The Story behind Parshuram Mahadev Temple

The City of lakes as we all know is famous for its shimmering lakes, old palaces, massive forts, luxurious hotels and artistic temples. The word ‘Temple’ itself brings a feeling of divine and saintly belief in a man. Touring around the city not just means roaming around but also considering the art and artefacts-built centuries back. The temples in and around Udaipur are famous for their striking architecture and religious nature. The temples prefigure the cultural aspect of Udaipur. There are numerous temples in Rajasthan as well as in Udaipur to be precise that are famous for their architecture and sacredness. The noble kings of Udaipur had always been great advocates of religion.
It showcases that the beautiful city is blessed with these anciently sacred architectures. These temples also portray the nature, dwellings, portraying the city as a whole. Many of these temples are acknowledged as the holy pilgrimages of the Hindus.


One among them is PARSHURAM MAHADEV TEMPLE. It is commonly known as Shiva temple situated at the border of Pali and Rajsamand district. The temple is situated inside a cave and in order to visit this serene place, devotees have to trek 1.5 km down the unconstructed steep road.
In Rajasthan or you can say in India, whenever a monument is constructed, either a temple, mosque or palace there is always a back story to go with it.

The legend of Parshuram Mahadev Temple

It’s said that Parshuram, the sixth epitome of Lord Vishnu, constructed the cave with his axe in order to worship Lord Shiva at this tranquil place in the foothills of the Aravalli mountain range. That is why the name of the temple is anciently known after Parshuram, the disciple of Lord Shiva. The cave is 3,995 feet above sea-level, and has naturally architected figures of Lord Ganesh and Lord Shiva and also has nine kunds which never go dry (a small reservoir or a small cavity like space where the rainwater is collected). The ancient cave is built beneath the ground floor, there are 500 staircases to reach the holy and sacred cave. This is one of the congenial and pleasant places. It is also known as ‘Amarnath temple of Rajasthan’ and second ‘Amarnath temple of India’.

Festivities

Although there are no such specially organized festivals on Parshuram Jayanti every year on the occasion Shravan Shukla Shashti and Saptami, a great fair is hosted here. Priests of this ancient Parshuram temple will tell a lot more of stories of the history and also the formations which are called ‘Kamdhenu’. Temple is basically located at a distance of 8 km from Kumbhalgarh Fort.

Popular beliefs

A popular myth about this temple is that Lord Badrinath’s cupboard can open the same person who has visited Parshuram Mahadev temple.

Surroundings

Visiting the cave temple can be an exciting yet thrilling experience. Surrounded by lush green valleys, it is a delight for all the flora and fauna lovers. It is nothing less than a trek to reach there, but once you see the cave temple it’s all worth the efforts. Also, the ‘Great wall of India’ a.k.a Kumbhalgarh Fort is located at a distance of approximately 8 km from the temple.

The Parshuram Mahadev Temple is a matter of experience rather than description. We suggest all Udaipurites to visit this sacred and historical marvel at least once.

Popular Car rental services in Udaipur

The best way to get around and explore Udaipur in this blazing and scorching heat is through a four-wheeler and what better option than a car to enjoy the scenic beauty of the city of Lakes. Either you can hire a driver and make yourself comfortable in the backseat of the car or get yourself on the wheels to enjoy the drive better. So, if you are a tourist in Udaipur and wish to explore the city by a car then don’t you worry we are here to help you out.

Here is a list of popular Car rental services in Udaipur-

1. Zoomcar-

Zoomcar in the city of lakes

The most popular name in this list is Zoomcar. The company literally brought the concept self-driving and rental cars in India at a very affordable price. It gives you a variety of cars to choose from, road assistance, damage insurance, and other facilities.
One can book a Zoomcar through its official app (available for ios and android) or can visit their website

website: www.zoomcar.com

Address:  Rana Pratap Nagar Railway Station Parking, Udaipur 313001

Contact: 070424 75906

2. Empire tours and travels-

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One of the best taxi rental services in Udaipur, Empire tours and travels is in the business since last 10 years and can provide you with almost all type of AC/ non-AC car, tour packages, and travel itineraries.
Website: www.empiretoursandtravels.com

Address: Kalaji Goraji, Udaipur, 313001

Contact: 093515 20030

3. Rajputana cabs Udaipur-

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Your perfect travel partner, Rajputana cabs provide you with a perfect combination of travel and leisure. They offer services like car rental, travel guide and sight-seeing packages.
Website: www.rajputanacabs.in

Address: Plot No 86, Azad colony, Rampura Circle, Near New Ramada Hotel, Rampura Chouraha, Udaipur

Contact: 91- 9928399846

4. Royal Udaipur Taxi Service-

As the name itself suggests, Royal Udaipur Taxi service(RUTS) surely gives you a royal service and make your trip a memorable one. You can rent different types of cars according to your convenience.
Website: www.royaldaytourudaipur.in

Address: Pahada, Udaipur.

