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Udaipur

The City of Lakes

14.2/5(610 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

1Immerse yourself in culture and luxury
Immerse yourself in culture and luxury

HolidayIQ reviewer Sujnanendra says, "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. The city is protected by the elevated Aravalli Hills. Food though little costly, is tasty and the people are helpful."

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2Jaipur to Udaipur
Jaipur to Udaipur

HolidayIQ Traveller Shubhankar Shrivastava says, “The Jaipur to Udaipur journey was quite eventful with my group of friends. The highway was smooth, the scenes were beautiful and over that, the time spent in the car was nice. We had our own car and driver, so it was quite convenient. Advice to travellers - must visit the dhaba on the highway, climb up any hill on the highway and enjoy!”

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3Fado Singers, Flamenco Dancers, Sufi Music and Afro Beats! This Has To Be The Craziest
Fado Singers, Flamenco Dancers, Sufi Music and Afro Beats! This Has To Be The Craziest

The festival will feature unparalleled live performances in Udaipur this Frebruary. Get ready to groove with the most popular Fado singers from Portugal, Carminho. French composer Mathias Duplessy will also perform at this event, collaborating with Rajasthani vocalist Mukhtiyar Ali from the semi-nomadic community called Mirasi from the Thar Desert.The evening will come alive with instrumental Spanish Flamenco guitar and dance performance and the unique African beat music by Dobet Gnahore, a Grammy award winner from the Ivory Coast.

"When in Udaipur, do visit Pichola Lake. The beauty of Lake Pichola attracts people from all over the world. One can undeniably say for Pichola that once, if you see this lake, you would definitely fall in love with it. One interesting thing about Lake Pichola is that it was mentioned by Rudyard Kipling in his Letters of Marque (1899) as told by the tour guide. Overall, trip to Pichola Lake is incomplete without a boat ride. Sunset view of the lake completely justifies Udaipur as Venice of the East," says HolidayIQ Traveller Yaman Dev Sharma. 

Entry is free and open to the public on February 13  & 14. Afternoon sessions start at 2 pm while evening performances start at 6 pm.

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4Mewar Festival
Mewar Festival

The Mewar Festival welcomes the arrival of spring. At Gangaur Ghat on the banks of Lake Pichola in Udaipur, images of Goddess Gauri are transferred onto boats amidst much singing and celebrating, and taken out onto the lake. The festival continues with a plenty of singing, dancing and cultural programs, and finishes off with a huge display of fireworks. It's a fantastic opportunity to see a range of traditional musical instruments being played. HolidayIQ traveller Arvind Arya from Banswara shares: “In Udaipur City Palace is the best place because of its history of Mewar ruler, other is pichola and Fateh Sagar Lake best place during sunset and night time because of its view.”

When: March 22-24, 2016
Where: Udaipur, Rajasthan

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5Mewar Festival, Udaipur
Mewar Festival, Udaipur

The history of the Mewar festival dates back to the time when Udaipur was under the rule of Sisodia dynasty. According to the folklore, once Maharana Udai Singh met a holy man who was meditating on a hill that provided a panoramic view of the Pichola lake. The holy man blessed the king and advised to build a palace at the place. The Mewar festival marks this event and the advent of spring. The festival is especially meant for women who dress the idols of Isar (Lord Shiva) and Gangaur (Goddess Parvati).

Milind Kamat talks about the great food and service of Ramada Udaipur Resort. He says: “Tops in every aspect of hospitality. Large rooms with balconies, good decor and good service. The breakfast spread was sumptuous and well-made.”

When: April 9-11, 2016
Where: Udaipur, Rajasthan

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Reviews (610)

"Destination for all age group"

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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Madhur sharma

Madhur sharma5.0/5

1 review

Udaipur

I visited Udaipur along with my family in the first week of September. We reached by flight and stayed in a hotel for 4 days near Fateh Sagar Lake. We enjoyed our Stay in Udaipur, Its a beautiful place with a lot of historical forts and palaces . . We visited Saheliyon ki Bari, Monsoon Palace, Sajjangarh Biological Park, City palace, Lake Pichola, KarniMata Temple Ropeway, Bapu market, Bada market and a lot more places. I strongly recommend visiting Udaipur once in a lifetime. Its awesome.

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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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Udaipur, Rajasthan

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Udaipur, Rajasthan
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