Rajasthan, with its Royalty, History, Great forts, Food, etc lets one experience the grandeur of its rich past which cannot be experienced anywhere else and Udaipur is the city that provides that in ample. Udaipur fondly called "City of lakes" for a number of beautiful lakes; is also known as the Venice of the East. However, this Venice comes wrapped in royal history, palaces of Mewar Dynasty. It is famous for boosting a number of Luxury resorts, hotels etc. Many of its forts have been converted into luxury resorts that provides guests with experience of a lifetime of living like a royal. The Taj Lake Palace , The Oberoi Udaivillas, The Leela are some of the best resorts. Not having enough time is always an issue it seems, so I decided to do a day trip to Udaipur and cover most prominent places of interest.
Rail: There are two daily trains that run between Delhi and Udaipur with travel time of 12 hrs approx. Mewar express and Chetak express leaving around 7 in evening are best options as you reach Udaipur by early morning.Tickets in sleeper coach costs around Rs.400 in both the trains. For bookings and details IRCTC.
Road: Delhi to Udaipur is a long 625 km ride. It would take approx 14 hrs minimum. One should travel by road if wishes to visit other places in Rajasthan that fall on route to Udaipur.
Air: There are around 4-5 direct flights to Udaipur from Delhi . Many more via Jaipur are available which adds about approx 90 mins to the journey.
Udaipur can be explored on foot since most of the places of interest ( except few) are located conveniently close to each other. Apart from them one can hire vehicle from tour operators who will take you to all important places within a day. They charge around Rs.1500 for that.