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  • Udaipur is the glimmering star on Rajasthan’s map. Its many lakes and its environs soaked in Mewar history are attractions that people from all over the world come to visit. There are many places to visit in Udaipur and many around it. There is a reason the city is known as the Venice of the East. There are many big and grand lakes as well as several smaller ones in the city.Close to the Lake City are other attractive lakes, most notably Jaisamand Lake.

    The Ahar River also flows through Udaipur. Located in the desert of Rajasthan, Udaipur is a beautiful paradox. The many palaces around the city add to the glamour. There is no worthier reflection for a glassy lake than a marble palace after all. The best time to visit Udaipur is undoubtedly during the winter months. The summer heat is too high for you to subject yourself to voluntarily. The winter months are perfect to visit Udaipur.

    Udaipur is easily approachable from all the important cities of India including Delhi, Mumbai, and Jaipur. So, if you are exhausted of your restless plans and daily routine, then plot a trip to the city of lakes.A tour to the extravagant city of Udaipur would absolutely become a memorable part of your life and you will treasure these memories throughout your life.

    This list aims to provide you a convenient list of places you can visit when in Udaipur:

  • Forts & Palaces to Visit in Udaipur

  • 01The Lake Palace

    The Lake Palace
    Image Credit : Taj Hotels - The Lake Palace

    The Lake Palace in Udaipur is located on the Jag Niwas Island on a sprawling 1.5 hectare land. This magnificent structure was built on the Lake Pichola by Maharana Jagat Singh in 1734. Once a summer palace for the royalty of Udaipur, it has now been converted into a heritage hotel.

    Still retaining the grandeur, it resembles a fairy tale kingdom. Enhancing the magical aura are the rippling waves and beautiful sunset. The intricate craftsmanship and aesthetic handicrafts and textiles add to the beauty this place. The elegant white marble palace is a fantasy as it arises softly from the blue waters. 4 acres of rock have been used to lay the foundation of this palace and was known as Jag Niwas after its founder.

    Image Credits : Taj Hotels - The Lake Palace

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    The palace highlights include fountains, gardens, pillared terraces, painted mirrors, pink stone work, lotus leaves and cusped arches. Dhola Mahal, Bada Mahal, Phool Mahal, Ajjan Niwas and Kush Mahal are some of the apartments in here.

    There are various facilities available in the palace for the guests like swimming pool, bar, restaurants, café and conference hall. There is also a 24 hour business center and 8 meeting rooms with fully updated equipment for corporate meetings and conferences. In here are 12 banquet halls for cocktail parties, wedding and other related functions.

    Distance from the City: 2 kms

    Sightseeing Tour of Udaipur

    Sightseeing Tour of Udaipur

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  • 02Visit to the Forts of Udaipur

    Visit to the Forts of Udaipur
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    About the Activity:
    • Embark on a visit to different forts which are the golden feathers in Udaipur's crown and make your day awesome.
    • Get picked up from any hotel in Udaipur and prepare yourself to marvel at the man made structures located around the city.
    • City palace fetches everyone's attention with its amusing architectural perfection which is a combination of Rajasthani and Mughal style of construction.
    • Visit Kumbhalgarh fort which is included in World Heritage Sites list and admire the effort put by the 15th century people to construct the fort.
    • Kumbhalgarh fort is protected with a wall that is 38 km long and it is recognized as the second longest wall in the world after the Great Wall of China.
    • Sajjan Garh fort or Monsoon palace on a hill top is a wonder without doubt; it overlooks Fateh Sagar lake and the view provides you ultimate peace of mind.



  • 03City palace

    City palace
    The City Palace in Udaipur in the state of Rajasthan has a lot in its store to reveal the age-old history it possesses. The royal building is a huge complex with plenty of rooms and pillars inside.

    It took more than 300 years to complete the structure properly. Started during the time of Maharana Udai Singh II. The lake Pichola nearby is the highlight when you get ready for a tour of the greatest places to visit in Udaipur.

    Since it is the biggest building in Udaipur it is considered as one of the best sightseeing destinations.  The flamboyant structure with a blend of Mughal and Rajasthani architectural style dominates other famous palaces and buildings around the city very authentically.

    It is located on a hilltop where you can enjoy a real panoramic view of lake Pichola and the Lake Palace on the banks of this particular lake.


    Location: Udaipur, Rajasthan, India


  • 04Jagmandir

    Jagmandir

    Known as Lake Garden Palace, Jag Mandir has been built on the island of Lake Pichola. The construction of this structure has been credited to the three Maharanas of Mewar. This palace was started by the Maharana Amar Singh in the year of 1551 and was later carried on by Maharana Karan Singh and completed by Maharana Jagat Singh. Hence it is called Jagat Mandir or Jag Mandir.

