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The Venice of the East is in India. Udaipur, the City of Lakes, is not just a city but a cultural mirror of the country. Heritage places to visit in Udaipur city are enough to spellbind every visitor with its unequivocal architectural beauty and hypnotic cultural vibrancy.
Located at the spread of Aravali hills in the state of Rajasthan this city is the ultimate destination for tourists who come to explore India. And their journey begins from these tourist places in Udaipur.
10 Beautiful And Adventurous Places To Visit In Udaipur
1. Bagore Ki Haveli
This Royal Haveli is not just an ordinary palace. Though it’s now a museum, it was originally built for the Prime Minister of Mewar. He worked under some of the glorious heroes of the past- Maharana Pratab Singh II was one of the prominent of all.
So visiting the place is one of the best things to do in Udaipur. The decorative balconies, jharokhas, and fountains within the Haveli are treats for an art lover.
Must-See Places In Haveli
1.Miniature puppets of the Puppe Museum within the haveli are favorite of not only kids but adults as well
2.Haveli Museum will take you to some breathtaking views and secret rooms of royals who lived here
3.There is a turban section that showcases a different kind of turbans across the country
4.Age-old weapons and arms used by the kings are carefully stored in the Weapons section. Must-visit it
5.Know the Indian wedding culture at the Wedding section
Not-To-Miss: Every day a dance show conduct at 7 pm amid lit-up balconies of the haveli, you must capture those moments right in your camera. Pay INR 150 at the counter for camera permission
Entry Fee- INR 100 for adults, 50 for kids under 12, and if you are taking cameras pay extra 50 rupees. Separate charges for the Dharohar Dance Show
Timings- 9:30 am to 05:30 pm | Get dance tickets at 6:15 pm
Best time to visit- September to March
How to reach- Maharana Pratap Airport and Udaipur Railway Station are the two closest places to the Haveli. Taxi and buses will quickly take you to this famous tourist place of Udaipur.
2. Fateh Sagar Lake
Udaipur is rightly called the city of Lakes not because there are so many of them but some of the most beautiful ones are only here in the city. And Fathe Sagar Lake is one among them.
The still water, crystal clear reflection of royal palaces, and unmatchable views will make you spend more time here. Take a local sightseeing tour to dive into this marvelous natural wonder.
Things To Do In Fateh Sagar Lake, Udaipur
The lake is surrounded by three tiny islands that have renowned parks and observatories.
1.Travel to Udaipur Solar Observatory
2.Cannaught Bund Dam
3.Jet Water Mountain
4.Dine at Boat-Shaped Restaurant
5.Rajiv Gandhi Garden
Entry Fees- Absolutely free but visitors have to pay for boat rides. Prices vary for motorboat and speedboat rides.
How to reach- Dabok Airport is closest for international tourists. Locals can easily reach via train from Delhi, Ajmer, Jodhpur, and Jaipur.
Best time to visit- October to March
3. Saheliyon- Ki- Bari
The name is pretty weird but the place is extremely beautiful. It is a garden built only for women of that time and popularly known as the Garden of Maidens. You won’t find such a garden anywhere else, and it is not just a rare tourist place in Udaipur but also in the country.
Entry Fees- INR 50 for foreigners
Opening Timings- 9 am to 7 pm
Nearby Places- Srinathji Temple, Nehru Park, Maharana Pratap Memorial
How to reach- Nearest location is the City Palace region to which you can reach directly from the Dabok Airport.
Best time to visit- September to March
4. Lake Pichola
The Lake is surrounded by four islands and is situated within the village Pichola. It is a great place to enjoy your evenings watching the sunset from the bank of a lake. Astonishing views and ornamental arch bridges built around the artificial lake of Picholi are truly a sight to behold.
Entry Fees- No charges but boat rides are not free at all. Charges are INR 400 for adults, 200 for kids, and pay extra 200 for a sunset boat ride.
Timings- 9 am to 6 pm | Boating timing is 10 am to 5 pm
Best time to visit- October to February
How to reach- Lake is only 20 km from the Maharana Pratap Airport at Rameshwar Ghat. Taxi, tonga, rickshaws, and buses are few means of transport available from the airport to Lake.
5. Jag Mandir Palace
If you have read the history of India (The Mughal Part) you should definitely visit Jag Mandir. The Mughal emperor Khurram took shelter under the mandir during his rebel against Jahangir.
