Best Places to Visit in Udaipur

an aerial view of Mount Abu with a building on the top and blue sky in the background

Udaipur's magnificent buildings, lively bazaars, regal past, and complete tranquility will undoubtedly enthrall you. The top locations in Udaipur are listed here, although the city has many other interesting attractions!

City Palace

City palace in the city of Udaipur during evening with the lights on

Standing tall over the lake on a hill encircled by crenelated walls, this magnificent architectural wonder is made up of a collection of gardens, pavilions, terraces, hallways, chambers, and hanging gardens and is one of the best places to visit in Udaipur. The triple-arched "Tripolia" gate has eight marble porticos and is the principal entry. The people received the identical amount of gold that the Maharanas were weighed in under the gate. The Suryanshi Maharanas of Mewar offered themselves to the people during difficult times to win back their trust: “the surajgokhada" or the balcony of the sun. Other sights in the palace are the "MorChowk," renowned for its superb glass peacock mosaics, and the "ChiniChitrashala," recognized for its blue and white ceramics.

Timings: 09:30 am to 05:30 pm (All Days)
Entry Fee: Rs. 30 for Adults and Rs. 15 for Children

Lake Palace

an overview of Lake Palace with a mountain in the background

The famous Lake Palace, situated on the 4-kilometer-long, artificial Lake Pichola, will astound you with its splendor and picturesque setting. Originally known as Jagniwas, it was used as a summer castle and is now a hotel. The history walks here are to die for, making this one of the most romantic spots in the entire state! This magnificent palace, constructed by Maharaja Jagat Singh II, will captivate you with its exquisitely carved marble and moldings. Semi-precious stones and ornate niches embellish the walls composed of black and white marble. Its courtyards are adorned with gardens, fountains, pillared terraces, and columns. You can start your Udaipur sightseeing by going for a boat ride on the serene Lake Pichola for the entire day while you're here, starting from Rameshwar Ghat and ending at the City Palace.

Timings: 09:00 am to 06:00 pm (All Days)
Entry Fee: None
Boat Ride Fee: Rs. 400 per head for Adults. Rs. 200 per head for Children.

Fateh Sagar Lake

A lonely boat in the lake with sunset in the background

This beautiful lake is located north of Lake Pichola and is surrounded by hills and forests. The stunning lake that contrasts the verdant hills with the vivid blue-hued waters is the reason Udaipur is known as "The Second Kashmir." The four islands that make up the Fateh Sagar Lake, which is exceptionally clean and large, are the major reason it's an excellent spot to visit in Udaipur. The islands, only accessible by boat, are home to public parks and a solar observatory that is worth visiting. Named for Maharana Fateh Singh of Udaipur and Mewar, the lake is an essential part of the city's existence, providing employment opportunities for a significant portion of the population in addition to providing water to the urban areas.

Timings: 8:00 am to 06:00 pm
Entry Fee: None
Boat Ride Fee: Rs 30 per person for a regular boat ride. Rs 100 – Rs 200 per person for a motorboat ride. Rs 200 – Rs 400 per person for a speed boat ride

Jag Mandir Palace

a close up image of Jag Mandir Palace with the steps leading to it

The palace known as Jagmandir is situated on an island in Lake Pichola. Known by another name, "Lake Garden Palace," this building's construction started in 1620 and was finished around 1652. The palace was the summer retreat and party venue for the royal family. It's interesting to take into account that after rebelling against his father, Emperor Jahangir, Prince Khurram, who would later become Emperor Shah Jahan, found refuge here. Emperor Shah Jahan was so influenced by the Palace that he used it as the model for the Taj Mahal, one of the most amazing natural wonders of the world. Garden Courtyard, Gul Mahal, Darikhana, Bara Patharon ka Mahal, Kunwar Pada ka Mahal, and Zenana Mahal are some of its divisions. Another must-see while on your boat ride is this.

Timings: 10:00 am to 06:00 pm (All Days)
Entry Fee: None

Things to do in Udaipur

A colourful puppet show is playing in the background, as a musician dressed in colourful traditional garb plays a stringed instrument
A view via a well carved lattice window of an elaborate edifice

Apart from tourism, Udaipur provides an array of activities to enhance your time spent in this captivating city. Explore its vibrant culture by going to the Shilpgram Art & Craft Village, where you can buy genuine handicrafts and watch local artists at work. Take a walk in the surrounding Aravalli Hills or experience the exhilarating thrill of zip-lining over the breathtaking scenery for a rush of adrenaline. Take a culinary tour to experience the unique flavors and street food treats of Udaipur, which is also well-known for its delicious cuisine. Enjoy a restorative spa treatment or yoga class while taking in the peaceful views of the lakes for a peaceful getaway. Beyond only sightseeing, Udaipur's dynamic culture and breathtaking scenery provide a wide range of activities that make for an unforgettable experience.

While looking for a stay in Udaipur, the top option for tourists looking for a combination of comfort, convenience, and cultural immersion is the Parallel Hotel Udaipur.
This hotel's rooms are furnished with luxurious linen and contemporary conveniences to guarantee each visitor a good night's sleep. Enjoying the views of Udaipur's captivating skyline from the balconies is a great way to get inspired for the activities that lie ahead.
The hotel's dining establishments offer similarly excellent culinary experiences, with menus designed to transport patrons on a gastronomic voyage via regional specialties and global cuisines. The Parallel Hotel Udaipur is ideally situated to offer easy access to the city's main attractions. This makes it the perfect starting point for exploring the historical wonders of the area, including the majestic City Palace and the tranquil waters of Lake Pichola.
To sum up, Udaipur is a captivating city with a rich past, breathtaking architecture, and a lively culture. So gather your belongings, reserve a room at the Parallel Hotel Udaipur, and set off to explore all that Udaipur has to offer.