Udaipur Things to Do

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    Take a boat ride on the lake

    by Herkbert Written Nov 2, 2014

    We took a pleasant boat ride on Lake Pichola in the afternoon. It lasted about an hour and took us for a loop around which gave us a chance to see the Taj Palace Hotel, Jag Mandir Palace and great views along the shore of the City Palace.

    It was just a relaxing ride on the lake and a way to rest your weary feet from all the walking around.

    The price was Rs.400 per Adult. I think it was Rs.200 for children.

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    Visit the City Palace

    by Herkbert Written Nov 2, 2014

    Udaipur City Palace is one of the architectural marvels of Rajasthan. It is said to be one of the largest palace complexes in Rajasthan. It was originally built by Maharana Udai Singh, but the present form of the Palace is the result of additions by his successors.

    Encircled by fortifications, this huge palace is built of granite and marble. It has various towers, domes and arches, plus many courtyards. There are several gates that are known as "Pols". 'Bara Pol' (Great Gate) is the main gate to the palace (which is really 11 palaces built by different rulers).

    Give yourself some time to walk through the various palaces to see the unique way each was decorated. And be sure to see "The Chair". It is the chair that remained empty during a meeting scheduled by the British. The reigning Maharana decided not to attend the meeting, which kept Udaipur independent from the Brits.

    Definitely a worthwhile stop when visiting Udaipur.

    Worshipping the sun Ceiling at entrance dome Inner courtyard The Chair
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    Visit Jag Mandir Palace

    by Herkbert Written Nov 2, 2014

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    Jag Mandir Palace is a beautiful palace located on the southern island in Lake Pichola. The three-storied Palace is built of yellow sandstone and marble. Built in early years of 17th century, it's best known to most tourists as the place of exile for Shah Jahan (Prince Khurram) who would eventually become a ruler and builder of the Taj Mahal in Agra.

    It is a lovely place to walk around, relax and enjoy the views. The life-sized elephant statues that greet you as you arrive by boat are a highlight, as are the beautiful gardens.

    Jag Mandir Jag Mandir 1 Jag Mandir Gardens Jag Mandir Gardens 1
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    Visit the Taj Lake Palace Hotel

    by Herkbert Written Nov 2, 2014

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    From the shores of Lake Pichola you get a view of this beautiful hotel situated in the middle of the lake. Maharana Jagat Singh built this hotel on a 4 acre island in 1746 as a summer palace. It has subsequently been turned into a luxury hotel by the Taj Group, but you can still visit the island to see the the work of the master craftsmen.

    The hotel is open to the public, but costs a pretty penny to stay there.

    If taking a boat ride on the lake, you will get an up close look at this gleaming white island hotel.

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    Visit Saheliyon Ki Bari (Courtyard of the Maidens)

    by Herkbert Written Nov 2, 2014

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    Saheliyon Ki Bari was constructed by Maharana Sangram Singh II in 18th century for his queen and her forty eight women attendants, who had accompanied her after her marriage as the part of the dowry. This is a beautifully well-maintained garden with fountains, flower, herbs, trees, lawns, as well as pools, kiosks and sculptures.

    It's definitely worth a short stop if you're in or near Udaipur.

    Courtyard and fountain Lotus Gardens Fountain
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    Taj Lake Palace Hotel

    by davidjo Written Jul 10, 2012

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    Wander around Lake Pichola and get a view of this wonderful hotel situated in the middle of the lake. Maharana Jagat Singh constructed this hotel in 1746 on a 4 acre island and i the marble and mosaic is breathtaking to see. The pavillions have been restored as well as many archways along with the intricate carvings. Scenic courtyards are filled with lilyponds and fountains which will take you back to the magnificent opulence of the past, but at 25,000 rupees a night i will stick to my guest house.

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    Floating Palace

    by bradbeaman Written May 28, 2012

    How could you come and go from Udaipur without taking some time to get the best possible photo of the floating Palace. I was content to view it from the City Palace but all the better if you could take a boat up to the Floating Palace.

