Udaipur Trravel Guide

Udaipur or the ‘city of lakes’ as it is more commonly connoted needs no introduction. This majestic town of Rajasthan has many a tale to tell.

If history is any index, it was way back in 1829 that a British Colonel James Todd first tagged Udaipur as a romantic holiday destination. He called it the 'most romantic spot on the Continent of India'. The tag still stands true and there is no dearth of things to do in Udaipur.

Things to Do in Udaipur

Although there are innumerable activities that one can adopt while in Udaipur, some of the more exciting options may well include the likes of:

1) Forts and Udaipur

Reminiscent of a bygone era the forts in Udaipur are an architectural marvel which needs to be explored; if you would like to understand Udaipur and Rajasthan better.

The City Palace is a case in point, considering that the architecture is a subtle blend of Rajasthan and Mogul Architecture. On the contrary Kumbalgarh lies on the outskirts and is guarded by a 38 Km wall which is second to only the Great Wall or China in length.

2) Udaipur City Palace

Arguably the largest palace complex in Rajasthan, City Palace is picturesquely located on Lake Pichola. Although it was originally built by Raja Udai Singh it continued be modified by future successors.

The architecture marvel has a myriad of domes, courtyards and arches which impart a truly majestic look to the palace. Built entirely in granite and marble, this palace would have been impregnable in its time.

3) Udaipur Lake Palace

Picturesquely located in the middle of Lake Pichola, the Lake Palace is a subtle blend of modern day luxury and old world regal charm.

The only access to the Palace hotel is by boat and one night in the palace is truly experiential.

When at the palace you have access to an unfettered scenic view of the Lake and the Aravalli range of Mountains.

4) Going Aerial

If you would to get an aerial view of this majestic city of lakes, then opt for a helicopter ride or better still charter a flight! This could range from a short 30 minute chopper ride to a 45 minute extensive aerial flight with friends and relatives. Watch Udaipur in all its glory and the shimmering lake palace which has an aura beyond compare. 

5) Haldighati

Haldighati is located at a distance of 40 Km from the historic city of Udaipur. It is here that the famous battle of Haldighati was fought between Maharana Pratap Singh and Raja Man Singh of Amber. Those with a penchant for history would find the visit particularly fascinating considering that it is here that Chetak the loyal horse of Maharana Pratap Singh saved his king and jumped to his death.

Udaipur or the ‘city of lakes’ as it is more commonly connoted is then the perfect destination for those looking for the right retreat to relax and rejuvenate after a particularly hectic schedule in the workplace.

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