Things to do in Udaipur

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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.

Kumbhalgarh and Ranakpur: Private Day Trip from Udaipur

2. Kumbhalgarh and Ranakpur: Private Day Trip from Udaipur

Choose a convenient pickup time from your hotel between 6:00 AM and 10:00 AM. Journey into the Aravalli hills on a scenic drive (approximately 2.5 hours) from Udaipur to Kumbhalgarh. A local English-speaking guide will join you to explain the significance of Mewar in Rajasthani history. The thick walls of this fort (the second longest in the world) stretch for 36 kilometers and offer splendid views and easy hiking opportunities. With more than 350 temple structures, bunkers, and palaces dating back to the 1400s, it is no surprise this remote fort was declared an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stop for a well-deserved lunch at a multi-cuisine restaurant or try local Mewari food (at your own expense). Then drive to Ranakpur, home to India’s biggest Jain temple. Comprising of massive marble domes and pillars, this house of worship is considered sacred by Jains. Spend some time walking around, as your guide explains the Jain principles of non-violence and non-possessiveness. After a memorable day, bid farewell to your guide and head back to Udaipur to your hotel or other preferred location within city limits. The tour ends approximately ten hours after the start time.

Udaipur City: Private Sightseeing Tour

3. Udaipur City: Private Sightseeing Tour

You will be picked up from your hotel or selected location in Udaipur by your friendly English-speaking driver and leave for Udaipur City Palace, the largest palace complex in Rajasthan. Situated on the banks of  Lake Pichola, the City Palace Museum displays the belongings of kings and showcases the royal lifestyle of Udaipur's rulers. See the wardrobes and weapons, and visit a beautiful Crystal Gallery showcasing furniture and utensils made of glass.  Later stop by Shree Jagdish Temple, a world-renowned temple of Lord Vishnu. This three-story temple was built by Maharana Jagat Singhji in 1651. The main Jagdish temple is located in the center surrounded by four smaller temples - Lord Ganesha, Sun God, Goddess Shakti and Lord Shiva. It has 32 steps and 50 pillars and is considered a brilliant piece of Indian architecture. Every year thousands of devotees come to witness this amazing temple. The next stop is Dudh Talai located on the banks of Lake Pichola near the City Palace. Enjoy the beautiful view of the lake, Jagmandir Island Palace, Lake Palace, Udaivilas, The Leela Palace, gorgeous Aravalli ranges and Udiapur old city. You can either walk around the lake to see various species of birds, relax in the lush green gardens, or enjoy the musical fountains in the park. Also stop by Saheliyon Ki Bari, Moti Magari and Sukhadiya Circle. When the tour concludes, you will be dropped off at Udaipur Junction Railway Station, bus station, or your centrally-located hotel in Udaipur.

Udaipur: Guided Ghat Tour and Boat Ride

4. Udaipur: Guided Ghat Tour and Boat Ride

Udaipur is famed as the ‘Venice of the East’ because of its beautiful Lakes and Ghats. On this tour, you will walk through these beautiful ghats with a friendly local storyteller and admire the amazing views of Pichola Lake.  Start your experience by heading to the most romantic spot of the ghats, where you will enjoy the best views in the city. Continue walking through Hanuman Ghat and Nav Ghat, learning about the culture of Rajasthan and Rajputs. Visit Gangaur Ghat, which symbolizes the auspicious 'Gangaur' Festival of Rajasthan. Discover the colorful embellishments at Lal Ghat and finally take a boat ride on Lake Pichola via the resplendent Jag Mandir Palace with splendid views of the City Palace complex, the picturesque ghats, Sajjangarh and the Haveli on the bank of the lake.

Ranakpur Jain Temple Private Excursion from Udaipur

5. Ranakpur Jain Temple Private Excursion from Udaipur

Ranakpur is located in the mountain ranges of Pali, and the Jain temple was built during the reign of the monarch Rana Kumbha in the 15th-century. This temple is world-famous for being one of the 5 most important Jain shrines in India. It is comprised of 5 spires, 20 domes, 29 halls and 420 pillars. Almost every inch of material used in its construction is alive with lavish and delicate carvings and no 2 pillars are alike. The ingenuity of the layout was such that the entire structure is bathed in natural light that streams in from the courtyards within the temple, opened out to the sky. The temple is known for its unique Jainism design and architecture. The large complex houses the smaller Chaumukha, Parsvanath, Neminath, Amba Mata and Surya temples. Amongst all these, the Chaumukha temple, shaped like a Nalinigulm Vimana (heavenly aircraft) is a major attraction and is dedicated to the first Tirthankara of Jain Rishabdev, also known as Adinath.

