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Places of Interest | Udaipur

Udaipur was founded in 1553 by Maharana Udai Singh II as the new capital of Mewar Kingdom. It is located in the fertile, circular Girwa Valley to the southwest of Nagda, which was the first capital of Mewar.

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Lake City Udaipur

Lake City Udaipur

Often referred to as the 'Venice of the East', the city of lakes Udaipur is located around azure water lakes and is hemmed in by lush green hills of Aravallis. Come explore the attractions and places to visit in Udaipur as the Lake City of Rajasthan has a lot to offer.

  • City Palace Udaipur - Lakeside complex built over 200 years ago.
    The palaces of 11 separate rulers sit together in this sprawling complex that was started in 1559. The main part of the palace is now preserved as a museum displaying artifacts.
  • Lake Palace - Built between 1743 and 1746 on the island near Jagmandir in Lake Pichola, the palace, now a hotel was originally called Jagniwas and served as a summer palace.
  • Jagdish Temple - Iconic temple with detailed carvings.
    An example of the Indo-Aryan style of architecture, Jagdish Temple was built in 1651 and continues to be one of the most famous temples in and around Udaipur.
  • Jag Mandir - Luxurious hotel in a 17th century palace.
    Jagmandir is a palace built on an island on the Lake Pichola. Also called the ‘Lake Garden Palace’, the construction for this began in 1620 and was completed around 1652.
  • Lake Pichola - Lake Pichola is an artificial fresh water lake, created in the year 1362 AD, named after the nearby village Picholi. The islands of Jagniwas and Jagmandir are housed in this lake.
  • Monsoon Palace - Majestic hilltop palace with scenic views.
    Situated just outside Udaipur, this 19th-century palace is built on top of Bansdara hills. The white marble palace is surrounded by a wildlife sanctuary & offers panoramic city views.
  • Saheliyon ki Bari - Regal garden with fountains & a museum.
    Built by Maharana Sangram Singh II as “Garden of the Maidens", the place has several attractions, such as a small museum, marble elephants, fountains, kiosks and a lotus pool.
  • Fateh Sagar Lake - Fateh Sagar Lake is an artificial lake named after Maharana Fateh Singh of Udaipur and Mewar. This delightful lake is bordered by hills and woodlands and lies to the north of Lake Pichola.
  • Under the Sun Aquarium - The first of its kind virtual fish aquarium in the country. The aquarium will have 216 species of fishes brought from 16 countries across the world. See Exclusive Photos.
  • Bagore ki Haveli - Bagore ki Haveli is located right on the waterfront of Lake Pichola at Gangori Ghat. The massive palace has over a hundred rooms that display costumes and modern art.
  • Gulab Bagh and Zoo - Gulab Bagh, also known as Sajjan Niwas Garden, is the largest garden in Udaipur. It is spread over 100 acres of land and proudly displays innumerable species of roses, from which it also gets its name.
  • Ahar Museum - Archaeological museum & royal cenotaphs.
    Ahar Museum is in close proximity to an impressive cluster of cenotaphs of the Maharanas of Mewar. A 10th century metal figure of Buddha is a special attraction here.
  • Shilpgram, Udaipur - Rural Arts and Crafts Complex.
    Situated 7 kms west of Udaipur near Lake Fateh Sagar, the village has been conceived as a living museum featuring traditional huts of regional tribal peoples, plus cultural performances.
  • Bharatiya Lok Kala Mandal - Museum featuring Rajasthani folk art.
    Established in 1952, this cultural heritage museum is dedicated to the study of folk art, culture, songs and festivals of Rajasthan, Gujrat and Madhya Pradesh.
  • Vintage and Classic Car Museum - The car museum hold some of the rarest classic and vintage car collection.
  • Sukhadia Circle - Sukhadia Circle lies to the north of Udaipur and comprise of a small pond that also houses a 21 foot tall, three-tiered marble fountain. Surrounded by gardens, the fountain looks spectacular at night when it is lit up.
  • Sajjangarh Biological Park - Sprawling, open-air wildlife park.
    Large outdoor zoo, situated just underneath the Monsoon Palace (also known as Sajjangarh Palace) can be visited by golf cart, bicycle, or on foot, with dining facilities.
  • Udai Sagar Lake - Udai Sagar Lake is one of the five striking lakes situated in Udaipur. Located about 13 kilometres to the east of Udaipur, the construction of this lake was started in 1559 by Maharana Udai Singh.
  • Rajiv Gandhi Garden - Low-key park with paths & play areas.
    This tranquil lakeside park has walking paths, displays of animal statues & play areas.
  • Haldighati - Haldighati is a famed mountain pass in the hills of the Aravalli Range. The pass gets its name from the yellow-coloured soil of the region (turmeric is called haldi in Hindi).
  • Bohra Ganesh Temple - Situated near Mohanlal Sukhadia University in Udaipur, Bohra Ganesh Temple is a very old and famous temple having a standing statue of Lord Ganesh at the center.
  • Doodh Talai Lake - The road that takes visitors to Pichola Lake has another popular destination – the Doodh Talai Lake. The lake is nestled between several small hillocks which themselves are tourist attractions.
  • Moti Magri - Historic battle memorial with views.
    Monument commemorating the 16th century's Battle of Haldighati with a statue, museum & valley views.
  • Jaisamand Lake - Jaisamand Lake is known for being the second largest man-made sweet water lake in Asia. This lake boasts of a large island, which is home to various species of birds, at its centre.
  • Sahastra Bahu Temples - Remains of 10th-century Hindu temples. Partially ruined Hindu temple complex, dating to the 10th century CE, with intricate stone carvings.
  • Navalakha Mahal (Gulab Bagh) - Navalakha Mahal is situated in the heart of a Gulab Bag which was originally laid out in the nineteenth century in the historical city of Udaipur.
  • Gangaur Ghat - Revered ghat & religious event site.
    Well-known ghat on the edge of Lake Pichola & endpoint for many cultural & religious processions.
  • Wax Museum - The Hollywood Wax Museum is an exciting interactive visitor attraction located on Sajjangarh road. The Museum has been designed to deliver an interactive experience taking you on a journey through wax effigy.
  • Udaipur Solar Observatory - The Udaipur Solar Observatory is in Udaipur, Rajasthan in India on an island in the Fateh Sagar Lake. The sky conditions at Udaipur are quite favourable for solar observations.
  • Karni Mata, Udaipur - Hindu temple with an idol of Karni Mata.
    Hillside Hindu temple featuring a courtyard & a stone idol of Karni Mata, plus sweeping views. Also known as Rat Temple of India.
  • Nehru Garden - Botanical garden in the middle of a lake.
    Landscaped island garden in Fateh Sagar Lake showcasing diverse plants, trees & bird life.
  • Ambrai Ghat - Ambrai Ghat or Manjhi Ghat is a main ghat situated near the waterfront of Lake Pichola in Udaipur. It is situated opposite to the Gangaur Ghat, near the Jagdish Chowk area.
  • Marvel Water Park - Vibrant aquatic park with slides & pools.
    Colorful family water park featuring multiple water slides, splash pools & eateries.

Other top sights in Udaipur

  • Pratap Gaurav Kendra Rashtriya Tirtha
  • Science Museum
  • Crystal Gallery
  • Delhi Gate
  • Eklingji & Nagda Temples
  • Maharana Pratap Smarak
  • Chetak Smarak
  • Dewali Sunset Point
  • Veer Jhalaman Monument
  • Shourya Deergha
  • Hall Of Heroes
  • Jeel Water Park


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