Call it the white city or the Lake City, Udaipur has every reason to attract the attention of the travel buffs. Be it the serene sunsets by the lake side or view of the mountains that adorn the cityscape, or the voices of yore, it is a perfect combination of beauty, culture and heritage with a tinge of serenity and we started off to get drenched in the magic of the white city. We reached Udaipur via train in the evening and relaxed in our hotel rooms. The next day, we started off to explore. We started our day with the ropeway and karni mata temple. The ropeway ticket costs Rs. 110 per adult and gives an amazing view of the mountains bounding the city with the lakes within. The karni mata temple is at one end of the ropeway and is a good example of the Rajasthani architecture. Next we went to Lake Pichola which has got its name owing to its position on the back side of the city. It is a huge artificial lake that offers boating facilities. We went to the city palace next. The tickets to city palace costs Rs. 300 per adult. Though the tickets for children and senior citizens come in discounted rates. It took us a complete two hours to explore the palace. It houses household items as well as the articles used for warfare. The royals nowadays reside in a wing of the palace which is not open to the public. And after the city palace, we visited the jagadish temple. The architecture of jagadish temple is somewhat similar to that of the karni mata temple and it is worth a visit. We went to have our lunch after that. Our next stop was at the Bharatiya Lok Kala Mandal which houses various puppets and showcases history of our folk culture and art forms. They also organize puppet shows and the ticket costs Rs. 50 per adult. It was my first ever experience of a puppet show and it is worth mentioning that it was brilliant. After enjoying the puppet show, we went for boating in the deep waters of the Fateh Sagar Lake. And then we ended our day visiting the Rana Pratap smarak.