Places To Visit In Udaipur
Udaipur, the city of lakes, mesmerizes you by its royal touch and the charismatic beauty of the Lakes. Udaipur is all about its grand forts and palaces, enchanting lakes and cafes with beautiful views. Based on my personal experience, here is the list of places to visit in Udaipur. I have also covered other important topics such as how to reach Udaipur, places to visit in Udaipur, restaurants and cafes in Udaipur, best time to visit Udaipur and Udaipur sightseeing. So, are you excited ? Let’s begin!!!
Best Places To Visit In Udaipur
City Palace, Udaipur
The Royal City Palace of Udaipur is situated at the bank of Lake Pichola.
If you are a fan of architecture,this palace is a perfect example of Marwar Architecture with beautifully designed balconies, grand rooms and windows made up of colorful tint glasses, marble and mirror work.
There is a museum and a crystal gallery in the palace which will take you through the life of Udaipur Maharajas.
Timings and entry fees :
You can visit the City Palace from 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM.
Palace Complex – INR 100.
Crystal Gallery – INR 550.
Museum – INR 250.
( Prices may vary )
Jagmandir is a palace built in Lake Pichola.
It is also known as Lake Garden Palace and looks like a beautiful floating marble structure.
As depicted by its name, it is not a mandir (temple), rather a gorgeous garden with structures of elephants engraved in marble.
You may find beautiful spots to just sit and relax, a bar (yes, you read it right) and small shops.
The plus point is, you can stay there as long as you want. The boats keep arriving every 15-20 minutes.
Sajjangarh Fort (Monsoon Palace)
Maharaja Sajjan Singh originated the idea of Sajjangarh fort to be the astronomical centre for Marwar kingdom.
After the death of Maharaja, it was converted into a fort.
Aravalli Hills and breath-taking views of Udaipur city and lakes surround the fort, look at the view.
Timing and entry fees :
You can visit the Sajjangarh Fort from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
From entry gate to fort – INR 150.
(Prices may vary)
Fateh Sagar Lake
Another beautiful lake situated in Udaipur, named after Maharana Fateh Singh.
Nehru Garden is built in Fateh Sagar Lake and is a great spot for nature lovers.
You can get majestic views of trees, mountains and lakes, all at one place.
Also, boating facilities are available (speed and regular boats).
There is an aquarium around the lake, named under the sun and it’s India’s biggest public aquarium.
Here, you can find varieties of beautiful fishes, virtual reality games, fish spa and a beautiful restaurant with fishes floating beneath.
Nehru Garden :-
Under The Sun Aquarium :-
Virtual Reality :-
Karni Mata Temple
Karni Mata Temple is one of the best places to visit in Udaipur.
The view of the beautiful city from Karni Mata temple is something you can just imagine in your dreams.
You can either take the ropeway or walk through stairs to reach the temple.
The stairs route will take 20 mins and you can even opt for the pathway that is made in between the mountain, so it will give you the feel of trekking.
You will enjoy both the routes, whether it is the ropeway or the stairs.
Restaurants and Cafes In Udaipur
I feel I don’t need to tell much about the Rich Rajasthani food.
You will find mouth-watering flavors in any part of Rajasthan.
Udaipur, known as the romantic city, has some of the prettiest places for candlelight dinners with stunning views!
So here are the places I went to in Udaipur for food –
Traditional Khana Restaurant, Rajasthani Cuisine
Royal Thali here is a must-have!
There are two rounds of thali serving, first delicious rajasthani snacks and then the main course.
The presentation is in Rajasthani style but slightly on a higher side, INR 650 for one Thali, which is worth every penny for the hungry tummy!
Cafe Coffee Day
If you are a coffee lover like me, then cafe coffee day (CCD) won’t disappoint you in Udaipur.
It is near Traditional Khana Restaurant and Fateh Sagar Lake.
I got Devil’s Own Coffee, full of chocolate and whipped cream, just the way I like having my coffee.
You can check out this place for refreshing drinks, sizzler brownie, desserts, coffee, garlic bread and a lot more!!!
Jhumar Restaurant, Lake Side
This lakeside restaurant is situated near Fateh Sagar Lake.
Both day and night time views from the restaurant are super gorgeous.
It is a multi cuisine restaurant where you can experience rooftop fine dining.
How To Reach Udaipur
Bus & Train
Both the options are comfortable with a few hours journey.
In case you are planning to travel via train, book your ticket in advance or else, it will be quite difficult for you to get a confirmed seat.
There are several state government and private buses available, so getting a bus ticket will not be hard but there’s no harm in pre-booking a seat.
Udaipur has an airport with direct flights from many cities in India.
In case you are not willing to travel for a few hours, opt for the flight.
The prices aren’t that high if you book 5-10 days in advance.
Best Time To Visit Udaipur
Firstly, I would suggest avoiding visiting Udaipur during the summer months (March to June) to save yourself from the scorching heat!!
So, September to February will be the best time to visit Udaipur.
Whereas June to August have their own perks.
You will get to see clouds covering the city, making it more romantic.
So, that’s all I have for Udaipur!
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Enjoy your stay at the romantic city of lakes and don’t forget to share your memories with me.
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