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"The city of Lakes"

Udaipur Tourism

Udaipur, also known as the City of Lakes, is the crown jewel of the state of Rajasthan. It is surrounded by the beautiful Aravalli Hills in all directions, making this city as lovely as it is. This 'Venice of the East' has an abundance of natural beauty, mesmerising temples and breathtaking architecture which makes it a must-visit destination in India.  A boat ride through the serene waters of Lake Pichola will be enough to prove to you why Udaipur is the pride of Rajasthan.

Located in a valley and surrounded by four lakes, Udaipur has natural offerings with a grandeur multiplied by human effort, to make it one of the most enchanting and memorable tourist destinations. It justifies all names ever offered to its charm from 'Jewel of Mewar' to 'Venice of the East'. And though the entire city's architecture is flattering, the Lake Palace hotel is something that offers the city a visual definition. The revered Nathdwara temple is about 60 km from Udaipur.

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The City of Lakes

Known as the 'City of Lakes', Udaipur captures the essence of nature in its most vivid form. The lakes along with the palaces and forts together make a perfect combination of all travellers. With more than 10 lakes in the city, all connected to each other, Lake Pichola remains the number one attraction, closely followed by Udai Sagar Lake. In the proximity of Lake Pichola, lies the infamous Bagore Haveli which wows the tourists with its impeccable glass work. On the banks of the lake lies the architectural wonder, the City Palace of Udaipur.

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.

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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Suggested Itinerary

Day 1: Reach Udaipur by morning, freshen up and you can start the tour with Pichola lake while covering Bagore Haveli and Palace of Udaipur together as they lie in the same vicinity. This can be followed by an interesting vintage lunch at Garden hotel. The evening can be spent shopping in the local markets where you get handicrafts and traditional wear.
Day 2: Visit Shilpgram which the hub of handicrafts and you can even buy some as souvenirs. Visit Udaivillas, if possible as it has hosted a lot of movie shoots for its grand and luxurious ambience. Go to Doodh Talai in the evening for its beautiful sunset, followed by dinner at the roof top restaurant Ivy View which makes a perfect end to the day.
Day 3: You can do a small excursion and visit Eklingji temple, which is around 22 km from the main city. Or you can visit Haldighati, which is around 40 km from the main city of Udaipur. Alternatively, you can spend your day in Udaipur itself and enjoy some relaxing time having good food and drinks in the city itself while enjoying the lake view from any of the cafes out there.

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Holidify's Opinion

What's Great?

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's Not So Great?

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

For Whom?

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.

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How 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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Anjali Vij 7 months 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, 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. 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.
Nainika Gupta 1 month ago
A great weekend getaway from Delhi, taking an overnight journey to reach. In a 2 day trip we covered majority spots in a day and shopped next day. Don't miss the rooftop restaurants offering great view and food. The ticket charges were costly but apart from that it was beautiful. For stay hostels are great (ours was Gostops which was beautiful)
Rohit Shroff 7 months ago
Great place to visit. Lovely lake and city. Lots of lanes. Stay in the old city and enjoy the local food and shopping as well. The cafes are really nice. Avoid April and May as it can be really hot.
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