Sensational travel destination of India, Udaipur carries delightful marvels. The culturally rich city has several romantic places that make it perfect setting for honeymooners. Lakes, forts, palaces, observatory and art bazaar makes tour to this Mewar kingdom exhilarating. Tourist attractions of Udaipur magnetize assorted interest of visitors.
- City Palace– The palace was built by Maharana Udai Singh on the eastern bank of Pichhola Lake. The white marble edifice was erected during 16th century. Giant pillars, corridors and silver mounted doors surrounded within massive fort walls makes largest royal complex in Rajasthan. The interiors of Mor-chowk, Sheesh Mahal, Dilkhush Mahal, Suraj Gokhda, Krishna Vilas, Shambu Niwas, Moti Mahal and many are decorated with fine detailing. Gleam of mirrors with golden work and antique paintings are irresistible. Light and sound show at Palace complex highlights past of Udaipur.
- Sajjangarh– This palace 1884 constructed hilltop palace amid the Aravali Hills creates interest in nature and wildlife lovers. Located 9 km away from Udaipur city the perching massive building gives awesome view of surroundings and sunset. It is also known as Monsoon Palace. Sajjangarh was seen in Hollywood James Bond movie Octopussy. Pass through Sajjangarh Wildlife sanctuary and don’t miss to stopover there.
- Lake Palace– Jacketed by Pichhola Lake it is one of the palace hotels of Rajasthan. Maharaja Jagat Singh II erected Lake Palace on Jag Niwas Island. The beautiful architecture of this white marble structure is indeed an attraction for tourists. Aravali hills in the backdrop make the ambiance romantic.
- Pichhola lake – This shallow artificial lake is huge attraction for tourists in Udaipur. It is named after nearby Picholi village. Beautiful land form in middle and surrounding ghats, temple, palaces, gardens and scenic nature adds glory to this 4 km long lake. People can enjoy boating in Pichhola. One can enjoy camel ride at Dudh Talai which is another body near Pichhola Lake. Striking views of City Palace, Pichhola Lake and Jagmandir from the rope way at Dudh Talai are mesmeric. It also carries religious people to perching Karni Mata Temple.
- Fatehsagar lake– Udaipur is known as City of Lakes. Fatehsagar is another favorite lake out of the total four lakes in Udaipur. It is also a man made water body which is connected to Pichhola Lake through a canal. Three islands contained within the lake are tourist attraction. Paddle boats are available to explore Fatehsagar from Moti Magari Hill. Every year in August/September Hariyali Amavasya fair is held at the lake.
- Gulab Bagh &zoo – It is delightful place for folks of any age. Along with abundant varieties of roses, antiques in Victoria Hall Museum interests history buffs. Gulab Bagh or Sajjan Niwas garden spread in 100 acres embrace a small zoo. The toy train takes you through the huge garden.
- Jagmandir – Jagmandir is an Island palace turned hotel situated in Pichhola Lake. It used to be summer pleasure palace of Sisodia Rajputs. The three storied edifice includes series of courtyards, palaces and carved statues.
Udaipur is nicknamed ‘Venice of the east’. The history, ethnicity, palaces and charming locations affirm it as the best tourism city of India.
How to reach udaipur :
Udaipur is one of the most popular and well connected cities in Rajasthan, it is well connected through air and road links as well as railways and because of that a person traveling to Udaipur has all the options available and if a person is planing a road trip then also Udaipur is well connected to all the major cities of Rajasthan.
Maharana Pratap airport or Dabok airport is how the Udaipur airport is known as and it is well connected by daily flights from all the metro cities of India.
Udaipur railway station: It is known as udaipur city railway station (UDZ) and is well connected via rail route will all the major cities and town and trains are available round the clock also it is dotted with a number of hotels and lodges so if a person has not booked a place to stay can easily find accommodation here before starting his journey to the city of lakes .
by road connectivity: udaipur is connected to rest of the country through 3 national highways i.e NH8, NH48 , NH27 and apart from state transport buses there are a lot of private bus operators who connect udaipur to rest of the country and the kind of buses range from regular buses to sleeper coaches and Volvo bus service which is also operated by rajsthan state transport.