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Udaipur is a city of the royal state of Rajasthan and also known as the City of lakes. Nestled amidst the ranges of Aravali hills, the colorful City is located in the western part of Rajasthan. Udaipur is also a municipal council of Udaipur district. The beauty of the City lies in the tranquillity of the Lake. Hence, this beautiful city is often called the City of Dawn. The scenic beauty preserved with lakes, magnificent monuments, majestic forts, pleasant gardens, harmonious monuments and abundant green vegetation make this City more charming and cherishing.

This Udaipur travel guide on Udaipur tourism will help you explore the City easily and inform you about the places to visit in Udaipur, Udaipur tourist places, the history and culture of Udaipur, and the best time to visit Udaipur.

History of Udaipur

The previous kingdom of Mewar, Udaipur, is one of the culturally rich cities in India. The City possesses great pride and glorious history. In the year 1958, Mughal emperor Akbar the Great overtook Chittorgarh, and Rajput King Udai Sing was forced to flee from there. After leaving Chittorgarh, Udai Singh established the City of Udaipur. Until the British reign started in the country, Udaipur served as the capital of the Mewar clan. In 1818 when the British gradually started spreading their wings throughout the country, the City of Udaipur was declared the princely state.

In 1947, when India gained Independence, the Mewar kingdom was integrated into the state of Rajasthan. Being situated around the artificial lakes, the City is called the City of Lakes. Udaipur is ornamented with other names such as the “City of Palaces” and “Venice of the East”, and these names perfectly justify its scenic beauty and majestic historical background.

Culture and Traditions of Udaipur

The Venice of the East is famous for its glorious history. The Rajasthani Culture highly influences culturally rich this City. People of the City are welcoming, friendly open-minded. The City shows the perfect blend of traditional and contemporary style. Udaipur is famous for its Bhil tribe, which ornament themselves with heavy silver jewellery. Being highly influenced by Jainism and Vaishnavism, the cuisine is purely vegetarian. Female wears Ghaghra and Choli, and men wear Kurta and Dhoti, which is the traditional attire of the locals.

Having been in the Mewar kingdom once, the people mostly speak the Mewari language. However, with the changing time, Hindi and English languages are also common in youth these days.

Folk dance is most famous and interesting. These folk dances are performed mostly during some special occasions such as festivals or marriages etc. Ghoomar, kalbeliya, Chari, Bhavai etc., are some of the folk dance forms.

Cuisine of Udaipur

The food of the Udaipur mostly involves vegetables due to the influence of Jainism and Vaishnavism. These vegetables are spiced up, which gives its true spicy Rajasthani taste. The cuisine comprises Dal, lentils, Yogurt, dry mango, sangria beans, etc. Ghee is the staple ingredient of the cuisine, which gives food a pure Rajasthani touch. Being part of Rajasthan, Udaipur accomplishes its food list with traditional Rajasthani food that is Dal Baati Churma which is famous throughout the world.

Along with traditional food, Udaipur has its taste developed in street food also. Mouth-watering dishes such as Vada Pav, Gol Gappe, Chaat, Chole Kulche, Dable and Pav Bhaji are mostly savored. Some other street foods that will tickle your taste buds are Chaat, Pani Puri (Gol Gappa), Paav Bhaji, Chole Kuclche, Dahi Bade, Dahi Chaat, Bhel Puri, and Chole Tikiya.

Udaipur Weather and best time to Visit


Language Spoken

Hindi, English

Udaipur Map


Places to Visit Udaipur


Udaipur is known for its being a beautiful tourist destination. The City is mesmerized by the ancient temples, truly magnificent monuments and cherishing lakes. Lake Pichola, Eklingji Temple, Jagdish Temple, Sas Bahu Temple, Lake Palace, Nagda, Bada Mahal, and Sajjangarh Wildlife Sanctuary are famous Udaipur tourist places. Here is the list of the best places to visit in Udaipur. 

Nathdwara:

It is one of the most prestigious temples in Rajasthan and Udaipur travel places, and the temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna. The meaning of Nathdwara is the door of God. The temple has grand architecture, with the touch of modern construction.

Fateh Sagar Lake:

Thousands of tourists visit the Lake during a year. Even locals of the City visit this Lake during their leisure time. The Lake has 3 islands, and an outstanding fountain is built-in between. Open for all days from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.

City Palace of Udaipur:

The city palace is located on the banks of Lake Pichola, and the palace is one of the major Udaipur travel places. The spacious balconies and towers are its major attractions. Some of the beautiful places in the city palace are Manak Palace, MOR Chowk, Krishna Vilas and Chinni Chitashala.

Best Time to Visit Udaipur


Udaipur generally has hot weather. The summers of Udaipur are extremely hot and exhausting. Therefore, the best time to visit Udaipur is the winter season. The climate of Udaipur is comfortable and is apt for visiting tourist places. The best month for Udaipur visit is September, October, November, December, February and March.

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Getting In Udaipur

BY AIR
BY ROAD
BY RAIL

By Airways:

The City has its own airport named Maharana Pratap Airport, which is 22km away from the main City. It is well connected with Delhi, Jodhpur, Mumbai and Jaipur. There is a flight available from Goa to Udaipur also.

By Roadways:

Udaipur is well connected with the well-planned cluster of roads. You can drop in Udaipur from Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Delhi, Mumbai, Vadodara and etc.

By Railways:

Udaipur Railway Station has well-knitted rail lines which connect the City with Ahmedabad, Ajmer, Khajuraho and Sealdah.

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You will love your Udaipur trip, and our Udaipur travel guide will help you out to explore the City and Udaipur tourist destinations. 

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