One day sightseeing suggestions for Udaipur

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One day sightseeing suggestions for Udaipur

  • Udaipur, situated in the state of Rajasthan, alleviates the grandeur and glory of the bygone era with its unrivaled combination of various palaces and Havelis. Popularly known as ‘Venice of the East’, Udaipur is bestowed with natural beauty, serene lakes, and magnificent temples, intricately carved architecture, making this ‘City of Lakes’ one of the best places to visit in Rajasthan and hence allure many tourists from places afar. Plan your trip to explore this beautiful small city in one day, including the best places to visit in Udaipur. Excursion through the bustling city lanes of Udaipur understanding the culture, tradition and city lifestyle! Check out these must-visit places hither mention, to organize a perfect trip.
    Full day tour of local sightseeing
    Tour by private car
    Places to visit: Jagdish temple, City Palace, Lake Pichola, Taj Lake Palace, Fateh Sagar Lake, Jag Mandir Palace, Saheliyon ki Bari, and Bagore ki Haveli.
    Places to visit in Udaipur in one day excursion:
    Jagdish Temple:
    Dedicated to Lord Vishnu, this temple can be the perfect start for your trip. Standing in the complex of City Palace, this exalted temple can be seen from the Bera Pol of the City Palace. At the entrance there are two statues of elephants made of stone, to greet the devotees. The main shrine harbors the four-armed sculpture of Lord Vishnu, which has been carved out of a single piece of black stone and also there is a brass figure of Garuda, guarding the doorway. Chief shrine is enclosed by smaller shrines which are dedicated to the Sun God, Lord Ganesha, Goddess Shakti and Lord Shiva. Experience the divinity and spirituality within this majestic temple.

City Palace
This is the largest royal complex in the state of Rajasthan. Built on the banks of Lake Pichola, this splendid palace consists of Mahals, courtyards, pavilions, corridors, terraces, rooms and beautiful gardens. This picturesque monument, surrounded by exquisite Aravalli Hills, is made up of white marble and granite. The doorway of the complex has an elephant gate, well known as Hati Pol, which is followed by Bari Pol and Tripoli Gate. Witness the intricately designed and opulently decorated interiors of the Palace with traditional work of art. Sophisticated balconies, tall towers and domes are other awe-inspiring features of the palace. Enjoy the mesmerizing view of hanging gardens from the highest point, Amar Vilas, of the complex.

Lake Pichola
The oldest and the largest lake in the city, this is an artificial lake, located in the heart of the city. Its tranquility and virtue allure many tourists every year. A paradise for nature lovers, this lake is encircled by mighty hills, monuments and bathing ghats. The lake also houses the islands of Jag Niwas, and the prominent Jagmandir, also the charming City Palace is on the eastern bank of the lake. Relish your evening while boating during the setting sun, which gives a picture perfect and romantic ambience to the entire place.

Taj Lake Palace
Erected in white marble this palace appears to be floating on the serene waters of Lake Pichola. The palace consists of 83 beautifully graced rooms and suites with the mesmerizing view of lake and the Aravalli hills, attracting visitors from all over the world. Decorated with antique artifacts and glass mosaics the place provides a majestic aura. One can reach here only by boat as the palace is built on a small island. Enjoy outdoor dinners with your loved ones in the Lily Pond courtyard and Mewar terrace. Rejoice the luxurious and incredible experience here as this Palace also offers other facilities like swimming pool, Jiva spa and restaurants both for Indian and International cuisines.

Fateh Sagar Lake
It is the second largest lake of Udaipur with a fantastic view. The serene blue waters of the lake make it one of the favorite places to visit in Udaipur. The lake is divided into three different islands, the largest being the boat-shaped Nehru Park, hosting a restaurant and a small zoo. The second island has a public park with water-jet fountains and the third island houses the Udaipur Solar Observatory. Enjoy the scenic beauty of the lake while boating and try other water sports available here.

Jag Mandir Palace
Also famous as Lake Garden Palace, Jag Mandir Palace is one of the most gracefully erected palaces of Udaipur. Situated in the middle of Lake Pichola, the palace is home to amazing structures and also a garden with most exotic species of flora. Adorned with the life-size elephants at the entrance, this magnificent monument used to be the summer resort of kings of Mewar. Explore more about the Jag Mandir in the museum inside it, which has the most important artifacts of the royal culture. Other attractions for the visitors include Bara Pattharon ka Mahal, the Zenana Mahal, the Kunwar Pada ka Mahal and the Gul Mahal.

Saheliyon ki Bari
Celebrated for its lush green lawns, labyrinthine marble art and fountains, this place is a popular tourist spot of Udaipur. Preached on the banks of Fateh Sagar Lake, Saheliyon ki Bari was built for the ladies of the royal family. The breathtaking view of carved cubicles, marble elephants, bird fountains and the lotus pool are well-known. There are four kiosks made of black marble and one white marble kiosk in the lake. Witness the impressive collection of royal artifacts exhibiting in the museum.

Bagore ki Haveli
Also popular as ‘The Palace of Mirrors’, the walls of the Bagore ki Haveli have been decorated by glasswork and mural paintings depicting important forms of local artwork. Located at the waterfront of Lake Pichola, this is a must-see site for the history buffs. Once used as a private residence of the royal family, this lavish Haveli now functions as a museum and astonishing evening show conducted daily, including the rhythmic Bhavai dance which can increase your adrenaline.

The best time to visit Udaipur is in the winter months, as in the month of November and December the city hosts a famous fair and cultural program which attracts many tourists. So plan your tour today, to one of the places to visit in Rajasthan.