The glistening Lake Pichola, the opulent City Palace and the surrounding range of the Aravali make Udaipur a traveler’s dream. Besides these, there are several places to visit in Udaipur like stunning Havelis, palaces and colorful bazaars that are fun to explore. Whether you are traveling solo, with family or with friends, Udaipur’s natural charm will mesmerize you.
Famous places to visit near Udaipur include Ranakpur Jain Temple, Jaisamand Lake, Eklingji Temple, and Kumbhalgarh Fort. Sajjangarh Wildlife Sanctuary is also among the popular places near Udaipur within 100 km. Natraj Dining Hall, Upre, Ambrai, Parkview Restaurant, and Lal Bagh are the top places to eat in Udaipur. The best time to visit Udaipur is in the last week of December when the Shilpgram festival is held. Mewar Festival is also another ideal time to visit Udaipur.
You can kickstart a tour in this city by visiting one of the most famous places in Udaipur, the shimmering Lake Pichola. Go on a boat ride and enjoy the enchanting beauty of the surrounding hills, gardens, elevated palaces and old Havelis. World-famous authors like Rudyard Kipling have also mentioned this lake saying, "If the Venetian owned the Pichola Lake, he might say with justice, 'see it and die' ".
Travel a little further north of Lake Pichola, and you will come across the artificial Fateh Sagar Lake. Explore the three different islands on this lake and enjoy a fun sightseeing tour of the gardens, zoo, and hills. Devour a quick meal at a restaurant and visit the renowned Udaipur Solar Observatory.
If the beauty of Lake Pichola left you speechless, another Udaipur tourist attraction is the Lake Palace that is situated on the lake itself. Take in the elegant beauty of the pillared terraces, the pink stonework, cusped arches and the painted mirrors of this fairytale palace.
Another fairytale-like castle you should visit on an Udaipur sightseeing tour is the City Palace. The colorful Rajasthani and Mughal architectural style of the Palace will leave you spellbound. Make sure you check out the vast collection of royal artifacts at the crystal gallery in this Palace.
After exploring various lakes and palaces, relax amidst the lush green gardens of Saheliyo Ki Bari and Doodh Talai Musical Garden. The romantic ambiance of these gardens is what makes them must-visit tourist places in Udaipur . These gardens look even more beautiful when it rains as the water pools, fountains, and kiosks come alive.
Apart from these natural wonders, there are man-made wonders like Kumbhalgarh Fort and the Monsoon Palace. The Kumbhalgarh Fort, in fact, has a wall that is 38-km long and is the considered the second longest wall after the Great Wall of China.
The Vintage Car Museum is where you can see what the Maharanas of Mewar rode in. Then there is the crafts fair at Shilpgram where you can get a flavor of the local Rajasthani culture. Each hut here showcases the traditional architecture of this lake town, and you can pick up a number of local souvenirs from here.
Other Udaipur tourist attractions you should check out are the Gulab Bagh and Zoo, the Maharana Pratap Memorial, Jagmandir, Bagore ki Haveli, Bada Mahal, Nehru Garden and Nathdwara. Enjoy a fulfilling and enriching trip in this ‘Venice of the East’ by visiting these Udaipur tour places and have the holiday of a lifetime.