GET READY FOR A WEEKEND GETAWAY TO THE CITY OF LAKES- UDAIPUR
UDAIPUR! The first thing that comes to mind is ornate palaces, stunning architecture, serene lakes and resplendent temples.But don’t assume this at the end of the list. There’s still much to discover in this gorgeous city.
Experiencing Udaipur is all about reliving royalty and appreciating the city’s man-made beauty. Udaipur is full of surprises, there is clearly no place for boredom while visiting this city and this travel guide will surely be going to give you an itch in your feet and an uncontrollable desire to visit Udaipur
TAKE A SUNSET BOAT ON LAKE PICHOLA
Surrounded by Hills, temples and havelies. Lake Pichola is one of the most magnificent places in Udaipur. Taking a boat ride on the lake during sunset and witnessing the panoramic view of City Palace is the most relaxing thing to start your trip.
FEE: Adults INR 300/- per hour, Children INR 150/- per hour
TIMINGS: 9 a.m to 6 p.m.
A VISIT TO CITY PALACE
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Udaipur’s City Palace is no exception. Charming as it is, the City Palace is situated on the banks of Pichola Lake.A trip to Udaipur is incomplete without a walk to Crystal Gallery and Jagdish Temple near City Palace.
FEE: Adults INR 50/-, Children INR 30/-
TIMINGS: 9:30 a.m. to 5p.m.
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Bagore ki haveli is a mansion turned in to a museum with One hundred and thirty-five rooms which displays various artworks and cultural displays including the World’s Largest Turban. Amazzing , isn’t it?
FEE: INR 25/-, INR 100/- for camera
TIMINGS: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
SEEK BLESSINGS FROM EKLINGJI AND RANAKPUR JAIN TEMPLE
The Eklingji Temple Complex is one of the architectural sights you need to put on your list.Eklingji is a form of Shiva and the complex is full of figurines of Shiva.Ranakpur Jain Temple is famous for its marvellous architecture.Ranakpur Temple was also voted amongst the top 77 wonders of the World.
SHOPPING AT HATHI POL BAZAAR
In Udaipur and not indulging in shopping is certainly an incomplete task.Hathi Pol is a local market in Udaipur that you should definitely visit when looking for indigenous arts and crafts. Do shop for the famous Pichwai and Phad paintings of Rajasthan.Don’t forget to bargain while you are here.
TIMINGS:9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
WITNESS THE CLASSIC CAR COLLECTION AT VINTAGE CAR MUSEUM
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Udaipur has something for Car enthusiast as well.Vintage and Classic Car Collection museum provides the golden chance to all the car lovers to get a rare insight to one of the oldest cars. Museum has twenty-two classic vehicles, including the sleek 1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom used in the James Bond film Octopussy.
FEE: Adults INR 150/-, Children INR 95/-
TIMINGS: 9 a.m. to 8p.m.
RIDE THE ROPEWAY TO KARNI MATA TEMPLE
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Riding the ropeway has become a popular tourist activity in Udaipur. For photography lovers, the view from the hilltop is mesmerizing.The tickets are affordable, the views are scenic and the experience is quaint.
FEE: INR 80/- for round trip
TIMINGS: 9 a.m. to 5p.m.
SAJJANGARH WILDLIFE SANCTUARY
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Also known as Monsoon Palace, it offers a beautiful pano view of cityscape with lakes and palaces around.Located high on Aravalli Hills, this place look beautiful during the night when the entire area is illuminated by lights.At the foot of the hills located is the Sajjangarh Wildlife Sanctuary.There are some major attractions in the sanctuary including Bari Lake, Jhar Water Hole and few others.
FEE: Adults INR 30/-, Children INR 15/-, Camera INR 80/-, Electric Car INR 50/-
TIMINGS: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
VISIT THE JAG MANDIR ISLAND
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Jag Mandir Palace is built on the Jag Mandir Island in the Lake Pichola. The medieval architecture, luxurious and royal surroundings make it a dream place to be in. The famous international music star Katy Perry got married here.
FEE: Adults INR 300/-, Children INR 150/-
TIMINGS: 10a.m. to 6 p.m
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It is one of the uncompromisable destinations when in Udaipur.The 36 km long fort is a treat to the royal cultural heritage, folk tales and of course! the amazing Rajasthani food.
FEE: INR 10/- per person
TIMINGS: 9a.m. to 6 p.m.
What are you waiting for? Pack your bags this monsoon season as its the best time to be in Udaipur and Make your own stories.