The mystical and colorful state of Rajasthan resides in a city. Udaipur – A city as old as time. A city that has seen rulers change, politics to change and century to change.’ Venice of the East’ and ‘The City of Lakes’. Udaipur, Rajasthan’s town is a beautiful place with a wealthy cultural context and a wonderful history. Udaipur is one such city where you will find a plethora of tourist places to visit. The palaces represent the architectural grandeur that prevailed during the Rajputs era. And, the picturesque landscape describes how generous nature seems to be where it chooses to be. Here are the top seven tourist places to visit in Udaipur, which you can’t miss.
Maharana Udai Mirza Singh built the City Palace in 1559. The City Palace of Udaipur was constructed by Maharana Udai Mirza Singh. A palace that represents the perfect mixture of European, Medieval, and Chinese ethnicity. Located at the banks of Pichola Lake, the palace is the home of 11 beautiful palaces all built by different rulers and eras. The palace has everything, colorful gardens, terraces for stargazing, and courtyards built for evening tea. The paintings and architecture with human emotions decorate the wall of the palace. A masterpiece that hasn’t lost its value with time. It tops the list of must-visit tourist places in Udaipur
No one quite knows the history of Lake Pichola. It’s believed that a man created it in 1362 AD. And later, it was expanded by Rana Udai Singh II in the 16th century. Gigantic mountains, spiritual temples, and ghats are neighbors of Lake Pichola. The islands in Lake Pichola offers the perfect outing opportunity for wanderers and seekers. You can even cruise around in Lake to see the whole town reflect in the water. The best time to go boating would be in the evenings. The sun turns the vivid day into a dreamy melting evening. You can even see silhouettes of the palaces of the city palace.
Lake Palace or Jag Niwas is the most beautiful representation of Udaipur architecture. The Palace is famous for a destination wedding, the Lake Palace is located on the island of Jag Niwas in Lake Pichola in the year 1746 by Maharana Jagat Singh II. It was later converted into a luxury hotel in the 1960s and now is a part of Taj luxury resorts. Many Hollywood and Bollywood movies have covered this stunning location
Jagmandir or Lake Garden Palace is one of the most crucial monuments in history and one of the must-visit places in Udaipur. A symbol of peace between the Mughals and Rajputs. It’s said that Shah Jahan’s inspiration for the Taj Mahal was from Lake Garden. This monument hence has big-time historic importance. The impressive Mughal, as well as Rajput carvings and design, gives the Garden an opulent character.
Vintage Car Museum
Udaipur and Rajasthan, in general, is a home for many antique places and museums but one such unique museum is the Vintage Car Museum. Inaugurated in Feb 2000, the museum is an open garage for all the porch, expensive Rolls- Royce’s. There’s also the vintage James Bond car; the Rolls-Royce Phantom used in 1934. This place is a real-life fantasy for every motor car lover.
Bagore Ki Haveli
Bagore Ki Haveli has a very interesting backstory. Constructed in the 18th century by Amir Chand Badwa, it became home of Maharana Shaki Singh of Bagore. Hence, the name Bagore ki Haveli. Situated near Pichola Lake later, this Haveli is now transformed into a museum retaining all of its antique touches. The Haveli consists of over 100 rooms and its unique architecture draws in Tourists all over the world, all year long. There are various shows held in the evenings for tourists.
Saheliyon Ki Bari
Yet another castle with yet another intriguing story. Brought to life by Sangram Singh II as a gift for his queen and her maids. The king himself designed it as people claim. Later, this served as a relaxing place for the maids and queen. Approx 48 maids used to reside in the Haveli and served the queen. The garden still serves its purpose in many ways and people come to this place to escape the chaos of the monotonous life.