Want a delightful and peaceful break? Pack your bags and let’s go to Udaipur: A breathtaking city of Rajasthan, India. Udaipur is well known as the “Venice of the East” and “City of the lake.” Udaipur is Rajasthan’s most spectacular destination.
Udaipur will give you Royal, peaceful and serene vibes. You will love This amazing city for sure. First of all, I want to tell you that I have been in Udaipur for a year and a half. I will help you with the top 15 places to visit in Udaipur, Rajasthan India.
I was there because of my studies. I explored Udaipur as much as I could and I’m just in love with that stupendous City. It’s like a bond between Udaipur and me. Udaipur is Honestly so peaceful and a relaxing place. There are many many miraculous palaces out there in Udaipur.
It is a perfect mix of old-world charm and marvelous attractions. This beautiful city of Rajasthan seems like a dream for tourists coming from abroad. The city is historically and culturally unique. Udaipur is a favorite marriage destination too. Many celebrities were married in Udaipur. I would say that if you come to India and have not seen Udaipur, then what have you seen? Udaipur has Charm and glory. The purple streaks of the forested Aravalli hills pull away in every direction.
Udaipur is known as the lake city of India. There are many many lakes out there and their view is just… damn you will start feeling so much better when you go there ❤️ Magnificent palaces, temples, Havelis, and countless narrow, crooked, timeless streets add the human counterpoint to the city’s natural charm.
A boat ride on the lake for the visitor, the hustle and bustle of the ancient markets, a vibrant art scene, the quaint old-world experience of its superior hotel, the endless seductive shops to explore. And whatnot. So in today’s article I’m gonna tell you some top attractions of Udaipur that will surely attract you by their beauty.
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History of Udaipur
Udaipur is in southern Rajasthan, India, Asia. According to one opinion, Udaipur was founded in 1559 by Maharana Udai Singh II in the fertile circular Girwa valley, southwest of Nagda, on the Banas River.
It was established as the new capital of the state of Mewar. The Girwa region was already a weak plateau Chittorgarh that whenever it moved to, which is well known to the Chittor rulers, Thus was threatened with enemy attacks.
Maharana Udai Singh II, after the 16th-century fiasco of the artillery war, decided during his exile in Kumbhalgarh to move his capital to a more secure location. Ayad therefore, while hunting in the foothills of the Aravalli range, said that he has come near a monk, Where it has chosen its new capital city, to start the ridge east of Lake Pichola, there was a possibility of flooding.
The monk blessed the king and convinced him that it would be well protected, directing him to build a palace on the spot.
Uday Singh II consequently established a residence on the site. In November 1567, the Mughal emperor Akbar surrounded the entire fort of Chittor.
As the Mughal Empire weakened, the Sisodia rulers gained their independence and left Chittor and recaptured Mewar. Udaipur is a hilly region and being unsuitable for heavily armored Mughal horses became a princely state of British India in 1818 which remained the state capital, Udaipur remained protected from Mughal influence despite much pressure. Presently, Arvind Singh Mewar is the 76th patron of the Mewar dynasty.
Places To Visit In Udaipur:
There are many attractions in Udaipur and we will talk about those mesmerizing places. Do you want to know about history or get knowledge about the past? Want to know how the Royal life Kings lived in their era? Then there are many palaces and historical places in Udaipur that will give you tons of information about that Royal and vintage era. Let’s dive into them….
1. Udaipur City Palace:
This is the first landmark that you should visit in Udaipur. The City Palace is located on the banks of Lake Pichola. The palace will Amaze travelers with its wonderful interiors consisting of detailed mirror-work, unique paintings and antique furniture, and marble work.
The palace now has palaces, courtyards, pavilions, corridors, terraces, rooms, and hanging gardens. There is also a museum that displays some of the finest elements of Rajput art and culture – ranging from colorful paintings to typical architecture found in Rajasthani palaces.
The granite and marble fringes of the City Palace, nestled in the lap of the Aravalli, contrast with the natural surroundings.
The complex architecture of the Regal Palace is a mixture of medieval, European as well as Chinese influences and is embellished with numerous domes, arches, and minarets.
