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Udaipur

The City of Lakes

14.2/5(612 Ratings)

Udaipur Tourism

Udaipur is famous for

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!

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City Palace, beautiful view at night

City Palace, beautiful view at night  Video Review
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City Palace

Ritu chauhan
2nd Oct 17

Just about the puppet show

Just about the puppet show  Video Review
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Bharatiya Lok Kala Mandal

Akshaya Patil
29th Jan 18

Best view in Udaipur!!

Best view in Udaipur!!  Video Review
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Shri Manshapurna Karni Mata Temple

Saket rathi
22nd Jan 18

Pichola lake and city palace

Pichola lake and city palace  Video Review
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Pichola Lake

Saket rathi
22nd Jan 18

Awesome

Awesome  Video Review
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Fateh Sagar

Bhoomiverma
14th Jan 18

Awesome view

Awesome view  Video Review
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Lake Palace

Manish kumar Saini
30th Dec 17

Nice place, a visitor may spare 30min on this

Nice place, a visitor may spare 30min on this  Video Review
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Saheliyon Ki Bari

Saswat kumar Nayak
13th Dec 17

Haldigati

Haldigati  Video Review
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Haldighati

Tejas
4th Dec 17

Awesome

Awesome  Video Review
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Saheliyon Ki Bari

Pawan
13th Nov 17

City Palace Museum : Udaipur

City Palace Museum : Udaipur  Video Review
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City Palace Museum

Shripal
7th Nov 17

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Reasons to go to Udaipur

1The beautiful lakes and hospitality
The beautiful lakes and hospitality

HolidayIQ reviewer Sujanendra says, "Udaipur has 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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2Zostel, Udaipur
Zostel, Udaipur

When in Udaipur, ditch the luxury hotels. Instead, meet travellers from all over the world, chill, exchange stories and have the experience of a lifetime at Udaipur Zostel. What better place to stay than this,  cozy accommodation with a lake view at real cheap price. HolidayIQ Traveller Khubchand Dhruva shares, “The hotel is located very near to city palace. A good view of lake Pichola. Although you have to walk a short distance to get the auto. The staffs were really helpful. The food quality was good. I would like to recommend this hotel if you are with your friends or group.”

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3Haveli With An Old-World Charm - Jagat Niwas Palace Hotel, Tariff Starts At 1600 Bucks!
Haveli With An Old-World Charm - Jagat Niwas Palace Hotel,  Tariff Starts At 1600 Bucks!

A 17th century palace restored to its former glory, this palace hotel is one of the best in Udaipur, and it doesn’t come with a hefty price tag. The tarrif starts from Rs. 1600 only.

HolidayIQ Traveller Chandan from Mumbai shares, “The hotel is very good. Hotel is heritage building and on the bank of Pichola lake. We cannot forget roof dinner with a look of Pichola lake in your life. It has been given traditional look too which resemble tradition of Rajputana and Mewar. The restaurant and facility are nice. This hotel is main eye centre for NRI and foreigners.”

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4Yeh Jawani hai Deewani
Yeh Jawani hai Deewani

The movie paints India on a silver canvas beautifully. Manali’s mountains, the gorgeous meadows in Pahalgam and finally Udaipur's sun-soaked heritage and awesomeness!

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5Ashwa Poojan
Ashwa Poojan

According to Hindu traditions, a horse has very important religious significance; they are the symbol of loyalty, self-respect, and power. During wars the horse is the lone companions of the warrior. The Royal Mewar family of Udaipur celebrated this day by honoring the special relationship between warrior and horse. The head of the respective families worship the royal horses in the presence of the palace band. The mouth-watering rajasthani cuisines are one more reason to visit Udaipur this October. HolidayIQ Traveller Mukesh Rathore from Udaipur shares, “City Palace boasts of the wonderful blend of Medieval, European and Chinese Architecture. The Palace has various towers, domes and arches, which add to the flavour of heritage site. Towering on the banks of Pichola Lake, City Palace is truly a feast to the eyes. City Palace is a marvellous assortment of courtyards, pavilions, terraces, corridors, rooms and hanging gardens. Encircled by fortifications, this imposing Palace is wholly built in granite and marble.”

When: October 21
Where: Udaipur City Palace, Rajasthan

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Reviews (612)

"Destination for all age group"

Sourabh kothari

Sourabh kothari5.0/5

1 review

Udaipur

Good I went to home as I leave in college. I am expecting a good offers as being a student I need to travel frequently. So I am expecting good offers. Food and Shopping: Yes. Highlight of the trip: My home

Arvind gulati

Arvind gulati5.0/5

3 reviews

Udaipur

We visited mid November. Weather was perfect. Not too hot in the day time and light cold in the evening. Food was very good. We had dinner at Udai Vilas one night and jag mandir another night. The views of lake pichola were amazing and food was excellent too. Boat trip in pichola lake was very good but there was no commentary. They should do late evening trips too views of lighted buildings are amazing. One must see puppet show and folk dances 6. 30 to 7. 30 pm at Bhartiya look kala.

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Recommended Duration in Udaipur

Number of days to spend in Udaipur as recommended by our travellers.

1 day

2.5%

2 days

20%

3 days

65%

4 days

7.5%

5+ days

2.5%

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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Udaipur, Rajasthan

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Udaipur, Rajasthan
Udaipur, Rajasthan

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Udaipur, Rajasthan

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