    Serving as a summer resort and pleasure area for the royal family of Mewar, this place is also famous for holding parties and wedding functions. In here you will find Gul Mahal, Darikhana, Garden Courtyard, Bara Patharon ka Mahal, Zenana Mahal, and Kunwar Pada ka Mahal.   

    Jag Mandir is the main palace and it includes the Gul Mahal. The towers at the corner are octagonal in shape and have cupolas on the top. Residential suites, reception halls and internal courts adorn the palace.

    The architecture of the building reflects Mughal and Rajput style. The Zenana Mahal is constructed adjoining to the main temple and the Kunwar Pada ka Mahal is located at the western end of the structure. The Gul Mahal was built by Maharana Amar Singh and it was developed by Maharana Jagat Singh for housing the Mughal prince Khurram. The palace has been built with sandstone, black marble, and has a crescent of Islam fixed on the dome of the structure.

    Distance from the City: 1.2 Kms

  • 05Monsoon Palace

    Monsoon Palace
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    Sitting on a hill just outside the main Udaipur city is the Monsoon Palace, undisputedly one of the best places to visit in Udaipur. The palace was built in 1884 by Maharana Sajjan Singh in order to be able to monitor the approaching monsoon clouds better. Monsoon Palace is a majestic piece of architecture. It is built with white marble and has light, wide corridors and rooms within. But the best thing about the palace is the view from its windows.

    Monsoon Palace looks down at Lake Pichola and beyond the lake is a panoramic, birds-eye view of the city of Udaipur embraced by the Aravalli range. Words cannot describe the beauty of this scene adequately enough. The view is enhanced multi-folds s during the monsoon season. During the rainy season, Monsoon Palace is uniquely suited to present to the visitor the majesty of Udaipur as dark clouds descend upon it.

    It is truly a scene to remember. But on the other hand, sunsets here are also absolutely fantastic. Try to include at least one sighting on your visit. The palace is circled by the Sajjangarh Wildlife Sanctuary, so you can stroll through the sanctuary inhabited by Tiger, Nilgai, Sambhar Deer and various other animals.

    Distance from the City: 5km from the main town

    Location: Outskirts of Udaipur

    Open: 9.40am to 6.30pm

  • Sightseeing Places in Udaipur

  • 06Full Day Sightseeing Tour of Udaipur

    Full Day Sightseeing Tour of Udaipur
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    About the Activity:
    • Get ready for the tour of one of the most iconic cities of Rajasthan with your family or friends.
    • Get yourself picked up from the hotel and embark on the sightseeing of Udaipur in luxurious Maruti Suzuki Dzire or Toyota Etios.
    • Enjoy the welcome drinks and snacks at the start of tour.
    • Visit various important places like city palace, boat ride, Jagdish Temple, Fathay Sagar lake, Nehru Island park and many other important locations.
    • End your trip with lots of memories 
  • 07Maharana Pratap Memorial

    Maharana Pratap Memorial
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    This is one of the famous, low-key sites in Udaipur. The Maharana Pratap Memorial was built by Maharana Bhagwat Singh Mewar in memory of the legendary Maharana Pratap. The central figure of the memorial site is that of Maharana Pratap mounted on his horse and loyal friend, Chetak. The statue is symbolic because it tells a story of courage and faithfulness and deep love between humans and animals. Both Maharana Pratap and Chetak are the heroes of this story.

    Apart from this statue, the memorial also has statues of other members of Pratap’s court like Hakim Khan Sur, Bhamashah, Bhilu Raja, and Jhalaman. The memorials are set in the landscaped Japanese Rock Garden. You can take a pleasant stroll around the entire garden, stretch your legs, and look down from Moti Magri to the city around you. The remains of an old Udaipur Fort nearby are an added attraction to the already picturesque landscape.

    Photographers, make sure your batteries are charged and your focus is set because you are going to take a lot of pictures out here. The place just calls for them. Early morning or evening is a good time to visit the memorial. Avoid scorching afternoon heat and if you go in the evening, you get to watch the light and sound show too. A win-win situation.

    Location: Moti Magri, Udaipur

    Distance from the City: 2 Km

  • 08Vintage Car Museum

    Vintage Car Museum

    The vintage car museum in Udaipur was unveiled for the general public on 15th February 2000 and is one of the places to visit in Udaipur. This inauguration has allowed the local and foreign visitors to appreciate the collection of cars of the Maharanas of Mewar. The vehicles in the museum are more than 70 years old but each have been beautifully restored and live in to tell the story.

