When it comes to Udaipur, there is no dearth of attractions. Udaipur opens its arms to make every traveler indulge in the opulence of the magnificent forts, beautiful temples, serene lakes, alluring palaces and museums. The city spreads the magic of romance and sways away every heart with its royal charms. The captivating surroundings of the city add to its charms and make it more captivating.
City Palace Complex
|Front view of the City Palace complex in Udaipur|
The City Palace complex offers a variety of regal attractions. Begin with Udaipur City Palace Museum, flip back the pages of the history of Maharanas of Mewar and get to know about their culture and royalty. This oldest part of the city palace complex, features a mix of Mughal and British architecture.
And what could be better than having a look at the largest private collection of crystals in the world at the Crystal Gallery.
The city palace complex lets you enjoy a royal stay with its two authentic palace hotels – Shiv Niwas Palace Hotel and Fateh Prakash Palace Hotel. These heritage hotels of Udaipur offer services that feature authentic royal charm and hospitality. The hotels also serve as exclusive venues for royal weddings.
- The city palace has been the location of shooting of some popular Hollywood and Bollywood movies. The City Palace complex was used as a hotel in the famous James Bond movie, Octopussy in 1985. The palace also features the Lake Palace and the Monsoon Palace. Also, the palace was used for filming a part of the famous Bollywood movie, Goliyon ki Raasleela Ram- Leela.
- Udaipur is rated among the top cities in the World’s best awards by travel and leisure.
- Shiv Niwas Palace Hotel has won three National Tourism Awards for best heritage hotel in the “Heritage Grand” category. Fateh Prakash Hotel on the other hand has won five National Tourism Awards for best heritage hotel in the “Heritage Grand” category.
Entry FeeFor Indians: INR 75 per person
For foreign tourists: INR 300 per person
For children: INR 40 per child
Guide chargesAudio guide: INR 250 (available in English, French, German or Spanish)
Human guide: INR 150 for up to five people
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Jagniwas ( Taj Lake Palace)
|Taj Lake Palace (Jagniwas) in Udaipur, Rajasthan|
Stretching across an area of four acres, the palace promises to sway away every heart with its unmatched beauty. The architecture of the Lake Palace is immensely beautiful and intricate. This luxury hotel in Udaipur has a number of courtyards which have gardens, terraces and fountains. The palace also houses different rooms by the name of Bada Mahal, Khush Mahal, Ajjan Niwas and Phool Mahal. The Taj Lake Palace also features Sajjan Niwas Suite which is one of the most expensive hotel suites in India.
If you are looking either for a romantic stay or royal indulgence, Jagniwas or the Taj Lake Palace is one of the best and most luxurious places to stay in Udaipur. Do check out the award winning Jiva Spa where you could avail of therapeutic massages and beauty treatments by experts to rejuvenate youself and reclaim balance of body, mind and soul.
|Lake Pichola - One of the Best Lake attached Heritage Hotel in Udaipur,Rajasthan|
The key highlights of the place are the four islands which are set in the lake. The four islands are Jag Niwas, Jag Mandir, Mohan Mandir and Arsi Vilas.
Pichola Lake is a must visit for nature lovers and bird watchers as one can spot a variety of birds near the lake such as tufted ducks, coots, egrets, terns, cormorants and kingfishers.
Though there are a number of things to do in Udaipur, you really can’t afford to miss visiting this beautiful lake.
|Ahar - A group of royal cenotaphs|
|Ambrai Ghat in Udaipur, Rajasthan|
The attraction is a famous hangout place for couples because of the enthralling views it offers. And you really can’t afford to miss the breathtaking sunset sight which the Ghat offers. To enjoy the beauty of the surroundings to the fullest, you can take a boat ride which is available near Pichola Lake.
Ambrai Ghat is one of the most popular tourist places to visit in Udaipur as it offers the best photo ops to shoot the panorama that include sight of shimmering Lake Palace that appears floating in the azure waters of Lake Pichola with the burnished Aravalis hill in the backdrop.
Lake Fatehsagar Udaipur
|Lake Fatehsagar in Udaipur,Rajasthan|
Fatehsagar Lake is a famous picnic spot in Udaipur and people from all over visit the place to spend some great time with their friends and family. At the lake, you can also enjoy high speed boating.
|Jag Mandir in Udaipur|
The entire structure is architecturally beautiful. Apart from the central building of the palace, there are many set of structures around. The three-storied structure has sections such as Gul Mahal, the Darikhana and the Bara Patharon ka Mahal. The palace makes you flip back the pages of the glorious past of the Mewar Kingdom. History buffs, photographers and nature lovers really can’t afford to miss a visit to the palace.
|Jagdish Temple in Udaipur|
You will find many more idols in temple including that of Goddess Shakti, Lord Shiva, the Sun God and Lord Ganesha. People from all over Rajasthan visit Jagdish Temple, one of the most significant temples in Udaipur to seek the blessings of Lord Vishnu and attend the special aarti.
|Sahelion ki Bari in Udaipur|
The architecture of the garden is truly alluring which makes it one among the top tourist attractions of Udaipur. The key attractions of the place include fountains, kiosks, lotus pool and marble elephants. The charm of this garden is further enhanced by lush green lawns and colorful flowers. There is also a museum in the garden where you can find a great collection from royal households. The museum has ancient pictures and items from the bygone era. Walk through the garden and spend some time amid tranquility and beauty.
|Eklingji Temple - A architectural marvel|
|Shilpgram - the Rural Arts and Crafts Complex|
The fair is a must-visit for shopaholics. The place has much to offer when it comes to shopping. You get to buy from a variety of beautiful handicrafts, hand-woven clothes, mirror work and embroidery work items. Visit the fair and witness the creativity of local artisans and craftsmen.
There are many food stalls in the fair from where you can enjoy lip smacking snacks and dishes from local Rajasthani cuisine.
|Hathipole - Quality Handmade Stone Inlay Tabletops|
Bagore ki Haveli
|Bagore ki Haveli in Udaipur|
Bagore Ki Haveli is one of the most popular attractions of Udaipur. Set on Pichola Lake, the haveli is well-known for its architectural splendor. The grand structure takes you back to the royal life of the Maharajas and Maharanis of the Mewar Kingdom. The structure has 100 rooms and every room features beautiful decoration with mirror work. You can find jewelry boxes, hukkas, pan boxes, hand fans, copper vessels, nut crackers and paintings. The evening dance and music show is star attraction of the haveli. Also, the place offers a great look of the Pichola Lake and the surroundings.
Bhartiya Lok Kala Museum
|Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandal – Enriched with The Cocooned Heritage|
To maintain the richness of the colorful Rajasthani tradition, The Bharatiya Lok Kala Mandir has started an institute. The institute is focused on encouraging the local crafts and art of Mewar.
|Monsoon Palace in Udaipur, Rajasthan|
The palace features multiple jharokas, pillars and balconies which are intricately carved. The beauty of the palace takes you back to the glorious past of the Mewar Kingdom. Monsoon Palace is known for its breathtaking sunset view. Also, there is Sajjangarh Wildlife sanctuary nearby where you can visit to make your tour more entertaining and exciting.
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