Contact: 099294 24286

5. Udaipur taxi-

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Said to be the most experienced and trusted taxi brand in the city, Udaipur taxi provides car rental services at a very nominal price, you can also visit their website to check out some really exciting tour packages.
Website: www.Udaipurtaxi.com

Address:  5, Hemraj Marg, Near City Palace Kala Ji Gora Ji, Gulabbagh Road, Udaipur.

Contact: 083858 59995

6. Pujari tours and travels-

Pujari tours and travels serve you an ample variety of cars and tempo travellers to make your trip comfortable. From Tata Indica to Mercedes Benz, they rent it all. One can also rent a car from Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Jodhpur etc.
Website: www.pujaritours.com

Address: 07, Gangaur Ghat Marg, Jagdish Chowk, Udaipur.

Contact:  094137 62544

7. Agrawal car rental-

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Agrawal tours and travels are specialized in providing services like car rentals, tempo travelers, Udaipur sight-seeing, rented taxi and they also provide custom-made itineraries for wildlife and adventure.
Website: www.agrawalcarrental.com

Address: Agrawal Travels, aakar complex, University Road, Udaipur.

Contact: 092143 60727

8. Sarthi travels and tours-

The best part about Sarthi travels and tours is their 24*7 online car booking service and customer helpline. You must not give a second thought while booking rental cars from them.
Website: www.sarthitoursandtravels.com

Address: Rangniwas Palace Hotel, Lake Palace Road, Udaipur.

Contact: +91 – 9829 034 559

9. Harsh Bus services-

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Harsh bus services have n no. of cars and buses to offer according to your convenience, you name it and they have it. They even provide luxury car rentals for wedding and special functions. For bookings and further details-

Website: www.harshbusservices.com

Address: 141, A-Block, Subcity Centre, Udaipur.

Contact: +91 98292 51536

 

P.S. Make sure you have a valid four wheeler driving license.

This was our enumeration about best car rental service providers in and around Udaipur. What do you think about this list? Your opinion matters the most to us.

Drinking water suppliers in Udaipur | Water Campers

Summer is at its peak right now and the intense heat wave has begun in the City of Lakes. The temperature has reached almost as high as up to 42+ degrees Celsius. The most important thing to do this summer is to stay hydrated. So, here we present you a list of water suppliers that provide fresh drinking water.

1. Khajuria Shyam mineral water suppliers in Udaipur

Address: Ganpati Nagar, Udaipur, 313001.

Contact: (+91) 96804 83325

 

2. Jival water Plant-

 

 

Address: Plant at 60, Murshid colony, behind Bhadada petrol pump, Savina, Udaipur.

Contact: 1800 121 2160

 

3. Akshay Jal water suppliers-

Address: Near Classic Automobiles, sector-6, Hiran magri, Udaipur.

Contact: (+91) 9660966660

4. Priya pure water company-

Address: 115, Bhattiyani Chohotta, Udaipur.

Contact: (+91) 0294-5120725

 

  1. Anjali pure and safe drinking water-

Address: Opposite City Station, Udaipur.

Contact: (+91) 0294-2483364, (+91) 9887125684

 

  1. Jain aqua drinking water-

AddressShop No. 216, Sector Number 3, Shanti Nagar, Sector 3, Sec – 3, Hiran Magri, Udaipur.

Contact: (+91) 9667347838

  1. Osho pure hygienic drinking water-

Address: Shop no. 39, Moti Chohtta near Clock tower, Udaipur.

Contact: (+91) 9269615373, (+91) 9414234213.

 

  1. Shree Shyam Drinking Water-

Address: 24, North Sunderwas, Vidya Vihar colony, Udaipur.

Contact: +(91) 9001810381

  1. Neelu pure drinking water-

Address: G-1/469, Road no-12, Madri Industrial area, Udaipur.

Contact: (+91) 9660122314, +(91) 9828070316.

 

  1. Fame drinking water suppliers-

Address: 19-20D, Nakoda Nagar, Pratap Nagar opposite Transport Nagar, Udaipur.

Contact: (+91) 7737372457

 

  1. Dev Pure water suppliers-

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Address: Kalka Mata road, Ganesh Nagar, Udaipur.

Contact: (+91) 7742778757, (+91) 9602737537

 

  1. Patel water suppliers-

Address: Manwa khera, backside Chungi Naka, Hiran Magri, Udaipur.

Contact: (+91) 8107054202, (+91) 9636648329

 

These are the name of few water suppliers around the city that supply fresh drinking water to households and corporate offices.

