The city of lakes, Udaipur is often referred to as the ‘Venice of the East’. Located in the state of Rajasthan, Udaipur is the historic capital of the kingdom of Mewar in the former Rajputana Agency. This city makes its place at one of the most popular cities for tourists. Surrounded by the Aravali Range which not only gives it a beautiful look but also separates it from the Thar Desert. This famous city is situated almost in the middle of two major Indian metro cities as it is 660km from Delhi and 800km from Mumbai. Udaipur is a famous tourist destination that is known for its rich culture, deep history, scenic locations, and Rajput-era palaces. The reason it is known as the ‘City of ‘Lakes’ is because of its sophisticated lake system, the city is surrounded by a total of seven lakes. There are five major lakes, Doodh Talai Lake, Rangsagar, Swaroop Sagar Lake, Lake Pichola, and Fateh Sagar Lake which have been included under the restoration project of the National lake Conversation Plan (NLCP) of the Government of India. Udaipur is also known for its historic forts and palaces, museums, galleries, architectural temples, natural locations, and gardens, also many traditional fairs, festivals, and structures. The city’s economy is basically driven by tourism, marble processing, through minerals, chemical manufacturing and development, handicraft industry and electronic manufacturing are also the contributors.  

Places to see in Udaipur?

  1. Udaipur City Palace

This magnificent palace is located peacefully on the banks of Lake Pichola, Rajasthan. Its architecture is one of the marvels of India and is also the most-visited tourist attraction of Udaipur.

  • How to reach?

Local buses, tongas, auto-rickshaws, and taxis are easily available from the city to reach the Udaipur City Palace.

  • Timings

The palace is open 7 days which is Monday to Sunday from 9:30 to 5:30.

  • Entry fees

Rs.30 per person for Adults.

Rs.15 per person for Children.

Rs.200 for Camera Fee.

  • There are many types to boat rides and the prices defer from Rs.400-Rs.700.
  • Light show timings- 8pm to 9pm, charges vary from Rs.100 to Rs. 200.

2. Lake Pichola

This lake is an artificial lake that was built in 1362 A.D. There are many pretty restaurants near the lake where you can enjoy delicious food with a view of the lake.

  • No entry fees is required.
  • Open 7 days a week, Monday to Sunday.
  • Timings are from 9am to 6pm.
  • Boat ride prices are Rs.400 for Adults and Rs.200 for Children.
  • Boat ride timings are from 10am to 5pm.

3. Jag Mandir Isla

Jagamandir Island Palace is beautiful even to see from outside as it floats on Lake Pichola. The palace is also known as Lake Garden Palace, the construction of this palace was commissioned by Maharana Amar Singh in 1551.

  • No entry fees is required.
  • It is open for 7 days, Monday to Sunday.
  • Timings are from 10am to 6pm.

4. Bagore ki Haveli

This Haveli was built by the 18th century Prime Minister of Mewar, Amar Chand Badwa and this palace and museum is located at the Gangori Ghat of Lake Pichola. But from 1986 this residential haveli is a museum.

  • Entry fee vary upto Rs. 100.
  • The haveli is open 7 days a week which is Monday to Sunday, timings are from 9:30am to 5:30pm.
  • The dance show timings are from 7pm to 8pm and the show tickets are sold from 6:15pm.

5. Lake FatehSagar

This lake is surrounded by the beautiful Aravalli Range of mountains on three sides It has a perfect circular platform for morning and evening walks with a nice view of the lake. Lake Fatehsagar was built by Maharana Fateh Singh in the late 19th century.

  • There are no entry fees.
  • The lake is open 7 days a week which is Monday to Sunday from 8am to 6pm.
  • Boat rides prices vary from Rs.200 to Rs.400.

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