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When you think of Udaipur, you immediately visualize the grand palaces, forts, and other stately structures against the azure skies. They are reminiscent of a time when the city was ruled by the valiant Rajputs whose legacy has been carried on to this day.
Did you know that Udaipur is called the ‘Venice of the East’? Yes, this city is called so for its stark resemblance to the international locale.
If you are keen on visiting this destination but do not have the time to devise a full-fledged plan, here are five places to visit in Udaipur.
- Kumbhalgarh Fort
Speaking of warrior kings, Maharana Pratap holds a special place in Udaipur’s history. He was born at the Kumbhalgarh fort which is why this place is ideal for those keen on revisiting history. The Kumbhalgarh fort is surrounded by a wall which is impressively only a rank shorter than the world’s longest wall (The Great Wall of China). Ensure your Udaipur tour package includes this attraction.
- Lake Pichola
The still waters of Lake Pichola are yet another reminder of the architectural prowess of the ancient rulers. The lake, expanded by Rana Udai Singh II, maintains its timeless beauty to this day. Flanked by mountain ranges, palaces, and temples on all sides, this lake is best explored over a boat cruise. It is particularly stunning in the evenings when the entire town is lit up, making for a glorious sight.
- Sajjan Garh
Sajjan Garh Palace gives you an exhilarating view of the beauty of Udaipur. Built by the late Maharana Sajjan Singh, this palace was meant to house an astronomical center within its premise. However, this project was never completed. Today, tourists throng to this place for the unparalleled sights that it offers. In close proximity to the palace is the Sajjan Garh Wildlife Sanctuary. Many Udaipur packages schedule visits to this attraction on a regular basis.
- Bagore ki Haveli
On entering Bagore ki Haveli you are sure to be amazed by its old-world charm. The ‘haveli’, built on the banks of the splendid Lake Pichola, makes for a dazzling image. This 18th-century mansion has been converted into a museum, giving visitors the rare opportunity to experience the grandeur of the royal family.
- City Palace Complex
Ever wondered what happened to the royal families and their palatial homes when India became an independent country? During that period, finding an alternative source of income became necessary and the royal Mewar family handled this with unmatched finesse. The family transformed the Udaipur City Palace into a tourist spot that includes two premium hotels and the City Palace Museum.
These places truly reflect the age-old culture and tradition that Udaipur is famous for. While Udaipur has many attractions to offer, we have only mentioned the most popular ones. Others that should be included in your Udaipur holiday package are Ambrai Ghat, Jagdish Temple, Mansapurna Karni Mata Ropeway, and Shilpgram.