In India, Udaipur is referred as “City of Lake” and perfect holiday spot for couples.
Positioned amidst the flocking Aravali Hills and somewhere in every traveler’s dream, Udaipur is the most significant city of Rajasthan that promotes the best of tourism. The place is an ideal getaway for a pleasant vacation in search of a blissful romantic affair. This means Udaipur has carried on the charm of its palaces, its lanes, its tradition, and its culture has attracted tourists from all over the globe. Udaipur has something magnetic about it and that pulls many tourists every year towards Udaipur. Generally, Udaipur is about luxury & leisure, but it can be explored on a budget as well with Mateshwari Tours and Travels.
Places Covered: City Palace, Jagdish Temple, Lake Pichola, Fateh Sagar Lake, Dudh Talai,
Saheliyon ki Bari, Bagore ki Haveli, Sukhadiya Circle, Monsoon palace (Sajjan Garh)
Duration: Full Day (8-9 hrs. approx)
The information of these major tourist spots in Udaipur which are featured in our full day sightseeing tour are given below.
The huge City Palace, eminent over the Pichola Lake, is one of the biggest palace complexes in Rajasthan. The splendid palace, originally built by Maharana Uday Singh II, rises thirty meters above Lake Pichola and extends up to 244 meters. The City Palace features a number of small and big palaces, museums and gardens. There are many popular palaces inside the City Palace Complex.
Jagdish Temple is a giant Hindu temple in the middle of Udaipur in Rajasthan. A huge tourist attraction, the temple was originally called the temple of Jagannath Rai but is now referred to as Jagdish-Ji. Located 150m north of the palace in Indo-Aryan type of architecture, the temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The temple walls and the tower are decorated with carvings of Vishnu, scenes from Lord Krishna’s life and figurines of nymphs or apsaras.
A small lake surrounded by beautiful, structured and precisely manicured garden with fountains and beautiful rocks. A rock and fountain garden and the sunset point from which one will cherish the sunset view in Lake Pichhola and a cycloramic view of the city. Also one can enjoy the Aerial tramway (rope way) which connects one of the Dudh Talai gardens to Karni Mata temple.
An artificial freshwater lake, created in the year 1362 AD, named after the nearby Picholi village. The lake’s surroundings have been developed over the centuries, with palaces, marble temples, family mansions, and ghats. The amazing Lake Palace (now converted into a heritage hotel) is situated in the middle of the lake. Two islands, Jag Niwas and Jag Mandir are situated within Pichola Lake.
An artificial lake constructed by Maharana in the north of Lake Pichola in 1678 and to the north-west of Udaipur. Within the ambit of the Fateh Sagar Lake, there are three small islands.; the largest of these is called the Nehru Park, the second island houses a public park with a formidable water-jet fountain and the third island is the address for the Udaipur Solar Observatory.
Built by Maharana Bhopal Singh. Saheliyon ki Bari means Garden of the Maids. This garden area lies within the northern part of the city and has fountains and kiosks, a lotus pool and marble elephants. Each water channel has it's distinct sound and the mingling of these sounds complement the ambiance of the place. There is also a small museum here.
An old building built right on the waterfront of Lake Pichola at Ganghor Ghat. The palace has over 100 rooms, with displays of costumes and modern art. The building features a large and exquisite collection of Mewar painting and glassworks. In the evening, the haveli lightens and stages stunning performance of traditional dance and music of Rajasthan.
A large roundabout within the city's northern suburb of Panchwati, on the road to Ranakpur and Mt. Abu. centrepiece of the Circle is a huge, three-tiered fountain just over 21 m. high, with crenate dishes surmounted by a wheat-ear motif, representing prosperity. Brightened at night, it is now a well-known landmark. If you want to experience the evening with locals, this is a place to be.
This palace is unique for the purpose for which it was constructed. The palace was made by Sajjan Singh to keep a watch over the monsoon clouds in the surrounding region. Later it was used as a hunting retreat by the royal family. Initially, the king had intended to establish a nine-storied astronomical center at this spot but his sudden demise shattered his plans.
The nearest airport in Udaipur is called the Maharana Pratap Airport which is situated about 20 kilometers away from the city center. It is well-connected to all major cities in India including Delhi, Mumbai, and Jaipur. Some of the popular airlines that have daily flights to and from Udaipur are Jet Airways, Indian Airlines, Air Deccan, and Kingfisher Airlines.
There is a very well-established bus service available to Udaipur, linking it to several cities like Delhi, Jaipur, Indore, Kota, and Ahmedabad, among others. There are a number of options when it comes to traveling by bus. These include deluxe buses, air-conditioned coaches and State-run transport.
Udaipur is connected to a vast network of rail that connects it to major cities in India such as Jaipur, Delhi, Kolkata, Indore, Mumbai, and Kota. Some of the popular trains that run daily are Mewar Express, Bandra-Udaipur SF Express, Ananya Express, Chetak Express, and Gwalior-Udaipur Express. In fact, the famous and luxurious Palace of Wheels also makes a scheduled stop in Udaipur.
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