Beautiful places to visit in Udaipur 2021
A land of staggering contrasts where modern and traditional worlds exist together is Incredible India. The country has numerous religions, various cultures, deep-rooted beliefs, enchanting historic tales, and umpteen options to explore. From the exotic Himalayas to the backwaters of Kerala, Rann of Kutch to Nathula Pass, each part of India has an interesting story to share; a visit to this striking country will discover a trove of spiritual, historical, and cultural treasures.
The western part of India is brimming with culture and heritage. One of the colorful and enchanting states of India is Rajasthan. Rajasthan, the land of royals, is a delight to explore especially for history buffs, wildlife enthusiasts, adventure lovers, and culture aficionados. The state has a quintessential charm, is a melting pot of customs and beliefs. The state has a beautiful heritage and holds a royal and rich cultural aura around it. One of the classic gems of Rajasthan tour packages is the city of Udaipur. A visit to Rajasthan is incomplete without an Udaipur tour. A city set against the backdrop of Aravalli Ranges of Rajasthan, Udaipur is quite renowned as the Venice of The East, famous for its Rajput-era forts, city palaces, rich heritage, and culture. Majestic mountains and dazzling lakes create an amazing backdrop for this charming city. There are so many places to visit in Udaipur; the city has everything for all age groups, not just for history buffs, and nature lovers, but even newly-weds would enjoy their Honeymoon in Udaipur, in the romantic and serene atmosphere in this city of lakes.
10 Most Incredible Places to Visit in Udaipur
There is so much to explore, numerous places to visit in Udaipur, during your stay in the city. The city of lakes has many beautiful options of lakes, city palaces, and forts. Each place is an experience not to be missed. In recent times, opt for our Udaipur Villa packages, to explore this beautiful city while being safe and cautious too.
- Lake Palace, Udaipur
- Udaipur City Palace, Udaipur
- Rajsamand Lake, Udaipur
- Maharana Pratap Memorial, Udaipur
- Lake Pichola, Udaipur
- Jaisamand Lake, Udaipur
- Saheliyon Ki Bari, Udaipur
- Jagdish Temple, Udaipur
- Fateh Sagar Lake, Udaipur
- Vintage Car Museum, Udaipur
1. Lake Palace, Udaipur
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The city of Udaipur boasts several places to see in Udaipur, especially numerous historical places. One of the gorgeous places to visit in Udaipur city is the famous Lake Palace. The Lake Palace Udaipur is listed amongst the striking and most iconic palaces of Rajasthan. The Palace is on the stunning Lake Pichola, which is one of the oldest and biggest lakes of Udaipur city. One can reach the palace through a boat. This architecturally amazing Lake Palace has been converted into a luxurious hotel. The palace resembles a combination of modern amenities clubbed with old-world regal charm. The grand Aravalli Hills and glittering Lake Pichola enhances the entire beauty of the Lake Palace.While planning for a change, a visit to Udaipur, check out the tempting Udaipur Hotel Deals at Flamingo Transworld Private Limited, you can also seek assistance from our hotel expert to guide the best option for you.
Lake Palace History
The 62nd ruler of the Mewar Dynasty, Maharana Jagat Singh II constructed the Lake Palace in Udaipur. Earlier this palace was known as Jag Niwas, named after Maharana Jagat Singh’s name. The Maharana used to enjoy his leisure time here. Later during the year 1743, he built his palace on Pichola Lake. In 1963, the palace was transformed into an extravagant lavish hotel. This luxurious work was carried out and taken over by the Taj group of Hotels.
Lake Palace Location
The location of Lake Palace is at Lake Pichola, Udaipur
Lake Palace Opening Hours
The timings of Lake Palace are Sunday to Saturday from morning 09:00 am to evening 6:00 pm
Lake Palace Entry Fees
There is no Entry Fee while visiting Lake Palace, it’s free. However, the cost of a Boat Ride is around 400 INR per adult and around 200 INR per child. The charges for the sunset boat ride are approximately around 700 INR per adult and around 400 INR per child.
