Travel Guide to Discovering the Beauty of Udaipur
Udaipur is one the most beautiful places in Rajasthan which has a surrounding of Royal Heritage and Culture wide over its territory. The most beautiful time for Udaipur visit is during the winters, as of winters has the most amazing glow of the nature and the windy climate is soothing.
The Rich heritage has many things displayed amidst the beautiful city which are as follows:
The Cultural show at Bagore ki Haveli
Full of culture and traditions, Bagore ki Haveli was built way back in the 18th century over the beautiful lake Pichola. There is a museum housed in the Haveli and there used to be a traditional show which begins at 7 pm. The show lasted for an hour and it offered various types of Rajasthani folk dances coupled with several puppet acts. It’s an easy way to learn about the vibrant local culture.
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Light & Sound show at Udaipur City Palace
There it was displayed the great show ‘Legacy of Honor’ in English. They also have the show in Hindi, titled Yash ki Darohar. Mr. Arvind Singh Mewar. Through the captivating history of Mewar. The 12 episodes, spanning one hour, showcases the rich past and pride of the House of Mewar — a fantastic cultural experience to discover more about the history of Udaipur.
Heritage walking tour in Udaipur
A city tour typically lasted for two hours. Plenty vendors provide walking tours in Udaipur. Udaipur is always a charming town where you will find joy in walking through its beautiful streets and sites and wandering in the hidden alleys. It is always interesting to meet the locals explaining religious beliefs, stories of the kings, living heritage, rituals and artisans engaged in jewellery making and pottery.
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Hot-air Balloon Safari in Udaipur
In Udaipur one can also float over the lakes and heritage properties of Udaipur in a hot air balloon. Sky Waltz offers hot air balloon rides during early mornings or late afternoons. It always feels good to fly over sprawling courtyards, majestic palaces and beautiful lakes. One such kind of adventure sport that the Rajasthan is famous for is the – Hot Air Balloon Safari
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An ethnic Indo rushed Cafe where one can find authentic variety of delicacies, amazing location and ambience. Awesome hospitality and yes, the place is mind blowing if you are out for lunch. You can also try some Rajasthani Cuisine over here, it will give you a unique taste of flavour.
It is a multi-cuisine restaurant and one of the famous restaurants of Udaipur. The prices are little high and expensive but a dinner date won’t mind to slightly clean your pocket.
Lake Palace is one of the most visited places in Udaipur. Situated on Jag Niwas Island it is now run by the Taj group and is popularly known as Taj Lake Palace. With the Aravalli Hills in the background, Lake Palace makes one of the most romantic places in Rajasthan. Built by Maharaja Jagat Singh II, the palace is an exemplary of exquisite architecture that comprises gilt moldings, fretwork screens and sculpted marbles.
Built in the 17th century, this is the structure that stands gloriously amidst Lake Pichola on the Jag Mandir Island. Jag Mandir is an impressive set of structures with the central building being called Jag Mandir, which can be recognized by the marble-made elephants positioned outside. It is a three-storied structure and includes sections like Gul Mahal, an elegant façade, a Garden Courtyard and the Darikhana on its northern side, the Bara Patharon ka Mahal, the Zenana Mahal – a southern extension to the Gul Mahal and the Kunwar Pada ka Mahal.
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The temple is located near the Badi Pol entrance of the City Palace. It is an Indo-Aryan Temple built by Maharana Jagat Singh. The deity of Lord Vishnu in black stone presides over Jagdish temple. There is also a brass image of Vishnu’s vehicle Garuda facing the statue of Lord Vishnu in the main shrine. There are many small shrines other than the main temple and are dedicated to Lord Ganesha, the Sun God, Goddess Shakti and Lord Shiva. A large number of devotees come to the temple to watch the Aarti.
Fateh Sagar Lake
The charm of Udaipur is incomplete without Fateh Sagar Lake, which is situated in the north of Lake Pichola and is connected to it through a canal. It is also one of the major tourist attractions in Udaipur. Taking a boat ride on Lake Fateh Sagar is indeed a must-do activity in the city. There are three islands in the lake out of which Nehru Park is the most famous. It also has a zoo.
Saheliyon Ki Bari
‘The Garden of the Maidens’ as it literally means, Saheliyon ki Bari was constructed by Maharana Bhopal Singh. Situated in the northern part of the city, this exquisite place was built for the maids who accompanied the Princess to Udaipur. Saheliyon ki Bari was one of those places where the maids could make merry, sing, dance and indulge in recreational activities.
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Bhartiya Lok Kala Museum
It is a folk-art museum in Udaipur that is situated in the Chetak Circle. Bhartiya Lok Kala Museum is a perfect place for the history lovers as it displays a collection of Rajasthani culture. A quick peek into the lifestyle of the royal era in Udaipur, the museum has a fine collection of dresses, tribal jewellery, turbans, dolls, masks, musical instruments, paintings and puppets.
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The royal cremation ground in Udaipur, Ahar is situated about 3 kms away from the city. Like the palaces, the Mewar Kings have put effort to make the cremation area look resplendent as well. With 372 cenotaphs of the maharanas and queens of Mewar, Ahar is a spectacular place of snowy domes. Amongst all the cenotaphs, Maharana Sangram Singh’s cenotaph has been the most attractive and popular with the tourists.
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Shilpgram in Udaipur is the Craftsmen’s Village situated at a distance of 3 kms from the main city. Shilpgram is a wonderful place to see the different traditions and culture of India as this government-owned complex showcases the rural life of Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa.
Vintage Classic Cars Museum
The Vintage Classic Cars Museum, which has a car collection of the Maharaja. Housed in the former state garage are 22 vehicles, which includes a seven-seat 1938 Cadillac; 1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom, which was used in the famous James Bond movie, Octopussy and the Cadillac convertible that once whisked Queen Elizabeth II to the airport in 1961. This museum is situated at a short distance of 1 km from City Palace and is one of the best places for sightseeing in Udaipur.
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