Udaipur, located in the southernmost part of Rajasthan, is surrounded by the Aravali Range. British administrator James Tod referred it as “the most romantic spot on the continent of India.” Popular for its Rajput-era palaces, culture, history and the scenic locations, it attracts a huge number of tourists. If you too are eager to see this “City of Lakes” then these are must place to visit in Udaipur
- Go and see the grandeur of City Palace with the best rental taxi service in Udaipur: Built on the banks of Lake Pichola, it is considered to be the largest royal house in Rajasthan. Built by Maharana Uday Singh in the year 1559, it became the center where the Maharanas lived and administered the kingdom from. The intricate designs and carvings are a mix of Medieval, European as well as Chinese influences and comprise several arches and towers, balconies, corridors domes, a series of courtyards, hanging gardens, and terraces.
2. Bagore Ki Haveli is 18th-century royal house of the Maharanas with 100 rooms including a museum: Guests can see the vintage collection of antique furniture, costumes, copper vessels, dice games, fresco paintings, glass mosaics, hand fans, jewelry boxes, weapons, and other antique items here. Amidst glowing lights, dance and music performances are held for entertaining the visitors.
Gulab Bagh or Sajjan Niwas Garden: It is the largest garden in Udaipur. Maharana Sajjan Singh built this during the 1850’s, and it is celebrated till date for its variety of roses. The zoo incorporates most animals, but the picturesque setting charms the viewers majorly. Its museum houses royal household items and other antiques of the kings’ families.
Visit Lake Pichola for the filmy feels: Encircled by ghats, hills, heritage buildings; it is the oldest and the largest artificial lakes of the city built by Pichhu Banjara in 1362 AD. A visit to this Lake is not complete without a boat ride around sunset hours. With a length of 3 miles, 2 miles width and a depth of 30 feet, it has beautiful City Palace along the Eastern bank, Mohan Mandir at the North-East Corner and the Jag Mandir on the Jag Island.
Vintage Car Museum for the car admirers: The museum belongs to the House of Mewar and it displays some of the most exotic cars like 1939 Cadillac open convertibles, Mercedes models, 1937 Opel models, Rolls-Royce, and some 1936 Vauxhall.
Maharana Pratap Memorial for the rich history of the Mewar kings: Moti Magri or Pearl Hill is a hill, on top of which stands the memorial of the Maharana Pratap riding his horse Chetak. Moti Magri itself is a place full of flowers, hedges, and green bushes. It has a Japanese rock garden near the memorial too.
Fateh Sagar Lake for the laid-back late afternoons: It is the second largest artificial lake in the city. Surrounded by the Aravalli Hills, the Lake is spread over the region of one square kilometer and has three islands. The largest of these is called the Nehru Park. Another island has a public park with water-jet fountains. And the last island has a solar observatory on it. One can easily go around the Moti Magri Road by any taxi in Udaipur which is the circumference of the Lake. Visitors can also enjoy boating and a number of other water sports that are available here.
See the puppet shows at Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandal: It is a popular theater revitalizing the Mewar folk arts and crafts of Rajasthan. The museum has a rare collection of puppets, rural dresses, ornaments, masks, folk musical instruments, tribal jewelery, folk deities, and paintings
Crystal gallery: Established by Maharana Sajjan Singh, the gallery with the largest collection of crystal in the world is located inside the Fateh Prakash Palace. In 1877, he had ordered crystal artifacts from Birmingham. In 1994, the gallery was made open to the public 110 years later.
For a panoramic view of the city, visit Sajjangarh by rental taxi service in Udaipur: Located at a peak Bansdara Mountain as high as about 944 m above the sea level, it is a hilltop palatial residence named after Maharana Sajjan Singh. It was built in 1884 to watch the monsoon clouds and was also used as a summer retreat for Mewar Kings. With its white marble construction and magnificent architecture, this fort looks breathtakingly majestic.
- Doodh Talai Musical Garden for nature lovers: This rock and fountain garden is a great place to enjoy sunsets. The entire city looks like a toy town from this height. Also, there is an Aerial tramway or cable car connecting the garden to Karni Mata Temple.
Gangaur Ghat or Gangori Ghat: It is a ghat situated at the bank Lake Pichola. It is a popular destination for the celebration of Gangaur which is one of the most important local festivals in Rajasthan. Idols of Gan and Gauri have immersed post worshipping in the Lake Pichola from here.
See the contemporary Saheliyon Ki Bari or “Garden of the Maidens”: Built by Maharana Bhopal Singh for the maidens who accompanied the princess at their wedding, it has lush lawns and greenery. Elegant fountains, marble elephant sculptures, and water pools with lotus flowers make the place where maids used to carry on their recreational activities.
An island in Lake Pichola, Jag Mandir: It was built as a summer resort by the Maharanas of Mewar majorly for hosting parties. The architecture is a clubbed shadow of Mughal and Rajput constructions.
Visit 19 chhatris that signify the 19 maharajas who were cremated here at Ahar Cenotaphs: Containing more than 250 cenotaphs of the maharajas of Mewar, Ahar Cenotaphs are a group of cenotaphs that were built over approximately 350 years.
Sajjangarh Biological Park: It is a zoological park in Udaipur, located at the foot of Sajjagarh Fort. The park has more than 60 animals including alligators, birds, bears, tigers, lions, monkeys, ostriches, panthers, and reptiles.
The floating Taj Lake Palace: Built as recreation spot and pleasurable residence in 1746 by Maharana Jagat Singh II, it has 66 rooms. The palace which seems to float on Lake Pichhola has been converted into a big heritage hotel.
Related Post: 10 Must-Visit Places In Udaipur
Udaipur Solar Observatory Located on an island in Fateh Sagar Lake: It is considered the best in Asia, perfect for celestial observations. Its inspiration was taken from the solar observatory of Big Bear Lake in southern California. Powerful telescopes and other equipment are present in the observatory to be used in pollution free skies of Udaipur.
Darshan of Jagdish Temple by taxi service in Udaipur: Dedicated to Lord Vishnu, also known as Lord Laxmi Narayan, it was constructed in the year 1651 in the Indo-Aryan style of architecture by Maharana Jagat Singh. At the entrance gate, visitors are greeted by 2 huge elephants made out of stone; a marble flight enters into the main shrine, where there is a brass sculpture of Garuda. The 4-armed statue of Vishnu is carved out of a single piece of black stone. Surrounded by shrines of Ganesha, Surya, Shakti, and Shiva; the Shrine of Jagdish is centrally placed.
Shilpgram Mela for shopping enthusiasts: Every December, crafts of regional craftsmen from different states of India can be bought here. It is an Arts and Crafts Festival where music and dance performance by rural artists represent an excellent piece of culture.
Sukhadia Circle for foodies: Any Udaipur sightseeing taxi will take you here. This is a local landmark featuring a high waterfall. One can enjoy boating and relishing local snacks here.
Rajiv Gandhi Garden: This garden is ideal for children to play. Lotan Magri or Rolling Hill, is a place in the garden where people can enjoy rolling from the hill on soft grass.
Ambrai Ghat for tranquil times: It has marble railings and steps which add to the beauty of the spot. A mesmerizing view of City Palace, Lake Palace, Jag Mandir and Shiva Niwas can be attained from the ghat. It’s difficult to reach here through the narrow lanes of town, but efficient Udaipur sightseeing taxi makes it possible.
Book a trip with Lakeview trips and get a lifetime experience with royalty of Rajasthan