Bucket List: Top 15 Best Things to Do in Udaipur, India

What are the top tourist spots in Udaipur?

Jagdish Temple, Udaipur photo via Depositphotos

Udaipur Bucket List: 15 Best Places to Visit in Udaipur, India

Udaipur is known for its picturesque location, history, and culture. It has seven lakes surrounding the city. It is safe in Udaipur, India, as long as you take the normal precautions wherever you go.

1. Take a boat cruise in Lake Pichola

Lake Pichola in Udaipur India
Lake Pichola in Udaipur, India

It is an artificial freshwater lake. Many tourists visit that place for its sunset attractions while doing a boat cruise. The romantic golden sunset that throws light in the Taj Lake Palace is a picture-perfect shot.

Prices are Rs. 400 for a group boat ride, or book a private cruise starting at Rs. 1500 up to Rs. 5000.

2. Gratify Nature in Saheliyon-ki-Bari Garden

Lotus pool and marble elephants in Saheliyon ki Bari gardens or Courtyard of the Maidens in Udaipur photo via Depositphotos
Lotus pool and marble elephants in Saheliyon ki Bari gardens or Courtyard of the Maidens in Udaipur photo via Depositphotos

It was built by Maharana Sangram Singh II in 1734 as a place of relaxation and a  present from the king to his queen and her 48 ladies. Saheliyon-ki-Bari (Courtyard or Garden of the Maidens) is a beautiful garden.

Stroll in quiet fragrant lanes and admire fountains and kiosks, a lotus pool, and marble elephants here. It was built by Rana Sangram Singh. There is also a small museum here. There is also a museum, which is a compilation of royal households and Indian history.

3. Amazed in Bagore-Ki-Haveli

Glass window at Bagore-ki-Haveli by Apoorvapal via Wikipedia CC
A glass window at Bagore-ki-Haveli By Apoorvapal – Own work, CC0, CC

Don’t miss the palace of mirrors—a masterpiece at the heart of the City of Palaces. You can see the majestic Queen’s Chamber designed y craftsmen out of mirrors.

Mural paintings and glassworks all over the walls. It becomes a functional museum, and various musical activities are performed all over the year. Dharohar dance festival occurs every evening here.

4. Aspire blessings in Karni Mata

Karni mata or temple of rates is a famoud hindu place at bikaner city photo via Depositphotos
Karni Mata or temple of rates is a famous Hindu place at Bikaner city photo via Depositphotos

Karni Mata is also called the Temple of Rats. Incredibly has approximately 25,000 black rats that live and are worship in the temple. Many people travel great distances to pay their respects to those holy rats or kabbas.

They believed as an incarnation of the Hindu goddess Durga during the 15th century. Travelers who want to see the rats at excellent mass are advised to go at sunrise or late at night.

5. Take the Ropeway at the City Of Lakes

Two hanging cabins of Mansapurna Karni Mata Ropeway and panoramic view to the Pichola Lake with clear blue sky, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India photo via Depositphotos
Two hanging cabins of Mansapurna Karni Mata Ropeway and panoramic view to the Pichola Lake with clear blue sky, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India photo via Depositphotos

Ride on a cable car to see the beauty of Udaipur. It connects Karni Mata Temple to the Deendayal Upadhyay Park.

The first ropeway of Rajasthan and offers the foremost spectacular views of Udaipur. Discover Lake Pichola and its many gems, including the City Palace and other famous luxury hotels and heritage buildings of the city of lakes from above.

Travelers will view Lake Pichola and its many gems, including the City Palace and other famous luxury hotels and heritage buildings of the city of lakes from above.

People can easily access their destination in the Karni Mata temple to respect Goddess Karni, which used to be quite a task before the ropeway was opened.

6. Relax in Jagat Niwas Palace

Lobby of the Jagat Niwas Palace by Zen Skilliocorn via Flickr CC
The lobby of the Jagat Niwas Palace by Zen Skilliocorn via Flickr CC

Jagat Niwas Palace builds the early 17th century. Charming and aesthetics intact, situated in the center of the most romantic city of Rajasthan.

You enjoy a rooftop bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge near a shopping center. City Palace and Jag Mandir are notable landmarks, and the area’s greatly a sightseeing venue of Lake Fateh Sagar. Most travelers enjoy the rooms facing the lake.

7. Shop in Hathi Pol Bazaar

Hathi Pol Bazaar photo via Depositphotos
Hathi Pol Bazaar photo via Depositphotos

Shoppers will surely find magnets by a variety of knotty embroidered and colorful branded and local items. There are many authentic and traditional products here. You can choose from ethnic wear, traditional souvenirs, jewelry, and handicrafts in Udaipur.