What do you think about this list? We would love to hear from you.

Till then,

Stay Hydrated!

Popular Pizza Places in Udaipur

Pizza is not just a food, it’s an emotion. It is as loved in India as it is in Italy. There are quite a few places which serve mouth-watering pizza in Udaipur. If you are a tourist in Udaipur and you also happen to have a never-ending obsession for Pizza just like many of us then you must definitely take a look at this list.

Here are some of the most visited Pizza places in the city-

1. Jheel Ginger Cafe-

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Jheel Ginger cafe

This place is for everyone who has an undying love for both Pizza and this beautiful city. Awesome thin crust pizza complemented with the beautiful view of the shimmering Lake Pichola, Jheel Ginger café is a must visit for everyone.

How much: Starts at Rs. 200

Address: 52-56, Gangaur Ghat Marg, Jheel Guest House, Udaipur

2. Domino’s Pizza-

Taste differs from person to person, but when it comes to Domino’s, we all have an equal amount of craving for it. Domino’s serves a huge variety of Pizzas with different toppings. The rates have also become comparatively cheaper after the revision of taxes.

How much: Starts at Rs. 49 (Pizza Mania)

Address: 145-B, Ashok Nagar Main Rd, Shakti Nagar, Udaipur

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Ground Floor, The Celebration Mall, N. H. 8, Opposite, Devendra Dham, Bhuwana, Udaipur.

3. Pizza Hut-

Pan Pizza at Pizza hut

Probably the first Pizza Franchise in Udaipur that made everyone crazy because of its delicious and tempting Pizzas. Known for its diverse range of pizzas, appetizers, pasta, dessert and beverages, Pizza Hut is definitely a one-stop destination for all Pizza lovers.

How much: Starts at Rs. 250

Address: 15, 1st Floor, Lake City Mall, Shastri Marg, Ashok Nagar, Udaipur, Rajasthan 31300

4. The Indian Pizzeria-

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The Indian Pizzeria food truck

A first of its kind, The Indian Pizzeria is a food truck that serves simple and authentic pizzas and is well known for serving them in the Italian style. As of now, there is no seating available, hence it is a takeaway system.

How much: Rs. 250

Address: Sukhadia Circle, New Fatehpura, Panchwati, Udaipur

5. Café Goodfellas-

source: TripAdvisor, Farmhouse Pizza at Goodfellas

The newly opened café is the latest addition to ‘best pizza places in Udaipur’.  The chicken Salomi and Farmhouse pizza are a must try. It is indeed a perfect place to chill and hangout for friends, fellas, and family.

How much: Rs. 270

Address: 100 Feet Rd, Sector 14, Hiran Magri, Udaipur.

6. Pizza Empire-

Pizza empire

Pizza Empire, formerly known as U.S Pizza offers colourful and vibrant ambience along with a wide selection of palatable oven-based pizzas. The menu is exclusive and economical. Pizza Empire aims at providing excellent service and complete satisfaction to all its customers.

How much: Rs. 200 (unlimited)

Address: Navratna Complex Rd, Navratna Complex, Mahaveer Colony Park, Udaipur.

7. Kaju’s Pizza-

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Kaju’s Pizza is a quick service restaurant, famous for serving unlimited pizzas and unique combos. Its decent ambience and value for money like features explain the love of people for this place.

How much: Unlimited Pizza for just Rs. 159 (lunchtime) and Rs. 179 (dinner time)

Address: 356, First Floor, Surya Plaza, University Main Road, Udaipur.

55, BSNL Road, Shanti Nagar, Sector 3 Hiran Magri, Udaipur.

 

This was our list of popular places that every pizzaterian must visit. Have you been to all the places? Comment down below, we would love to hear from you.

Till then,

Happy eating!

 

Top Gyms in Udaipur

Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live in- Jim Rohn

One of the rising trends among men and women nowadays is keeping their body in shape by doing regular workout and exercise. Having a good physique obviously makes you look good and feel confident. Udaipur city has not been able to escape from this rage, which is indeed a good thing as now the people are more focused towards staying fit and healthy.

Therefore, for all the Gym enthusiasts and fitness freaks, we present you a list of top gyms and fitness centres that you should give a try.

1. 4 sure Fitness-

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4 sure fitness

Established in 2016, 4 Sure fitness certainly lives up to its name and is currently the largest Gymnasium in Udaipur.  The gym is loaded with all the latest machines and fitness equipment and is ranked among the top gyms in Udaipur.

Address: MP enclave, Shobhagpura circle, Udaipur.

