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Udaipur is named to Maharana Udai Singh. Udaipur is also called Venice of the east. I was thrilled with the view of the stunning blue water of lakes, grand forts, beautiful gardens, and old temples. It was the capital of Mewar during the reign of Udai Singh and his great son Maharana Pratap.
October to February is the most pleasant time to visit Udaipur. The temperature is low compared to the other cities of Rajasthan as it is located in the lap of the Aravalli mountains.

We reached Udaipur from Jodhpur. On the way, we covered the Ranakpur Jain Temple which depicts ancient architecture and sculpture. We started from Jodhpur after lunch at 1 pm and reached Ranakpur at 4 pm. It took 1 hr to visit the temple.
Finally, it reached Udaipur at 7 pm. Udaipur tour places are famous for their green mountains and blue water lakes amidst the desert. Places to visit in Udaipur breaks the monotony of the desert and fort-centered view of Rajasthan.
It is very hard to select the best from a large variety of  Udaipur tourist places. Still, I will try my level best to pick the best Udaipur tour places for other travelers.

Best Udaipur Tour Places

1.City Palace

It was the largest winter palace for maharanas. It is situated on the eastern bank of Lake Pichola. It was constructed by Maharana Udai Singh in 1559. City palace houses 11 mahals which were built by different rulers in 300 years.
At the entry gate, we see two big elephants welcoming us. That is why the main entry gate is called Hatipol. A portion of the palace is a museum. You can see a large collection of glass utensils, miniatures, frescoes, colorful glass windows.
In the Rani Mahal, there are palanquins, horse carts. I will suggest you start your Udaipur tour with this palace and cover the next 3 adjacent places before lunch. It is so beautiful that you can spend hours just sitting in the palace. A part of the palace is transformed into a hotel. There are separate charges for the museum part.
  • Timings:  Open all days 9.30 am to 5.30 pm
  • Tickets:    30 for Indians and 900 for foreigners
  • Duration:   1-2 hour

2.Lake Pichola

Lake Pichola is the heart of Udaipur. I like this spot most personally. It is a man-made 4 km long lake. Its blue water and cool breeze provide life to the desert city.
It was built by pichhli tribal group that is why it was named Pichola. In the south, the beautiful garden is there with great Aravalli in the background.
The Lake offers breathtaking views on the full moon night. We enjoyed the boat ride in the lake. There are two small islands in the lake.
On one island the Jag mandir is situated and on the other, there is Lake palace. The best time to enjoy a boat ride is at the dawn.
  • Timings:  Open all days till sunset
  • Tickets:    Boat ride 350 INR for adults and 170 for children. A Sunset boat ride costs more.
  • Duration:   1-2 hour

3.Lake Palace

Lake palace is situated amidst Lake Pichola on the Jag Niwas island. It is situated on 4-acre land and was built as a summer palace in 1754. It is now converted into a luxury hotel. It is one of the famous unique luxury hotels situated in the water of the world.
It is run by the Taj group and popularly known as Taj Lake Palace. Tourists come from all over the world for the view or for a memorable stay here. Only transport is through the private boat service of the hotel.
Ceiling ornamentation, colorful glass windows, fountains, antique furniture adds beauty to this palace. At night palace looks like a giant ship sailing in the crystal blue water. The above 3 Udaipur tour place is almost placed in one big compound, so I will recommend covering them at a stretch.
Here is a perfect Rajasthan 10 Days Tour Plan for a lovely Rajasthan Tour.
  • Timings:  Open all days 
  • Tickets:    Boat ride costs 450 INR, museum tickets 75 INR
  • Duration:   1-2 hour

4. Jagdish Temple

Built in 1651 Jagdish temple is Udaipur's largest temple. It was Shiv Chaturdashi when we went to visit the temple. The temple is located near the Badi Pol entrance of the City Palace and one can easily find a way up to it through the elephant-flanked steps.
The main deity Lord Vishnu is in black stone. There are also Ganesh temple, Shakti, and sun temple. The evening aarti is very peaceful. Try to attend meditation.
  • Timings:  Open all days 
  • Tickets:    free
  • Duration: 30 minutes

