The most romantic city in Rajasthan, Udaipur has its own charm and charisma. It attracts millions of worldwide tourists annually. From architecturally splendid forts to beautifully adorned palaces, from serene lakes to cheerful chaos of colorful street markets, from a heritage culture to extravagant lifestyle and from religious spirit to new-age vibrancy, Udaipur has embraced a way of life within itself. Let’s feel this life and explore the must-visit places in Udaipur.
City Palace
City Palace
Start off with City Palace which is an epitome of the architecture of royal Mewar family. This palace actually took nearly 300 years to get totally completed. Maharaja Udai Singh II began the construction and then the subsequent Mewari rulers added many structures into it Inside the palace, you’ll find a museum which displays the exquisite things from the long gone era of Rajputs. Built out of marble and granite somewhat like Amber Fort, city palace offers a spectacular view and Pichola Lake adds a mesmerizing beauty to this splendorous view.
Pichola Lake
Pichola Lake
On your trip to Udaipur if you haven’t visited Pichola Lake, please don’t tell anybody that you have been to Udaipur because Pichola Lake is the jewel in the crown of Udaipur. Pichola Lake is the first thing that hits the mind as soon as one talks about must-visit places in Udaipur. Enveloped by the majesty of City Palace from one side and opulence of temples & elevated hills from other sides, Pichola Lake seems to be a serene world where a boat riding would take you to a placid beauty. Pichola Lake has mesmerized even Rudyard Kipling with its awe-inspiring beauty. The greatest writer wrote once, “If the Venetian owned the Pichola Lake, he might say with justice, ‘See it and Die!”
The Lake Palace
The lake Palace
An architectural marvel in the lap of nature. Rested amidst the Pichola Lake, The Lake Palace was built by the Maharaja Jagat Singh in 1734. With the backdrop of Aravali Hills and rippling sound of water, the Lake Palace offers a panoramic view of the sunset. Once the summer resort of rulers of Udaipur, The Lake Palace is today one of the most unusual places in Rajasthan. Now converted into a heritage hotel, The Lake Palace offers its exquisite exaltation to world tourists
Jag Mandir
Jag Mandir
Yet another architectural wonder overlooking the Pichola Lake and offering a blissful view. Also known as Lake Garden Palace, Jag Mandir was built by the Maharajas of Mewar. The marble-made elephant, hanging gardens, sweeping courtyard, domes, arches, and lofty pavilion define the architecture of Jag Mandir. And to add more radiance to this architecture, the interiors are embellished beautifully. To witness the exceptional beauty of Jag Mandir at the best, visit in the evening.
Saheliyon ki Bari
Saheliyon ki Bari
Located on the bank of Fateh Sagar Lake, Saheliyon ki Bari was built for the royal ladies of Mewar in the 18th century. The marble-made elephant, kiosks, and the water pools are the major catchment of eye in this garden. After admiring the exquisite beauty of the garden, don’t forget to visit the ‘Vigyan Kendra’ located inside the garden. Here, you’ll get to learn new and interesting information.
Fateh Sagar Lake
Fateh Sagar Lake
Being the second largest lake in the city, Fateh Sagar Lake is a major tourist attraction in Udaipur. A boat riding in the breezing calm water of Fateh Sagar Lake can rejuvenate you deep from the inside. If you want to witness the breathtaking beauty of this lake at its best, visit during monsoon season. In this season, Fateh Sagar Lake offers an astonishing beauty. From Fateh Sagar Lake, visit to Maharana Pratap Smarak and pay homage to one of the greatest warriors of India.
Bagore Ki Haveli
Bagore ki Haveli
Situated on the bank of Pichola Lake on Gangaur Ghat, Bagore Ki Haveli is an architectural splendor of the 18th century. The Haveli is built completely in the royal style and comprises of nearly 100 rooms. Every room is embellished with the scintillating mirror works and intricate carvings & paintings. It was once the royal residence of Maharaja Shakti Singh but today it has been converted into a museum. This museum showcases the vestiges such as dice-games, pan-box, hukkas, jewellery box, nutcrackers, royal vessels, and paintings of a long-gone glorious era of Maharajas. Definitely a must-visit place in Udaipur!
Best time to visit Udaipur
You can visit Udaipur throughout the year but since it is a city of lakes, monsoon months are the best time to explore the awe-inspiring beauty of Udaipur. And not to forget, Udaipur is also the most romantic city in Rajasthan. If you’re an Indian, you must be aware of the fact that ‘Saavan (between July to August) is the most romantic month of Hindu calendar. So head to Udaipur in the rainy season and feel the romance.
How to reach Udaipur
So, you’re all set? Now, the question is how to get to Udaipur? Well, it’s very hassle-free by the all modes of transportation. Maharana Pratap Airport is the closest airport, just 24 km away from the city. If you’re going by rail, you can take a halt either at Rana Pratap Nagar Railway Station or Udaipur Railway Station both are nearly 3 km from the main city. And if we talk about road network, you can get Udaipur anytime from anywhere.

Priyanka Pandey

Priyanka writes about lifestyle, culture, and travel throughout India. On her blog, WitsAdda, you can learn about traveling to India. You can also follow her on Facebook.