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1. City Palace, Udaipur

City Palace, Udaipur
Must visit 4.5 /5

0 km
from city center
1 out of 42
places to visit in Udaipur

City Palace is Rajasthan's largest palace built along the banks of Lake Pichola. The main part of the palace is open as City Palace Museum with extravagant architecture comprising of ornate halls, royal courtyard, central garden and Zenana Mahal among others.

2. Lake Pichola

Lake Pichola
Must visit 4.6 /5

1 km
from city center
2 out of 42
places to visit in Udaipur

The oldest and one of the largest lakes of Udaipur, Lake Pichola is enveloped by lofty palaces, temples, and bathing ghats. Boating in Lake Pichola is the most popular thing to do in Udaipur. Boats are easily available from Rameshwar Ghat if visiting from the City Palace. Otherwise, take a boat trip from Lal Ghat.

3. Sajjangarh Palace

Sajjangarh Palace
Must visit 4.4 /5

6 km
from city center
3 out of 42
places to visit in Udaipur

Also known as Monsoon Palace, Sajjangarh Palace is located at Bansdara Mountain on the outskirts of Udaipur. It was built by Maharana Sajjan Singh as an astronomical observatory. Now it serves as one of the best places to view the Udaipur skyline and panoramic city view, particularly at sunset.

4. Bagore Ki Haveli

Bagore Ki Haveli

1 km
from city center
4 out of 42
places to visit in Udaipur

Bagore ki Haveli is situated in the Gangaur Ghat Marg, along Lake Pichola. It was built in the 18th century by Amar Chand Badwa, the Prime Minister of Mewar. The haveli houses more than 100 rooms with elaborate exhibits and mirror work. It also houses a museum. The Dharohar Dance Show that is held here every evening.

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5. Jag Mandir Palace

Jag Mandir Palace
4.3 /5

1 km
from city center
5 out of 42
places to visit in Udaipur

Also known as the Lake Garden Palace, Jag Mandir is located on an island in Lake Pichola. It was once the summer resort of the royal family. The grand palace comprises some impressive structures worth visiting. Jag Mandir can only be visited by boat.

6. Eklingji Temple

Eklingji Temple
Must visit 4.4 /5

20 km
from city center
6 out of 42
places to visit in Udaipur

Almost 22km away from Udaipur, Eklingji Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Taking a cab to this temple is the most convenient way to reach it. It is one of the most famous temples of Rajasthan, also known for its remarkable architecture.

7. Ahar Cenotaphs

Ahar Cenotaphs

3 km
from city center
7 out of 42
places to visit in Udaipur

Ahar Museum, which essentially includes the Ahar Cenotaphs as well as the Ahar Archaeological Museum, is located in Ahar which is about 2km east of Udaipur, Rajasthan. This historical attraction is famous for being the cremation ground of the Maharanas of Mewar and for its beautiful architecture.

8. Jagdish Temple

Jagdish Temple
Must visit 4.4 /5

0 km
from city center
8 out of 42
places to visit in Udaipur

Jagdish Temple is one of the most famous temples in and around Udaipur. It is dedicated to Lord Vishnu in the form of Jagannath. The temple is also popular for its striking architecture. Jagdish Temple is located 150m from City Palace's Badi Pol entrance and has a steep flight of steps to the top.

9. Fateh Sagar Lake

Fateh Sagar Lake
Must visit 4.4 /5

4 km
from city center
9 out of 42
places to visit in Udaipur

Fateh Sagar Lake is an artificial lake named after Maharana Fateh Singh of Udaipur and Mewar. It is one of the four lakes in Udaipur and houses Nehru Island and the Udaipur Solar Observatory on its three islands. Boating here in the backdrop of Aravali is a must-do activity.

10. Saheliyon Ki Bari

Saheliyon Ki Bari
4.2 /5

4 km
from city center
10 out of 42
places to visit in Udaipur

A majestic garden located on one of the islands of Fateh Sagar Lake, Saheliyon-ki-Bari has expansive lawns, shady cool walking lanes and imposing fountains. There is also a small museum here. It is one of the best places in Udaipur to relax.

11. Ambrai Ghat

Ambrai Ghat

1 km
from city center
11 out of 42
places to visit in Udaipur

Ambrai Ghat, also known as Manjhi Ghat Udaipur is one of the best and the most popular ghats in Udaipur. This place is filled with local people as well as tourists. In the early morning hours, you can find peace and solace with old citizens of Udaipur who do Yoga, bathe into lakes, and do several other activities. In the evening, you can enjoy the city lights and appreciate the detailed view of the Heritage Hotels like Lake Palace Udaipur, Jag Mandir, Shiv Niwas etc from the ghat.