    The vintage car collection is placed in the Mewar State Motor Garage. This place is also home to a famous garden restaurant, The Bougainvillea. This motor garage is semi-circular in shape and with its forecourt is housed inside a bigger courtyard.

    There is an old Shell petrol pump inside the garage which is still in working condition. This garage was built during a time when only the Maharanas of Mewar had owned the cars.

    Timings: 9 am to 8 pm

    Vintage Car and City Palace Tour in Udaipur

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  • 09Udaipur Country Side Walk

    Udaipur Country Side Walk

    Away from the hustle and bustle from city life, the tribal village of Sisarma is a place untouched by the effects of time. Surrounded by majestic hills, it is one of the few virgin spots left in the country.

    This tour of roughly four hours starts and ends at the Mountain Ridge between 6am to 3pm daily.  From the starting point, you can witness the untouched, pristine beauty of the valley nestled between majestic mountains. The guided walk offers you a sight of several trekking routes. View the fascinating peaks of The Brothers, up in the northwest. On the north, towering on the landscape lies The Monsoon Palace. Another route heads to the shrine of Ubeshwarji and the placid waters of the Bari Lake.

    The tour allows you to interact with the local Bhil tribe and other villagers and provides an opportunity to learn more about rural life, its belief and customs. When here, you can relax over a cup of tea and snacks at the country guest house where a host will be available to satiate your curiosity about rural India. The tours are custom-made according to the route that you wish to travel, but all roads lead you to the same goal – a time when life was simple. 

    Duration: Around 4 hours

  • 10Saheliyon Ki Bari

    Saheliyon Ki Bari
    Image Credit : Daniel Villafruela - flickr

    Saheliyon ki Bari is a beautiful garden in the city of Udaipur and is one of the popular Udaipur tourist places. Fountains, marble art and the lush lawns attract the public each time. Saheliyon ki Bari in English means the ‘garden of maids’. This garden represents a green retreat of Maharana Sangram Singh in the desert lands and was built in the 18th Century for the royal ladies of Mewar. It is situated on the banks of the lake Fateh Sagar and is one of the stunning places to visit in Udaipur.

    According to the legend here, the garden was personally designed by the king and gifted to his queen. The queen had 48 maids accompanying her after the marriage and to offer them peace and happiness away from the regular life, this garden was built.

    There are four water pools, marble elephants, fountains and kiosks around the here. The bird fountains and the lotus pool are very popular. The stunning and romantic view of the garden makes it a special place for lovers. Rain fountains were added to the garden later by Maharana Bhopal Singh.

    Distance from the City: 4.5 kms

  • 11Udaipur Solar Observatory

    Udaipur Solar Observatory

    Udaipur Solar Observatory is known to be the best solar observing arena in the whole Asia and is one of the celebrated places to visit in Udaipur. This is situated in the island of the Fateh Sagar Lake and has been designed on the model of the Solar Observatory, Big Bear Lake in California.

    This place was established under the care and expertise of Dr. Arvind Bhatnagar and the Vedshala Trust of Ahmedabad. The observatory aspires to do research in Modern science and is the main lace to develop the solar physics in India.

    As the island is surrounded by water on all sides it offers a perfect atmosphere for solar observations. Sharp images of the sun can be acquired easily on an island because the air turbulence is lesser on an island than on the normal ground. The other advantage is that this observatory is located in Rajasthan that receives maximum exposure to sun.    

    There is a range of telescopes on display that will give a person perfect observation of sun. This observatory has added a new instrument namely, the “solar vector magnetograph”. This instrument will be helpful in determining the magnetic field of the active regions.

    Distance from Udaipur: 7.5 kms

  • 12Udaipur Historical City Tour

    Udaipur Historical City Tour
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    About the Activity:
    • Marvel Udaipur's striking architectural wonders on this 6 hour sightseeing tour with your own private guide.
    • Get picked up from your hotel in the morning and driven to City Palace.
    • Take a sightseeing tour with your guide, who’ll lead you through impressive gateways and sprawling gardens.
    • Visit the famous Lake Pichola and the famous Jag Mandir in the middle of the lake. Enjoy the stunning beauty of the lake surrounded by hills, palaces and temples.
    • Make your day more special by visiting Saheliyon-ki-BarGulab Bagh and Fateh Sagar and admire the mesmerizing beauty of these places.
    • End your tour with lots of memories.
  • 13Shilpgram Fair

    Shilpgram Fair

    Shilpgram is a crafts fair and is organized annually in the west side of the city of Udaipur. It aims to promote the art, craft, textile and handicrafts of Rajasthan. This state is famous for handicrafts, bandhej, tie and dye, mirror work and embroideries. Camel leather items, hand woven clothes are some other items that are highlight of this fair.

