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Must See Travel Destinations In Udaipur – India

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It is difficult to describe the allure of Udaipur in a single sentence. Udaipur, a beautiful city of Rajasthan is famous in India as well as in the world for its royal destinations, rich cultural background and for its glorious history. It truly justifies all the names ever given for its beauty from ‘Jewel of Mewar’ to ‘Venice of the East’. Udaipur is known as the architectural gem of Rajasthan due to mesmerising Temples, grand palaces and forts.

A boat ride through the calm waters of Lake Pichola will be enough to prove to you why Udaipur is the pride of Rajasthan. Similarly, the breathtaking architecture of the City Palace in Udaipur which is located on the banks of Lake Pichola is worth watching. For visitors, coming from all over the world to visit Udaipur, this city is almost like a fairy-tale to them and showcases the best aspects of Rajput Culture and arts.

For you, we have sorted topmost tourist attractions which you must visit during your trip to Udaipur.

City Palace

City Palace is one of the most renowned destinations to visit in Udaipur. It is situated on the shore of Lake Pichola and constructed by Maharana Udai Singh in the year 1559. It is one of the most royal architectural setups in the entire Rajasthan due to blend of Chinese, European and Medieval styles of designing. The palace features breathtaking courtyards, terraces, pavilions, hanging gardens and a lot more. Everything about the palace is excellent whether its architecture, the artefacts or the exclusive paintings hanging on the walls of the palace.

City Palace Udaipur, Via: pinterest.com

It consists of 11 magnificent palaces and they were all constructed during various periods and by various rulers. This palace is also famous among couples for pre-wedding shoot and for spending quality time with their loved ones.

Other Information:

  • Entry Fee: ₹ 30/- for Adults, ₹ 15/- per for Children and ₹ 200 for Camera Fee
  • Visiting Time: 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM
  • Address: City Palace Complex, Udaipur, Rajasthan, 313001, India Phone- 02942415641

Lake Pichola

Lake Pichola is one of the largest and oldest lakes of Udaipur. This artificial freshwater lake was created in 1362 AD and was named after Picholi village which is located nearby. Pichola Lake is enclosed by four palaces which are “Jag Mandir, Jag Niwas, Mohan Mandir and Arsi Vilas”, temples, bathing ghats, and terrains. Couples can enjoy a breathtaking sunset view by cruise ride. Boat cruise offers charming views of the town, particularly in the evenings as you watch the sun go down on your eyes. Visitors can stroll along the lake pathways and can visit Lake Palace and Lake Garden Palace which are situated nearby.

Enjoy Boat Ride at Lake Pichola, Via: civitatis.com

Other Information:

  • Fee For Boat Ride: ₹ 400/- for Adults & ₹ 200/- for Children
    Sunset Boat Ride: ₹ 700/- for Adults & ₹ 400/- for Children
  • Visiting Time: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM, Boat Rides Timings: 10:00 AM to 5:00 AM
  • Address: Rameshwar Ghat, City Palace Complex, Udaipur, Rajasthan, 313001, India

Fateh Sagar Lake

Fateh Sagar Lake is one of the most beautiful lakes in Rajasthan and one of the best places to visit in Udaipur. It consists of three islands and each one has well managed public parks that can be reached through a boat ride. It is a good place to spend the evening, as the view of the city gets better with the dawning sun. Tourists can enjoy cycling or they can stroll around the lake, especially in the evenings. Apart from this, go for speed boat ride at Fateh Sagar Lake.

Fateh Sagar Lake, Via: travelbypro.com

Other Information:

  • Boat Ride Fee: ₹ 30/- for Regular Boat Ride, ₹100 – ₹200/- for Motor Boat Ride and
    ₹200 – ₹400/- for Speed Boat Ride.
  • Visiting Time: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM, Boat Rides Timings: 08:00 AM to 04:30 PM
  • Address: Dewali, Udaipur, Rajasthan, 313001, India

Lake Palace

Lake Palace was earlier known as Jag Niwas it is now among the top attractions of the Udaipur. This palace is famous as one of the most royale and romantic destination in the world. The Taj Group took over the palace and has restored and maintained the heritage of Jag Niwas. If you searching best honeymoon hotels in Udaipur, then you can opt for the Taj Lake Palace. At Taj Lake Palace, you will experience one of the best night in Udaipur. You can enjoy a boat ride through the lake that takes you through some of the most popular monuments of Udaipur.

Pre-wedding Shoot at Taj Lake Palace, Via: weddingsutra.com

Other Information:

  • Entry Fee: ₹ 75/- for Children Museum, Crystal Gallery tour costs ₹ 500/-
    Sunset Boat Ride: ₹ 700/- for adults & ₹ 400/- for Children
  • Visiting Time: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM, Boat Rides Timings: 10:00 AM to 5:00 AM
  • Address: Pichola, Udaipur, Rajasthan, 313001, India

Jagdish Temple

Jagdish Temple is the largest temple of Udaipur which is constructed in 1651. On an average ₹ 1.5 million were spent on this Indo-Aryan architectural wonder. This temple is devoted to Lord Vishnu but it also consists of other shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva, Ganesh, Sun God and Goddess Shakti. Everyone should visit this temple, not only for devotion but also to witness the beautiful wall carvings, elephant sculptures and for stunning architecture.

