Nicknamed the “City of Lakes,” Udaipur is a mesmerizing city in Rajasthan, India. Nestled amidst the Aravalli Hills, it’s renowned for its serene lakes, opulent palaces, and vibrant culture. It is the historical capital of Mewar in the old Rajputana Agency. It was constructed in 1559 by Maharana Udai Singh II of the Rajput Sisodia line, who relocated his capital from Chittorgarh to Udaipur after the city was besieged by Akbar.
Maharana Udai Singh II and his succeeding Maharanas erected the City Palace concurrently with the construction of the city of Udaipur during the next 400 years. The Maharanas lived and administered their kingdom from this palace, making it a notable historical landmark.
Tourist Places in Udaipur
- City Palace: The most beautiful palace I’ve ever seen. The finest thing is the cleanliness and upkeep. It is indeed as large as it seems in the image. So keep your stamina up. The museum and art gallery are noteworthy since they were created and run by the Ministry of Culture. Explore the intricately designed courtyards, museums, and panoramic views of the city.
Entry ticket fees are 20 ₹
To visit the palace museum you have to pay,
400 ₹for adults
150 ₹for students (they’ll verify your I’d card prior)
- Lake Pichola: Lake Pichola is one of the most famous tourist attractions in Udaipur. Flanked by islands, palaces, temples, mansions, ghats and restaurants, Lake Pichola offers something for everyone. Anyone visiting the lake should not miss out on the magnificent views of sunrise and sunset from the lake.
- Jag Mandir: this area is like heaven on earth!! Located in the middle of the lake. You can go there by boat, which will cost you 600 per person. The boat will circle the lake and drop you off there. You can tour the entire area and then take any boat back. The view is breathtaking!. The beautiful marble construction and tranquil environs make it an ideal getaway.
- Saheliyon Ki Bari : Saheliyon ki bari is a fountain garden in Udaipur, which was built during the reign of Rana Sangram Singh. The main attraction of the place is beautiful architecture and fountains which are more than 400 year old. These fountains work on hydraulic pressure, and rely on water from the banks of fateh sagar lake. None of these fountains use any form of electrical energy to pump water.
- Jagdish Temple: The temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu, also known as the Universe Preserver. The temple is regarded as the largest in all of Udaipur. The shrine’s gateway may be seen from the City Palace’s Bara Pol, which is 150m away. This massive temple is built in the Indo-Aryan architectural style. The temple is three stories tall and a work of art in architecture. It has finely carved pillars, painted walls, ornamented ceilings, lush halls, and so on.
- Fateh Sagar Lake: The scenery around this lake can be enjoyed by either a motor boat or a leisurely boat. Both boats have the same fare, which is Rs.460 per person. It is the most gorgeous of all the lakes because it is man-made. Small islands house the Udaipur Solar Observatory, Nehru Park, and a public park featuring a jet spring.
- Sajjangarh Palace (Monsoon Palace): The greatest time to visit this place is during the monsoon season.
The ticket price is Rs. 155 per person. & R.59 per child from the main gate (both sides) for a breathtaking view of the city of lakes and the nature surrounding the palace. The route to the palace is very excellent. You could stay here for 45 minutes to an hour. It would be ideal if you came early in the morning or late in the evening to take in the scenery.
- Bagore Ki Haveli: this is one of the most attractive spots in Udaipur. This is a museum near Pichola Lake’s historic city. This museum celebrates Rajasthan’s rich heritage culture. Evenings will feature wonderful dance music and puppet shows from 7 PM to 8 PM, providing a glimpse of traditional Rajasthan culture. This is unquestionably a must-see location, particularly for tourists. The nighttime entertainment costs
Rs 100 per person, but it is well worth it.
- Vintage Car Museum: The vintage and car collection is a must-visit attraction to all car lovers… one will find the sublime troupe of cars from 1930s Rolls Royce to 1940s Mercedes the Cadillac and MG, Worth time to spend.
Tickets cost for Indian tourists 400 for adults and 150 for children
Udaipur offbeat places
- Jaisamand Lake: is India’s first and world’s oldest historical and second largest artificial freshwater lake in India. It is located in the Udaipur District of Rajasthan.
- Badi Lake (Badi Ka Talab):The lake was built in the village of Badi, about 12 km from the city of Udaipur, by Maharana Raj Singh
- Shilpgram Crafts Village: While known for its annual festival, Shilpgram is a quiet crafts village throughout the year. It’s a great place to witness traditional Rajasthani art and craft forms in a rural setting