Top Tourist Attractions in Udaipur

Udaipur casts his spell, and its hysteresis all! It would not be unfair for us to mark Udaipur as one of India’s most romantic locations. Providing a perfect blend of culture, history, and traditions, the beautiful city makes Rajasthan the ideal destination for a honeymoon, cultural centre, and traditions. It is believed that the brilliant architecture is what gives Udaipur it’s pretty facing and the credit should be given to the Mewars for it. Thanks to their love for leisure and zeal for creation, these wise rulers created an oasis in the desert. There is so much that one can see in Udaipur, and the Maharanas designed and developed most of these tourist attractions. If you’re planning a holiday to Udaipur, here’s a list of places you should visit on tourist attractions in Udaipur, which you can keep handy to enjoy the city’s glory.

1. Udaipur City Palace

It is the first place you will visit after you have your hotel room sorted. Located on the banks of Lake Pichola, the City Palace will give you a glimpse into the princely grandeur of Rajasthan, with its majestic buildings constructed for the former ruling Mewar dynasty. The travellers get impressed by its elegant interiors which contains mirror-work, original paintings, antique furniture, marble work and antique furniture’s. the palace complex has other beautiful parts like villas and palaces, that includes Moti Mahal, Amar Vilas, Bhim Vilas, Krishna Vilas and Manak Mahal. The evening Mewar Light and Sound Show are worth waiting for too!

2. Lake Palace

The world-famous Lake Palace will make you fall in love with its charm and scenic location on the 4 km long, man-made Lake Pichola. The Taj group owns the palace now and they also provide awesome views of the Aravalli Hills. It is also one of the most romantic places in the state of Rajasthan and is best suited for honeymoon. Maharaja Jagat Singh II created this magnificent palace, with its sculpted marble and moldings that will bowl you over. While here, on the placid Lake Pichola you can spend the whole day boating, starting from Rameshwar Ghat to the City Palace.

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3. Vintage Car Museum

If this is your first visit to the City of Lakes then it’s a must to visit the Antique & Classic Car Collection–an antique auto museum. Housed in the former Mewar State Motor Garage, the museum exhibits luxury antique wheels such as the 1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II which was later transformed into a pick-up truck used during royal hunts, another 1934 Rolls-Royce which was transformed to transport the entire royal cricket team from Mewar. Cadillacs, many Mercedes-Benzs, Buicks, a Ford Model A and several others can also be seen here. The royal shell petrol pump is the highlight of the museum which is still working.

4. Maharana Pratap Memorial

You can witness one of the best scenes of the most famous ruler of Udaipur, Maharana Pratap and his beloved horse Chetak. You can get the best view right at the top of Moti Nagri including the view of Fateh Sagar Lake. It is believed that the horse has saved the life of the warrior king in the epic combat of Haldighati’s. Near to the memorial, lies a Japanese rock garden as well as an old fort of Udaipur, making it for magnificent vignette.

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5. Jagmandir

Another romantic destination in Udaipur, this complex of palaces dating from the 17th century is also on Lake Pichola. The Jagmandir is also known as Lake Garden palace. It will make to get attracted towards itself with its sheer splendour and tranquillity. The Palace has various parts such as Gul Mahal, Bara Pathron ka Mahal, Zenana Mahal, courtyard Garden, Darikhana, Kunwar Pada ka Mahal. This place is a must visit in your Udaipur itinerary.

6. Jagdish Temple

The Indo-Aryan Jagdish Temple owes its existence to Jagat Singh the Maharana. The temples in Udaipur are situated near the Badi Pol entrance to City Palace, so you have to go up a few stairs. Lord Vishnu’s black stone deity will amaze you, and so will the Garuda brass portrait that faces it. The temple is also devoted to other gods such as sun god, Lord Shiva, Lord Ganesha and Goddess Shakti. The Aarti sunset will be a beautiful sight here.

7. Dodh Talai

Dodh Talai is one of Udaipur’s most scenic places to visit and is a lake very similar to Lake Pichola. While being just a small pond, Dodh Talai (literally’ Milk Pond’) draws tourists to its two neighbouring hillocks parks. Manikya Lal Verma Garden is a municipal park which overlooks Lake Pichola and hosts the Temple Karni Mata, which is also a popular destination for many tourists. The other is in the public park of Dodh Talai, Pandit Dayal Upadhyay Park and draws visitors to its musical fountain, one in Rajasthan.

