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Udaipur Tourism | How to Plan a Trip to Udaipur

  • Pichola Lake in Udaipur
Udaipur At a Glance
  • Average Climate:3°C - 32°C
  • Best Time to Visit:September - March
  • Major Airports:Maharana Pratap Airport Udaipur
  • Ideal Durations:3 to 5 Days
  • STD Code:0294

Udaipur Travel Guide

Located in the southernmost region of Rajasthan, Udaipur has been the real essence of India’s heritage.  Famed as the City of Lakes, Udaipur has redefined the usual definitions of a heritage city.  So much so, that the city is crowned as one of the most romantic spots across the globe. The city has so much to brag about, starting from the iconic Rajput-era palaces, the vintage hotels to the shimmering waters of its beautiful lakes.

Often termed as ‘Venice of the East’, Udaipur is a hot spot for tourists from all around the globe.

The history of Udaipur roots back to the time of the 16th century, when it was a fertile valley along the Banas river. It was founded by Maharana Udai Singh II and was the first capital of Mewar kingdom.

The beautiful city of Udaipur is all about palaces and lakes. Settled on the banks of Lake Pichola is a series of royal Palaces.  The most prominent among them is the Vintage City Palace. This Palace has been the real deal for foreigners travelling in the region. Right from the balcony of the City Palace, one can have a panoramic view of Jag Niwas, which is a premium world renowned heritage hotel. From the entrance, the City Palace leads to a series of courtyards, terraces, corridors and garden. The Mor Chowk, Sheesh Mahal, Moti Mahal and Krishna Vilas are quite noteworthy in the Palace premises.

Other attractions of Udaipur include the very famous Jag Mandir. This Palace is built on an island on Lake Pichola. With the construction credited to the three Maharanas of Sisodia Rajputs, the Jag Mandir comprises an impressive series of structures. These structures are named as Gul Mahal, Bara Patharon ka Mahal and the Zenana Mahal. 

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FAQ About Udaipur Travel Guide

Q: What is the best time to visit Udaipur?

Ans: The best time to visit Udaipur is the winter season. From November to March, you will experience charming weather in the city ideal for sightseeing in Udaipur. Some also opt for a monsoon trip to Udaipur in August and September. At this time, rainfall in the Aravalli downs the temperature in the city and the lakes and the surroundings gets a refreshed look after the scorching summer.

Q: What are the popular markets in Udaipur and what I can buy from there?

Ans: In Udaipur, you can buy everything including traditional dress, jewelry, handicrafts, souvenirs, etc. You can either visit modern shopping malls or traditional local markets in the city. Below are the best places for shopping in Udaipur:

  • Bapu Bazaar
  • Bada Bazaar
  • Hathipole
  • Chetak Circle
  • Maldas Street
  • Shilpgram
Q: What are the most popular historical temples in Udaipur?
Ans: Udaipur was the capital of Hindu dynasty Mewar and along with the palaces the city is spotted with several beautiful temples such as:
  • Shree Jagdish Temple
  • Shri Mansapurna Karni Mata Temple
  • Mahakaleshwar Temple
  • Shri EklingJi Temple
  • Neemach Mata Temple
  • Mahalaxmi Temple
  • Sahastrabahu Temple
  • Gupteshwar Mahadev Temple
Q: What are the most convenient transportation modes to reach Udaipur?

Ans: Udaipur has its own domestic airport called Maharana Pratap Airport and railway station that connects the city to other major cities in India. A well-maintained network of roads connects Udaipur with neighboring cities such as Delhi, Jaipur, Indore, Kota, and Ahmedabad etc.

Q: Where is the famous city of Udaipur located?

Ans: The famous city of Udaipur is located in the Indian state of Rajasthan in its southern region. The city is famous for its magnificent places and beautiful lakes that are located on the south slope of Aravalli. Udaipur is situated at the border of Rajasthan and Gujarat at 403 Km from Jaipur and 250 Km from Ahmedabad.

Q: What are the top things to do in Udaipur?
Ans: There are endless tourist attractions in Udaipur and the best things to do in the city are:
  • Sunset view from Fateh Prakash Palace
  • Boating On Lake Pichola
  • Camel safari through the city
  • Staying in a palace hotel
  • Paragliding
  • Exploring historical monuments
  • Sunset ferry ride on Fateh Sagar Lake
  • Holy trip to Jagdish Temple and Karni Mata Temple