Udaipur Travel Guide

  • View from Jag Mandir
    View from Jag Mandir
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  • Courtyard and fountain
    Courtyard and fountain
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  • Lotus Gardens
    Lotus Gardens
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Udaipur Things to Do

  • Take a boat ride on the lake

    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...

  • Visit the City Palace

    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...

  • Visit Jag Mandir Palace

    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...

  • Visit the Taj Lake Palace Hotel

    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...

  • Visit Saheliyon Ki Bari (Courtyard of...

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • Fateh Sagar Lake

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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...


Udaipur Hotels

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  • Jaiwana Haveli

    This hotel has several things going for it including an excellent location/great lake views, super...

  • 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

  • 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...




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.

  • 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.

  • 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...


Udaipur Shopping

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    shopping: shopping

    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

  • Colorful clothing

    While we were touring, our guide asked these women if they would pose and show us examples of the colorful clothes worn in the area. They didn't look too thrilled, but they were nice enough pose.

  • Painting on silk

    There are many art schools in Udaipur that keep the craft of silk painting from the Mewar empire alive. You can visit and they will demonstrate the craft - showing the paints and the fine brushes made from squirrel tail, including the finest which only use one hair. The results are beautiful.After the demonstration, you'll be pressured to visit...

  • 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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  • 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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