The City Palace itself is situated on a lush green garden and is quite attractive to see. Bhim Vilas, Badi Mahal,mor chowk, rang Bhawan, Krishna Vilas,chini chitrashala and Zenana mahal (famous for destination weddings) are the famous attractions in City palace.
2. Monsoon Palace:
The Sajjangarh Palace of the Udaipur city is also called the Monsoon Palace. Talking to the clouds, this famous palace was built so that the clouds could be seen from here. This beautiful palace is built of white marble. Travelers can enjoy amazing views of Lake Pichola and the surrounding countryside from this place.
This nine-story building served as an astronomical center, which the king used to keep an eye on the monsoon clouds. However, his untimely death prevented the construction of the palace.
Its beauty is at its peak in the days of monsoon. There are plenty of domestic and foreign tourists here, so local people also reach here to enjoy the weather and the views. There is Sajjangarh Biological Park on the way to the monsoon palace.
3. Lake Palace:
Swimming in the Indigo waters of Pichola Lake in Udaipur, the Taj Lake Palace is one of the most attractive and most romantic hotels in the world. Which appears to float on the crystal clear water, and is all adorned with lavish decoration and adorned with semi-precious stones from all around.
The Taj Lake Palace Hotel was once the magnificent summer palace of the Mewar ruler – Maharana Jagat Singh, built to entertain the Regal famine. Which has now been converted into a five-star hotel.
Which remains popular among both domestic and international tourists. So if you want to relax and enjoy a few days in your busy life, then Taj Lake Palace is one of the most attractive places in Udaipur
4. Bagore Ki Haveli:
Bagore-Ki-Haveli is a mansion located in the Udaipur district of the Indian state of Rajasthan. It is located on the right side of Gangori Gate of Pichola Lake, it was built by Mewar Minister Amar Chand Barwa in the 18th century.
There are about 100 rooms in which many modern and old art objects are kept, the mansion also has glasswork. Apart from these, this mansion also has paintings of Maharas and Maharanas of Mewar which look very beautiful.
5. Vintage Car Collection:
In this city of beautiful lakes, this museum, built near Gulab Bagh, still has many such cars, which not only run, but their pride is still intact. Tourists come in large numbers to see this collection of classic cars. The museum also has a restaurant and bar for guests, the service of which will give you a feeling of royal hospitality.
The Maharaja of Mewar used to value cars as being eco-friendly. They also knew the importance of solar power. The solar cart parked in the garage is proof of this. Apart from this, there are also many carts, which serve the members of the royal family. Not only this, but a vintage school bus is also seen breathing, which used to bring children of Raj family.
6. Saheliyon ki Bari:
Friends, Bari of Sahel Is located in Udaipur is a place that attracts tourists who visit the entire Rajasthan and Udaipur for its history, traditional mystery, and architecture. This beautiful garden has its own historical significance and it is an 18th-century monument to the friends’ fence. And around this monument, many kinds of green shrubs, trees, and trees surround this monument.
If you come to visit this garden, then in this garden you can roam around anywhere. Or you can relax and enjoy peace and peace here. Earlier only royal women used to come to this garden, but now tourists come to visit here.
7. Ambrai Ghat:
This is the best and my favorite place to visit in Udaipur. I visited this place the most. It’s so peaceful and relaxing! There is water on all three sides of this ghat. The morning view and sunset views are the best part of this ghat.
No one can beat this place. It’s a simple and sober place. There is a wall here where the picture of Shiva and Meera Bai is made by an amazing artist. Ambrai Ghat is considered best for pre-wedding shoots. Many couples come here to get their wedding shoots done. One good thing about this place is that it’s not a crowded place. Ambrai Ghat is a comfortable and excellent place.
8. The Crystal Gallery:
The Crystal Gallery is a part of Fateh Prakash Palace which was opened to the general public in the year 1994. This 129-year-old gallery has a wonderful collection of Osler crystals on display. Maharana Sajjan Singh specially bought them in 1877 AD from the famous crystal makers F and C Osler Company of England.
9. Fateh Sagar Lake
Fateh Sagar is a beautiful pear-shaped artificial lake that was developed in the year 1678 by Maharana Fateh Singh. It is one of the four lakes of Udaipur and is considered the pride of the city. It’s beautiful and soothing.