2. Udaipur City Palace, Udaipur
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The Udaipur City Palace, the biggest royal complex in the entire state, is built on the banks of Lake Pichola. In 1559, this palace was built by the then Maharaja Uday Singh. The Udaipur Palace has an assortment of pavilions, courtyards, rooms, terraces, corridors, and hanging gardens. The palace also has a museum that displays some of the finest Rajput art and culture found in numerous tourist places in Udaipur. The marble and granite edifice of the Palace is an exciting contrast to its natural surroundings. The architecture of this royal palace is quite intricate, and a subtle mix of European, Chinese, and medieval influences. The palace has numerous arches, towers, and domes. The grandeur of this palace is quite renowned even in the film industry and can be noticed in prominent movies like Octopussy, Guide, and many more. The City Palace of Udaipur is a classic amalgamation of rich heritage and architectural genius, which reflects the bygone era. Udaipur and Polo Forest Special packages are quite popular amongst travelers.
Udaipur City Palace History
The Udaipur City Palace was built around 400 years ago on Pichola Lake by Maharana Uday Singh. This palace was built by Maharana Uday Singh when he had set up Udaipur as the capital of Mewar Kingdom. Udaipur was considered a safe option due to its location amidst the majestic Aravalli Hills. The palace was initially built in the year 1959, but each generation kept on adding their touches or changes to it. This complex consists of around 11 palaces. The architecture of this complex has an eclectic mix to it, here you will notice Persian architecture fused with European and Rajasthani decor themes.
Udaipur City Palace Location
Udaipur City Palace is located at City Palace Complex, Udaipur, Rajasthan, 313001
Udaipur City Palace Opening Hours
The visiting hours of Udaipur City Palace Udaipur are around Monday to Sunday from morning 0930 am till evening 0530 pm.
Udaipur City Palace Entry Fees
The entrance fee for the Udaipur City Palace is around 30 Rs for adults and around 15 Rs for a child. If you are interested in photography and are going to carry a still camera, then the charges for it are around 200 Rs and for a video camera is around 500 Rs.
3. Rajsamand Lake, Udaipur
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The Rajsamand Lake is one of the popular places to see in Udaipur. This lake is 66km towards the northern side of Udaipur, in the Rajsamand town. The lake is built on three rivers such as Kelwa, Gomati, and Tali Rivers. The placid looks quite stunning during the sunset time when the setting sun casts a magic spell on the calm waters of the lake; it is a sight to behold.
The Rajsamand Jheel or Lake is situated between the Kankroli and Rajnagar cities. The lake’s major source of water is the Gomti River. The lake has a huge embankment made up of white marble terraces. Some sections of the lake may dry up during severe drought, but it still is a beautiful place to enjoy the sight of white marble, cool breeze around the lake, and the entire area seems to be quite calm and soothing.
Rajsamand Lake History
It was Maharana Raj Singh’s idea to build a big dam during his reign. He wanted to build the Rajsamand Lake, to overcome the drought issue, and at the same time provide employment to all those who have suffered from famine and drought. The Mewar history is inscribed in 1017 stanzas on the white marble slabs on the lake’s embankment; these are known as the Raj Prasasti. This is renowned as the longest engraving in our country. During the Second World War, this lake was used as a seaplane base.
Rajsamand Lake Location
Rajsamand Lake is located around 66 km north of Udaipur
Rajsamand Lake Opening Hours
The visiting hours for Rajsamand Lake is Monday to Sunday from morning 10:00 AM till evening 07:00 PM
Rajsamand Lake Entry Fees
There is no entrance fee while visiting Rajsamand Lake.
4. Maharana Pratap Memorial, Udaipur
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Maharana Pratap Memorial in Udaipur is constructed in fond memory of Maharana Pratap who was one of the important Rajput rulers in the history of India. Maharana Pratap was a much revered and respected figure not just in the state of Rajasthan but in entire India. This is the reason why his memorial is one of the major attractions in Udaipur. The iconic structure is situated on the banks of Fateh Sagar Lake.
The Maharana Pratap Memorial is a tribute to the king and his loyal companion, Chetak, his famous horse, who had sacrificed his life for the king during the Haldighati Battle. The statue consists of the king sitting on this horse with a spear in hand. The height of the statue is around 11 feet and it weighs around 7 tonnes. In 1948, the statue was built by the Maharana Bhagwat Singh of Mewar.
Maharana Pratap Memorial History
One of the crucial and remarkable battles in the Indian history is the Battle of Haldighati. This battle was fought between the Mughals and the Rajputs, in 1576AD. The Mughals won the battle, but they were not able to catch hold of Maharana Pratap, as his faithful horse, Chetak, though injured and hurt, managed to get away and took his master to a safe place. In this process, Chetak lost his life, and he was immortalized in history.
