Top Places To Visit In Udaipur

Udaipur is a major city, municipal corporation and the administrative headquarters of the Udaipur district in the Indian state of Rajasthan. Udaipur is among the top tourist destinations in Rajasthan and also one of the most romantic cities of India. Udaipur is a very popular tourist destination in India and also one of the most sought-after cities for destination weddings. Udaipur attracts numerous visitors from all over the world due to its historic heritage and rich culture. The summers in Udaipur are hot and winters are cold but the temperature does not rise to extremes. The rainfall is less, around 61 cm annually. So the best season is to visit Udaipur is in between the months of October and March. Here are some top places to visit in Udaipur.

#1 City Palace – Udaipur

City Palace, Udaipur, is a palace complex situated in the city of Udaipur, Rajasthan. It was built over a period of nearly 400 years, with contributions from several rulers of the Mewar dynasty. Construction began in 1553, started by Maharana Udai Singh II of the Sisodia Rajput family as he shifted his capital from the erstwhile Chittor to the new found city of Udaipur. The palace is located on the east bank of Lake Pichola and has several palaces built within its complex.

#2 Fateh Prakash Palace

Fateh Prakash Palace is a heritage building situated inside City Palace complex on the banks of Lake Pichola in Udaipur. It is one of the popular places of Udaipur sightseeing and also one of the most famous wedding destinations in Udaipur. The Fateh Prakash Palace was constructed on the orders of Maharana Fateh Singh. The palace was originally built for conducting royal functions and has been accurately preserved. The palace maintains its historical value with several halls and beautiful corridors that add to the charm of the palace.

#3 Lake Palace – Udaipu

Lake Palace is a luxury hotel, which has 83 rooms and suites featuring white marble walls. The Lake Palace is located on the island of Jag Niwas in Lake Pichola, Udaipur, India, and its natural foundation spans 4 acres. The hotel operates a speed boat which transports guests to the hotel from a jetty at the City Palace. It has been voted as the most romantic hotel in India and in the world.

#4 Bagore Ki Haveli

Bagore-ki-Haveli is a haveli in Udaipur in Rajasthan state in India. It is right on the waterfront of Lake Pichola at Gangori Ghat. Amir Chand Badwa, the Prime Minister of Mewar, built it in the eighteenth century. The palace has over a hundred rooms, with displays of costumes and modern art. The glass and mirror in the interiors are Haveli work. It also preserves an example of Mewar painting on the walls of the Queen’s Chamber.

#5 Monsoon Palace – Sajjangarh

The Monsoon Palace, also known as the Sajjan Garh Palace, is a hilltop palatial residence in the city of Udaipur, Rajasthan in India, overlooking the Fateh Sagar Lake. It is named Sajjangarh after Maharana Sajjan Singh of the Mewar Dynasty, who built it in 1884. The palace offers a panoramic view of the city’s lakes, palaces and surrounding countryside.

#6 Jag Mandir Palace

Jag Mandir is a palace built on an island in the Lake Pichola. It is also called the “Lake Garden Palace”. The palace is located in Udaipur city in the Indian state of Rajasthan. Its construction is credited to three Maharanas of the Sisodia Rajputs of Mewar kingdom. The construction of the palace was started in 1551 by Maharana Amar Singh, continued by Maharana Karan Singh (1620–1628) and finally completed by Maharana Jagat Singh I (1628–1652). It is named as “Jagat Mandir” in honour of the last named Maharana Jagat Singh. The royal family used the palace as a summer resort and pleasure palace for holding parties.

#7 Vintage & Classic Car Collection

Vintage & Classic Car Collection is a vintage car museum located in the premises of Garden Hotel just opposite to Gulab Bagh, Udaipur. It is a paradise for vintage car lovers and also one of the popular Udaipur attractions. This museum is owned by Rana Sriji Arvind Singh Mewar. Inaugurated on 15th February 2000, the Vintage & Classic Car Collection exhibits an exquisite and diverse collection of classic and rare automobiles. Some of these regal grandeurs of automobiles were the luxurious possessions of the Maharajas of Udaipur, while many of them have been added later to the collection to provide a unique and elite safari to the visitors.

#8 Jagdish Temple

Jagdish Temple is a large Hindu temple in the middle of Udaipur in Rajasthan. A big tourist attraction, the temple was originally called the temple of Jagannath Rai but is now called Jagdish-ji. It is a major monument in Udaipur.

#9 Eklingi Temple

Eklingji Temple is an ancient Hindu temple situated at Eklingji or Kailashpuri town in Udaipur district of Rajasthan. It is one of the most famous temples of Rajasthan and among the top places to visit in Udaipur. Eklingji Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, the tutelary deity of the former Mewar rulers. Ek means ‘one’ while ling means ‘lingum or the life giving phallic symbol of Lord Shiva’.

#10 Lake Pichola
Lake Pichola, situated in Udaipur city in the Indian state of Rajasthan, is an artificial fresh water lake, created in the year 1362 AD, named after the nearby Picholi village. It is one of the several contiguous lakes, and developed over the last few centuries in and around the famous Udaipur city. The lakes around Udaipur were primarily created by building dams to meet the drinking water and irrigation needs of the city and its neighborhood. 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.