Famous Places In Udaipur On Your Next Trip

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Udaipur, the beautiful capital of Mewar, Rajasthan, is a royal tourist destination for travellers who love history, culture and architecture. It is quite a renowned destination owing to its massive palaces, ancient forts, beautiful lakes, lush green gardens, age-old temples, romantic backdrops and so much more. Udaipur has acted as the backdrop for many Bollywood movies as well. Udaipur features a tropical kind of climatic condition with the maximum temperature being 42-degree Celsius and the minimum being 28.8-degree Celsius in the summers. Winters, on the other hand, are quite mild. The best time to explore Udaipur is from September to March. While on an Udaipur sightseeing tour, you can expect to capture amazing pictures owing to the beauty of the city.

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25 Best Places to visit in Udaipur:

  1. Lake Pichola
  2. City Palace
  3. Sajjangarh Palace
  4. Fateh Sagar Lake
  5. Vintage Car Museum
  6. Eklingji Temple
  7. Jagdish Temple
  8. Doodh Talai Musical Garden
  9. Jaisamand Lake
  10. Gulabh Bagh and Zoo
  11. Saheliyon Ki Bari
  12. Jag Mandir Palace
  13. Maharana Pratap Smarak
  14. Haldighaati
  15. Bada Mahal
  16. Bharatiya Lok Kala Museum
  17. Mansapurna Karni Ropeway
  18. Manjhi Ghat Udaipur
  19. Hathi Pol Bazaar
  20. Crystal Gallery
  21. Neemach Mata Temple
  22. Bagore ki Haveli
  23. Marvel Water Park
  24. Kumbhalgarh Fort
  25. Jaisamand Wildlife Sanctuary

1. Lake Pichola

Lake Pichola is one of the largest and the oldest lakes that Udaipur features. When visiting the City Palace, you can cover the large and shallow Lake Pichola which is known as one of the biggest lakes of India. The City Palace complex extends along the lake shore by nearly a km. It is beautifully surrounded by ancient temples, elevated hilly regions, lofty palaces, and bathing Ghats on all the surrounding locations. In case you’re visiting the place with your spouse or are on your honeymoon tour, you would surely not want to miss this location. You can plan the sunset by this lake and keep coming back for it. There is a sunset cruise available too. Explore the different means and make the most of it.

Distance from City Centre – 1 km

Time required for exploring the place – around 1-2 hours

Visiting Hours – 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Entry Charges – No entry fee

Activity – Boating on this lake is ideal at dawn. It gives an amazing view and feels refreshing. At dawn, the entire surroundings seem to be dipped in gold due to the reflection of the sun. 

2. City Palace

city palace

The renowned City Palace is one of the best places to visit in Udaipur and sits beautifully on the banks of Lake Pichola. It is one of the most royal setups in the entire Rajasthan. This magnificent beauty was crafted back in the year 1559 and served as the power seat for the Maharanas where they use to live and administer the kingdom from. It was built by Maharana Uday Singh. Later on, his successors made the palace much more splendid by adding more beautiful structures to it. Presently, the City Palace features courtyards, corridors, huge rooms, mahals, pavilions, terraces, and hanging gardens. There is also a renowned museum in the palace that features the finest Rajput elements of art and culture including brilliant sculptures and colourful paintings. 

Distance from City Centre – 0 km

Time required for exploring the place – 3 hours

Visiting Hours – 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Entry Charges – The ticket price is 300 INR for adults who are 18 years and above, 100 INR for children, and 100 INR for students. 

3. Sajjangarh Palace

Sajjangarh Fort

The Sajjangarh Palace is also popularly known as the Monsoon Palace. It is one of the most renowned tourist places in Udaipur that is nestled in the Bansdara Mountain that is located at an elevation of around 940 metres above sea level. This massive mountain overlooks the renowned Pichola Lake. The palace is also known as the Monsoon Palace because during the reign of Mewar Kings, the palace was used to witness the progress of the clouds in the monsoons. It was also used by the Mewar Kings as their summer retreat. 

