The Mini Guide to Udaipur – Venice of the East.

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Udaipur, often called “The Venice of East” &  “Kashmir of Rajasthan”.

Udaipur is the Historic capital of the kingdom of Mewar in the former Rajputana Agency.

It is the most admired tourist destination and is known for its history, scenic locations and palaces.

Udaipur- “City of Lakes” because of the presence of beautiful lakes which include Fateh Sagar Lake, Lake Pichola, Swaroop Sagar Lake, Rang Sagar and Doodh Talai Lake.

What to do in Udaipur? We have an answer. Besides lakes, Udaipur is also popular for its massive historic forts and palaces, museums, galleries, natural locations and gardens, architectural temples, traditional fairs, festivals, and structures. I’m sure by this time, you are already imagining the picture of how Udaipur would look.

So let’s get into it.

Here are some places you can explore in Udaipur.

CITY PALACE:

The City Palace is famous for its architectural beauty and historical photography locations & is located on the bank of Pichola Lake. Everything about the palace is magnificent. From the Pillars to the entire structure of this palace, everything is perfectly made.

One can visit the place from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm.

And the tickets are available at 30INR for adult and 15INR for kids.

LAKE PICHOLA:

This lake is famous for its natural beauty & is surrounded by some hills, magnificent palaces, temples and bathing ghats.

One can get a boat ride on the lake till sunset.

And the Boat ride would cost 340INR for adult & 170INR for kids.

LAKE PALACE or JAG NIWAS:

Jag Niwas is an architectural marvel & is situated on the island of Jag Niwas in Lake Pichola. This fabulous location is featured in many Hollywood & Bollywood movies.

One can visit it anytime and the museum tour will cost 75 INR, Crystal Gallery tour costs 500 INR and boat ride costs 450 INR.

JAG MANDIR or LAKE GARDEN PALACE:

Jagmandir is said to have served as an inspiration for the Taj Mahal when Shah Jahan took refuge here in his younger days and the august structure of the palace gave lavish feeling to the visitors.

SAHELIYON KI BARI:

Saheliyon ki Bari was built by Sangram Singh II as a gift to his Queen and her maids. People come to this place to escape the chaos of the city.

One can visit the garden from 8 am. to 8 pm. and it cost 10 INR for Indians & 50 INR for foreigners.

Not only these but there are many more places to visit like the Vintage car museum, Bagore Ki Haveli, Jagdish temple, Dhebar lake, Udaipur Solar Observatory, Shilpgram, Moti Magri, Haldighati, Ranakpur, Nathdwara, Kumbhalgarh fort and so on.

BEST TIME TO VISIT UDAIPUR:

The best time to visit Udaipur is the winter season. The temperature remains comfortable and is apt for visiting the monuments and other places in Udaipur. The best months to visit are September, October, November, December, February, and March. After March, it starts to get hot which may become a problem if you don’t like the Sun.

FESTIVALS:

Are you still wondering what to do in udaipur? Well, Rajasthan is known for its festivals and fairs and you can see a glimpse of their celebrations that would make you dance to the tunes of their music.

Mewar festival is celebrated to welcome the arrival of spring season. The spirit of the festival can be seen throughout the state of Rajasthan since Udaipur has been always the governing place of the Mewar rulers, you will find its exact flavor in the city of Udaipur.

Shilpgram Mela is held annually in the west of the city of Udaipur.  It is organized to promote art and craft of Rajasthan. Since Rajasthan has always been famous for its handicrafts and artwork; this fair is a perfect destination to try out the hand woven clothes, embroideries, mirror works, and handicrafts.

Recently, Udaipur had celebrated the World Music Festival where we by-stand the incredible performances of world-class musicians from around the world. The second edition of this festival had set Udaipur on fire from 9th February to 11th February and created new landmarks in the field of music.

FOOD – OUR LIFE

If you are still wondering what to do in Udaipur? Udaipur also has FOOD!!!

We can’t even conceptualize our trip without food.

But you don’t need to worry about Food in Udaipur. you will find delicious & appetizing food here/ Some of my favorites from this city are:

Daal Baati choorma:

One of the most important dishes of Rajasthan & one should try this. The moment it goes into your mouth, you can feel the flavors mixing inside. It feels Amazing.

Pyaaz kachori:

This is a popular snack in Rajasthan filled with onion and you can enjoy it in a number of places in Udaipur. You can even get one packed for further trips and eat while travelling.

Mirchi Bada:

Mirchi Bada is a snack and it consists of chili and potato stuffing. It is often served hot with a tomato, mint or tamarind chutney.

Food is not complete without sweet so one should never skip the Ghewar of Udaipur as it’s a traditional sweet of Rajasthan and is made of flour, sugar, and ghee.

SAFETY:

If we talk about safety in Udaipur, then it is absolutely safe even for a solo women traveller and this is reflected in the low crime rates of this city as compared with other cities of India. And Girls can travel alone on two-wheelers at 10 or 11 PM or even further.

And Udaipur is a place where we do not need GPS because everyone is ready to show you the way. So Don’t worry about safety just plan a trip to Udaipur and find out the beauty of the “Kashmir of Rajasthan”. You can even contact our Support Portal through Whatsapp(+91 8328663469) and we’ll plan your trip for Free.

EXPENSES:

A Trip to Udaipur is not as expensive as you think It will be.

Hotels come between INR 1000–8000 range depending on your choice of stay.

Then travelling by Car could cost Rs 2000 for one day and if you will take a tour of all the famous places through taxi it would roughly cost around 3000INR.

and Food Breakfast = Rs. 250/-

Lunch = Rs. 300/-

Dinner= Rs. 300/-

Daily Minimum Need is Rs 4000/- for the transcendent Trip and Rs 3000/- for Average Trip and Rs 2000/- for Economy Trip.

But you can avoid all these costs and travel on the lowest budget. Read this How to travel on a Shoestring Budget.

To know more about Udaipur in detail, read this The Ultimate Guide to Udaipur

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By

Anjali, Travel Blogger and Student.

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