Top 8 Glorious Places To Visit In Udaipur, Rajasthan, India

Udaipur is often referred to as the ‘Venice of the East’. The city of lakes Udaipur is located around water lakes and is surrounded by lush green hills. The famous Lake Palace is in the middle of Lake Pichola and is one of the most beautiful sights of Udaipur. It is also home to Jaisamand Lake, and it is claimed to be the second-largest man-made sweet water lake in Asia. The beautiful City Palace and Sajjangarh add to the architectural beauty and splendour of the city. The city is also known for its abundance of zinc and marble.

Udaipur was founded in the year 1553 by Maharana Udai Singh II as the new capital of the Mewar Kingdom. Here are some of the best places to spend your time whenever you find yourself in Udaipur.

1. Lake Palace:

Lake Palace

Famous as one of the most royale and romantic hotels in the world, Lake Palace was formerly known as Jag Niwas and is among the top Udaipur attractions. It is one of the best places to visit in Udaipur to visit at night hours. The Taj Group took over the palace and has carefully restored and maintained the heritage of this most sought-after resorts.

The Taj Lake Palace resides by the famous lake Pichola and is one of the best hotels in Udaipur for a honeymoon. This huge lake comprises of many small islands, including the one, which has the lake palace.

  • Entry Fees: INR 500 for adults
  • Visiting hours: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

2. City Palace:

city palace

Udaipur City Palace is located on the banks of Lake Pichola. It is one of the most romantic and Udaipur’s famous places for couples. The architecture of the palace is spectacular and is a declaration to the royal kingdoms of the Rajput dynasty. It is known for its rich history; the beauty of the palace is a benchmark for many structures even to this day.

  • Entry Fees: INR 30 for adults, INR 15 for children, and INR 200 for camera
  • Visiting hours: 9:30 am – 5:30 pm

3. Jag Mandir:

Jag Mandir

Jag Mandir Palace is built on one of the islands in Lake Pichola. It is known for its beautiful interiors and grand style of architecture. The complex sculptures on the marbles are key attractions of this place apart from the majestic view of the lake from the palace. It is famous for peaceful boat rides and the grand solitude of the temple.

  • Entry Fees: INR 325 for adults, INR 165 for children
  • Visiting Fort hours: 9:00 am – 7:00 pm

4. The Monsoon Palace:

The Monsoon Palace

It is formerly known as Sajjangarh Palace. This royal architecture is a hilltop palatial residence. It was built by Maharana Sajjan Singh of Mewar Dynasty. The fort was built to watch the monsoon clouds floating by. It guarantees panoramic views of the surrounding countryside and sunsets at distance. The palace is near the Sajjangarh Wildlife sanctuary and is usually a one-day trek from the palace.

  • Entry Fees: INR 10 for Indians, and INR 80 for foreigners
  • Visiting Fort hours: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

5. Ahar Cenotaphs:

Ahar Cenotaphs

Ahar is one of the popular destinations for tourists in Udaipur because of its archaeological significance. It was used as a major burial ground for the royal family. The memorial site also has an archaeological museum, which has a captivating collection of rare monuments dating the 10th century. As a tourist place, it draws crowds for its historic importance and the evergreen charms for ruins.

  • Entry Fees: Nominal fee of INR 3 per person
  • Visiting Fort hours: 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

6. Fateh Sagar Lake:

Fateh Sagar Lake

Fateh Sagar Lake is one of the most beautiful lakes in Rajasthan. It consists of three islands and each one has systematized public parks that can be reached through a boat ride. It is a good place to spend the evening. The view of the city gets better while the sun sets on the horizon.

  • Entry Fees: No Fee
  • Visiting Fort hours: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

7. Kumbhalgarh Fort:

Kumbhalgarh Fort

It is located about 64 km from the city of Udaipur. Kumbhalgarh Fort is an architectural wonder in Udaipur, and surely among most lavish palaces and forts of Rajasthan. With a colossal wall stretched over good 30 km, the fort is 1900 meters above the sea level. The well-thought architect of Kumbhalgarh Fort is simple yet impressive. A drive to the fort itself is quite enjoyable and the panoramic view from the fort is a sight to behold, which makes it one among the most famous Udaipur tourist places.

  • Entry Fees: INR 15 per person for Indians. INR 200 per person for foreigners
  • Visiting Fort hours: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

8. Bagore Ki Haveli:

Bagore Ki Haveli

Bagore Ki Haveli is one of the oldest Havelis in Udaipur. It is located close to Lake Pichola. It is home to one of the most popular galleries exhibiting Rajputana heritage and history. The haveli is known for its unique monuments and is especially famous for the exhibit of the world’s largest turban. You will enjoy yourself to the fullest at this one of the most interesting Udaipur tourist places.

  • Entry Fees: INR 60 for Indians. INR 100 for foreigners
  • Visiting Fort hours: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

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