Udaipur city, also known as the ‘Venice of East’ and ‘City of Lakes’, is situated in Rajasthan, India. Udaipur, the capital of the former princely state of Mewar, is the most famous tourist destination in Rajasthan. It is considered as one amongst the most romantic cities of India. Visit this place to explore rich and traditional culture of Rajasthan. Udaipur is famous for its lakes and royal palaces. These are the top ten tourist attractions in Udaipur, Rajasthan for you to visit.
Top 10 Tourist Attractions and a Must Visit Places in Udaipur, Rajasthan
It is one of the most amazing tourist attractions of Udaipur. The place is situated in the city and the magnificent palace gives you the insights of a great time the rulers spent in Mewar. City Palace is a great mixture of the Rajasthani culture, Chinese cultures, European culture as well as the Mughlai culture. This makes it one of the must see attractions in Udaipur.
Another great place to visit in Udaipur is the Lake Palace. The palace is constructed on a lake and the interiors have a great marble structure and the Aravali hills at the back make the palace look picturesque. The Lake Palace (formerly known as Jag Niwas), was built in 1746 and is located on the island of Jag Niwas in Lake Pichola, Udaipur. It gives lovely views of the City Palace, Aravalli and Machla Magra hills, and Jag Mandir.
Lake Pichola and Jag Mandir
Lake Pichola, is an artificial fresh water lake, named after the nearby Picholi village. Two islands, Jag Niwas and Jag Mandir are located within Pichola Lake, and have been developed with several palaces to provide views of the lake.
Jag Mandir, a marvellous structure that was constructed in the 17 th century. The Jag Mandir stands still on the famous Lake Pichola. The structure is beautifully constructed with marble. At the entrance, you would elephants made of marble to welcome you. The Jag Mandir is a three-storied, including the Gul Mahal, the Darikhana, and the Garden Courthard. Visit the place to experience the rich and beautiful architecture of the 17th century era.
Lake Fateh Sagar
Fateh Sagar Lake is an artificial lake named after Maharana Fateh Singh of Udaipur and Mewar. This lake is on the north of the Lake Pichola and is connected through a canal. You can do boating in the Lake Fateh Sagar and enjoy the magical view of the lake.
Lake Fateh Sagar has 3 small islands; the largest one is the Nehru Park, which is a popular attraction for tourist visiting Udaipur, the second island is a public park with an impressive water-jet fountain, and the third island is for the Udaipur Solar Observatory (USO). The Nehru Park is accessible by inboard motor boats.
Ambrai Ghat or Manjhi Ghat is a main ghat located near the waterfront of Lake Pichola and is among the popular tourist attractions of Udaipur. The place is a perfect romantic place for the couples and you would find many photographers here. The Ambrai Ghat would give you an overview of the two famous palaces in Udaipur, City Palace, and the Lake Palace. You can enjoy the serene beauty and sunset in the evening.
Bagore Ki Haveli
Bagore ki Haveli is another top attraction in Udaipur, Rajasthan. This Haveli is situated on the banks of Lake Pichola, which is known as Ganguar Ghat. The palace is open to all and you can sneak into the royal life of the Kings and Queens of Mewar.
Bagore ki Haveli has 100 rooms and each room is beautifully designed using mirrors and artwork of the time. You can even find jewellery boxes, hukkas, pan boxes, a game of dice that all belonged to the royalty once.
Bhartiya Lok Kala Museum
The Bhartiya Lok Kala Museum is a folk-art museum in Udaipur. This museum is situated in the Chetak Circle. The museum displays the collection of Rajasthani culture. This museum is designed to display the lifestyle and the culture of the royals that once ruled the city. Here, you would find many collections of dolls, puppets, musical instruments, paintings, turbans and many more things at the display which depict the old Rajasthani culture.
Vintage Classic Cars Museum
If you are someone who loves cars or vintage car collections, then you must definitely visit the Vintage Classic cars museum in Udaipur. It is situated at a distance of 1km from the famous City Palace. The museum has 22 cars on display and all the vehicles in the museum once belonged to the royalty. Few of the cars in the museum are 1938, 7-seater Cadillac, Rolls-Royce Phantom 1934, Cadillac convertible, etc.
It was built by Maharaj Jagat Singh, in an Indo-Aryan style of architecture. This temple is near the entrance gate of City Palace also known as Badi Pol. The temple has a black colored Lord Vishnu idol along with his ride the Garuda made from brass facing his idol in the temple. The aarti of the temple is a must watch, devotees gather around the temple during sunset and sunrise to attend the Aarti.
Saheliyo Ki Bari
Saheliyo ki Bari (garden of the Maidens) was constructed by Maharana Bhopal Singh in the Northern part of the city. It was built for the princess of Udaipur, where she would sing, dance and conduct various activities for herself and the maidens. The garden has fountains, lotus pools, and marble elephants. Visitors can witness the great architecture of the time in the garden.
Recommended Tour Packages that Cover Udaipur:
More Attractions in Udaipur:
A majestic piece of architecture, built in 1884 by Maharana Sajjan Singh. It is built with white marble and has light, wide corridors and rooms within. The palace is near Fateh Sagar Lake.
Sajjangarh Wildlife Sanctuary
A zoological garden is situated just beneath the Monsoon Palace. It is a popular attraction for Wildlife lovers in Udaipur. The zoo houses vast varieties of animals and birds brought in from different parts of the world.
Also Read: Top 10 Wildlife Destinations in India
You can also check complete list of Tourist attractions in Udaipur here (Wikipedia-External Link)