5. Saheliyon ki Bari

After lunch, our first spot from Udaipur tour places was the Saheliyon ki brain. It is an amazing garden situated at the northern bank of Fateh Sagar Lake. In the 18th century, The Mogal Darbar presented this beautiful garden to Maharana Sangram Singh (2nd) along with 48 maids.
There are 4 small pools with lotus flowers. It was the place for the princess and her maids to engage in recreational activities. The Chattish in the middle and the fountains are famous for their sculpture.
Here the water dances with the sound of the rains or with the music.
It was claimed to be gifted by the maharana to his daughter to fulfill her wish of rain in the offseason.
  • Timings:  Open all days 8.00 am to 8.00 pm
  • Tickets:    10 for Indians and 50 for foreigners
  • Duration:   1 hour

6.Fateh Sagar Lake

Move to Fateh Sagar Lake for some adventures. Your romantic tour of Udaipur is incomplete without this beauty spot. The lake was built in 1678 by Maharana Jai Singh. It is 2.4 km long,1.6 km in width, and 25 feet deep.
It is connected by an artificial canal to Lake Pichola. This is an extremely romantic place from
Udaipur tourist places. It's crystal blue water in the lap of green mountain heels your soul.
There are limited water sport activities in the lake.
Enjoy the speed boat or motorboat ride in the lake. On the opposite side of the lake another famous  Udaipur tour place, Pratap Smarak is situated. It can be visited easily as the two spots are situated very close to each other.
  • Timings:  Open all days 8.00 am to 4.30 pm
  • Tickets:    30 for Indians and 125 for foreigners
  • Motorboat/Speedboat: 200 for adults and 100 for children. (speed boat fee is 200 for 30 minutes)
  • Duration:   1 hour

7.Bharatiya Lok Kala Museum

Bharatiya Lok Kala Museum is a unique hub of culture and traditions of the Mewar dynasty. The museum has a fine collection of dresses, tribal jewelry, turbans, dolls, masks, musical instruments, paintings, and puppets, which are the highlight of the museum
You will be amazed to find an exciting range of local handicrafts and artistic things, enhancing the beauty of the place. We enjoyed the folk dance performances and puppet shows which are pure delights, bringing pleasure and happiness.
Catch the showtime from 6 pm to 7 pm. It is a must inclusion if you want to see the real lifestyle and culture of the city.
  • Timings:  Open all days 9.00 am to 6.00 pm( last puppet show 6-7 pm)
  • Tickets:    60 for Indians and 95 for foreigners
  • Duration:   1 hour

8.Ranakpur temple

Ranakpur temple is situated at a distance of 94 km from Udaipur. I visited the temple on the 1st day when we came to Udaipur from Jodhpur. Believe me, it is one of the wonders to date I have visited. It is the largest Jain temple.
The atmosphere is so calm and serene which can't be described. When I entered the temple, lots of peacocks came to revisit the temple again they move back to the surrounding jungle along with our car. Nature is protected beautifully here. If you like the jungle you can explore Kerala tour places for a change.
I have never seen a temple that is so calmly hidden under the scarf of the jungle. The jungle is located at the gate of the huge temple. It has 29 halls, 80 domes and supported by 1444 marble pillars, each of them intricately and artistically carved, yet no two of them are alike.
The entire building is covered with delicate lace-like carvings and geometric patterns. The domes are carved in concentric bands and the brackets connecting the base of the dome with the top are covered with figures of deities. For me, the inner structure and sculpture is the most amazing one among the places I have visited.

  • Timings:   12 pm to 5 pm
  • Tickets:     free
  • Duration:  2 hour
If you have one more day in hand visit Haldighati, Enlingji temple, and Kumbhalgarh fort. These are also some other beautiful places which I, unfortunately, couldn't cover due to lack of time.
I moved to Chittaurgarh on the 3rd day from Udaipur.
The best mode of visit is to hire a cab for rent. Even Auto and other cars are there to serve you. Again Udaipur can be visited with OLA or UBER.

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