Contact: 07232826777

Timings: 6 am to 10 pm

 

2. Gold’s Gym-

Golde’s Gym

The most popular name in the list, Gold’s Gym has its branches all over India. The gym offers personal training and nutrition counselling. Rest assured, you are given the best training from certified fitness trainers.

Address: 49-A Panchawati, Udaipur.

Contact: 0294-2523280

Timings: 6 am to 10 pm

 

3. Five Town Club-

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5 town club

It wouldn’t be wrong to say that Five town club brought the true culture of modern gyms in Udaipur. Five town club offers the right kind of encouragement you need to achieve your goals. The gym also has a Thai Spa and a diet kitchen.

Address: 4th Amrit Plaza, opposite B.N. Girl’s College, Udaipur.

Contact: 09001255555, 07230055527, 07230055518

Timings: 6 am to 11 pm

 

4. Rnold Fitness club-

Rnold Fitness club

Rnold gym is a one-stop destination for all the people who wish to lose weight or get in shape but fail to find the proper guidance. The gym has its own professional certified trainers who will push you to your maximum limit to bring the best results out of you.

Address:
Rnold Fitness Club, Plot No.5, 80 feet, main road, near sanskar -II, Udaipur

Rnold Fitness Club, Plot No.5, 3 rd Floor,Above SBI Bank, Near Paras Choraha, Hiran Magri, Sector no.11 Udaipur

Contact: 91-91191-16169, 80058-81438, 86964-25866.

Timings:
Monday to Friday
Morning 6.00 am TO 12:30 pm
Saturdays 12:00
Sundays 2 pm to 10 pm.
Evening 4:30 pm TO 9:30 pm

Sunday Closed

 

5. Vindeep’s Fit list-

Vindeep’s Fitlist

Vindeep Methani, the owner and head trainer of Vindeep’s fit list came up with the idea of opening a sperate gym for women so that they can comfortably workout without any awkwardness and hesitation. They also have a unisex gym with different training areas for men and women.

Address: E-260, First Floor, Chawda Complex, Opposite Nav Jeevan School, 100 Feet Road, near CA Circle, Sector 14, Hiran Magri, Udaipur,

Room No. 201, 2nd Floor, Aasu Villa, Above Punjabi Tadka Restaurant, 100ft. Road. Udaipur.

Contact: 09001241814

Timings: 6 am-11 am, 5 pm-9:45 pm.

Sunday closed.

 

6. The Gym Zone-

The Gym Zone

A new addition to this list is The Gym Zone and also provides services like Zumba and Aerobics. Various programs organized are lean body fitness, muscle body fitness and full body transformation fitness program.

Address: 1st Floor, Om Tower, University Rd, Near Choti Pipli, Udaipur.

Contact: 07891122786

Timings: 5 am-10 am, 4 pm-10 pm.

Sunday closed.

7. Silver Square Health Club-

Silver Square health club

This health club is the talk of the town especially for people residing in sectors. Equipped with first-class amenities, it is surely a delight for people who enjoy their workout. The gym is famous for its quick results and transformation.

Address: Silver square health club near Menaria guest house sector no. 4, Udaipur.

Contact: 9549045301, 7737883838.

Timings: 6 am to 10 pm.

Sunday closed.

8. Dolphin Health Club-

Dolphin health club

Dolphin health club is the only Gym in the city that is open 24/7. The gym attracts visitors from the young generation to old. The health club also has a swimming pool, aerobics and solar.

Address: 70B, 3rd Floor, Sarasvati Marg, Opposite Chandra Hyundai, Subhash Nagar, Udaipur.

Contact: 09829356593

Timings: 5:45 am to 10 pm

Sunday closed.

9. Healthline Fitness Studio-

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Healthline fitness studio

The gym with the most satisfactory results. Health line fitness studio began as a small physiotherapy clinic by Dr Vyom Bolia in the year 2008. With a team of over 30 physios, yoga and fitness professionals and now it has become a leader in its own league.

Address: 3rd Floor Govardhan Plaza, Opp. Lok Kala Mandal, Panchwati, Udaipur.

Bedla Main Road, Opposite Agarwal Iron and Builders, Near Rajasthan Bakery, Fatehpura, Udaipur.

Contact: +91-9928568676, 07665551678

Timings: 6 am to 10 pm.

Sunday closed.

10. Addiction Gym-

Addiction Gym
The name lives up to its expectations and will make you addicted to fitness. The trainers try to bring the best out of you. They not only focus on workout but they also take care of your nutrition and diet.

Address: new Bhupalpura, Udaipur.

Contact: 9829692387

Timings: 5:30 am to 9:30 pm.

Sunday closed.

For best deals and membership plans, you can contact on respective phone numbers.

This was our list of top gyms and fitness clubs in Udaipur. What do you think? We are eager to receive your kind feedback.

