Udaipur - The City of Lakes
Welcome to Udaipur in Rajasthan where the luxury train Palace on Wheels chugs in on the 4th day of the journey. This grandeur city of Lakes, the White City of Rajasthan is the cultural capital of the land. Udaipur with its lakes, palaces and lush foliage in the desert land has been crowned as a romantic destination since the Rajput reign. Rulers have built several palaces, which were used by them to enjoy a romantic time. Thanks to the borders of Aravali Ranges, the land has an enchanting climatic condition during winter.
Palace on Wheels - Royal Journey of Udaipur
Apart from romance and architectural essence, this land is very famous for its heritage look, tempting rows of street markets and most importantly the quaint cultural beauty. To patronize this romance factor in the vacation, the Palace on Wheels has added this destination to its itinerary on the fourth day. The train reaches Udaipur, early by 7 AM. The place will be mesmerizing to enjoy early in the morning. The tourists are taken on a city tour at 9 AM.
Top activities to enjoy in Udaipur with Palace on Wheels are:
- Sightseeing tour covering many eminent sites of attractions like City Palace, Crystal Gallery, Saheliyon ki Bari, Jag Mandir Palace and others.
- Visit to the local markets of the land for souvenir shopping and cultural photography.
- Royal lunch in the famous Fateh Prakash Hotel.
- Scenic romantic boat ride on Lake Pichola. The boat ride is organized by sunset as it is the most romantic time to enjoy a traditional boat ride on the lake.
- High tea served in the royal grounds of Jag Mandir.
Udaipur has a cliche tropical climate with hot and humid summer, moderately wet monsoon and cold winter. Unless you are visiting during the months of January or December, you can always expect a humid climate. Thus, light cotton clothing is preferred.
Unlike most of the other destinations of Rajasthan, the cuisine is mainly vegetarian. The cuisine includes a lot of vegetables and lentils. The climate of Udaipur is favorable for numerous types of vegetables than other desert regions of the land. Many unique spices like dry mango powder and special type of chilies are used in the cuisine, which give a different taste to Udaipur cuisine. Top dishes to try in Udaipur are Dal baati churma, Chole Kulche, parathas, Mewari styled curries and others. Street foods and a few desserts are eminent elements of this cuisine. If you want to try most of the dishes of Udaipur, try the Udaipur Thali.