Udaipur Travel Guide

  • Udaipur
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  • The sun sets over Fatehsagar
    The sun sets over Fatehsagar
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    City Palace
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Udaipur Things to Do

  • Taj Lake Palace Hotel

    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...

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  • Floating Palace

    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

    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...

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  • Lake Pichola

    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...

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  • Jag Mandir island palace

    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...

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  • Boat Ride on Lake Pichola

    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

    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...

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  • Meet The Exotic and Funny Pala

    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...

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  • Udaipur's City Palace

    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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  • Fateh Sagar Lake

    Fateh Sagar Lake Is hot spot of Udaipurwhere mostly Udaipur Boys find there new Girl friends ha ha

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  • Nagda

    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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  • Kumbhalgarh Sanctuary

    Situated in the lush green region of Udaipur, Kumbalgarh is the only sanctuary of Rajasthan, where activities of the rarely found wolf can be seen. This is one of the few parks that allows people on horseback. The best time to visit the reserve is from October to June.

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  • Kumbhalgarh

    Kumbhalgarh is the second most important fortress of Mewar, after Chittaurgarh and is perched atop the Aravallis. Maharana Kumbha built it in the 15th century. The fort was renovated in the 19th century and it is accessible only by jeep from Kelwara through the seven gates.

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  • Jaisamand Lake

    A stunningly situated artificial lake, built in the 17th century A.D. by Maharana Jai Singh is the second largest in Asia. The Jaisamand Wildlife Sanctuary allows a close encounter with the rich wildlife in their natural habitat. Jaisamand Island Resort is also worth visiting

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  • Jag Mandir

    Jag Mandir: In the middle of lake Pichhola is the island palace Jag Mandir. Jag Mandir, built of red sand- stone with a marble dome, served as a refugee for Shah Jehan who derived inspiration for the Taj Mahal after staying here in 1623-24 AD while leading a revolt against his father Jehangir.

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  • Haldighati

    The one word that brings awe into the minds of people contemplating Rajasthan is Haldighati situated 40 Kms from Udaipur. A historical site, witness to the great battle fought between Maharana Pratap and Mughal Emperor Akbar in 1576 A.D and the name Haldighati came around because the battlefield was a ghati (a narrow defile) in the mountains where...

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  • Gulab bagh

    Gulab Bagh, meaning " The Rose Garden” situated in Sajjan Niwas Park, was laid by Sajjan Singh in the late 19th Century. Having roses from all over the world, in all fathomable hues and colours, this garden is a virtual feast to the enthusiastic. A library in the garden has a rare collection of ancient handwritten manuscripts and books.

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  • Eklingji

    22 kms. from Udaipur is Eklingi, a little village with a number of temples. The temples are dedicated to Lord Shiva, the presiding deity of Mewar rulers. The walled complex encloses a ‘mandap’ under a large pyramidal roof and has four-faced image of Lord Shiva in black marble

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  • Bharatiya Lok Kala Museum

    The Bharatiya Lok Kala Museum is a good exhibition of puppets. The collection exhibited by this Indian folk arts museum includes folk dresses, ornaments, masks, dolls, folk musical instruments, folk deities and paintings

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  • Jagdeesh Temple

    Close to the City Palace is the Jagdish Temple which houses some imposing sculpted figures and heavily ornamented interiors

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  • City Palace

    Overlooking the lake Pichola is the City Palace, a marvel of marble and granite. The largest palace in Rajasthan, its exquisite worksmanship makes it a must on every visitor's itinerary. The three mahals - Baari, Dilkush and Moti, the Suraj Gokhada of the Sun Balcony, the Mor Chowk Known for its beautiful peacock Mosaics ; the shrine of Dhuni Mata...

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Udaipur Hotels

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  • Jaiwana Haveli

    I chose Jaiwana Haveli based on the recommnendations I found in VT. I booked an standard single room...