12. Gulab Bagh and Zoo

Gulab Bagh and Zoo
3.3 /5

0 km
from city center
12 out of 42
places to visit in Udaipur

Gulab Bagh Zoo is located in the most abundant garden called Gulab Bagh and implicit to the name it has a variety of well-maintained roses. The mini zoo within the garden is a short walk away from the rose gardens. A very few numbers of species of animals are housed in this zoo including the wide-eyed owls and has enough places to visit within the vicinity like the toy train which is open to the kids and the adults. There is an enormous artificial water body called Kamal Talai which adds to the palace like the beauty of the Garden and a Navlakha Mahal, a religious place for parents to visit.

13. Jaisamand Lake

Jaisamand Lake
3.9 /5

47 km
from city center
13 out of 42
places to visit in Udaipur

Jaisamand Lake, also known as Dhebar Lake, is the second-largest artificial lake in India. Hawa Mahal, Ruthi Rani ka Mahal, Jaisamand Wildlife Sanctuary and Jaisamand Island Resort are located on its shores and islands.

14. Under The Sun Aquarium

Under The Sun Aquarium

4 km
from city center
14 out of 42
places to visit in Udaipur

The Udaipur Fish Aquarium, formally known as the Under the Sun Aquarium, is located near Vibhuti Park and Fateh Sagar Lake, and is actually the largest Public Aquarium Gallery in India. Along with hundreds of fish species and other aquatic creatures, it also houses virtual reality experience and 3D arts.

15. Sukhadia Circle

Sukhadia Circle
3.4 /5

3 km
from city center
15 out of 42
places to visit in Udaipur

Sukhadia Circle, also called The Heart Of Panchvati, is located In the north of the Udaipur city. This splendid turn around Panchwati is a small pond amidst which lies a 21 Ft high three-tiered fountain.

16. Vintage Car Museum, Udaipur

Vintage Car Museum, Udaipur
Must visit 3.6 /5

1 km
from city center
16 out of 42
places to visit in Udaipur

Located just a few kilometers away from the magnificent City Palace Vintage Car Museum is an awesome place for automobile and car lovers.

17. Bharatiya Lok Kala Museum

Bharatiya Lok Kala Museum
3.4 /5

3 km
from city center
17 out of 42
places to visit in Udaipur

If you are interested in artifacts and curious to know how of making these items then Bharatiya Lok kala Museum is definitely the place for you. Located to the north of Chetak circle in Udaipur, the museum has a fine collection of paintings, folk musical instruments, folk dresses and ornaments, dolls, masks, puppets and idols of Gods and Goddesses.

18. Shilp Gram

Shilp Gram
3.4 /5

5 km
from city center
18 out of 42
places to visit in Udaipur

Located at the foot hills of Aravali Mountains in Udaipur, Shilpgram is a craftsmen's village which encloses twenty-six huts constructed in traditional architectural styles and these huts display many house hold decorative articles.

19. Mansapurna Karni Ropeway

Mansapurna Karni Ropeway

1 km
from city center
19 out of 42
places to visit in Udaipur

The Mansapurna Karni Mata Temple, built by Maharana Karan Singh and located atop the Machhala Magar hilltop, was quite a remote shrine for the general public to access. For this reason, it was not a much-visited temple previously. But in 2008, the ropeway line connecting the plain and the temple at the peak of the hill was commenced to make it easier for the public to reach the holy shrine and seek blessings of Goddess Karni. There is a staircase leading up to the temple now as well, which can be accessed from Maniklal Verma Park, but that route takes more than 15 minutes and is quite taxing and tiring a process.

20. Doodh Talai Musical Garden

Doodh Talai Musical Garden
3.4 /5

1 km
from city center
20 out of 42
places to visit in Udaipur

Doodh Talai Musical garden is a rock and fountain garden which is a great place to enjoy the sunset and one can see the wide expanse of the city. Also, there is an Areal tramway (cable car) connecting a garden of Doodh Talai and the Karni mata Temple.

21. Hathi Pol Bazar

Hathi Pol Bazar

2 km
from city center
21 out of 42
places to visit in Udaipur

Hathi Pol Bazar is a perfect attraction for shopaholics. One can find a variety of branded and local items including intricately embroidered and colourful block-printed apparel, ethnic silver jewellery, accessories, traditional home decor items, textiles, etc. Hathi Pol Bazar is famous for Miniature paintings, Ichhwai Paintings and hand paintings on silk.

22. Neemach Mata Temple

Neemach Mata Temple

5 km
from city center
22 out of 42
places to visit in Udaipur

Perched atop the lush green Dewali hill, on the banks of the Fateh Sagar Lake in Udaipur, Neemach Mata Temple is enshrined by the Neemach Mata Devi (also known as Ambaji). Greatly revered by the Hindu pilgrims and devotees, the central deity is believed to be the house goddess of the royal family of the Maharanas in the city.