Distance from City Centre – 6 km

Time required for exploring the place – 3-4 hours

4. Fateh Sagar Lake

The Fateh Sagar Lake is one of the most sparkling places to see in Udaipur. It is located in the north-western region of Udaipur and is the second largest artificial lake in the beautiful Udaipur city. It is surrounded by the massive Aravalli Hills and is well-known for the boating activities it offers. The lake is 44 feet at its deepest point and very serene. Tourists enjoy cycling or walking around the lake, especially in the evenings and there are many food stalls as well. 

Distance from City Centre – 4 km

Time required for exploring the place – 1-2 hours

Visiting Hours – 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Entry Charges – No entry fee

Activity – You can take a car ride around the beautiful Fateh Sagar Lake on the Moti Magri Road and enjoy the outstanding view of the beautiful lake. You can also take a boating ride with family and friends. 

5. Vintage Car Museum

If If you have a deep love for automobiles and vintage cars then this is one of the ideal Udaipur places to visit and admire the cars that it showcases. Owned by Arvind Singh Mewar, the museum features a 1924 Rolls Royce, and a Shell petrol pump in working condition. You will also come across Cadillacs, an MG-TC convertible, a Ford-A convertible and a Vauxhall-12. Antique solar rickshaws are also featured here. 

Distance from City Centre – 1 km

Visiting Hours – 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Entry Charges – 100 INR 

6. Eklingji Temple

Eklingji Temple

Eklingji Temple is another popular tourist destination that can be incorporated in your Udaipur sightseeing tour. It is one of the pilgrimage places near Udaipur where people go to pay their respects. It is dedicated to Lord Shiva and also features excellent architecture, which attracts history buffs. It is a huge double floored temple that is built in an excellent pyramidal style along with a beautifully carved tower. The temple features walls on the outer side that come equipped with high steps that descend to the serene waters of the temple pond. The beauty of the temple is worth a visit.

Distance from City Centre – 20 km

Time required for exploring the place – 2 hours

Visiting Hours – 04:30 AM – 7:00 AM and 10:30 AM – 01:30 PM in the mornings, and 05:00 PM – 07:30 PM in the evenings, on all days.

Entry Charges – No entry fee 

7. Jagdish Temple

Jagdish Temple

The The Jagdish Temple is dedicated to the Hindu God, Lord Vishnu. It is a grand temple and one of the most majestic structures that is situated in the centre of the city of Udaipur. The gate of the grand Jagdish Temple is visible from the City Palace’s Bara Pol. For all the seekers of peace, faith, and solace, this place is an ideal spot of worship. It also boasts of several appealing structures like elephants flanking the entrance staircase, a serene atmosphere and intricate carvings in white marble. The architecture of the temple is that of the renowned and ancient Indo-Aryan style. 

Distance from City Centre – 0 km

Time required for exploring the place – 1-2 hours

Visiting Hours – There are two slots to visit the temple, 4:15 AM – 1:00 PM and 5:15 PM – 8:00 PM.

Entry Charges – No entry fee 

8. Doodh Talai Musical Garden

The renowned Doodh Talai Musical Garden of Udaipur is a beautiful fountain and rock garden. It is a serene spot with a large lake from where you can enjoy the beautiful sunset in Udaipur. The wide expanse of Udaipur can also be witnessed from the Doodh Talai Musical Garden. Additionally, there is also a cable car or aerial tramway that connects a portion of the garden and the famous pilgrimage centre namely the Karni Mata Temple. 

Distance from City Centre – 1 km

Time required for exploring the place- half an hour

Activity – You can enjoy a ride on the aerial tramway or cable car and soak in a bird’s eye view. 

9. Jaisamand Lake

Jaisamand Lake

The beautiful Jaisamand Lake is spread across a region of one hundred square kilometres. It is the second largest artificial lake in the city after the Govind Ballabh Pant Sagar. The lake features the lush green Jaisamand Wildlife Sanctuary where one can find rich flora and fauna including some of the endangered species of animals and birds as well as some beautiful migratory birds. The lake also features a magnificent backdrop that boasts of the summer palaces of the Udaipur Queens. It is an amazing tourist place to rejoice owing to its beauty. The lake has a marble dam built over it, which has a Lord Shiva Temple and six cenotaphs located in the centre. The local people have also given the lake another name called Dhebar Lake. 