 

 

 

 

All you need to know about the Summer festival in Mount Abu

Mount Abu, popularly known as the summer capital of Rajasthan is a hill station in the Aravalli ranges of the Sirohi district located in western Rajasthan. Blessed with steep rocks, picturesque backdrop, pleasant lakes, pleasant flora and fauna and favorable climate, Mount Abu is a paradise for visitors. The popular hill station attracts millions of tourists throughout the year. Although monsoon and winters are the best time to visit Mount Abu the ambiguous road to Mount Abu catches the eyes every single time when a visit is made.

One can visit mount Abu in summers too especially to witness the Summer festival organized by Rajasthan government, held every year in April month during the occasion of Buddha Poornima. The summer festival is basically celebrated to honor the local people, their rich hospitality, colorful life and their sweet gesture towards all the visitors.

source: Noble house tours

The three-day occasion commences with ballad singing which begins from RTDC Hotel Shikhar and gathers a the exotic Nakki Lake. The audience witnesses the Rajasthani and Gujarati folk dances and music.

Day two and three includes various competition like horse racing, tug of war, CRPF band show, skate race, Panihari Matka Race, Ghoomar and various other fun activities. The most exciting boat race also takes place in the exotic Nakki Jheel which always leads to a nail-biting finish.

Shaam-e-Kawaali

Evening activity includes a Shaam-E-Qawwali musical performance that is enjoyed by the tourists. Festival is closed by a series of dazzling fire workers in the sky that looks stunning.

Other major attractions of Mount Abu:

1. Dilwara temple-

Dilwara temple in Mount Abu

Famous for: Architecture, history, and pilgrimage

Visiting hours: 10 am to 5 pm.

 2. Guru Shikhar-

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Famous for: photography, trekking, viewpoint.

Visiting hours: 8 am to 6:30 pm.

 

3. Nakki Lake-

Nakki Jheel Udaipur

Famous for: boat riding, Zorbing, and photography.

Visiting hours: 9:30 am to 6 pm.

 

4. Sunset point-

Sunset point in Mount Abu

Famous for: Viewpoint, photography.

Visiting hours: Sunrise to Sunset.

 

5.  Wildlife Sanctuary-

Wildlife sanctuary in Mount Abu

Famous for: Jeep Safari and Birdwatching.

Tickets: 300 INR for Jeep Safari (per person).

Visiting hours: 9 am to 5:30 pm.

 

Mount Abu is a small yet beautiful hill station and the summer festival is a must visit for everyone. It is a perfect getaway destination for every Udaipurite. So, what are you waiting for? Let the planning begin.

Have you witnessed the summer festival in Mount Abu yet? Tell us about your experience in the comment section below? We would love to hear from you.

Weekend getaways near Udaipur

Talking about getaways, it is quite ironic as Udaipur itself is a popular weekend getaway destination for people living in nearby cities because unlike other metropolitan cities, Udaipur is a relaxed and joyous place to be, still, sometimes the repetitive and tedious schedule gets to your nerves. Hence, it becomes necessary to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city and make a quick escape to relax your bones. Surrounded by the magnificent Aravalli hills, there are plenty of weekend getaways from the city.
Here we present you a list of popular getaways from the city of lakes within a distance of 200 km.

1. Mount Abu-

source: The Indian Wire

The most popular travel destination for localities as well as travellers, Mount Abu is the only hill station located in the Sirohi district of the deserted state of Rajasthan. The hill station definitely deserves a visit, especially in this scorching heat season.

Distance from Udaipur: 163.3 km (2 hr 46 min)
Ideal weekend duration: 2 days
Popular Attractions: Nakki lake, sunset point, Dilwara Jain temples
Accessible by: Taxi and Bus

2. Kumbhalgarh-

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Kumbhalgarh Fort

Kumbhalgarh also is known as ‘the great wall of India’ is a perfect getaway destination for people who love history and art. The gigantic fort is said to be the birthplace of Maharana Pratap and will leave you awestruck.
Distance from Udaipur: 102.5 km (2 hrs 12 min)
Ideal weekend duration: 1 day
Popular Attractions: Kumbhalgarh fort, Badal Mahal, Wildlife sanctuary.
Accessible by: Bike, Taxi and bus

3. Ranakpur-

This is probably the most popular destination; bike riders have got up their sleeves. The eye-catching view of the Jain temples made with white marble architecture is beyond description.
Distance from Udaipur: 93.5 km (1 hr 55 min)
Ideal weekend duration: less than 1 day.
Popular Attractions:  Ranakpur Jain temple, Surya Narayan temple, Muchhal Mahavir temple.
Accessible by: Bike, Taxi and Bus.

