Udaipur is a city in the princely state of Rajasthan in India. The city is a visual treat with lakes and palaces with rustic traditions set across the background of the grandeurs of the royal heritage. Since centuries, Udaipur history has been spoken about, for its bravery of the Rajputana dynasty.
Home to the famous Picchhola Lake, attracts millions of tourists from all across the globe. What was once the capital of the princely state of Mewar, is also regarded as the ‘Venice of India. The three lakes – Picchhola, Swaroop Sagar and Fateh Sagar Lakes are home to Udaipur and are also interconnected.
Founded by Maharaja Udai Singh ji in 1559, the city id now famous for its traditional crafts and performing arts and for its numerous copper and zinc mines. Set amidst a picturesque grandeur, the land has many marvels that stands a spectacle for its visitors.
Listed below are some of the top places that stands as a must to visit place in Udaipur.
1. Lake Pichola
A man made marvel, the lake was built in 1362 A.D. The beauty of the lake are its surroundings that showcases palaces, hills, ghats and temples. A small island is at the center of the lake and one needs to take a boat ride to be there.
There are many things to do here – boat ride, stroll the pathways surrounding the lakes and site seeing at the Lake Palace and Lake Garden Palace. It is open for all seven days till sunset and is famous for its natural attractions. It’s a paradise for photography lovers.
2. The City Palace
Constructed by Maharana Udai Mirza Singh in 1559, this ancient palace is an amalgamation of European, Chinese and Medieval architectural styles. The major point to be noted in this palace is its enormous size that houses terraces, courtyards, pavilions, hanging gardens and much more than that could be imagined.
Out of the many things to do here, the best obviously is the tour of this gallant palace, followed by a visit to its museum and enjoying the scenic view of the lake Picchhola.
3. The Gulab Bagh and Zoo
Spread across an area of more than 100 acres, it is the largest garden in Udaipur. The name of this garden is synonymous to the thousands of varieties of roses found in here. It also serves as a zoo with quite a handsome variety of animal species and birds.
Things to do here is obviously enjoy the nature at its parole. The roses will for sure engage you most of the times. People from across the world admire the variety of variety of roses found in here.
4. The Vintage Car Museum
Although it is a paradise for motor enthusiasts, people coming to Udaipur don’t miss out on the opportunity to be here. From the 1934 Rolls Royce Phantom or other old and antique selection of cars is the major point of attraction.
You can spend time knowing the history of the automobiles here and enjoy the pictures of the rich cultural heritage of Udaipur.
The best time to visit Udaipur
The monsoons and the winters are the most preferred time to visit this romantic land. You can find a busy atmosphere from mid –September till late-March and early-April. Even in the coldest months of December and January, the morning and the days are warm and shiny and the nights are cold and dark.