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  • Besides being a rich and vibrant city by itself, there are many places to visit near Udaipur if you’re looking for a quiet getaway. A little detour from the city of lakes will land you at some of the most
    underrated destinations of Rajasthan. If you’re excited about the history and culture of Rajasthan, places like Chittorgarh, Kumbhalgarh, and Rajsamand host several ancient sites to explore. There are also several ancient temples that speak of the rich mythology that Rajasthan is home to.

    Seeking nature and solitude? Head to Mt. Abu for a truly mesmerizing experience, under the watchful gaze of the Aravalli hills. Ranakpur village and surrounding areas are other classic places to see around Udaipur, and they indeed greet its visitors with tall and carved temples while striking the eyes of the beholder. If you’re keen about exploring the history of Rajasthan’s lesser-known places or just looking forward to a quiet evening by a lakeside, these are the ideal getaways from Udaipur.

    Here are some of the best places to visit near Udaipur:

  • 01Mount Abu

    Mount Abu

    One of the most popular and frequently visited hill stations in India, Mount Abu is cradled in the state of Rajasthan, right by the Gujarat border. It sits amidst the lush green hills of the Aravallis, circled by a dense forest. Sitting at an elevation of 1,220 meters, the hill station enjoys a mild and cool climate almost throughout the year.

    It also offers stunning views of the plains unfolding just below. The most frequented attractions in Mount Abu is the Nakki Lake, famous for boating activities. The old, white marble temples of Dilwara also line the face of the hill stations.

    How to reach: Mt. Abu is about 170 km away from Udaipur, and takes about 3 - 4 hours one way. You can take state transport buses from Udaipur to Mt. Abu, or a hired / private car.

  • 02Nathdwara

    Nathdwara

    A well-known town in the western heart of Rajasthan, Nathdwara enjoys the company of the beautiful Aravallis, along with the gurgling Banas River. Located 48 km away from Udaipur, Nathdwara is celebrated for the beautiful temple dedicated to the Shrinathji incarnation of Lord Krishna.

    One of the most religious places to visit near Udaipur, the little town is thriving as a tourist destination, thanks to the several temples that have cropped up. The best time to visit Nathdwara is during winters - September to February.

    How to reach:
    Frequent buses and private cab are available from Udaipur to reach Nathdwara.

  • 03Chittorgarh

    Chittorgarh

    Cocooned in the northwestern flanks of Rajasthan, Chittorgarh is one of the most popular places to visit near Udaipur. Chittorgarh is sprawled right by the banks of the rivers Berach and Gambini and sits about 70 km away from the Udaipur airport. Brimming with historical gallantry and heroic tales of the Rajput kings, Chittorgarh is known best for the iconic Chittorgarh Fort, dating back to the 7th century.

    Perched atop a beautiful hill, the Chittorgarh Fort is the heart and soul of the city and houses a majority of its attractions. Home to some of the greatest warriors of their time like Jaimal, Badal, Gora, and Phata, Chittorgarh essentially stands as a mark of their victory. With an interesting blend of cultures, Chittorgarh has sufficient attractions to keep visitors hooked!

    How to reach:
    119 km away from Udaipur, can be reached by cars, cabs or bikes via road.

  • 04Kumbhalgarh Fort

    Kumbhalgarh Fort

    Built in the 15th century, Kumbhalgarh Fort is a UNESCO World Heritage Site tucked away in the Rajsamand district of Rajasthan. A clear personification of the grandeur and heritage that Rajasthan is home to, the fort is also a great architectural marvel. One of the most interesting places to visit near Udaipur, the construction of the fort was spread over 15 long years. Strategically placed amongst the beauty of the Aravalli ranges to shelter it from enemy attacks, the fort is one of the few impregnable forts in Rajasthan.

    Besides the colorful Rajput history, it is also the birthplace for the great Maharana Pratap. Adorned with impressive nations and stunning architecture, the Kumbhalgarh Fort is the second longest wall in the world, spread over a whopping 36 km! 

    Timings:
    09:00 AM to 06:00 PM every day, except Sundays

    Entry Fee:
    INR 15 per person

    How to reach:
    103 km away from Udaipur, the Kumbhalgarh Fort can be reached easily by road. It is a 2.5 hours journey from Udaipur.

    Location:
    Kumbhalgarh, Rajasthan 313325

  • 05Haldighati

    Haldighati

    A beautiful mountain pass cradled by Khamnor on one side and Bagicha village on the other, Haldighati sits amongst the Aravali ranges. Linking the districts of Rajsamand and Pali, Haldighati sits around 40 km away from Udaipur city. Haldighati is also one of the most important places to visit near Udaipur. Being a site of historical significance, the place marks the great battle of 1576, fought between Rana Pratap Singh and Raja Man Singh.

    It was a bloody battle, and the battlefield, to this day, sends a chill down the spine of visitors. It is infamous as the place where Maharana Pratap breathed his lost, with his faithful companion, Chetak, by his side. If you’re passionate about history, this place is a must-visit.

    Timings: 08:00 AM to 07:00 PM

    Entry Fee: INR 30 per person

    How to reach: 53 kms away from Udaipur and can be easily reached by a car.

    Location:
    Near Rakht Talai, Maharana Pratap Stadium Road, Haldighati, Khamnore, Udaipur, Rajasthan, 313322

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  • 06Dhebar Lake

    Dhebar Lake

    The second largest artificial lake in India, Dhebar Lake is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Udaipur. Alternatively known as Jaisamand Lake, it was built on the orders of Maharana Jai Singh in the late 17th century to rid the area of water shortage. Spanning 87 sq.km., the lake also hosts a little dam right over the Gomti river. Also home to an array of migratory avian species and crocodiles, you can also indulge in refreshing boat rides in the lake.