4. Chittorgarh-

Chittorgarh Fort

Erstwhile the Capital of the Mewar Queen, Padmavati, Chittorgarh stands as the reminiscent of the Royal Mewar period and depicts the valour and bravery of Rajputs. If you are a history buff, then you will have a great time here and it is actually one of the surreal places to be in Udaipur.
Distance from Udaipur: 113 km (2hr 8min)
Ideal weekend duration: less than 1 day.
Popular Attractions: Chittorgarh Fort, Rana Kumbha Palace, Padmini Palace.
Accessible by: Bike, Train, Taxi and Bus.

5. Nathdwara-

Nathdwara

Built in 12th century, in the honour of Lord Krishna, Shreenath Ji is an important pilgrimage site for Hindus. People from all over the world fly down to this pious place to seek blessings of the Lord. This is a must visit place.
Distance from Udaipur: 52 min. (45.4 km)
Ideal weekend duration: Less than a day.
Popular attractions: Shreenath Ji temple, The Dwarkadheesh temple, Charbhuja.
Accessible by: Bike, Taxi and Bus

6. Jaisamand-

Jaisamand Lake

Being a native of Udaipur, if you still desire to explore more lakes, then this place is definitely for you. The calm place is every photographer’s paradise. Interesting fact, Jaisamand lake is also the largest artificial lake in Asia.
Distance from Udaipur: 1hr 4min. (41 km)
Ideal weekend duration: less than a day.
Popular attractions: Jaisamand lake, Jaisamand sanctuary and Jaisamand lake resort.
Accessible by: Bike, Taxi and Bus.

This was a list of major and the most popular travel getaways near Udaipur. How many places have you visited? Do share it with us. We would love to hear from you.

Best Places to eat Rajasthani food in Udaipur

Famous for its unmatched beauty, rich culture and royal history, Udaipur is a dream destination for many people. But a trip to this fascinating city is not complete without trying out the authentic Rajasthani cuisine. The city is every food lover’s paradise. The royal cuisine includes the popular daal bati churma, baajre ki roti, gatte ki sabzi, laal maas, mohan maas, snacks include pyaaz kachori, mirchi vada, kalmi vada and the mouth-watering sweet dishes are ghevar, imarti, baalushahi and kalakand.
Now, the most important question arises, where can you find these appetizing and flavoursome dishes. Don’t worry. we are here to help you out with it.
This list explores Udaipur’s best restaurants and eateries where you can satisfy your cravings for Rajasthani cuisine.

1. Traditional Khana restaurant-

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Dal Baati served at Traditional khana restaurant

As the name itself suggests, the place serves tempting and genuine Rajasthani food. The place recently garnered the eyeballs as it serves the food in a true Rajasthani style which is well appreciated by the customers.

Price: Rs. 1000 for two (approx.)
Address: 48-D, Panchwati, Adjoining R Kay Mall, Panchwati Circle, Udaipur.

2. Ambrai, Amet Haveli-

Hotel Ambrai, Amet haveli

Non-veg lovers unite, this is indeed one of the best places to have a delicious non-vegetarian Rajasthani cuisine. Mutton Rana and Chicken Jhangari are a must have. Although, the place is a bit expensive the food and the mesmerizing lakeside view won’t disappoint you.

Price: Rs. 1700 for two (approx.)
Address: Amet Haveli, outside Ambamata scheme-A road, Chandpole, Udaipur.

3. Santosh Bhojnalaya-

Santosh bhojnalaya
Unlimited thali at Santosh Bhojnalaya.

Santosh Bhojnalaya is best known for serving one of the most famous dishes of Rajasthan, Dal Bati churma. It is a one-stop destination for every person who loves to eat Rajasthani food. Every tourist and even natives should make a visit to this place so that they can experience a true taste of Rajasthan’s most popular dish.

Price: Rs. 320 for two (unlimited)
Address: Surajpole, Near SBBJ Bank, Udaipur.

4. Apni Dhani-

Apni Dhani is a theme-based restaurant and serves only Rajasthani cuisine. The warm welcome and royal hospitality drool you over. People can also enjoy and watch a puppet show, Rajasthani Kalbeliya dance, ghoomar and other folk music as well.

Price- Rs. 350 per person (approx.)
Address: Pratap Nagar, Udaipur.

5. Lal Bagh-

Lal Bagh

You cannot talk about places serving Rajasthani food without mentioning the name of ‘Lal Bagh’. The restaurant focuses on organic ingredients required for preparation of meals. This is a great place to visit if you are a non-vegan. The place is generally crowded on weekends so prior reservations are recommended.

Price: Rs. 1000 for two. (approx.)
Address: 65, M.G college, near Daulat Chambers, Sardarpura, Udaipur.

