Udaipur is a beautiful city in the Indian state of Rajasthan. Formerly the capital of the Mewar kingdom, Udaipur was founded in 1559 by Maharana Udai Singh 11. The city is known for its artificial lakes, royal res8dences, and palaces and is one of the top tourist destinations for people across the world. People go here on weekends or to celebrate their honeymoon. Udaipur is also known as the’ city of lakes’ and ‘Venice of the east’. The forts and lakes make it a great romantic destination for lovebirds. The city’s rich history is more than a thousand years old. Apart from its lakes, forts, gardens, and palaces, Udaipur offers many exciting activities to tourists, young and old alike. We list below various things to do in Udaipur. Read on to know why Udaipur makes one of the top tourist destinations in India.
1. The city of Art!
Udaipur is famous for its paintings. Since the 15th century, the city has been the origin of various types of paintings. Nowadays miniature painting is very famous in Udaipur. This painting is done in very small formats. So if you wish to get your nails painted, Udaipur is just the go-to place for you.
2. Cultural Programs
The city is famous for its rich culture and traditions. The city lives through its art and music. The locals love the royal touch to their art and culture. Don’t miss out on the cultural show that is staged in the evening at ‘Bagore Ki Haveli’. The beautiful vibrant lights, Rajasthani folk dance performances, and local music will leave you dumbfounded! There are also other shows like fire dance, knife dance, Tehra taal dance, and puppet shows that unfold a beautiful story! You can watch these in any cultural shows and festivals!
3. A beautifully crafted history!
The entire state of Rajasthan boasts of having a well-scripted history. Udaipur’s history is as old as 1559 when the Maharaja Udai Singh I escaped King Akbar’s sacking of the fort of Chittor. The people of Chittor, along with Udai Singh, stood there for the defense and thus built up an empire known as Udaipur. The city has a pleasing sculpted heritage and the walk through all of them shows the hidden story.
The city is dotted with numerous natural and artificial lakes, which is why it is also called the ‘city of lakes. Some of the famous lakes of Udaipur are the Jaisamand Lake, fateh Sagar Lake, Pichola Lake, Udaysagar Lake, rajsamand lake. When you think of Udaipur, the pristine lake waters automatically come into your mind. Some of these lakes have been preserved for centuries. The picturesque pichola lake is where you can spend your time cruising with a loved one. There are also lakes outside Udaipur so lake lovers can make short day trips to check out these lakes. The sparkling lakes of Udaipur make it one of the most enchanting locations in India. The banks of the lakes in Udaipur are enthralling. Also, along with the lakes, there are beautifully sculpted historical buildings and the reflection of those buildings can be seen in the lake!
5. A romantic sunset point
Udaipur may be a small place, but you can’t get enough of all the beautiful things that this place has to offer. One of them is the romantic sunset point. The faded shining orange-ish sun goes down and gradually slips off to the other side. It’s such a breathtaking view to watch along with your lover or partner! After you have watched the amazing sunset, you can go check out a musical fountain located about a mile away from the sunset point!
6. walking on the Rope-way!
You will find a hill named Machla Magra just across the sunset point, which you can go by hanging on to a rope-way! this hill offers a mesmerizing sunset view, too. Not only the sunset, but the hill is also known for the Karni Mata temple and the skeletal remains of the Ekligarh Fort!
7. Grand museums!
Udaipur has several museums that give you a peek into the city’s past. Some of the prominent ones are the city palace museum, Bagore Ki Haveli Museum, City Palace of Udaipur, Maharana Pratap museum, Vintage collection of classic cars museum. So if you are a history aficionado, these museums in Udaipur are a must-visit. The city palace museum is awesome, and it exhibits a huge collection of artifacts that will take you down memory lane. It has rare royal family photographs, musical instruments, arms and weapons, precious pieces of silverware.
8. Architectural masterpieces!
The city boasts of the antique architectural delights present there. You can see the fine architecture of ancient times in the Lake palace, taj lake palace Udaipur, Fateh Prakash Palace and others. You can find beautiful carvings almost everywhere in Udaipur.
9. Awesome food
Udaipur is one such city that is known for its mouth-watering street food varieties. From daal baati, mirchi vadas to usual items like dabelis and kachoris, you will find almost everything that food over likes. All the foodies out there, be prepared for the best culinary journey in the city of lakes with spices and sweets. This touristy town will never disappoint you when it comes to food. Almost every corner and street of Udaipur has a sweet and spice shop. They are part of everyone’s diet here.
10. Pleasant Monsoons
We know Udaipur stands on the edge of the desert. But even then it has pleasant monsoons. The Aravalli range covers it from all sides and the rains in the monsoon make the city look even more beautiful. Monsoon rains make the beautiful city romantic to the core.
With Udaipur offering so much, how can you not visit it even once in your lifetime? Plan a trip to this beautiful town and we are sure it will be an unforgettable trip. The city has hotels in all budgets, so accommodation is never going to be a problem. So put off your thinking caps and head straight to Udaipur on your next vacation for some exciting and memorable time.