Places to Visit in Udaipur 2017-08-20T13:40:12+00:00

Places to visit in Udaipur
Tourist Attractions in the City of Lakes

The epitome of royalty, a connoisseur of love and romance, and an eternal gift of the Aravalli Ranges, Udaipur or the ‘White City’ is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful tourist destinations in Rajasthan. A true contrast of rocky hills and lush plains, this imperial city entices tourists from almost all the corners of the world, and is known for its enchanting lakes.

For those who are yearning for a visit to this impressive city, here is a list of the most befitting places to visit in Udaipur. Visit all these landmarks while touring around the ‘City of Lakes’; we can assure, you would every bit of your Udaipur tour!

Lake Pichola

The centrefold of Udaipur tourism, Lake Pichola is one of the main attractions within the limits of ‘White City’! Spreading across 4km, this artificial lake would surely catch all your attention. Visitors can embark on boat rides to explore this lake and have their share of experience with its mesmerising charm and appeal. While manoeuvring across Lake Pichola, visitors also get to discover the grandiosity of Lake Palace, Jagniwas Island, and Jag Mandir.

Lake Palace

Cossetted by the emerald water of the Lake Pichola, Lake Palace is truly an architectural masterpiece that resonates Udaipur’s royalty at its best! Built by Maharaja Jagat Singh II, this opulent palace has been showcased in numerous documentaries, films, and travel magazines. Exquisitely built with sculpted marbles, moulded with precious metals, and intricate designs, it has now been converted into one of the most luxurious heritage hotels in the world.

City Palace

This is one such palace that can overlook all the other places to visit in Udaipur! Built in an elegant style with a mix of Mughal and Rajasthani architecture, the Udaipur City Palace stands atop a hill and is considered as the largest palace in the Thar Desert. Built in granite and exquisite marbles, this palace showcases the epitome of mirror work, wall paintings, delicate murals, precious metal works, and detailed corridors.

Jag Mandir Palace

Built during the 17th century, Jag Mandir Palace is another gorgeous addition in the list of places to visit in Udaipur. Known to be the best place to enjoy the magical views of the setting sun, this impressive palace flaunts its beuaty across the Jagmandir Island in Lake Pichola. While in Jag Mandir Palace, you can also visit other architectural landmarks like Gul Mahal, Bara Pathron Ka Mahal, and several other tourist spots in Udaipur.

Saheliyon Ki Bari

The royals of Udaipur are known for their majestic taste and benevolent nature; Saheliyon Ki Bari is the best example to prove this! Decked with life-size marble elephant structures, azure pools, and lively fountains, it was built as a place where the royal maids can spend leisure times, indulge in merry moments other frolicactivities. Be it the surreal beauty of Sahiyon Ki Bari or its pleasant ambience, it truly qualifies as one of the most gorgeous places to visit in Udaipur.

Bagore Ki Haveli

Ancient havelis (heritage mansions) are yet another attraction of Udaipur; the Bagore Ki Haveli is known to be the most stunning of all havelis. Standing graciously on the banks of GanguarGhat, this haveli is ornate with detailed decorations, murals, marble sculptures, and mirror works. A visit toBagore Ki Haveli will unravel many different pages of history and offer you a glimpse of Udaipur’s royalty.

Fateh Sagar Lake

An artificial water reservoir that was once a primary water source to the ‘White City’, Fateh Sagar Lake is a major tourist attraction in Udaipur. Constructed during 1680s, this enchanting lake comprises of three islands that are often thronged by visitors to the city. While the Aravalli Ranges serves as the backdrop to Fateh Sagar Lake, the serenity that exists around this lake surely makes it one of the best places to visit in Udaipur.

SajjanGarh Palace

This majestic palace was built by Maharaja Sajjan Singh in 1884 and is also called the ‘Monsoon Palace’. Located atop Bansdara Peak in the Aravalli Range, this palace overlooks the entire city and is among the most popular tourist attractions in Udaipur. Well, SajjanGarh Palace was supposed to be an astronomical centre, but the untimely demise of Maharaja Sajjan Singh caused the construction to halt, and it finally became a popular retreat and hunting lodge for the royal families.

Jaisamand Lake

Ever wondered why Udaipur is nicknamed as the ‘City of Lakes’? Well, a visit to the picturesque Jaisamand Lake will give you all the answers! Backdropped by captivating hills and mountains, this artificial lake built by Maharana Jai Singh spreads across 36 sq.km., and serves as an ideal place to unwind while having a tryst with the salubrious beauty of Mother Nature.

Kumbhalgarh Fort

The birth place of the great Rajput ruler Maharana Pratap, Kumbhalgarh Fort is among the most exhilarating fortresses in the entire of Rajasthan. Located on the outskirts of the ‘City of Lakes’, this 15th century fort was built by Rana Kumbha and it served as a centre of the Mewar kingdom. Tough and robust, it is a major historical landmark in Udaipur.

Udaipur Solar Observatory

Known to be most promising solar observatory in the entire country, the Udaipur Solar Observatory gets a special mention in the list of places to visit in Udaipur. Constructed amidst the enchanting Fateh Sagar Lake, it resembles much to the Solar Observatory in California, and can be accessed only by boats from the banks of the lake.

Shilpgram

A melting pot of royalty, marvellous architectures, alluring lakes, and elegant lifestyles, Udaipur is also known for its high cultural and traditional values. And to witness the city’s colourful cultures and traditions, you must visit Shilpgram that highlights the rural essence of the city. It is also an ideal place to witness local handicrafts, enjoy folk dance and music, and indulge in horse and camel riding activities.

Moti Magri

If you want to click some of the best selfies or to enjoy the panoramic views of the Fateh Sagar Lake, you must visit Moti Magri in Udaipur! A vintage hill-point, it is the abode of the Maharana Pratap Memorial or the ‘Pratap Smarak’ and the beautiful Japanese Rock Garden. Come evening, you can revel in a delightful light and sound show at Moti Magri.

City Palace Vintage Car Museum

The royal lifestyle of the rulers of Udaipur can also be best explained from their collection of vintage cars. Starting from convertible Cadillac to Rolls-Royce Phantom built in 1934, you can treat your eyes with a glimpse of several other vintage cars while visiting the City Palace Vintage Car Museum.

Religious Sites

While on a sightseeing tour around the pictorial city of Udaipur, don’t forget to visit the many different religious sites around the city. Built during various stages and periods of history, these sacred temples resonate the strong faith and pious beliefs of the royals. Some of the must visit religious places in Udaipur includes EkLingji Temple, Jagdish Temple, and Neemach Mata Temple.