Udaipur Known as the Venice of the East, Udaipur - the City of Lakes - is a promising tourist hub with ravishing beauty and incomparable attractions.


Udaipur is one of the prominent cities of Rajasthan known for its beautiful lakes, awesome locations and wondrous palaces. This city has got every reason to make you fall in love with it. You visit places in Udaipur one after another and get captivated with their charm. Famous as the Venice of the East, Udaipur represents the Rajputana magnificence. Named after Maharana Udai Singh, the city is a pleasant surprise for one to experience. Colourful festivals, gardens and museums make it a desirable place for tourists. As soon as you land in the city, an amazing journey filled with complete delight awaits you.

Visit Udaipur

Witness royal and cultural legacy

Forts and palaces

Udaipur offers the marvel of architecture in the form of its forts and palaces scattered all over the city. You are surely going to be amazed by the royal touch carried by them. Tourists from all across the globe come to see the uniqueness attached to this city of lakes. Made of granite and white marble, the City Palace is the largest palace of Rajasthan on the banks of Lake Pichola. Embracing the touch of Medieval, European and Chinese style of architecture - the monument comprises several buildings, museum, garden, fountains and temples. Fateh Prakash Palace is another remarkable tourist attraction providing a spectacular view of Lake Pichola. Turned into a heritage hotel, the palace offers its guests the typical Marwari hospitality soaked in royalty. The hotel welcomes you with supreme collection of antique furniture, original paintings and majestic interiors. In addition, a visit to Durbar Hall, Lake Palace, Bagore-Ki-Haveli Dharohar and Maharana Pratap Memorial will steal your heart away.


Lakes are one of the main attractions of Udaipur drawing countless people to the city. Lake Pichola, the manmade lake, is surrounded by two popular palaces - Lake Palace and Jag Mandir Palace - which are frequented by tourists from India as well as abroad due to their unique location. Imagine the breathtaking view of the lake while strolling along these palaces. Rejoice your stay in Udaipur by visiting Fateh Sagar Lake, Jaisamand Lake and Rajsamand Lake. And yes, do not forget to take boat rides on these lakes. Just let yourself flow with their magic.


Fair and Festivals

Festive season sets Udaipur in high spirit. Mewar Festival is a 3-day affair celebrating the arrival of spring with music, dance, food and festivities. Traditionally dressed women and girls worship Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Another notable occasion is Urs at Galiyakot. The event is organised in the memory of revered saint, Sayyed Fakhruddin, with devotees from all over the country. Shilpgram fair, an annual event held during November-December, presents diverse art, craft and culture of various states. The 10-day-long event also offers attractive handicraft items.

Luxurious aspect

Being the city of royal Rajputs, Udaipur comes as a complete surprise for one on luxury.

Heritage Hotels

Udaipur boasts of some of the best heritage hotels. Most of the palaces have been converted into heritage hotels catering to the luxurious needs of extravagant guests. Considered as the most romantic hotel in India and the world, Lake Palace Hotel is an awe-inspiring hotel located on Lake Pichola. Guests are transported to the hotel through a speed boat. With 83 centrally air-conditioned rooms including 17 suites and a Grand Presidential Suite, the hotel gives a tough competition to its rivals in terms of luxury. With many prestigious awards, the Shiv Niwas Palace Hotel provides a beautiful view of Lake Pichola. The hotel is a wonder of Rajput architectural styles with silver coated furniture, glass inlays on the walls and green coloured décor in its imperial suites. Laxmi Vilas Palace Hotel, with 55 gracefully decorated rooms, is yet another option for tourists looking for 5 star luxury stay.

Luxury Hotels

Apart from heritage hotels, you also get great options in the form of many luxury hotels. Oriental Palace Resorts, Jaisamand Island Resort, Heritage Resorts and Chandralok Hotel, all come with world class facilities, ensuring a memorable stay for their guests. All your needs are completely taken care of during your stay in these hotels.

Luxury trains

A ride in luxury trains is a must while touring Udaipur. Started with a purpose to promote tourism in India, these trains are decked with complete royalty. Aesthetically designed, they offer the exact royal touch of Rajasthan in terms of interiors, amenities and hospitality. Trains like Palace on Wheels, Royal Rajasthan on Wheels, Indian Maharaja Express, Maharaja Express - The Heritage of India and Royal Orient Train have been successfully attracting tourists yearning for an opulent experience.


Royal in culture and rich in arts & crafts. If you are fond of miniature paintings, Udaipur’s Hathi Pol Bazaar is the place for you. Famous Pichwai and Phad paintings of Rajasthan along with traditional Rajasthani artwork are available for you here. Bada Bazaar offers astounding jewellery, tie and dye, bandhini fabrics and camel leather items. At Lake Palace Road Overview handicrafts, embroidered textiles and wooden statues are available with many souvenir shops.

Preferable time to visit

Three seasons - summer (mid March to June), monsoon (July to September) and winter (October to March) - prevail in Udaipur. Summer season records a temperature between 23° to 44° Celsius. Monsoon season is generally humid yet favourable for budget travellers. However, one can enjoy the best time in Udaipur during winters when temperature ranges between 12° to 30° Celsius.

Modes of transport: Reaching Udaipur is quite convenient with good network of flights, trains and buses.

Air: At a distance of 22 km, Maharana Pratap is the nearest airport from the city. One can go for regular flights from metro cities namely - Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Jaipur.

Rail: Another option is the Udaipur railway station connecting all the major cities like Delhi, Mumbai and Jaipur and not to forget the luxurious Palace on Wheels.

Road: There are bus and taxi services easily available for Udaipur from Delhi, Jaipur, Chittorgarh, Indore, Kota, Ajmer and Ahmedabad. Deluxe buses and AC coaches from Rajasthan Roadways are also there.

Udaipur - Simply Superb

With so many things to do and numbers of places to visit, this City of Lakes overwhelms your senses.
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