The mesmerizing Udaipur #notinnorth

Tripoto
31st Aug 2018

Udaipur - The lake city of Rajasthan!

Photo of The mesmerizing Udaipur #notinnorth by Disha Sharma

Rajasthan is gem of a state. With its rich heritage that it has to offer, one is taken aback with the phenomenal picturesque clubbed with forts and palaces. And how would you feel if you were to surround this geography with hills and lakes? Welcome to Udaipur!

Day 1

DAY1: Boarding Sleeper Bus from Gurgaon

I'm going to give you a pro tip here. If your start point is Delhi, please book via Sreenath Travels. The sleeper bus is quite comfortable and the experience for me was enthralling.

Single occupancy cabin in sleeper bus- Gurugram to Udaipur

Photo of Rajeev Chowk, Sector 33, Gurugram, Haryana by Disha Sharma

The glass door cabins as seen from the bus corridoor

Photo of Rajeev Chowk, Sector 33, Gurugram, Haryana by Disha Sharma

DAY 2: Arrival at Udaipur

I wished this trip to be a balance of luxurious as well as budget lodging. So the first day we checked in to Radisson Blu Udaipur Palace(INR 5.5K per night). The staff greeted us gracefully, applied tilak on my morning face,haha we were a complete mess and they weren't biased. Here's a glance of how we looked.

The one on the left is my best friend, still cursing me for being a spendthrift. :P

Photo of The mesmerizing Udaipur #notinnorth by Disha Sharma

Our hotel room, just as we could expect.

Photo of The mesmerizing Udaipur #notinnorth by Disha Sharma

Almost half the day, we kept sneaking around the hotel property, Radisson doesn't disappoint you in terms of classic ambience.

The pool area which we didn't feel like going away from.

Photo of The mesmerizing Udaipur #notinnorth by Disha Sharma

The outdoor restaurant at Radisson Blu, preparing for the Udaipur flavour.

Photo of The mesmerizing Udaipur #notinnorth by Disha Sharma

Lake Fateh Sagar, the iconic circle and spot for tourists to hang around.

Photo of Fateh Sagar Lake, Udaipur, Rajasthan by Disha Sharma

Fateh Sagar Road, and a weather words won't suffice to describe about.

Photo of Fateh Sagar Lake, Udaipur, Rajasthan by Disha Sharma
Photo of Saheliyon Ki Badi, Saheli Marg, New Fatehpura, Panchwati, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India by Disha Sharma

Local Snacking you can't resist.

Photo of Fateh Sagar Road, Moti Magri Scheme, Zinc Park, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India by Disha Sharma

The spectacular night view from Fateh Sagar Circle.

Photo of Fateh Sagar Road, Moti Magri Scheme, Zinc Park, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India by Disha Sharma

DAY 3: Local Sightseeing

Day 3

Wandering around the lake city, we could not afford to miss out on the vintage palace, the renowned City Palace! We paid INR 300 for a single entry ticket per head.

I somehow like to gaze at the bigger picture behind the curtains :P

Photo of City Palace, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India by Disha Sharma

The picturesque beauty as viewed from the city palace exploration.

Photo of City Palace, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India by Disha Sharma

Bustling tourists experiencing the majestic grandeur of the city palace.

Photo of City Palace, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India by Disha Sharma

Needless to caption, the weather added to the glory of this day.

Photo of City Palace, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India by Disha Sharma

The exhibition of musical instruments from the reign of Mewars

Photo of City Palace, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India by Disha Sharma

As previously agreed with my friend, we checked in to a budget hotel this time, and to my surprise, it seemed like another mini palace! It was called Raghuvantra Heritage,INR 2k pernight. If you enjoy rooftop budget dinings at a hill station, you are strictly recommended to be here!

The rooftop restaurant at Raghuvantra Heritage

Photo of Raghuvantra Heritage, Ambamata, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India by Disha Sharma

The most engaging chit chat ever.

Photo of Raghuvantra Heritage, Ambamata, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India by Disha Sharma

Are you a fan of jhoolas? Guess what, we got this at the hotel property!

Photo of Raghuvantra Heritage, Ambamata, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India by Disha Sharma

Evening lazying done right at the terrace.

Photo of Raghuvantra Heritage, Ambamata, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India by Disha Sharma

Can spot the Taj Palace at a distance, hope I visit that the next time.

Photo of Raghuvantra Heritage, Ambamata, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India by Disha Sharma

Day 4: Shopping and checking out

We filled in some time for handicraft shopping, which is obviously exclusive of the budget mentioned above.

Pick some colorful dupattas, skirts, kurtis or sarees for your wardrobe.

Photo of City Palace Road, Silawatwari, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India by Disha Sharma

Tiny handmade jootis always attract my attention.

Photo of City Palace Road, Silawatwari, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India by Disha Sharma

So that will be all. My heart is growing fonder of this place as I write this. I bet you liked my itinerary, a short one enough to charge me up!

Photo of The mesmerizing Udaipur #notinnorth by Disha Sharma

Bye Bye, see you soon with another travel story. :) Until then,keep exploring, not just places, but yourself too!

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