Places to Visit in Udaipur

Udaipur, which is also well known in the name “the city of lakes” is located in the western Indian state Rajasthan. The presence of many historic lakes in the region is the reason behind the origin of the name, Lake City. Lake Pichola, Fateh Sagar Lake, Udai Sagar and Swaroop Sagar are the famous four lakes in the city. The city acts as the head quarters of the Udaipur district in Rajasthan. The Udaipur city located 403 kilometers away from the capital of Rajasthan state, Jaipur, is also familiar as the capital of the formal kingdom of Mewar in ancient India.

The city hosts wide varieties of tourist attractions including lakes, historical monuments and picturesque locations. The City Palace, Jag Mandir, The Monsoon Palace, Gulab Bagh, Saheliyon ki Bari, Bhartiya lok Kala Mandal and Bagore Ki Haveli are some of the locations in the city dominate the list of tourist attractions in Udaipur. A visit to the city would be the best choice to make the holidays happy for the people who love to explore the beauty of the historic locations in India.

Prominent Tourist Places in Udaipur

The Udaipur city commonly called in the names, The Lake City of India, historic city of Rajasthan, and oasis of Rajasthan, has endless tourist attractions. A description of the popular tourist places in Udaipur is given below:

City Palace


Tourist Places in Udaipur

The City Palace in Udaipur is a popular palace complex located close to the lake Pichola in the city. The palace was built to use as the nerve center of the Sisodia Rajput clan by Maharana Udai Singh in the year of 1559. The palace complex is a combination of several beautiful palaces. The flamboyant style was followed for the construction of this historic palace and it is the largest structure built in the state of Rajasthan in flamboyant style. The palace is situated at the top of a hill and an attractive view of the city is available from the balconies of the palace. The palace is furnished with antique furniture and paintings.

Shilpgram in Udaipur


Places to Visit in Udaipur
Folk art on the walls at Shilpgram, Udaipur

The Shilpgram is the name of an artesian village developed by the west zone cultural center in Udaipur. The location of the village lies just 3 kilometer away from Udaipur. The Shilpgram acts as a center enhancing and propagating the glory of the traditions, life style, folk arts and customs of the tribal’s and people live in the rural areas of Goa, Gujarat, Rajasthan and Maharashtra. The huts created in Shilpgram with mud and local construction materials reflect the cultural diversity of the western Indian states. The performances of the tribal and rural artists, who live in the Shilpgram huts are conducted here to entertain the visitor. The time period between 23rd December and January 1st is the season of Shilpgram festival, when the live folk performances are conducted in front of a massive crowd.

Lake Pichola, Udaipur


Lake Pichola

The Lake Pichola, an artificial fresh water lake in Udaipur is one of the prominent tourist destinations in the lake city of India. The lake named after the Picholi village in the locality was constructed in 1362 AD. The prime intention behind the construction of the lake was to meet the irrigation and drinking water needs of the city. A palace complex on the sides of the lake, Mohan Mandir, Arsi Vilas, Jag Niwas and Jag Mandir islands located in the middle of the lake are accountable for the increasing popularity of the lake among the tourists to the Rajasthan state. Birds like tufted ducks, cormorants, egrets, coots, terns, and kingfishers are seen commonly here.

Jag Mandir


Jag Mandir
Central Tomb of Jag Mandir

Jag Mandir is a beautiful palace located in the lake Pichola in Udaipur. The palace is also famous in the
name "Lake Garden Palace", among the people of Udaipur. The palace was built by the Sisodia Rajput kings of ancient Mewar kingdom. Maharana Amar Singh was the one who started the construction of the palace in 1551 AD. When the construction of the palace was completed in the 17th century, Maharana Jagat Singh 1 was the king of the Mewar kingdom and the palace was named after him. The palace was a usual location to conduct the royal ceremonies and the royal family used the palace to spend their summer days during the regime of Sisodia Rajputs in Udaipur.

Fateh Sagar Lake, Udaipur


Fateh Sagar Lake Udaipur

The Fateh Sagar Lake is one of the very popular lakes in the lake city of India. The lake was constructed by Maharanas of ancient Mewar kingdom. This artificial lake, situated at the North West side of the Udaipur city was constructed in the 17th century. Three small islands are also there in the middle of this lake. The island spreads over the area of 4 square kilometers is the largest among these three islands and hosts a famous public park called Nehru Park. There is a zoo and restaurant operating in this small island to attract visitors. The second island is the head quarters of Udaipur Solar Observatory (USO), while the third and the smallest island in the Fateh Sagar Lake is a park.

