Udaipur Travel

City of Lakes, temples and traditions, Udaipur in Rajasthan has been spellbinding people with its irresistible charm. This beautiful city is famed for its tranquil lakes, majestic palaces, magnificent havelis, pleasant gardens, art galleries and museums. This exotic destination was founded by Maharana Udai Singh II in 1559, and a visit to this land of royalty is a must if the beauty of bygone era fascinates you.

With a long list of attractions, Udaipur has also emerged as a popular wedding destination. The historic forts and palaces of Udaipur are a stunning architectural marvel.

A romantic boat ride at its world-famous Lake Pichola is undoubtedly an experience of a lifetime. The presence of many natural and man-made lakes brings uniqueness to Udaipur. The lake overwhelms the senses with its gorgeous beauty, and is surrounded by palaces, temples, bathing ghats, gardens and hills.

Fateh Sagar Lake is another picturesque lake notable for its small islands - Nehru Island, a popular picnic spot, and the other one housing popular Udaipur Solar Observatory. Surrounded by Aravalli mountains, the lake provides scenic views of the environs.

Another popular attraction is the City Palace built on the banks of Lake Pichola. It is one of the largest palaces in Rajasthan, and is a perfect blend of Medieval, European and Chinese style of architecture. The granite and white marble edifice comprises palaces, courtyards, pavilions, corridors, terraces, hanging gardens and a museum displaying royal artefacts.

Jag Mandir also known as the ‘Lake Garden Palace’ once served as a summer resort to the royal family, and is a popular attraction. Situated on an island on the Lake Pichola, the palace has marble statues and spacious courtyards. One must catch the spectacular views of its surroundings during sunset.
Apart from these attractions, Udaipur’s various colourful fairs and festivals like Mewar festival, Shilpgram fair make it a desirable place for tourists. 

Other major attractions in Udaipur are:

Udaipur is a paradise for shopaholics. Tourists must explore its bustling markets dealing in items such as ethnic wear, colourful knick-knacks, leather bags, miniature paintings and other traditional handicrafts. It is equally an amazing place for foodies who get to savour lip-smacking dishes here. For adventure buffs, exciting activities like paragliding, trekking, camel and elephant safaris are also there.

How to Reach Udaipur
By Air: At 22 km, the nearest airport is Dabok or Maharana Pratap Airport with regular flights to all major cities.
By Rail: Trains from Udaipur Railway Station connects the city to all metro cities of India.
By Road: Bus and taxi services are easily available from Delhi, Jaipur and other prominent cities.


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