Maharana Pratap Memorial Location
The memorial of Maharana Pratap is located at the pinnacle of Pearl Hill or the Moti Magri Hill. It is located on the eastern side of Fateh Sagar Lake. It is around 5.5 km away from the Udaipur Railway station, and around 5 kms from the City Palace.
Maharana Pratap Memorial Opening Hours
The visiting hours of Maharana Pratap Memorial are from Sunday to Saturday from morning 0900 am to evening 0600 pm. The light and sound show is quite popular and the show timings vary in summer and winters. During the summers, the show starts at around 08:15 pm and during the winters the show starts around 07:30 pm.
Maharana Pratap Memorial Entry Fees
The Entrance Fee to visit Maharana Pratap Memorial for Indian Nationals is Rs. 20 per adult and Rs. 10 per child.
5. Lake Pichola, Udaipur
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The Pichola Lake in Udaipur is an artificial lake; it is one of the largest and oldest lakes in the city. Each year, lakhs of tourists visit this lake due to its charming beauty and tranquillity. The lake is flanked by heritage buildings and majestic hills. Maharana Udai Singh was quite enchanted by the charm of the lake and constructed a dam next to its banks. The lake is 3 km in width and 4 km in length. The lake has 04 islands, Jag Niwas, Jag Mandir, Mohan Mandir, and Arsi Villas. Lake Pichola also has a bird sanctuary. The shores of the lakes are connected by beautifully arched bridges. The well-renowned City Palace is on its eastern bank. On the Brahmpuri Island of Pichola Lake, lies a popular Lake Pichola Hotel, it is a heritage hotel equipped with modern amenities clubbed with regal architecture.
The Pichola Lake prides itself as having the best sunset views in Udaipur and is popular amongst several other Udaipur tourist places. A visit to this lake is incomplete without a boat ride. A sunset boat ride is an experience not to be missed. Each year, tons of tourists are attracted by the beauty of this lake. One of the popular Udaipur travel packages at Flamingo Transworld is the combo package of Trekking in Mount Abu and Udaipur touring.
Lake Pichola History
The Pichola Lake was built by a gypsy man, Pichhu Banjara, in the year 1362 AD, during the Maharana Lakha reign. The word Pichola means the backyard, and the lake was named after a close-by village by the name Picholi. Maharana Udai Singh was fascinated by the charming beauty of this lake and he built the city of Udaipur on the banks of Pichola. Over the centuries, marble temples, palaces, chabutaro or bathing ghats were built around the lake. Some of the popular structures are the Jag Nivas or the Lake Palace, Jag Mandir Palace, and Mohan Mandir. The Jag Nivas on Jag Island is converted into a heritage hotel. Mohan Mandir was built by Jagat Singh during the year 1628. Arsi Vilas Island was built to enjoy the sunsets at the lake.
Lake Pichola Location
Pichola Lake is situated at Rameshwar Ghat, near the City Palace Complex, Udaipur.
Lake Pichola Opening Hours
The Pichola Lake is open seven days of the week from morning 09:00 am to evening 06:00 pm.
Lake Pichola Entry Fees
There is no entrance fee to visit Pichola Lake. However, if you are interested in a boat ride, the cost of it is around 400 Rs per adult and 200 Rs per child. The charges for the boat ride during the sunset time are around 700 Rs per adult and 400 Rs per child.
6. Jaisamand Lake, Udaipur
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The Jaisamand Lake Udaipur is the second-largest man-made or artificial lake in the Asian continent. The lake spans 100 square kilometers. It has 3 islands, inhabited by the Bhil Minas tribe. There is a palace on the northern side of the lake, a pavilion of pillars on the southern side. Jaisamand Lake is locally known as Dhebar Lake. A wildlife sanctuary with a collection of rare birds and animals is built surrounding the lake. The dam on this lake has been listed on the Heritage Monuments in India. The marble dam has a Shiv temple at its center. Jaisamand Island Resort is the only resort on the Island of Jaisamand Lake. A stay at this resort will provide you with splendid picturesque views of the lake. Away from the hustle and bustle of the city, Jaisamand Lake is amongst the must-visit places to visit in Udaipur and the best time to visit this lake is during the sunset time.
