What are the must-do activities in Udaipur?

There is a difference between visiting a city and exploring it. Being one of the best tourist destinations in India, there are so many wonderful things to do in Udaipur.

Udaipur is one of the most beautiful and unique cities in India. A place where you can literally walk amongst the ruins of its 400 years old history. Also called as the Venice of the East and City of Lakes, the city proudly boasts its natural beauty and historical richness.

So, for those who want to explore the real natural beauty and rich culture, read on to know about the must-do things in Udaipur!

Best things to do in Udaipur

Explore the rich culture, natural beauty and amazing history with these must-do activities in Udaipur.

Witness morning beauty from Neemuch Mata Temple
Udaipur Sunrise
Sunrise from Neemuch Mata Temple
Neemuch Mata Sunrise
Neemuch Mata Sunrise

Situated on a hill near Fatehsagar Lake, Neemuch Mata temple gives a beautiful panoramic view of the city from the top of the hill. Visit this place early in the morning for a beautiful start of your day with a gorgeous view.

Take the old city walk to explore the heritage
Old City Udaipur
Old City Udaipur

Visit the streets of the old city that are overflowing with colours and life. Take a walk through the lanes of Gangore Ghat, Majhi Ka Mandir, Clock Tower, Ambrai Road, Jagdish Mandir and Hathipol.

Shop traditional stuff from the local market
Shopping in Old City
Shopping in Old City
Udaipur Shopping
Udaipur Shopping
Old City Shopping Udaipur
Old City Shopping Udaipur

The vibrant bazaars offer amazing local stuff to shop. Places like Hathi Pol Bazaar, Jagdish Chowk is scattered with ethnic clothing, footwear, handicrafts, traditional paintings and other artisanal things. Even if you don’t intend to purchase anything, you can certainly spend a good day in window-shopping.

Visit City Palace to learn about the rich history
City Palace Interior
City Palace Interior Udaipur
Udaipur City Palace Architecture

The City Palace of Udaipur is one such place that will leave you spell-bounded whenever you visit it. The magnificent palace boasts a beautiful combination of Rajasthani and Mughal architectural styles. Take a guided tour to learn about the rich history of Mewar rulers.

Witness the classic beauties at Vintage Car Museum
Vintage Car Museum Udaipur
Vintage Car Museum Udaipur

A visual treat for vintage car lovers, Vintage Car Museum in Udaipur is a true delight to watch. The classic collection includes Rolls-Royce, Cadillacs, MG-TC Convertible and many more.

Explore the local life at Shipgram
Shilpgram Udaipur
Shilpgram Market

The art and craft hub of Udaipur, Shilpgram showcases the lifestyle of the tribal people of Rajasthan. A living museum of traditional art and craft, the place holds special workshops to spread the culture of Rajasthan. If you are an art lover, Shilpgram is a must-visit place in Udaipur for you.

Meet nature at Monsoon Palace
Monsoon Palace
Monsoon Palace aka Sajjangarh Fort

True to its name, Monsoon Palace is a place where clouds meet the age-old fort sitting atop a hill. Visit this place, which is also named as Sajjangarh Fort, during the rainy season and you have all the chances to get the hazy and cloudy view of the city drenched in monsoon beauty.

Take the Ropeway Ride at Karni Mata Temple
Udaipur Ropeway
View from Karnimata Ropeway

Bird’s eye view of this city is one of the most beautiful experience you can have in Udaipur. And the city offers many such points to give you this delight. Udaipur being

Attend Dharohar Folk Dance Show
Dharohar Dance Show Udaipur
Dharohar Performance

The amazing Bagore Ki Haveli is a must-visit place of Udaipur especially in the evening when it hosts the beautiful folk dance show, Dharohar. Dharohar showcases the folk dances of Rajasthan with colourful night shows of energetic regional dances.

Take a sunset boat ride at Lake Pichola
Sunset Boat Ride Lake Pichola
Lake Pichola Sunset

The breathtaking boat ride during the sunset time is an experience you can never get over with. The picturesque views from the placid water of Lake Pichola during sunset while floating along as the sun comes to rest on the horizon making the lake shimmer are truly mesmerizing.

Relax at Fatehsagar Pal
Fatehsagar Lake
Fatehsagar Night

After a tiring day of Udaipur sightseeing and collecting experiences in the city, the best way to unwind at the end of the day is taking a relaxing stroll in the fresh air at Fatehsagar Lake.

