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Udaipur City Guide

Renowned with many titles like, 'the City of Lakes', 'White City', 'Venice of the East' and 'Jewel of Mewar', Udaipur is a mesmerizingly beautiful city with great culture, magnificent royal palaces and innumerable lakes. Idyllically situated in the backdrop of natural green beauty, the city finds a charm in the midst of the majestic Aravalli mountain ranges. Udaipur is named after its founder Maharana Udai Singh Ji, who established it in the year 1559. In fact, any Rajasthan trip is not considered completed without a visit to this stunning city. With its enigmatic natural beauty, charming palaces and luxury hotels, Udaipur rises up to be one of the most romantic cities in India. In this section, we have got some quick travel facts and information about Udaipur.

Tourist Attractions
Lake Palace

Beautifully located on the Jag Niwas Island in the middle of serene Lake Pichola, it is a famous tourist spot in Udaipur. It was established by Maharana Jagat Singh in the year 1743 and now has been converted into a five star hotel.



City Palace

Reflecting a charming combination of Medieval European and Chinese architecture, the City Palace is truly an architectural marvel overlooking the Lake Pichola. Tripolia, a triple arched gate built in 1725 is a major highlight of this monument.


Lake Pichola

A trip to the picturesque Lake Pichola is a must when you are in Udaipur. Constructed by Maharaja Udaipur Singh II, it is an artificial lake sprawling over 4 km (in length) and 3 km (in width) and the Jag Niwas Island and the Jag Mandir.


Sahelion Ki Bari

Over 300 years old architecture, this haveli is named after Salim Singh, the Prime Minister of the princely state of Jaisalmer. The exquisitely arched roof with carved brackets in the form of peacocks truly highlights its exotic architecture.


Patwon Ji Ki Haveli

Literally meaning 'the garden of maidens', Sahelion ki Bari was built by Maharana Sangram Singh in the mid 18th century. It comprises of exquisite kiosks, pools, flowerbeds, lush green lawns, pools and fountains.


Jag Mandir

It is an artificial lake established by Maharawal Gadsi in the 14th century. The lake is laced by exquisite lake house, temples and shrines, making it an excellent evening spot.


Jain Temples

Once built as a hideout for Prince Khurram (Shah Jahan) from his father Mughal emperor Jahangir, this monument beholds an amazing architecture with some exotic carvings, stoned chhatris etc.

Best Time to Visit

Udaipur enjoys a moderate climate all across the year; however, the best season to visit this destination is from 'September to March'

How to Reach

This picturesque city of Rajasthan is well connected with major cities of India through all modes of transportation.

By Air: Dabok Airport, also known as Udaipur Airport connects it to other major cities of India such as Delhi, Jodhpur, Jaipur and Mumbai.
By Rail: Udaipur has direct trains on the broad gauge network to most of the major cities in Rajasthan and rest of India like Delhi and Mumbai etc.
By Road: Udaipur is connected with each part of the country through golden Quadrilateral National Highway (NH-8) and Ease West Corridor. One can hire private vehicles or state transport buses to reach here.

Shopping in Banswara

Apart from being the most romantic cities in India, Udaipur serves as popular shopping destination for travelers. Whether you are a shopping freak or just enjoy window shopping, you will get an array of fascinating items to take back home. Lake Palace Road, Rang Niwan Palace Hotel, Hathipol, Clock tower, Chetak circle and Bapu bazaar are few of the popular shopping places in Udaipur from where one can shop for traditional folk toys, colorful Rajasthani turbans, Pichwais, miniature paintings, silver jewelry and much more.

Excursions

Some famous excursion destinations near Udaipur are Eklingji Temple, Shrinathji Temple Nathdwara, Ranakpur, Deogarh Mahal, Devigarh Fort, Shilpgram etc.