To describe this unique city, a treasure of palaces, forts and havelis which is famous for its Royal-Era and scenic locations, a destination for travellers who love history, culture and architecture. The destination which always on the bucket list of millions of visitors, charming lakes surroundings with ancient palaces fascinate people to visit the land of the regal past

The Romantic city a popular tourist destination attracting visitors from all across the globe, with lush green surroundings of ancient Aravalli Mountains and picturesque lakes at the center, make this city is famous by the phrase of “The lake city”

Filled with eternal beauty and everything magical around, this place designated as the “Venice of East” a romantically beautiful place. Make a visit to the Udaipur and you will be left surprised. This city has the power to capture the senses and feel like this is the only place where you truly belong to. This place nominated as the No 1 City in Asia in 2018. Making its mark, the city occupied a place among World’s top 10 beautiful cities ‘World’s Best Awards’ for best cities by renowned travel magazine Travel+ Leisure

The romantic city of Udaipur has a legend behind its origin; Udaipur had been the capital of Mewar rulers for centuries, founded in 1559 by Maharaja Udai Singh II when he shifted his capital from Chittorgarh to Udaipur and continued to be the capital of Mewar Kingdom, till it became the princely state of British India. The romantic land that had been all time favorite place of royals, a rich cultural heritage from the bygone age, it has kept a balance between preserving the rituals and traditions of the past while keeping up with the modern advancements and changes in lifestyle. Like any other town of the royal state of Rajasthan, folk dance and music have an important place in adding to the city’s cultural richness. It has seven lakes around the city. Five of the major lakes, namely Fateh Sagar Lake, Lake Pichola, Swaroop Sagar Lake, Rangsagar, and Doodh Talai Lake. The town is full of majestic landmarks like Romantic Lake Palace, Grand Royal City Palace, and Beautiful Monsoon Palace also called Sajjangarh Palace, Jag Mandir and many more 

Framed by majestic mountains, massive heritage buildings and magical palaces, Lake Pichola is a site dreams are made of. Watching the limpid blue sheet being set ablaze by the rising sun is magical. It’s equally mesmeric to just watch the grey-green mountains cast long shadows on the water, as the sun sets, and twinkling stars float on the ripples, mingling with lights from the surrounding areas. Located right at the heart of Udaipur city, Pichola is one of the oldest and largest of the city’s lakes. Built in 1362 by Pichhu Bajanara during the rule of Maharana Lakha, legends say that the beauty of the lake enticed Maharana Udai Singh to build a city by its banks. It was enlarged by Maharana Udai Singh II, after the city was constructed, by flooding Picholi village, which gave the lake its name, the beautiful lake is 4 km long and 3 km wide

Legends say it was built by one of the kings of Udaipur to enjoy the sunset on the lake. There is also a sanctuary where a large variety of birds like egrets, cormorants, coots, tufted ducks, terns and kingfishers can be spotted. Beautiful arched bridges were built to connect the shores of the lake at the several points. While the magnificent City Palace stands along the eastern banks of this lake

Lake pichola is the prime place for Boat rides which Udaipur’s un-missed experience

Pear-shaped and encircled by green hills of the Aravalli range, the Fateh Sagar Lake is one of the most serene spots in Udaipur, the lake was built in 1678 by Maharana Jai Singh. It was named after Maharana Fateh Singh, who extended it later. Fateh Sagar, which is one of the largest artificial lakes in Udaipur

Lake Palace of Udaipur situated over an island in Lake Pichola, one of the most romantic places on the planet earth, situated amidst the scenic lake offers a heavenly view to the onlooker

The imposing Aravalli Hills on one side and soaring palaces on the other, make the perfect background to this beautiful Lake Palace. The rulers used this palace as their summer resort, holding their regal durbars in its courtyards lined with columns, pillared terraces, fountains, and gardens. The walls made of black and white marbles are adorned by semi-precious stones and ornamented niches

City Palace of Udaipur standing on the east bank of Lake Pichola is a massive series of palaces built at different times from 1559. Its main entrance is through the triple-arched gate – the Tripolia, built in 1725. This gate leads to a series of courtyards, overlapping partitions, terraces, corridors and gardens. The palace now houses a museum with many antique articles, paintings, decorative features and utensils from the royal era. A fusion of the Rajasthani and Mughal architectural styles, providing a panoramic view of the city and its surroundings, overlooking Lake Pichola and several historic monuments