Distance from City Centre – 47 km

Time required for exploring the place- 2-3 hours

Visiting Hours – 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM every day of the week

Entry Charges – No entry fee

Activity – You can enjoy boating on the beautiful Jaisamand Lake. The cost for the same is INR 30-80 for a boat ride. 

10. Gulabh Bagh and Zoo

The famous Gulabh Bagh Zoo is one of the top places to see in Udaipur and situated in a large-sized garden named Gulabh Bagh, and its name is apt as it features a large variety of roses. The garden is quite well-maintained which keeps its beauty intact. The zoo is a short walk away from the garden and houses a few species of animals including the rare wide-eyed owls. It has enough open space for the visitors to roam around. The zoo also features a toy train for a fun ride that can be taken by both adults and kids. Another attraction that adds to the beauty of the zoo is an artificial lake named Kamal Talai. There is also a religious spot named Navlakha Mahal that can be visited by tourists. 

Distance from City Centre – 0 km

Time required for exploring the place – 1-2 hours

Entry Charges – INR 25 per person

Activity – You can enjoy taking a ride on the toy train that the zoo features. 

11. Saheliyon Ki Bari

Saheliyon Ki Bari is another mesmerizing tourist garden to explore while in the beautiful city of Udaipur. It is also known by the name Courtyard of Maidens or the Garden of Maidens. As the name itself suggests, this place was developed for the maidens who came along with the Princess post her marriage to the Maharana of those times. This ancient structure is located on the banks of the Lake Fateh Sagar. It features magnificent water fountains, beautifully canopied lanes to walk, and lush greenery all around. According to most of the travellers, this outstanding place is ideal for relaxing with near and dear ones or even alone. The ancient architecture, the associated history as well as the regal vibe of the place has been attracting tourists from all over the world each year.

Distance from City Centre – 4 km

Time required for exploring the place – 1-2 hours

Visiting Hours – 09:00 AM – 07:00 PM every day of the week

Entry Charges – INR 5 per person 

12. Jag Mandir Palace

The Jag Mandir Palace is an exquisite one in Udaipur that is nestled in Pichola Lake’s estuary island. It is magnificently constructed using top-notch marble and offers a mesmerizing view of the sunset. Maharana Amar Singh, Maharana Karan Singh and Maharana Jagat Singh are the three rulers who were responsible for the rendition of this palace. It acted as a summer resort and several lavish parties were held here. The three storied palace comprises of an elegant facade with elephant statues, the Gul Mahal, a garden courtyard, the palace of 12 stones, a zenana mahal and Kunwar Pada ka Mahal.

Distance from City Centre – 1 km 

13. Maharana Pratap Smarak

The Maharana Pratap Smarak overlooks the beautiful lake of Fateh Sagar. The place showcases a marvellous statue of Maharana Pratap with his horse Chetak beautifully crafted in bronze. A lot of tourists stop by this place to pay homage to this famous Hero of the Rajputs. 

Distance from City Centre – 46 km

Visiting Hours – 7:30 AM – 7:30 PM in the months of April to September and 7:30 AM – 7:00 PM in the months of October to March.

Time required for exploring the place – half an hour

Activity – You can enjoy the light and sound show at the Maharana Pratap Smarak. The timings for the light and sound show are 8:00 PM – 8:45 PM in the months of April to September and 7:30 PM – 8:15 PM in the months of October to March. 

14. Haldighaati

Haldighaati is the renowned destination where the historical battle between the Rajputs and the Mughals took place. The Rajput army was led by the famous Rajput Hero Maharana Pratap. The place features a cenotaph made up of delicate and thin columns carved from superior quality marble, dedicated to Chetak, the horse of Maharana Pratap. Also, the place is quite renowned for the beautiful Mulela art wall hangings that the local artisans excel at. So, you can have a great time shopping in Udaipur for some of such unique items. 

Distance from City Centre – 35 km

The time required for exploring the place – half an hour

Activity – Shop for the famous Mulela art wall hangings

All in all, the above-mentioned tourist places in Udaipur can make your vacation truly special and enjoyable. You can decide which ones you want to explore, based on your taste and budget.