Also, after dusk, you may encounter groups of youngsters carrying their guitars and other musical instruments and melodize the environment.

Sit beside the lake and enjoy the music with a breath of fresh air.

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5 Royal Things to do in Udaipur

The city of lakes in the western part of Rajasthan is the manifestation of a destination no less than a dream. Walking through it feels like the word ‘royalty’ was coined in the charming streets of Udaipur. The millennia-old history is a matter of fascination amongst Indians and foreigners alike, a glimpse of which can be seen in everything native there. In Udaipur, an accommodation that calms the soul is as simple as spotting lakes, gardens, and its famous forts. However, certain activities that imbibe royalty in your very thought and nature are also available.

Click and let Click

Everyone wants some memories of the stay in the city synonymous to grandeur, especially when you can find a natural or man-made wonder everywhere. The Saheliyon Ki Bari (Court of Maidens) is one such popular garden where photography leads to pictures on your walls forever. You do not need permission for photography here. It is the perfect spot if you’re hoping to do a shoot for your brand/client with some royal gardens in the backdrop. Of course, there are several Havelis as well, but you’ll have to check if photography is allowed.

 

Eat like a Queen

Rajasthani cuisine is particularly spicy, yet delectable. Even the humblest restaurants, cafes, and roadside stalls offer food that cannot be resisted. Don’t forget to try the Mewari curries that are known for their strong flavors and spices being used sparingly. For the highlight, you must try the Laal Maas, which is a traditional Rajasthani non-vegetarian delight. The red meat (mutton) is slowly cooked in red chili and exotic herbs and can be found at virtually every restaurant. You may find the royal experience you’re seeking dining at a restaurant next to Lake Pichola.

 

Stay in Style

The stay in Udaipur is what makes or makes the experience. The way to getting the best of it in Udaipur is staying on or next to a lake. You can be sure of an experience like no other at The LaLiT Laxmi Vilas Palace Udaipur situated next to Fateh Sagar Lake. The hotel is constructed in an image of royalty. Choose from the Maharaja, Maharani, or Princess Suites that offer space, regal furniture and a service that will make you feel like nobility. Moreover, it won’t burn a hole in your pocket as compared to other options on and around lakes.

 

Get an aerial view

The view of the city from a height is simply incomparable as it reveals all the humble rises and descents in the city’s geography apart from the lakes that are much bigger than they seem at level. Take the ropeway to the famous Karni Mata Temple. Apart from the view, the ride issues a rush that adds to the excitement inherent in the city. Nothing offers a panoramic view of the majestic city as the ropeway.

 

Boat ride

Lake Pichola is not only sight in Udaipur, but across the country. More beautiful than a sunrise, you can get a glimpse of the rich history in a flash when the sun sets on the Pichola. However, don’t wait for it on the shore; take a boat cruise on the freshwater and witness the meaning of peace as the lake glimmers with the rays of the sun. The islands on the lake that illuminate as the night begin to fall make it even better.

5 Amazing Videos of Udaipur by YouTubers | A Must Watch

Udaipur is all the about the beauty- whether of the landscape or its palaces or its inhabitants. A lot of tourist flock to the city of lakes because they have seen the city’s beauty in videos on YouTube! So, here are 5 amazing Udaipur travel videos by YouTubers that you must watch to see Udaipur through the eyes of the travelers.

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  1. Pixel do Media

PixelDo Media Pvt. Ltd has made one of most wonderful videos of Udaipur. This video of Udaipur showcases every aspect of the city from an aerial angle. The video was one of the awe-striking videos of Udaipur ever made!

  1. Ethereal

One of my personal fave videos is the ‘Summer in Udaipur’. This video film is brought to us by the YouTube channel Ethereal which majorly deals in films and video content about culture, society, history, nature, travel, and science. If you are a true Udaipurite like me, you would LOVE this video for sure!

Have a look:

  1. Cup of TJ

TJ is a travel vlogger and documented her visit to Udaipur in a very raw manner which is quite cool to watch! She creates travel videos about different cultures, destinations, and amazing street finds and food around the world.

Watch her video of Udaipur

  1. Vaga Brothers

Another amazing and fun-filled video is of Vaga Brothers- Alex and Marko. The duo makes phenomenal videos of the place they travel to. This video showcases even the narrowest streets and alleys of Udaipur in the most unique way.

