Essential Information About Udaipur
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Essential Information About Udaipur Tourism
Udaipur being a cultural melting pot, there are several languages spoken in this region. The most common language of Udaipur is Mewari, and Hindi is also widely spoken throughout this town. You will also come across local languages like Marwari, Urdu, Wagdi, and Gujarati in Udaipur.
Udaipur has a huge repertoire of food that will satiate your taste buds. You must start your food tour by sampling some of the delicious street food in Udaipur. It includes Lala Ki Kachori, Delhi Gate ki Jalebi, Boiled egg bhurji, Boharwadi Falafels, Ayad Ka Samosa and Mirchi Bada. Savor delicacies like Dal Baati Choorma, Pyaaz Kachori, and sweets like Ghewar in this lake town.
If you are looking to sit down for a proper meal, try the thalis at Natraj Thali. Enjoy piping hot chapatis with a glass of show while reveling in the beauty of this town.
For some of the best Rajasthani food in Udaipur, try the Ambre or the Ras Leela where the Laal Maas is cooked to perfection. To wash down all this delicious food, gulp down the drinks at Jagat Niwas & Upre while enjoying the beautiful view of Lake Pichola.
Other places where you can get the best food in Udaipur include Devigarh Fort Palace and Palki Khanna. <readmore>
Fairs and festivals
You will love the riot of colors and celebrations at Udaipur where every festival is celebrated with gusto and fervor. Among these festivals of Udaipur, one of the most significant ones is the Mewar or Gangaur Festival. During this festival, the women dress up in their traditional attire and then decorate the statues of Isar and Gangaur. They carry the figures throughout the town in a procession that ends at Lake Pichola. There are many traditional dances, folk performances and fireworks display.
Among the important festivals of Udaipur is the Teej festival that is dedicated to Lord Shiva and Parvati. This festival is celebrated during July-August and is known as the festival of swings where every swing is adorned with flowers. Rajasthani women pray for a long and happy married life during this festival.
If you are looking for a more local traditional Udaipur festival, head to the Shilpgram craft fair. This craft fair organizes a 10-day mela to display the local culture in the exquisite craftsmanship of the various huts here. Pick up local artifacts and watch the beauty of rural life unfold in front of your eyes here.
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FAQ's of Udaipur
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Udaipur is one of the most popular travel destinations in India and as such, is full of reliable places for solo travellers to stay. As long as the necessary precautions are taken and a general awareness is practiced, there is nothing wrong with Udaipur as a city for solo travel.
Obviously, the best season to visit Udaipur is the winter season from October-February, that is when the temperature is pleasant and the city can be enjoyed peacefully. Having said that, monsoon is not too bad either and it can be a good idea for low budget travellers to go at that time. Summer isn't a very good idea as the temperature during the day is in between 40-45 degrees celsius.
The City Palace of Udaipur is a must visit to introduce yourself to the architetural brilliance and the royal elegance of what once was in the city. A boat ride around Lake Pichola seeing the sights and especially th Lake Palace in the middle is also not to be missed. Bagore Ki Haveli museum is another item on the tourist checklist. Lastly, the Jagdish temple and the Eklingji temple are must visits for religious significance
There are plenty of hotels in the lal ghat, gangaur ghat area and both are ideally located for tourists wishing to be near all the attractions in Udaipur as lal ghat is walking distance from a lot of the major places to visit in Udaipur.
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