6. Tribute restaurant-

Tribute restaurant

The restaurant has garnered a decent number of fans thanks to its flavorsome non-veg food and friendly service. The beautiful lakeside view acts as an icing on the cake.

Price: Rs. 1500 for two (approx.)
Address: 89/B behind Monika Complex, near Ambamata temple, Rang Sagar, Udaipur.

7. Krishna Dal Bati restro

Dal Bati at Krishna dining

If its Dal Bati you crave for, then Krishna restaurant is the place you cannot afford to miss, especially with the affordable prices of the dishes on the menu.

Price- Rs. 500 for two (unlimited).
Address: 17, first floor, Jal darshan market, Gulab bagh road, city centre, Udaipur.

8. Gordhan thal-

Gordhan thal.

If you are a fan of thaali then you should definitely visit this place as they serve delicious Rajasthani thaali. People often make a visit to this place with their families.

Price- Rs. 600 for two (approx.)
Address: 32, Shopping centre, city station road, Udiapole, Udaipur.

9. Natraj Dining hall and restaurant-

Natraj thali

The most popular name in the list, from families to friends to solo foreign travelers and tourists, all make their way to Natraj. The place serves perfect Rajasthani and Gujarati thali. Almost every localities have visited this place at least once.

Price- Rs. 440 for two (approx.)
Address: 22-24 City Station Road, near Railway station, Udiapole, Udaipur.

Now that you know these amazing places in Udaipur that serve Rajasthani food, you stand a fair chance to placate your hunger and satisfy your craving for the awesome Rajasthani food.

 

This was just a short and sweet list of best places to eat Rajasthani food in Udaipur. Do share your opinion with us, we’d love to hear from you.

7 reasons why Udaipur should be your next travel destination

Udaipur, Venice of the east is an exotic and picturesque city that witnesses thousands of tourists throughout the year. The city has a magical vibe that attracts people towards itself from all over the world. Although, the best time to visit Udaipur is Monsoon, even in the heat of blazing sun each and every day spent in the city of lakes is mystical and absolutely worth it.

Although there are a thousand reasons to visit Udaipur, still we give you 8 best reasons that why it should be your next travel destination.

Let’s get started.

The first and the most obvious-

 

1. City of lakes-

A still of Lake Pichola

City of lakes seems to be a synonym of Udaipur. The beautiful and magnificent lakes are the soul of Udaipur and act as a major tourist attraction. The scenic backdrop of shimmering lakes embodies the essence of tourists in this city. Must visit lakes are Fatehsagar lake, Lake Pichola, Badi lake and Udai Sagar lake.

These lakes are often crowded as people of all ages visit them during and morning and evening for a walk and to chill.

2. Larger than life hotels-

The Oberoi Udaivilas

Want your stay to be memorable and lavish at the same time? Well, Udaipur hotels are the perfect option for you. The hospitality and architecture of the hotels are a class apart. The palatial hotels speak of glorious past, the flickering of sunshine on the beautiful lakes makes it a paradise for every tourist.

Even the budget hotels situated in old city will give you a stunning view from your window. Some of the best hotels include Taj Lake Palace, The Oberoi Udaivilas, Jag Mandir Palace, Leela Palace, Chunda Palace, Ramada and The Lalit.

3. Sumptuous temples-

Jagdish temple

Many people are not aware of the fact that Udaipur is also famous for its temples. These temples are not merely just about worship but the architecture and history behind these temples have a story to tell. Some temples like Neemach Mata and Karni Mata give a bird’s eye view of the city. While temples like Ekling Ji and Jagdish Mandir depict the true history of Mewar rulers and the city.

For further information on temples in Udaipur, click here

4. The Land of Forts and Palaces-

City Palace, Udaipur

A journey to the land of forts and palace where everything is soaked into royal ambiance. If you are a history buff just like me then Udaipur is a definite visit for you. The Forts and Palaces depict the Vellore and raw beauty of Mewar. Prominent Forts and Palaces to visit are-

City Palace

Kumbhalgarh Fort

Monsoon Palace

Bagore Ki Haveli

5. Mouth Watering food-

Daal Bati, Traditional Rajasthani food

The city is home to restaurants that serve delicious and mouth-watering food. Udaipur has some of the best ‘dinner with a view’ restaurants which allows you to dine by the lakeside where you can enjoy the meal as well as lake view side by side.

I recommend you to try the traditional Rajasthani food at least once on your trip to Udaipur and trust me you won’t regret it.

6. A perfect destination for Shopaholics-

source: Travel Triangle

If you are in Udaipur than there is some serious shopping to be done. The local market of Udaipur is a delight and it highlights the ethnic culture of the city in its work. Although there is a big list of items to be bought popular things include Journals, handicrafts, Painting and sculptures, turbans, Traditional Rajasthani attires.