Due to its historical link and connection to Emperor Shah Jahan, Jag Mandir is one of the best places to visit in Udaipur.
What To See In Jag Mandir?
The Palace has several impressive structures one must-see.
1.Gul Mahal should be first on the list. Right from marvel decorated interiors to yellow sandstone walls of the palace will leave you amazed
2.The large garden at the center of the palace is quite peaceful and filled with palm trees, white tiles, water pools, and fountains
3.If you get hungry on the trip, head to the Darikhana restaurant within the complex. The terrace-view restaurant serves authentic Rajasthani delicacies
4.To learn more about history, visit the palace museum
5.The Palace of Twelve Stones aka Bara Patharon ka Mahal is again a top tourist place in Udaipur
Opening Time- 10 am to 6 pm
Ticket- No Entrance fee but if you are traveling to the palace via boat, pay INR 450
Best Time To Visit- October to March
6. Deen Dayal Park
This small garden on the hills near Doodh Talai Lake can give you a panoramic view of the entire city. Take the Mansapurana ropeway (first in Rajasthan) to see a big picture of the this City of Lake. Deen Dayal Park offers even more beautiful sunset views than Lake Pichola.
Opening timings- 9 am to 9 pm
Entry Fee- INR 300 for foreign adults and price is almost for kids
How to reach- Take a horse-drawn carriage to the Doodh Talai
7. Vintage and Classic Car Museum
You will find endless historical and cultural places to visit in Udaipur. But don’t confine your trip around those. Take a brief into the royal lifestyle at this off-beat tourist place in the city.
It is a heaven for car lovers. Right from old Vauxhall to Rolls Royce, the museum has all the best vintage vehicles.
Location- Gulab Bagh Road, Brahmpuri
Opening Timings- 9 am to 9 pm
Entry Fees- INR 250 for adults and 150 for kids
8. Sajjangarh Wildlife Sanctuary
If you think Udaipur has only historical places to visit, you are wrong. Nature is at its best in this wildlife sanctuary where you can witness hyenas, wild boars, and tigers. This a scenic spot amid the royal architecture- Sajjangarh Palace.
Opening Hours- 10 am to 6 pm
Entry Fees- INR 300 for foreign tourists and INR 80 extra for a camera
Best Time To Visit- August To October
9. Under The Sun
Don’t get fooled by its name, this is an aquarium near Fateh Sagar Lake. Who would have thought of a complete marine life amid the city? Well, this one is special due to its status as the biggest public Aquarium Gallery in India.
Under the Sun is a recent attraction thus mentioning it in our list of top 10 places to visit in Udaipur is worthy? Fishes across the world are available here.
Highlights are Emperor Angle fish, Blue Tang, Mud crabs, Senegal Dragons, and more.
Tourist Place In Aquarium
1.Aqua trick art museum
2.Touch pool allows you to feed and touch fishes
3.Underwater tank- The OMG Tank
4.Aqua Live Virtual Reality Room
Opening Time- 8 am to 11 pm
Entry Charges- INR 200 for foreign adults and INR 100 for Indian tourists
Holidays in Udaipur are incomplete without knowing its ancient tradition and lifestyle. Shilpgram is the perfect heritage place to learn more about it. Come in December when the Shilpgram Festival takes place.
Opening Time- 11 am to 7 pm
Ticket- INR 50 for foreign tourists
Best Things To Do In Udaipur
Visitors can make the most out of their Udaipur Holiday by adding these best things to do to their list.
1.Heritage walking tour to the Gangaur Ghat
2.Taste the Mewar delicacies at Royal Repast
3.Learn Gothwal art near Gangaur Ghat
6.ParaglidingPlaces to stay Under Budget
Where To Stay In Udaipur?
Udaipur is an ideal destination for a luxury holiday as it is replete with boutique hotels that either fringe the lakes or are situated amidst them. In fact, the city boasts several palaces that have been converted to heritage hotels for luxury seekers to have a glimpse of royal hospitality.
Don’t worry about the budget, most of them are not as expensive as you think. Pick these top picks
1.Tree of Life Resort
5.Shiv Nivas Palace
Udaipur is the answer to all your holiday dreams if you are looking for a break from monotony by indulging in some cultural pomp and show of colors and pampering of the palate with mouth-watering cuisines.