The City of Lakes

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Udaipur Tourism

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This city with the regal history of Rajputs embodies rich heritage and few of the most beautiful lakes. Famously called 'The Heaven of Rajasthan', this is a must-visit for its sprawling palaces, stunning artefacts and its colourful culture. Surrounded by hills and numerous lakes, this destination is a perfect long vacation for all you travel freaks!

Reviews (602)

"Destination for all age group"

Sumit Nagori

Sumit Nagori4.3/5

117 reviews

Udaipur-land of Rajasthani culture

People say 1 day is enough for Udaipur but after visiting Udaipur I felt one should take atleast 3-4 days when visiting Udaipur. There are a lot of things nearby which are not to be missed. Sadly we'd taken only 11/2 days and couldn't complete everything. Bagore ki Haweli, Saheliyon ki Bari, Lake Pichola, Um med Palace are few things which shouldn't be missed at all. Udaipur has a lot of historical importance but you'll also find the cultural connection here. Udaipur is still bound with the grassroots of Rajasthan's culture Winter is the best time to visit this place as you'll enjoy exploring in the pleasant climate.

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Sumeet notani

Sumeet notani5.0/5

7 reviews

Lovely city

Spending time in this city has been an awesome experience. Lakes all around, nice restaurants near lake, city palace, boating etc If one loves the old era and want to witness the havelis, palaces, narrow streets, do visit the city Avoid new hotels (however they are few and prefer converted heritage properties near pichola .

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Udaipur Overview

History of Udaipur

Udaipur is among the top tourist destinations in Rajasthan. It also has a deep historic significance. It is believed that Maharana Udai Singh went on a hunt in the Aravalli Hills when he met with a hermit. The hermit told the king the fertile land on the banks of the Pichola Lake will serve as an excellent capital and will be protected by the hills. Consequently, it was established in the year 1553 as the capital of the Kingdom of Mewar. It is the birthplace of the legendary Maharana Pratap who fought against the Mughal conquest. In the year 1818, it became a Princely State under the British Empire and later became a part of India after Independence.

People and Culture of Udaipur

On a trip to Udaipur, one can experience the regal history of the city. Tourism, handicrafts and agriculture are some of the major mainstays of the people here. Udaipur is a popular tourist destination all over the globe and so, English has become a commonly spoken language along with Hindi, Mewari and Wagdi.

The city has a healthy population of Hindus and Jains. The major festivals include Diwali and Holi. Gangaur Festival, Jal-Jhulni Ekadashi and Hariyali Amavasya are some of the other major festivals unique to this area. The Ghoomar dance is also a speciality of Udaipur.

Things to Do in Udaipur

The list of Udaipur attractions is endless. Sightseeing in Udaipur is a highly rewarding experience with its royal palaces and crystal-clear lakes. Some of the top places to visit in Udaipur includes the City Palace and its museum, the Lake Palace and Bagore Ki Haveli. Udaipur sightseeing is incomplete without a visit to the Pichola lake and Fateh Sagar. Tourists may pay homage to the hero of Mewar at the Maharana Pratap Memorial. One of the most famous places in Udaipur is the ancient Jagdish Temple, built by Maharana Jagat Singh and is almost 400 years old! It is one of the best places to visit in Udaipur.

There are countless things to do in Udaipur. One can enjoy some quite time in the lush gardens of Saheliyon Ki Bari and Gulab Bagh. Among the top Udaipur tourist places is the Kumbalgadh Fort.

Food and Shopping in Udaipur

There are many must-see Udaipur places to visit; street food in the heart of the city is a must-try. Udaipur is the pinnacle of Rajasthani cuisine with delectable dishes like Ker Sangri, Kadhi, and Gatte ki Sabzi served with Bajra roti. This delicious meal is then concluded with a refreshing drink of Chaas.

Places to see in Udaipur also includes shopping in the city. One can shop for traditional Rajasthani silver jewellery and colourful ghaghras and scarves in Udaipur. The markets also have wonderful collections of bedazzled ethnic slippers. Main markets are Hathi Pol and Bada Bazaar where kaleidoscopic items can be found at bargain prices.

Accommodation in Udaipur

For travellers going on an Udaipur tour, there is a large number of transportation options on how to reach Udaipur. The state is well-connected by road, train or flight. Tourists can find accommodation in top-notch hotels in Udaipur such as The Oberoi Udaivilas, Shiv Niwas Palace and Jaisamand Island Resort. Udaipur is the perfect destination for all kinds of vacationers, especially for those looking to experience the essence of Rajasthan.

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