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Travelogged #2: Things To Do In Udaipur-The Most Romantic City In India

By Anubha Das

Updated - Feb. 11, 2019 bookmark icon 7 min read

Udaipur is always a romantic destination whether you want to enjoy the long days of summer or cozying up beside a fire in winter. Hire a vintage and explore the country lanes in an elegant way. When the catchphrase for the place is so attractive, how can the place not be? Moving a little from South to West India in Rajasthan, Udaipur has to be one of the most beautiful blends of culture and scenic beauties for being one of the best honeymoon places in India. The enchanting lakes and the magical spell of clouds above them is a breathtaking sight. Let's take a look at all the things to do in Udaipur.



Best Time To Visit:   October – March

Highlights: Sunset Terrace at Fateh Prakash Palace, the museum at Shilpgram, Manek Chowk and so forth.

How To Reach: You can travel to Udaipur by road, train or even take a flight to the nearest airport to Udaipur which is Maharana Pratap or Dabok Airport.

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Things To Do:


1. Visit Karni Mata

Visit the incarnation of Goddess Durga temple which is popularly known as the Karni Mata at Udaipur. It is said that this temple was built for 8 years (1620-1628) by Maharana Karan Singh. One of the popular beliefs of this place in Udaipur is that all your wishes are fulfilled if you visit the temple during morning or evening. Wonder if it works or not? Well, put it right away in your things to do list in Udaipur.travelogged-3-things-to-do-in-udaipur


2. Ride The Ropeway 

Enjoy riding the ropeway at Udaipur which is said to be a boom for the people who wishes to visit the temples which are located at Machhala Hill especially the Karni Mata Temple. One can esteem the charming view of the hypnotizing city including Sajjangarh Fort, City Palace Complex, Pichola Lake, Fateh Sagar Lake, and to include the cherry the best out of all the other things is the entrancing scenic view of the Aravalli Mountains.


Ropeway Ticket Price

Indian: INR 87 (Adults)

Foreigners: INR 300 (Adults)

Indian Children: INR 43 (below 110 cms)

Foreigner Children: INR 150 (below 110 cms)



3. Take A Boat Ride At Lake Pichola

There's is a reason why it's called the "City Of Lakes" - Udaipur definitely has not one but more than 5 picturesque lakes to leave you awestruck. Don't forget to pay a visit to all - and take a boat ride at Lake Pichola to get a rich intriguing view of the city.




4. Feel Good At Saheliyo Ki Bari Garden

Experience a calm and soothing ambiance at Saheliyon ki Bari of the Venice of East- Udaipur. This should definitely be on the things to do at Udaipur list of all the travelers. The meandering greenery enclosure has plentiful characteristic excellence, wellsprings, and historical center will leave you awestruck.travelogged-3-things-to-do-in-udaipur


5.  Explore The Bagore-Ki-Haveli

Bagore-ki-Haveli is an 18th-century masterpiece which is situated beside the Lake Pichola. People who are keen towards exploring cultural places then this place of mirrors is a must visit for them. Telling a vibrant past the colours of the wall of Bagore-Ki-Haveli is done with beautiful glasswork.


Timings: Monday-Sunday 9:30 am – 5:30 pm

Ticket Price: 

Indian: INR 60

Foreigners: INR 100

Indian Children: INR 30 

Foreigner Children: INR 50



6. Go On A Shopping Spree At Hathi Pol Bazaar

Revive the shopaholic in you whenever you're in Udaipur as the vibrant jackets, suits, umbrellas, accessories, and fabrics will leave you spoilt for choices. Do give Hathi Pol Bazaar a visit to for retail therapy and you'll end up shopping more than you have imagined.travelogged-3-things-to-do-in-udaipur


Places To Visit: 


1. City Palace 

Symbolizing the great work of the architectures, the city palace should be your first stop in Udaipur. The royal residence symbolizes the Rajput military architecture and Mughal-style adornment worked by 22 distinctive diverse Maharanas between the sixteenth and twentieth hundreds of years. A lot of it is presently an exhibition hall, which is spread out through a few royal residences and is entered through the impressive Tripoli Gate.travelogged-3-things-to-do-in-udaipur