15. Bada Mahal

Bada Mahal

Bada Mahal is built in a Rajput-Mughal architectural style and dates back to the 17th Century. It is also called the ‘Garden Palace’ and it used to be the men’s section in the City Palace. It is well decorated with fountains, trees, bushes and plants. It is situated on a 90-feet hillock and you can see the entire city of Udaipur.

Distance from City Centre- 6 km

Time required for exploring the place- 2 to 3 hours

Visiting Hours- Open all days from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm

Entry Charges- INR 400 per person.

16. Bharatiya Lok Kala Museum

Bharatiya Lok Kala Museum

Bharatiya Lok Kala Museum is one of the most important museums in Rajasthan. It has a collection of artefacts and objects that are important to the culture and heritage of the Mewari region. It is functional under the Bharatiya Lok Kala Mandal that holds training, documentation and puppetry sessions. It is playing a major role in keeping the tradition of folk art alive.

Distance from City Centre- 3 km

Time required for exploring the place- 3 to 4 hours

Visiting Hours- Open all days from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm. Closed on public holidays

Entry Charges- INR 20 for Indians and INR 35 for foreigners.

17. Mansapurna Karni Ropeway

Mansapurna Karni temple

Mansapurna Karni temple was built by Maharana Karan Singh but being located in the remote Machhala Magar Hilltop, it was not very easily accessible to people. Therefore in 2008, a ropeway was set up to make it accessible to the general public. The ropeway connects Deendayal Upadhyay Park to Karni Mata Temple and gives you a spectacular view of the Doodh Talai Lake and the whole city. If you are there during the sunset, you will enjoy the view more.

Distance from City Centre- 1 km

Time required for exploring the place- 3 to 4 hours

Visiting Hours- Open all days from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm.

Entry Charges- India Citizen: Adults – INR 87, Children – INR 43 (height below 110 cms), Foreign Nationals: Adults – INR 300, Children – INR 150 (height below 110 cms)

Note:

  • You can visit during the late afternoon and wait for the sun to set to see the spectacular night view of the city.
  • Snacks and beverages are available on the hilltop and the base too.
  • Washrooms are also available.

18. Manjhi Ghat Udaipur

Manjhi Ghat Udaipur

Manjhi Ghat Udaipur or Ambrai Ghat is one of the most popular ghats in Udaipur. It is famous for its scenic beauty. One can capture the true essence of the locality and attend any of the 6 aartis that take place from 5:30 am to 6:30 pm. You can see the city lights after sunset that is a spectacular view.

Distance from City Centre- 1 km

Time required for exploring the place- 1 to 2 hours

Visiting Hours- Open all days from 5:00 am to 7:00 pm.

Entry Charges- No Entry fees

Note:

  • There are many restaurants nearby where all kinds of food are served.
  • Small gardens are there where small parties are conducted.

19. Hathi Pol Bazaar

Hathi Pol Bazar

Hathi Pol Bazar is a perfect destination for shopaholics. One will find intricately embroidered and block-printed clothes, jewellery, home decors, accessories etc. The prices are also very reasonable. Even if you are not there to shop, you can see a variety of items that reflect the true essence of Rajasthan.

Distance from City Centre- 2 km

Time required for exploring the place- 1 to 2 hours

Visiting Hours- Open all days from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm.

Entry Charges- No Entry fees

Note:

  • Hathi Pol Bazar is popular for Ichhwai paintings, hand paintings on silk and miniatures paintings.
  • Branded items are also sold here at reasonable rates.

20. Crystal Gallery

Crystal Gallery

Crystal Gallery has the largest collection of crystals in the world. The Crystal Gallery is located inside the Fateh Prakash Palace. It was built in 1877 by Maharana Sajjan Singh and the crystal artefacts were brought from Birmingham.

Distance from City Centre- 1 km

Time required for exploring the place- 1 to 2 hours

Visiting Hours- 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Entry Charges- Adults: INR 580 Children (Age – 5 to 12 years): INR 370

21. Neemach Mata Temple

Neemach Mata Devi

It is located on the Dewali Hilltop and on the banks of Fateh Sagar Lake. Mata Temple is devoted to the Neemach Mata Devi, also known as Ambaji. It is greatly revered by the Hindu pilgrims and devotees. The central deity is believed to be the home goddess of the royal family of the Maharanas in Udaipur. Besides, of the ‘Shikhar’ which is the central towering segment in a temple, there is the inner sanctum sanctorum that has a ‘hawan kund’ for performing the ‘yagnas’. Also, the temple offers panoramic views of the beautiful lakes and the whole town below. Neemach Mata Temple will have to be trekked or climbed up to by a flight of stairs. The distance is about 900 metres. The temple also has an idol of the Hindu God Ganesh and three sides facing lions.

