Udaipur Travel Guide

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Udaipur Travel Guide

Best Time to Visit Udaipur

Udaipur Aerial View

Udaipur being the most romantic city doesn’t experience extreme climatic conditions, to be simplified: The winters in Udaipur aren’t too chilly, summers in Udaipur aren’t too boiling and monsoons in Udaipur aren’t too muggy.

But the ideal time to visit Udaipur is in the winter season that lasts from the month of October to February, as one can enjoy the day-time travel as well with the ideal temperature of minimum 10 degree Celsius approximately and maximum 30 degree Celsius.

If the rains do not bother you, you must visit Udaipur in the monsoon season as the city with several lakes complimented with the Aravali range of mountains makes the site look heavenly with an approximate temperature of 23 to 40 degree Celsius. Monsoon months: July to September.

Also the summer season is considered to be the off-season for tourism in Udaipur as the maximum temperature can reach upto 44 degree Celsius. Summer months: March to June.

How to Reach Udaipur?

Maharana Pratap Airport Dabok Udaipur

Udaipur can be accessed by several major cities of India including Mumbai, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Pune, Jaipur, Jodhpur and a lot more.

By Air: The Maharana Pratap Airport or The Dabok Airport is located at a distance of 20kms from the main Udaipur City; reputed airlines have scheduled routine flights including Indian Airlines, Kingfisher Airlines, Jet Airways and Air Deccan.

By Train: Udaipur has a well-connected rail network to several cities like Kolkata, Mumbai, Delhi, etc. Trains that run via Udaipur Railway Station: Bandra-Udaipur SF Express, Mewar Express, Gwalior-Udaipur Express, Chetak Express and Annanya Express.

By Bus: Udaipur is blessed with an efficient bus network connecting to various cities, some reliable bus operators in Udaipur are, Vishwakarma Tours and Travels, Shree Parshwanath Travels, Shrinath Travel Agency, Neeta Travels, etc.

Best Hotels in Udaipur

The Oberoi Udaivilas Udaipur

We’ve compiled 3 lists with the best 5 star, 4 star and budget hotels in Udaipur mentioned below:

5 Star Hotels in Udaipur

One can live in a royal palace transformed into a hotel and feel like a royal King/Queen; we’ve listed all the 5-star hotels in Udaipur below:

  • Taj Lake Palace
  • Oberoi Udai Vilas
  • The Leela Palace
  • Fateh Prakash Palace
  • Trident Udaipur
  • Lalit Laxmi Vilas
  • TatSaraasa Resort and Spa
  • Club Mahindra
  • Raas Devigarh
  • Fateh Garh

All the hotels mentioned above are either a former palace built by the ancient Mewar rulers or the replicas of these palaces to provide a luxurious stay to their guests, with the ancient Rajasthani architecture equipped with modern amenities providing a satisfying stay in Udaipur.

4 Star Hotels in Udaipur

There are also several options available in 4 star hotels that will also offer lavish stays listed below:

  • Chunda Palace
  • Ramada Resort & Spa
  • Lakend
  • Radisson Blu
  • Inder Residency
  • Ram Pratap Palace
  • Justa Rajputana
  • Le Roi
  • Labh Garh
  • Jhadol Safari Resort
  • Golden Tulip
  • Spectrum Hotel & Residencies

The hotels mentioned above will provide a delightful experience, and will be pocket-friendly as compared to other 5 star hotels in Udaipur.

Budget Hotels in Udaipur

Nowadays budget travelling is the latest trend, one believes in comfort stays that don’t prick a hole in their pockets. There are numerous options in Udaipur for budget hotels; we’ve gathered the best budget hotels in Udaipur that offer good services as well.

  • Greco House
  • The Lakeaway
  • Hotel Vishnupriya
  • Hotel Pichola Haveli
  • Hotel Mukund Vilas
  • Hotel Udaigarh
  • Hotel Rangniwas Palace
  • Shree Jagdish Mahal
  • Hotel Mewar Haveli
  • Hotel Kurabar Kothi
  • Jheel Guest House
  • Hotel Boheda Palace
  • Hotel Thamla Haveli

There are several other budgeted hotels available in old city Udaipur, where you can have a pleasant stay.

