Palace

This palace, also known as Jagmandir Isla is another impressive structure built in the 17th century. This is an interesting fact: Shah Jahan, the Mughal prince at the time, took refuge in this palace's Gul Mahal for a few years. The Taj Mahal was built by Shah Jahan when he was made the emperor.

It shares some similarities with the Gul Mahal. Beautiful murals and paintings are featured in the interior of the Gul Maul, which resembles the Mughal style. The walls are decorated with precious stones such as rubies, onyx and jade. A Jag Mandir, a lovely garden, and a darikhana (terrace) are also available.



Saheliyon Ki Badi

Saheliyon Ki Badi was a garden that Rana Sangram Singh II built in 18th century for Queen Rana and her 48 maids. This garden is a popular choice for those who visit Udaipur because of its peaceful setting. It is powered by the many fountains that it has because the water from Fateh Sagar Lake flows through several canals.

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A beautiful pavilion made of marble and multiple kiosks are located around a lotus pool. This garden's main attraction is the gorgeous marble pavilion. It also houses a museum with royal household items. It is a great place to visit in Udaipur.



Vintage Car Museum

For car enthusiasts, this is a must-see destination. The museum captures the lavish lifestyle of the royal families. There are 20 antique cars in the museum, including four Rolls-Royce models, one MG-TC Convertible, two 1939 Cadillacs, two 1936 Vauxhall-12s, and one Ford-A Convertible. The 1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom was one of the cars used in the James Bond movie Octopussy.



Bagore Ki Haveli

Another magnificent structure is located near Lake Pichola. In the 18th century, Shri Amarchand Badwa was the Prime Minister of the Mewar Kingdom. 

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It was later expanded by Maharaj Shakti Singh from Bagore. There are 138 rooms in the palace decorated with mirrors and glasswork, and beautiful murals. There are also beautiful terraces, jharokhas, and decorative archways. There are three types of chowks in the Haveli, as well as a museum.



Things to Do in Udaipur

Wondering what you can do in Udaipur? Check out these lists! 


Boating on Lake Pichola

This stunning human-made freshwater lake was first created in 1362. 

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It was then extended by Rana Udai Singh I in the 16th century. It measures 3 miles long and 2 miles wide. Blue waters are surrounded with craggy hills and scattered with islands. You can also enjoy a sunrise or sunset from your boat.

The Dharohar Cultural Show

This stunning human-made freshwater lake was first created in 1362. It was then extended by Rana Udai Singh I in the 16th century. It measures 3 miles long and 2 miles wide. Blue waters are surrounded with craggy hills and scattered with islands. You can also enjoy a sunrise or sunset from your boat.

Rajasthani Cuisine

Enjoying authentic Rajasthani cuisine is one of the most memorable things you can do in Udaipur. Many restaurants offer fine dining in beautiful settings. 

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There are many options for delicious drinks, mouthwatering desserts, and delectable vegetables. You can choose from Dal Bati Churma or Laal Maas, Mirchi Bada, or Mirchi Kachori.

Shop

Rajasthan is a paradise for shopaholics. The Hathi Pol Bazar in Udaipur is your best bet for shopping. You can find everything from traditional handicraft items to antique articles, and Rajasthani clothes. This market is the best place to go if you're looking for Rajasthani art or paintings. You can find beautiful block-printed and embroidered apparel, as well as decor items.

Take a walk

Walking is one of the best ways of seeing the beauty of Udaipur. Every corner of Udaipur is filled with colorful buildings, ancient temples, royal Havelis, and other delights. The markets, shops, palaces, and other attractions have an intoxicating ageless charm.

Take an E-bike Ride

You can explore the hidden trails of Udaipur's beautiful lakes on your E-bike. This trip is a great activity for all ages. It allows you to see the Aravalli range in its entirety and also teaches you about the city's history. You get to enjoy the beauty of this hidden lake in a stunning setting.


How to Visit Udaipur

Udaipur has excellent air connections to all major cities in India. Daily flights from Maharana Pratap Airport allow you to travel to Udaipur via Delhi, Jaipur and Mumbai. Two railway stations connect the city to Jaipur and Delhi. It takes seven hours to drive if you're traveling from Jaipur by car. It is connected to other cities in Rajasthan, including Surat, Delhi and Ahmedabad as per travelers experiences and reviews.

Udaipur's Best Time to Visit 

The best time to visit Udaipur, as with other parts of Rajasthan is from October to March. It is a great time to explore the city as the weather is cool and dry in the spring and winter seasons.

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The monsoon season is between July and September, so you can also visit. During the rains, lakes and palaces are incredibly beautiful. Avoid summer as temperatures can reach 42 degrees during that time.

Udaipur, out of all the places you can visit in Rajasthan is the one you must see. It is time to make plans for a trip to Udaipur and discover why it is known as the "Venice of the East".