    Also fostering three beautiful, little islands, the lake is about 48 km away from the city center of Udaipur. With a depth of 102 ft., the lake’s dam is graced by a beautiful temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is also a favorite amongst locals as a picnic spot.

    Timings for boat ride:
    10:00 AM to 05:00 PM every day

    Entry Fee:
    No entry fee

    How to reach:
    48 km away from Udaipur, the lake can be reached easily via hired cabs, cars, and bikes.

    Location:
    Dhebar Lake, Udaipur, Rajasthan, 313706

  • 07Eklingji Temple

    Eklingji Temple

    One of the most beautiful places to visit near Udaipur, Eklingji Temple is shaded in Eklingji, also known as Kailashpuri. Situated around 22 km to the north of Udaipur, the temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, and is believed to have been built in the mid-eighth century. Though the temple has gone through several reconstructions over the years, the lasting glory of the edifice still endures, enthralling visitors.

    Besides being an important religious destination, the temple also boasts of stunning architecture, adorned with a pyramid-like roof and ornately carved walls. A stellar, black marble idol of the four-faced Eklingji, a form of Lord Shiva, dominates the temple. It is one of the most visited temples in Udaipur.

    Timings:
    04:30 AM to 07:00 PM, 10:30 AM to 01:30 PM, 05:00 PM to 07:30 PM

    Entry Fee:
    No entry fee

    How to reach:
    Easily accessible by local transport, private vehicles and tongas.

    Location:
    Udaipur

  • 08Pichola Lake

    Pichola Lake

    One of the most beautiful places to visit in Udaipur, Pichola Lake sits at the heart of the city. Built in the 14th century by Pichhu Banjara, the lake spans 3 miles and is 30 ft. deep. Unfolding under the greenery of hills, the enchanting beauty of the lake never fails to captivate the hearts of visitors. There’s even a dam that sits over it, falling in Bandipol area of Udaipur.

    Lined by a handful of palaces, temples, ghats and hills on either side, the lake is also accompanied by some islands along the sides. The calm, tranquil waters have a lasting impression on travellers, and a boat ride is an unmissable experience when visiting Pichola Lake.

    Timings:
    09:00 AM to 06:00 PM everyday

    Entry Fee:
    No entry fee

    How to reach:
    The lake can be reached easily by local transport, tongas, taxis, and private vehicles.

    Location:
    Rameshwar Ghat, City Palace Complex, Udaipur, Rajasthan, 313001

  • 09Maharana Pratap Smarak

    Maharana Pratap Smarak

    Sitting merely 5.5 km away from Udaipur Railway Station lies the iconic Maharana Pratap Memorial. Perched atop Moti Magri, right along the banks of Fateh Sagar Lake, the memorial was built in 1948, and is marked by a stunning, life-sized, 11 ft. high statue of Maharana Pratap riding his favorite horse, Chetak.

    A museum of the history of Chittorgarh, Kumbhalgarh and various battles is an ideal haunt for patrons of history and culture dating back to the said era. The memorial also hosts an entertaining Light and Sound Show every evening. 

    Timings:
    09:00 AM to 06:00 PM everyday

    Entry Fee:
    INR 20 per person

    How to reach:
    The memorial can be reached by foot, or by shared public transport, cars or bikes.

    Location:
    Fateh Sagar Rd, Malla Talai, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001

  • 10Mahi Dam

    Mahi Dam
    Built across the beautiful Mahi river, Mahi Dam is located at a distance of around 15 km from the town of Banswara in Rajasthan. One of the lesser known places to visit near Udaipur, the dam is the second largest one in the state and takes its name after the legendary Jamnalal Bajaj. Home to quite a few crocodiles and turtles, the dam can be reached easily by road.

    The river emerges from Madhya Pradesh, and ribbons through Rajasthan’s Vagad region before entering into Gujarat and finally petering out into the Arabian Sea. Besides being a major source of water for Rajasthan and a few neighbors, the river also holds some religious significance and many small temples can be found along its shores.

    Entry Fee:
    No entry fee

    How to reach:
    Mahi Dam is around 173 km away from Udaipur and is accessible via road by cars, rented bikes or shared cabs.

    Location:
    Vaneshwar, Banswara, Rajasthan 327001
  • 11Ranakpur Village

    Ranakpur Village

    Lapped in Desuri tehsil in Rajasthan, the quiet, little village of Ranakpur is squeezed between Udaipur and Jodhpur. One of the less crowded places to visit near Udaipur, Ranakpur is widely applauded for the incredible white marble Jain Temple it houses. Dedicated to the very first Jain Tirthankar, the lofty temple rises up to 7 meters, and is home to many sculptures strikingly distinct from the ones found in Dilwara.

    The white marble columns and pillars each carry unique and intricate carvings! Ranakpur Dam is also an underrated site near Udaipur, and promises you a peaceful evening by the river.

    How to reach:
    Take a shared cab, or private vehicle to reach Ranakpur, which is 95 km away from Udaipur (approx.)

  • 12Rajsamand

    Rajsamand

    Formerly famous for the magnificent Rajsamand Lake, and now known as a popular wedding destination of Rajasthan, Rajsamand is one of the most beautiful places to visit near Udaipur. It hosts several temples of Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva. The beauty of the eponymous Rajsamand Lake remains unmatched and is distinguished as the second largest manmade lake in the state.

    Graced by a beautiful temple dedicated to Shrinathji, Rajsamand is also the largest marble producer of India!

    How to reach:
    You can hire cabs from Udaipur, or opt for a shared taxi to reach Rajsamand.

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