Distance from City Centre- 5 km

Time required for exploring the place- 1 hour

Visiting Hours- 6:00 am – 8:00 pm

Entry Charges- No entry fees.

22. Bagore ki Haveli

Bagore ki Haveli

Bagore ki Haveli is eighteenth-century palace that is located on the waterfront of Lake Pichola, in the Gangaur Ghat Marg. The palace has about a hundred rooms that have doors adorned with mirrors and glassworks. It was built by Amar Chand Badwa, who was the Prime Minister of Mewar. It has beautiful paintings and minerals that aid on the walls and the Queen’s chamber is one of the most popular attraction in the palace with two spectacular glass and Mirrors cultures of peacocks.

Distance from City Centre- 1 km

Time required for exploring the place- 1-2 hours

Visiting Hours- 9:30 am – 5:30 pm

Entry Charges-Indian Adult – INR 60, Indian Children (Age between 5 to 12) – INR 30, Foreign Adult – INR 100, Foreign Children (Age between 5 to 12) – INR 50, Camera/ Video -INR 50.

Note:

  • Do not miss the Dharohar Dance Show in the evening.
  • The museum has a Puppet section, weapon section, turban section etc.
  • Public transport is well available to reach the Bagore ki Haveli from the city centre.

23. Marvel Water Park

Marvel Water Park

Marvel Water Park is one of the oldest and popular water parks in town. It is situated in Goverdhan villas. There are many rides and water slides. The most famous slides are Zip Zap Zoom, Splash Pool, Twisty Turvy, Soakers etc. There are several food joints and restaurants inside the premises.

Distance from City Centre- 4 km

Time required for exploring the place- 1-2 hours

Visiting Hours 10:30 am-6:00 pm

Entry Charges- Adults- INR 400, Kids (below 4 feet) – INR 250, Locker- INR 50, Costume- INR 50

Note:

  • There is a play area for kids that have a few dry slides, fun games and activities.

The best time to visit this place is during summers

24. Kumbhalgarh Fort

Kumbhalgarh Fort

Kumbhalgarh Fort is among the five hill forts in Rajasthan that UNESCO declared as World Heritage site in 2013. The Kumbhalgarh Fort is situated in Rajsamand district and is constructed on the foothills of Aravali ranges. The Majestic fort was built by Rana Kumbha in the 15th century during the reign of Mewar. The Fort is also the birthplace of Maharana Pratap. It houses the Badal Mahal that was built by Rana Fateh Singh. Kumbha Palace, Jain temples, Chhattris, water reservoirs, Baoris etc are also built in this Fort.

Distance from City Centre- 64 km

Time required for exploring the place- 45 minutes -2 hours

Visiting Hours- 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. Sunday closed

Entry Charges- Indian: INR 10, Foreign tourists: INR 100, Light and Show: INR 100

Note:

  • Do not miss the light and sound show.
  • It requires a lot of walking to do to reach the fort. So be prepared and wear comfortable shoes.

25. Jaisamand Wildlife Sanctuary

Jaisamand Wildlife SanctuaryJaisamand Wildlife Sanctuary

Jaisamand Wildlife Sanctuary is located on the shores of Jaisamand Lake. It is spread over 62 km and is a home to wildlife species like Chital, Sloth Bears, Leopards, Wild Boars, Chinkara, Open Bill Stork, Darter, Pond Heron, Indian Shag and Little Cormorant. The Jaisamand Lake has fishes, turtles and crocodiles.

Distance from City Centre- 51 km

Time required for exploring the place- 2-4 hours

Visiting Hours- 9:00 am -4:30 pm

Entry Charges- No entry fee; INR 30 to 80 for Boat Ride.

Note:

  • You should visit both the Lake and wildlife sanctuary for an optimal experience.
  • Go for a Boat Ride at the Jaisamand Lake.

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