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Udaipur Overview

Amidst Aravallis, Udaipur is a royal city called as the City of Lakes. This city gets its beauty from its five lakes and the palaces built in the middle of the lakes. In the ancient times, Udaipur was a retreat spot for kings. Today, it stands as a romantic getaway in Rajasthan that attracts thousands of tourists every year. This city is famous among tourists looking to enjoy vacation near nature and water.

Best Time to Visit Udaipur

Udaipur is generally hot and humid for most of the months. The summer starts in March and ends by May. The temperature can go as high as 44 degree C. It is better to avoid Udaipur during this season. The monsoon starts in July and ends by September. The rainfall will be brief and the place will be beautiful to see during monsoon season. The best time to visit Udaipur is winter season. The winter starts in October and ends in February. The temperature can go as low as 5 degree C. During winter, the lakes will be filled with water and the place will be aesthetically pleasing.

What to See / Major Attractions of Udaipur

This city is famous for palaces and water based monuments. Top attractions to enjoy in Udaipur

  • Jagadish temple
  • City palace
  • Sas-Bahu temple
  • Fateh Sagar
  • Lake palace
  • Nagda
  • Eklingji temple
  • Sajjagarh wildlife sactuary
  • Bada Mahal

Boating is an important tourist activity here. This activity is even a part of many excusive luxury train itineraries like the ones presented by Maharaja Express train.

Shopping in Udaipur

Udaipur is famous for antique objects, semi-precious stones, statues, gemstone painting, miniature painting, marblestone articles, meenakari items and others. Top places to shop are

  • Hathi pol - miniature painting, wooden handicrafts, phad painting, nagra slipper and others
  • Bada bazaar - camel bone articles, shoes, sliver articles and textiles
  • Chetak circle - puppets, handicrafts, hand-made paper, wooden souvenirs, brassware, traditional jewel box and others.
  • Bapu bazaar - handicraft, street food, crockery items and others.
  • Shilpgram - pottery, wooden furniture, hand-made painting, artworks and clothing
  • Rajasthali - mirrors, marble works, terracotta objects and others

How to Reach Udaipur?

Udaipur is commonly scaled as a part of luxury train itinerary like the ones served by Maharajas Express. Udaipur has a domestic airport which 22 km away from the city. The nearest international airport is in Delhi, Jaipur and Mumbai. Many private and public buses run from various important destinations to Udaipur regularly. You can find frequent buses from Ahmedabad, Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur, Vadodara and others to Udaipur. You can also hire cabs from surrounding cities to reach Udaipur. Udaipur has a railway station, which is served with trains from various important destinations. Luxury trains like Maharajas Express also serve Udaipur in its itinerary. Once inside the city, you can hire cabs, autos or buses to reach different destinations.