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"The city of Lakes"

Udaipur Tourism

Udaipur, also known as the City of Lakes, is one of the most visited tourist places in Rajasthan. Located around stunning water lakes and enveloped by the Aravalli Hills in all directions, Udaipur is known for its azure lakes, magnificent palaces, vibrant culture and delectable food. Along with being a must-visit destination, it is also one of the best places to experience luxury in India. 

Boating through the shimmering Lake Pichola is one of the most beautiful sights and highlights of every Udaipur trip. Also known as the "Venice of the East", Udaipur is inarguably one of the most romantic cities in India. Visit its larger than life havelis and monuments, stroll through the bustling street markets, ride through one of the seven lakes of the city or relax in one of the extraordinary hotels, and you will discover the charm of Udaipur. 

Lake Pichola, Jaisamand Lake, City Palace, Monsoon Palace, Jagmandir, Fateh Sagar Lake, Jagdish Temple and Saheliyon ki Baari are some of the popular tourist places in Udaipur. The city was founded in 1559 by Maharana Udai Singh II as the new capital of the Mewar kingdom. The grandeur of the Rajput era is still prevalent in the city's architecture. A trip to Udaipur is often combined with a visit to nearby Kumbhalgarh (80km) and Mount Abu. The revered Nathdwara temple is about 60 km from Udaipur.

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Accommodation: Most accommodation in Udaipur is clustered around the lake, especially on its eastern side. Lal Ghat Area is one of the most popular areas for staying in Udaipur, which is very close to the City Palace and Jagdish Temple. Many budget and mid-range hotels are also located in Lal Ghat.
Shopping: Udaipur is known for miniature-Rajput style paintings along with wood carvings and traditional jewellery. 

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Restaurants and Local Food in Udaipur

Udaipur is where much of Rajasthan's grandeur resides, traces of which can be seen in the rich cuisine available here. A visit to Udaipur will not be complete without you indulging in its grand cuisine. One simply cannot miss out on the authentic deliciousness of Dal Baat Churma and Gatte ki Sabji served at Hotel Natraj. They've mastered the art of making only the best of Rajasthani food. Shiv Shakti Chaat is quite famous for the different types of Kachori Chaat that they offer which, happens to be one of the specialities of this city. Neelam Restaurant offers a Rajasthani Thali which is full of sweet, tangy and spicy, home-made flavours and is definitely a must-have! Udaipur also tends to your sweet-tooth with its traditional, orange Jalebis which are made in pure, desi ghee at Bhole Misthan. We assure you, you will not be able to stop at just one!
So,  enrich your stay further by pampering your taste buds with the mouthwatering cuisine of this vibrant city.

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If you want to have lunch or dinner in Oberoi, make sure to make the bookings well in advance. During other times, especially during peak season or a long weekend, make table reservation a day prior to any of the fine-dining restaurants like Upre, Hari Garh, Ambrai.

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What is famous about Udaipur?

One of the most romantic cities in the world. Beautiful forts, palaces and temples. Home to one of the best hotels and resorts in the world. Well connected by air, road and rail.

What is not so good about Udaipur?

Can be crowded during peak seasons and you might not get good mobile network everywhere.

Who should visit Udaipur?

Perfect for couples who want to get away from the hustle bustle of cities and spend some quality time together. One of the best wedding destinations in the world. It's also good for hippies, backpackers and nature lovers.

What is the best time to visit Udaipur?

October to March offer is the best time to visit Udaipur. The winter season is pleasant making it an ideal time to explore the city at its best. Monsoons from July to September is another ideal time to visit Udaipur as it is pleasant and a relief from the torrid climate of Rajasthan. However, summer months must be avoided as the temperatures rise up to 42 degrees. 
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What is the local food in Udaipur?

Udaipur is where much of Rajasthan's grandeur resides, traces of which can be seen in the rich cuisine available here. A visit to Udaipur will not be complete without you indulging in its grand cuisine. One simply cannot miss out on the authentic deliciousness of Dal Baat Churma and Gatte ki Sabji served at Hotel Natraj. They've mastered the art of making only the best of Rajasthani food. Shiv Shakti Chaat is quite famous for the different types of Kachori Chaat that they offer which, happens to be one of the specialities of this city. Neelam Restaurant offers a Rajasthani Thali which is full of sweet, tangy and spicy, home-made flavours and is definitely a must-have! Udaipur also tends to your sweet-tooth with its traditional, orange Jalebis which are made in pure, desi ghee at Bhole Misthan. We assure you, you will not be able to stop at just one!
So,  enrich your stay further by pampering your taste buds with the mouthwatering cuisine of this vibrant city.

Tips

If you want to have lunch or dinner in Oberoi, make sure to make the bookings well in advance. During other times, especially during peak season or a long weekend, make table reservation a day prior to any of the fine-dining restaurants like Upre, Hari Garh, Ambrai.

