Udaipur, a city in Rajasthan is a stunning location and has a rich cultural background and a great history. It is considered to be the most romantic places in India. Udaipur casts its spell and everyone gets mesmerized by it. It is known as the “Venice of East” or “City of lakes”, because of its famed lakes and palaces. It is a perfect blend of culture, history and traditions, the gorgeous city makes for the perfect honeymoon destination, cultural centre and face of Rajasthan. There is so much that one can see in Udaipur and most of these attractions have been built and created by the Maharanas. Check out the list of tourist destinations in Udaipur.
- CITY PALACE
City Palace is the best architectural marvels in the city of Rajasthan, which is located on the banks of lake Pichola. It is conglomeration of several buildings and towers and is better recognized as a Palace Complex. Belonging to the royal Mewar family, City Palace has a number of features that greatly attract tourist.City Palace is the identity of the city, and it indeed adds to the exoticism of Udaipur.
TICKETS: 30 INR for adults and 15 INR for children
- LAKE PICHOLA
Lake Pichola is the largest lake of the city and observes lakhs of tourists because of its tranquillity and beauty. It is corned on all sides by grand palaces, granite temples, local houses, Dark hills. This lake is very popular and sums to the religion of Udaipur. The lake has two famed islands namely Jagniwas and Jagmandir. At Jagniwas Island one has the opportunity to witness another famous place in Udaipur – the Lake Palace (Now known as Taj Lake Palace), whereas on Jagmandir Island, one can visit the popular Jag Mandir, the palace.
TICKETS: Boat ride costs 340 INR for adults and 170 INR for children. A sunset boat ride would cost about 220 INR more.
- LAKE PALACE
The Lake Palace or Hag Niwas is one of the most famous wedding destination. Situated on Jagniwas Island it is now run by the Taj group and is popularly known as Taj Lake Palace. With the Aravalli Hills in the background, Lake Palace makes one of the most romantic places in Rajasthan. Even if one cannot afford to stay here, one should definitely consider taking a heritage walk of this hotel.
TICKETS: Museum tour costs 75 INR, Crystal Gallery tour costs 500 INR and boat ride costs 450 INR.
- VINTAGE CAR MUSEUM
The Royal Vintage Car Museum is a must visit for any visitor. It was inaugurated in Feb 2000 and has become a very popular tourist destination since then. The museum houses many famous vintage cars like the 1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom used in the Bond film Octopussy and many rare Rolls Royce models to name a few. The quiet and peaceful environment here is an added bonus.
TICKETS: 250 INR for adults and 150 INR for children.
- SAHELIYON KI BARI
Saheliyon ki Bari was constructed by Maharana Bhopal Singh. Situated in the northern part of the city, this exquisite place was built for the maids who accompanied the Princess to Udaipur. There is also a Vigyan Kendra Science Center inside the famous garden complex. It has numerous interesting information about scientific theories and practicals.
TICKETS: 10 INR for Indians and 50 INR for foreigners.
- JAGDISH TEMPLE
This is a very big Hindu Temple made of white marbles, near the main entrance of City Palace devoted to Lord Vishnu and positioned about 50 meter above the ground level.The temple is highly treasured for the carved images.This temple should be visited not only to offer your devotion but also to witness beautiful wall carvings, elephant sculptures and for the stunning architecture.
TICKETS: No entry fee.
- BAGORE KI HAVELI
It is one of the most attractive places to see in Udaipur. Bagore ki Haveli is situated on the Ganguar Ghat and thus offers a splendid view of the lake. Known for its architectural splendor, the Haveli is a massive structure that now offers a peek inside the royal life of the Maharajas and the Maharanis. This grand structure has 100 rooms and each room has fine decoration with mirror work.
TICKETS: 60 INR plus 100 INR additional charges for camera.
Shilpgram is a rural arts and crafts complex, located three kilometers from Udaipur. It showcases rural life and traditions from Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra, and Goa. The complex has huts from each of the states, incorporating their distinctive architectural features. Artisans also sell their wares and perform folk dances.
TICKETS: 30 INR for Indians and 50 INR for foreigners.
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