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Udaipur holds the quintessence of Rajputana glory while standing proudly in the middle of a glittering royalty that beholds the majestic history of the city. Considered to be a voguish tourist destination in Rajasthan, Udaipur is known as the City of Lakes due to its enchanting and beaming lakes like Lake Pichola.

As a whole, Rajasthan is known for its vibrant culture, rich heritage, opulent palaces, massive forts and friendly people who religiously follow the commandment of Atithi Devo Bhava. Boat rides across Lake Pichola and Fateh Sagar Lake will expose you to a panoramic view of the surrounding forts, hills and palaces.

The architectural grandeur of palaces, delectable cuisines, folk culture and handicrafts of Udaipur makes it a popular destination for domestic and international travellers alike.

Prominent for its rich culture and customs, Udaipur possesses countless ancient forts, palaces, and monuments in the memory of its founder, Maharaja Udai Singh II. Visit the city to unfold the glorious history of the bygone era that still sparkles through the royalty and splendor within the walls of Udaipur. Udaipur was the capital of the Mewar Kingdom. The city got the name as the city of Lakes from its wide range of royal lakes.

Dotted with palaces and havelis, Udaipur's major attractions include the Lake Palace, City Palace, Jag Mandir, Jagdish Temple and Monsoon Palace. This city is next to the famous Lake Pichola, and also to the lake Fateh Sagar, Udai Sagar and Swarup Sagar.

From world-renowned luxurious experiences to the hustle-bustle of the small city life, Udaipur will move you with its exotic charm. You can enjoy your stay to the maximum with an evening boat-ride in the Lake Pichola, fine-dining experience at a luxury hotel, etc.

If luxury is not what you are looking for, you can still have a good time by exploring the natural landscape on foot, gorge on the local delicacies and shop your heart out in the city markets. You can then head from Udaipur to Chittorgarh fort.

There is no need to say that most of the lavish weddings, parties, exquisite ceremonies take place in Udaipur. The city gives a glimpse of romance and royal charms that one cannot resist. In winter season the beauty of the city reaches the next level, this is the reason why the city got the name as the Venice of East. Let's take a look at the luxurious tourists places Udaipur has to offer to people.

places to visit in udaipur

1. Jag Niwas (Taj Lake Palace)

Located in the middle of the Lake Pichola, the magnificent edifice of Jag Niwas was laid by Maharana Jagat Singh II in 1754. Jagniwas or the Taj Lake Palace gives you an exquisite and flawless blend of Victorian, Rajputana, and Islamic architecture. The beauty of this grand palace amid the Lake Pichola is peerless and complicated.

This lavish palace has copious courtyards, gardens, and fountains. Experience the royal service during your romantic stay at the Taj Lake Palace that also features the exotic Jiva Spa. The city of Udaipur is also charming with endless photo opportunities. Its majestic lakes shine with reflections emitted by palace lights and fireworks. You can enjoy Marwari sweet delights and collect ethnic Rajasthani souvenirs.

2. City Palace Complex

Located in the heart of Udaipur, the City Palace is noted to be one of the biggest edifices in Rajasthan. Built by Maharana Udai Singh in 1559, the palace is set on the eastern bank of the mighty Lake Pichola. If you wish to explore the rich legacy of India's bygone era, you must add the City Palace of Udaipur in your bucket list.

It depicts the perfect fusion of the Mughal and Rajputana architecture. Since it's totally regal, it offers the glorious history of the Maharanas of Mewar and their rich culture and royalty.

3. The Oberoi Udaivilas

If someone wishes to experience the real luxuries in Udaipur, then the Oberoi Udaivilas is their final destination. The 5-star luxurious villa in Udaipur gives a magnificent view of the Lake Pichola and ends up being a perfect spot for a lavish vacation. For romantic couples looking forward to spend some quality time on their honeymoon, this luxurious villa provides the perfect setting of gleaming sunlight at dawn, cool breeze at dusk, and a fascinating view of the lake and gardens.