23. Wax Museum Udaipur

Wax Museum Udaipur

3 km
from city center
23 out of 42
places to visit in Udaipur

One of the most well-known tourist attractions in Udaipur, Rajasthan, the Wax Museum is situated on the Sahelion ki Bari Road. It is visited by locals and foreigners alike for its numerous wax statues of celebrities as well as other fun facilities like a Mirror Maze, a Horror House as well as a 9D Cinema.

24. Crystal gallery

Crystal gallery

1 km
from city center
24 out of 42
places to visit in Udaipur

Crystal gallery has a stunning collection of crystal artefacts and is the largest collection of crystal in the world. The gallery is located inside the Fateh Prakash Palace and was established by Maharana Sajjan Singh in 1877. He had ordered the crystal artefacts from Birmingham in 1877. However, by the time they were delivered, Maharana has passed away. 110 years later, in 1994, the artefacts were displayed in the gallery which has been open to the public ever since.

25. Menar

Menar

39 km
from city center
25 out of 42
places to visit in Udaipur

An absolute treat for nature lovers, Menar Village about 45km away from Udaipur, Rajasthan basically comprises a lake and bird sanctuary. This picturesque attraction is usually not very crowded and is the perfect location to witness a variety of migratory birds and to engage in nature photography.

26. Maharana Pratap Smarak

Maharana Pratap Smarak
3.4 /5

46 km
from city center
26 out of 42
places to visit in Udaipur

Overlooks the charming Fateh Sagar Lake, Maharana Pratap Memorial comprises of a marvelous bronze statue Maharana Pratap sitting on his faithful horse Chetak. Many people come here to pay their homage to the Rajput Hero, Maharana Pratap and his loyal horse.

27. Bada Bazar Udaipur

Bada Bazar Udaipur

1 km
from city center
27 out of 42
places to visit in Udaipur

Coming to visit Udaipur is almost synonymous with shopping at the many markets that the city has to offer. Flaunting and selling some of the city and the state of Rajasthan’s best kinds of stuff is the Bada Bazar, located within a kilometre of the City Palace of Udaipur.

28. Rajiv Gandhi Park

Rajiv Gandhi Park

4 km
from city center
28 out of 42
places to visit in Udaipur

One of the biggest gardens in the city, the Rajiv Gandhi Park is situated close to the Fateh Sagar Lake in the Malla Talai area of Udaipur, Rajasthan. It is quite similar to the Brindavan Garden in Mysore and has wonderful views, lush greenery as well as numerous statues and more.

29. Nehru Garden, Udaipur

Nehru Garden, Udaipur
3.4 /5

4 km
from city center
29 out of 42
places to visit in Udaipur

Constructed in an Island at the heart of Fateh Sagar Lake, Nehru Garden encloses many distinct water fountains resembling those in Brindavan Gardens of Mysore. Another major attraction of the garden is a floating restaurant, in a boat shape.

30. Sahastrabahu Temple

Sahastrabahu Temple

18 km
from city center
30 out of 42
places to visit in Udaipur

The Sahastra Bahu Temple, often known as the Sas Bahu Temple, is essentially a cluster of 10th century temples and shrines in Nagda about 20 km from Udaipur. Set amidst beautiful landscape, it is known for its splendid architecture.

31. Sajjangarh Biological Park

Sajjangarh Biological Park

5 km
from city center
31 out of 42
places to visit in Udaipur

The Sajjangarh Biological Park about 4km from Udaipur, Rajasthan is situated on the foothills of the Sajjangarh Palace which is also known as the Monsoon Palace. It is a zoological garden known to house over 21 species of animals and birds including leopards, lions, marsh crocodiles, blackbucks, ostriches etc

32. Manik Lal Verma Park

Manik Lal Verma Park

1 km
from city center
32 out of 42
places to visit in Udaipur

Manik Lal Verma Park is a public park that is located atop a hill called Machla Magra close to Doodh Talai in Udaipur,. A beautiful space dedicated to the former Prime Minister of Rajasthan Manikya Lal Verma, it is primarily visited for its stunning views of the Talai and of Lake Pichola, its greenery and also for its serenity.

33. Food in Udaipur

Food in Udaipur

33 out of 42
places to visit in Udaipur

When in the lake city, visiting the cafes along the lakes and trying the delicious food is one of the topmost things to do in Udaipur. Although the signature dish is the very famous laal maas made out of mutton in traditional Rajasthan flavours, you can also taste some of the very sumptuous dabeli, daal baati churma, lentils, Bikaneri bhurji etc.

