Tagged as the Venice of East and the City of Lakes, Udaipur is a charming paradise hidden in the desert state of Rajasthan. The history of this place turns more than thousand years of pages and explicitly shows the culture with palaces, forts, temples, gardens and others. Below listed points includes unique things that you get to do only in Udaipur and iconic attractions that are liked by majority of tourists.
We have pondered and explored Udaipur from every nook and corner to create this article of top ten things to do in Udaipur.
1. Sunset Cruise on Lake Pichola
Lake Pichola is an important tourist attraction in the city. The first attraction of this place is boating to reach any one of the four islands. Each island has its own set of attractions, which include Jag Mandir, palaces and others. Take a boat cruise during sunset to reach any of the island. Spend a couple of hours in the island and take a ride back. This is the iconic tourist attraction of Udaipur. The boating is available between 9 am and 6 pm. If you are visiting in monsoon, boating might be temporarily banned during heavy rainfall.
Udaipur suits anyone who loves and appreciates beauty in any form starting from garden to rugged forts. You can find many lush gardens, fountains, forts and palaces that are worth taking million pictures. Some of the spots might have a camera fee. There are also raw nature spots where you can find interesting elements to capture. Sunset photography is top notch here. Top place to click are Saheliyo ki Bari Garden, Islands of Lake Pichola, Shilpgram and others.
The place is filled with iconic palaces, forts, gardens and other architectural structures. Do you know that Bagore ki Haveli has more than 100 rooms and each room is filled with delicate art works? There are many spots in Udaipur for exploration. If you are able to get hold of the right guide, you can learn a lot more about the city and the structures. Remember, each structure has interesting history and battles associated with it.
4. Karni Mata Temple Ropeway
There are two reasons to why this is a unique experience. The first reason is the mode of transportation to the temple. You can either use the staircase to reach the temple or ropeway. The next reason is the architectural attraction of the place and the panoramic view of the surrounding area from the temple, which adds more beauty to the place. It is also an important pilgrim spot.
5. Take the Heritage Walk
This is a simple walking expenditure along the lanes of Udaipur. You can find many ancient buildings and gems of Mewar Dynasty. You can learn about their culture, history, enjoy street food and do some quick shopping. Do not forget your camera. It is always recommended to do this activity in small groups.
6. Get Glimpse of Sun through Telescope
Visit the solar observatory on the island in Fatehsagar Lake. It is one of the best in Asia. You can get a good look of the sun. You can find many telescopes to get different views of the sun. Apart from this, you can explore the place, check the collection of instruments and learn about the routine inside the observatory. If you are visiting on a rainy day or cloudy day, you might not be able to get a view of the sun or other heavenly bodies.
This village is famous for fairs that are conducted for textiles, handicrafts and craft items. You can find terracotta items, marble articles, mirror works and others. If you are visiting in winter, you ought to visit the village to enjoy the 10-day fair. Apart from the fair, you can find workshops for tourists and locals. It is a good place to enjoy the culture of the land and for souvenir shopping. Apart from Shilpgram, there are many places to shop in Udaipur like Bada bazaar, Sadhana emporium, Hathi pol, Rajasthali and others.
8. Horse Riding Along Aravalli Hills
The closest you can get to being a royal in Udaipur is taking a long horse ride along the sloppy regions of foothills. You can also spot many animals like antelope, blue bulls and others. If you are beginner, you can choose guided horse ride for a short period. If you are a professional, the best is hiring horses for long time and riding overnight. The service provider provides equipment required for this activity.
9. Delicious Cuisine
You ought to enjoy the local cuisine of the land. The cuisine is spicy and filled with rich and fresh spices. If you are a meat lover, you are in for a treat here. You can also find many interesting vegetarian items and sweets here. Laal Maas is the best dish to taste here. Choose authentic restaurants to enjoy fresh dishes.
10. Helicopter Trip
Some service providers offer helicopter ride over Haldi Ghati, the ancient battle field. You can get a good panoramic view of the yellow soiled place, the pass and others. You can find a few old architectural structures around the place. It is a unique experience for many.
Break the old monotonous vacation. Head to Udaipur with a new spirit and enjoy the place in a unique way. This stunning city can create a memorable vacation for you. The best time to visit Udaipur is from September to March. This is the time when all the adventure activities and places will be open to tourists.