Things to do in Udaipur
The Beautiful and Best Places to Visit in Udaipur are:
1. Pichola Lake
2. Jagdish Temple
3. Fatehsagar Lake
4. City Palace
5. Sajjangarh – The Monsoon Palace
6. Saheliyo ki bari – The Gardens of maidens
8. Sas-Bahu temple
9. Ghats of Lake Pichola
1. Fatehsagar Lake
Fatehsagar Lake, when you ask a question to local of Udaipur, where is the road to visit Fatehsagar Lake?, you will find a different glow on his face to hears the name Fatehsagar lake.
Fatehsagar lake is the most famous place among the locals.
Fatehsagar Lake was named after Maharana Fateh Singh of Udaipur. It is an artificial lake and was constructed in the 1680s. There is a park on an island in the middle of the lake known as Nehru Park, which is easily accessible by onboard boats. There is one more island that having a famous solar observatory on it.
Why Fatehsagar Lake is Famous?
You can just sit on the shores of the lake and enjoy the breathtaking views of the lake. You can enjoy the most scenic sunset here with your favorite snacks.
There is a “Chopati” near the lake, where you can try your favorite street foods too.
If you are in Udaipur then Fatehsagar is a must-go place to enjoy the mesmerizing beauty of Udaipur.
Things to do in Fatehsagar lake!
Here workshops are also organized to teach the various types of arts of Rajasthan to the visitors. Here you will also get to taste “Kersangri” from the famous mouth-watering delicious vegetable of Rajasthan.
If you are an art and craft lover then Shilpgram is your “cup of tea.”
Things to do in Shilpgram!
Firstly, Shilpgram is a place for Art and Craft lovers. You have never seen this tremendous art at Shilpgram in your whole life.
Taking pictures and you can talk to the tribal persons, they give more knowledge of traditional art.
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3. Jagdish Temple
The Jagdish temple is a unique piece of craftsmanship. On seeing the engraving on the walls of the temple, everyone just says “wow”. The Jagdish temple was built by Maharana Jagat Singh, which was completed in 1651.
This temple is dedicated to the Hindu God Jagannath, who is also called Lord Vishnu in the common language. The idol installed in the temple is carved in a single piece of black stone, in which four hands and a lotus flower have also been engraved beautifully.
With a height of 72 feet, it is the most magnificent temple in the middle of Udaipur. To reach the main hall of the temple, you have to climb 32 steps made of marble. There are also four more small temples in the temple courtyard which are dedicated to Lord Ganesha, Surya, Shiva, and Goddess Shakti. The workmanship on walls is a feast for the eyes and the peaceful atmosphere of the temple deeply calms the mind.
Why Jagdish Temple is Famous?
Everyone knows, Holi of Jagdish Temple is tremendous.
Birthday of Lord Krishna
4. Sajjangarh -The Monsoon Palace
Sajjangarh is a magnificent palace built on the Aravalli hilltop. The fort is built from stunning white marble and it gives a breathtaking paranomic view of Udaipur City and Countryside. Its was built in 1884 by Maharana Sajjan Singh and It was a palatial home of him.
There is a story too behind this palace, according to old sayings, It was built to Overlook the Chittorgarh fort from Udaipur, which was an ancestral home of Udaipur rulers. Which they lost in the battle of Chittorgarh.
It was later used as a hunting lodge by the royals.
Why Sajjangarh is Famous?
Due to its stunning height monsoon’s clouds touches it and you feel like you are on clouds, therefore it got the name of “Monsoon Palace” too. It’s the best place to watch a scenic sunset with your loved ones.
Things to do in Sajjangarh!
5. City Palace
Udaipur “City palace” is an unmatchable example of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture.
Seeing its grandeur, you can get an idea of the lush life of the kings and emperors of Udaipur.
The city palace’s construction was started by Maharana Udai Singh II , on a hilltop on the beautiful eastern bank of Pichola lake in 1553, when he relocated the capital of Mewar from Chittorgarh. It took over nearly 400 years to complete, with contributions from several rulers of the Mewar, and has several palaces built within its complex. It is considered the largest of its type in Rajasthan.
Why City Palace is Famous?
The palace has been built entirely in Granite and Marble. The interiors of the palace complex with its balconies, towers, and cupolas exhibit delicate mirror-work, marble work, murals, wall paintings, silver-work, inlay-work of colored glass has been done.
Currently, one section of the palace has been converted into a heritage hotel. Which gives you a chance to get a glimpse of Grand Royal life.
The city palace’s beauty and stunning architecture add a feather in the cap of Udaipur.
6. Vintage Car Museum
Udaipur is a city that has something for everyone, If you are a Vintage car enthusiast then Vintage Car and Classic car museum should be definitely on your list whenever you come to Udaipur.
This Vintage & Classic Car Museum was unveiled to the general public on 15 February 2000, The museum showcases some of the most exquisite collection of royal antique cars which make it a heritage site too. This vintage and classic car museum is owned by HH Arvid Singh Mewar, the property has a beautiful courtyard in it and It also houses one of the original Shell petrol pump, which is still assumed to be in usable condition. Some vehicles being over seventy years old, despite all are still kept in working condition.
7. Saheliyo ki Bari - The Garden of Maidens
The Gardens of Maidens or as it is known “Sahelion Ki Bari” is a great example of, what we call today ” Old school love”. The Garden has beautiful fountains and Kiosks, a lotus pool, and beautifully carved elephants of marble which glorifies the charm and the beauty of the garden. Garden was designed by Rana Sangram Singh himself for her queen for her and her maid’s leisure.
The Queen in her marriage was accompanied by the 48 maids, Whom we call “Dasi” in Hindi. So to offer them all pleasurable moments and to the queens, this garden was built. This well-designed garden on the bank of Fatehsagar was used to be the most popular relaxing spot of the royal ladies.
8. Pichola Lake
As soon as we talk about Pichola Lake, the mind wakes up with a very beautiful Rajasthani song, “Samadariya lehra leve sa balama,
Pichola Jhola Khave Sa Balma “.
Pichola Lake is an artificial freshwater lake. Picholia village is near Pichola lake, from where the lake got its name Pichola. It was made in the year 1362 Ad by a “Banjara” (a gypsy). And Maharana Udai Singh who was mesmerized by the charm of the lake enlarged it by building a dam at Badipol. The main aspect of this lake was too meet the drinking water and irrigation needs in the era of Rajputana. There are 4 islands also in the lake, on which temples and palaces are built. namely Jag mandir, Jagniwas, lake palace (now a beautiful heritage hotel) Jag Mohan Mandir.
Why Pichola Lake is Famous?
The largest palace of Udaipur is the City palace. It is also built along this side. Located along the shore of the lake, it has a heritage and new hotels, and there are also beautiful rooftop restaurants that are world-famous for their Rajasthani cuisines.
Boating is the best way to explore this place. Many Type of private boats, ferries, etc. are available.
You will find guides in every language spoken in the world.
Although Pichola lake is always beautiful to see, in the evening, it is a different pleasure of a boat ride of sunset which will make you crazy about this lake and the beauty of this city.