You only live once- but Udaipur is to die for!
Often referred to as ‘city of lakes’ and the most romantic city. It lies in southern region of Rajasthan, India, with a total population of 4.51 lakhs. The city is surrounded by scenic beauty and enchanting lakes which make it impossible to take eyes off of it. Udaipur is also known as the ‘white city’ of India, for the intricately colossal palaces standing all around the lake and most of all because of the breathtaking white marble palace commonly known as Lake palace located in the middle of lake Pichola. Udaipur could be the emblem of that heaven for which India is worth a visit.
All journeys have secret destinations of which travellers are unaware of, discover this city with us.
When to visit
The best time to visit Udaipur is from October to March, when temperatures are swiftly mild and dry. In April, the hot Indian summer starts and temperatures can rise upto 40 degrees, while from July to September the rainy season could make your stay troublesome.
Activities to do
There are numerous activities to choose from, but not to miss activities are horse riding in hills, ropewaying or/and paragliding around the city and peering the picturesque aerial view of it, boat riding and exploring the horizons of water bodies like never done before, catching the glimpse of the sun melting into the lakes, witnessing ‘under the sun aquarium’ and light and sound shows of city palace, touring around the city on bicycle.
Places to go
There is more to see than one can remember and more to remember than one can see. Get drown in the beauties of palaces like Lake palace, City palace, Monsoon palace, be bewitched by the engaging site of water bodies at Ambrai Ghat, Badi lake, Dudh Talai lake.
And that’s not all, treat your self at grandeur resorts and spas such as Jag Mandir, which is situated right in the middle of the Lake Pichola on an island, and on roof top restaurants under the blanket of twinkling stars.
Why is Udaipur so popular
It makes world look a heavenly place and even our big Bollywood stars and film makers has succumbed into the beauty of it. Shootings of films like ‘yeh jawani hai deewani’, ‘goliyon ki raas leela-ram leela’, ‘prem ratan dhan payo’, and ‘mirzaya’ has taken place in those splendid palaces of Udaipur. And that’s not about it, even Hollywood film producers and makers have shot movies like ‘octopussy’ [yes, a James Bond movie] and ‘Cheetah girls one world’.
Udaipur is also very popular for destination weddings, given the royal and sophisticated background, known for its hospitality and generosity.
In addition, Udaipur has to offer of variety of cuisines and culture, street arts and theatrical dramas at Shilpgram, bike stunts shows at Rani road, camel safaris, and archaic stores for silver jewellery shopping, leather journals and leather bags.
Live life by a compass and not a clock, and Udaipur is just the place for it!