Udaipur Sightseeing – 10 Popular Tourist Attractions To Visit On A Summer Holiday
Udaipur, a beautiful city nestled among pristine lakes and mountains, has a rich cultural heritage and royal charm. From royal palaces and picturesque lakes to authentic Rajasthani cuisine, this heritage tourist destination has been fascinating tourists from all over the world. Udaipur is also one of the preferred romantic tourist destinations in India for a love-filled honeymoon, babymoon, or a weekend getaway.
While in Udaipur, also called the City of Lakes, make sure you book the luxury hotels near Lake Pichola for a romantic and experiential stay.
If you are planning to explore Udaipur this summer, we have some great Udaipur sightseeing tour recommendations for you. Book hotels in Udaipur near lake for the best and unmatched experience ever and spend some cozy time with your beloved while watching flowing the lake water calmly.
The top places to visit in Udaipur are:
1. Lake Palace, Udaipur
Ranked among one of the top Udaipur attractions, Lake Palace is one of the romantic hotels in the world. The Lake Palace was formerly known as Jag Niwas and is situated right in the middle of Lake Pichola.
Apart from attracting tourist from all over the world for its architecture, experiential stay, and pleasant interiors, the royal resort is also a much sought-after place for destination weddings in Rajasthan.
This hotel is popular as one of the best hotels in Udaipur for honeymoon. The Lake Palace Hotel near lake Pichola is a sight to behold on a moonlight night with illuminated lights dotted all around it. Take a speed boat ride to enjoy the views and catch a glimpse of the spectacular Lake Palace.
Built By: Maharana Jagat Singh II
Location: Pichola, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001
Opening Hours: 10 am to 6 pm
Cost: INR 500
2. Udaipur City Palace, Udaipur
After booking hotels in Udaipur city and checking in, Udaipur City Palace should be the first destination to visit. The City Palace, standing tall on the banks of Lake Pichola, is the perfect spot to catch a sneak peek of Rajasthan’s royal grandeur and its larger-than-life architecture. The Udaipur City Palace complex comprises of many stunning villas and palaces that were built for the ruling family of Mewar back then. With its doting history, exquisite interiors, and a light and sound show in the evening; Udaipur City Palace is a tourist magnet for the lovers of history and architecture.
Built By: Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II
Location: Tulsi Marg, Gangori Bazaar, J.D.A. Market, Pink City, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302002
Opening Hours: 9:30 am to 5:30 pm
Cost: INR 30 for 18+, INR 15 for children over 18. If you are carrying a camera you have to pay an extra of INR 200/-
3. Jag Mandir
Yet another couple-friendly romantic places to visit in Rajasthan’s Udaipur, Jag Mandir Palace is built in the middle of Lake Pichola and is popular for its stunning interiors and royal architecture. Explore the intricate marble sculptures on the marbles while soaking in the majestic view of the lake and its other sections like Garden Courtyard, Gul Mahal, Darikhana, Bara Patharon ka Mahal, Kunwar Pada ka Mahal and Zenana Mahal. Enjoy a serenading boat ride to reach the Jag Mandir Palace while basking in its glory.
Built By: Maharana Karan Singh II
Built-In: 17th century
Opening Hours: 9.00 am to 7.00 pm
Cost: INR 325 per adult, and INR 165 per child (includes boat ride for 1 hour)
4. Fateh Sagar Lake
Fateh Sagar Lake is one of the most beautiful man-made lakes in Rajasthan and looks striking with its blue-hued waters set against the enticing background of pointy hills. Rightly deserving the title of ‘The Second Kashmir’, Fateh Sagar Lake is made of 4 islands that are a focal point of tourism for travelers.
The beauty of visiting Fateh Sagar Lake is that you can only access the place on a boat which just intensifies all the fun and excitement. You can book top hotels in Udaipur that offer the lake view near Fateh Sagar Lake and make the most out of your trip to Udaipur.
Built By: Maharana Jai Singh
Opening Hours: 8 am to 6 pm
Cost: No fee
5. Vintage Car Museum
First-time travelers to Udaipur make it a point to not miss a trip to Vintage Car Museum – a museum of luxury vintage vehicles like 1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II. Located inside the former Mewar State Motor Garage, the museum showcases luxury vintage wheels which were later transformed into ferrying former Mewar State Motor Garage.
Pose with the luxury cars, get to know about the history, and get pictures for your Instagram feed; a visit to the Vintage Car Museum is one of the high points on a holiday in Udaipur.
Built By: Pranlal Bhogilal
Opening Hours: Open Monday through Sunday from 9am to 9pm
Cost: INR 250 (Adult), INR 150 (Children)
6. Lake Pichola
A visit to the pristine Lake Pichola is a must for every traveler to Udaipur. This lake is set amid the most picturesque setting. This lake contains four islands, namely – Jag Mandir, Jag Niwas, Mohan Mandir, and Arsi Vilas. Take a boat cruise around the freshwater lake to enjoy the magnificent views of the sunset. You can book hotels near Lake Pichola to wake up the beautiful views of the lake.
Built By: Banjara
Built-In: 1362 AD
Opening Hours: 9 am to 6 pm
Cost: For adult the tickets are INR 300/- per hour, For children the tickets are INR 150/- per hour
Saheliyon-Ki-Bari is a beautiful garden with lovely flowers which makes it a top tourist attraction. It features a lotus pool, marble elephants, architecture, lush green lawns, fountains, and beautiful gardens. This garden is located adjacent to Fateh Sagar Lake.
Built By: Rana Sangram Singh
Built-In: 18th century
Location: Saheli Marg, New Fatehpura, Panchwati, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001
Opening Hours: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Cost: INR 5 per person
8. The Monsoon Palace
Formerly known as Sajjangarh Palace, this royal architecture is one of the top tourist attractions in Udaipur. It was built by Maharana Sajjan Singh of the Mewar Dynasty. The fort was built to gaze at the monsoon clouds floating around the palace. Enjoy the panoramic views of the surrounding countryside and sunset. Plan a one-day trek to the Sajjangarh Wildlife sanctuary, situated in proximity to the palace.
Built By: Maharana Sajjan Singh
Location of the Monsoon Palace is 11monsoon colony, Sajjan Garh Rd in Udaipur
Opening Hours: Open Daily (8 am to 6 pm)
Cost of tickets: INR 10 for Indian tourists, and INR 80 for foreigner tourists
9. Kumbhalgarh Fort
Located about 64 km from the city of Udaipur, Kumbhalgarh fort is an architectural wonder in Udaipur and an iconic fort of Rajasthan. The walls stretch over 30 km, the fort is 1900 meters above sea level. Enjoy a serene drive to the Kumbhalgarh Fort and soak in the panoramic views
Built By: Rana Kumbha
Location: Kumbhalgarh, Rajasthan 313325
Opening Hours: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Cost: INR 15 per person for Indians. INR 200 per person for foreigners