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Best Places To Visit In Udaipur | Where To Stay In Udaipur

Udaipur is one of the most beautiful cities located in Rajasthan, India. It is the city that displays an abundance of stunning architectures, rich cultural heritage and the heavenly nature’s beauty. Also known as Venice Of The East and The City Of Lakes, Udaipur has five prominent lakes around the city and is also surrounded by picturesque hills and mountains. The peacefulness and the pleasurably beautiful attractions in the city leaves a very mesmerizing and delightful impact on tourists who come to visit from around the world. There are plenty of things to do in Udaipur, variety of restaurants and many accommodation options to choose from. If you are planning to visit this royal city, here’s a guide comprising all the details regarding places to visit in Udaipur, recommended time to visit and best accommodation options in the city.

When To Visit Udaipur:

The best time to visit Udaipur is during the winter season which falls between October and February. The summer season which falls between March and July must be avoided because they are very hot and extreme.

Places to Visit in Udaipur:

City Palace:

The City Palace, Udaipur is one of the major attractions that beautifully portrays the royalty and historical significance of Mewars. This magnificent palace has an extremely beautiful architecture and is located at the banks of Lake Pichola. A part of this palace is a residence for the royal family of Mewar and is managed by them. It is the largest palace in Rajasthan and consists of various towers, domes and arches. The towers and domes are easily accessible within the palace from where you can get stunning picturesque overlooking views of the mountains and Lake Pichola.

The City Palace exquisitely comprises of chambers, rooms, hanging gardens, terraces, alleys and courtyards. You will also find many weapons, artifacts, paintings and intricate decorations depicting the grandeur and prosperity of the ancient royalties. The Moti Mahal (Pearl Palace), Sheesh Mahal (Palace of Mirrors) and Dilkhush Mahal (Palace of Joy) also have very beautiful and well preserved decorations.

Places to visit in Udaipur
View from the City Palace
Places to visit in Udaipur
View from the City Palace
Places to visit in City Palace
Royal Paintings

Opening Hours:

The opening hours of City Palace, Udaipur is from 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM. You can easily spend at least three hours at this palace so make sure you have ample time to explore it.

Ticket Prices:

Adult Entrance Fee: Rs. 30

Child Entrance Fee: Rs. 15

Lake Pichola:

Lake Pichola is the most scenic and picturesque manmade lake located in the heart of Udaipur City. It is beautifully surrounded by the Aravali Mountains and has two main islands named Jagniwas and Jagmandir Island. The famous and exquisite Taj Lake Palace is located on the Jagniwas Island. This luxury hotel having the most gorgeous views is a perfect paradise for a romantic and relaxing getaway. This splurge worthy property is accessible for the hotel guests only.  The other significant island, Jagmandir has a beautifully set restaurant which is open for everyone. This island is easily accessible through the boating service located at the City Palace. You can also preferably go for the sunset boat rides on Lake Pichola for a more mesmerizing experience.

There are many hotels, restaurants and cafes located at banks of Lake Pichola offering roof top views where you can spend time with your loved ones with the backdrop of the delightfully captivating surroundings.

Places to Visit in Udaipur
Lake Pichola

Boating Timings:

The timings for boating on Lake Pichola is from 9 AM to 6 PM everyday.

Boating Fees:

The boating fees on Lake Pichola is as below:

Regular Boat Ride:

Adult: Rs 400 Child: Rs. 200

Sunset Boat Ride:

Adult: Rs 700 Child: Rs. 400

Note: The charges may vary on seasonal basis.

Jagmandir Palace:

Jagmandir is a magnificient island palace located on the Jagmandir Island. The entrance has a marvellous row of marble statues of elephants around the wall giving a royal look to it and an impression of this beautiful lake palace being guarded by them. The stunning architecture of the palace also consists of a beautiful garden with the prettiest flowers on it’s southern side. The Darikhana restaurant at this island offers multi cuisine dining offers and an open cafe where you can dine, adore the impressive surroundings and capture beautiful memories on this charming island. This palace can be easily reached through a boat ride on Lake Pichola from the City Palace.

