Udaipur, in Rajasthan (India), is one of the most romantic cities in the World because of its natural attractions and places to visit. There are many amazing places to visit in Udaipur which should not be missed at any cost and in this post we will be listing out top 7 best places to visit on your next trip to Udaipur. Many people from all over the world come here and spend some days with their better-halves, some for marriages, some for movie shoots but because of its beauty, it mesmerises everyone.
1. City Palace
City Palace is located on the banks of Lake Pichola which is one of the best tourist attractions of Udaipur. It is a palace complex which was built over a period of 400 years by rulers of the Mewar dynasty. The most noteworthy places within the palace are Manak Palace, Krishna Vilas and Mor Chowk. You should make sure that you have enough time because there is so much to see inside it. You will witness the wealth and beauty of former kingdom.
2. Lake Pichola
Lake Pichola is an artificial man made lake situated right at the heart of the city. It also offers facilities to for boating to have the full view of the surrounding area. Gentle boat ride on the lake is a perfect way to get relaxed. There are four islands on the lake Jag Niwas, Jag Mandir, Mohan Mandir and Arsi Niwas.
3. Sajjangarh Palace / Monsoon Palace
As the name suggests it is the favoured destination during the monsoon season of the royal family. The Monsoon Palace offers a great view of the city’s lakes and palaces. It also provides a beautiful view of the sunset. Sajjangarh Palace was encircled by the Sajangarh Wildlife Sanctuary and drive to the palace takes around 30 minutes which passes through the sanctuary. If you have seen James Bond’s movie Octopussy then you can recognise Monsoon Palace as it was home of Kamal Khan.
4. Jagdish Temple
Jagdish Temple is one of the famous and largest temples in Udaipur located at a walking distance from the City Palace. The temple was built by Maharana Jagat Singh and was dedicated to Lord Vishnu. It comprises of beautifully carved pillars, decorated ceilings and painted walls which make it a unmissable landmark at the Lal ghat area. It is an awesome place where you can have calm and peace in the lap of God.
5. Bagore Ki Haveli
Bagore Ki Haveli is situated at the Gangori Ghat on the banks of Lake Pichola. It has more than 100 rooms with a lot of corridors and balconies. In the evening, the haveli lightens and stages enjoyable performance of traditional dance and music of Rajasthan. The haveli was converted to a museum which has royal paintings, costumes of royal kings and traditional Rajasthani arts and crafts on display. They also have a puppet gallery and turban collection with the world’s biggest turban.
6. Pratap Gaurav Kendra
Pratap Gaurav Kendra located at the Tiger Hills which is aimed to provide detailed information about the history and achievements of Maharana Pratap. The main attraction of Pratap Gaurav Kendra is the 57 feet high metal statue of Maharana Pratap. The main highlights of the Pratap Gaurav Kendra were a 3D presentation of Haldi Ghati War, a large exhibition centre and light and sound show.
Shilpgram (a.k.a. craftsmen’s village) is the rural arts and crafts complex spread over 70 acres of land and surrounded by Aravali Mountains. It shows the rural life and tradition from the state of Rajasthan, Gujarat and Maharashtra. There were a lot of traditional items for shopping and they also perform folk dances. If you love rides then you will enjoy Horse rides and Camel rides inside the complex.
Some people travel for a break, some travel for the place and then some who wants to discover themselves new places. If you belong to any of these types of travellers you should visit Udaipur. If you have not visited Udaipur then you should plan your next holiday to Udaipur, its worth the time.
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