Lake City 'Udaipur'

 Tanvi Khandalkar 07 Jun, 2021 10 mins read 1

Have you ever been to Udaipur... No .. let me tell you what you are missing!

When you hear about the city Udaipur , first word which comes to your mind is , the city of Royality or you can say 'NAWABO KA SHEHAR' .  this city has its own charm in terms of palaces , lakes, forts , food and many more other things. I have been to Udaipur for an internship but this city stole my heart. A beautiful architecture, hilly mountains, narrow roads surrounded by the famous bazaars, which will force you to extend your stay for some more days. People of Udaipur are caring and helping in nature.

Places to visit in Udaipur

  • City palace
  • lake pichola
  • Jag mandir
  • Fatehsagar lake
  • Hathipol market
  • Badi lake
  • Sajangarh fort
  • Gangour Ghat

"ARE YOU A  HISTORY LOVER? THEN YAA  THIS IS THE PLACE YOU HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR"

City Palace - It's One of the architectural wonders of Rajasthan, after entering into the city palace you can actually immerse yourself  in the history of the Maharanas of Mewar, and really get a feel for their culture and how royalty lived. it has the ancient tools which were used by the maharajas. Exhibit delicate mirror-work, marble-work, murals, wall paintings, silver-work, inlay-work and leftover of colored glass,  the view of the lake and the Udaipur city  is mesmerizing from the terrace.

Entry fee - 500 [ Indian], 900 [ foreigners]

Timings - 9:30 am - 5:30 pm

You can also take a guide for a better understanding about the palace. I can say city palace is the main attraction of Udaipur because how attractively it shows the art of Mural paintings, their way of life etc.

You can also opt for a fairy ride from a city palace which will directly takes you to the lake Pichola. 

"HAVE YOU EVER FELT SO RELAXED AND PEACEFUL AT ONE PLACE THAT YOU DON'T WANT TO LEAVE ?" 

In my case it was the lake Pichola , this lake has the ultimate vibe which you can actually perceive from your heart .

After taking a fairy ride , they will take you to the Jag Mandir from the lake Pichola, Jag Mandir is a palace built on an island in the Lake Pichola. 

The octagonal shaped towers in the corners of the palace are topped with cupolas further beautifying the palace. Sunset from the lake pichola is incredible.  

Entry fee - 300[Indian], 900[foreigner]

Timings - 10 am - 6:30 pm

Fatehsagar lake -  Lake Fatehsagar offers one of the most alluring qualities of water; the stillness of water reflects the tranquility of nature. The mesmerizing ripples, the crystal clear images give a quick peek into your soul. This soul-stirring effect of lakes makes it one of the best places to visit. It has the prime location surrounded by the 3 best sides of Udaipur. Beyond this it has the top food stalls like chaap , cold coffee, pav bhaji etc. You can enjoy the view with an appetizing food. If you want to take a quick tour of fatehsagar lake , you can opt for boating too.

No Entry Fee

Timings - 8 am - 7 pm 

"YOU MUST BE KNOWING THAT RAJASTHAN IS SO FAMOUS FOR HANDICRAFTS ITEMS, JEWELLERY ETC. "

Hathipol market  - Everybody loves shopping and whenever we go to another city/ country , we always want to buy something for our family, friends, relatives or for ourselves as a souvenir of that place. This market is so famous for handicrafts items, silver jewellery, rajasthani kurtis, bandhani print etc. you will also find a lot of shops to buy rajasthani footwears like morjis, jootis , bellies at cheap rates.  but the prices are little increased by the shop-keepers, you can enjoy bargaining with them and get your chosen article at competitive prices. 

Badi lake - Badi lake is 12 km away from Udaipur, but its totally worth it . This is the place which you can opt when you want to take a break from your daily routine. It is surrounded by the mountains and lake which gives the stunning view of the nature. The atmosphere comprises calmness and tranquility and also which makes the viewer mesmerize by its captivating scenery.  Climb the Bahubali hill and make your soul refresh here. 

No Entry Fee only the Parking Charges

Timings - No Restriction 

FORTS ARE THE DIGNITY OF RAJASTHAN

Sajangarh fort -  Looming at a great height, the fort offers an exhilarating bird eye view of Udaipur city overlooking the two lakes – The Pichola & Fatehsagar. The road leading to the fort is hilly, steep, twisting with several blind turns. The backside of the palace gives the spectacular view of valley covered with dense, thick forest and lush greenery all around it. you can take a cab or bike till sajangarh , and enjoy the ride. I would personally suggest you to take a bike / scooty because you can actually feel the calmness while going upward.

You also have one more option , after reaching the entry gate of Sajangarh fort , you can rent a bike/ car. if you hire a car the driver will take you to the Sajangarh fort. 

Entry fees - 25 [ Indian], 100 [Foreigner]

Transportation cost - 70 [ bike], 100 [car]

Timings - 10 am - 6 pm

Gangour Ghat - There are so many ghats in udaipur but gangor ghat is quite famous. you can actually sit near the lake shore and enjoy the sunset view . gangour ghat has an amazing view of lake pichola, some old havelis which are build near the lake. after my shift I used to go there  daily and  revitalize myself .  Everything seems to be perfect after seeing the reflection of haveli lights on water.  While going to gangour ghat you can stop by bagour ki haveli unfortunately I haven't got a chance to visit because it was closed due to the covid situation ,  The palace has over a hundred rooms, with displays of costumes and modern art. The glass and mirror in the interiors are Haveli work. It also preserves an example of Mewar painting on the walls of the Queen's Chamber. The two peacocks made from small pieces of colored glasses are examples of glasswork.

Entry fee for bagour ki haveli - 100 [ Indian], 200 [ foreigner]

  • No entry fee for Gangour Ghat 

Timings - 10am - 6pm

Where to stay 

  • luxury hotel
  1.  Redisson blue Udaipur
  2. Taj lake palace Udaipur
  3.  The Oberoi - Udaivilas
  4.  The Lalit Laxmi Vilas Palace
  5.  Lemon Tree Udaipur
  • Mid stay hotel  
  1. Hotel meenakshi
  2. Hotel Poonam Haveli
  3. Hotel Thamla Haveli
  4. The Park Classic Udaipur
  5. Hotel Shalimar Palace
  • Hostels
  1. Hostel Mantra, Udaipur
  2. Gostops ,Udaipur
  3. Zostel, Udaipur
  4. Moustache , Udaipur
  5. Banjara, Udaipur

Where to eat

  1. Khamma ghani Restaurent
  2. Ambrai Restaurent
  3. Traditional khana
  4. Natraj Reastaurent
  5. Milets of Mewad Restaurent
  6. Upré By 1559 AD
  7. Rainbow, Restaurent
  8. Jheel,s rooftop restaurent
  9. Natural view Restaurent
  10. Sunset Terrace

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Tanvi Khandalkar
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