Places to Visit in Udaipur
Jagmandir Palace

Jagmandir Palace

Opening Hours:

The opening hours of Jagmandir Palace, Udaipur is from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM. You can stay at the palace as long as you want and take a ride back to the City Palace by any boat available.

Ticket Prices:

The entrance fee is already included in the boat ride fee from the City Palace.

Bagore Ki Haveli:

The Bagore ki Haveli is an ancient royal residence located at the Gangaur Ghat on Lake Pichola. It has been now turned into a museum comprising of several rooms having many well preserved artifacts, paintings, sculptures, weapons, murals, beautiful glass and stone works also displaying many costumes of the royalties of Mewar. The Haveli also has a puppet museum which is set up as a royal courtroom, a turban museum displaying different turban styles of India and a section depicting the rituals and celebrations followed during an Indian royal wedding. The Bagore ki Haveli also has a Rajasthani traditional folk dance performance known as the Dharohar Dance show organised during the evening where you can sit back and enjoy the entertaining live show.

Places to visit in Udaipur

Places to Visit in Udaipur

Places to visit in Udaipur

Places to visit in Udaipur
Bagore Ki Haveli

Opening Hours:

The opening hours of Bagore Ki Haveli, Udaipur is from 10:00 AM to 6:30 PM. The Dharohar Dance show takes place everyday from 7 PM to 8 PM.

Ticket Prices:

The entrance fee is for Bagore Ki Haveli is Rs. 60 for Indians and Rs. 100 for foreigners. The tickets for Dharohar Dance show are available from 6:15 PM and the ticket prices is Rs. 90 for Indians and Rs. 150 for foreigners.

Monsoon Palace:

Monsoon Palace also known as Sajjangarh Fort is a hilltop castle offering spectacular panaromic views of both the significant lakes, forest and the mountains around Udaipur city. Although the castle itself is not very well maintained still the sunset views from this place is an ideal and well worthy reason to make a visit to this ancient royal residence. The ride to the Monsoon Palace itself is a thrilling and adventurous experience. It is advisable to travel by a car or cab to this hilltop attraction.ou are interested in jungle safari, you may also visit the Sajjangarh Wild Life Sanctuary which is located at the foot of the hill. This sanctuary houses reptiles, jackals, tigers, hyenas, wild boars and panthers.

places to visit in Udaipur
Views from Monsoon Palace
Places to Visit in Udaipur
Views from Monsoon Palace
Places to Visit in Udaipur
Monsoon Palace

Opening Hours:

The opening hours of Monsoon Palace, Udaipur is from 9:30 AM to 6:30 PM while the Sajjangarh Wildlife Sanctuary is open from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

Ticket Prices:

The entrance fee is for Monsoon Palace is Rs. 10 for Indians and Rs. 80 for foreigners. The tickets for Sajjangarh Wildlife Sanctuary are priced at Rs. 30 for Indians and Rs. 300 for foreigners.

Fateh Sagar Lake:

The Fateh Sagar lake is another significant lake located at the north of Lake Pichola. It is an artificial lake comprising of three islands which are very well maintained and accessible via boat rides. The largest island houses the famous Nehru park which is a beautiful garden island having pretty lawns, fountains, a boat shaped restaurant and a small zoo. The second island has a public park maintained by Government of Rajasthan while the third island houses the Udaipur Solar Observatory which is the best solar observing site in India. You may also spend a great time at the Fateh Sagar lake waterfront which has a scenic and relaxing atmosphere. There are many cafeterias offering kullad coffee and snacks to keep you engaged in this awe worthy environment.

Places to visit in Udaipur
Fateh Sagar Lake, Udaipur

Boating Timings:

The timings for boating on Fateh Sagar Lake is from 8 AM to 6 PM everyday.

Boating Fees:

The boating fees on Fateh Sagar Lake starts from Rs. 200 per person for a speed boat ride. For the regular boat rides the price is Rs. 30 per person.

Note: The charges may vary on seasonal basis.

