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Historical Monuments in Udaipur

Jagdish Temple, City Palace, Bagore ki Haveli, Saheliyon ki Bari, Moti Magri, Sajjangarh Palace, Ghanta Ghar, Eklingji Temple, Haldighati, Ahar Cenotaphs, Saas Bahu Temples, Jag Mandir Palace, Pratap Gaurav Kendra, and many more.

With its magnificent Havelis, age old temples and beautiful cenotaphs, the historical places in Udaipur promise to keep you enchanted and wanting for more. Whether you’re a hardcore history buff, or simply a nature lover out for some quiet time, these beautiful tourist places will cater to every taste and interest. While those with a religious bent of mind can spend a day at the Saas Bahu Temples, the Jagdish Temple or even the Eklingji Temple, museum lovers can tour the Ahar Museum and the Vintage and Classic Car Museum. 

Those desiring to have a first hand experience of these ancient structures in Udaipur can also head over to Saheliyon ki Bari or to the monumental magnificence of the City Palace, the Udaipur monuments will leave you bewitched. The astounding sculptures, carvings and structures at these monuments reveal the full wealth of the ancient Mewari architectural designs, and offer a stunning insight into the ancient arts of Mewar.

Here is the list of best historical places in Udaipur:

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The airport in Udaipur is known as the Maharana Pratap Airport or Dabok Airport. It has regular flights from Jaipur, Delhi, Kolkata, Indore and other destinations.

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Special train is running from New Delhi (H Nizammudin to Udaipur city)

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Jagdish Temple

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Located just outside the Royal Palace, Jagdish Temple is one of the most popular historical places in Udaipur. Established in the 17th century, this mammoth Hindu is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and is considered one of the most important shrines to Vishnu in the city.

The Temple boasts of a flamboyant use of Indo-Aryan architectural style. Magnificent pillars, carvings and airy halls line the place, recording the temple’s history across the century. Legend has it that the temple houses a marble slab with magical properties that can cure pain with a single touch.

Location: RJ State Highway 50, Udaipur, Rajasthan, 313001, India

Timings: 04.15AM-01.00PM and 5.15PM-08.00PM on all days of the week.
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City Palace

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Built over a span of 400 years, City Palace is one of Udaipur’s most marvelous structures. Flanked by Lake Pichola, the palace is among the most beautiful historical places in Udaipur. The Palace is known for its architectural styles and designs; the interiors of the palace is home to several other structures as well, such as the Suraj Gokhda Mor-chowk Dilkhush Mahal,Surya Chopar, Sheesh Mahal, and Moti Mahal. Visitors can also enjoy boat rides, light and sight shows and gallery visits while at the Palace.

Location: City Palace Complex, Udaipur, Rajasthan, 313001, India

Timings: 09.30AM-05.30PM on all days of the week

Entry Fee:
For Adults: Rs. 20
For Children: Rs. 15
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Bagore Ki Haveli

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Located on the banks of the river Pichola, Bagore ki Haveli is an 18th century Haveli built by Amar Chand Badwa, the then Prime Minister of the Mewar Kingdom. A splendid assortment of palatial jhorakas, courtyards, halls and archways make the Haveli a sight to behold.

A part of the Haveli has now been converted into a Museum which remains open to the public. A variety of weapons, puppets, turbans and personal items belonging to the royal family are housed at this Museum.

Location: Gangaur Ghat Marg, Udaipur, Rajasthan, 313001, India

Timings: 09.30AM-05.30PM 

Entry Fee: 

For Indians:
Adults: Rs. 50
Children: Rs. 30

For foreigners:
Adults: Rs. 100
Children: Rs. 50
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04

Saheliyon Ki Bari

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 Having its name literally translate to “Garden of the Maidens”, Saheliyon ki Bari is a historical garden at the heart of Udaipur. The garden was initially built by Raja Rana Sanga of Mewar as a gift for his Queen and her many maidens. One of the most popular historical places in Udaipur among couples, the garden is known for its quiet beauty.

A number of water pools and beautiful fountains can be found scattered across the place. Marble statues and beautifully landscaped lawns add to the charm of the place.

