Top Udaipur Attractions for the First Timers

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Udaipur is set around a series of lakes and is also known as The City of Lakes. It is known for its lavish and royal residences. The city was a former capital of the Mewar kingdom. The stunning location and a rich cultural background makes Udaipur the top destination on your bucket list. If you plan to visit Udaipur for the first time, make sure to go through all the hotels in Udaipur before booking one. Udaipur has many sightseeing attractions which a rich cultural background. The places can be planned according to your level of interest. Let’s go through the top 5 locations to visit for the first-timers.

 

City Palace

It is a marvel complex situated calmly on the banks of Lake Pichola. It is truly an example of glory which the rulers of Mewar enjoyed in the past. The architecture of the palace is a fusion of Mughal, Rajasthani, Chinese and European making it the most visited tourist attraction of Udaipur. The palace is one of the largest palaces in the world. Several kings of the Rajput dynasty were involved in the development of The City Palace. At a distance of just 3 km from the railway station, the majestic palace was built over a period of 400 years. The domes and arches of the mansion add to the flavour of the cultural site. The interior walls have been adorned with exclusive antiques and paintings.

Lake Pichola

An artificial freshwater lake named after the nearby Picholi village is the most picturesque lake of Udaipur. Lake Pichola is one of the most beautiful lakes in India. It is surrounded by colossal hills, grand palaces, and temples. Don’t miss the dazzling sunset by the Lake Pichola. There are pathways around the lakes where you can stroll and whale away your time. A boat ride on Lake Pichola gives a whole new prospect to the city. The pure blue waters of the lake leave a mesmerizing impact on the bystanders.

Bagore Ki Haveli

The haveli was built by Amir Chand Badwa, the chief minister at the Royal Court. The haveli was converted into a museum after five years of restoration work.  The royal paintings, clothes, personal items and the traditional Rajasthani art and crafts work are on display in the museum. The gallery boasts of a huge turban collection with the world’s largest turban adorning the gallery too. The old royal building is one of the top places to visit in Udaipur. It has more than 100 rooms with delicate glass work which is intricate and fine. The evening shows are not to miss at the place if you are a first time visitor.

The Lake Palace

The Lake Palace is one of the most luxurious hotels owned by the Taj Group. The hotel once featured in a James Bond movie too. Three extravagant restaurants are offering a variety of cuisines. A speedboat operated by the hotels enables them to and fro of the tourists. It is a famous wedding destination and a part of the historic heritage site. The white marble used in the construction of the Lake Palace gives a royal feel.IT is one of the most romantic hotels in the world. The beautiful fountains and well-laid gardens are a must watch.

Jagdish Temple

It is Udaipur’s largest temple with a stunning Indo Aryan architecture. The temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu, the preserver of Universe along with the other shrines of Lord Shiva, Ganesh, The Sun God, and Goddess Shakti. Jagdish Temple offers beautiful wall carvings and elephant sculptures making it a marvel. It is made of white marbles and treasured for carved images of the gods.

Experiencing Udaipur is all about appreciating the royalty and beauty of its famous lakes and palaces. Book hotels in Udaipur before planning a foolproof trip.