Take numerous things as a souvenir of vibrant culture when you got home.

8. Visit the Dazzling Jag Mandir Palace

Jag Mandir Palace photo via Depositphotos
Jag Mandir Palace photo via Depositphotos

Popularly known as Lake Garden Palace. It is built on the island of Lake Pichola, located in the Indian State. Distinct octagonal towers at the corner’s top with domes. Feel like a royal family that used this as a summer resort and venue for their special occasions.

It can be reached through a boat ride from the Bansi Ghat jetty. It has private boats and cruise rides here that surely enjoy by guests.

9. Spot The Vintage Car Museum

Vintage and Classic Car Museum by Mike via Wikipedia CC
Vintage and Classic Car Museum by Mike via Wikipedia CC

You can see here some of the rarest classic and vintage car collection. Royal Family is the owner of this museum. By riding a personal vehicle, taxi, or local rickshaw, you can reach that location. There is an entrance fee when entering the tourist spots.

It includes the exquisite 1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom that was preserved in virtuous condition and was used in Octopussy, the 1983 James Bond film which partly took place in India.

10. Meditate in Jagdish Temple

Jagdish Temple, Udaipur photo via Depositphotos
Jagdish Temple, Udaipur photo via Depositphotos

It is a large Hindu temple in the central heart of Udaipur in Rajasthan. Just an outside door in the royal palace. You can walk around on this big attraction. Named as a temple of Jagannath Rai and shift into Jagdish-Ji.

Dedicated to Lord Vishnu (the preserver of the universe), devotees go to this place to pray and worship. You can find peace here amid the old quarter’s busy streets by wandering the hallowed marble halls. Decorated with carvings, statues, and other art.

11. Wander in Sajjangarh Wildlife Sanctuary

Sajjangarh Wildlife Sanctuary by Mansanyas via Wikipedia CC
Sajjangarh Wildlife Sanctuary By Mansanyas – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, CC

A zoological garden located in Udaipur, Rajasthan, India. About 4 km from the city center, you will find this biological park is situated just beneath the Monsoon Palace. A sanctuary that is composed of different varieties of animals from all over the world.

They welcome 46,000 guests in a month that see 60 animals of 21 species like tigers, panthers, lions, monkeys, and many more.

12. Seek Spiritual Blessings in Eklingji Temple

Eklingji Temple by Dennis Jarvis via Flickr CC
Eklingji Temple by Dennis Jarvis via Flickr CC

It is an old lord Shiva temple that was built in the 8th century. One of the pilgrimages of Rajasthan located at a distance of 22 km away from Udaipur.  It is dedicated to Lord Eklingji, the benefactor God of the Mewar clan.

The structure of the temple is exceptional. There are a lot of incense resources that quite good, such a big ancient temple.

13. Trek to the Tiger Lake

Tiger Lake in Udaipur India by Moriz mdz via Flickr CC
Tiger Lake in Udaipur India by Moriz mdz via Flickr CC

Some villages are small but very old and unique on their own. You will walk through the farms and see some crops like sugarcane, wheat, and vegetables grown.

Farmers’ work would be a lifetime experience as the farmers still use the old methods and old equipment. After 15 minutes, you will reach a moderate uphill climb.

14. Tour the Monsoon Palace.

Monsoon Palace or Sajjan Garh Palace on the hill in Udaipur. India photo via Depositphotos
Monsoon Palace or Sajjan Garh Palace on the hill in Udaipur. India photo via Depositphotos

An incredible view on top will experience. It is one of the popular must-to-go spots in Udaipur city, Rajasthan, for catching panoramic views of lakes and palaces. It is named Sajjangarh after Maharana Sajjan Singh of the Mewar Dynasty. It was built in 1884 as a getaway during the monsoon season and as an astrological center and never finished.  Relax and Watch The Sunset Over Fateh Sagar Lake

After a long enjoyable day of the tour, take a deep breath while watching the sunset. It houses a public park with a beautiful water-jet fountain. Go Boating and explore the lake. You can also do a picnic with your snacks. Take a picture-perfect scenery of this place.

Reminders:

  • September and March are the best time to visit Udaipur because of Udaipur’s climatic conditions. While November to February are the months that constitute the winter season in Udaipur.
  • You should wear Half Saree, Long Skirts & Ghagras.
  • Most famous Udaipur foods are Dabeli, Pav Bhaji, Daal Baati Churma, Bread Pakora, Mini Mirchi Bada, and Hari Mirch Chai Shot.

Travel as you can. Enjoy life to the fullest. Experience the most romantic spot on the continent of India. Let’s go to Udaipur, India.

Stay safe, travel buddies!

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