Udaipur Tourism and Travel Guide

Udaipur beckons tourists from all over the world with its romantic landscapes and ethereal monuments perfect for sightseeing. 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 destination and one of the most popular tourist places in India. With a seductive old-world charm, opulent palaces and lively bazaars, there are a plethora of tourist places and things to do in in Udaipur. Some attractions include checking out 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 city, such as a boat ride through the lake to the Jag Mandir Palace, from which you can witness the most stunning sunset. If you want to venture out then they is a whole host of exciting places to visit near Udaipur, like Haldighati, Kumbhalgarh Fort and Ranakpur Village. 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. Some of the best restaurants in Udaipur include Chandni, Ambrai, Jagat Niwas Palace Hotel, Lotus Cafe and Mayur Rooftop Cafe. Popular street food in Udaipur consists of poha, aloo tikki, dabeli and others. Other than that cafes in Udaipur that are widely famous are Espresso Love Cafe, Cafe Satori and The Chocolate Room. Hotels are easily available in Udaipur, and several retain their old world feel.
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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