In words of George R. R. Martin, ‘Winter is coming!’ And so is the time to watch those beautiful sunsets, sitting by the lake, sipping on wine with your loved ones. Needless to say, this mesmerizing city of lakes abounds with places offering panoramic views of mountains, overlooking the lakes with the sun setting down at the horizon as if going underneath them and while it all happens, one cannot help but notice the water sparkling with the reflection of the fading sun! Can’t stop visualizing it, eh!? Well, it’s about time you put your imagination to rest and experience this affair for real because we are here with the list of five cafés/restaurants that offer a view of the sunset in all its glory and you should definitely visit these once while you are here.
Jheel’s Ginger Coffee Bar and Bakery
Water touching your feet and the Sun kissing your cheeks is nothing less than a blessing from Gods above. This place has a unique charm to it and what adds to the beauty is the smell of freshly grounded coffee beans. Not more than a year after it’s opening in 2011, it became the hotspot of town offering handmade loaves of bread, sauces, pancakes and other bakery items. The owner Mr. Pradhumna Jethi tells us the place has seating options on two different floors (ground and fourth) and a third one is in the preparation at the rooftop (fifth floor) offering a wider view of the city as well as sunsets during the evening. They have recently started wood-fired pizzas as well which seem quite delicious going by the looks and everyone seemed to be trying them. The average cost of a meal for two would cost around Rs. 400-450/-
Timing – 8.30 am – 9 pm (Veg).
Address – 52, Gangaur Ghat, near Bagore ki Haveli, Udaipur.
Sun n Moon Restaurant
This place offers a view unlike any other in town and is sure to bewitch your eyes. With one of the highest rooftops in the area combined with a delightful ambiance and a variety of cuisines both veg and non-veg, this has become our favorite spot for watching sunsets and you’ll definitely end up sitting here for hours. And not just this, they provide facilities for all types of tourists, be it a hostel, hotel, restaurant or café, they’ve got it all. The owners Mr. Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Mr. Shakti Singh Rathore, Mr. Vivek Khar and Mr. Sumit Junelia define as their specialty, the continental dishes namely Chicken Princess, Chicken A La King, and others such as Malai Kofta, Mewari Khichdi, etc. Climb up to the Hawa Mahal (highest point of the roof) and you’ll actually feel on ‘top of the world’. It’s so high that all of the city seems as if it were underground (not kidding, experience it yourself). Average cost of meal for two is around Rs. 450-500/-
Timing – B (8-10 am), L (12.30-3.30 pm), D (7-10.45 pm) (Veg and Non-veg).
Address – Nr. Jagdish Temple, Gangaur Ghat Marg, Udaipur.
Amber by Amet Haveli
This place totally blends with nature. The blue and white furniture along with the sky and water creates a perfect camouflage. But this is not it, they have their own kitchen garden on one side where they grow Mexican Tomatillo, Bell Pepper, and other veggies and a unique barbeque unit on the other that adds to the spirit of the place. They’ve left no stone unturned to provide this restaurant a Mexican feel and honestly speaking, it does feel like one. They serve authentic Mexican dishes like their famous Mexican Chicken with Mexican Rice served in Molcajete, Enchiladas, Tortillas, and others like the Banofee pie. This recently opened restaurant is a big news for all the Mexican cuisine lovers in town and will absolutely leave a lasting impression on you. Average meal for two would cost around Rs. 1400-1500/-
Timing – Evening 5.30 – 11.00 pm (Veg and Non-veg).
Address – Amet Haveli, Outside Chandpole, Udaipur.
CHARCOAL by Pratap Bhawan
This place comes at the heart of every Udaipurite, known for it’s mouth-watering Mexican and Levantish dishes namely Quesadillas and Baba Ganoush, this place leaves a mark on you just with that first bite. They even serve Gluten-free and Vegan dishes making them one of a kind in the city. And the list doesn’t end here, this place seems to be all about food, catering to all types of food lovers with their freshly made daal baati churma (churma with jaggery). The seating is comfy and the ambiance cozy enough. The place offers a good view of the sunset and is absolutely worth a visit. Cost of meal for two would be somewhere around Rs. 1200-1300/-
Timing – L (1.00-4.00 pm), D (5.30-11 pm) (Veg and Non-veg)
Address – 12, Lal Ghat, Behind Jagdish Temple, Udaipur.
Looking for a multi-cuisine restaurant with an enchanting view of the sunset? Then this is the place for you. Situated right on the bank of Lal Ghat, this restaurant has a big menu and a mind-blowing view of the lake. The owner Mr. Veerendra Singh Rathore is a very humble person and describes as their specialty, their Roasted Chicken Rosemary, Mutton Rogan Josh, Farmer’s Pizza and Pastas. The best time to be here is during evening watching the Aravalis and the bathing Ghats shimmering with sunshine. The average cost of meal for two would be around Rs. 700-800/-
Timing – D (7.30-10.30 pm) (Veg and Non-veg).
Address – 27-28, Lal Ghat, Udaipur.
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Article by : Akshat @UdaipurFoodie