Once a capital city of Royal Mewar Kingdom, Udaipur one timeless creation built back in the year 1559 by Maharaja Udai Singh of Mewar. Now, Udaipur is that magic which hypnotizes its lovers from around the world to call it off “Venice of the East”. The city appeals through- its pristine lakes, fairytale palaces, fragrant gardens, colorful bazaars, lavish hotels and warm hospitality to make days here “picture perfect”.
The charisma of Udaipur shines out enormously as the majestic Aravalli hills guard this blissful suburb. The sun here shines from lap of hills to sun kiss the azure of lakes. This magic of sun carried on for the gorgeous dusk with a blend of lakes and hill. But all I can narrate is “Udaipur is unlimited as stars seem extra glittery and the moon shines flawlessly in the flowing waters of Lake Pichola”.
Words are limited to define the allure of this “Venice of East”, an out-of-the-world holiday is necessary to romance the charms of the “Venice of the East – Udaipur”. So, here in this article, we are going to tell you about the best things to do in Udaipur.
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Top 12 Things to do in Udaipur
1. Boat rides in Lake Pichola
One of the most lovely things to do in Udaipur is riding in a boat in the most stunning lake of Udaipur – Lake Pichola just to chase the most attractive and romantic sunset of your life. You will find yourself in azure waters staring splendid sun falling under the fairytale buildings – some standing on the island of the lake and some on the banks of the lake just to make your evening into the happening most. The lake is as gorgeous during dawn as you’ve discovered during the sunset, so be morning ready for a sunrise ride in the lovely lake of romantic Udaipur.
2. Royal stroll at City Palace
City Palace is one of the largest Palaces cum museums of India. It is also the residence of the bygone royal family of Udaipur while another part of Palace is open for visitors which actually is a museum showcasing the royal artifacts narrating the stories from royal history. Take your time out in Udaipur to follow royal City Palace trail.
3. Drive yourself crazy while visiting the Vintage Car Museum
This one showcasing vintage cars of Maharaja of Udaipur of all elite brands of the world from Rolls Royce to Mercedes, so if you are the one big fan of these running machines then, this is just for you. Mark your presence to your favorites of favorite car models waiting for your passionate stares in this Vintage Car Museum.
4. Rise high for the history of Maharana Pratap Memorial
Take an amazing boat ride and trek through Moti Margi or Pearl hill to reach this marvel of Udaipur, Maharana Pratap Memorial. Maharana Pratap was the hero of Mewar, listen to his legendary tales in this memorial while gazing from the top to the panoramic views of the city.
5. Retreat yourself at Jag Mandir Palace
Jag Mandir Palace is located amidst on an island of beautiful Lake Pichola. A tranquil cruise ride to the island in order to grab splendid views of the City Palace Complex is an incredible deal. Have an amazing cocktail moment, prepared with the drink served at the island café and the blissful glances served from the top of the café.
6. Collect blessings from devoted temples of town
The next thing to do in Udaipur is to collect blessings from devoted temples of town. Udaipur is also home to many of the devoted temples. You can collect your blessings from Eklingji temple, Jagdish temple and Shrinath Ji temple (situated in Nathdwara), a small town near Udaipur. These temples are unique with the essence of marvelous architecture adding bliss to your blessings journey.
7. Fill shopping bags from the oldest bazaars of the city
Shopping is one of the most loving things to do in Udaipur for tourists. Happening city of Udaipur is utterly embellished with dynamic bazaars. You just need to sharpen your bargaining skills to fill the best and most of colorful Udaipur made-s in your shopping bags. Well, the city specializes in Rajput style Miniature paintings, Marble and handicrafts. Grab your turn to trace Bada Bazaar, Hathi Pol bazaar, Chetak circle, etc. for your shopping moments in Udaipur.
8. Dance and Music Show at Bagore ki Haveli
An ancient building standing on the Gangori ghat in the vicinity of Lake Pichola, Bagore Ki Haveli is now converted into a royal artifact museum. The haveli portrays the posh culture of Mewar in a true sense. Feel like a Maharaja while appreciating the mesmerizing Music, Dance show and Puppet Show here in your leisure Udaipur evening.
9. Sajjangarh- The Monsoon Palace for a panoramic view of the city
Sajjangarh Palace is another monument placed on top of a hill in Udaipur. Well, it was a home of the royal family in monsoons, basically to spot the monsoon clouds (wow!). Now you can spot the sparks of Udaipur city from this majestic palace. The best phase in a day is evening when the Palace is showered with bright shine of dusking sun and don’t forget about the classy sunset you are about to experience right here in Sajjangarh.
10. A vivacious trip to Fatehsagar Lake
Take one more out-of-the-world boat ride in magical Fatehsagar Lake to browse the awe-inspiring sunrise and sunset from the backdrop of sparkling waters of the lake. Nothing can be more enchanting than that. But it has more to offer, the blessing for foodies – “Chaat Bazaar”, serving yummiest chaats (snacks). Appetite for good food can be the ultimate reason to trip Fatehsagar Lake.
11. A Courtyard of Maidens- Saheliyon-ki-Bari
For a pleasant time in awe-pleasant Udaipur, discover this ornamental garden, where royal ladies used to stroll to spend some leisure time. The beautiful fountains, lotus pool, marble elephants, sprinkling water, a variety of roses and many more attractions provide truly a picturesque sight to behold. It is a pleasant green retreat thing to do in Udaipur and can be visited for its ambiance and garden landscaping.
12. Dinner on the banks of the lake at Ambrai
The last but one of the most amazing things to do in Udaipur is Food. Live your night while treating yourself with the most romantic dinner of your life while gazing at sparkling reflections of stars in the shining waters of the lake. The view from the restaurant offers mesmerizing night glimpses of colossal “City Palace” (an exceptional moment to savor). So Double up the flavors of traditional food in the dazzling ambiance of Ambrai and have a very good night!
Best time to visit:
August to April!
The weather conditions are ideal in the winter months to spend the entire day out exploring the city and sightseeing.
Mode of transport
The city has all modes of transports available- flights, train, buses, and private cabs/taxis. (Smooth Roads of Udaipur bestows chance of exciting road trip to other cities of Rajasthan and India, as it is well connected with them.)
These are the things to do in Udaipur. That was it with all do-dose, should have done by you in our very own ‘Venice of the East’. Try them now for oodles of romance from Udaipur.