    The gala is usually held during the month of November or December and continues for 10 days. This fair encourages local designers, potters and other visual artists. There are a lot of workshops held for those who are interested in learning the art and craft of Rajasthan.

    Shilpdarshan is also organized at the Shilpgram fair in Udaipur. This program is organized to make the public understand the traditional skills and help in selling the local art works. There is a Crafts bazaar at this fair that helps in selling the Rajasthan handicrafts and souvenirs.

    Tourism is the main stay of income in this state and the government desires to uplift the condition of the rural areas of the state.

    Fair held in: November or December

  • 14The Udaipur Story– A Heritage Walk

    The Udaipur Story– A Heritage Walk

    Savour the true flavour of the City of Lakes. A guided walk down the streets of Udaipur will allow you to witness firsthand the marvels of this beautiful place. Sample the local cuisine and interact with the locals. Be accompanied by well-versed guides who enchant you with the rich history and folklore of the city.

    Starting at Gangaur Ghat, with tours running daily between 7:30am and 4:30pm (around 9 hours), the walk explores the historic temples at Lake Pichola before taking you into the heart of the city. Visit the stepwell that was once a source of water for the locals. If you have a keen eye for jewellery then a tour to the bustling bazaars will not go amiss. The Rajasthani artisans are well-known for their exquisitely crafted pieces of jewellery. The intricate designs of the trinkets are rivaled by the beautiful architecture of the past era. You can also check out the wares of bamboo craft and ingenious potters.

    Prepare to be regaled with local titbits over tea, by the residents of a more than a century-old house embellished with mirror work and fresco paintings. The region is as well-known for its architectural beauty as its handicraft and skilled artisans. You will have the opportunity to observe craftsmen creating beautiful wares with silver, gold and even clay! The traditional method of crafting pots and pitchers out of clay is an interesting sight.

    Duration: One day tour is spread over 9 hours

  • 15Morning Bicycle Tour in Udaipur, Rajasthan

    Morning Bicycle Tour in Udaipur, Rajasthan
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    Bicycle Tour in Udaipur tour starts from Chandpole a very prominent landmark of old city and you head towards Jagdish Chowk going through narrow lanes, and then taking the downhill street parallel to the city palace which leads us to your first stop, Dudh Talai. Here, you stop for photography and then ride on towards the Army area keeping the Pichola Lake to our right, and take another stop on the shore of Pichola to admire the view and then move towards the villages nearby. Arrive at the private lake for Breakfast/Snacks and relax for as long as we want. Now, get your gear on for one last time and come back to the city and to your starting point.

    Meal Types: Vegetarian-Breakfast

    Activity: Bicycle Tour

    Duration: 3 hours

    Difficulty Level: Easy

  • 16Helicopter Joyride in Udaipur

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    About the Activity:
    • Joyride above Udaipur in a helicopter for one hour will provide you a leisurely time in the sky.
    • Get picked up from your hotel in Udaipur, reach the airport and board on a well equipped helicopter.
    • The city of Udaipur is just below and make use of the opportunity to the maximum with the feel of flying.
    • You will get a panoramic view of the famous palaces situated along the beautiful lake Pichola, temples and other age old structures.
    • Have a nice time watching the birds around you and simultaneously you explore the nook and corners of Udaipur like a bird.

  • 17Fateh Sagar Lake

    Fateh Sagar Lake
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    The Fateh Sagar Lake is known to be the second largest lake in this city, is located on the northern side of Lake Pichola and is just opposite the entrance to Moti Magri Mahal. This artificial lake was built by Maharana Jai Singh in 1678 and got its name from Maharana Fateh Singh. This water body has a depth of 11.5 metres and extends 2.4 km in length and 1.6 km in breadth.

    There are three intake channels and one overflow channel in the lake that actually comes in play during the monsoon season. The three small islands on the lake can be easily reached by a boat. The large island on the lake has a garden and a boat shaped restaurant named Nehru Park. This island also has a small zoo and is a favourite picnic place for the local people.

    The second island on the lake has been converted into a beautiful garden with a lot of water jet fountains and is looked after by the government of the state. The third island is managed by the Udaipur Solar Observatory which is known as the best solar observing site in Asia.

