Conferred as the ‘Venice of the East’, Udaipur is a place popularly visited by both Indians and international travelers. It has been and remains in the list of top most destination wedding spots. Stunning scenic beauty, rich culture, and the presence of significant history, Udaipur is a city that is known for its serene and calm lakes. Palaces built by the royal and traditional Rajput Gharana, Udaipur also boasts of a climate that will make you fall in love with the city even more.
Some top destinations that need a prominent visit to Udaipur are mentioned below:
1 Bagore Ki Haveli:
Constructed by the Prime Minister of the region of Mewar, this Haveli is situated near the Lake Pichola. At present, this Haveli has been renovated into a museum. Exhibiting the glamorous lifestyle of the royal family, the Bagore Ki Haveli is a magnificent structure that accommodates 100 rooms along with courtyards and open terraces. These elements are further embellished using excellent quality mirror work that gives a sparkling effect to the structure. You will come across a vast display of royal paintings, costumes of the kings and the queens and the art and crafts the royalty once owned. It is also known for the turban collection, which also beholds the biggest turban in the world. Catch a glimpse of the puppet gallery too.
2 City Palace Complex:
Royalty in Rajasthan still exists, mainly because the rulers converted the palaces they owned into hotels, resorts, and tourists spots. This helped them generate a substantial income. A part of the Mewar royal family, the City Palace Museum is significantly known as the heritage tourism spot. It comprises of a museum and two exotic palace hotels. You can also peep through the comprehensive collection of vintage cars and the Jag Mandir while visiting the museum.
3 Ambrai Ghat:
A perfect destination for photographers, visit this place to click the beautiful view of sunset. Situated opposite to the City Palace, you can watch these architectures especially when they are lit in the night. A romantic destination, you will come across a lot of couples at the Ambrai Ghat.
4 Kumbhalgarh Fort:
Named after the person who built it, Maharana Kumbha this place stands tall since the 15th century. It is historically known as the birthplace of Maharana Pratap, the most popular King of Mewar. This giant structure stands on a ridge that has a height of 1180 m. Surrounding it are the thirteen mountain ranges of Aravali. It follows the significant position of being the longest wall, only after the Great Wall of China.
5 Monsoon Palace:
As the name suggests, this palace was a safe home for the royal family during the monsoon season. The Palace is now owned by the Government. Watch the sunset and the colorful charm of the sky from this palace.
Some other popular sites include Jagdish Temple, Udaipur Ropeway, Shilpgram, Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandal, The Musical Fountain, Karni Mata Ropewar, Rajiv Gandhi Park amongst many others.