Udaipur – Venice of the East
Have you ever been to Venice? Great if you have, and fret not if you haven’t! India has its very own Venice, Udaipur, also fondly known as ‘The City of Lakes’. Nearly all places to visit in Udaipur reek of romance and beauty replete with awesomeness. Whatever may be your reason to visit Udaipur, you’re sure going to be bedazzled by its culture, heritage, romantic mist, and the royal splendor it showcases.
There are a handful of selected places to visit in Udaipur in one day including many of the popular picnic spots near Udaipur for a fun family time. Here are our handpicked list of top 7 places to visit in Udaipur, Rajasthan and the things to do there to cherish the nature’s generosity.
6 Best Places to Visit in Udaipur, Rajasthan (we’ve saved the best for the last!)
1. City Palace, Udaipur – Royal & Inspiring
One of the most popular tourist places in Udaipur is Udaipur City Palace, located near Lake Pichola. The stunning palace was built over a sprawling 400 years by the Mewar Dynasty rulers. Combining the Rajput and Mughal architecture styles tastefully, the Udaipur City Palace sits atop the ridge facing Lake Pichola presenting a fabulous picture.
Its construction required intricate detailing with marble and granite being deployed to large extent along with elaborate inlays of mirrors, paintings, colored glasses, and murals. The best time to visit City Palace Udaipur is from morning till evening, particularly at 7pm for the “The Light and Sound Show” at Manek Chowk. City Palace remains atop the list of best places to visit in Udaipur at night.
Things to do at City Palace, Udaipur:
- Taking City Palace tour
- Visiting City Palace Museum
- Go for a scenic stroll around Lake Pichola
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2. Lake Pichola, Udaipur – A Stunning man Made Wonder
Lake Pichola reminds the tourists of the man made wonders in the city dominated largely by nature owing to its beauty and serenity. Created in 1362 A.D., Rana Udai Singh went on to extending the lake in 16th century. The scenic late looks picture-perfect while being surrounded with tall hills and magnificent palaces on side and temples and ghats on the other side. Boast riding in Lake Pichola is something all tourists swear by, more so during sunset. Visiting Lake Palace and Lake Garden Palace also find their way on to the bucket list to Udaipur.
Things to do at Lake Pichola, Udaipur:
- Enjoy a boat ride during sunset
- Tour nearby attractions as Lake Palace and Lake Garden Palace
3. Jag Mandir, Udaipur – Glorious & Divine Island Temple
Built on an island in Lake Pichola, Jag Mandir Palace reeks of gloriousness and divinity at its top. Famous worldwide for its ravishing interiors and larger-than-life architectural style, Jag Mandir Palace is one of the most visited tourist places in Udaipur. The place draws admiring eyeballs from its onlookers for the intricate marble sculptures all over and the bird-eye view of the lake it offers from inside the palace. Jag Mandir is also popular for its intimate boat rides and the tranquility inside the temple.
Things to do at Jag Mandir, Udaipur:
- Boat riding at sunset
- Peaceful stroll alongside island
4. Lake Palace, Udaipur – Luxury Infinite
Lake Palace or Jag Niwas is a signature architecture marvel standing proudly atop the list of best places to visit in Udaipur. Popular worldwide as one of the best destination wedding places in India, the palace is built on the island of Jag Niwas in Lake Pichola. Built by Maharana Jagat Singh II in 17th century, the palace was later taken up by Taj Resorts and transformed into a breathtaking luxury hotel in 1960. The gorgeous Lake Palace has also secured a permanent place in many of the Bollywood and Hollywood movies.
Things to do at Lake Palace, Udaipur:
- Boast riding in lake Pichola
- Relish a luxurious meal at the restaurants inside
- Visiting nearby Jagdish Temple
- Enjoying the sunset at the nearby Fatehsagar Lake
5. Saheliyon ki Bari, Udaipur – Tranquilizing Beauty
Saheliyon ki Bari was built by Sangram Singh II to give as a gift to her queen and maids. Also called as Garden of Companions, it is not just a beautiful sight to behold but has a history behind its story. It was designed by the king himself to chalk out a garden serving as a relaxing place for his queen and her 48 maids. The garden is still an eye-catching sight for many where the visitors come from the external chaos of the city and find solace in its peace and solitude. This is certainly a not-to-miss attraction while visiting Udaipur city.
Things to do at Saheliyon ki Bari:
- A peaceful walk through the gardens
- Visiting museum
- Relishing a meal at the multi-cuisine restaurant
6. Shilpgram, Udaipur – The World of Arts
Set up with an aim to promote the art and craft of Rajasthan, Shilpgram boasts about the status of being a rural arts and crafts complex. Shilpgram not just provides employment to many of the rural craftsmen in Rajasthan but is also a focal point of attraction when it comes to celebrating art and crafts or cultural festivals in Rajasthan apart from being one of the best shopping places in Udaipur. On your visit to Udaipur, Rajasthan, you’ll come across many art festivals taking place at Shilpgram’s open air Amphitheatre. If you want to experience the raw and untouched rural life of Rajasthan, be a part of art and dance festivals and shop for authentic Rajasthani handicraft souvenirs, Shilpgram is the place to be.
Things to do at Shilpgram, Udaipur:
- Shop at the Rural Art and Craft complex
- Visiting Sajjangarh Wildlife Sanctuary nearby
- Visiting museums nearby shopping complex
- Take pleasure in theatre, art, and dance fests at the Amphitheatre
Udaipur is a city full of surprises and this list doesn’t even justify an iota of the best tourist attractions of Udaipur city. Before travelling to Udaipur, Rajasthan, however we suggest opting for a hotel that offers a spectacular lake view to make your stay all the more memorable.
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