Jaisamand Lake History
During the year 1685, Maharana Jai Singh built the Dhebar or the Jaisamand Lake. The Jaisamand Lake is one of the biggest artificial lakes in the continent having an area of around 36 square miles. The lake was built due to the scarcity of water. Maharana Jai Singh followed his father’s footsteps, who built the Rajsamand Lake. Jai Singh also built a dam over the River Gomti. The dam is known as Jaisamand or the Ocean of Victory. During the inaugural ceremony of this dam in the year 1691, Jai Singh distributed the quantity of gold equivalent to his weight.
Jaisamand Lake Location
Jaisamand Lake is located on the southern side of the city around 50 km from the city of Udaipur.
Jaisamand Lake Opening Hours
Jaisamand Lake is from Sunday to Saturday from morning 10:00 am till evening 5:00 pm
Jaisamand Lake Entry Fees
There is no entrance fee and it’s free to visit Jaisamand Lake. The boat ride on this lake would cost around 30 Rs per person. A visit to Jaisamand Wildlife Sanctuary is around 10 Rs per person.
7. Saheliyon Ki Bari, Udaipur
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Saheliyon Ki Bari Udaipur is a garden in the city. The garden is also known as the Courtyard or Garden of the Maidens. The purpose of building this garden was to provide a space to the maidens who had accompanied the princess after her marriage. Saheliyon Ki Bari is situated on the banks of the Fateh Sagar Lake. The garden has impeccably landscaped green lawns, beautiful fountains, and canopied walking lanes. Amongst the other tourist places in Udaipur, visitors often feel that this garden is the best place to relax and refresh with friends and families. This 18th-century garden has a lotus pool with statues and marble pavilions. You can enjoy a stroll in the greenery or just sit and relax and admire the beautiful surroundings. In the earlier days, only royal ladies were allowed to access it, but in today’s times, it is open to all. The traditional architecture, royal vibe, and history associated with this place attract tourists from all over. Get in touch with our destination expert team at Flamingo Transworld, who can customize Udaipur packages for you wherein you can select places as per your choice, one of the popular packages is the Udaipur with Kumbhalgarh package.
Saheliyon Ki Bari History
Saheliyon Ki Bari garden was constructed during the year 1710 till 1734. It was specially built for the Princess and her 48 maids who had escorted the princess after she married Maharana Sangram Singh. This garden was created so that the maids could have some leisure time during their service. The King built this garden and gifted this to his queen. The queen loved the sound of the rains, and so the location and design of the garden were based on this theme. The garden has a lotus pond and fountains that receive water from the Fateh Sagar Lake. If you are keen to know more about the place, you can also hire a local guide at Saheliyon Ki Bari.
Saheliyon Ki Bari Location
The location of Saheliyon ki Bari is near the Science Museum, Panchwati, Udaipur.
Saheliyon Ki Bari Opening Hours
This garden is open seven days of the week, and its visiting hours are from morning 9:00 AM to evening 7:00 PM
Saheliyon Ki Bari Entry Fees
The entrance for this garden is around Rs 10 per person
8. Jagdish Temple, Udaipur
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Jagdish Temple Udaipur is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. It is a grand royal structure situated in the City Palace Complex. The gateway to this Jagdish Temple could be seen from the Bara Pol of the City Palace. Several alluring statues, beautiful carvings, and a serene atmosphere make this temple an ideal place of worship for those who are seeking faith and solace. The main area of the Jagdish Mandir has the statue of Lord Vishnu with four arms; this statue is carved out of a single unit of black stone. The main shrine of the temple is located in the centre, and is surrounded by four smaller shrines. These shrines are dedicated to the Sun God, Lord Shiva, Lord Ganesha, and Goddess Shakti. The entire aura inside the temple is quite serene and calm. Do not miss to include a visit to this temple while planning your travel to Udaipur, one of the popular options is the Udaipur, Jodhpur, and Khimsar with Mount Abu Packages
Jagdish Temple History
The Jagdish Temple was constructed under the rule of Maharana Jagat Singh during the year 1651. The temple resembles the classic Maru-Gujaru style of architecture and is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The king spent a huge sum to enhance the structure of the temple. It had to be renovated due to the Mughal invasion. The Mughals had destroyed the carvings and figurines in the temple. They had vandalized the temple after their defeat by the Mewar rulers. One of the popular legends of this temple is that the marble slab in the temple has some magical powers. It is believed that people, who are suffering from shoulder, back, or knee pain, can just rub the particular body part on the slab, and they will be relieved from the pain.