34. Pratap Park

Pratap Park

3 km
from city center
34 out of 42
places to visit in Udaipur

Located on the southern boundaries of Lake Pichola in Udaipur, Rajasthan, Pratap Park is a relatively new park named after Late Shri Pratap Bhandari. It is known for its massive ‘I Love Udaipur’ sign with Lake Pichola as the backdrop.

35. Trekking in Udaipur

Trekking in Udaipur

35 out of 42
places to visit in Udaipur

Popularly called as the “Venice of the East” for its ethereal lakes and enchanting surroundings, Udaipur not only is perfect for sightseeing but also adventure sports. Trekking is one of the top tourist activities to enjoy while on a trip to the “City of Lakes”. With the backdrop of the majestic Aravalli range, there are several trekking trails in the region ranging from easy to moderate and tough, ideal for both amateurs and professionals. While enjoying the gorgeous scenic view, the trails also lead you through tiny villages where you can interact with the locals and take a peek into their lifestyle.

36. Taj Lake Palace

Taj Lake Palace

1 km
from city center
36 out of 42
places to visit in Udaipur

Built in 1746 by Maharana Jagat Singh II, Taj Lake Palace is possibly one of the most romantic structures of Udaipur. The palace was used as a recreation spot and pleasurable residence of the king. Boasting of 66 rooms, the grand palace has been converted into a heritage hotel and hosts tourists from all over the world.

37. Bada Mahal

Bada Mahal
3.4 /5

0 km
from city center
37 out of 42
places to visit in Udaipur

Dating back to 17th century, Bada Mahal is an incredible structural marvel. Constructed in Rajput-Mughal architectural style, the Mahal is considered as the Men''s section of the City Palace.

38. Haldighaati

Haldighaati
3.3 /5

35 km
from city center
38 out of 42
places to visit in Udaipur

This is a historic site located 40km from the Udaipur city and is famous for the battle between the Mughals and the Rajputs led by Maharana Pratap. There is a cenotaph with thin, delicate marble columns dedicated to Rana Pratap's horse.

39. Marvel Water Park

Marvel Water Park

4 km
from city center
39 out of 42
places to visit in Udaipur

Marvel Water Park is the oldest and largest of its kind in the city. The water park is the most popular weekend hangout place among families, friends and couples. It has a number of water and regular rides, a food court to tend to your hunger pangs, changing rooms, lockers etc.

40. Badi Lake

Badi Lake
Must visit

15 km
from city center
40 out of 42
places to visit in Udaipur

Situated a little on the outskirts of the city, Badi Lake is an artificial freshwater lake situated in Udaipur. Built by Maharaja Raj Singh between 1652 and 1680, Badi Lake sprawls over a humongous area of 155 sq. km. Ideal as a popular picnic spot, Badi Lake also boasts of utter peace and tranquility as it is devoid of the regular tourist crowd. The lake is also ideal for a swim and there are several kiosks (shamiyanas) installed along the embankments which are meant for people to sit down and relax.

41. Chetak Circle

Chetak Circle

2 km
from city center
41 out of 42
places to visit in Udaipur

One of the prominent shopping hubs of the ‘City of Lakes’, Chetak Circle is a perfect combination of tucked up cosy shops strewn about with colourful apparels and fabrics, and roadside stalls selling mouth watering street food and sweetmeats. The highlight of the market is however, the brightly coloured and clothed puppets which are also synonymous with the traditional folk shows of Rajasthan. These puppets, both mustachioed men and dolled up women are adorned in traditional Rajasthani attires from bandhani odhnis to turbans to make them look even more appealing.

42. Jeel Water Park

Jeel Water Park

9 km
from city center
42 out of 42
places to visit in Udaipur

Situated in Chitrakoot Nagar, Bhuwana, Jeel Water Park is a newly constructed water park in the city of Udaipur. Facilitated with umpteen big and small water rides, roller coasters, water music DJ etc, the park has become the common favourite of the people.

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Can you suggest an itinerary for Udaipur?

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.

How can I commute within Udaipur?

Hiring a cab for a day is a good idea. Travelling via three wheelers is an easy option and relatively cheaper 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 restaurants in Udaipur?

The best places to eat in Udaipur are Chandni, Ambrai, Jagat Niwas Palace Hotel, Lotus Cafe, Udai Kothi, Mayur Rooftop Cafe. You can see all the places to eat in Udaipur here

What are the top sightseeing places in Udaipur?

The top sightseeing places in Udaipur are Lake Pichola, City Palace, Udaipur, Fateh Sagar Lake, Sajjangarh Palace, Eklingji Temple, Vintage Car Museum, Udaipur.

What are the top hotels in Udaipur?

There are 552 Hotels 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
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