Draped in royal white and alive with romantic tales of the Rajputs, Udaipur is a picture of royal elegance. The city was founded by Maharana Udai Singh II in 1553 as the capital of the Mewar dynasty. The brilliant architecture of its palaces, infused with much-fabled history, folklore, and whimsical charm, make Udaipur a much sought-after wedding & honeymoon destination in India.
Join us on our Udaipur tour as we take you through spectacular palaces & gorgeous lakes soaked in the romantic aura of the days gone by. Stay at beautiful palaces, watch splendid sunsets, and enjoy the unparalleled hospitality of the Mewar dynasty.
Ringed with Aravallis and flanked by palaces, Lake Pichola is definitely the focal point of Udaipur. Its royal ambiance is enhanced by the City Palace soaring on its Eastern Banks, and the gorgeous Jagniwas & Jagmandir palaces on two islands on the lake. Take a boat ride in the evening on Lake Pichola, witness a glorious sunset, and watch the glittering lights as the City Palace is illuminated at twilight.
Home to 11 magnificent palaces and the beautiful Jagdish Temple, the City Palace of Udaipur is a brilliant specimen of Mewari architecture. Its gorgeous marble arches, delightful hanging gardens, and exquisitely embellished interiors add to its stunning beauty. Be sure to visit the palatial museum in the complex that houses miniature paintings, royal weapons & artifacts, and other regal paraphernalia.
Built by Maharana Jagat Singh II in 1743, this spectacular marble palace seems to float on the shimmering waters of Pichola. A pleasure palace for the Maharana, the Lake Palace is now a heritage hotel, promising royal luxury & hospitality to its esteemed guests. Stay at the Lake Palace in Udaipur for a regal experience.
A royal garden with gorgeous green yards, colorful blooms, and mesmerizing marble art, Garden of Maidens was built for the royal ladies of the Mewar dynasty. Its beautiful lotus pond, exquisite bird fountains, and romantic ambiance lure one & all.
Located on an island in Lake Pichola, Jag Mandir Palace is a gorgeous vision in marble & yellow sandstone. The palace, once a refuge for Prince Khurram, aka Emperor Shah Jahan, is now a heritage property that serves as a perfect venue for exotic destination weddings.
Located in the main city, this captivating museum promises you a fascinating insight into the traditional folk art and culture of Rajasthan. Its notable collection of rural attires, traditional ornaments, intriguing puppets & dolls, folk music instruments, and miniature Rajasthani paintings depicts the rich cultural & artistic heritage of Rajasthan.
If you are planning a trip in March, be sure to attend the royal Holi celebrations in the City Palace of Udaipur on 9th March 2020. Also, welcome spring in Mewar at the extravagant Mewar Festival being held in Udaipur from 27th to 29th March 2020.
While Hathi Pol Bazaar and Bada Bazaar are the bustling local markets of Udaipur, you may also check out the Shilpgram to buy authentic handicrafts of Rajasthan. Pick some colorful scarves in tie-&-dye & Batik prints, camel leather footwear & bags, traditional décor, and a host of trinkets for some retail therapy in Udaipur.
Be sure to try the delicious Poha for breakfast, followed by some mouthwatering Kachoris and jalebis. And don’t miss the typical Mewari Thali, a combination of local delicacies, inspired by the royal dishes of Mewar.
The best time to visit Udaipur would be in winter, from October to March.
By Air- Maharana Pratap Airport, around 22 km from the city center, connects Udaipur with the major Indian cities.
By Rail- Udaipur Railway Station connects Udaipur to the rest of the country by an extensive Indian Railways network.
By Road- Both, Rajasthan State Transport and private Volvo buses ply on the well-maintained highway & roads to Udaipur. You may also choose to self-drive or book a cab.
The weather is good, the celebrations are on, and the palaces are ready to receive their royal guests! Pack up fast to celebrate a royally romantic weekend at Udaipur. Get pampered at the palace hotels, play colors on Holi, and soak in the dreamy romance of Udaipur.