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Udaipur – The city of lakes

Udaipur, the city of lakes, embellished with impressive forts and royalty, and the capital of Mewar, is a real gem of Rajasthan that is worth exploring and visiting. From the historic monuments spreading their beauty to the lakes gleaming underneath the sheer blue sky, the peace and calmness of the city mixed with the touch of royalty are just astounding.

With so much to traverse, right from the tranquil Lake Pichola, to the wide stretched Aravali range, and the historically eminent havalis, this place is breathtaking. A perfect place with a stunning location, rich history, and lip-smacking food is one worth visiting and spending holidays. 

Not to forget, the beauty of this place has welcomed people across the globe to take the taste of the colours of the land and have a perfect romantic getaway. Let us take a glimpse at how one can plan this beautiful trip.

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Best Time To Visit

Udaipur

The reflection of the architectural grandeur of the period of Rajputs, the scenic landscape with the lush green gardens, the forts of the royals, and the lakes with the sparkling water, the city is one with a year-round pleasant and torrid climate, making it the best place to visit any day. 

With the monsoons are quite lovely, the temperature in summers rises to 42-degree Celsius to as low as 10-degree celsius in winters. Visiting various forts and monuments in such a pleasant climate will fill your hearts with gushing happiness and calmness.

A further comprehensive view of the climate can be understood from the below:

  • Summer (April – June) is hot with the occasional experiences of heatwaves. With the temperature between 28 degrees Celsius to 40 degrees Celsius, the season is extreme, and it is advisable to keep yourself hydrated if you are in Udaipur during summers.
  • Monsoon (July – September) is a pleasant and soothing period, perfect for the boat rides and rooftop dining mesmerizing the beautiful view of the city. The temperature is between 25 to 35-degree celsius, making the site ideal for clicking attractive and elegant pictures.
  • Winter (October – March) is the period which is the most soothing and pleasant. A climate with the temperature running between 10 – 25-degree Celsius, with cold days and even cooler nights are a perfect way to spend holidays. The colourful and lively streets will leave you jaw-dropping while exploring the city.

So, the most lucrative time is winters and late in the monsoon when the climate is soothing and calm.

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Reaching Udaipur

A city as beautiful as Udaipur is sure to offer you the best connectivity with the rest of the world. With the national and connected international flights reaching the town, this tourist destination of Rajasthan is one best place to spend your holidays. 

  • By Air

Just 22 km from the centre of the city, the Maharana Pratap airport gets domestic flights from all the major metros as well as other cities. Apart from this, a few international flights are operating and connecting Udaipur; the opportunity to reach is even better. With the availability of buses or cabs just outside the airport, getting the city is accessible.

  • By Road

Being well connected with the major cities in respect of bus connectivity, the bus is the most accessible mode of transport. Rajasthan Roadways is a public sector transport service that provides the facility of Deluxe and AC coaches for the comfort and convenience of its passengers. The frequency of the bus running between Udaipur and other cities like Indore, Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur, and others may vary depending on the travelling season.

If you are looking for a more comfortable and peaceful option offering you the opportunity to explore the places on the way, then booking a personal cab is one right decision.

  • By Train

Udaipur Railway Station, located on Udaipur Road, is 3km from the city centre and around 20km from the airport. Connected to the major cities and with multiple trains running, the option is easily accessible.

Some of the luxurious trains, like the Palace on wheels, also offers the opportunity to explore the city with lavishness.

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Staying in Udaipur

A clean and tidy place with excellent amenities to offer you surreal stay experience is essential on a trip. From the basic hotels to the luxurious stays in the forts, the city has a lot to offer the tourists. The taste of the royalty and meeting with the traditional vibrant colours of warm gesture, the hotels at Udaipur are a piece of gem.

Some of the top hotels in the city for the excellent cosy stay are:

  • Bamboo Saa Resort And Spa
  • Hotel Lakend
  • Radisson Udaipur
  • Justa Sajjangarh Resort & Spa
  • Blu Feather Hotel & Spa Udaipur
  • Amantra Comfort Hotel
  • Lake Pichola Hotel
  • Ummed Bhawan
  • Veer Garh Farms

Apart, there are luxurious and heritage hotels that offer you kindly stay with the pleasant rooms, classy food, and all the luxury that you need. These hotels are a bit on the higher side of the budget, but the stay experience they offer is unmatched. Some of them are :

  • The Leela Palace Udaipur
  • The Oberoi Udaivilas
  • Trident Udaipur
  • TatSaraasa Resort & Spa
  • Taj Fateh Prakash Palace
  • Taj Aravali Resort & Spa

No matter where you stay, the gesture would be warm and soothing.

