11 Famous Places to visit in Udaipur

Udaipur is a beautiful city of Rajasthan. This city is also called the City of Lakes. This city is the crown jewel of the majestic state of Rajasthan. It is neighboured by the beautiful Aravalli ranges. This mesmerizing city of Rajasthan is also known as the ‘Venice of the East‘ due to its abundance of natural beauty, mesmerizing temples, and breathtaking architecture. This majestic beauty of Udaipur makes it a must-visit tourist destination in India. Through the serene waters of Lake Pichola, a boat ride is enough to prove why Udaipur is the pride of Rajasthan. 

There is a plenty of places to visit in Udaipur. For its numerous number of water bodies it is called the city of lakes. Five of the major lakes, namely, Fateh Sagar Lake, Lake Pichola, Swaroop Sagar Lake, Rangsagar and Doodh Talai Lake. Udaipur is also famous for its historic forts and palaces, museums, galleries, natural locations and gardens, architectural temples, as well as traditional fairs, festivals and structures.

Places to visit in Udaipur:

Lake Pichola:

The Pichola Lake of Udaipur is situated in the heart of the city of Udaipur, Rajasthan. Lake Pichola of Udaipur is the oldest and one of the largest lakes of this region. This lake of Udaipur attracts a lot of tourists by its magnificent natural beauty and tranquility. This beautiful lake is surrounded by hills, bathing ghats, and heritage buildings. It is a paradise for nature lovers. The Pichola Lake of Udaipur is 3 miles in length, 2 miles in width, and 30 feet in depth. It is one of the famous places to visit in Udaipur.

City Palace:

The City Palace in Udaipur, Rajasthan is considered to be the largest royal complex in Rajasthan. It is placed on the banks of Lake Pichola. This majestic palace was constructed in 1559 by Maharana Uday Singh. The magnificent building was served as the main seat of power. The Maharanas lived and administered the kingdom from this building.  The City Palace is made of granite and marble. It is one of the famous places to visit in Udaipur.

Fateh Sagar Lake:

Fateh Sagar Lake is a sparkling lake of Udaipur. It is a major tourist spot to visit in Udaipur. This lake is neighboured by the Aravalli Hills. It is the second-largest artificial lake in the city of Jaipur. It is known for its beautiful scenic beauty. The Fateh Sagar Lake is spread over one sq km of area. It is divided into three different islands. The largest one of these is called Nehru Park. It has a boat-shaped restaurant and a small zoo for kids. It is a famous picnic spot. The second one houses a public park with water-jet fountains. The third island houses the best solar observing site in Asia, the Udaipur Solar Observatory. It is one of the famous places to visit in Udaipur.

Sajjangarh Palace:                

Sajjangarh Palace was once the royal residence of the Mewar dynasty, which ruled over this place. This palace is placed on the outside of the city of Udaipur, atop a hill. It was originally intended to be a nine-storeyed astronomical observatory and assess the patterns of monsoon clouds. So it is also known as Monsoon Palace. It is one of the famous places to visit in Udaipur.

Vintage Car Museum:

Vintage Car Museum is an amazing place for all automobile and car lovers. It is also a heritage place of Udaipur, Rajasthan. This museum is placed near the majestic City Palace. The museum is a collection of a good many vintage automobile models used by the Mewar dynasty of Udaipur. The museum was built by Lord Montagu of Beaulieu, the founder of the National Motor Museum of England on February 15, 2000. It is one of the famous places to visit in Udaipur.

Doodh Talai Musical Garden:

Doodh Talai Musical garden of Udaipur is one of the attractive and beautiful places to visit. This garden is a rock and fountain garden. It is a great place to enjoy the stunning view of the sunset. There is also an Areal tramway which is connecting the garden of Doodh Talai and the Karni Mata Temple. It is one of the famous places to visit in Udaipur.

Jaisamand Lake:

After Govind Ballabh Pant Sagar, Jaisamand Lake is the second-largest artificial lake in India. It is spread across an area of 100 sq. km. The lake was built by Maharaja Jai Singh in 1685. It is neighboured by the Jaisamand Wildlife Sanctuary which houses a wide variety of rare animals and migratory birds. It is one of the famous places to visit in Udaipur.

Jagdish Temple:

 The Jagdish Temple is a grand and magnificent structure, located in Udaipur, Rajasthan. Dedicating to Lord Vishnu, this temple was built. This temple is famous for being the most significant temple in the entire city of Udaipur. The main shrine of this temple is the striking four-armed statue of Lord Vishnu. It is carved out of a single piece of black stone. The main shrine of Lord Jagdish is centrally located, surrounded by four smaller shrines. These shrines are dedicated to Lord Ganesha, Goddess Shakti, the Sun God, and Lord Shiva. It is one of the famous places to visit in Udaipur.

Gulabh Bagh and Zoo:

The zoo within the garden is located a short distance from the rose gardens. Few numbers of species of animals are housed in this zoo including the wide-eyed owls. Gulabh Bagh Zoo is nestled in the most abundant garden called Gulabh Bagh. There is a magnificent artificial water body called Kamal Talai. The water body adds to the palace like the beauty of the Garden. There is also a Navlakha Mahal, a religious place to visit. It is one of the famous places to visit in Udaipur.

Saheliyon Ki Bari:

Saheliyon Ki Bari is a magnificent garden in Udaipur, Rajasthan.  It is also famous as the Garden or the Courtyard of Maidens. The mesmerizing Saheliyon Ki Bari is nestled on the banks of the Fateh Sagar Lake in Udaipur. Saheliyon ki Bari is built in the 18th-century. It is one of the famous places to visit in Udaipur.

Jag Mandir Palace:

Jag Mandir Palace, which is also known as ‘The Lake Garden Palace’, is a glorious palace. It is nestled on the southern island of Lake Pichola in Udaipur, Rajasthan. The marvelous palace is three-storied and its structure is made of marble and yellow sandstone. It is one of the famous places to visit in Udaipur.

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