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Udaipur Tourism

Udaipur Info

  • State: Rajasthan
  • Famous for/as: Heritage
  • Altitude: 600 m
  • Pincode: 313001
  • District: Udaipur
  • Language: Hindi
  • STD code: 0294
  • Weather: Summer 20 to 39°C, Winter 7 to 24°C

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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Anil sain

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  • Anil sain
  • 3 Reviews
  •  269 readers

"Wonderful place."

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Udaipur such a lovely place to visit in India. Lake pichola, lake fatehsagar are the awesome lakes. We can say it's a heart of Mewar. I would say if someone want to planning for family trip and other romantic visit then guys don't forget to add Udaipur on your trip list. Its beautiful place to visit.
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Anubhav singhal

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  • Anubhav singhal
  • 2 Reviews
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"About the Udaipur"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Very good place for relaxing, place of Lakes you can enjoys to visit different Palace like city Palace and Taj Palace. You can take enjoy of boat riding. Biological park, sajjan garh also a good place to see you can chill to yourself with wet wind. You can visit to see Haldi ghati and nanad wada, temple of shree Naath.
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Parul khanpara

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  • Parul khanpara
  • 2 Reviews
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"Good and economical accommodation for the family."

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
My family members and I enjoyed stay and outing at Udaipur. It is good city to visit various places. Specially the city palace of Udaipur is spectacular. Various historical places gives lot of information about past and the national heroes and their bravery. Also, it is a place of art and handicraft which is very attractive.
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Nishant Abhinav

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  • Nishant Abhinav
  • Lives in Delhi
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  • 8 Reviews
  •  5 helpful votes
  •  7397 readers

"Beautiful place that can be reached through a beautiful drive"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
It was not long when we started to plan a trip which could satisfy our driving cum travel bug when we almost got starstruck with this beautiful city of Udaipur, Rajasthan. Famously known as city of Lakes, this place has much more charm than anyone can think of. Beautiful palaces, Lakes, battlefields, temples and amicable people to say a few.

We planned to leave Delhi on 18th Feb. The unanimous decision was to start at night after coming from office. The idea was to use the day and beat the traffic at night. So we started around 830pm from our residences in a VW Polo. My friend Ne, I and our best halves. As Ne started to drive towards Gurgaon we, decided (it was obvious though) to have a couple of pints, and strictly no more so the stress from the hectic office day could be worn off. We had them on the way to Neemrana and stopped for dinner before Neemrana.

It was not cold, though the wind was more than comforting when we got down from the Car. The dhaba where we stopped was named Shiva. There are so many Shiva dhabas around, though the one we chose proved to be a good one as it served us with steaming hot Dal makhni and butter naans. The meal was delicious and did not burn a hole in the pocket ;)

One thing I would like to add here is the Delhi - Udaipur Highway is full of tolls. Though paying at these tolls looks worth it as the road is well laid to perfection. At least 10 tolls are there and you may need to shell out approx Rs 1000 one way. Delhi-Jaipur lacks it and I don't feel it should be a toll road at all. It seems as if they are charging money from the people to lay the road on the tarmac. Sic. Though If you are Reading this blog post Dec'16 you may find Delhi - Jaipur road a bit improved.

Bellies filled, we decided that we will only stop after Jaipur so that we could make up for the traffic and stopover as it was going to be 10hr long journey. I started pushing the paddle just to realize that the traffic on NH8 was as usual heavy at night. I buckled up for some serious night driving among trucks and trailers and managed to cruise roughly around 70-80 Kmph.

We had decided to follow Jaipur Bypass and go via -> NH76 to escape the traffic.

TIP - A road from Chandwaji turns left on Ajmer bye-pass surprisingly with no signboard showing direction for Ajmer instead, a board of Mahindra World City is Visibly fixed showing direction towards the left and a small portion on the right shows straight for Jaipur 45 km, so make sure to turn towards Mahindra World City. If you miss this left, you will still be on the correct course, a bit slower NH8 though.

The Bypass and the entire stretch of NH76 was smooth like butter. I improved from 70Kmph to 100-110 kmph. It sounds exaggerating but once you hit this piece of highway, your speedo will not let you down, quite literally.

