Udaipur, the jewel in the crown of Rajasthan, is also called the City
Of Lakes. Surrounded on all sides by the mesmerizing Aravali range, this place
is one of the best aesthetically beautiful places in India. Also referred to as
the ‘Venice of the East’, this place is filled with beautiful, natural
sceneries, enthralling temples, and spellbinding architecture, making it a
must-visit place in the state of Rajasthan. Lake Pichola’s serene and calming
boat rides are a testimony to why Udaipur is known as the pride of Rajasthan.
Udaipur is one of the most memorable and enchanting tourist
destinations because of its natural offerings like being located in a valley
and surrounded by four lakes, it has a grandeur which is only multiplied
because of human efforts. The city is worthy of all the renowned titles it has
been offered as the ‘Jewel of Mewar’ or the ‘Venice of the East’. Although the
entire city is filled with flattering architecture, visually it is the most
beautifully defined by the Lake Palace hotel. The highly worshipped Nathdwara
Temple is only at a distance of almost 60 km from the city.
More About Udaipur
The City Of Lakes
Popular as the ‘city of lakes’, Udaipur holds nature in its most
profound and lifelike form. The combination of lakes, forts, and palaces makes
it the perfect destination for every traveler. The city holds more than 10
connected lakes. Lake Pichola, followed by the Uday Sagar Lake are the ones
that hold maximum tourist attraction. Bagore Haveli, famous for its impeccable
and intricate glasswork, is located near Lake Pichola. The City Palace, one of
the biggest architectural marvels of the city, lies on the bank of Lake
Local food and Restaurants in Udaipur
Rajasthan’s magnificence is not just reflected in Udaipur’s architecture
but also in its cuisine. Every visit to Udaipur is incomplete without indulging
in its splendid cuisine. Hotel Natraj serves authentic and delicious formations
of Daal Baati Churma and Gatte Ki Sabzi which are a must-try for everyone. Over
the years they have gained the art of making only perfectly delicious
Rajasthani treats. Kachori Chaat is another unique offering of this city and
Shiv Shakti Chaat is the most popular for serving a wide variety of this
Rajasthani Thali is a must-have when in Rajasthan and Neelam
Restaurant has mastered the art of getting all the flavors right, like tangy,
spicy and sweet as if they are home-made. Bhole Misthan caters to your
sweet-tooth with its mouth-watering orange jalebis made in pure desi ghee.
Make your visit even more worthwhile by adding these mouthwatering
delicacies to your list and pampering your taste senses.
If having lunch or dinner at Oberoi is on your list, it’s advisable to
make advance bookings. For other fine dining restaurants like Ambrai, Hari Garh
and Upre, it is better to book a table at least 2 days in advance, especially
during peak season or long weekends.
Freshen up after reaching in the morning. Lake Pichola, Bagore Haveli, and Udaipur Palace can be visited together as they are located near to each other and will give a kick-start to your trip. After this, you can stop at the Garden hotel for a vintage lunch. In the evening, local markets offer great shopping options for traditional wear and local handicrafts.
You can buy some souvenirs at Shilpgram, the hub of handicrafts within the city. Next, you can visit Hotel Udai Vilas, famous for its grandeur, luxury and magnificent ambiance. Many movies have been shot at this hotel. In the evening, visit Doodh Talai for a splendid sunset and follow it with a beautiful rooftop dinner at Ivy View Restaurant for a perfect way to end the day.
Eklingji Temple, which is almost 22 km away from the city of Udaipur, can be planned as a mini excursion. The other option is to visit Haldighati, which is at a distance of around 40 km from the main city. If you don’t want to visit either of these places then as an alternative, you can choose to explore food and drinks the local cafes and spend the day relaxing and enjoying the beautiful Udaipur landscape with a lake view.