Also we’re mentioning few hostels available, if you prefer to stay in a traveler’s hostel:

Zostel Udaipur

  • Zostel
  • Moustache Hostel
  • Bunkyard Hostel
  • Backpacker Panda Lake Pichola
  • The Hostel Crawl
  • Backpacker Panda Lake Fateh Sagar
  • Banjaara Hostel

Best Places to Visit in Udaipur

City Palace Udaipur

Udaipur is a tourist’s deck, and therefore contains several sites to be explored. A list with all the places you must visit in Udaipur has been displayed below:

The City Palace:

This royal palace was built over 400 years ago; it is now open for public to explore along with the amusing museums with unique artifacts.

Lakes and the locations nearby:

As Udaipur is considered as the city of lakes, you must visit the prime lakes of Udaipur also various locations that shall increase the charm of the lakes, following are stated below:

Monsoon Palace (Sajjangarh) and Sajjangarh Biological Park:

Built in 1884, the Monsoon Palace was constructed by Maharana Sajjan Singh so that he could admire the monsoon clouds from the top of a hill.

The Sajjangarh Biological Park inhabits various species, and is located beneath the Sajjangarh Palace.

Nehru Garden

Situated amidst the alluring Fateh Sagar Lake, this garden can be accessed by a boat ride that can be booked at the same time from the lakeshore.

Shilpgram

Take a walk into the tribal cultural lifestyle of several regions in India maintained in form of a museum.

Gardens in Udaipur

For a peaceful environment you must visit the lush gardens in Udaipur that carry their own unique significance.

Vintage and Classic Car Museum

20 ancient precious cars are showcased in this museum along with other worth-admiring products that should be explored once.

Temples in Udaipur

Each Temple has a story behind its construction, also with unique architecture. There are several temples in Udaipur that are worth exploring but mainly 2 temples you must see.

Places to Visit Near Udaipur

Pipliya Ji Udaipur

As Udaipur is situated amidst the green Aravali range of Mountains, there are several sites near Udaipur that serves the best natural locations to hangout. Here are various places you must visit around Udaipur.

Natural Sites

These natural sites are a must visit for an ideal picnic, these locations are situated near Udaipur at approximately 20kms of distance from the main city, the following are mentioned below:

Eklingji Temple

There are 108 temples in the Eklinji Temple, the construction of these were started in 734 A.D. The main temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, with several temples of many Gods and Goddesses surrounding it.

Haldi Ghati

Revive the epic Haldi Ghati battle that was fought between Maharana Pratap and Emperor Akbar.

Shrinath Ji Temple Nathdwara

Several far-flung worshippers of Lord Krishna come along to visit this holy temple to acquire peace from the lord.

Things to do in Udaipur

Hot Air Balloon Ride

Now after being sorted with when to visit Udaipur? where to stay? what to explore? It’s time to decide what all you should do in Udaipur in order to cherish your experience in the City of Lakes and make it memorable.

Here is a list for the same:

Boat Ride:

You must measure the waters of Udaipur if you plan to visit the City of Lakes, and this can only be done by a boat ride. Apart from a normal boat ride, you can book a motor ride and sync with the speedy wind.

Cultural Shows:

Rajasthan’s authentic art from is considered to be the numerous dance forms that display the vibrant colors of the state. You must visit these cultural shows that are conducted at various places in Udaipur like City Palace, Bagore Ki Haveli, Shilpgram etc.

Fly High:

Explore the city from heights through the options listed below:

  • Rope-Way
  • Hot Balloon Ride
  • Trekking
  • Helicopter Ride
  • Helicopter
  • Double Decker Bus Ride

Handicraft Shopping

The Local market of Udaipur inhabits gems in form of handicrafts; you must buy a unique hand-crafted product for your loved ones or to just to pamper yourself.

Binge at Lakeside

The lakes must be admired by having a gala time at the restaurants situated near the lakes; also a lake-side candle light dinner is a must to do in the Lake City.

Things to buy in Udaipur

‘Shopping reduces stress! And so does Udaipur City’, imagine fulfilling both the elements.

We’ve made a list of all the products that might get your shopping craving to its peak, these products can be easily found in the local market of Udaipur near the City Palace, Old City.

  • Ethnic Sarees
  • Jackets
  • Diaries
  • Pagdis (Turbans)
  • Paintings and Sculptures
  • Cushion Covers
  • Authentic Jewellery
  • Wall Hangings
  • Mojadis (Footwear)
  • Wall Clocks
  • Traditional Rajasthani Attires
  • Bags
  • Shawls and Stoles
  • Borders
  • Boxes

There are several other options available in Udaipur’s market that you can explore and add it to your closets.

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