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8. Jiyan Sagar/Badi ka Talab

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Another place of interest in Udaipur is Jiyan Sagar or Badi ka Talab, because of their relaxing vibes and the beautiful chairs in its Rajasthani-style pavilion. The lake was named after Jana Devi, her mother, and was instructed to counter the destruction caused by hunger in the area by Maharana Raj Singh in the mid-1600s.

9. Saheliyon ki Bari

Saheliyon Ki Bari or The Maidens Garden was designed in the early years of the 18th century by Maharana Sangram Singh. This magnificent invention was made for the maids who went with the Princess of Udaipur (part of the Maharana dowry) to the heart of her husband. This place had lovely people to dance, sang and play merry, and the splendid elephants of the marble, the fountains and the lotus pool and the kiosks attest to the prosperity of that time.

10. Sajjangarh Palace

Set in a hillside, Sajjangarh Palace or The Palace of Monsoon offers a magnificent view of Fateh Sagar Sea and the Sajjangarh Wildlife Sanctuary surrounding the city. This castle-like structure is straight from a fairy tale and is an excellent example of the opulence of Rajput’s rulers–the structure was meant only for the enjoyment of the enticing moonsoon clouds in the sky! The Sajjangarh Palace of the city of Udaipur and its beautiful lakes, mountains and palaces should be on your list of places to visit in Udaipur in 1884, particularly because of the panorama of Udaipur and its beautiful lakes.

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11. Rajsamand Lake

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The 17th century lake is best known for its tuladan success or because it gave the Maharanas their weight in gold. This custom is testified to on pavilions built on the lake shores by the five toranas or weighing arches and visitors are well-visited. As well as the beauty of boating on this gigantic lake, an old Vaishnava temple located here attracts devotees and tourists alike.

12. Jaisamand Lake

The Jaisamand Lake is one of Udaipur’s most spectacular watersheds and one of the largest artificial lakes on earth. It is often referred to as Dhebar Lake. This lake is one of the most popular places to visit Udaipur. It was formed by the famous Marble Dam formed by Maharana Jai Singh in 1685. The marble dam itself, like the marble statues and chairs around the building, is quite the picture. Explore the lake with a boat ride and the Summer Palaces of Queens constructed across the lake. You may also spend time looking out for panthers, wild boars and migratory birds at the Jaisamand Wildlife Sanctuary located on the lake.

13. Fateh Sagar Lake

With its stunning blue-hued waters against the backdrop of green hills, this magnificent man-made lake has won Udaipur the sobriquet of “The Second Kashmir” The Fateh Sagar Lake, which is exceptionally clean and vast, is a great place to visit in Udaipur mainly for its 4 islands which are attractions in themselves. The Islands can only be reached by boat and by public parks and by a worth visiting solar observatory. The Udaipur lake, named after Udaipur and Mewar’s Maharana Fateh Singh, is fundamental to the city’s existence, not only providing water to urban areas but also providing jobs for a significant fraction of the population.

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14. Lake Pichola

Constructed in 1362 AD, most likely by a tribesman from the Banjara, today Lake Pichola is an iconic emblem of Udaipur. The lake in Udaipur is a must-see spot with a length of nearly 4 km and a width of 3 km. Over the years, the lake and its many islets were surrounded by a multitude of palaces, temples, royal apartments and Ghats and chabutaras. These structures like Lake Palace and Jag Mandir are the most common sites here but we would suggest taking a boat from the City Palace to the island of Arsi Vilas to explore the bird sanctuary it hosts for a fresh experience.

15. Udai Sagar Lake

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Constructed by Maharana Udai Singh in 1565, the Udaisagar Lake is one of Udaipur’s 5 prominent lakes, a by-product of a dam constructed across the Berach River to provide the city with constant water. Today, due to its beautiful scenery and spectacular sunsets it is one of the top places to visit in Udaipur. You may even take a lake boat ride or a shore-cruise on a horse.

Tourist attraction in Udaipur is full of surprises so don’t think of this list as the city’s gist. There is still a lot left to be explored in this beautiful city on your own but for that, you have to visit Udaipur. Make sure you book a hotel well in advance and try to choose the hotel from the room that provides a view of the Lake Palace or the City Palace, making your stay more enjoyable. There are also some nice places near Udaipur that you can visit, such as Ranakpur; so, make sure you explore a little more before you head to Udaipur.

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