    This is a quiet place and one can enjoy a boat ride here. The beautiful lake is encircled by hills on all the three sides and offers a stunning view which is considered to be places to visit in Udaipur.

    Distance from the City: 6 kms


  • 18Crystal Gallery

    Crystal Gallery
    Image Credit : Arian Zwegers - flickr

    The Crystal Gallery is housed inside the Fateh Prakash Palace and is a world famous gallery. It is spread across the upper gallery of the main Durbar Hall Sabhaghar and has been hailed as the single largest private collection of crystal across the world.

    This is a very exclusive and exquisite crystal collection and was built by Maharana Sajjan Singh in 1877. It was ordered from a company based in Birmingham. This collection includes perfume bottles, dinner ware, glasses, objects d’art, furniture, decanters and much more. It also has a crystal bed which is only a single piece in this world. This crystal collection has been customised for the royalty of Mewar and all the objects have the crest of Mewar etched on it carefully.  

    There is an audio guide service available at the gallery for the tourists. It narrates the history and small anecdotes about the Shriji Arvind Singhji, the crystal ware and the royal Mewar family. There is a restaurant at the gallery for refreshments and photography is strictly prohibited.

    Timings: 9am to 7 pm

    Photography: Not allowed

    Entry Fee: Yes

    Audio Guide: Yes
  • 19Dudh Talai Musical Garden

    Dudh Talai Musical Garden
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    Dudh Talai Musical Garden is a small pond surrounded by a rock garden which is supposed to have a musical fountain in it. This garden is situated within the city and you can easily stop by for 10 to 15 minutes. While the setting of the garden is good, the best part about it is the wide-ranging view visible from here. Lake Pichola is located nearby and you get to see the Udaipur City Palace at a very good angle from this point.

    Camel rides and horse rides are also available and you may also go boating on the pond. One high point of the location is the ropeway connecting it to the Karni Mata Temple. The location of this garden is good for photography.

    Location: Near Lake Pichola

    Visiting Hours: 8.00 A.M. to 10.00 P.M.

  • 20Lake Pichola

    Lake Pichola
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    This is one of the most important places to visit in Udaipur. Lake Pichola is the reason we call Udaipur the ‘City of Lakes’. Built in 1362, and extending 3 miles in length and 2 miles in breadth, this lake is an essential part of Udaipur and far by its best feature. Astonished and amazed by the beauty of Lake Pichola, Rudyard Kipling once wrote: "If the Venetian owned the Pichola Lake, he might say with justice, `see it and die'".

    Take Kipling at his word and visit Lake Pichola when in Udaipur, both in the day and at night. the lake takes on a whole new character depending on the time of the day. In the morning, lake and palaces are quiet. The lake is speckled with tourist boats and people clicking selfies line the shores. As night creeps in, all the Palaces around the lake light up and illuminate the lake. No boats, no birds, nothing to see except the lit-up palaces as they stand impressively around the lake. It is an awe-imposing spectacle.

    The iconic sites around the lake include Udaipur City Palace, Mohan Mandir, Eklinggarh Fort, Jag Mandir, Pichola Palace etc. The Sitamata Game Sanctuary is located on its western shore.



    Location: Udaipur, Rajasthan


  • 21Bagore Ki Haveli

    Bagore Ki Haveli
    Bangore ki haveli is a beautiful palace in Udaipur on the waterfront of Lake Picholi and is an amusing spot among the tourist places in Udaipur.

    It was built during the 18th century and still holds the pride and majestic attitude of the royal family of ancient rulers in a perfect manner. It consists of more than a hundred rooms along with the displays of costumes and modern art.

    It houses the famous paintings of the Mewar regime inside the Queen's chamber. In addition, the palace is filled with pieces of art on glass. Wide corridors, windows and spacious rooms enhances the attractiveness of the palace to a higher level.

    The Rajput clans' presence is still preserved inside the palace in the forms of jewellery boxes, hukkas, pan boxes and the furniture items used during that period. This is a perfect place to witness the proper Rajput architectural styles displayed very well.

  • 22Eklingji Temple

    Eklingji Temple
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    The Eklingji Temple Complex is one of the architectural sights you need to put on your list of places to visit in Udaipur. It is a complex whose foundation dates back to 734 AD. The first temple of the complex was built back then by Bappa Rawal and dedicated to Eklingji. Eklingji is a form of Shiva and the complex is full of figurines of Shiva along with figurines of Parvati, Saraswati, Ganesh, Kartik and Nandi.

