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.