This time I have got a travel blog for you guys from my recently visited city, you can call it City of lakes/White City/Udaipur.
Udaipur is a city of royal culture, lakes, traditions, handicrafts with royal fashion.And it is also home of the famous Pichola Lake.
This city in Rajasthan is known for its lakes, palaces, forts, temples, gardens and of course, the awesomely beautiful picturesque landscape.
Udaipur is also known as the Venice of India. Many tourists every year visit this city from across the world to witness the beauty and culture it offers to the tourist.And without any doubt , each and everyone just fell in love all over again with this place.
And it’s not only about the culture and history that attracts, even the locals are friendly and helpful and always ready to talk — be it rickshawalas, shopwalas, guides or any one else — they are always happy to share the charm about their city. Like the rickshawala who took me to the exact shop for shopping to cater my needs of budget with street shopping of Rajasthani textile and hand looms. The Guide explained us in detail and answered all our querry happily giving our mind the proper clearity.
TALKING ABOUT THE CLIMATE:
Since Udaipur is part of the desert land of Rajasthan, therefore the climate is usvally hot reaching upto 47 degree in summers. Though ,the nights are still cooler than days.
So, I would highly recommend to visit this city during winters to enjoy its beauty with amazing and chilling climate.
I Stayed in this city for almost 3 days, and that’s how I can list down the best places to visit during your stay in Venice of India.
THE CITY LAKE PLACE:
This is the main attraction of Udaipur city,One cannot leave this city before visiting this beauty .Built in 1559 by Maharana Uday Singh, Located peacefully on the bank of Lake pichola. This granite and marble building has its own charm . Highly recommended to take a tourist guide for the palace tour , to understand each and every part of the kings and queens lifestyle and there successors.
(P.S also one of the best places to get married too)
City Palace view from Boating
Inside of city palace compound
View of Lake Pichola from City Palace,Udaipur
Also there are two amazing restaurant in the palace, one of them named as Sunset Terrace is the best place to view the sunset.
If you have interest to know about the culture ,tradition and art of the city, Shilpgram in Udaipur is the right place for you! . Shilpgram is a wonderful place to see the different traditions and culture of India as this government-owned complex showcases the rural life of Rajasthan, (it is a larger and original form of choki Dhani ). This Craftsmen’s village is at a distance of 3 km from the main city.Other than buying the traditionally made items here, one can also enjoy horse and camel rides along with traditional dance and music.
Urban Traditional Touch of villages with warli tribal paintings
Wall paintings art done by Craftsmen
Craftsmen Displaying their art
Smallest shoe crafted by one of the Craftsmen
Cultural Folk Dance
It is situated on the bank of Lake Pichola,old Udaipur. Ambrai Ghat is a wonderful place for Sunset Lovers as well as photographers. It’s the best place to have a look at city palace and lake palace for that picture perfect frame. Ambrai Ghat is crowded with local couples to enjoy the romantic essence with the one of the perfect place for sunset. A large number of amazing heritage hotels are situated near ambrai Ghat.Also there is good street shopping along the road side.
Hotel Ambrai is the special recommendation for stay as well as that perfect dinner date location.( P. S don’t forget to reserve your space for restaurant)
Ambrai Restaurant,by the Lake
JAG MANDIR, ISLAND PALACE:
Jag Mandir palace is built on an island in Lake Pichola and is known for its beautiful interiors and architecture. The only way to reach Jag Mandir is through the boat ride, which is just before the city palace. You can enjoy the breathtaking view with some amazing finger licking food there. A must see place for all the tourist. (P.S another super amazing option to get married)
Front View from Boat
Lake Side cafe
Jag Mandir garden area.
View from Jag Mandir of City Palace
Monsoon Palace was the personal favourite destination of the royal family during monsoon season. The palace is on up hill, with an awesome view for sunset lovers.This palace from far looks like a dream palace on that hill. You can also visit the nearby Sajjangarh Wildlife sanctuary if you wish too . monsoon palace is located at a distance of 9km from the old Udaipur city.
If you are visiting this palace I would recommend to go specially for the sunset to have that glory experience.
When the sun is about to set
View from Sajjangarh Hill(White city, Udaipur)
FATEH SAGAR LAKE:
Fateh Sagar Lake is the pride of city Udaipur and another artificial lake made by Maharana. Green Landscape at the backdrop with clean blue water has given Udaipur the name of “Kashmir of Rajasthan”.
To enjoy the view of Fateh Sagar lake you can stay at Lakend hotel and enjoy the amazing view from the restaurant Frangipani-by the lake and from the pool Side.
And a trip can never end without Shopping;(Specialy when its in Rajasthan)
Udaipur is a shopping paradise, you just can’t leave this city of lakes without shopping. And for the Rajasthani traditional textile and hand-loom with best rate and quality, you can head to HathiPole market. (P.S Do bargain)
Variety of hand looms with amazing color and options in bandhani, leheriya etc are available here.
If you have a taste for Rajasthani stuff but you prefer better and selected options ,you can head to the street shops near Gangour Gat margh near ambrai ghat. ( P S It is little expensive as compared to hathipole market)
*Gothwal Art shop at Gangour Gat Margh is a must to visit for art lovers.
And there at the end finally THEGULABIGIRL finds her true love at Hathipole:
And thats how the amazing three days at the city of lakes ended.
Udaipur is a city which never disappoints, and there is lot more to see other then the above list, which one can explore on their own.Also, make sure you have pre booked your stay.There are many more great places near Udaipur like kumbhalgardh , ranakpur and so on… which you can visit too.
Hope you liked this blog and this might help you during your stay there.
So,plan your visit soon to this mesmerizing city , and if you have already visited the place, do share your experience.
Till then ,