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  • Mewar Haveli

    34-35 Lal Ghat, Udaipur, Rajasthan, 313001, India

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

Udaipur Restaurants

  • Garden restaurant on Fateh Sagar

    Formally known as Mewar Udaipur was founded in 1559. The 1559 open air garden restaurant takes its name from the city founding date. www.1559ad.com

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  • Great Ambiance, but food a let down

    Ambiance was fantastic, just like it was 2 years back when we visited. Service was excellent, and they gave us the same pavilion seating. Such privacy we had. Ordered a chicken dish, but was disappointed that it wasn't cooked in the spices the way Indian food is done. Wee could tell that it was pre-cooked, and then finished off in the gravy...

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  • DON'T MISS TO HAVE A LUNCH OR DINNER ON...

    A VERY GOOD RESTAURANT IN INDIATHE RESTAURANT HAS 20 DIFFERENT TASTE OF PARATHA'S IN PURE DESI GHEE WHICH IS ONE OF THE GREAT ACHIEVEMENT IN UDAIPUR. IT ALSO PROVIDE PUNJABI FOOD, CHINESE, SOUTH INDIAN, SNACKS AND MANY MORE. IT HAS VERY CHEAP RATE OF FOOD ANS VERY NICE ENVIRONMENT AND SURROUNDINGS. FIRST TIME EVER IN UDAIPUR, IT PROVIDE 20 TASTE OF...

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Udaipur Transportation

  • Udaipur visit by Car Hire

    I have rent a car from Rajasthan Drive with me, which is the one of the best car rental and cabs rental service provider in Udaipur. I have really pleased with the owner of the Rajasthan Drive with me Mr.

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  • Fantastic Autorickshaw Service

    Book Asif, he is the best driver I have experienced in 3 years in India. His Autorickshaw is clean, he is always helpful and on time, and speaks impeccable English! . He is willing to pick up and drop off at the airport too. Takes longer than a taxi, but is cheaper, and he is happy to make stops for tea or meals on the way.

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  • Transportation

    By Air The city is connected by regular flights to Delhi, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Aurangabad, and Mumbai. By Rail Udaipur is on the Western Railway meter gauge network. Trains such as the Chetak Express and the Mewar Express connect it to Delhi, Chittor, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Ajmer, and Jodhpur. By Road Udaipur is on National Highway No. 8. Transport...

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Udaipur Shopping

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    by indiabazaar Written Feb 22, 2004

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    but if you going to shopping just remeber dont go with autorikshaw or taxi driver even guide they will get 30% commission and you will paid extra for your shopping

    What to buy: Painting carpets Sari and silk dresses

    What to pay: Always bargain meximum mostly stuff is printed more then twice of cost

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Udaipur Local Customs

  • Silk Paintings

    There are many art schools in Udaipur that keep the silk painting craft from the Mewar empire alive. They will demonstrate the craft showing the paints, fine brushes made from squirrel tail and the gold sheets used. It is part of the selling scheme and sometimes they will ask you to see their shop when really they are a tout paid to bring in...

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  • Gangaur Festival

    Gangaur Festival, Udaipur (March-April): A festival devoted to Goddess Parvati, the consort of Lord Shiva. It is time for young girls to dress up in their finery and pray for grooms of their choice while the married women pray for the well-being of their husbands. This 18-day festival is laced with various activities and culminates in a grand...

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  • Udaipur Hotels

    2 Hotels in Udaipur

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  • Hotels in Udaipur

    RTDC Hotel Kajri 2410501 Lake Palace 2527961 Fateh Prakash Palace 2528008 Shiv Niwas Palace 2528239 Lakshmi Vilas Palace 2529713 Hotel Hilltop Palace 228764 Shikarbadi Hotel 2583200 Anand Bhawan 2523018

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  • Hotels in Udaipur

    There are enough decent accommodation options in Udipur and the scene is getting better every passing day. There are a number of star category hotels catering to the needs of tourists coming to explore Udaipur or interesting in exploring the scenic region around. Heritage Hotels in Udaipur Hotel Devigarh Fateh Prakash Palace Laxmi Vilas Hotel...

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