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What is the best way to reach Udaipur?

The Maharana Pratap Airport is nearly 24km from the main city. The city is connected by air with all major cities of India (3 - 4 daily flights from Delhi & Mumbai). There are many trains that stop at the Udaipur Railway Station as well. You can reach Udaipur by road (by bus, cab or car) too.
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How much does a package cost for Udaipur?

The packages for Udaipur start at INR 5228 which can be further customized based on number of people, days, hotel category, vehicle type and customizations. You can have a look at all packages here

What are the top hotels in Udaipur?

There are 552 in Udaipur which can be booked through Holidify. The most popular hotels in Udaipur are Hotel Inder Prakash, Bujera Fort, Shiv Vijay Vilas, Hotel Chirag, Treebo Trend Royal Dezire, Ummed Bhawan. You can see all the hotels in Udaipur here

What are the things to do in Udaipur?

The top things to do in Udaipur are Lake Pichola, City Palace, Udaipur, Fateh Sagar Lake, Sajjangarh Palace, Eklingji Temple, Vintage Car Museum, Udaipur. You can see all the places to visit in Udaipur here

What are the places near Udaipur?

The top places near to Udaipur are Kumbhalgarh which is 65 km from Udaipur, Nathdwara which is located 41 km from Udaipur, Rajsamand which is located 58 km from Udaipur, Ranakpur which is located 64 km from Udaipur, Mount abu which is located 98 km from Udaipur

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Q. Is February-mid a good time to visit Udaipur ? Which one is best Udaipur ya Jaipur for 3 days?

Aditya Jain

1 year ago
Ya its good time. If U r Nature lover then Udaipur preferable. Can spend even a week here. If historical places lover then Jaipur.
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Q. I'm visiting Udaipur tomorrow and can u guys tell me what's Udaipur is known for in shopping

Nupur Kapoor

4 years ago
If you're in Udaipur, you should try Hathi Pol Bazaar, Bada Bazaar, or the Chetak circle. Bada Bazaar is good for camel leather items (footwear, bags) and for fabrics, tie and die and bandhini. Hathi (Read More) Pol and Chetak Circle are great for artwork and handicrafts. You can also try the Lake Palace Road, which specializes in textiles.
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Q. Can anyone help me with some information about the weather in Udaipur during the month of August? I am planning to do a bike ride to Udaipur from Pune..

Rohit Shroff

4 years ago
Udaipur will see frequent rains in august, so a bike trip might be slightly difficult. But if you are fine riding in rains, then you can head there for an amazing experience and beauty.
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chetanya gupta

on Nehru Garden 3 years ago
This isn't nehru garden, this pic is of Taj lake palace, I think u shouldn't include it in ur list because I honestly think it is a place worth going to...

Anjali Vij

3 years ago
Udaipur, the City of Lakes, needs to be visited for its local shops, souvenir hunting, majestic architecture and serene lakes. The city is divided on the basis of three lakes ? Lake Pichhola, Fatehsa (Read More)gar Lake and Badi Lake, which gives it its epithet. The three lakes make up the major attractions alongside with the palaces. It is necessary to keep in mind that Udaipur, is a little expensive city such that entry tickers to palaces are also highly priced than Jaipur or other places; even boat tickets are on a higher scale but food is not that expensive at good restaurants. One can visit the major attractions in the city in a 2 days duration. As I stayed for 3 days, I absolutely had nothing to do on the third day. If well planned, one can definitely visit Mount Abu for a day as Udaipur is not that expansive to require more days. Udaipur, the City of Lakes, needs to be visited for its local shops, souvenir hunting, majestic architecture and serene lakes. The city is divided on the basis of three lakes ? Lake Pichhola, Fatehsagar Lake and Badi Lake, which gives it its epithet. The three lakes make up the major attractions alongside with the palaces. It is necessary to keep in mind that Udaipur, is a little expensive city such that entry tickers to palaces are also highly priced than Jaipur or other places; even boat tickets are on a higher scale but food is not that expensive at good restaurants. One can visit the major attractions in the city in a 2 days duration. As I stayed for 3 days, I absolutely had nothing to do on the third day. If well planned, one can definitely visit Mount Abu for a day as Udaipur is not that expansive to require more days.

gauranshi srivastava

on City Palace 4 years ago
The best season to visit Udaipur is October to March. The Udaipur Palace is the biggest monument in the city. Apart from the main palace, there are three more palaces, each palace corresponding to a (Read More)season. The main palace has three divisions- the residence of the royal family, the Oberoi Uday villas and the museum. There are few cafeterias inside but a number of vendors are present outside the palace. There are two museums- one which displays the splendid history of the warriors and the other which has the weapons and armaments of the royal family. Having a guide is advisable.
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