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Udaipur Package ToursDiscover the City of Lakes and step into a fairy-tale land of palaces and shinning waters

About Udaipur

Known as the City of Lakes or the Venice of the East, Udaipur is the historic capital of the Rajput kingdom of Mewar and is known for its splendid Rajput-era palaces. Its centrepiece is the gorgeous Lake Pichola and the incredible Lake Palace that appears to float on the surface of the water. Famously used in the James Bond film, Octopussy. An evening boat ride on Lake Pichola is a must for any visit to Udaipur though the city has plenty more to offer. Explore the largest palace complex in Rajasthan - the City Palace, with a museum displaying lavish mosaics of peacocks, beautiful mirrorwork and ornamental tiles.

Other sights in Udaipur include the handsome 18th century haveli museum of Bagore-ki-haveli, the wonderfully carved Jagdish Temple and the Ahar Museum featuring over 250 restored empty Maharaja tombs. However, few visitors make the most of the surrounding rural beauty and the Aravalli hills and those with more time may want to consider a horse safari into the countryside or day excursions by car or motorbike.

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What to expect in Udaipur

When visiting Udaipur, expect a city of enchanting lakes, majestic palaces, and vibrant culture. Udaipur offers serene boat rides on Lake Pichola, stunning views of the City Palace, and the intricate beauty of Jag Mandir and Jag Niwas. The narrow, colourful streets are filled with bustling markets, traditional Rajasthani handicrafts, and aromatic cuisine. With its rich history, lively festivals, and romantic ambiance, Udaipur provides an immersive experience into the heart of Rajasthan's heritage.

Places to visit in Udaipur

The lake palace in udaipur
The Lake Palcae

The Lake Palace

Seeming floating in the middle of lake Pichola, the Lake Palace was originally built as a summer palace in 1743 for the Maharana Jagat Singh II and features floors inlaid with black and white marble and walls ornamented with different precious stones. Today the Lake Palace is a luxury hotel, voted as one of the most romantic in India. It is a beautiful building to admire and if you get the opportunity, it is a wonderful place to stay.

a view of Udaipur
A view of Udaipur

City Palace Udaipur

Situated on the east bank of Lake Pichola, the City Palace provides wonderful panoramic views across the lake from the many balconies. Overlooking all of the city's lakes is the hilltop palatial residence of the Monsoon Palace, built to enable Rajastani royalty to watch the monsoon clouds. Today it's the perfect place to visit for stunning sunset views of Udaipur. The stunning palace is now a museum filled with sculptures, paintings and photographs amongst many other stunning artifacts.

Lake Pichola at sunset
Lake Pichola at sunset

Take a boat ride

Udaipur is known as the city of lakes so what better way to experience it than to take a boat ride. You can catch a boat that takes you along lake Pichola giving you amazing views of the Lake Palace. Visitors can expect a calming journey along the water drenched in Indian sunshine.

Frequently asked questions

Is Udaipur safe for tourists?

Udaipur is generally considered safe for tourists. We do not conduct our tours in unsafe destinations. However, like any tourist destination, it's important to stay vigilant and take basic precautions. Keep your belongings secure, avoid isolated areas after dark, and be cautious of touts and scams.

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When is the best time to visit Udaipur?

The best time to visit Udaipur is during the winter months, from October to March. The weather is pleasant and ideal for sightseeing. Summers can be very hot, while the monsoon season brings heavy rains.

Conclusion

Visiting Udaipur is like stepping into a fairy tale, where the grandeur of its palaces, the tranquillity of its lakes, and the vibrant culture create an unforgettable experience. Whether you're exploring the historic City Palace, cruising on Lake Pichola, or savouring the local cuisine, Udaipur offers a unique blend of romance and adventure. Its rich heritage, breathtaking landscapes, and warm hospitality make it a must-visit destination for any traveller seeking to immerse themselves in the splendour of Rajasthan. So pack your bags and get ready to create memories that will last a lifetime in the enchanting city of Udaipur.

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