Jagdish Temple
Jagdish Temple, Via: flickr.com

Other Information:

  • No Entry Fee for Visiting Temple
  • Visiting Time: 4:15 AM – 1:00 PM & 5:15 PM to 8:00 PM, open all days
    Mangla Aarti Time: 4:30 AM – 5:00 AM, Sandhya Aarti: 6:30 PM – 7:45 PM
  • Address: RJ State Highway 50, Udaipur, Rajasthan, 313001, India

Kumbhalgarh Fort

Your trip to Rajasthan is incomplete without visiting Kumbhalgarh Fort which is located about 64 km from Udaipur city. Kumbhalgarh Fort is an architectural beauty in Udaipur and listed among most fantastic palaces and forts of Rajasthan. This main feature of this fort is that its wall which stretched over 30 km is the second largest wall in the world after the Great Wall of China. At the fort, witness the amazing architecture and know its interesting history. Enjoy the panoramic view of the whole city from the fort along with the light and sound shows during evenings which is quite captivating for any tourists visiting Udaipur.

Kumbhalgarh Fort, Via: timesofindia.indiatimes.com

Other Information:

  • Entry Fee: ₹ 15/- for Indians ₹ 200/- for foreigners
  • Visiting Time: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Also Read: Mount Abu – The Only Hill Station In Rajasthan

Monsoon Palace

Monsoon Palace is also known as Sajjangarh Palace, it is one of the most renowned tourist places in Udaipur. This magnificent palace is built on the Aravalli Hilltop & was built by Maharana Sajjan Singh of Mewar Dynasty in 1884. Basically, the fort was constructed to watch the monsoon clouds floating by. From Sajjangarh Palace, tourists can observe panoramic views of the surrounding country and sunsets. You can also explore ‘Sajjangarh Wildlife Sanctuary’, which is located near to Sajjangah Palace and if you love trekking then go for one day trek from the palace to the sanctuary for some adventure & thrill.

Monsoon Palace, Via: trawell.in

Other Information:

  • Entry Fee: ₹ 10/- for Indians, ₹ 80/- for foreigners and ₹ 20/- for Video Camera
  • Visiting Time: 08:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Address: Kodiyat, Udaipur, Rajasthan, 313001, India

Eklingji Temple

Eklingji Temple is another popular destination that can be included in your Udaipur tour. It is one of the pilgrimage places near Udaipur which is dedicated to Lord Shiva and also features excellent architecture, which attracts many history buffs and several tourists here every year. This double-storied temple is built in an excellent pyramidal style along with a beautifully carved tower. The outer walls of the temple are stretched with steps that lower touching the serene waters.

Shri Eklingji Temple, Via: trip.com

Other Information:

  • No Entry Fee for Visiting Temple
  • Visiting Time: Morning: 04:30 AM – 7:00 AM and 10:30 AM – 01:30 PM
    Evening: 05:00 PM – 07:30 PM for all days
  • Morning Aarti Timings: 5:30 AM , 8:15 AM , 9:15 AM & 11:30 AM
    Evening Aarti Timings: 5:00 PM & 6:30 PM
  • Address: National Highway No 8, Kailashpuri, Udaipur, Rajasthan, 313202, India

Jag Mandir

Jag Mandir is also known as Jag Island Palace or Lake Garden Palace, it is built on one of the islands of Lake Pichola. This elegant palace looks like a floating marble structure in a lake which is worth seeing. Jag Palace is an impressive structure that is flocked by tourists in huge numbers every year. It is believed that this palace is a symbol of friendship between Mughals and Rajputs. The palace consists of complex sculptures, elephant statues made of the marbles, a palace of 12 stones, Gul Mahal and many other Palaces. Jag Mandir is definitely one of the best places to visit in Udaipur.

Jagmandir Island Palace, Udaipur,
Jagmandir Island Palace, Udaipur, Via: booking.com

Other Information:

  • Entry Fee: A 30 min ride would cost ₹ 225/- for Adults and ₹ 115/- for Children.
    An hour ride will cost ₹ 325 for Adults and ₹ 115/- for Children.
  • Visiting Time: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Address: Pichola, Udaipur, Rajasthan, 313001, India

There are many other tourist attractions which you can also visit during your trip to Udaipur such as:

  • Bagore Ki Haveli which is situated near Lake Pichola.
  • Saheliyon Ki Bari: A beautiful garden which is known for its pleasant lotus pool, marble elephants, unique architecture.
  • Vintage Car Museum: This place is a heaven for all motor enthusiast and houses many famous vintage cars such as the 1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom used in the James Bond film.

Vintage Cars Museum-Udaipur, Via: thenomadicguy.wordpress.com

  • Shilpgram: It is a rural art and crafts collection set up to improve the traditional arts and crafts of Rajasthan.

Also Read: Top 5 Places To Visit in Rajasthan

At last, we will say that you should definitely visit this city of lakes- Udaipur. It is the most romantic city of Rajasthan and a must-see destination of India.

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