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Udaipur Travel Guide

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Surrounded by the Aravalli hills from all the sides, Udaipur is known as the ‘Venice of the East’ owing to the number of lakes in the city. Udaipur has a romantic charm like no other city in the state of Rajasthan. It is a beautiful mosaic of palaces, havelis, and temples that enchant the traveller to bask in the royalty of the city. The sheer number of lakes in the city give Udaipur its own glistening and serene atmosphere. As for finding things to do in Udaipur, there are plenty of options from sightseeing to attending artsy and quirky events. Whether you want to explore the city on foot, on four wheels or on horseback, Udaipur has something for every kind of traveller.

Udaipur Tourism: City Details
Dial Code 0294
Currency Indian Rupee
Area 37 sq. km

 

Languages Spoken in Udaipur

The main languages spoken in Udaipur are Hindi and Mewari (various dialects). Other than these, Marwari, Wagdi, and Gujarati are spoken too. Owing to the influx of foreign tourists, English is also spoken here.

 

Best Time to Visit Udaipur

The best time to visit Udaipur is from September to March. These winter months are ideal as the temperatures reach only up to 28 degrees and the nights are chilly and pleasant. This is the perfect weather to take a walk through the palaces or sip on some hot coffee in the swanky hotels.

Summers in Udaipur

Summers in Udaipur start from April and continue until June. The temperatures during this time fluctuate from 28 degrees to 40 degrees. The summer is scorching with heatwaves. Hence, it is best to avoid visiting Udaipur in summers.

Monsoons in Udaipur

Monsoons in Udaipur start from July and continue until September. For those who love exploring cities during the monsoon season, can visit Udaipur during this time. As the city is drenched in the downpour, the palaces and lakes hold other worldly charms.

Winters in Udaipur

October to March is when the weather in Udaipur is pleasant for travel. The temperature ranges from 10 degrees to 25 degrees. This is the ideal time to enjoy some warm and authentic ‘kulhad chai’. Winters is also the time when you can indulge in some thrilling activities such as boating, trekking, and bird watching.

 

Festivals or Events of Udaipur

Udaipur is a cultural city. This can be easily witnessed in the number of festivals, and cultural events celebrated in the city. These events and festivals give a boost to Udaipur tourism. One can see the perfect depiction of Rajasthani culture during the Mewari Spring Culture. Diwali, Dusshera, Teej, and Holi are some of the religious festivals celebrated here. Udaipur Lake Festival is one of the best festivals to spend some time exploring the lakes of the city. The World Music Festival is a 3-day extravagant affair where musician from around the globe flock to the city and display their talents.

 

Places to See in Udaipur

City Palace

Maharana Uday Mirza Singh constructed the City Palace in 1559. The palace is a specimen of beautiful artisanship. One can explore the terraces, courtyards, pavilions, hanging gardens and many other spaces in the palace.

Lake Palace

The Jag Niwas or as it is popularly known as Lake Palace, is an architectural marvel. It is one of the most majestic structures in Udaipur. Situated on the Island on Lake Pichola, the palace is an ideal place for destination weddings. Floating over the lake, Jag Niwas is a symbol of Udaipur tourism.

Kumbhalgarh Fort

Kumbhalgarh is a massive fort with the distinction of having the second largest wall after the Great Wall of China. The architecture of this fort is astounding, and the views of the city one atop the fort are worth the climb. The fort also witnesses light and sound shows in the evening that is an absolute and stunning celebration of the place.

Fateh Sagar Lake

The Fateh Sagar Lake is rated one of the best lakes in Udaipur. The lakes consist of 3 islands that can be reached through a boat ride. Evenings spent at Fateh Sagar Lake while watching the sunset is always worth the time.

Bagore Ki Haveli

From all the Havelis in Udaipur, Bagore ki Haveli is the oldest. This Haveli is home to the most popular gallery highlighting the heritage and history of the Rajput Dynasty. The Haveli is also popular for the exhibit’s most massive turban.

 

Things to Do in Udaipur

Relish the Rajasthani Cuisine

Rajasthani cuisine is the food of the royals. Moreover, the best way to feel like a royal is to eat like one. Some of the traditional Rajasthani cuisines one can try are Laal Maas, Dal Baati Churma, Mohan Maas, Shahi Gatte, Ker Sangri, and Mirchi Bada. For desserts, one can try Malpua, Moong Dal Halwa, Ghevar, Gujiya, and Balushahi.

Shop for Authentic Rajasthani Travel Souvenirs

One can shop for traditional jewellery, handicraft items, ethnic clothes and more at the Hathi Pol Bazaar. At Bade Bazaar, one can shop for the Rajasthani Jutis. At the Shilpagram village, one can find some of the best handicraft items.

Visit the Vintage Car Museum

For automobile fanatics, a visit to the Vintage Car Museum is a must. The museum has some of the best classic and vintage car collection.

 

Airports in Udaipur

Maharana Pratap Airport

Maharana Pratap Airport serves the city of Mumbai. It is located in Dabok, at a distance of 22 km east of Udaipur.

 

Udaipur Airport:

Maharana Pratap Airport, NH 76, Dabok, Rajasthan 313022, Airport Code: UDR

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