4. Jag Mandir

Noted for its magical beauty and being the most popular venue for royal weddings in India, the Jag Mandir was built in the 17th century. Talking about the luxuries and royalty of this place, it was earlier used by the Maharana of Mewar as their summer resort and pleasure palace where they would organize such lavish parties and ceremonies that are rarely seen at present.

A walk through the courtyard during the sunset is everything you'd ever want on a trip. Such luxuries are not worth resisting and avoiding.

5. The Lalit Laxmi Vilas Palace

Located on the top of a hill in an erstwhile palace, the Lalit Laxmi Vilas Palace is a stately luxurious hotel placed about 3 km from the mighty City Palace. It's a grand palace-like hotel that exhibits the rich history and vibrant culture of Rajasthan.

If you're staying with your family, you'd be elated to know that the palace offers a free stay for lovely kids. The palace offers a grand ride of camels, horses, and puppet shows with a royal performance by a bagpiper band.

6. Hathipole Market

Love handicrafts & local bazaars? We tell you why a visit to Hathipole market in Udaipur is a must. Though all over Rajasthan, one finds alluring handicrafts, shopping in Udaipur is fun as it teams up with visiting scenic spots that dot the city. The market is located near City palace & offers exquisite handicrafts made with metals, marble and wood, traditional wooden furniture & bright fabrics.

Don't forget to go on a shopping spree at the local markets for bangles, mojris and Bandhani dress materials and sample elaborate traditional Rajasthani thali.

7. Bagore Ki Haveli

There are many things to do in Udaipur, even though it is a much quieter and more comfortable city than the other cities of Rajasthan. And one of them is the Bagore Ki Haveli show.

Bagore Ki Haveli has numerous rooms with interesting glass works, such as the detail of two peacocks made of small pieces of colored glass. Also noteworthy are the Mewar-style paintings that can be seen in the Queen's room. This Haveli has more than a hundred rooms, in addition to numerous corridors, balconies, patios and terraces.

You can see the private rooms of the royal ladies, their bathrooms, their dressing rooms or their living rooms. There is an exhibition of personal objects such as jewelry boxes, games, a variety of turbans, fans, or weapons used by the royal family along with their descriptions, among other things.

The schedule of the Bagore Ki Haveli in Udaipur is from 9.30 to 17.30, and the price of the entrance ticket to the Haveli is 100 rupees per person. The show that takes place every day at 7 pm. The first thing is to buy tickets, which is 150 rupees per person . Also, if you plan to use the camera or video, or you are going to take many photos with your mobile, you have to pay an additional 150 rupees.

The show is very entertaining and there is a bit of everything with music, traditional dances, puppet shows. This show is known as Dharohar Folk Dance and lasts about an hour. The game of lights, music and dance within this incomparable setting takes you back to other times, the time when the royal family lived here.
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  1. Your post reminds me of my memorable visit to Udaipur. All the places you have mentioned are a must to visit.

  2. Not sure if I will ever visit Udaipur, but I learned a lot from your post. Love learning about different cultures and places. xo, Suzanne

  3. City of Lakes sounds so very enchanting. Now based on your description and the photo, I imagine all of the other palaces and locations. Seems to be a magical place!

  4. Great places! I'm fascinated by the Lalit Laxmi Vilas Palace! Offering a free stay for kids and rides camels!!

  5. Thank you for this lovely share on places to visit in Udaipur, I would love to visit the Laxmi Vilas Palace

  6. I would love to visit the Hathipole Market and grab some local jewelry, there's never a better time to grab handmade gifts!

  7. I had not heard of this place before. These sound like some great places to visit.

  8. How incredible! Looks and sounds like a really fabulous place to check out!

  9. These places sound amazing. Thank you for putting together such a great list. Definitely adding them to my bucket list!

  10. I have not heard of this place before, but it seems like there are a lot of interesting things to see and do. I think I would like Hathipole Market or the Palace the most!

  11. I love India! Would love to ge there some times, thank you for sharing, I love your beautiful as well!


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