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Udaipur

The City of Lakes

14.2/5(794 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

1To enjoy the intricacies of architecture
To enjoy the intricacies of architecture

HolidayIQ Reviewer Nayani Bajpai adds, “Huge Palace. Visit to understand the traditional culture of Rajasthan This Palace was built by Udai Singh II. It opens from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm. The King lives here and he's in his 70's. Half of the Palace has been kept open for visitors to see and experience the royal living of ancient times. For photography, one has to purchase a ticket.


HolidayIQ Reviewer Cecile Camelia RUSU shares, “Super Palace in Udaipur. The best place I saw is this palace. I took an audio guide and I have spent 5 hours inside to discover and hear all the stories, take photos, and enjoy the gardens.

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2Go all the way back to 2000 years at this waterfront Udaipur Palace
Go all the way back to 2000 years at this waterfront Udaipur Palace

HolidayIQ Reviewer meenaz khoja adds, “Udaipur-the city of lakes and Chetak! Udaipur is known as the city of lakes as there are multiple lakes spread over the city, the largest one being 'Fatehsagar lake'. ”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Rizwanuddin Rafiq says, “A library in the garden which is a rose garden laid out by Maharaja Sajjan Singh is situated near the palace on the east side of Lake Pichola. And the Library has a collection of ancient handwritten manuscripts and books.

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3For it's City Side Palace
For it's City Side Palace

HolidayIQ Reviewer Rizwanuddin Rafiq adds, “This is a beautiful center of worship in the heart of Udaipur, and its interior is simple but marvellous as windows have the coloured stained glasses, luxurious carpets and altar, with a beautiful Cross in the main sanctum interior is quite divinely and peaceful.”  


HolidayIQ Reviewer Shru V adds, “We went during the morning while keeping in mind the darshan timings for Shrinathji (checked on its website)Pretty peaceful place.”  


HolidayIQ Reviewer Naman jain shares, “ I feel very peaceful and relax when I do the boating there. It was one of the awesome moment of my life. It is very neat and clean also the weather is wonderful.”  


HolidayIQ Reviewer vipul says, “The Eklingji temple was a temple we visited because of its historical significance and was established by the Mewar dynasty.”  

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4Breathtaking sunsets in the backdrop of a lake
Breathtaking sunsets in the backdrop of a lake

Boating | Sunset | Boat Ride | Peaceful

HolidayIQ Reviewer Rizwanuddin Rafiq adds, “From the bank, it offers a beautiful sunset view and the backdrop of the lake is quite scenic.

HolidayIQ Reviewer Mustafa Bohra adds, “Yes boating on Lake Pichola is a must. You can take a boat on rent or you can enjoy sharing boats. You can rent one from Doodh Talai corner of lake Pichola.

HolidayIQ Reviewer Aditya Roy says, “If you can afford a small amount, then you can enjoy a boating spree where you explore the entire lake guided by a well-experienced person.”

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5Experience royalty like never before
Experience royalty like never before

Palace | Temple | Boating | Museum

HolidayIQ Reviewer Rizwanuddin Rafiq adds, “Fateh Prakash Palace was built by Maharana Fateh Sigh as it is situated close to the Lake Pichola. It has a Darbar Hall Sabhaghar also known as Minto hall, Satkar hall, viewing of Pichola lake known as Pichola Darshan, Surya Darshan Bar and the world famous crystal galleries with exquisite chandeliers. For its luxurious facilities, excellent services and Royal hospitality and attention attract the guest from all over the world.

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Reviews (794)

"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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