Besides shimmering lakes, palaces, temples and few shopping streets, Udaipur has a lot to offer. I have been planning to go to this place since ages and an impromptu discussion took a form of this fully fledged plan.
While reading about the city of lakes, I have, many a times come across articles on how Udaipur is ‘VENICE’ of India. I can’t draw this comparison as Venice is yet to be tick marked on my list but I am sure Udaipur holds its own unique charm which cannot be compared with anything. Right from the aquamarine surface to its mountain range surrounding the city, it never fails to enthrall the visitors.
Udaipur is easily accessible by public transport as well as you can take your car and enjoy the scenic view while driving. However, will recommend public transport as the narrow streets of Udaipur makes it a bit tough as well as annoying to drive through them. If you are staying at the outskirts of the city, you can opt the option of driving else a big NO.
Most of the gorgeous properties and resorts are located near Lake Pichola which makes it a great deal as the city can be easily accessed by walking if you are staying around the lake and the view at night will make your heart skip a beat.
If you are planning to visit the city and are not sure how many days will you need to cover it all...well, the answer is not more than three days (at lease I think so). Would suggest avoid giving it a visit post March as it becomes hot and humid and keeping in mind the walking factor, it’s going to be an exhaustive trip.
The City Palace: As we reached Udaipur around 11 am, keeping the first day light, we planned to see some nearby attractions. The City Palace, major attraction of the city is situated beside Lake Pichola, so we decided to go by walking around 3 pm, in between exploring the market. It’s a giant structure which will take you at least 2 hours to cover most of it.
While coming back, you can visit Jagdish Temple as it is situated in the middle of the market and will mostly fall on your way.