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Introducing Udaipur

Best time to visit : September to mid-March
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Artists, poets, writers, filmmakers and musicians have been constantly deriving inspiration from Udaipur, the fairy-tale city of Rajasthan. Home to multiple lakes that enjoy the backdrop of craggy Aravalli Hills, Udaipur is a perfect holiday destination for romantic couples, family tourists, admirers of Indian history, culture and architecture and those who value luxury holidays. Part of many popular tourist circuits in North and Northwest India, Udaipur has tourist places ranging from majestic royal palaces and mansions, historical sites and temples, heritage hotels, beautiful gardens and exciting museums to stunning lakes and unlimited activities.

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For the kind of rich heritage and amazing tourism opportunities, Udaipur has earned popular nicknames like ‘Lake City’, ‘Kashmir of Rajasthan’, India’s Most Romantic City’ and ‘Venice of the East’. In the recent years, the city has become a preferred wedding destination for hosting royal style grand ceremonies. Moderate climatic conditions rule the place throughout the year, though summers can be extremely hot during daytime. Good tourist information is important to make the best out of an Udaipur trip.

In Udaipur, one comes across the real ecstasies of life and it is evident from the menu that city’s restaurants provide. Daal baati choorma, Mewari kachori and mirchi bada are the cuisines with unforgettable taste. In addition, the best of the whole world can be enjoyed at some of the top restaurants. Bhairo, Ambhrai, Upre, Mewar Haveli Rooftop Restaurant and Palki Khana are among the places serving great food and heart-warming ambiance.

Miniature paintings, wall hangings, colourful puppets, handmade gift items, wooden toys and enchanting jewellery items are among the best places to buy at Udaipur markets. Check out the unlimited varieties available at Rajasthani Emporium, Rukmani Art Gallery and Sadhna. Anokhi at Manak Chowk is a well-known venue for superior quality and affordable garments. For precious stones and exquisite silver jewellery visit Gem Arts Emporium.

Nearby Places:
  • Eklingji (about 25 km.): The marvellous temple complex with 108 temples dedicated to Lord Shiva, it remains crowded with pilgrims. 
  • Haldighati (about 43 km.): It is the legendary battleground that witnessed the fierce battle between Rana Pratap and Mughals. Marble cenotaph dedicated to Rana Pratap’s famous horse Chetak is the main attraction.
  • Nathdwara (about 52 km.): The holy town is extremely popular for Srinath Ji Temple dedicated to Lord Krishna. Thousands of pilgrims visit the temple to have a glimpse of the magnetizing stone idol.
  • Rishabhdev (about 66 km.): One of the top Jain pilgrimage sites in the world, it is known for its temple dedicated to Lord Rishabhadeoji. 
  • Ranakpur (about 91 km.): The captivating Jain Temple made of marble makes Ranakpur a must visit place. Exquisite carvings done on 1,444 pillars in different styles are simply stunning.
  • Kumbhalgarh (about 101 km.): Fort Kumbhalgarh is a manmade wonder with about 36 km. long wall and with attractions like palaces and Neelkanth Mahadeo Temple. Kumbhalgarh Sanctuary is another highlight of the place.
  • Others: Nagda, Chittorgarh, Bambora, Jagadambeshwari Durga Temple, Jaisamand Lake, Dungarpur, Sanwaliaji Temple, Avari Mata Temple and many other attractions are close to Udaipur.  



     

     







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