    Over the time, the complex has grown to house 108 temples, all of them are made out of marble and granite with complex designs cut into the stone. The sole temple of the Lakulish sect in India, known simply as the Lakulish Temple and built in 971 is also housed here. This complex is a not just a place for history enthusiasts and people who want to pay their respects in the temple. It is a place full of memories of a distant past; a time when modern technology could not aid in the construction of complicated buildings.

    The main temple, built in the 15th century, has a structure topped with elaborate domes that will boggle your mind. Appreciation for the marvellous stone work will be the overwhelming sentiment you experience when you walk around the 108 temples. You can understand the time at which the temples were built through the plaques outside the respective temple or you could hire a local guide to walk you around the complex.

    Image Credits : archer10 Dennis - Flickr


    Distance from the City: 22km from Udaipur

    Location: Kailash Puri, Udaipur District
  • 23Jagdish Temple

    Jagdish Temple

    Built by Maharana Jagat Singh in 1651, Jagdish Temple, situated within the Udaipur City Palace is another one of the great works of architecture from the olden days. It has finely carved pillars, beautifully decorated ceilings, gorgeously painted walls, and spacious halls and corridors. Apart from this, the architectural expertise also extends itself to the pyramidal spire, mandap (prayer hall) and the porch. There are 50 finely carved pillars, each on the first and the second floors of the three storey temple.

    The main shrine, dedicated to Lord Vishnu, is reached by climbing 32 marble steps and it is encircled by minor shrines of Lord Ganesha, Sun God, Goddess Shakti and Lord Shiva respectively. All the fine details of the palatial temple are built in accordance with the Vedic Vaastushastra, which speaks of the science of building. The entire structure today serves not only as a place of worship but also as an initiation into the culture of the people of the past.

    It shows how highly they regarded architecture as a means of expression of sentiments; the construction of this temple cost Jagat Singh 1.5 million rupees. It is a magnificent temple and a must see when in Udaipur. Do include a visit to this temple on your visit to the City Palace. It is open practically all day- from 5.30 am to 10pm.

    Location: City Palace, Udaipur

  • Places to Visit near Udaipur

  • 24Jaisamand Lake

    Jaisamand Lake
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    Lake, also popular as Jaisamand Lake. This is the second largest artificial lake in Asia with an area of 87 square kilometres. The lake is surrounded by the Jaisamand Wildlife Sanctuary. As a result, the entire location is very scenic and peaceful. The huge lake was built in the 17th century by Rana Jal Singh, who constructed a marble dam across the Gomti River, thereby creating this lake. There are three islands in this lake which are home to the tribes of Bhil Minas.

    Thanks to the nearby sanctuary, the aquatic life of the Jaisamand Lake is fertile too. The whole lake is a magnificent structure but its bund is perhaps its most striking feature. It is no exaggeration to call it gigantic at 202 feet long, 116 feet high and 70 feet broad (at the base). All along the marble dam are quaint little attractions like the Shiva temple, the elephant statue made of marble, and six exotic cenotaphs (marble chattris).

    And crowning the lake stands the grand palaces of the Queens of Udaipur. The lake is a marvellous example of riverine architecture and a place to behold. Visit it in the winter months for the best possible experience. You can take boat rides on the lake for as little as 30/- INR. And then you can stop by the Jaisamand Wildlife Sanctuary and experience the wildlife there.


    Image Credits : Rajasthan Tourism


    Distance from the City: 50km

    Location: South of Udaipur, Udaipur District

  • 25Morwaniya to Ubeshwarji Trek near Udaipur

    Morwaniya to Ubeshwarji Trek near Udaipur
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    About the Activity:
    • Commence your tour at 7.00 AM after getting picked up from the hotel and reach Dhar village.
    • At 7.15 AM begin your hiking tour with your guide and hike through the village.Meet the villagers and learn about their traditional lifestyle while visiting their homes.
    • Trek through the uphill and downhill roads to Ubeshwarji and pass through various small villages and hamlets.
    • Get acqauinted with thee Bhi tribe and other native like The old warrior clan of the Rajputs.
    • Arrive Ubeshwarji at 12.15 PM the most religious spot in Udaipur and visit some of the famous temples there.
    • Explore the Lord Shiva and The Mother Goddess temples and enjoy the scenic view of the countryside.
    • End your tour at 1.15 PM and drive back to your hotel.
  • 26Haldighati

    Haldighati
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    This place deserves a visit for the dramatist and historian in you. Haldighati is a mountain pass in the Aravalli range, connecting the districts of Rajsamand and Pali. It gets its renown for the battle of Haldighati that took place between Rana Pratap Singh of Mewar and Raja Man Singh of Amber in 1576. It was a singularly ferocious battle that is still alive in the memory of Rajasthan. A marble chattri is located 4km from the site with a marble statue of Chetak, the faithful horse of Rana Pratap Singh, nearby. Chetak is said to have fallen during this battle. This statue honouring his death was put up by Maharana Pratap in 1576.

