Udaipur is synonymous with grandeur, heritage, extravagance, and royalty. From royal architectures and serene lakes, to delectable cuisine, and colorful shopping centers — the royal city has it all. No doubt, this city is a heritage tourist destination and has been attracting tourists from all over the world to its lakes and palaces. Right here, in this city, you’ll get to witness an eclectic fusion of what’s gone and what’s on. Udaipur’s charisma has always impressed the love birds, and this is why it’s regarded as one of the most romantic destinations in India.
We take you through the 11 most alluring places to visit in Udaipur. Thank us later for helping you out plan your Udaipur vacation the best way.
1. Lake Palace, Pichola Lake: Boating by the Jal Mahal
Famous as one of the most royale and romantic hotels in the world, Lake Palace was formerly known as Jag Niwas and is among the top tourist attractions in Udaipur. The Taj Group took over the palace and has painstakingly restored and maintained the heritage of this most sought after resorts. Definitely, one of the most popular palaces to visit in Udaipur, the Lake Palace resides by the famous lake Pichola. This huge lake comprises many islands, including the one, which has the lake palace. A boat ride through the lake that takes you through some of the most popular monuments of Udaipur is a must here.
Opening hours(Boating): 10 am to 6 pm
Cost: INR 400
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2. City Palace: Royalty and inspiration
Udaipur city palace, located on the banks of lake Pichola, is one of the most popular tourist places in Udaipur. The architecture of the palace is splendid and is a testimony to the royal kingdoms of Rajput dynasty. Known for its rich history, the beauty of the palace is a benchmark for many structures even to this day.
Opening hours: 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
Entry fee: INR 50
3. Jag Mandir: The island temple
Jag Mandir palace is built on an island in Lake Pichola and is known for its beautiful interiors and grand style of architecture. The intricate sculptures on the marbles are key attractions of this place apart from the majestic view of the lake from the palace. Famous for serene boat rides and the grand solitude of the temple, Jag Mandir is definitely among the best places to visit in Udaipur.
Opening hours: 9.00 am to 7.00 pm
4. The Monsoon Palace: To watch the floating clouds
Formerly known as Sajjangarh Palace, this royal architecture is a hilltop palatial residence. It was built by Maharana Sajjan Singh of Mewar Dynasty. The fort was built, basically, to watch the monsoon clouds floating by. It guarantees panoramic views of the surrounding country side and sunsets at distance. The palace is in close proximity of the Sajjangarh Wildlife sanctuary and is usually a one day trek from the palace.
5. Ahar Cenotaphs: A museum over the memorial site
Because of its archaeological significance, Ahar is one of the popular destinations for tourists in Udaipur. It was used as a major burial ground for the royal family. The memorial site also has an archaeological museum, which has a fascinating collection of rare monuments dating 10th century. As a tourist place, it draws crowds for its historic significance and the evergreen charms for ruins.
Opening hours: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Entry fee: INR 10 for Indians, INR 20 for foreigners
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6. Fateh Sagar Lake: Artificial beats the natural
Fateh Sagar Lake is one of the most beautiful lakes in Rajasthan. It consists of three islands and each one has well maintained public parks that can be reached through a boat ride. It is a good place to spend the evening, as the view of the city gets better while the sun sets at the horizon. If you’re on a short visit, add this among the places to visit in Udaipur in one day.
Opening hours: 9:30 am to 7:00 pm
Entry fee: INR 50
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7. Kumbhalgarh Fort: The architectural wonder spread in 30 km
Located about 64 km from the city of Udaipur, Kumbhalgarh fort is an architectural wonder in Udaipur, and surely among most extravagant palaces and forts of Rajasthan. With a humongous wall stretched over good 30 km, the fort is 1900 metres above the sea level. A drive to the fort itself is quite enjoyable and the panoramic view from the fort is a sight to behold, which makes it one among the most scenic tourist attractions in Udaipur.
Opening hours: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Entry fee: INR 5 per person for Indians. INR 100 per person for foreigners
8. Saheliyon-Ki-Bari: The garden of Maids
Built by Sangram Singh, Saheliyon-Ki-Bari is a large, beautiful garden located in the north of Jaipur. It is known for its pleasant lotus pool, marble elephants, excellent architecture, fountains and beautiful gardens. located by the Fateh Sagar lake, this garden is also famous for its lush green lawns and marble art amidst the dry state of Rajasthan.
Opening hours: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Entry fee: INR 5
9. Bagore Ki Haveli: For the largest turban in the world is kept here
Bagore Ki Haveli is one of the oldest havelis located close to Lake Pichola. It is home to one of the most popular galleries exhibiting Rajputana heritage and history. The haveli is known for its antique monuments and is especially famous for the exhibit of world’s largest turban.
Opening hours: 9:30 am to 7:00 pm.
Entry fee: INR 15 for domestic and INR 30 for foreigners
10. Bhartiya Lok Kala Museum: Some art and folk
The Bhartiya Lok Kala Museum is a folklore museum, which displays the rich folk arts of Rajasthan including turbans, dolls, masks, paintings. If you’re interested in arts and would love to know about the heritage of Udaipur, this museum is a must for you, even if you are shortlisting places to visit in Udaipur in two days. Besides, there are regular puppet shows and cultural performances by local as well as guest artists.
Opening hours: 10: 30 am to 7:00 pm.
Entry fee: INR 20 for Indians, INR 35 for foreigners
11. Shilpgram: For the love of handicrafts and artisans
The Shilpgram is an arts and crafts village, located about 3 km from Udaipur. This sprawling village of 70 acres is responsible for sustaining the heritage and arts of the rural areas and provides support to the artists and craftsman. Visit this village to witness the rich traditional art forms, various crafts and wonderful paintings.
Opening hours: 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Entry fee: INR 15 for Indians, INR 25 for foreigners
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