A city in Rajasthan, Udaipur is a popular tourist destination. With a wide spectrum of temples, gardens, palaces, museums and lakes, it's a dream destination for avid travelers. It's a shopping paradise as well. Handicraft items, stones, paintings, jewelry, and textiles are some of the best sellers out there. It also houses two world famous hotels, the Lake Palace and the Udaivilas. Smooth roads, fewer traffic jams, and authentic Rajasthani ambiance separates it from other crowded tourist destinations.
Distance: 648 km of beautiful roads lies between Gurgaon and Udaipur in Rajasthan.
How to Travel: One can reach Udaipur by road, rail or bus. The nearest airport is 22kms away.
Time Taken: Approximately 12 hours by train or bus, and at least 9 hours by road
Best Time to visit: Winter Season. Anytime between September to March
Popular attractions in Udaipur
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It's a heritage landmark located in the heart of the city. Brought from London, it was the first ever public clock of the city. Please know that this clock was brought in at the time when people didn't own watches. The legendary clock is now motionless due to lack of maintenance. However, a facelift is expected in the near future as concerns are being raised by several authorities regarding the upkeep of the clock tower.
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Bagore Ki Haveli
The cultural performance in Bagore Ki Haveli is a great treat. It's an evening show held from 7 to 8 pm near Lake Pichola. Beautiful dance performances, puppet shows and folk music from various artists, including a 70-year-old lady dancing with several pots supported on her head are some of the jaw-dropping acts that one can witness. For a nominal entry fee, one can enjoy a grand show.
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Fateh Sagar is one of the most beautiful lakes of Udaipur where one can enjoy the scenic beauty and boat riding. Within the lake, there is also a park where one can enjoy some exciting rides. Those who love street foods can also have a blast here as the place is filled with hawkers. Overall, it's an excellent hangout spot with plenty of activities to do during a visit.
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A massive Hindu temple located in the middle of Udaipur, Jagdish Temple has a stunning appearance. With beautiful carvings and amazing statues, the place is an architectural wonder. The temple is devoted to Lord Jagannath, and one has to climb 32 steps to reach to the temple shrine. Surrounded by plenty of shops, it's a good spot for buying souvenirs.
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Sajjangarh Wildlife Sanctuary and Sajjangarh Fort
Located very close to Sajjangarh fort, Sajjangarh Wildlife Sanctuary houses many animals such as Rabbits, Deer, Blue Bulls, Sambars, Lion Hyena and plenty more. One can rent a bicycle or an electric golf cart to explore places within the zoo. It's a must-visit spot for those with kids. The close by Sajjangarh fort is a holy place where Shri Samarth Ramadas Swami's Samadhi is set. It's a clean and well-maintained fort, often visited for inner peace.
Gulab Bagh & Zoo, Sajjan Garh, Pichhola Lake, Moti Mahal, Hanuman Ghat Lake, Saheliyon Ki Bari, Sukhadia Circle, Jain Temples, Nathdwara and Udaipur Solar Observatory are some other popular attractions that are worth a visit.
Places to stay
The Fateh Hotel
Located near Fateh Sagar Lake, one can enjoy a home like experience in this hotel. The hotel is well organized and located in a good location. The food quality is good as well.
It's a nicely decorated hotel, which is located close by to a lot of tourist attractions. Since it is located on the banks of Lake Pichola, it offers a great view of the lake. One can enjoy good food and service during a stay.
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Amantra Shilpi Resort
It's located around 500 meters from Fatehsagar lake. The resort is located in a peaceful location, and the rooms have good interiors. They also have adventurous sports for kids. With good food and excellent service, the place is worth a stay.
There are lots of hotels to choose, depending upon one's budget. The place is not short of hotels and attractions. One is guaranteed to have a lovely time on their visit to this beautiful location.