Historical Jaipur Vs Exotic Udaipur: The Two Jewels of Rajasthan

A city of lakes vs a city of historical forts and monuments, which one do you prefer? The two most popular cities in Rajasthan welcome you in their own distinct manner to make your tour the best from the rest! You may choose to enjoy the amazing architectural beauty of the forts, walls and royal palaces or the calm flowing waters of the lakes – choice is yours!

Let me share the details of both Jaipur and Udaipur to help you decide your next destination.

Exotic Udaipur

Udaipur is located in the Indian state of Rajasthan. Also, known as the “City of Lakes”. Experience the famous attractions of Udaipur are:

Lake Pichola

The Lake of changing colours is known for its calm and tranquil waters, which mesmerize you like no other! On the borders of Lake Pichola, Lake Palace, Jag Mandir, Mohan Mandir, Arsi Vilas, City Palace and Bagore ki Haveli have their own story to tell you from history.

Lake Pichola Udaipur

Fateh Sagar Lake

You may visit Fateh Sagar on a boat ride from Pichola. You are sure to get romantic while you explore the three islands here. Also, a well maintained public park ensures you can spend a romantic evening with your partner while enjoying the scenic view!

Fateh Sagar Lake Udaipur

Ambrai Ghat

If you want to capture the perfect sunset, you need to turn right from Lake Pichola and get ready with your lenses when sun begins to spread its orange hues on the slowly waving waters of Ambrai Ghat.

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If you want to view Lake Palace, one of the most luxurious hotels in Udapur, Ambrai Ghat is where you need to be. Also, this Ghat is famous for the glittering and colourful fireworks in the sky which add to the colours of the Ghat.

Night Glory at Ambrai Ghat udaipur

Night Glory at Ambrai Ghat, Udaipur

Monsoon Palace

If you want to enjoy your vacation away from the city you must plan your stay at Monsoon Palace, situated on a hill top. It’s known for the panoramic view it offers for all the lakes around. It is sure to lift your mood up and de-stress completely.

Monsoon Palace


You get to experience the rural life exclusive to city as well as the live folk performances in the evening make your vacation complete.


Historically Magical Jaipur

Jaipur is the major tourist destination in Rajasthan. Also, known as the “Pink City”.

Hawa Mahal

A breezy palace on a hilltop with more than 900 windows offering you the most amazing view of the city below, is sure to make you go awe while you explore the magnanimous build up from history.

Hawa Mahal Jaipur

Jantar Mantar

A UNESCO World Heritage Site which leaves every tourist awestruck with the world’s largest sun-dial!

Jantar Mantar Jaipur

City Palace

A perfect combination of European, Mughal and Rajput architecture, which surprises every tourist spellbound. The museum and art gallery inside the Palace displays amazing historical artwork. The huge Palace consists of two palaces – Chandra Mahal and Mubarak Mahal.

City Palace Jaipur

Amber Fort

The majestic Amber fort has temples, gardens and other palaces for you to explore. Also, it is situated a bit far from the main city so that you enjoy a vacation away from the hustles and bustles of the city.

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Amber Fort

Nahargarh Fort

Amidst the Aravalli Hills, this fort houses a cafe. So the best part is you can enjoy your food along with the panoramic view of the city below. Also, Nahargarh Fort is one of the best locations which offer you the perfect sunset view.

Nahargarh Fort JaipurNow, go ahead and plan your next tour, be it Jaipur or Udaipur through Palace on Wheels Rajasthan, this vacation will surely revive you!

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Frequently Asked Questions:

Q. What Jaipur is famous for?

A. Jaipur is famous for being the capital city of the state of Rajasthan. This city is known as the Pink City. Jaipur has a lot of tourist locations like Jantar Mantar, Hawa Mahal, Amer Fort, Jala Mahal, and so on. This is among the oldest planned city in India.

Q. What is special about Udaipur?

A. Everything about Udaipur is special which includes the lakes, palaces, forts, historical architecture, and hills. People from different parts of the world come to visit this phenomenal city of Rajasthan and get to witness the beauty of nature.

Q. Why is Jaipur called the pink city?

A. Jaipur is called the Pink City because Maharaja Ram Singh, in 1876, gave the order to paint the entire city Pink color in order to welcome Queen Victoria and Prince of Wales.

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Q. How can I spend 2 days in Udaipur?

A. You can spend 2 days in Udaipur by visiting the City Palace followed by Pichola Lake Bagore Ki Haveli and Jagdish Temple on your 1st day. Start your 2nd day by getting over to the Sajjangarh Palace, Shilpgram, Sahelion Ki Bari and finish the trip with the view of the Fateh Sagar Lake.

Q. Which is the most beautiful place in Rajasthan?

A. The most beautiful place in Rajasthan is not only one but many. Some of them are Bikaner, Jaisalmer, Pushkar, Jodhpur, Chittorgarh, Sawai Madhopur, Ajmer, and Mount Abu.

Q. Which city is known as Shimla of Rajasthan?

A. Mount Abu is known as Shimla of Rajasthan. This is because Mount Abu is the only place in the entire state of Rajasthan which has a cold climate and is a hill station of the state.

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