    The web link is the scene from James Bond movie at the floating palace.

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    Lake Palace

    by ericsas Written May 14, 2011

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    Lake Palace was one of the filming spots for the James Bond´s movie Octopussy. Now it is a luxury hotel that belongs to the Taj hotels, resorts and palaces. As it is a hotel, if you are not staying there, the only option for being able to go is if you go for lunch or dinner to the restaurant. It is the most famous island palaces. It was built in 1746 by Maharana Jagat Singh II

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    Lake Pichola

    by ericsas Written May 14, 2011

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    Lake Pichola is the picturesque spotlight of Udaipur. There are two island palaces on it, Jagmandir, and the Lake Palace. Best way to enjoy the lake is going around it on a boat ride tour. This year 2011, the lake is full of water, but i was told that in the previous years, there was such a drought that there was not water at all at the lake, and you could go walking to the island palaces.

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    Jag Mandir island palace

    by ericsas Written May 14, 2011

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    This was the first island palace of Lake Pichola. Built in 1622 AD by Maharana Karan, it was intended to be a pleasure palace for regal parties and functions. The legend says that JagMandir was the inspiration behind the world famous Taj Mahal. The island has some elegant stone carvings and a big row of elephants, a chhatri made of grey blue stone and ample courtyards, tress and flowes. Now it is used as hotel, and as stop in the Pichola lake boat ride tour. Another option for going to the island is with aoat that starts from Bansi Ghat jetty.

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    Boat Ride on Lake Pichola

    by ericsas Written May 14, 2011

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    At the city Palace, you can get an additional ticket for going on a boat around lake Pichola. The price of the ticket in the mornings is 300 INR, and a little more expensive in the evenings. The boat departs from inside the city Palace and it gives you a tour of 1 hour around the lake, stopping for around 15-20 minutes at Jagmandir Island Palace.

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    City Palace

    by ericsas Updated May 14, 2011

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    The city palace, next to Pichola lake, is the largest palace complex in Rajasthan and one of its most outstanding features is that it has uniformity in design. One can enter the palace through Baripol or Tripolia gate at the northern end and get a magnificent view of the imposing towers and balconies. There are official guides at the gate that can go with you for 200 INR (around 1h 30min tour). The timing is from 9.30 to 16.30 and it is open everyday. The entry fee is only 25 INR.

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  • Meet The Exotic and Funny Pala

    by badfishin88 Written Jun 11, 2010

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    I met Pala in Udaipur. He gave me a good deal on my train ride to Jaipur. He booked me on a 10:20 pm bus at around 1pm. So I had a mind boggling 9 hours to drain. So what he did was invited me to stay at his shop which beats staying at a cheesy cafe or the hot confines of my hostels sala. His shop is a cute, spacious thing in the heart of Udaipur's tourist hub palace road. I got to use his computer free and he talked to me about his love life and business in Kashmir. He is funny and nice.

    For safe and well thought packages that makes a good deal specializes in Rajasthan and Kashmir.

    So if you decide to go Delhi, Jaipur, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Bikaner, Mandawa, Agra book with him.

    Check his website http://www.kohinoortravelplan.com/ to plan your travel to India.
    Kashmir sounds nice!

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    Udaipur's City Palace

    by leena77 Written Dec 17, 2009

    One must see the gigantic city palace and its museum...it's just fantastic. One can not miss 'light & sound show' also. In winters it starts 7 p.m....it's worth to watch it! It explains the noble and brave history of Rajputs. Have a boat ride in lake pichola...it's beautiful. Take a boat from Bansi ghat, near city palace.

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    Nagda

    by indiabazaar Written Feb 27, 2004

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    It was the ancient Capital of Mewar. The ancient site dates back to the 6th century A.D. renowned for the Sas-Bahu temples (9th-10th century A.D.) with interesting architecture and carvings. The splendid Jain temples of Adbudji are also worth a visit.

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