Tickle your taste bud with the food guide

For the desi treats to tickle your taste buds to the continental food, the city is ready to amuse you. The savoury street food served in the alleys, to the hotels offering you the calm environment to taste and enjoy every single bite, the Rajasthani food is flabbergasting.

Right from the regional delicacies of Daal Baati Choorma, Baajre ki Khichdi, Pyaz ki Kachori, Mirchi Vada, Dabeli, Besan Ke Gatte ki Sabzi, Lahsun ki Chutney, Bread Pakoras, Khulhad chai, and Falooda, everything is just perfect. The unique blend of spices with the taste of sweet, the thali in Udaipur is a complete festival of colours and taste.

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Some of the fabulous restaurants to visit are:

  • Udaipuri Restaurant
  • Ambrai Restaurant
  • Millets of Mewar
  • Neel Kamal Restaurant
  • Upré by 1559 AD
  • Udai Kothi
  • Zucchini
  • Savage Garden

Things to Do at Udaipur

The majestic city with breathtaking views, the things to do and explore are listed down for you.

  • Go sunset boating at Lake Pichola
  • Indulge in nature photography at Saheliyo Ki Bari Garden
  • Explore the classic Bagore-Ki-Haveli 
  • Seek the blessings of Karni Mata and Jagdish Temple
  • Shop at the traditional market of Hathi Pol Bazaar 
  • Take a tour of the majestic City Palace
  • Witness the beauty of the exotic vintage cars at Vintage Car Museum Udaipur
  • Offer your visit to Fateh Sagar Lake
  • Explore the wildlife at Sajjangarh Wildlife Sanctuary 
  • Get mesmerized by the sound and light show at Kumbhalgarh Fort
  • Shake hands with science at Udaipur Solar Observatory
  • Take a sneak peek in the local life at Shilpgram
  • Ride the ropeway in the City Of Lakes
  • Visit the Sukhadia Circle Fountain and Moti Magri
  • Explore the Gulab Bagh and Zoo
  • Visit the Sajjangarh Palace
  • Spend some time at Udai Sagar Lake

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The Itinerary To plan

Well, now once you know the places to visit and explore, then you can plan out your itinerary based on your budget. From the 3-day itinerary to the 7-day itinerary, the day-wise plan can quickly be drafted covering all the places to visit. 

The 3-day itinerary

1 Day: Reach Udaipur city, and visit the Jagdish temple, City Palace, Bagore Ki Haveli, Lake Pichola & Daiji footbridge

2 Day: Explore the beauty of Shilpgram, followed by Sajjangarh Palace, Sajjangarh wildlife sanctuary, Karni Mata temple, and the Pichola Pal 

3 Day: Visit Saheliyon ki Badi, Gulab Bagh, Moti Magri, Fatehsagar, and Sukhadia Circle Fountain.

The 7-day itinerary

1 Day: Reach Udaipur city, and visit the Jagdish temple, City Palace, Bagore Ki Haveli, Lake Pichola & Daiji footbridge

2 Day: Explore the beauty of Shilpgram, followed by Sajjangarh Palace, Sajjangarh wildlife sanctuary, Karni Mata temple, and the Pichola Pal 

3 Day: Visit Saheliyon ki Badi, Gulab Bagh, Moti Magri, Fatehsagar, and Sukhadia Circle Fountain.

4 Day: Spend your day at the Udaipur Solar Observatory and visit The largest aquarium in India – Under the sun.

5 Day: Ride the ropeway to reach the Karni Mata temple and visit Vintage Car Museum Udaipur.

6 Day: Visit Hathi Pol Bazaar for some shopping and explore the Gulab Bagh and Zoo. End your day at Udai Sagar lake.

7 Day: Book this day for the Kumbhalgarh Fort, Haldighati, and at Ekling Ji temple

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To Wrap Up

While you travel to Udaipur, the budget per day will range in between INR 1300 to INR 2500 and the packages starting from INR 8000 for three days, the trip is undoubtedly going to be blissful. With the connectivity and calming stay offering the beauty of nature and the taste of the rich history, Udaipur is a royal city with fabulous stay.

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