Udaipur Tourism & Travel Guide

Udaipur beckons tourists from all over the world with its romantic landscapes and ethereal monuments. Bordered by the crags of the hazy Aravallis, the city that was established in the 16th century by Maharaja Udai Singh, is now a major heritage tourism hotspot for India. With a seductive old-warm charm, opulent palaces and lively bazaars, tourists will never run out of places to visit in Udaipur. Some enchanting attractions in the city include the filigreed walls of Bada Mahal, the mountain pass of Haldighati, the lavish gardens of Saheliyon ki Bari and the placid waters of the Jaisamand Lake. The shimmering Lake Pichola hosts numerous things to do in Udaipur, such as a boat ride through the lake to the Jag Mandir Palace, from which you can witness the most stunning sunset. For those with a penchant for automobiles, the Vintage Car Museum in the Garden Hotel, hosts a fantastic exhibit of vintage vehicles. Udaipur's cuisine comprises of Rajasthani staples such as the flavoursome dal baati choorma and gatte ki sabzi. Popular eateries here include Chandni, Ambrai, Jagat Niwas Palace Hotel, Lotus Cafe and Mayur Rooftop Cafe. Hotels are easily available in Udaipur, and several retain their old world feel.
Best time to visit

Peak Season is from November to February, which constitutes the winter season in Udaipur. The days are sunny, and the evenings cool, making it perfect to venture out into the city for sightseeing.

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Budget
For Budget Travellers: INR 500 to 1500 a day
For Mid-range Travellers: INR 1600 to INR 3600 a day
For Luxury Travellers: INR 6000 and upwards
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Trips and Itineraries for Udaipur

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City Palace is a name that rings a bell of amazing culture and great architecture. It is one of the must things to do in Jaipur. The palace is located in the centre of the city and is a combination of amazing courtyards, buildings and gardens. Jai Singh was the Maharaja to build the outer most wall of City Palace. However, there has been various restorations and adaptations in the following centuries till date. There are various buildings within the palace, many of which were built in the 20th century. Where architecture is concerned, it is a beautiful mix of Rajasthani and Mughal cultures. The entry gate, Virendra Pol leads to the Mubarak Mahal which has a colonial look and a mix of Islamic, European and Rajput style of architecture. Today, this place is a museum that shows various exhibits starting from royal shawls to costumes. Some other places to explore here are diwan-e-khas, diwan-i-am, the armoury and Chandra Mahal.
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Pichola, Udaipur 313001
If you want to have a perfect view of the more than perfect landscape of Udaipur, then come to Lake Pichola. It gives you a perfect shot of the old Udaipur. The natural surroundings and the serenity of the place only adds to the experience that you will never forget. You can take a simple boat ride to explore the entire lake and the area around or hire a bike and take a round of the villages and places nearby. The lake is a man-made one with restaurants all around for visitors to take a break. The sunset from the lake only makes the scenic beauty more enthralling. The sunset also ensures that the palaces around look beautiful than ever.
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Best Time to Visit Udaipur

Peak Season is from November to February, which constitutes the winter season in Udaipur. The days are sunny, and the evenings cool, making it perfect to venture out into the city for sightseeing.

Shoulder SeasonJuly to October is the monsoon season in Udaipur, but the city receives scarce rainfall. Temperatures are relatively lower, and hotel tariffs also drop.

Off-season: March to June is the period when the tourists start thinning out as summers are extreme during these months with temperatures going as high as  45 degrees celsius. Because of the low tourist population, the hotel and flight rates reach hit an all time low.


Budget for Udaipur

For Budget Travellers: INR 500 to 1500 a day

  • Accommodation in hostels and guesthouses: INR 230 - 700
  • Food in local cafes and street eateries: INR 300 - 500
  • Public Transport in buses: INR 10 - 100
  • Sightseeing: INR 10 - 200

For Mid-range Travellers: INR 1600 to INR 3600 a day

  • Accommodation in mid-range hotels and homestays: INR 900 - 1500
  • Food in mid-range cafes and restaurants: INR 400 - 700
  • Local transport in auto-rickshaws, and local taxis: INR 250 - 400
  • Sightseeing & Tours: INR 10 - 1000

For Luxury Travellers: INR 6000 and upwards

  • Accommodation in 4* or 5* hotels: INR 3000 and upwards
  • Food in upscale restaurants and bars: INR 1000 and upwards
  • Local transport in cabs: INR 400 and upwards
  • Sightseeing, guided tours: INR 1000 and upwards


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