Udaipur Tourism

Udaipur Tourism

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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.



Udaipur is one of the weekend getaway options for travelers living in Ahmedabad and Jaipur.

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Nicole Sparks

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  • Nicole Sparks
  • 1 Review
  •  50 readers

"Mesmerizing and magnificent properties to visit!" new review

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
I would love to write about Udaipur and it's beauty. I had visited Udaipur few months ago and discovered a lot. The place is indeed romantic and it has amazing architecture. Whenever I see any platform to write about Udaipur my fingers just starts typing through the keyboard.
One of the loveliest property to visit in Udaipur is The City Palace. Go to city palace and allow yourself two hours or even more. Grab a guide through Padharo Udaipur (an app helpful for searching and booking places and hotels in Udaipur), so you don't miss the hidden past and stories about the Maharaja's.
It is beautifully maintained, the painting work is lovely. The tile work in the peacock courtyard is stunning.
The place has innumerous places to visit and explore! The shopping and street food is worth giving a try, especially "Kachori" was amazing, I never tasted that before but found that very delicious ..
Another property to give a try is The Monsoon Palace situated on the hill, It was one of the best Place I had seen. Udaipur is well known for it's monsson period! Must visit this place .. Highly recommended.
I'm grateful to padharo Udaipur App for bookings and recommendations.
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Flora Jackson

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  • Flora Jackson
  • 2 Reviews
  •  144 readers

"Such a cool and serene place."

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
It is best to visit in the monsoon season as this place is very cool and pure plus has a pure rajasthani and mordern culture's mixture. I downloaded the app "padharo udaipur" when I was in this city and honestly it helped me out to find places to visit and food and lakes with the routes of each and every place it shows us the parking area and ATM places also .. I recommend the app to everyone who wishes to visit Udaipur.
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Smita Parikh

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  • Smita Parikh
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 3 Reviews
  •  171 readers

"Most beautiful place"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Udaipur is the most peaceful.
Beautiful and romantic city on earth.
It's affordable as well as luxurious.
The eateries, the coffee shops on Palace Road, the Fateh Sagar Lake the Jagdish Temple shopping the art craft and clothing unbelievable this city.
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Suman Arora

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  • Suman Arora
  • 1 Review
  •  174 readers

"Great Place"

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Was looking for the best ambience in the town and the Padharo Udaipur app recommended me this Majestic Jagmandir Island in Pichola Lake .. Popular for celebrity / Rich wedding destination .. Lunch and dinner can be taken there with advance cover charge of Rs. 3200 for couple including boat ride too and fro. Had a wonderful evening over there.
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Swagata  Mandal

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  • Swagata Mandal
  • 5 Reviews
  •  894 readers

"Very traditional place"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
If one wants to see and feel the traditional India one must visit Udaipur. Though people visit Jaipur mostly but views of Udaipur are equally serene. Mostly there are forts to visit along with parks, boating and all. There are roapways as well. It would be nice if one can also visit Mount Abu from Udaipur.
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Saiyam dhamija

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  • Saiyam dhamija
  • 2 Reviews
  •  394 readers

"A must visit an. Amazing place."

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
This was one of my best trips ever you should definitely book a trip to Udaipur. The lakes, the forts, everything is beautiful. Visit the lake at the time of sunset. Visit the city palace in the morning. Visit the markets in the afternoon. And the food is amazing.
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Mayur Shah

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  • Mayur Shah
  • Lives in Bhuj
  • 12 Reviews
  •  5 helpful votes
  •  2104 readers

"A religious place which is a must visit."

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Udaipur is one of the nicest religious places of India. It is in Rajasthan which itself has so many places which one must visit once in a life. On Udaipur people go to the temple of Shree Nathji. In winter this place gets very cold. So who want to go to this place in winter season keep as much of your warm clothes with you as possible. There are lots of hotels in and around Udaipur to stay and they are not very expensive as well.
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Anil sain

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  • Anil sain
  • 3 Reviews
  •  752 readers

"Wonderful place."

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Mar 16, 2017
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
  •  694 readers

"About the Udaipur"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Mar 14, 2017
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
  •  714 readers

"Good and economical accommodation for the family."

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Mar 10, 2017
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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