Places To Visit In Udaipur

13 Places to visit in Udaipur, The City of Lakes

Udaipur also known as the city of lakes is one of the most visited places in the state of Rajasthan. As the name suggest, its sparkling lakes definitely are mesmerizing. Udaipur is a perfect display of heritage, culture and natural beauty. The forts and palaces built by the Mewarswould take you to a journey which is worth an experience. Check out the display of royalty which prevailed in the bygone era, it sure would take a breath away. Here, we present you the best places to visit in Udaipur

  1. City Palace

The city palace is the most important landmark of Udaipur which depicts the royalty of the Mewar .The exquisite architecture of the palace which consists of domes and arches; high ceiling is definitely worth a visit. The palace complex consists of several building and structures which together is known as the City palace. The city palace consists of the crystal gallery, the vintage car museum, Daawat-i-Aam, Daawat-i-Khas, and Maharani Palace. The palace looks absolutely marvelous when illuminated during the night and people often wait till the wee hours to enjoy the sound and light show which is arranged every evening.


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  1. Lake Pichola

Lake Pichola is a manmade lake which stretches 4 kms from the Rameshwar Ghat and also is characterized by two islands namely Jagniwas and Jagmandir. Lake Pichola definitely offers an array of attraction such as the lake palace which is yet another palace located at the Jagniwas Island. Other than that is the jag mandir which is located on the other island of jagmandir island. Boating at Lake Pichola without a doubt is one of the most popular recreation activities

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  1. Lake Palace

As mentioned above, Lake Palace now known as the Taj Lake Palace is an exquisite hotel run by the Taj group which is situated in the middle of Lake Pichola on the Jagniwas Island.Lake Palace which is yet another palace located at the Jagniwas Island. The Palace is very strategically located with a beautiful Aravalli Hills on the backdrop. The architecture of the Palace is mind-blowing with golden decorations, glittering shades and carved marbles which would revitalize the royalty of the Mewars in the bygone era.


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  1. Jag Mandir

Jag mandir is situated on the golden decorations, fretwork shades and carved marbles which is one the Lake Pichola is a remarkable example of architecture in the 17th century. The Mandir is characterized by excellent adornments, domes and arches made of engraved marble. The huge marble elephants on the entry standing tall look marvelous. The northern side of the structure consists of the Gul Mahal, Garden Courtyard and the Darikhana and on the southern side of the structure is the Kunwar Pada ka Mahal, , the Bara Patharon ka Mahal, the Zenana Mahal and rest of the part of the Gul mahal. It’s indeed a celebration of work of art all at one place.


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  1. .Jagdish Temple

The Jagdish temple is very popular among the devotees of Lord Vishnu who often visit the Jagdish temple to pay tribute to the Lord Vishnu. Devotees also visit to see the Vishnu’s vehicle Garuda which is carved in brass along with other shrines such as the ones devoted to Lord Ganesh, Lord Surya, Lord Shani and Lord Shiva. Other than the faith among the devotees, the architecture of the temple is definitely worth a mention. The long fleet of steps with Elephants on both sides takes you towards the shrine. Built in white marble, the temple looks marvelous when enlighten during the night. Hundreds of devotees flange for the aarti which take place daily in the evening.


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  1. Lake Fatehsagar

Yet another lake is the Lake Fathehsagar which is situated towards the north of Lake Pichola.The lake is connected to Lake Pichola via a canal. Indulge in a boat tour in Lake Fathehsagar and stop over at the 3 islands. It’s a perfect destination to plan a family picnic and take the kids to the zoo at the Nehru Park which is situated on one of the islands


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  1. Saheliyon Ki Bari

Saheliyon ki Bari also known as the ‘The Garden of the Maidens’ was built by Maharana Bhopal Singh. It has a rich history as it was built for the maids who took care of the Princess of Udaipur. This Palace was constructed for recreation reason, for the maids and the princess where they could celebrate and rejoice. The architecture of the garden is characterized by well-defined fountains, a lotus pool and marble elephants. The visit to the Saheliyon ki Bari   will definitely fill your heart with joy with its positive vibes.


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  1. Bhartiya Lok Kala Museum

If you wish to learn about the culture and tradition of Udaipur, then a visit to Bhartiya Lok Kala Museum should definitely be a part of your itinerary. Apart from the fine collection of puppets, handmade art and craft items such as jewelry, clothes, dolls and painting you would be able to learn about the history about the Mewar dynasty.


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  1. Bagore Ki Haveli

If you would like to take a peek into the life style of the kings and the queens then a visit to the Bagore ki Haveli is an absolute must. It is situated on the Ganguar Ghat on Lake Pichola and therefore can be covered enroute to the lake Pichola. You would be awestruck by the sight of marvelous silver jewelry, copper utensils, paintings and sculptures, carved peacocks and elephants which indeed is an evocative of one splendid era. Do wait till the evening to enjoy the dance and music show which displays the culture of Rajasthan.


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  1. Ahar

Ahar which was the royal cremation ground is also one of the must visit places if you are inquisitive to learn about the history and the Mewar dynasty. Located just 3 kms away from the city the Ahar consist of hoary domes and cenotaphs. One of the most attractive cenotaphs consists of the Maharana Sangram Singh’s. If you are looking for peace amidst this historical attraction, then do plan to visit Ahar.


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  1. Monsoon Palace/Sajjangarh Palace

Monsoon Palace also known as the Sajjangarh Palace was once famous for recreation reasons and a holiday destinations for the royal. They would often visit the monsoon palace to enjoy Monsoon and rejoice. In palace is very nicely nested in middle of hills therefore is a perfect way to celebrate the monsoon even today. Painted in white this palace now looks like a marvelous castle and offers spectacular views of the sunset. If time permits do visit the Sajjangarh Wildlife sanctuary which is not too far away from the palace.


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  1. Moti Magri

In order to study and learn about historic significance and feel proud about the rich history our country possesses one must definitely take time to visit the Maharana Pratap memorial which is situated on a hilltop not too far away from the Lake Fatehsagar. The Moti mahal which was once the residence to the Maharana Udai Singh visit is also an experience to remember. Apart from the Pratp Smarak Moti magri also consist of a topographic Japanese Rock garden. Its worth to stay back till evening to adore the light and sound show which portrays the reign of Mewar dynasty.

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    13. Mansapurna Karni Ropeway

If you wish to catch a bird eyes view of the entire city of lakes then it a good idea to indulge in a Mansapurna Karni Ropeway expedition. The cable car is connected amid two mountains on the bank of Lake Pichola. You can get one of the most beautiful views of the city Palace, Lake Pichola and the Fatehsagar Lake and the Aravalli Mountain ranges. In order to get a great view and amazing pictures it’s advisable to choose a clear and a sunny day.


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