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Udaipur is Venice of the East, a city of lakes & palaces. Udaipur delivers what it promises. Check out the must-visit tourist attractions, famous food, lakes, palaces & more.

The best way to experience Udaipur is to enjoy the silence of the white forts and the calm waves of the Fatehsagar Lake with a kachori on the side. Don’t worry, I have covered everything in this Udaipur itinerary.


Based on my last trip to Udaipur, I would love to summarise the city in one beautiful quote –

‘’Every city has an essence, Udaipur is vanilla with a shot of espresso.‘’ – Muskan Uttamchandani

Each city has its unique offering, the rationale behind calling Udaipur an espresso is its freshness which is also known for its strong awakening. Just like how a shot of vanilla adds taste to the strong espresso, The white palaces & serene lake depict the rich culture of the city.

Getting to Udaipur

Udaipur is one of the best-connected cities in Rajasthan, here are a few ways you can reach Udaipur.

By Air

Udaipur has a domestic airport called Maharana Pratap Airport. It is located in Dabok, 22 km east of Udaipur. You can take a cab or a taxi to the city centre.

Udaipur By Air

By Train

The train is the best way to reach Udaipur if you are near the city. Udaipur City railway station (station code: UDZ), connected all over India with multiple choices from the metro cities.

Udaipur By Train

By Road

A journey to Udaipur by road is the most pocket-friendly option. Connected well within the state, from Jodhpur to Udaipur, Kota to Udaipur & Jaipur to Udaipur.

There are well-laid highways for journeys by car, you can enjoy the journey even better this way!

Udaipur By Road

Where To Stay In Udaipur

Udaipur is a popular tourist attraction and it has a wide array of hotels and hostels that one can opt for their stay.

Here are some of the best accommodation options covered in this Udaipur Itinerary for you:

Luxury Hotels in Udaipur

The Leela Palace

The best-rated in all of Udaipur, sitting on the banks of Lake Pichola. With its stunning architecture and grand decor, this hotel gives the experience of Rajasthan’s royalty.

The Leela Palace Udaipur

For pricing and availabilities, please visit here

Hotel Lakend

Udaipur is known for its elegant palace and lakes. You can experience royal luxury during your stay as well.

Check out Hotel Lakend, located at the shore of Fatehsagar Lake with all the facilities you might need.

Lakend Hotel Udaipur

For pricing and availabilities, please visit here 

Fateh Niwas

Offers everything for your comfort with a rooftop pool, minibar and whatnot! Fateh Niwas is located amid the major places of tourist attractions close to Pichola Lake.

Fateh Niwas Hotel Udaipur

For pricing and availabilities, please visit here

Budget-Friendly Hotels in Udaipur

Lake View Hotel

Lake view hotel is a place that pleases the eyes! (and the pocket too). Serves a vintage look with a touch of modernity. It is near attractive tourist locations, sitting atop Lake Pichola.

Lake View Hotel Udaipur

For pricing and availabilities, please visit here

Hotel Mewari Villa

Hotel Mewari Villa, located in Imli Ghat, is an ideal budget hotel with a wide range of facilities for guests.

Each element of this place tells you that you are in Udaipur! And you are welcome!

It is located at 5 – 10 minutes walkable distance from the popular City Palace of Udaipur. 

Mewari Villa Hotel Udaipur

For pricing and availabilities, please visit here

Brahma Niwas

Brahma Niwas is an affordable hotel that offers more than just a touch of the Udaipur aesthetic with a view of Swaroop Sagar Lake and the City Palace.

Brahma Niwas Hotel Udaipur

It is the top choice for a lake-view hotel in Udaipur.

For pricing and availabilities, please visit here

Day 1 Of Udaipur Itinerary

Start By Experiencing the Rajputi Grandeur – City Palace

What better to start a trip to Udaipur than to The City Palace?

The City Palace is a perfect example of Rajputi grandeur, built during the kingdom’s peek on the shore of Lake Pichola.

City Palace Udaipur

The riches are shown through the mirror- work, intricately designed marble columns, vivid wall paintings and inlay work with marble.

The details and the excellent craftsmanship are a wonder in themselves! So don’t miss them out.

City Palace Udaipur

Trust me, City Palace will be the best part on your Udaipur Itinerary

This monument truly portrays the architectural style of its time. Built with such excellence that it hasn’t lost its lustre over 400 years! Isn’t it stunning?

Last when I visited, I paid an entry fee of Rs.300, here is a site that will help you with a lot of related information.

Next Stop – Experience The Divine Jagdish Temple

Jagdish Temple is located near the City Palace, at a walking distance of 400m from the palace.

Jagdish Temple Udaipur

Situated at the heart of Udaipur, Jagdish Temple is a major tourist attraction in the Old City.