Location: Bharatiya Lok Kala Mandal, Lake City, Near Science Museum, Panchwati, Udaipur, Rajasthan, 313001, India

Timings: 09.00AM-07.00PM on all days of the week

Entry Fee:
For Indians: Rs. 10
For Foreigners: Rs. 50

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Moti Magri

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It’s name means ‘Pearl Hill’, Moti  Magri is a little hill looking over the Fateh Sagar Lake in Udaipur. The hillock is best known as the home to the famous Maharana Pratap Memorial Statue in Udaipur. Made entirely out of black marble, the statue shows the legendary king riding to battle in his favoured horse, Chetak. The hill is also known to command some of the best sunset views anywhere in Udaipur.

Location: Udaipur
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06

Sajjangarh Palace

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Nestled amidst the rolling green Aravallis, Sajjangarh Palace served as Maharana Sajjan Singh’s palatial residence. Located at an elevation of over 3,000 feet above sea level, the Palace was frequented by the royal family during the monsoon season to witness the passing clouds, giving it the name of ‘Monsoon Palace’.

The Palace is known for its exquisite architectural styles, with marble structures, domes, jharokha and well-kept gardens adding a regal beauty to the place.

Location:  Kodiyat, Udaipur, Rajasthan, 313001, India

Timings: 08.00AM-06.00PM on all days of the week

Entry Fee:
For Indians: Rs. 10
For Foreigners: Rs. 80
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07

Ghanta Ghar

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Most cities in Rajasthan have an iconic clock tower at the heart of the city, and Udaipur is no different. The clock tower, or ghanta ghar as it is locally known, was built by the royal family of Mewar in the year 1887.

The tower serves as an important landmark in the city. A number of different local markets have now sprung up around the tower, offering a delightful shopping experience.

Location: Danmandi, Bapu Bazar, Nada Khada, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001
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Eklingji Temple

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Built in the 8th century, the Eklingji Temple is one of the most striking historical places in Udaipur. The ancient temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, and is an important Shiva pilgrim spot in the country. A fantastic array of statues, carvings and other artwork flanks the temple on all sides.

The idol housed within the temple is 50-feet long and made entirely out of black marble. The Eklinga Murti is then surrounded by the idols of Goddess Parvati, Lord Ganesha and Lord Kartikay.

Location: National Highway No 8, Kailashpuri, Udaipur, Rajasthan, 313202, India

Timings: 04.00AM-07.30PM on all days of the week.
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09

Haldighati

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Haldighati is a mountain pass connecting Pali to Rajsamand. Its name literally means the “Valley of the Turmeric '', the beauty of the pass indeed derives from the striking yellow cliff sides that rise on either side of it.

The unique mountain past is best known as the seat of the historic Battle of Haldighati that had raged between Maharana Pratap and the Mughal forces in 1576. The mountain pass sports a memorial tribute to the king with a statue of Rana Pratap’s loyal horse, Chetak.

Location: Near Rakt Talai, Maharana Pratap Stadium Road, Haldighati, Khamnore, Udaipur, Rajasthan, 313322, India
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Ahar Cenotaphs

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Offering a peek into the glorious past of the city, Udaipur’s Ahar Cenotaphs is one of the most interesting Udaipur monuments. The group of cenotaphs consists of at least 250 such structures paying tribute to the erstwhile Maharajas of Mewar.

The attractive cenotaphs are built entirely out of white marble. Each cenotaph contains carvings of the Kings and their wives, telling their story through pictures.

Location: Ganapati Nagar, Udaipur, Rajasthan, 313001, India

Timings: 06.00AM-06.00PM on all days of the week
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Saas Bahu Temple

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Udaipur’s Saas Bahu Temples are a pair of 11th century temples dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Shiva. The temples were built by King Mahiphala of Mewar for his wife and mother in law, who were worshippers of Vishnu and Shiva respectively. 

One of the most striking of Udaipur monuments, the temple is home to several marvelous sculptures and carvings depicting religious icons. The main temple premises is also home to several smaller shrines.

Location: Saheli Marg, Madhuban, Udaipur, Rajasthan, 313001, India

Timings: 05.00AM-12.00PM and 04.00PM-09.00PM on all days of the week.
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Jag Mandir Palace

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Nestled on the banks of the river Pichola is one of the oldest Udaipur monuments built in the 16th century. Also known as the Lake Garden Palace, Jagmandir prides in its status as one of the most beautiful historical places in Udaipur.

The Palace is known for its exquisite beauty, being home to several smaller Udaipur monuments, such as the Gul Mahal, Jag Mandir, Darikhana and more.