    The place gets its interesting name from the yellow colour of the sand which looks like turmeric (haldi). Other interesting places close to Haldighati that you can tour are Balicha Village which is famous for its terracotta crafts and Badshahi Bagh, famed for its Chattri-Gulab and a place where you can get your hands on some rose water and Gulkand which is touted to have amazing medicinal properties.

    Distance from the City: 40kms

    Location: Haldighati

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  • 27Kumbhalgarh Fort

    Kumbhalgarh Fort
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    The Kumbhalgarh Fort is another attraction and tops the list of the places to visit in Udaipur. It is 64 km away from the main city and is the second important structure after the Chittorgarh fort. This magnificent structure lies in the lap of Aravalli Ranges and was built in 15th Century by Rana Kumbha.

    Due to hostile topography of the region this fort has remained unconquered and served as a refuge for the ruler of Mewar during the times of conflict. This place also served as a refuge to baby king Udai of Mewar and is the birthplace of the King Maharana Pratap. The walls of the fort are very thick and stretch across 36 km. Maharana Fateh Singh of Mewar renovated the fort during the 19th Century. Only once has this fort fallen prey to the reign of Amber and Mughal Empire.    

    There are beautiful buildings, temples and other architecture inside the fort. Badal Mahal is of great significance as this place offers a great view of the surrounding areas.

    Location:  Rajsamand

    Distance From Udaipur: 64 Kms


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  • 28Nathdwara Excursion in Helicopter

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    About the Activity:
    • One hour and thirty minutes long helicopter ride is meant to show you an incredible town called Nathdwara located near Udaipur.
    • You will be picked up from your hotel and your tour starts from the airport in Udaipur.
    • The town is famous because of a Krishna temple situating near a river and it is been considered as a pilgrim spot.
    • See the crowd strolling through the streets that marks the reputation of the small town from the height.
    • Enjoy the panoramic view of the nature cuddling Nathdwara and the sky is all yours for quite a long time.
  • 29Full Day Trek from Ranakpur to Kumbhalgarh

    Full Day Trek from Ranakpur to Kumbhalgarh
    About the Activity:
    • Start your activity with a pick up from Ranakpur Hill Resort, Ranakpur Road and get dropped at the starting point of the trek.
    • This trekking expedition from Ranakpur to Kumnhalgarh will take you to 25 km tour where you enjoy the wild natural beauty of this region.
    • Experience the joy of trekking through the beautiful valleys and the dense forest, fresh water streams and steep hills.
    • This is a great opportunity for naturalist and wildlife lovers as this trek provides you with frequent spotting of beautiful wildlife species.
    • End your exciting trek of 8 hours with lots of memories.
  • 30Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary

    Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary

    Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary is the main attraction for the people visiting the city of Udaipur. It falls in the district of Rajasamand in Rajasthan and lies 65 km away from the main city. This reserve spreads on a sprawling 578 sq km land and encircles the fort of Kumbhalgarh. It covers a broad area that includes the Rajasamand, Pali and the city of Udaipur.

    This sanctuary was built to provide shelter to the endangered animals like jackal, jungle cat, sloth bear, wolf, leopard, sambhar, hyena, chital, wild boar, Chausingha, Chinkara and many more. This is the only sanctuary in Rajasthan where you can actually trace the activities of the wolf. It is an important attraction in the Udaipur tourist places list.

    Distance from Udaipur: 65kms

    Location: Rajsamand


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  • 31Chittorgarh Fort

    Chittorgarh Fort
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    Chittorgarh Fort lies 112 km away from the city of Udaipur and is a true embodiment of the pride and chivalry of the Rajput tribes making it one of the places to visit in Udaipur. The fort tells a long story of sacrifice, courage, romance and determination. The marvellous site has a well- designed palace, towers and cenotaphs.

    Built by the Mauryan rulers in the 7th Century, this fort is a huge structure that is secured with strong gates. It covers a total area of 700 acres and is near to the Gamberi River. The fort has seen a total of three battles in the lifetime. There are seven giant pols that you will come across while travelling towards this place.

