Looking for a short and refreshing break? Then pack your bags and rush to the Venice of East or the city of Lakes Udaipur!
Rajasthan is one of the most spectacular states in India, and Udaipur is its heart! Udaipur is the perfect destination to visit if you need to get lost in the vibrant history, grand towers, serene atmosphere, and a mesmerizing break from the hectic schedule. Udaipur takes care of its tourists in such a way that no one of them ever forgets its hospitality. The azure water lakes and the lush green Aravalli makes your break even more memorable. Moreover, the beautiful places of Udaipur add up in its grandeur.
Let’s know about some of Udaipur places to visit so that you don’t miss one during your trip to Udaipur!
LAKE PALACE, UDAIPUR
This iconic Palace in Udaipur is a must-visit place. Trust me! Its scenic location and beauty will grab all your attention and will arrest you. The Palace is now managed and operated by the Taj group. The Palace is situated in the mid of man-made lake Pichola, making it even more beautiful and interesting. Here you can enjoy boating from Rameshwar Ghat to the City Palace. It is the perfect romantic destination of the state. The Palace of Maharaja Singh II will make you fall in love with its architecture and moldings.
SAHELIYON KI BARI, UDAIPUR
The Garden of Maidens, as the name suggests, the beautiful place will leave you spellbound. The garden was built by Sangram Singh in the 18th century for the maids who would go with the Princess of Udaipur as a part of the dowry. The place is so beautifully designed that you will get stuck to it. The place once had beautiful maids dancing, singing, and making merry that can be seen all around. The place has kiosks that bear so many testimonies, a lotus pool and marble elephant, and fountains that add to the beauty of this garden.
JAISAMAND LAKE, UDAIPUR
Jaisamand Lake or Debhar Lake is one of the most beautiful visiting places in Udaipur. This Lake is one of the largest artificial lakes in the whole world. The Lake was built by Maharana Jai Singh by the famous marble dam, which is a great attraction in Udaipur. The serenity of the environment around is the best thing to experience here. You can enjoy boating having a glimpse of this beautiful Lake, and visit the Queens’s summer palaces all around. Moreover, you can indulge in watching the Panthers, migratory birds, and wild boars in the Jaisamand Wildlife Sanctuary located on the Lake.
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UDAIPUR CITY PALACE
One of the best places to visit in Udaipur. Situated on the banks of Pichola Lake, the Palace offers a glimpse of the city’s richness of culture, traditions, and grandeur. The Palace also gives a glimpse of the Mewar ruling family. The detailed mirror work, antique furniture, murals, finished marble work, and unique paintings in the Palace will refresh you. The Palace is divided into beautiful villas such as Bhim Vilas, Moti Mahal, Amar Vilas, Krishna Vilas, and Manak Mahal. As a cherry on the top, the Palace organizes a light and sound show in the evening that is worth watching.
JAGDISH TEMPLE, UDAIPUR
Being in the city of culture and traditions, how can one miss visiting the Jagdish temple, a must-visit place of Udaipur. The creation of Maharana Jagat Singh displays the perfect blend of Indo- Aryan culture. It lies near the City Palace Badi Pol entry. To visit the temple, you have to go up a few steps. The deity of Lord Vishnu of the black stone will steal your heart for sure! The temple has other shrines as well that are dedicated to Lord Shiva, Lord Ganesha, Sun God, and Goddess Shakti. The best part of the temple is to experience its Aarti during sunset.
SAJJANGARH PALACE, UDAIPUR
This fairytale-like castle steals all the thunder. It is also known as The Monsoon Palace and is situated at a hilltop and offers a spectacular and mesmerizing view of Fateh Sagar Lake and is surrounded by Sajjangarh Wildlife Sanctuary. The motive behind building such a beautiful creation is to enjoy the monsoon clouds that gather in the sky. It is such a peace! The Palace offers panoramic views of the city’s lakes, palaces, and mountains. This Palace is a true sight to behold, especially in the evening when it is illuminated. Don’t forget to take your camera with you as you will definitely need it here! This place deserves to be on the list of visiting places in Udaipur.
UDAI SAGAR LAKE, UDAIPUR
As the name already suggests, the Lake was built by Maharaja Udai Singh. This Lake is actually a by-product of a dam built across the Berach river to make sure that there is a constant water supply in the city. It is one of the best visiting places in Udaipur as it offers a perfectly tranquil environment and spellbound sunsets. Here you can take a boat cruise of the Lake or ashore cruise on a camel to get the perfect glimpse of the Lake.
JIYAN SAGAR, UDAIPUR
One of the perfect places to visit in Udaipur is Jiyan Sagar or Badi ka Talab. The place will give you a glimpse of Rajasthani artistic creations and a calming vibe. The beautiful chhatris on the pavilion are just perfect. You can’t stop staring at them, trust me! This Lake was built to counter the destruction caused by a famine in the area by Maharana Raj Singh and is named after his mother, Jana Devi.
There are so many more places to visit in Udaipur as it is the city of Lakes and Palaces, but the above-listed places are the must-visits in Udaipur. If you are on a short break, you can just visit the places as mentioned above to get a glimpse of the whole Udaipur. But you have ample time then do visit the other lakes and palaces too. And yes! Don’t forget to share your experience with us and your favorite place in Udaipur too.