Find out their version of Udaipur here:

  1. GottaDoIndia

GottoDoIndia has made a series of travel videos on Udaipur. This channel is run by Sherry Shroff who is again a very prominent YouTuber. In this video, she has shared top 10 things to see/do in Udaipur which makes this video fun as well as informative- a lot interesting and alluring for the travelers coming to the City of Lakes.

Watch her version of things to do in Udaipur here:

 


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7 Exhilarating Things to Do in Udaipur for Travelers

Why Udaipur? I say why not! The beautiful City of Lakes has strongly held on to its roots and its natural vibrancy. With its unbeatable charm, this Venice of the East has attracted numerous local and international tourists over the years. The rich Rajputana history runs deep and can be easily viewed at the majestic palaces, forts, and gardens. Udaipur might be a small peaceful city but it has a heart for everyone who visits here. If you are in the mood to travel here but still skeptical about certain things, continue reading to find answers to your questions:

What is the Best Time to Visit Udaipur?

Though monsoons are incredible here, the most relaxed time to visit Udaipur is the winter season. This starts from November and ends around mid-March.

How Can One Reach Udaipur?

By Air: There’s Maharana Pratap Airport that is situated 22 km from the city. It is well connected with all the major metropolitan cities of India. Nothing to worry about with regular flights flying from Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, and Jaipur.

By Train: If one is traveling within the country, they can reach Udaipur through trains. Many foreign tourists who are looking for a luxurious experience travel to the city via the Maharaja Train or the Palace on Wheels. You just have to keep a check on your PNR status and follow your travel trail accordingly.

By Road: In the past many years, high-quality road network and good infrastructure by the state has definitely increased the trend of travel-by-road to Udaipur. For example, one can have a relaxed road trip from Delhi to Udaipur in about 11 hours.

What to Do in Udaipur?

  1. Sunset Boat Cruise on Lake Pichola7 Exhilarating Things to Do in Udaipur for Travelers

Calm your senses while you are around the magnificent Lake Pichola. It contains four islands, namely – Jag Mandir, Jag Niwas, Mohan Mandir and Arsi Vilas. An evening boat cruise around the freshwater lake during sunset is one of the most blissful experiences in Udaipur. Watch the glimmering beam of sun rays color the soothing waters golden.

  1. Soothing Vibes at Saheliyon ki Bari7 Exhilarating Things to Do in Udaipur for Travelers

Also known as the Courtyard of Maidens, it is a pristine garden that has been wonderfully constructed with fountains, marble elephants, and lush green lawns. If you love nature photography, this place will help you to click a multitude as it has a rich cover of stunning flowers and plants. These picturesque gardens seem to attract a lot of youngsters that are just looking out for a peaceful time in nature’s lap.

  1. An Explosion of Culture at Bagore-Ki-Haveli

Once a mansion, now turned into a museum, Bagore-Ki-Haveli in Udaipur was built by the ruler of the Mewar province in the 18th century. Situated on the Gangaur Ghat, this 138-room marvel offers many cultural attractions such as the longest turban and gallery containing many art pieces.

  1. Hike in Spirituality at Karni Mata Temple

    7 Exhilarating Things to Do in Udaipur for Travelers
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Explore your connection to spirituality at the Karni Mata temple. Also known as the Shri Manshapurna Karni Mata, it is dedicated to the Hindu goddess Karni Mata located on the Machla Magra Hills in Udaipur. Many people from around the world come to seek her blessings. It also makes a fascinating destination to watch the sun going down.

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  1. Shop Your Heart Out at Hathi Pol Bazaar

Soak in the rich culture of Rajasthan and Udaipur and take some of it back with you. Collect things new and old at the Hathi Pol Bazaar. Whether you are searching for paintings, souvenirs, and artisanal products at very reasonable prices.

  1. Vintage Cars that Once Ruled the Road7 Exhilarating Things to Do in Udaipur for Travelers

 

When in Udaipur, do check out the Vintage & Classic Car Collection Museum. This museum helps you get a rare insight into the maintenance and upkeep of these old yet amazing cars that you may have seen in movies or television shows.

Hope these tips have been helpful. Now you can easily plan your travel to this marvelous city without any problem.