    Reflecting the splendour of Rajput architecture are the Padmini Palace and Rana Kumbha Palace. Padmini Palace is the place that served the beautiful queen of the king Rattan Singh. Rana Kumbha Palace has underground cellars where Rani Padmini committed Jauhar (self-sacrifice to protect one’s dignity) with her children and other ladies of the household.

    There are a lot of temples inside the fort namely Jain Temple, Meera Bai, Sammidheshwara, Kumbha Shyam, Kalika Mata, and Mahadev. The architecture of the ancient temples has intricate work and carvings all over.  Bhimtal Tank and Gaumukh Reservoir are some other places in the fort that are worth visiting. The Gaumukh Reservoir is a huge tank of water where water gushes from the mouth of a cow shaped rock. This is the place where Allaudin was allowed to see the reflection of Rani Padmini.

    Distance From Udaipur: 112 Kms

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  • 32Ranakpur Temples

    Ranakpur Temples
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    Ranakpur is one of the five holy places for the Jain community across the world. The temple of Ranakpur was created in the 15th Century during the reign of Rana Kumbha. The Chaumukha or four faced central structure is dedicated to Lord Adinathji. This revered place of worship has 29 halls and 1444 pillars all delicately carved enhancing the beauty of the place. All the temples inside Ranakpur four faced structure are with intricate engravings.

    This place partly reflects the art and architecture of the Dilwara temples in Mount Abu. Parsavanath and Neminath are the main temples with exquisite architecture and delicate carvings similar to the Khajuraho. In here is the famous Sun Temple which is dedicated to the Sun God.  It is a polygonal structure with richly embellished walls and carvings depicting the warriors, sun, other nakshtras and the horses. Ranakpur is a place that strives to provide peace and tranquillity to the pilgrims and tourists.

    Distance From Udaipur: 91 Kms


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  • 33Saas Bahu Temple

    Saas Bahu Temple

    The quirky name of this temple complex is actually a corruption of the original name- Sahastra Bahu temples, meaning Lord of One Thousand Arms. These temples belong to the 10th Century and are dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Though the temples are almost in ruins now, the architecture of the olden days still shines through, revealing the delicate, detailed artistry that went into creating them. The temple complex is located near the Eklingji Temple complex so visitors can make a combined visit to them.

    Though it has been termed as a heritage monument, the temple site is a forgotten tourist spot so you will find it mostly deserted except for birds. But if you want to spend some silent, meditative time away from tourists, nothing can be better than this temple complex. It will offer you a retreat where you can energise yourself in conversation with yourself, the birds and the ancient stones. Pay a homage to the art and architecture of the olden days by visiting the Saas Bahu Temple.

    Distance from the City: 20km

    Location: Near Eklingji, Udaipur District

  • 34Sajjangarh Wildlife Sanctuary

    Sajjangarh Wildlife Sanctuary

    Surrounding the Sajjangarh or Monsoon Palace, Sajjangarh Wildlife Sanctuary is a favorite destination of tourists who go to enjoy the sights of the best places in Udaipur. Very rare species of wild animals can be spotted here such as sambars, wild boars, chitals, hyenas, jackals, panthers, hares and blue bulls. In the background of the sanctuary, you can see the Bansadra hill that will let your heart get replenished. 

    There is the Tiger Lake which is also known as Bari Lake or Jiyan Lake supports the ecosystem present inside the sanctuary. It is home to another kind of animals such as panthers, hyenas, and jackals. Jhar water hole is situated in the western region of Bansadra Hill and also there is a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Machla Magra which has the shape of a fish is a hill situated near to the sanctuary from where you can spot the collection of wild animals in the sanctuary.

    Location: It will take almost 30 minutes to reach the location from Udaipur City.

  • 35Jaisamand Wildlife Sanctuary

    Jaisamand Wildlife Sanctuary
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    Jaisamand Wildlife Sanctuary is a wildlife sanctuary situated on the shores of Jaisamand Lake, the second largest artificial lake of Asia. The lake and the sanctuary work in synergy with each other which helps the marine and the forest life to thrive and grow immensely. In existence since 1957, the wildlife sanctuary is spread over an area of 62 square kilometres and houses wildlife such as sloth bears, leopards, chitals, chinkaras, wild boars apart from a wide variety of the birds like Darter, Open Bill Stork, Pond Heron, Little Cormorant and Indian Shag.

    The density of the flora is matched by the depth of the fauna in the lake which includes various species of fishes, turtles and many crocodiles. The Jaisamand Wildlife Sanctuary is a great compliment to the Jaisamand Lake. Do visit both together for an optimal experience.

    Distance from the City: 51 kms

    Location: Next to Jaisamand Lake


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