For more info. related to shopping in Udaipur click here.

7. Exploring nearby destinations-

Kumbhalgarh Fort.

Lastly, if you have some free time left than you also have an option of traveling to destinations like Kumbhalgarh, Chittorgarh, Haldi Ghati, Ranakpur and Nathadwara which are only an hour or two rides from Udaipur.

Udaipur’s royalty, rich culture, and heritage, vibrancy and hospitality will make you fall in love with this city instantly.

These were just 7 out of innumerable reasons that why Udaipur should be your next travel getaway.

We hope to see you soon in Udaipur.

Till then, Happy travelling.

Best Places to have summer drinks in Udaipur

‘Summer is coming’, rather it has already arrived. Although Udaipur city is known for its pleasant weather, the summers can be really brutal. Now, we are really left with the scorching heat and increasing temperatures which result in sweaty and exhausting days. So, with the sun beating mercilessly on us, we crave for cool and refreshing drinks and that is where Udaipur restaurants and cafes have come to our rescue. Let’s take a look at some places that serve the best summer drinks in Udaipur.

The best places to beat the heat are-

1. Jheel ginger café bar-

Jheel Ginger cafe

A prominent café of Udaipur, Jheel ginger café is located on the banks of Lake Pichola and it is considered as the best place to chill, eat and drink. The café provides a variety of soft drinks and mocktails to go with and the food here is just finger licking’ good.

Address: 52-56 gangaur ghat, Jheel Guest House, Udaipur.

Price: Rs. 400 for two (approx.)

UB Tip:

Use UB Life card to avail Flat 10% up to Rs 500/-

Flat 15% above Rs. 500/-

2. Dialogue café-

source: my udaipur city.

The café has nothing but good vibes to offer. Complimented with awesome ambience, great food, delicious shakes and mocktails, the place is a must visit in summers.

Address: Shobhagpura 100 ft. road, near Shubh Kesar Garden, Udaipur.

Price: Rs. 350 for two (approx.)

UB tip: Use UB life card to avail Flat 10% above Rs. 300/- and flat 15% above Rs. 500.

3. Keventers-

Keventers, Celebration Mall.

With its branches located all over India, Keventers came to Udaipur somewhere in 2017, and since then it has been the talk of the town. It provides a great variety of shakes which is quite impressive and makes it stand out of the league.

Address: Food court, celebration mall, bhuwana, Udaipur.

Sukhadia circle, Big Bazaar, Udaipur.

Price: Rs. 300 for two (approx.)

4. Royal Brewmen-

source: my Udaipur City. Royal Brewmwn

When the summer is really killing us, Royal Brewmen’s shakes, Ice tea, and mojitos come as a whish of fresh air. Friendly atmosphere, the great ambience makes this place worth every penny.

Address: No.4 Hitawala complex, Saheli marg, Udaipur.

Price: Rs. 400 for two. (approx.)

5. Brewberrys café bar-

Brewberrys cafe.

The beautiful café, since its establishment has garnered eyeballs of both the young generation as well as families. What makes it attractive is its decent ambience and calm atmosphere. Everyone should make a visit at least once.

Address: 56, New Fatehpura, Panchwati, Udaipur.

Price: Rs. 300 for two (approx.)

UB tip: Use UB card to avail flat 10% above Rs. 300-550/-

Flat 20% off above Rs. 550/-

6. So Foody, Vinod’s cafe-

So Foody, vinod cafe

A small yet beautiful kiosk situated outside the RK Mall is the best place to beat the heat as it serves delicious cold coffee and thick shakes complimented with mouth-watering snacks.

Address: Outside R kay Mall, Panchawati road, Udaipur.

Price: Rs 250 for two (approx.)

UB tip: Use UB card to avail Flat 10% off.

7. Shakes and Bites-

Shakes and Bites Cafe

As the name itself suggests, the place is well known for its thick shakes. Summers are the best time to visit this place and to treat yourself to delicious shakes and fast food.

Address: Ground floor, Hithawala complex, Saheli marg, Udaipur.

Price: Rs. 300 for two (approx.)

And a special mention!

8. Happinezz-

When it comes to escaping the blazing heat how can we forget the oldest and yet very popular in the list i.e. Happinezz ice cream parlor. The famous Sundays and Ice creams are a must-have.

Address: New Fatehpura, Opposite Allahabad Bank, Udaipur.

Price: Rs. 250 for two (approx.)

 

The most important tip for this summer is to stay hydrated. So, drink lots and lots of water.

There you have it- a list of places that provide the best summer drinks in the city. Do you know of any others? We would love to hear them.