The entrance is heavily decorated with animal and human sculptures.

The temple also showcases Indo-Aryan style with intricate work on all three tiers of the temple, depicting stories of Lord Vishnu’s life.

Next on the List is Gangaur Ghat

Once you have visited the Jagdish temple, an ideal way to enjoy a sunset is at Gangaur Ghat.

Gangaur Ghat Udaipur

It is situated on the other end of Lake Pichola, which is just 230m away from Jagdish temple, near Bagore Ki Haweli.

Gangaur Ghat Udaipur

Gangaur Ghat gives you a perfect setting to enjoy a sunset, sitting on the stairs as the water nears your feet.

Take An Evening Stroll In Dudh Talai Musical Garden

Dudh Talai is a musical garden adjacent to Lake Pichola. It is a sight that pleases your eyes and makes your mind still, this rock garden presents a calm view of the city.

Dudh Talai Udaipur

The entry fee at Dudh Talai when I visited was INR 20. Please visit their official site for more information.

Rest in the garden with radiant fauna, and let the greenery surround you.

Day 2 Of Udaipur Itinerary

A novel experience at Shilpgram- a village packed with art!

Shilpgram village of artisans offers a glimpse of historical art, with Udaipur’s famous miniature paintings, pottery, show pieces wall hangings and many more home decor items.

Shilpgram Udaipur

It serves an authentic village vibe, along with the conventional huts, designed in different ways.

Shilpgram Udaipur

You will also find dance performances in the local dance forms with traditional folk music.

The Shilpgram Museum gives you the experience of the local lifestyle. Shilpgram Museum has huts with a traditional setting of household items made of all sorts of materials such as terracotta, wood and metal.

It is so realistic that I almost felt like a time traveller!

Sahelion ki Bari- A Garden of the Maidens

Sahelion ki bari is a garden at the banks of Fatehsagar Lake. It was made in the 18th century for the maidens of the princess of the time.

Has an alluring setting of lotus pools surrounding a grand fountain, which has motifs of many animals such as elephants which is a classic symbol of pristine.

Sahelion Ki Bari Udaipur

This environment creates a perfect place to relax after touring Udaipur City, let yourself be surrounded by the serene sound of the water and the cool winds. Creates a perfect romantic aura doesn’t it?

Sajjangarh- The Monsoon Palace

Sajjangarh Palace, built during the 1800s for the royals to enjoy the view of monsoon clouds is the highest palace in all of Udaipur, shadowing the Fatehsagar Lake as its edge blends into the flora.

This nine-storey palace was a monsoon resort for the royal family.

Sajjangarh Monsoon Palace Udaipur

Through the grand entrance, you reach the ground floor which has been converted into a museum for the tourists to get a glance at their lifestyle.

Monsoon Palace, like all the other historical monuments in Udaipur, has intricate inlay and marble work, the ceiling is adorned with mesmerising domes and at the entrance of every room is an arc with unbelievably detailed flower motifs.

Isn’t this the perfect place to just stop and stare at?

Emerge yourself with the aura of Fatehsagar Lake

This lake does justice to the title “The City of Lakes”.

One of the largest and most prominent lakes in Udaipur and perhaps the best sunset point in all of Rajasthan, where the sun sets right between two mountains scattering its beams through the clear water.

Fatehsagar Lake Udaipur

Take a boat ride and experience the freshness Fatehsagar has to offer. The lake also has Udaipur’s solar observatory at its centre.

After sinking into the magical view, you have a wide variety of food to treat yourself with. End the day by devouring the diverse cuisines available opposite the lake.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Udaipur

Is Udaipur worth visiting?

Yes, it is! Udaipur serves distinctive sights of grand palaces and serene lakes on a royal white platter. Can anything else be this magnificent and peaceful at the same time?

Why Udaipur is famous?

Udaipur is suited for all kinds of travellers, families, friends, couples & solo travellers. Art and history enthusiasts are especially attracted to the palaces of Udaipur and of course, who doesn’t yearn for a relaxing evening by the lake?

Why Udaipur is called a white city?

The monuments and temples of Udaipur are made of white marble with colourful inlay designs. Nearly all of the palaces flaunt the purity of white even after decades of their creation.

How many days in Udaipur is enough?

A 2 Day itinerary for a trip to Udaipur covering all the prime locations, is given in the article above.

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I have tried to summarise all key information from accommodations, restaurants & tourist attractions in this Udaipur itinerary.

However, A trip to Udaipur accompanied by what serves the best is beyond compare, but you can only cover so much in 2 days.

I had a lovely time in Udaipur and I wish you enjoy your trip. I’d love to know if there’s anything that I missed exploring or mentioning above in the Udaipur Itinerary. Please let me know in the comments below.

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