The road was deserted except a few trucks. Please be aware while overtaking them. I came across a Volvo which was speeding faster than everybody, and was making sudden eradicate manoeuvres. Be careful. We stopped for a tea break around 2 AM before Bhilwara. We already had ready-made tea which we were carrying in a hot pot so that we were not dependent upon dhabas in the middle of the night. We sipped our tea and felt the breeze of Rajasthan on our cheeks. It felt refreshing. After the pit stop I again started to chase our dream destination. 45 minutes into the drive and I noticed all my co passengers were easing off on the shoulders of Sleepy (the queen of dreams). I thought that it's a good time to indulge in some of my favourite songs and drive a little faster as no one was there to say, "bye 120 pe kaha jar aha hai". I also wanted Ne to be rested because I knew I will run out of energy around dawn and he would have to take control of the wheel. We reached Bhilwara by 3AM and were cruising towards Chittorgarh and some of my mates started to wake up. This route is so deserted and straight you sometimes feel bored. No lefts and rights, just a straight road. 6. 15 in the morning when we all realized that the sun was coming up. We were overwhelmed by the rising Sun and captured some moments. I am uploading the video just to give a glimpse. By this time I was in the back seat and Ne was cruising through. We stopped at a dhaba just short of Udaipur for our morning calls around 7. 30AM and entered Udaipur around 8. 30. We realized that our VW needs a refuel after all the driving and we did. I will write about the city and other exciting things about the lake city in my next blog.
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Irfan qureshi

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  • Irfan qureshi
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  • 2 Reviews
  •  287 readers

"Nice place to visit"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
The place is famous for lakes so if you have fascination for lakes you should visit Udaipur. Famous places to visit are Pichola Lake, Fatehsagar Lake, City Museum, Maharana Pratap Smarak and some forts also. You will enjoying boating at fatehsagar lake.
As we had travelled by our car it was wonderful experience be it travel by road, visiting places or searching for food as v are non veg(there are many options for veggies).
We had enjoyed our hotel stay as the hotel (Bhairavgarh at 100ft road) was wonderful, their service, locality, view & swimming pool.
We left from mumbai(andheri) by 4. 30 am via western express highway through Surat, vadodara, Ahmedabad route where v found lot of traffic at Ahmedabad at afternoon. While returning v took from route which is state highway but it is good as you wont find any traffic there. But it is advisable only during day time if you are travelling with family.
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Ankita tiwari

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  • Ankita tiwari
  • 2 Reviews
  •  301 readers

"City of romance"

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Udaipur is nice place to visit, but not give us a feel of royal Rajasthan. Sajjangarh fort was very good. Its a wonderful city to visit. Its better to take a 2 wheeler to visit. Romantic candle light dinners are specialty of this place. Best time to visit Udaipur is monsoon... We had a Great time here.
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Deepashree pai raiker

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  • Deepashree pai raiker
  • 16 Reviews
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"Serene city of Lakes"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Udaipur is a lovely city of Serene lakes and beautiful palace, lovely art and sculptures. People are also very friendly and helpful. Wonderful city to visit on a holiday. Best time would be January and February when the climate is just right. Hotels are plentiful and it's advisable to stay a little away from the center as distances are short and easy to cover. Uber is ideal mode of transport.
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Sujnanendra mishra

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  • Sujnanendra mishra
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"Venice of the East"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Feb 1, 2017
Often referred to as the 'Venice of the East', the lake city of Udaipur is known as the centre for performing arts and crafts. The lakes, palaces and nice people attract foreign and domestic visitors. Udaipur have three interconnected lakes - the Fateh Sagar Lake, the Lake Pichola and the smaller Swaroop Sagar Lake; along with forts, palaces, temples, gardens, mountains and but narrow lanes to Palace is little worrying. The city is protected by the elevated Aravalli Hills. Food though little costly tasty and the people are helpful.
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Vishal tyagi

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  • Vishal tyagi
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"Nice destination"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Jan 30, 2017
Udaipur is nice place to visit, but not give us a feel of royal Rajasthan. City palace & Khumbalgarh fort was very good. If you are searching typical rajasthani culture in Udaipur then you are in wrong place, over all one time place to visit nothing else.
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Akshay pathak

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  • Akshay pathak
  • 7 Reviews
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"Amazing and excellent place"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jan 16, 2017
It's amazing for me as Udaipur is a beautiful place to visit. Fateh Sagar lake and boating in this lake is amazing. The city has a historical background and value, you will feel proud when you will see the City Palace and Maharana Pratap museum and Smarak. Take a guide so that you could better known the place and it's importance.
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