2. Jag Mandir

Visit the Jag Mandir while you are making a plan to go on a boat ride in Lake Pichola to see the breathtaking sunset. The Jag Mandir is located at Lake Pichola which is a famous destination for wedding and a lot of movies have been shot over there too. While you enter this place you'll be greeted by 8 huge size elephant statue which is made of marble.travelogged-3-things-to-do-in-udaipur


3. SaajjanGarh Fort 

Visit this place during sunset to get an amazing glimpse of the city. You can see the SaajjanGarh Fort when you visit City Place as a royal gem on the top of the Aravalli hills. SaajjanGarh Fort is also known as the Monsson place and comes to life during the evening when you can watch the city of lakes-Udaipur surrounded by magnificent palaces and soothing countryside.travelogged-3-things-to-do-in-udaipur


4. Lake Pichola

There's is a reason why it's called the "City Of Lakes" - Udaipur definitely has not one but more than 5 picturesque lakes to leave you awestruck. Don't forget to pay a visit to all - some of them are Lake Pichola, Dhebar Lake, Fateh Sagar Lake and Doodh Talhai Lake.travelogged-3-things-to-do-in-udaipur


5. GanGaur Ghat

Gangaur Ghat is a prime area of Udaipur that is located in the core of the city; spilling through the old veins of the old city zone of Udaipur. Gangaur Ghat fills itself for different needs including the accommodation of local people, peacefulness to the travellers and tourists and a draping spot to the youngsters of Udaipur.travelogged-3-things-to-do-in-udaipur


6. Jagdish Temple  

Udaipur is also seen as one of the spiritual destinations in India as one can witness the most beautiful temples around like- Jagdish Temple. This should definitely be on your list of places to visit in Udaipur which is located not that far from Tripoli.travelogged-3-things-to-do-in-udaipur


How Can You Reach Udaipur?

By Road: The distance between Udaipur and Delhi is 663.0 km which can be easily covered in approximately 11 hours since they have faily good roads.

By Train: There are a lot of trains running to Udaipur from Jaipur, Delhi and other metropolitan cities in India.

By Fight: The nearest airport to Udaipur is Maharana Pratap or Dabok Airport which is situated at a distance of 22 km from the main town.


Places To Visit Near Udaipur

1. Ranakpur

Ranakpur near Sadri town in the Pali district of Rajasthan which is approximately 95 km away from Udaipur. Considered as one of the most important pilgrimage sites of Jainism, Ranakpur is the home to one of the largest and most important Jain Temples in the country. 



2. Chittorgarh

One of the lesser known marvels of Rajasthan, Chittorgarh is must visit if you are travelling to Udaipur. The forts and rich culture of this place will surely make you fall in love with this place. Having a tumultuous history, this place is slowly gaining popularity and the attention of the tourists. The views from the Chittorgarh fort is completely amazing and mesmerizing.travelogged-3-things-to-do-in-udaipur-chittorgarh-image


3. Kumbhalgarh

With awe-inspiring moments there lies Kumbhalgarh near to Udaipur which is considered as one of the best places to visit nearby Udaipur. Visit Kumbhalgarh during the monsoon season to have the view of the amazing lush sceneries of the Kumbhalgarh Fort in Rajsamand district.travelogged-3-things-to-do-in-udaipur-kumbhalgarh-image


Local Cuisines/ Street Food

Of course, it's a paradise for foodies, missing out on their authentic cuisine is definitely a crime. You can't afford to miss Rajasthani cuisine prepared by the locals - Dal Bhati, Churma and Gattey ki sabzi are to die for. Most of us also have a weak spot of binging on local street food - so feel free to visit the streets of Lake Palace Road, Fateh Sagar Road and Hitawala Complex to try some relishing egg burji, paani puri, kachori and so much more.


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Q: What are the must-see places and things to do in Udaipur if I have three days to spend there?

A: Karni Mata, Lake Pichola, City Palace, Saheliyo Ki Bari Garden, Bagore-Ki-Haveli, Hathi Pol Bazaar, Jag Mandir, SaajjanGarh Fort.


Q: Udaipur: what are the must visit places for a 2 day trip to Udaipur?

A: Karni Mata, Lake Pichola, City Palace, Saheliyo Ki Bari Garden, Bagore-Ki-Haveli, Hathi Pol Bazaar, Jag Mandir, SaajjanGarh Fort.