The City of Lakes

Key Points
  • Ideal Duration: 2-3 days
  • Best Time: Oct-Mar
  • Nearest Airport: Udaipur

Udaipur, also known as the "City of Lakes," is a captivating city located in the state of Rajasthan, India. It is famous for its stunning lakes, palaces, temples, and rich cultural heritage. Here are some highlights of Udaipur:

  1. City Palace: The City Palace is a magnificent palace complex located on the banks of Lake Pichola. It is a blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architectural styles and offers panoramic views of the city and surrounding lakes. The palace houses museums, galleries, courtyards, and beautiful gardens.

  2. Lake Pichola: Lake Pichola is one of the most picturesque lakes in Udaipur. It is surrounded by hills, palaces, and temples. You can enjoy boat rides on the lake, including a visit to the famous Lake Palace, now converted into a luxury hotel.

  3. Jag Mandir: Jag Mandir is an island palace situated in Lake Pichola. It is known for its exquisite architecture, marble carvings, and beautiful gardens. You can take a boat ride to Jag Mandir and explore the palace complex.

  4. Jagdish Temple: Jagdish Temple is a significant Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. It is located in the heart of Udaipur and features intricate carvings and sculptures. The temple is a major religious and cultural center in Udaipur.

  5. Saheliyon-Ki-Bari: Saheliyon-Ki-Bari, also known as the Garden of the Maidens, is a beautiful garden adorned with fountains, kiosks, marble elephants, and a delightful lotus pool. It was built for the royal ladies of Udaipur and provides a peaceful retreat.

  6. Bagore Ki Haveli: Bagore Ki Haveli is an ancient haveli (mansion) converted into a museum. It showcases a rich collection of artifacts, costumes, and traditional Rajasthani art forms like puppet shows and folk dances. The haveli also offers a stunning view of Lake Pichola.

  7. Sajjangarh Palace (Monsoon Palace): Situated on a hilltop overlooking Udaipur, Sajjangarh Palace, also known as the Monsoon Palace, offers breathtaking views of the sunset and the city. It was originally built as an astronomical center and later became a monsoon retreat for the royal family.

Apart from these attractions, Udaipur offers a vibrant market experience with its bustling bazaars, where you can shop for colorful textiles, handicrafts, jewelry, and traditional Rajasthani artwork.

Udaipur is also known for its vibrant festivals like Mewar Festival, Gangaur Festival, and Shilpgram Crafts Fair, which showcase the rich culture, music, and dance forms of Rajasthan.


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