Location:  Pichola, Udaipur, Rajasthan, 313001, India

Timings: 06.00AM-06.00PM on all days of the week.
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Pratap Gaurav Kendra

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The Pratap Gaurav Kendra is a fine addition to the many historical places in Udaipur. It is a park built by the vision of Sangh Pracharak Sri Sohansingh, spanning an area of over 10 acres. The main attraction of the place is a humongous statue of Maharana Pratap, the erstwhile king of Mewar.

Apart from the statue itself, there are also numerous side attractions for the visitors to the Kendra: statue of Bharat Mata, statue of Swami Bhakt Chetak, statue of Meera Bai, nine temples of Bhakti Dham, galleries of projections and a water pond. 

Location: Tiger Hills in Bargaon area, near Manoharpura (9 km from Udaipur City Railway Station). 

Timings: 9:30am - 6:30pm. 

Entry fee:  75 rupees per child and 150 rupees per adult.
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Vintage and Classic Car Museum

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The Vintage and Classic Car Museum is one for the eccentrics and the core enthusiasts of cars and vintage automobiles. Owned by Arvind Singh Mewar, it is a symbol of Udaipur’s posh side of plush luxury and uncompromising authenticity.

The museum boasts a tremendous arsenal of 20 vintage cars, which include four Rolls-Royces, two Cadillacs, one MG Motors convertible, one Ford convertible and a Vauxhall-12. The museum also has other attractions of scientific innovation like an electrically powered eco-friendly rickshaw. 

Location: Gulab Bagh Road, opposite to the zoo. 

Timings: 9am – 9pm every day. 

Entry: Rs. 150 per child and 250 per adult.
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15

Lake Palace

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The Taj Lake Palace in Udaipur is undoubtedly one of the most pristine and stately attractions amongst the historical places in Udaipur. The palace was originally built by Maharana Jagat Singh as his summer haven, in Lake Pichola itself.

Built like a floating palace on waters, the palace is the epitome of luxury and fine living and has been converted into a hotel owned by the Taj Group. The fact that an actual James Bond film- ‘Octopussy’- was shot at it only guarantees its position as one of the heritage Udaipur monuments. 

Location: Lake Pichola, Udaipur.
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Fateh Prakash Palace

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The Fateh Prakash Palace is yet another palace that has been converted into a hotel by the Taj Group, now known as the Taj Fateh Prakash Palace. Built in the 20th century by Maharana Fateh Singh, it was originally meant to be a venue for royal events and performing arts.

The palace is regal in every sense of the art, oozing excellence in architecture and traditional Rajput finesse, making it one of the most beautiful historical places in Udaipur. The palace overlooks Lake Pichola, and the visitors are guaranteed a mesmerizing view of the lake and the accompanying might of the Aravalli ranges. 

Location: City Palace Road, Udaipur.
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Shiv Niwas Palace

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Maharana Fateh Singh did not stop at building the Fateh Prakash Palace, and also overlooked the building of the Shiv Niwas Palace. Built uniquely in the shape of a crescent moon, the palace overlooks a picturesque lawn and poolside area.

The palace has since been converted into a 5 star hotel by the HRH Group, and visitors are encouraged to actually experience royal living at its finest at what is one of the stalwart Udaipur monuments. The hotel’s architecture and interior décor has hardly been altered, giving the guests the most authentic experience of Rajasthani royalty and heritage.

Location: The Palace Complex, Lake Pichola, Udaipur.
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Laxmi Vilas Palace

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The Laxmi Vilas Palace is a great addition to Udaipur’s growing tradition of palaces being converted to modern hotels. This luxury hotel built in 1911, sits atop one of the peaks of the Aravalli Mountain ranges and overlooks the Pichola Lake.

It is the perfect getaway for visitors trying to find themselves away from the bustle and crowd of the modern city into the laps of nature and lush hills. The service and hospitality of the hotel remains an echo of bygone times, treating the guests with regal warmth.

Location: Fateh Sagar Road, Udaipur.
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19

Shikarbadi Palace

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Located just 3km away from the Udaipur bus and railway stations, the Shikarbadi Palace is one of the prime locations for tourists to hit. Sprawled over lush gardens over a magnificent and picturesque property, the palace has now been converted to a hotel for tourists to stay at by the HRH Group.

Just 5 km away from the Pichola Lake, it provides a breathtaking view of both the lake and the surrounding mountains of the Aravalli ranges. 

Location: Goverdhan Vilas, N.H.8, Udaipur.
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20

Bada Mahal

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Among the most prominent places to visit in Udaipur, the Bada Mahal or the City Palace is a 17th-century architectural magnificence that is a splendid structure that stands for the royalty that is characteristic of the state of Rajasthan.