Saheliyon Ki Bari:

Saheliyon-Ki-Bari also known as the Garden of Maidens is a very beautiful garden which is also a very famous tourist spot located at the banks of Fateh Sagar lake. It was designed and built by the king Maharana Sangram Singh for his queen. The queen would come to this garden with her maids to spend some enjoyable and leisure time. The garden has very pleasing lush green lawns, lotus pool, flowerbeds, trees, bird fountains and marbled elephants sprinkling water. This garden is divided into many sections that are completely different from each other and extremely picturesque. A stroll on the tidy pathways in this garden is one of the most pleasurable and eye pleasing things to do here.

Places to visit in Udaipur

Places to Visit in Udaipur

Places to Visit in Udaipur

Places to Visit in Udaipur
Saheliyon Ki Bari Garden

Opening Hours:

The opening hours of Saheliyon-Ki-Bari, Udaipur is from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM.

Ticket Prices:

The entrance fee is for Saheliyon-Ki-Bari is Rs. 5 per person.

Mansapurna Karni Mata Ropeway:

Mansapurna Karni Mata ropeway is a very popular cable car service connecting Shri Karni Mata Temple at Machhala hilltop and Deendayal Upadhyay Park in Udaipur. This cable car ride gives you the most spectacular and scenic views of Udaipur city. It’s amazing to see the City Palace, Lake Pichola, Fateh Sagar Lake and Aravalli hills throughout the cable car ride. If possible try to take the ride about one hour before the sunset time to witness one of the most cherishing sunsets of your life from the hill top. This city lits up beautifully during the sunset and the lakes seem to sparkle too. If you don’t prefer a cable car ride, you can climb the hill following the cemented pathway. This a very popular tourist spot and may be crowded during the evenings.

Places to visit in Udaipur
View from the Machhala hilltop

Opening Hours:

The opening hours of Mansapurna Karni Mata ropeway, Udaipur is from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM.

Ticket Prices:

The ticket prices for Mansapurna Karni Mata ropeway cable car ride is Rs. 87 for Indians and Rs 300 for foreigners. The tickets are easily available at the shop outside the entrance to Deendayal Upadhyay Park.

Where to stay in Udaipur:

Udaipur city offers a variety of hotels available whether you are on budget or planning a luxurious stay in this beautiful city. I would highly recommend you to stay near Lake Pichola since all the major tourist attractions such as the City Palace, Bagore Ki Haveli, Jagdish Temple, etc are just at a short walking distance around the lake. It’s truly the best way to explore the city’s culture, food, marketplace and sight seeing. Here are some of my recommended accommodations in Udaipur that are located near the Lake Pichola and of course offer a great lake view;

Hostels: Bunkyard Hostel, GoStops Hostel, Zostel Udaipur, The Hostel Crawl

Budget: Dream Heaven Guest House, Mewar Haveli, Panorama Guest House, Hotel Lake Star

Mid-Range Budget:  Aashiya Haveli, Jaiwana HaveliTreebo Mandiram City Palace, Moustache Udaipur

Luxury Hotels: Oberoi Udaivilas Hotel, Taj Lake Palace, The Leela Palace, Trident

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The grandeur of the forts, palaces and the cultural heritage in Udaipur is an experience to look out for. You will definitely be mesmerized by the city’s beauty, calmness and aesthetic vibes.

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66 thoughts on “Best Places To Visit In Udaipur | Where To Stay In Udaipur”

  1. Udaipur looks so beautiful! I visited Jaipur a couple of years ago and sadly didn’t have time to check out Udaipur while I was in India. I’m hoping I can plan another trip to India next year and make sure Udaipur is on the list- I’d love to see some of the places you mentioned here!

  2. This looks beautiful! I would go to India just to visit Udaipur! Definitely need to add India to next years travel list 😊

  3. What a gorgeous place! I love lakes and great natural views so this looks like an ideal destination to visit. Thanks for sharing such a comprehensive guide!

  4. I am a sucker for palaces and panoramic views, and your post has them both! I haven’t been to India yet so fortunately I can consider coming here.

