5 Things to Do in Udaipur, the City of Lakes in India
Udaipur, the city of lakes is one of the most popular tourist places in Rajasthan. Replete with majestic palaces, forts, and plenty of historic sites, the place reflects the true essence of Rajasthan and exudes a royal vibe at every turn.
While in Udaipur, there are plenty of things to do and places to visit. We have compiled a list of five best things to do in Udaipur that will give you a memorable travel experience.
Located about 40 km from the Udaipur city, city of lakes, Haldighati is a historic site and holds an important place in the history of Rajasthan. It is a mountain pass in the Aravalli range and gets its name from the Turmeric (known as Haldi in the local language) coloured mountain ranges. The narrow mountain played a critical role in defending the honour of the Mewar Dynasty.
It was the site for the battle between the Rajputs, Raja Man Singh of Amber and Maharana Pratap Singh of Mewar. The bloody took many lives and brought to the fore the gallantry of Maharana Pratap Singh and his loyal horse, Chetak. One of the major highlights of this place is the cenotaph with delicate marble columns, which is dedicated to one of the heroes of the Haldighati battle, Chetak.
There is also a beautiful museum nearby, that displays a range of items that display the glorious culture of the Rajput and it will take you back in time through its relics and artefacts. It is best to take a guided tour of the museum to get intricate details of the Rajput kings, their valour and more.
Built in 2008, the Mansapurna Karni Ropeways connect Udaipur and Machhala Hill. Since it started, the 387-feet long ropeway has become the most preferred way of commuting by the locals to reach Karni Mata Temple, located on the hill top.
Even if you are not interested in visiting the temple, you must still take the ride to enjoy the magnificent view of the Aravalli mountains, Fateh Sagar Lake, Pichola Lake and the city Palace. When you are in Udaipur, make sure to put this activity in things to do Udaipur list.
The oldest and the largest lake in Udaipur, Lake Pichola is a manmade lake known for its unmatched beauty. Located in the heart of the city, it is a popular tourist attraction. Flanked by heritage buildings, lofty hills and magnificent palaces all around, it is one of the best places to visit in Udaipur.
Many tourists from all over India and overseas come here to revel in its beauty and tranquil surroundings. Its beauty intensifies many times over at dawn and you can enjoy watching the sunset by taking a boat ride on the lake.
As the sun goes down, you can see the nearby buildings glowing in the golden colour due to the reflection of the light from the lake; it is a mesmerising sight that you cannot forget in a long time. Make sure that you keep your camera ready to click some beautiful pictures of the lake, the palaces and the natural beauty that surrounds it. Don’t forget to click a selfie or two with the lake being a perfect backdrop.
When you are in Udaipur, the city of lakes, you ought to take a tour to Hathi Pol Bazar. It is a mecca for all the shopaholics, and the best place to pick from colour and traditional Mojris and Rajasthani apparels, home décor items, jewellers and accessories. The Bazaar is also famous for buying miniature paintings, a local art form.
Even if you are not interested in buying anything, the colourful items on display will surely please your eyes. The entire place has a unique vibe and gives you a real taste and feeling of the colourful and vibrant culture of Rajasthan.
When you are in Udaipur, you must visit the various cafes and restaurants along the lakes in Udaipur and try the delicious local food. The most famous Rajasthani dish is the Laal Maas, a delicacy made from goat meat, it is a must-have dish for all non-vegetarian lovers. If you are a vegetarian, there are plenty of things that you can eat and enjoy. Some of the delicious items that are a must-try are Bikaneri bhurji, daal baati churma, lentils, dabeli, rabdi, etc.
If you are visiting Udaipur, you can book your stay at Udaipur Resort hosted by Club Mahindra, a place where you can enjoy modern amenities and the traditional Rajputana hospitality.