Udaipur : The City of Lakes
- Currency : Indian Rupees
- Best Time to Visit : November to February
- Ways to Travel : By Air: Flights, By Road: Trains, Buses and Cars.
- Ideal Budget : 20,000 to 30,000
Attractions and Experiences
- Jagmandir Island
With its entrance flanked by a row of enormous stone elephants, the island has an ornate 17th-century tower, the Gol Mahal, carved from bluestone and it contains a small exhibit on Jagmandir’s history, plus a garden and a spectacular view across the lake. When lit up at night, it has more romantic sparkle to it than the Lake Palace. As well as the seven hotel rooms, the island has a restaurant, bar and spa, which are open to visitors.
- The City Palace
The City Palace Museum which is entered by Ganesh Chowk, which in turn is reached from Manek Chowk, begins with the Rai Angan (Royal Courtyard), the very spot where Udai Singh met the sage who told him to build a city here. Rooms along one side contain historical paintings, including several of the Battle of Haldighati (1576), in which Mewar forces under Maharana Pratap, one of the great Rajput heroes, bravely fought the army of Mughal emperor Akbar to a stalemate.
Best Cafes Around
- Brunch at Upre
It overlooks The City Palace of Udaipur, with magnificent views of the temples, the bathing ghats, Upre offers a fine dining experience with the authentic flavours of Rajasthan. Enjoy the appetisers under the starry skies of Udaipur.
- Banjara Cafe
With a wide range of options for beverages and multi-cuisine delicacies, Banjara Café in Udaipur is a must-visit place. One thing that makes this café popular among locals and tourists alike is the live music shows it hosts. In short, this is a place where you can enjoy good food, good music and stunning views, all at the same time.
Interesting Things In Udaipur
- Lake Pichola :
The setting of the lake almost takes you into a surreal film-like experience. A lake that contains four islands, namely – Jag Mandir, Jag Niwas, Mohan Mandir and Arsi Vilas. Taking a boat cruise around the freshwater lake during sunset is one of the most blissful and relaxing things to do in Udaipur. Enjoy the crisp final few rays of sunlight as they hit the lake giving it a glimmering reflection.
- Sajjangarh Wildlife Sanctuary :
The Sajjangarh Wildlife Sanctuary was built in 1987. It was once a royal shooting preserve of the rulers of Udaipur. In 1764 during an attack, the sanctuary was used as an artillery, and one can see today too, some cannons in the area. The top attraction here is the Tiger Lake which is also known by the names of Jiyan Sagar or Bari Lake. Wander into the wildlife and the beauty of nature in the heart of Rajasthan.