When I first went to Udaipur a few years ago, I was captivated by the city’s mesmerising beauty and majestic elegance. There are many attractions to see in Udaipur, including the magnificent forts and palaces, the magnificent City Palace, the charming lake Pichola, the adventurous lake Badi, and charming cafes.
I returned to Udaipur because it had a special place in my heart. Meeting an old love was such an exciting experience! However, this time I thought that excessive tourists were causing Udaipur to lose its historic charm. This city of love and lakes still has plenty to discover, including a wonderful taste of royalty.
Where can you spend time in Udaipur?
The Royal City Palace of Udaipur
The largest palace in Rajasthan is the gorgeous City Palace of Udaipur, which is situated on the shore of Lake Pichola. With some exquisitely crafted balconies, windows, colourful tint glasses, marble and mirror work, and the big halls, it is the ideal illustration of Marwar architecture! The palace also features a museum and a crystal gallery where you can learn about Maharaja life in Udaipur.
Boat ride Lake Pichola
A boat trip on the gorgeous, glistening Lake Pichola is a must-do activity in Udaipur! You will pass by the renowned Lake Palaces, Jagat Niwas Palace, Gangaur Ghat, and Ambrai Ghat along the journey. Sunset boat rides are incredibly calming and captivating.
Sunset at Ambrai Ghat
My favourite spot in Udaipur to unwind on a calm evening is Ambrai Ghat. Many tourists will just sit by the lake and observe how the water’s colours change as the sun sets. The charming City Palace can also be seen sparkling in the night from the Ambrai Ghat.
After the demise of Maharaja Sajjan Singh, Sajjangarh fort was transformed from the Marwar kingdom’s astronomical centre to a fort. Aravalli Hills surround it, and it offers breathtaking views of the lakes and city of Udaipur. The Aravalli hills are surrounded by an orange sky at sunset.
Royal King’s Classic Car Museum
The Udaipur Kings were quite serious about their vehicles! One of these vehicles appeared in a Bond film. The Maharaja still owns this impressive collection of automobiles, which is on display at the Udaipur vintage vehicle museum.
Karni Mata Temple
You won’t find anything like the morning and nighttime views of the city from the Karni Mata temple anywhere else. The approximately 25,000 black rats that reside there are another notable aspect of the shrine. Take the ropeway from Deendayal Upadhyay Marg or climb stairs from Dudh Talai to go to the shrine. It will take about 20 minutes to walk the stairs, which is preferable to paying for the ropeway.
Morning Walk by Gangaur Ghat
Morning walks are the ideal for soaking up a city’s actual vibes. You’ll see deserted streets, sellers preparing up their shops, and individuals making their way to the temple for morning prayers. Sounds a lot different from the crowded lunchtime marketplaces, no? You can observe residents feeding hundreds of birds at Gangaur Ghat in the early morning. Sit beside the lake and take in the enthusiasm of the morning. Personally, I find these quiet times to be relaxing.
Rajasthani Folk Dance at Bagore ki Haveli
Amarchand Badwa, one of the Mewar dynasty’s ministers, constructed this haveli, which has its unique allure. You’ll be transported back in time by it. Don’t compare it to the opulent City Palace because the haveli was constructed for the King’s Minister. Additionally, it features an excellent collection of puppets. Also, arrive at Bagore ki Haveli a little before 7 o’clock in the evening for a performance of Rajasthani traditional dance.
A wanderer recently discovered Udaipur’s well-known trekking location. Fatehsagar Lake is 10 km away from Badi Lake, which is less busy. It’s worth it for the serene ascent, expansive lake views from the summit, and spellbinding sunset.
Where can you stay in Udaipur?
If you want to experience a luxurious stay and looking for a luxury hotel in Udaipur, and budget is not a issue, then Udaipur has all to cater your needs and wants.
If you are a solo traveller or tight on budget, and searching for a hostel in Udaipur, there are several options available.
How many days are enough to explore Udaipur?
For a thorough exploration of Udaipur, allow 3–4 days. If you only have a limited amount of time, reserve at least 2 days for this charming city in Rajasthan.
Many locations in Udaipur are close enough to stroll between them! I enjoy exploring new places to take in the local stores, restaurants, and small galleries. A bicycle can also be rented.
Additionally, as one of India’s most well-known tourist destinations, Udaipur’s roadways are becoming busier, dustier, and more polluted. Therefore, travel responsibly and choose to stroll.
Hi, My name is Aekansh Somani and I love to explore and travel.