It is good if you have been to Venice, but if not and would still like to feel how lovely that atmosphere would be, hurry up and catch a flight to ‘The City of Lakes’, Udaipur. A small city in Rajasthan is perfect mélange of culture, history and royal traditions. This beauty around the city makes Udaipur a perfect honeymoon destination, cultural center and the showstopper of Rajasthan. The palaces built in the city reflects the architectural grandeur which prevailed during the period of Maharanas. On the other side, the dawns at lakeside show how mesmerizing nature can be.
We wouldn’t be wrong if we label Udaipur as one of the most romantic places in India. Udaipur is a pretty face of the brilliant architecture built by the Mewars. These clever rulers literally created an oasis amidst the desert. There is so much that one can see in Udaipur, so let’s narrow it down with the best ones.
Presenting you the list for the TOP Must-Visit Places while you are in UDAIPUR:
- City Palace: The true reflection of the splendor of Rajasthan, City Palace which belongs to the royal family of Mewars is a must visit. It has a number of features that attract tourists magically. Needless to say that the architecture is exquisite, also there are a few structures that leave the visitors enthralled.
- Lake Palace: Stunningly built on Lake Pichola, Lake Palace is one of the most visited places in Udaipur. Situated on Jagniwas Island is popularly known as Taj Lake Palace. Situated amidst the Aravalli Hills, Lake Palace is one of the most romantic places to stay in Rajasthan. Built by Late Maharaja Jagat Singh II, the palace is an example of exquisite architecture.
- Lake Fatehsagar: The charm of Udaipur is incomplete without FatehSagar Lake, situated in the north of Lake Pichola. This lake is also one of the major tourist attractions in Udaipur. There are three islands situated in the lake out of which Nehru Park is the most famous one.
- Saheliyon Ki Bari: ‘The Garden of the Maidens’, the literal meaning of the ‘Saheliyon ki Bari’ was constructed by Maharana Bhopal Singh. Located in the northern part of the city, this exquisite place was constructed for the maids who accompanied the Princess to Udaipur. Saheliyon ki Bari is one of those places where the maids used to cheer, sing, and dance for every festival celebrated around the city. The garden is decorated with well-maintained fountains, kiosks, elephants carved out of marble and a delightful lotus pool. Saheliyon Ki Bari is truly one of the most delightful places in Udaipur.
- Ambrai Ghat: Located on the banks of Lake Pichola, Ambrai Ghat is a brilliant place for photographers. Overlooking City Palace and Lake Palace, this beautiful ghat, ensures that one gets an exclusive view of the two palaces from here. The Ghat often remains crowded with a large number of local couples in the evening as the place is quite romantic.
- Sajjangarh Palace(Monsoon Palace): Located at a distance of about 9kms away from the Old City of Udaipur, Monsoon Palace is amongst the most favored destinations of the royal family during the monsoons. The palace is hung up on a hill and looks like one of those castles from a magical story that we all have heard in our childhood.
- Forum Celebration Mall: Forum Celebration Mall, Udaipur, the first mall in the city offers world-class shopping and lifestyle experience under one roof. Built and designed in the ethnic architectural style. Forum Celebration Mall is one of the first iconic heritage malls build across the whole with a unique blend of ethnicity on the outside and modern conveniences within. It is considered a landmark of Udaipur, iconic and different.
Some famous and well-known brands in the Forum Celebration Mall are:
Famous food outlets at Forum Celebration Mall, one can enjoy:
This city is full of surprises and still much left that you can discover in this gorgeous city. There are also some great places near Udaipur like Ranakpur, Ekling Ji, Nathdwara that one can visit, so make sure you go through this guide a bit more carefully before traveling to the city of lakes.