As I am a resident of Palanpur (Gujarat) which lies on border of Rajasthan and Gujarat. So I planned a car trip to Udaipur and Mount Abu. Udaipur is 200 kms from my place.
On March 24, at around 5:00 am I woke up and waked up my friends to be ready for trip. Having just a tea and light breakfast we departed from Palanpur at around 6:45 am. The average speed of the car was 95km/hr as the roads are very smooth and 4 lane road till Udaipur. On the way we had breakfast at local shops near toll coming at approx 130 kms. The options available were poha, papdi, samosa, kachori and tea. I recommend the poha.
We reached the City palace in udaipur at 9:45 am which was our first stop as it's the most time consuming place in whole udaipur. The car parking fee was 250 rs and the general ticket fee is 30 rs. The fee for the museum is 300 rs. For foreigners you can take a factor of 5 times from regular fees. Only the ticket for professional cameras has to be paid while mobile photography is free of cost. All the amenities are available for the people ranging from washrooms, drinking water and food also. But I recommend to not take any kind of food inside palace as it will shake up your budget. The musuem visit took approx 3 hrs and we were out till 1:30 pm. Do take pictures as there are much scenes available. One can decide to be there till evening as a night show is also organized there will charges upto 500 rs. Also boating option available near to palace at 300 rs.
Then we were hungry and we were recommended by a person to have our lunch at Hotel Natraj which is in front of railway station of Udaipur. The provide you with a hygienic unlimited thali system with minimal cost of 240 rs.
Then as we needed some rest we moved to Gujarati Samaj which is providing the rooms with sustainable budget. It non AC room cost was 500 rs per day. It is having a nice parking facility. I recommend not to take food there as it wasn't delicious.
After taking a nap of approx 2 hrs, we went to sahiliyo ki badi for a visit as the garden there is worth seeing. You can visit it before 4:00 pm to see small science models. The entry ticket there is of 20 rs. We spent nearly 1.5 hrs roaming around and then we visited the celebration mall till time was around 7:30 pm we went for a car ride around fatehsagar lake.
The lighting at night is wonderful at night around the path created around the whole fatehsagar lake. You can see the beautiful lighting of lake palace which is in middle of lake from the path created.
Then for the dinner we decided to take local food so planned to visit the Sukhadiya circle. You can have many options present here ranging from the Chinese, Chats, dhosas, milkshakes etc. Then at about 10:00 pm we returned to Gujarati Samaj as till only 12:00 am you are allowed to get your car inside the parking. The next day the plan was to visit the Mount Abu approx 170 kms. We slept overnight.😊