This 27 meters high framework has been embellished with intricate designs, beautiful carvings and mirror art throughout the complex. Several fountains inside the complex give it a refreshing feel. There are high vaulted ceilings, sprawling corridors, courtyards, beautiful balconies and several carefully manicured gardens that add to its grandeur.

Location: City Palace, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001

Distance from city: 6 km

Timings: 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM throughout the week

Prices: Rs 30/- for adults
             Rs 15/- for children
             Rs 200/- for camera

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  1. What is famous in Udaipur?

    Udaipur was dubbed as the most romantic spot in India by erstwhile British administrator James Tod, and is most famously known as the ‘City of Lakes’ for its numerous lakes and efficient planning of their sites. Some of the best lakes in the city are the Fateh Sagar Lake, Lake Pichola, Swaroop Sagar Lake, Rangsagar Lake and Doodh Talai Lake.
  2. What are the famous historical places in Udaipur to visit with family?

    Some famous historical places in Udaipur to visit with family are:   

    1. Jagdish Temple: The temple was built in 1651 by Maharaja Jagat Singh. Dedicated to Lord Vishnu, the temple is the epitome of Indo-Aryan architecture.                                                                       

    2. Bagore Ki Haveli:
     The haveli or mansion was built by Amarchand Badwa in the late 1700s. There are over 138 rooms in the sprawling mansion, adorned with regal décor of mirrors, chandeliers and jhumkas.                                                                                                                               

    3. Saheliyon Ki Bari: 
     Also known in contemporary translation as ‘The Garden of Maidens’, this is a stunning area filled with lush gardens, picturesque pools and fountains. The structure was built by Maharana Sangram Singh for his queen and her 48 maidens who accompanied her.
            
    4. Moti Magri: This is a stately statue featuring the bust of the famous Maharana Pratap and his war horse Chetak. Built in 1948 by Maharana Bhagwat Singh, it is a tribute to the valour of the former in the battle of Haldighati.           
                                                                                                             
    5. Sajjangarh Palace: The Sajjangarh Palace was built by Maharana Sajjan Singh in 1884 as originally an astronomical palace, but was later converted into a monsoon haven. The premises also features a bronze statue of Maharana Pratap, lush gardens and fountains to complement its brilliant architecture.
  3. What food is famous in Udaipur?

    Like most of the state of Rajasthan in general, the most famous food item of Udaipur is one that’s available on the streets: the kachori. Made from wheat rusk and often served with chutney, it is the definitely the most famous delicacy of the city. The most famous variants of it include Dal Kachori, Dahi Kachori and Pyaz Kachori. Other famous dishes include Daal Baati Churma, Bread Pakora and Mirchi Bada.
  4. How can I spend 2 days in Udaipur?

    Stuck in a tight schedule when visiting Udaipur? No problem, there is still plenty to do in a little time in the city. The most famous bits of Udaipur involve its majestic royal palaces and forts’ along with its incredible system of picturesque lakes. Most of the places of attraction are easily navigable and reachable with total convenience:     

    Day 1- The Lake Pichola, a short tour of the Aravalli Mountain Ranges, The City Palace, The Monsoon Palace                                                                                                                                            Day 2- The Vintage and Classic Car Museum, The Zoo (optional), Saheliyon Ki Bari, Maharana Pratap Smarak.
                                                                                                                                          
    If there is still space on your itinerary after hitting the aforementioned places in Udaipur, there is no better way to cap off your trip than visit the Hathi Pol market for an essential round of local shopping of handicrafts and textiles among other things. Also do satisfy your taste buds with some of the best street food that India has to offer while taking a leisurely walk through the city.
  5. What can I buy from Udaipur?

    Udaipur like most cities in Rajasthan excels in its handicrafts and textiles. The city’s most coveted marketplace for indigenous items is the Hathi Pol Bazaar. Customers can buy ethnic textiles such as sarees and turbans (pagdis), items of interior décor such as cushion covers, pottery, sculptures and paintings and also handmade jewellery exclusive to the state.
  6. What is the best time to visit Udaipur?

    The best time to visit Udaipur is unarguably between September and March. The weather conditions remain fairly pleasant as opposed to the arid heat of the summer months. The July to August window nonetheless experiences calming monsoon, and if you are lucky you might catch Udaipur at its most serenely beautiful in the monsoon months.

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