Monsoon Palace of Udaipur, also known as Sajjan Garh Palace, was built as an astronomical center to keep track of the movement of monsoon clouds in the area and also served as the summer resort of the Maharanas

The beautiful Monsoon Palace built with white marble and it is located on Bansdara peak of the Aravalli hill range at an elevation of 944 m (3100 ft) above mean sea level. The palace has breathtaking views of the city’s lakes, palaces, and surrounding countryside

Jag Mandir is a palace built on an island in the Lake Pichola, also known as the “Lake Garden Palace”, it was constructed by three Maharanas of the Mewar kingdom and The construction was completed by 1652

The royal family used the Jag Mandir palace as a summer resort and pleasure palace

Situated just around 25 Km from the city, Eklingji Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, the grand temple is one of the most famous temples of India

Located in the town of Eklingji (Kailashpuri), the place got its popular name from the temple. The Temple is magnificent in conception and perfect in execution. The 50 ft. high Shikhar of the temple has a circumference of 60 ft. The ancient temple is over 1300 years old has a wide sprawling campus

The crystal gallery of Udaipur is the largest private collection of crystals in the world, which was established by Maharaja Sajjan Singh (1893-1947). The gallery exhibits precious crystal brought from various parts of the world. It also showcases fountains, dresses, dining table, sofa set, a crystal bed and many other precious items.

The main attraction is the world’s only crystal bed. The gallery also houses the rare crystal that Maharana Sajjan Singh had ordered from F&C Osler and Co. in England in 1877

9 Regal Udaipur City Palace Complex Attractions

You have not really seen Udaipur if you haven’t seen it from the Ropeway, the cable car ride which connects the Karni Mata Temple to the city park, it is the first ropeway of Rajasthan and offers the most spectacular views of Udaipur

Visitors get sweeping views of Lake Pichola and its many other heritage gems, including the City Palace and other famous heritage buildings of the city of lakes. The ropeway ride should be on the top in your list of things to do in Udaipur

One of the most amazing places in Udaipur is its Vintage Car museum, that houses some of the most elegant and luxurious cars of the World that were used by royal families

This collection has been displayed in the Mewar State Motor Garage and includes 22 unique cars. Some of the most attractive cars in the museum are the seven seated 1938 Cadillac, the 1934 Rolls Royce Phantom and Cadillac Convertible. The cars displayed are still in perfect working condition and many of them have been customized according to the needs of the royal family

The colorful market of Udaipur a delight for all kind of interest, from beautiful jewellery and colorful traditional clothes to wooden handicrafts and miniature paintings

The bustling markets of the lake city are definitely a shopper’s paradise

The Maru potters of Udaipur are known for creating beautiful terracotta plaques. The plaques are made using simple hand forming techniques after which they go through firing in a kiln. The plaques are usually dried for a period of nine days before they are given a final touch

A visit to the local potter’s point will provide visitors with a memorable experience to try their hands at this ancient form of art. You can interact with local artisans and get acquainted with their lifestyle making your  trip a truly enriching experience 

You will get exclusive food and cuisine linked with this heritage town of India, Rajasthan is synonymous with dal-baati-churma, this dish is an attempt to bring all the flavours together in a single meal

Mirchi Vada a local snack in Udaipur made from gram flour which is used to coat the potato stuffed chilli. Pyaaz Kachori of Udaipur which is a fried pastry with a spicy onion filling, is like a burst of flavours in your mouth

Many places in India considered being the most beautiful places on planet Earth and many Indian cities and towns with historical and architectural importance considered being the most visited places in the world, all these places are the ideal and best perfect destinations for charming holidays and experiences for the longest memories

With Shamock Journeys, you’ll discover all this and much more; we design exclusive features for the best of expose and experiences that help you lift the lid on this spectacular land, its amazing people and their incredible stories

Our tours aim to uncover cultural intricacies and connections across a wide range of subject areas and themes including art, architecture, archaeology, history, culture and natural image of this unique destination


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