10 Things to Do in Udaipur

Udaipur lies deep in the western reaches of Rajasthan and is well known as Venice of the East or city of lakes. The city had thousand years of history and is well known for its palaces, forts, lakes and gardens. Miniature paintings of Udaipur are also famous throughout the world. Udaipur is famous for performing and craft arts and because of its many zinc and copper mines.

Here are the 10 things you must do in Udaipur:

1. Saheliyo Ki Bari

Saheliyo Ki Bari which is well known as the courtyard of maidens, is a garden and the tourist spot in Udaipur. The garden has been appealingly constructed with marble elephants, fountains and lush green lawns. Most of the young generation had fun doing photography in this garden.

Admission fee: INR 5/- per person.

Timings: 9 AM to 5 PM

Permission required for photography: No

Saheliyo Ki Bari, Udaipur

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2.  Karni Mata Temple

One of the craziest and best things to do in Udaipur is to visit Karni Mata temple. Shri Manshapurna Karni Mata is located on the machla manga hills in Udaipur which is dedicated to the Hindu goddess Karni Mata. You must include this temple in your to do list in Udaipur as it attracts tourist all around the world who are seeking for fun.

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Admission fee: No

Timings: 9 AM to 9 PM

Karni Mata Mandir Bikaner

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3.  City of Lakes – Ride the Ropeway

You might be wondering how to reach Udaipur Karni Mata temple. Actually, it’s the most fun way to do it by riding the ropeway. It is the most popular tourist activity who comes to Udaipur for fun and thrill. It also adds charm while viewing from the top and the experience is quaint. The ride is quite affordable and won’t rush your blood.

Admission fee: INR 80/- per person for a round trip.

Timings: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Permission required for photography: No

City of Lakes - Ride the Ropeway

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4.  Jagat Niwas-Try the Deliciously Rajasthani Cuisine

You must try Rajasthani delicious and spicy cuisine on your trip to Udaipur. If you are a foodie you must give a try to this non-vegetarian dish which is quite famous in Jagat Niwas. Laal maas literally translates into red meat, traditional non-vegetarian Rajasthani dishes made from mutton, red chili curry and spices.

Deliciously Rajasthani Cuisine

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5.  Hathi Pol Bazaar

Hathi Pol Bazaar is famous for traditional shopping which offers a wide variety of options for those who love shopping. The market is filled with artisanal products, paintings and souvenirs which are available at negotiable prices. Add color to your clothes when you shop for ethnic goods in this market in Udaipur.

Hathi Pol Bazaar

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6.  Vintage Car Museum

Vintage car museum in Udaipur is a witness of classical beauties. This museum offers a golden chance to all car lovers which provides a rare sight of old cars which had appeared in television shows and movies in past. Checking out the vintage and classic car collection is the best thing you can do in Udaipur.

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Vintage Car Museum

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7.  Taj Lake Palace

Taj Lake Palace offers a royal stay and is one of the most reserved hotels in India. It is located in the center of Lake Pichola which makes a place straight out of your dreams. Taj Lake Palace is well known as the benchmark of luxury stays in India, and it definitely worth for every penny you pay. The hotel that has turned into this palace has been built intricately with white marble which features detailed art, ornate carvings and beautiful glass crafts.

Taj Lake Palace

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8.  City Palace, Udaipur

You can tour the majestic palace which had constructed over a period of 40 decades. It is built in the bank of the Lake Pichola. City Palace is the best example of both Mughal and Rajasthani architecture. Taking a tour of this City Palace is one of the unique things you must do while visiting Udaipur.

Timings: 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM.

Permission required for photography: No

City Palace, Udaipur

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9.  Sajjangarh Wildlife Sanctuary

The Sanjjangarh Wildlife Sanctuary is once a royal shooting preserve of the kings in Udaipur. The major attraction here is the Tiger Lake which is commonly known as Bari lake or Jiyan Sagar. In 1764 during the attack, sanctuaries were used as artillery, and people could see today too, some canons in the area. One can go for trekking or jungle safari here.

Admission fee: No

Timings: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Permission required for photography: No

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Sajjangarh Wildlife Sanctuary

10.  Aravalli Mountains

One of the best things you can do in Udaipur is horseback riding. You can enjoy horse riding by going through Aravalli mountain ranges. You can enjoy the beautiful sights of the city and ride to nearby rural areas and villages through these horse rides.

Aravalli Mountains

Best Time to Visit

Like major destinations in India, Udaipur witnesses three major seasons. Winter last from October to mid-march, summer last from mid-March to June and monsoon from July till September. Best time to visit Udaipur is in winter, which is ideal for outdoor activities and sightseeing. Monsoon is another time which makes exploring lakes full with rain water.

How to Reach Udaipur

By Road

To promote foreign tourism, high-quality road network and good infrastructure had been established by the state. You can smoothly travel from Delhi to Udaipur which takes about 11 hours.

By Train

Many major railway stations in India are well connected with Udaipur. You can also go with the most expensive and luxurious option by travelling through the Palace of Wheels train.

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By Air

Maharana Pratap Airport is well connected to major cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Jaipur which is situated 22 km away from the city.

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