Passenger Local Bus Boating in Fateh Sagar Lake is one of the most famous activities here. To roam the lake you can hire an ordinary yacht, motor yacht or speed yacht. The fee for the yachts is very modest. So it’s quite an amazing experience to be there.
10. Doodh Talai:
Another popular destination is the Dudh Talai lake.। This lake is nestled among many small hills, which are themselves tourist attractions. Deen Dayal Upadhyay Park and Manikala Lal Verma Garden are part of Dudh Talai Lake Garden. Manikya Lal Verma Garden offers amazing views of Lake Pichola and Dudh Talai Lake. It is in the midst of recent attractions and was built in 1995 by the Nagar Parishad (City Council) of Udaipur.
One can reach the top by taking steps or driving. Locals often visit the Karni Mata temple on the hill which houses a white stone statue of the goddess. Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Udyan is a small garden on the surrounding hill, developed by the Urban Improvement Trust (UIT) of Udaipur.
Its attraction is Rajasthan’s first musical fountain, also a popular attraction among locals and spectators. The garden overlooks Lake Pichola and offers spectacular views of the sunset to the viewer. A ropeway connects the top of these two hills and takes tourists to the Karni Mata temple.
11. Jaisamand Lake:
Jaisamand Lake of Udaipur is famous for being the second largest artificial lake in Asia. In fact, it was Asia’s largest artificial lake, until the Aswan Dam was built in Egypt. The summer palace of the Queen of Udaipur forms the perfect backdrop for the lake.
It has six, intricately carved marble cenotaphs on its embankment. The graceful marble steps lead to the water and you can enjoy a beautiful boat ride in the enchanted waters. Jaisamand Lake is close to the Jaisland Sanctuary which serves as a habitat for a variety of birds, leopards, leopards, deer, wild boars, and crocodiles. It is definitely worth a visit.
12. Eklingji Temple:
Shree Eklingji Aaradha Dev is an ancient temple of Lord Shiva, there are faces around the idol of Shivling located here, and small temples of 108 deities are located in the temple complex. Though you can not visit all of them, you can visit and pray in the main temple of Eklingji.
13. Jagdish Temple:
This temple is also an excellent example of the Maru-Gujrana architectural style. The temple appears to be a miraculous architectural structure with carved pillars, beautiful ceilings, and painted walls. This temple is built on a tall huge platform. Very beautiful carvings have been done in the outer parts of the temple.
14. Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandal:
Currently folk arts board, folk arts, puppets, Rajasthani folk dance, folk dance. There are different rooms related to Gavari’s characters, Pad, Kavad Kala, Mukhoto, which shows made of wood and glass in a very good way. On the last floor of the main building, a theater for puppet dance has been built in the last, in which after some time a program of puppet dance is presented according to the arrival of the tourists.
There is a theater built outside the main building when the tourists are in excess. A huge theater has also been built behind the main building, in which many programs and puppet programs like Kabuliwala are staged annually by Lok Kala Mandal.
Puppet-making handicrafts are sent abroad by the Lok Kala Mandal to propagate Indian puppets, teach them the art of making, and to learn the art of making foreign puppets. And similarly, artists who produce puppets and show the dance of foreign puppets are invited to Udaipur.
In the adjoining room, Rajasthani link instruments have been displayed as well as pictures of some of the prominent Rajasthani artists playing it. A gallery of the building is completely related to the folklife, culture, festivals, and traditions of the Bhil tribe. And in other galleries, jewellery, and clothes, etc. of other tribes are displayed.
15. Gulab Bagh:
it’s like a normal park but the area of this park is so huge. Local people come here to walk and exercise in the morning. The atmosphere of this park is so peaceful and serene.
Gulab Bagh is an ancient sub-city level park, showcasing the lush green campus, with ponds, library, zoological park, temples, and many government offices. The park has four entrance gates, out of which only two are open to the general public.
Best Time to Visit Udaipur:
The best time to visit this beautiful Udaipur city is the winter season. The temperature remains comfortable and balanced. The best months to visit Udaipur city are September, October, November, December, February, and March.
So, friends, I have told you about the 15 best places to visit in Udaipur that should not be missed by you when you visit Udaipur. There are many more places to visit in Udaipur too but I have told you the places which are visited by me. I visited all these places in Udaipur. I hope this article will be helpful to you. If you love this beautiful city then come here and visit once.
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