  5. I lived in Jodhpur and Udaipur was my absolute favorite place to visit. I always stayed at The Journey Hostel, consider adding it to your list! Affordable and comfy dorms with free chai!

    1. Great and you should definitely plan a trip together to Udaipur soon! It’s a really romantic destination!

  6. Enjoyed reading about a place I didn’t know much, however I have heard about Udaipur. Will keep in mind all those things when I plan a trip to that part of the world

  7. Thanks for the great overview of Udaipur. Loved the breakdown of each place to visit. I would love to visit the Saheliyon Ki Bari garden. The garden looks beautiful and luscious green.

  8. A very good account. I have been to Udaipur but had a very short visit. Missed City Palace and Bhagore ki Haveli. Look to be must see from your description. Your pics of views from Monsoon Palace are awesome. You have inspired me to visit Udaipur again.

  9. I’ve been to Udaipur, one of my top fave destinations in Rajasthan. I enjoyed a jeep tour to Monsoon Palace and loved the boat ride on Lake Pichola.

  10. I was discussing visiting Udaipur with my partner a few days back only. I researched a lot on places to visit and stay and our trip is finalised this winter. This post of yours comes at a very correct timing. Mansapurna Karni Mata Ropeway is something I did not know of. I will include this in my itinerary. Thanks for sharing

  11. I’m not quite familiar yet with any place in India except for some big cities like New Delhi (I had a very short layover there once) and Mumbai, and this is the first time I came across a post on Udaipur. Sounds like a recommended place to explore if I ever get a chance to go to India.

    I want to go to India even more than before as it’s just announced that India gives us Indonesian passport holder free visa. I may want to plan out a trip some time next year. Thank you for sharing! 🙂

    1. You must visit India and explore more cities . I am sure you will enjoy the enriching experience here😀

  12. Udaipur looks amazing! I have to be honest: I never even heard about it until I read this post. It looks amazing with so much to do! I can’t wait to explore it for myself one day soon! 🙂

  13. Such beautiful views and pictures. Specially the picture of Bagore Ki Haveli and the Royal paintings in City palace are amazing. I am an Indian and I have never visited North India. Looking at your photos, I am tempted.

  14. There are just so many great things to do in India that I feel like even if I started right at this very moment, I still wouldn’t have enough time to do and see them all!

    1. I totally agree with you! India has so much to explore. You will always find something new and amazing here😀

  15. Have been to Jaipur, Jodhpur, Pushak, Jaisalmer and some other places in Rajathan. Udaipur has always been on the list but yet to get there! Thank you for your recommendations! It definitely helps to plan better. Would love to explore soon! By the way, we were pleasantly surprised to visit a place in Tripura which is also called Udaipur and has a palace in the lake 🙂

    1. You must make a visit to Udaipur too.
      A place called Udaipur in Tripura? That’s interesting, I am sure it must have been fun there too.😀

  16. What a magnificent place with plenty to see and do. Great tips on when to visit and very detailed information. Thank you for this Udaipur is a must see

  17. We went to Udaipur in 2011 and loved it, such a magical place, we also celebrated Eid festival with a local family. What an experience that was, thank you for your article.

  18. Nice! that’s a good list. Udaipur is big and has many things to see. I shroud try it, if I go to India.

  19. Monsoon Palace looks fantastic. You mention that it’s best to get to the hilltop by car or cab – is it possible to hike up instead, or is that out of the question? We love a good hike 🙂
    It’s great that you’ve included so much useful information on prices and opening times. Very good and informative article.

    1. Thank you! I am glad you found the article resourceful. You can go hiking up there to the Monsoon Palace. There are easy hiking trails and you would definitely enjoy the scenic views more through these trails.

  20. I missed visiting Udaipur a few years ago, and I regret it still. I’d love to see City Palace and Monsoon Palace – it sounds unique 🙂

  21. Udaipur just looks like a truly magical location. The views everywhere you look are wonderful. The architecture is wonderful and the setting among the natural surrounds are just so beautiful. The view from the Monsoon Palace is just unbelievable. I would so much love to spend time here one day.

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