About Udaipur

If you have made up your mind to move towards Rajasthan in northwestern India and romance is on your mind, Udaipur is the option second to none. Shimmering blue lakes and royal palaces make Udaipur known all across the globe. The city's location on the banks of Pichola adds much to the beauty. The city of Udaipur is famously known as the 'City of Lakes' and the 'Jewel of Mewar' region. Founded by Maharaja Udai Singh, in 1567 AD, the city is accessible through the Suraj Pol (or the Sun Gate), the main entrance to the city. To make your accommodation a wonderful part of your travel experience, you can choose to stay at one of the very luxurious heritage hotels where you also stand the chance of being welcomed by Rajput lords themselves.

Major Tourist Attractions in Udaipur udaipur

The lake city of Udaipur in Rajasthan offers a host of wonderful palaces and havelis for travellers to view and explore. Besides, there are a number of picturesque lakes where you can spend some quality time with your friends and family. Famous tourist attractions in Udaipur are as follows.

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City Palace A magnificent, white marble structure erected on the banks of Lake Pichola, surrounded with hard solid stone wall. The main part of the palace is now preserved as a museum. It includes the Mor Chowk with its beautiful mosaics of peacocks, the Manak or Ruby Mahal has glass and mirror work, Krishna Vilas has a remarkable collection of miniatures. Other attractions are Bari Mahal, Moti Mahal ,Chini Mahal and Zenana Mahal.

Lake Palace

Once the royal residence of the maharajas The Lake Palace is an architectural splendor, now converted into a hotel. Founded in 1568 by Maharana Udai Singh often referred as the 'Venice of the East'. Adorned with exorbitant palaces, hilltop fortresses, awesome temples and fabulous gardens, this city of dreams is a desired site of both Indian and Foreign tourists. The Lake Palace is one of the most romantic hotels in the worldis 26 Kms from the airport.


This ornamental garden was made for the pleasures of royal ladies. Garden is adorned with the lush green lawns, blooming flowers, enchanting pools, gratifying fountains and beautiful carved marble elephant.

Lakes in Udaipur

Udaipur is adorned with the captivating lakes of Pichola, Fateh Sagar, Udai Sagar and is rightly called as the 'City of Lakes', an oasis in the desert. The city derives most of its beauty from these fascinating blue waters. Lake is surrounded by the Temples, Rock Mountains, palaces and island with royal palatial structures.

Jagdish Temples

These Indo-Aryan temples are the most beautiful specimens of Udaipur with noteworthy carved images. The temples were built by Maharana Jagat Singh in 1651A.D.

Bharatiya Lok Kala Mandal

This museum is also a foundation for the preservation and promotion of local folk arts, include dolls, masks, musical instruments, painting and the high point of the exhibits. Timings: 9 am to 6 pm. Regular puppet and cultural shows are held daily. 6pm-7pm.

Popular Excursions from Udaipur

Some of the exciting excursions from Udaipur are Jaisamand Lake 50km, Kankroli 64 km, Jagdish Temples dedicated to Lord Shiva, built by Raja Jagat Singh. Nathdwara Temple 42km. of Lord Krishan is visitesd by thousand of devotees. Ranakpur 90km from Udaipur is Haldighati Fort perched on the hillside is also very notable tourist spot.

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Popular Shopping Centres in Udaipur There are numerous worthy shops on Lake Palace Road, besides the Rang Niwas Palace Hotel and cluster of others shops near the Jagdish Temple. Udaipur is known for his Tie-Dai fabrics, batik work and carved metal work hand paintings, which are also available at Bapu Bazaar. A handicraft emporium rune by Government is also very famous.

Udaipur Travel (Airport/Railway/Road) Information

Air : Dabok Airport is 21km. from the city is the nearest airhead. It connects Udaipur with all the major cities of India.

Rail : Trains from Mumbai via Ahmedabad, Delhi Chittorgarh connects Udaipur. Palace on Wheels also covers Udaipur.

Road : Udaipur to Ahmedabad 262 km, Bombay 739 km, Delhi is 670 km from Udaipur, Mumbai 739km, Ahmedabad 262 km, Jaipur 407 km are well connected by regular bus services.

Distances from Udaipur to Major Cities Ajmer - 288 km
Jaipur - 407 km
Delhi - 664 km
Jodhpur - 269 km
Chittorgarh - 168 km

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