Jagdish Temple Location
The location of Jagdish Temple is at RJ State Highway 50, Udaipur
Jagdish Temple Opening Hours
The temple door opens for the public in two shifts. The first shift begins from early in the morning around 04:15 am till 1:00 pm in noon. The second shift begins from the evening at 5:15 pm till 8 pm.
Jagdish Temple Entry Fees
You do not have to pay any entrance fee to visit Jagdish Temple.
9. Fateh Sagar Lake, Udaipur
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Fateh Sagar Lake Udaipur is in the north-western part of the city. It is one of the largest artificial lakes. It is surrounded by the mighty range of Aravalli Mountains. The atmosphere around the lake is quite calm and tranquil. To have an extraordinary view of the entire lake, drive on the Moti Magri road, covering the circumference of the lake. There are numerous ways to enjoy this lake, you can just sit idle, relax and admire the serene waters of the lake, or try boating or other water sports options at the lake. The Fateh Sagar Lake is divided into 3 islands and covers around one square kilometer area. The biggest island is known as Nehru Park that has a small zoo and a boat-shaped restaurant as well. The second island has a park with water-jet fountains. The third island has the famous Udaipur Solar Observatory. Fateh Sagar Lake is one of the must-visit tourist places in Udaipur.
Fateh Sagar Lake History
In 1687, Maharana Jai Singh built the popular Fateh Sagar Lake. However, after 200 years, the earthen bund that formed the lake had been washed away. So Maharana Fateh Singh, in the year 1889, constructed the Connaught dam to give shape and structure to the lake, and thus the lake was renamed after him as the Fateh Sagar Lake.
Fateh Sagar Lake Location
The location of Fateh Sagar Lake is during Diwali, Udaipur.
Fateh Sagar Lake Opening Hours
The lake is open seven days of the week from morning 0800 am till evening 6 pm.
Fateh Sagar Lake Entry Fees
The entrance to Fateh Sagar Lake is free, but there are charges for a Boat ride. A regular boat ride at this lake would cost around 30Rs per person, a speed boat ride would be around 200 to 400 Rs per person and a ride in a motorboat would be around 100 to 200 Rs per person.
10. Vintage Car Museum, Udaipur
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The Vintage Car Museum Udaipur is located just a few km away from the City Palace. The museum is a delight for car and automobile lovers. The Vintage Car Museum is a classic contradiction to the historical palaces, forts, and lakes of the city. The museum has a collection of numerous vintage models that were used by the Mewar Dynasty. The Mewar Dynasty was one of the most affluent Rajput rulers, who lead luxurious and plush lifestyles. You will get to see a glimpse of it in the Mercedes and Rolls Royce models, which were custom-made for the members of the royal Mewar Family. Amongst the most famous displays, is the 1934 Rolls Royce Phantom, which was used in the Octopussy, the famous James Bond movie, the Cadillac convertible that was used to escort Queen Elizabeth to the airport in the year 1961. There are 20 more traditional pieces to check out like MG-TC convertible, Ford-A convertible, Cadillac’s, solar-powered rickshaw, and Vauxhall-12. A visit to the Vintage Car Museum is one of the not-to-be-missed tourist attractions in Udaipur. Discuss this option with our destination experts at Flamingo Transworld, to add a visit to the Vintage Car Museum while planning your tour to Udaipur.
Vintage Car Museum History
Rana Shri Arvind Singh Mewar owns the Vintage Car Museum. The museum was inaugurated by the founder of the National Motor Museum in England. The museum is the authorized property of the HRH group.
Vintage Car Museum Location
The Vintage Car Museum is located at Brahmpuri at Gulab Bagh Road, Udaipur.
Vintage Car Museum Opening Hours
The visiting hours of the Vintage Car Museum are from Monday to Sunday from morning 09:00 am till evening 09:00 pm.
Vintage Car Museum Entry Fees
The entrance fees to visit the Vintage Car Museum are around 250 Rs per Adult and around 150 Rs per child.
A rich heritage city, popular among enthusiastic travellers since ages, Udaipur, it is a city wherein all kind of travellers, be it history-buff, nature-lover, a fanatic for castles, forts, and palaces, a traveller of any age group is surely going to enjoy a lot. Check out the various options of Udaipur travel packages on or seek the assistance of expert destination specialists at Flamingo Transworld Private Limited, to have a holiday with utmost ease and fun.