Holding the essence of Rajputana glory, Udaipur stands proudly amid the shimmering Lake Pichola and dense Aravali Hills. A popular tourist destination in Rajasthan, Udaipur is well-known as the City of Lakes. The city is noted for its rich culture and tradition. In the remembrance of its founder, Maharana Udai Singh II, the city houses numerous historical forts, palaces and monuments. The city offers an opportunity to explore and flip back the pages of the glorious past of the country.
When it comes to Udaipur, there is no dearth of attractions. Udaipur opens its arms to make every traveler indulge in the opulence of the magnificent forts, beautiful temples, serene lakes, alluring palaces and museums. The city spreads the magic of romance and sways away every heart with its royal charms. The captivating surroundings of the city add to its charms and make it more captivating.
As there are a number of tourist attractions in Udaipur, you are likely to get confused as to which place to visit in Udaipur. To make it easier for you, we have listed below the top tourist attractions in Udaipur which will help you plan your trip to the city:
City Palace Complex
A beautiful palace complex set in the heart of Udaipur city, the City Palace is one of the biggest palaces in Rajasthan. The City Palace was built back in 1559 by Maharana Udai Singh. The palace complex is located on the eastern bank of Lake Pichola and there are many palaces built within this complex. The City palace stands as a symbol of rich heritage of India and is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Udaipur
2. Jagniwas ( Taj Lake Palace)
Set amid Lake Pichola, Jagniwas, rated the most romantic hotel in India, was built by Maharana Jagat Singh II in the year 1754. Originally, the palace was named Jag Niwas after the name of the Maharana. Floating in the midst of the shimmering Lake Pichola with the stark Aravalis in the backdrop and featuring grandiose and at the same time elegant and seamless fusion of Victorian, Rajputana and Islamic architecture, the Taj Lake Palace in Udaipur is undoubtedly one of the best heritage hotels in India.
3. Lake Pichola
The crowning glory of Udaipur, Pichola Lake is a beautiful artificial lake. The lake was made back in the 14th century to meet the shortage of water in the village called Picholi. The craggy Aravali Hills form the backdrop of this lake which the lake more picturesque. The backdrop and tranquility of the lake enhances the beauty of the lake.
Yet another in our list of most popular tourist attractions in Udaipur is Ahar, the royal cremation ground of Udaipur set at a distance of around 3km from the city. The place houses around 372 cenotaphs of Maharanas and queens of Mewar set amidst bulbous cupolas and white marble chhatris.
The site also has an Ahar Archaeological Museum which has antiques and excavations from the 10th century. The museum also has copper and pottery objects which are around 3300 years old. Also, there are sculptures of Hindu gods and Jain Tirthankars which date back to the 8th to 16th centuries AD. The place is a must visit for nature lovers, photographers and experience seekers. The museum remains closed on Fridays and national holidays.
5. Ambrai Ghat
Arguably the most popular attractions of Udaipur, Ambrai Ghat is a unique site located just opposite the City Palace and Lake Palace hotel.
The attraction is a famous hangout place for couples because of the enthralling views it offers. And you really can’t afford to miss the breathtaking sunset sight which the Ghat offers. To enjoy the beauty of the surroundings to the fullest, you can take a boat ride which is available near Pichola Lake.