Udaipur

Udaipur is a very popular tourist destination in India and also one of the most sought-after cities for destination weddings. Udaipur attracts numerous visitors from all over the world due to its historic heritage and rich culture. The City Palace, Lake Palace, Bagore Ki Haveli, Pichola Lake, Fateh Sagar Lake, Lake Palace, Jag Mandir Palace, Jagdish Temple, Sajjan Garh, Saheliyon Ki Bari and Eklingji Temple are some popular attractions of Udaipur. Kumbhalgarh Fort, Chittorgarh Fort, Nathdwara, Sas-Bahu Temple, Ahar and Ranakpur are the nearest attractions. Mewar festival and Gangaur festival are the popular festivals celebrated in Udaipur and have a unique charm. The festival of Gangaur is very significant for the women of Rajasthan. This festival is a visual feast with Rajasthani songs, dances, processions, devotional music and firework displays. The Directorate of Tourism organizes a 10-day Craft Bazaar at Shilpgram in December.

History of Udaipur
The previous kingdom of Mewar, Udaipur is one of the culturally rich Cities in India. The city possesses the great pride and glorious history. In the year 1958, Mughal emperor Akbar the Great overtook Chittorgarh and Rajput King Udai Sing was forced to flee from there. After leaving Chittorgarh, Udai Singh established the city of Udaipur. Until the British reign started in the country, Udaipur served as the capital of the Mewar clan. In 1818 when British gradually started spreading their wings throughout the country, the city of Udaipur then declared as the princely state. In 1947, when India gained Independence Mewar kingdom was integrated into the state of Rajasthan. Being situated around the artificial lakes the city is called as the City of Lakes. Udaipur is ornamented with other names such as the City of Palaces and Venice of the East perfectly justifying its scenic beauty and majestic historical background.

Tourist Places in Udaipur

Udaipur is a city of great historical importance and religious relevance. Also known as the ‘Venice of the East’, it is a city that bears remnants to the glorious past of Rajasthan. The architectural grandeur and royal lineage of the city have never failed to appeal to the tourists across the globe. Usually, it is considered that its majestic charm is difficult to appreciate through words.

As the tourism industry has expanded its horizons, the palaces, temples, havelis and countless narrow, crooked, timeless streets of this city have gained immense popularity worldwide. People from all walks of life wish to get a glimpse of the traditional heritage that Udaipur has preserved against all odds of time. To experience the reflections of antiquity in the contemporary time reminds us of the roots that have strengthened our existence. The aesthetic beauty, ecological richness and tranquil atmosphere provide a combination that every travel connoisseur wishes to explore.

Some of the popular tourist places in Udaipur include City Palace Museum, Sajjangarh Fort, Jagdish Temple and Lake Pichola. Apart from offering a chance to discover the ethnicity and historicity of the city, it also provides an opportunity to savour local Udaipur cuisines. Gatte ki Subzi, Ker Sangri, Papad ki Sabzi, Dil Jaani and Dal Bati Churma are some of the delicious delicacies that travellers can relish during their excursion to the City of Dawn.

Between October and March, it is considered the best time to visit Udaipur. During these months of the calendar, the weather in Udaipur remains salubrious. Travellers can also visit the city in Monsoon season to witness the wind sighing and flirting with the tracery of lush green surroundings. With much to explore, there is no chance to miss a visit to the following well-known places to visit in Udaipur:

Eklingji Temple

Located 22km away from Udaipur, Eklingji temple is one of the popular temples in Rajasthan. In this temple, Hindu Lord Shiva is worshipped. According to historical records.

Shilpgram Museum

The ultimate rural arts and crafts complex, Shilpgram is located in Havala Village near Udaipur. The Shilpgram Village of Udaipur is spread over 70 acres of land.

Fateh Prakash Palace

One of the best heritage hotels of India, Fateh Prakash Palace is highly praised for its traditional Marwari hospitality which oozes out luxury in its pure form.

Pichola Lake Udaipur

Lake Pichola, situated in Udaipur city in the Indian state of Rajasthan, is an artificial fresh water lake, created in the year 1362, named after the nearby Picholi village. It is one of the several contiguous lakes, and developed over the last few centuries in and around the famous Udaipur city.

Bagore ki Haveli

Bagore-ki-Haveli is right on the waterfront of Lake Pichola at Gangori Ghat. Amar Chand Badwa, the Prime Minister of Mewar, built it in the eighteenth century.

City Palace of Udaipur

City Palace towers over the Pichola Lake. Maharana Uday Singh initiated in the construction of the palace but succeeding Maharanas added several palaces.

Jagdish Temple Udaipur

Among the renowned temples of Udaipur, Jagdish Temple is much talked about for its architectural brilliance. The temple is situated in the center of Udaipur city in Rajasthan.

Jag Mandir

A splendid creation of yellow sandstone and marble, the Jag Mandir Palace is built on the banks of Lake Pichola in Udaipur. The history of this marvelous structure highlights.

Maharana Pratap Memorial

Maharana Pratap Memorial is a historic site that is dedicated to the gallant Maharana Pratap. Situated at the top of Moti Margi or Pearl Hill, the memorial overlooks the Fateh Sagar Lake. In Hindi, memorial is known as “smarak” and smarak is always made in the memory of loved ones.

Saheliyon ki bari


Saheliyon-ki-Bari is a major garden and a popular tourist space in Udaipur in the Indian state of Rajasthan. It lies in the northern part of the city and has fountains and kiosks, a lotus pool and marble elephants. It was built by Rana Sangram Singh.

Chetak Smarak

Chetak Smarak, also called Chetak Samadhi, is a memorial to Maharana Pratap’s famed steed Chetak, in the Indian state of Rajasthan. The horse died of battle wounds after helping the Rana effect a miraculous escape from the Battle of Haldighati. The memorial is said to have been built at the spot that Chetak died.

Nathdwara Temple Udaipur

Situated in the northeast of Udaipur, the Nathdwara temple is one of the most revered and sacred places in Rajasthan. Nathdwara is actually a small town in Rajasthan.

Ahar Museum

Located in close proximity with striking cenotaphs of the Maharanas of Mewar is Ahar Museum. This archeological museum is a repository of antiques, sculptures and artifacts.

Sajjangarh Monsoon Palace

The Monsoon Palace, also known as the Sajjan Garh Palace, is a hilltop palatial residence in the city of Udaipur, Rajasthan in India, overlooking the Fateh Sagar Lake. It is named Sajjangarh after Maharana Sajjan Singh of the Mewar dynasty, whom it was built for in 1884.

Raj Samand Lake

Constructed as a relief project in Rajasthan, the Rajsamand Lake is one of the five popular lakes in Udaipur. Being built by Maharana Raj Singh in 1660, the water body.

Bahubali Hills

Located around 15 kms from the city centre of Udaipur, Bahualli hills stands tall on the not so famous Badi Lake. . Especially, the place has become hotspot amongst those who are looking for pre-wedding shoots. The 360° views of the Badi Lake with Aravalli range in the backdrop is so soothing to eyes.

Lake Palace in Udaipur

Located on Jag Niwas Island in the middle of the Lake Pichola the Lake Palace is a mesmerizing view. It is spread across an area of 1.5 hectare of island. The palace was built.

Haldighati

Haldighati is a historical mountain pass between Khamnore and Balicha village situated at the Aravalli Range of Rajasthan in western India which connects the Rajsamand and Udaipur districts.