Udaipur is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Rajasthan. A bounty of beautiful lakes adorns this city extensively. Hence, Udaipur has drawn the name of being “City Of Lakes”.
In this blogpost, I’m going to share with you the most famous places to visit in Udaipur. Your visit to the “City of Lakes” is not going to complete without visiting these impressive tourist attractions.
1. City Palace : Architecturally rich place to visit in Udaipur
City palace is one of the best sightseeing destinations . It is situated on the banks of “Lake Pichola,” and was built by Maharana Uday Singh in 1559.
This palace is the symbol of rich heritage of Rajasthan and a gentle blend of Mughal and Rajasthani architecture. City palace will intrigue you with its embellishments like intricate domes, arches, pavilions and courtyards.
This palace will leave you amazed with its exemplery interiors, paintings, wall murals, marble carved designs, and anrique furiture as well.
City palace complex is divided in different palaces- Amar Vilas, Bhim Vilas,Krishna Vilas,Manak Mahal, and Moti Mahal.
You can read more about City Palace here.
2. Lake Pichola
This is one of the serene places you must include in your travel list. Lake Pichola is surrounded by lush greenery, and magnificent hills, royal palaces, and temples, which makes it the most astonishing places to visit in Udaipur.
Your visit to Lake Pichola is incomplete without taking a boatride. Whether you take round of lake either in the evening or morning, you will be amazed by the ambience beholded by this beautiful lake. As the sun rises and reflects on the lake, it creates a golden breathtaking aura in lake water.
On the eastern banks of the lake is City Palace . Mohan Mandir can also be seen from the lake side.
3. Jagdish Temple : Ancient sightseeing place in Udaipur
You can visit Jagdish Temple along with City Palace as temple is stationed within the palace complex. The temple was built by Maharaja Jagat Singh in 1651.
This temple is all adorned by beautiful marble carvings on the wall, carved pillars. Ornamented ceilings are just a delight to your eyes.
This is the three story temple. The main temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu which can be reached by 32 flight of steps. The main temple is circumvented by small temples of Lord Ganesha, Lord Surya, Lord Shiva, and Goddess Durga.
Pyramidal structure of temple with mandapa architecture and portico make this temple most fascinating and sublime places to visit in Udaipur.
4. Fateh Sagar Lake
The lake is most sought after places to visit in the city. It has three alluring islands located on this.
The lake is situated on the north side of Lake Pichola. It was built by Maharana Jai Singh in 1678, and named after Maharna Fateh singh.
The secluded location of this lake makes it the best place to rejuvinate. Fateh Sagar lake has three islands. The large island has a restaurant and a small zoo. Second island has been transformed into the garden and third one has solar observatory installed on it.
One can’t miss having a boat ride in Fateh Sagar Lake for a stunning visuals of surrounding lofty hills and lush greenery.
5. Sajjangarh Palace
This palace was built by Maharaja Sajjan Singh in 1884. The purpose of which was to monitor approaching monsoon. It is located on the Bandara hill high around 900 above from sea level.
The textured marble carved walls, pillars and porch are worth to view. Therefore, This palace is the masterpiece of architecture.
If you happen to be at this place in monsoon, the beauty of Palace is inexplicable in the rainy season. Monsoon Palace is another popular name of this place.
The palace is enclosed by Sajjangarh Wildlife sanctuary, which is inhabited by Sambhar deer and Nilgai.
6. Jaisamand Lake
Jaisamand lake is the second largest artificial lake . It is encircled by Wild Life Sanctuary. In 17th century Rana Jal Singh made a marble dam over it, which is the most striking feature of the lake.
You can have glimpse of Lord Shiva temple, marble elephant statue, and cenotaphs all along the lake. There is an array of the Queens Palace .
The lake is the marvellous site for watching migratory birds and experiencing aquatic treasure of the lake.
7. Saheliyon Ki Bari: Serene place you must visit in Udaipur
Saheliyon ki Bari or Garden of Maids is such a beautiful and surreal place to visit in Udaipur. This garden was developed by Maharaja Sangram singh and was gifted to his queens.
The marble elephant statues, bird fountains, water pools, and lotus pool attract a number of tourists to visit this garden.
8. Bagore Ki Haveli
It is the most attractive places to visit in Udaipur, and was bulit in 18th century. It manifests the royal legacy of anicent Rajputana rulers.
This Haveli (Palace) is comprised of more than hudred rooms surrounded by vast corridors.
Queen’s auditorium is filled with marvellous Mewar paintings. Royal heritage is preserved in the form of antique furniture, vintage jewellery, and Rajputana costumes.
9. Doodh Talai Musical Garden
You must visit this place for an excellent panoramic view of Udaipur City Palace. There is a small pond also, where you can take a boat ride.
Best time to visit this garden is sunset when this place becomes more serene. This place is best for photography lovers.
The most amazing thing about this place is a ropeway. Yes, ropeway connects this garden to Karni Mata Temple.
10. Ekling Ji Temple
You must include this temple in your travel list. This temple is an outstanding example of Indian architecture.
The very first compound of temple was built by Bappa Rawal. This temple is dedicated to Eklinga Lord Shiva.
This temple compound houses 108 temples made of intricate marble and granite stones. The designs on dome are going to amaze you. Therefore, It is considered most visited places in Udaipur.
11. Maharana Pratap Memorial
This memorial is quite secluded and less crowded, which makes it a best places to visit in Udaipur.
This memorial was built by Maharana Bhagwant Singh in rememberance of heroic Maharana Pratap.
The central statue is of Maharana Pratap mounted on his loyal horse Chetak. There are other figurines also, which inlude Bhamashah,Jhalaman, and Hakim Khan Sur.
You would have realized by now that above mentioned places are not just tourist places. Though, These places are the epitome of Royal history of Rajasthan. Once you plan your trip to Udaipur, don’t ignore to visit these places.