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This is what you are going to utter when you explore the best places to visit in Udaipur. It is India’s most romantic city and has earned the title of the “Venice of the East” and no doubt why Udaipur truly owns this name. If you want to get the European feel in India at the lakeside paradise of Rajasthan, start your exploration with the old part of the city, which is wrapped around the crystal clear Pichola Lake. Continue towards winding streets crammed with Mediterranean-inspired cafes and lanes dotted with shops of Rajasthani folk music instruments.
List of 8 Best Places to Visit in Udaipur in 2021
1. City Palace
Stand by the testimony to the royal kingdoms of the Rajput Dynasty at City Palace. It is a bit of an icon in Udaipur, located on the shimmering Pichola Lake banks. If you want to explore the best place to visit in Udaipur in 1 day, navigate the 400 years old courtyards. This architectural marvel of Udaipur is now turned into a museum where you can see the royal musical instrument of Mewar Kings.
Gate to Enter: Enter into City Palace via its main entrance – Badi Pol and get enticed with 8 stone ornament stretches.
Inside the City Palace, dozens of chowks and mahals are dotted, some of which have glass inlay and blue Chinese tiles. You need to spend at least half a day touring the best of City Palace.
Opening Timing: 9.30 am to 5.30 pm
Entry Price: 300 INR (approx.) for adults, 100 INR (approx.) for kids
Guide Price: 200 INR (approx.)
2. Lake Pichola
Sunsets at Lake Pichola are a sight to behold for couples. Evenings are covered with orange hues of the dusk, and the shimmering Lake Palace Hotel in the middle of the lakes is the icing on cake if you stay in it after a sunset cruise. Lake Pichola is a cluster of 4 islands – Jag Mandir, Jag Niwas, Mohan Mandir and Arsi Vilas. Couples could be seen boating at Lake Pichola’s pristine waters. So let romance flow through your veins when you watch the sun setting behind Aravallis.
Boating Timings: 9 am to 6 pm
Boating Price: 300 INR (approx.) for adults for 1 hour, 150 INR (approx.) for kids
3. Fateh Sagar Lake
Located North of Pichola Lake is Fateh Sagar Lake, where taking sunset ferry rides is one of the best things to do in Udaipur. Speed Boating, motor boating, and regular boating are performed here. If you are looking for romantic places to visit in Udaipur for couples in the evening, there is much street food on the banks of the Fateh Sagar Lake. This lake in Udaipur could be the alternative to Lake Pichola because the rush here is very medium.
Cost of Speed Boating: 200 INR – 400 INR (approx.) per person
Cost of motorboating: 100 INR – 200 INR (approx.) per person
Cost of regular boating: 30 INR (approx.) per person
Timings: 8 am to 6 pm
4. Jag Mandir
The three Maharanas of the Sisodia Rajputs of Mewar kingdom commissioned a palace built on the island in Lake Pichola. To reach Jag Mandir, take a boat from Lake Pichola and reach Jag Mandir within 15 minutes. The cost of boating is 500 INR. Get impressed with its grand architecture and the intricate sculptures on the marbles.
If you have 4 days in hand, Jag Mandir is a must-visit place in Udaipur. Within the open courtyard setting, savor a meal at the restaurants and the cafes. A small museum for the historians inside the Jag Mandir seems like a marble floating in water.
Sunset Boat Ride Cost: 850 INR (approx.) per person
5. Sajjangarh Monsoon Palace
Call it Sajjangarh Palace or Monsoon Palace, both are the same things. As the name suggests, this historical attraction of Udaipur is associated with the monsoon. In the bygone era, this palatial hilltop residence was a romantic vantage point for the Queens to witness the sunset and the views of the entire Udaipur.
So, if you are visiting Udaipur in monsoon, watch the monsoon clouds floating by. Monsoon Palace overlooks the glistening Fateh Sagar Lake and is made up of white marbles and, thus, one of the photogenic spots in Udaipur.
Opening Timing: 8 am to 6 pm, every day
Ideal Duration: 2-3 hours
Entry Price: 10 INR (approx.) for Indians, and 80 INR (approx.) for foreigners
6. Badi Talab
Amongst the other artificial lakes of Udaipur, Badi Talab, aka Lake Badi, is located 12 kilometers outside Udaipur. Lush green mountains add beauty to the lake, and the lake is dotted with pavilions. If you are looking for places to visit in Udaipur in the monsoon, a picnic with friends or family is a great idea.
Since it is a lesser-explored attraction, the crowd’s intensity will also be low throughout the year. Birdwatching is another excellent activity to do at Lake Badi, aka Badi Talab. There is one hill named ‘Bahubali Hill’ which you can reach by taking a right turn from Badi Lake. a 20 minutes hilltop trek will take you to the vantage point of the hill.
7. Ambrai Ghat
One of the famous historical places in Udaipur, Ambrai Ghat, aka Manjhi Ghat, is dotted with luxurious hotels and waterfront restaurants for couples. It is located on the waterfront of Lake Pichola.
View the boating on Lake Pichola with your better half while setting the sun behind the Aravavalis. The chirping of the birds in the background is best heard in the morning. Ambrai Ghat is one of the Instagrammable places in Udaipur.
8. Dhebar Lake
It is the second-largest artificial lake in India in the Udaipur district. Commissioned in the 17th century by Raja Jai Singh, the lake has Hawa Mahal Palace on its banks, the erstwhile winter capital of the Maharanas of the Mewar. There is a cluster of three islands on Dhebar Lake, which are inhabited by the Bhil Minas Tribe.
On the northern end of the Dhebar Lake, a palace with courtyards is made, and a pavilion of 12 pillars is on the south side of the lake. If you want to explore the unique yet amazing tourist place in Udaipur, staple Dhebar Lake aka Jaisamand Lake.
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Plan A Trip to Udaipur From September to March
Even though there is no bad time to visit Udaipur because every month is a good time to plan a Udaipur trip. But particularly, the temperature of Udaipur remains cool between September to February for day sightseeing of the majestic forts and intricately carved havelis. Even shopping artisan products from Hathi Pol Bazar and decoratives from Bapu Bazar is another best thing to see and do in Udaipur between September to February.
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