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Udaipur: Full Day Private City Tour with Optional Boat Ride

1. Udaipur: Full Day Private City Tour with Optional Boat Ride

Udaipur, once called the most romantic spot in all of India, is the city of Lakes. This tour covers the most important sites of the city, and ends with a serene sunset at Lake Pichola. Several locations were made famous in the the James Bond movie, Octopussy, filmed here in 1982.  Start your tour at Sajjangarh or the Monsoon Palace, an old dilapidated hunting lodge, perched atop a hillside. It offers fantastic views of the countryside, the Aravalli hills, and Fatehsagar Lake, the next stop on this tour. Step into the Maharaja’s lifestyle at Udaipur City Palace (Rajasthan’s largest palace). Some of these buildings date back 400 years. City Palace Museum has opulently decorated rooms, filled with artifacts and miniatures. Spend approximately two hours here, before heading to the Jagdish temple. Built in 1651, this serene marble temple with stone carvings is dedicated to an avatar of Lord Vishnu. Stop for lunch at a restaurant of your choice, or ask your guide for recommendations (lunch at own expense). Take a relaxing stroll around the lotus pools and fountains at Saheliyon ki Bari. As the day comes to an end, watch the sunset from Lake Pichola. The evening light makes for perfect photo opportunities. You can also choose an optional boat ride for a pleasant end to your full day tour. At the end of the activity, your driver will drop you back to either your hotel, the airport, or railway station in Udaipur.

Lake Pichola: Evening Boat ride with Private Transfers

2. Lake Pichola: Evening Boat ride with Private Transfers

At 3:30pm board your chauffeur driven car from your booked hotel in Udaipur. From there, you will be driven to Lake Pichola for a mesmerizing boat ride. As the boat ride begins, you will start to see the majestic views of key monuments lining the lake. Catch a glimpse of the 400 year old City Palace, boasting numerous lavish palaces and see locals washing on the ghats (quay) reached by staircase.    Enjoy the cool breeze as you continue the windy ride, looking out for the massive Havelis (private mansions) on the shore. The most prominent one is Bagore ki Haveli, famous for decorations with intricate and fine work of mirrors. Also, do not forget to spot the distant view of Monsoon Palace, perched on the Aravalli hills. Finally, as the time flows, watch the gorgeous sunset view disappearing into the horizon. After the boat ride you, get back in the car and you will be safely dropped back to your booked hotel.       

Udaipur: City Palace Museum Tour and Lake Pichola Boat Tour

3. Udaipur: City Palace Museum Tour and Lake Pichola Boat Tour

Be greeted by your driver at your accommodation in Udaipur by your guide. Head off for the city palace of Udaipur. Spend 3 hours on a guided tour around the palace complex, built over a period of nearly 400 years with contributions from several rulers of the Mewar dynasty. Visit the famous Jagdish Temple, a large Hindu temple in the middle of Udaipur in Rajasthan, just outside the royal palace. It has been in continuous worship since 1651.  After the guided tour, head to Lake Pichola to join a shared boat tour (self-guided) on the artificial lake., named after the nearby Picholi village, and how it is one of several contiguous lakes developed over the last few centuries in and around Udaipur. Then, relax on your drive back to your accommodation in Udaipur.

Udaipur Full-Day Private Tour with Boat Ride and Lunch

4. Udaipur Full-Day Private Tour with Boat Ride and Lunch

First up on your tour of Udaipur is the City Palace, the most famous architectural marvel of Udaipur. This palace complex includes the Chandra Mahal and Mubarak Mahal palaces and various other buildings. The complex also features a museum, which has a rich collection of royal costumes and a display of Rajput weaponry. Afterwards, you'll be driven to the Shree Jagdish Temple.  The Shree Jagdish Temple is 3 stories high and was built by the Maharana Jagat Singhji in 1651, costing more than 1.5 million rupees. It is now owned and managed by the royal family of Udaipur. After visiting the temple you will then drive to Saheliyon Ki Bari, the most beautiful garden in Udaipur. Then it's a quick stop for lunch before moving on to Pichola Lake.  Here you will enjoy a boat ride with a perfect backdrop of lush green hills. Pichola Lake is the oldest lake in Udaipur and one of the most beautiful lakes in Rajasthan. You will then move to Dudh Talai where you can enjoy the beautiful views of the Pichola Lake, Jagmandir Island Palace, Lake Palace, Udaivilas, the Leela Palace, the gorgeous Aravalli ranges and Udiapur old city.

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What people are saying about Rajasthan

Our trip was excellent and well organized. Our guide ,Nitin, was knowledgeable and explained well about the history and monuments. He was patient in both explaining the history and taking the photos for memory. We really enjoyed sightseeing and would recommend this tour.

The city palace is an amazing building and treasure trove. Our guide Vikram was witty and engaging as well as extremely knowledgeable. The tour included a boat tour of the lake.

Our guide Nitin told us a lot about Udaipur history and we did fantastic visits. The city is really charming and it was a big plus to discover it with a good guide.

Very good and flexible guide, adapts to the demands of the visitors, good driver as well, to recommend!

Guide well knowledge of area. And has lots of information to pass on