The Monsoon Palace, Udaipur


Places to Visit in Udaipur

Sajjan Garh Palace was the former name of the present Monsoon Palace. The Monsoon Palace is a beautiful royal residency located at the top of a hill. The Monsoon Palace faces Lake Fateh Sagar in Udaipur. Maharana Sajjan Singh built the Monsoon Palace in the 19th century and the palace started to be known in the name of the king. The royal family of the Mewar Dynasty stayed in the palace to watch the monsoon clouds and later onwards the palace started to be called as the Monsoon Palace of Udaipur. The palace is presently under the control of the forest department of Rajasthan state.

Jagdish Temple, Udaipur


Jagdish Temple in Udaipur


A huge Hindu temple, The Jagdish Temple, located in the Udaipur city in Rajasthan can be considered as one of the attractive tourist locations in the city. The construction of this ancient monument was completed in the year of 1651. The Jagdish Temple was previously famous in the name temple of Jagannath Rai. The temple of Jagannath Rai raised by Maharana Jagat Singh 1st is one of the best structures built in the Maru-Gurjara Architecture in Rajasthan.

Gulab Bagh and Zoo


Sajjan Niwas Garden

The Gulab Bagh and Zoo, which is also known in the name Sajjan Niwas Garden is the largest garden situated in the city of lakes, Udaipur. The garden was named as Gulab Bagh because of the large varieties of roses seen in the garden. This garden is situated on a wide area of 100 acres. The Sajjan Niwas Garden was built by Maharana Sajjan Singh in the 19th century and the zoo present in the garden has the fourth place in the list of oldest zoos in the Indian sub continent. The flora in the garden includes lemon, jack fruit, guava, jasmine, varieties mango species and many more plants.

Bhartiya lok Kala Mandal


Bhartiya lok Kala Mandal in Udaipur

It is a famous organization found in the year of 1952, by Padma Shri Devi Lal Samar. The Bhartiya lok Kala Mandal conducts studies on the culture, festivals, folk music, and arts in the western sides of India. There is a unit working in this institute providing training in the art of puppetry. A group in the Bhartiya lok Kala Mandal conducts performances including folk dances and puppet shows in India and abroad. The institution has received so many national and international approvals.

Saheliyon-ki-Bari


Top Tourist Place in Udaipur

The Saheliyon-ki-Bari garden located in the Udaipur city in Rajasthan is a famous tourist spot. There are many beautiful fountains in Saheliyon-ki-Bari. The marble elephants and lotus pool present in the garden provide the visitors an ever memorable experience. The meaning of the name of this garden, built by Maharana Bhopal Singh is “Garden of the Maidens”. The garden was named so, in the remembrance of fourty eight women came to Udaipur as a part of the dowry given for the marriage of a princess. A small museum is also operating here to attract the visitors.

Moti Magri


Moti Magri in Udaipur
Maharana Pratap's statue

The statue of Maharana Pratap on his favorite horse, Chetak is a historical monument situated on the Moti Magri hill in the southern end of the embankment built in the Fateh Sagar Lake. The complete statue is built with bronze. The monument was erected by the Maharana of Mewar Bhagwat Singh. A beautiful garden is also there near to the statue. The location is maintained attractive to attract tourists.

Bagore-ki-Haveli


Bagore-ki-Haveli

This is one of the famous historical monuments in the city of Udaipur. Bagore-ki-Haveli was built by the Mewar minister on the 18th century. There are more than 100 well furnished rooms in this historic palace. The walls and pillars in the palace are decorated well with different artistic works. The palace was under the control of Mewar clan till 1947. The West Zone Cultural Centre holds the present control of the Bagore-ki-Haveli.

Dudh Talai

It is a small lake located close to the Shiv Niwas Palace. The location is well known as a tourist place. The view of sun set from the location will be a remarkable experience. There is a special sun set point in this location famous for watching sunset.

Ahar Museum


Prominent Tourist Place in Udaipur

The Ahar museum can be considered as cenotaphs of the royal Mewar family. According to the history, 19 Maharanas have been cremated in this location. There is a total of more than 250 cenotaphs of Maharanas are seen here. The location of the museum is just 2 kilometers away from the city of Udaipur. The figure of Sree Buddha, built in metal during the tenth century, found from the location is an example of the archeological importance of the site.


Best Season to Visit Udaipur

The summer season starts in the middle of March and lasting till June, monsoon season between the July- September months and the winter time during the October - March months are the major three seasons in the Udaipur city. The summer season, when the atmospheric temperature reaches near 40 degree Celsius will not be an advisable time to visit the location. The season of winter can be considered as the best time to have a trip to the Udaipur city.

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