Situated in the state of Rajasthan, Udaipur has many things to offer. The place is famous for its historical, cultural and delightful integration together with the essence of true indigenous flavor. It will be a real miss on your part if you do not travel to this place which is adequately blessed with natural beauty, archeological treasure and a cultural hub.
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Blog: TransIndia Travels
What’s the Best Time to Visit Udaipur
The best time to visit Udaipur is from September to March. In the winter months, November and December, a famous fair and cultural program is organized which attracts many tourists from different areas of the world. Apart from these months, if you choose May to August, you might get cheaper hotels and more options as per higher availability.
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a Few Facts About Udaipur
Udaipur is known as the city of lakes. The vivid landscape view that one gets to encounter and experience is indescribable. Udaipur was a city build with unique interconnected underground water lines from the lakes located in the city. The water helps in managing agriculture, potable water and other water conservation techniques.
The most attracting spots include places like large forts, Pichola lake, traditional food and local market places.
One Day in Udaipur Itinerary
Follow this guide and make the most of your trip even if you’re short on time. These are the top sights and things to do during your one day in Udaipur.
Visit the Fateh Sagar Lake
There are quite a few places and activities that can be covered in one day tour to Udaipur. To begin with, you can start with visit to Fateh Sagar Lake. The blue unending horizon is a pleasurable picture perfect scene to view.
Secondly, visit Shilpgram, which is a true example of traditional center for art and handicrafts. The local people gives shape to their creativity in this place. And tourists can buy the items available there. An annual program is also organized in the month of November or December where people from all places gather around.
Next on the list should be Pichola lake. It is another beautiful lake that contributes to the conservation and availability of water in the city. You can easily go to Monsoon palace and view the entire city from this view point.
The City Palace
The City Palace is another extraordinary architecture that will surprise you, once you enter the compound. The specialty of the palace is due to the presence of peacock mosaic that is sure to attract many visitors.
Taste the authentic Rajasthani food
Udaipur is famous for authentic Rajasthani food. If you want to taste some, then you have to visit the places near Gulab Baug. It offers amazing traditional local preparations in cheap prices and mouth-watering taste.
Take a boat ride in Pichola lake
Not to disappoint you, take a boat ride in Pichola lake to relax and take some rest. Next, take another boat ride that will keep you until sunset time and reach Jag Mandir island, just to the opposite end of City Palace. This place is the best to experience sunset in the entire city. The large doors wide open in the palace design look beautiful amidst the sunset backdrop.
An evening show
Last but not least, save your time for an amazing evening show, conducted daily in the Haveli of Bagore. The cultural program is more exciting to watch and stand out from others for an unimaginable, rhythmic Bhavai dance form that can easily increase your adrenaline.
You can spend your night, until sleep, at the banks of Ambrai Ghat. This night experience in Udaipur will remove all your tiredness and refresh your mind and body. The peacefulness of the place is what one can enjoy after a long day’s roam around. You can easily spend some quality time just by looking at the shining stars high above in the clear sky.
Where to stay in Udaipur?
Taj Lake Palace
Taj Lake Palace is an exceptional, 5-star luxury palace located in the middle of the Lake Pichola. This 17th century white marble palace makes for a magical fairy tale setting arising out of the turquoise waters of the lake. The hotel offers a full service spa at Jiva Spa, site-specific yoga sessions, fitness centre, games room and business centre. The Palace boasts rooms with beautifully carved wooden furniture and luxurious silk fabrics, offering garden or lake views and an exceptional service.
Madri Haveli is an elegant Indian style hotel, located in Ganesh Gati only a 5-minute walk from a clock tower and a lake. Situated on a hill, the hotel features a rooftop restaurant and terrace offering city and lake views. Built using lime and stone materials, the hotel also features elegant rooms with stained glass windows.
GoStops Udaipur offers a great budget stay only a 10-minute walk from Lake Pichhola. The hostel boast colors and charm and offers both private rooms and dorms with terraces. Lake any other hostel, it’s a great place to meet other backpackers and travelers.
Extra Tips for Visiting Udaipur
– Udaipur, even though it is a small area compared to the rest of Rajasthan, still will not disappoint you or fail to impress you. If you are visiting Udaipur, you can prefer to travel in a group, which will reduce the cost of the tour by a considerable amount. The journeys are quite cheap in terms of transport and do make yourself a list of the places so that you can spend your time fruitfully.
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