Chittorgarh: Private Day Trip from Udaipur

6. Chittorgarh: Private Day Trip from Udaipur

Be collected from your accommodation in Udaipur between 6:00 AM and 10:00 AM. Then, head on a 2.5-hour journey through beautiful landscapes to Chittorgarh, which is the city with one of the biggest forts.  Once you reach Chittorgarh, visit the massive UNESCO World Heritage Site known as Chittorgarh Fort. This is a vast structure and has seven gates with Rampole (Gate of Ram) as the main gate. This fort has a history of romance, pride, and Rajput spirit. It is associated with the beautiful queen known as Padmavati. Then, visit the famous Meera Bai Temple and explore her dedication to Lord Krishna. Make a stop for lunch then end your memorable journey in Rajputana style. Be returned to your accommodation in Udaipur. 

From Delhi: 6-Day Golden Triangle and Udaipur Private Tour

7. From Delhi: 6-Day Golden Triangle and Udaipur Private Tour

Day 1: New Delhi City Tour - Agra Begin your trip with a private pickup from your hotel, airport, railway station, or accommodation in Delhi, Noida or Gurugram.  Start with a half-day city tour of Delhi. Highlights include Qutub Minar, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Baha ‘Lotus’i Temple, India Gate, and the Parliament House, the President's Palace.  Then head to Agra, the city of the Taj Mahal, on a 4-hour drive. Upon arrival at Agra, check-in to your hotel and relax for the evening.  Day 2: Agra - Jaipur Get up before sunrise, and head to the Taj Mahal to watch the sun come up over the world-famous monument. You will spend two hours taking in its wonder.  After that, have breakfast back at the hotel before check-out and a 1-hour visit to the Agra Fort. Next, head to Jaipur on a 5-hour drive. When you arrive in Jaipur,  check into your hotel and relax for the evening.  Day 3: Jaipur sightseeing Hop on a 2-hour guided tour of the Amber Fort after breakfast. After that, tour Jaipur from your vehicle and spend 15 minutes at the Jal Mahal, a palace located in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake. In the afternoon, visit Maharaja’s City Palace. Discover Jantar Mantar after this, a collection of 19 architectural astronomical instruments.  After that, you'll be driven past the beautiful Hawa Mahal, a large structure built so the women of the royal household could observe streets outside while remaining hidden. At the end of the day, be dropped off at your hotel.  Day 4: Jaipur – Udaipur (by plane) After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Udaipur. After your airport transfer and hotel check-in, the rest of the day will be for free leisure time.  Day 5: Udaipur sightseeing Meet your guide after breakfast. Explore the City Palace, a palace complex that includes Chandra Mahal and Mubarak Mahal palaces. Amar Vilas, the highest point of this palace, contains wonderful hanging gardens with fountains, towers, and terraces.  Explore the Jagdish Temple, Sahelion ki Bari Garden, Fatehsagar Lake, and Bhagore ki Haveli the rest of the day with your guide. Day 6: Udaipur – Delhi (by plane, optional) Get picked up and taken to Udaipur Airport for your flight to Delhi. Upon arrival, your transfer can drop you at any desired location in Delhi, Noida or Gurugram. If you choose not catch the flight back to Delhi, you can be dropped off anywhere within Udaipur.

From Udaipur: Private Transfer to Delhi, Jaipur, or Pushkar

8. From Udaipur: Private Transfer to Delhi, Jaipur, or Pushkar

You will be picked up in the morning by an English-speaking driver from either Udaipur Junction Railway Station, the bus station or your centrally located hotel in Udaipur. After being assisted with your luggage, your convenient transfer will begin. You will be transferred via car to Delhi, Jaipur, or Pushkar, where you will be dropped off at the airport in Delhi or Jaipur, the bus or railway station, or at your centrally located hotel in your selected destination. You will be driven by an experienced, English-speaking driver who will be happy to assist you with any questions you have regarding your trip or your destination. Simply sit back, relax and let your driver take care of your journey for you.

Udapiur: Night Walking Tour

9. Udapiur: Night Walking Tour

Your guide will meet you at your tour meeting point, from where you will be taken to your first attraction of Aravali Vatika. There you will explore its three-layer landscaped garden, which contains a small artificial lake. Following that you will advance towards Pearl Hill, which overlooks the Fateh Sagar Lake and is the memorial of the Rajput hero Maharana Pratap. You'll then visit the Hall of Heroes, which contains 20 large paintings on Mewar history and models of Chittorgarh and the Haldighati battlefield. Towards the latter end of your experience, you'll go to Sunset Point, the Fateh Sagar Garden, Circuit House, and Guru Gobind Singh Park. Your tour will eventually culminate with the Moteshwar Mahadev Temple and Fateh Sagar Paal, including the kilometer-long Fateh Sagar Lake which is one of the most beautiful places to watch the sunset.

Udaipur: Full-Day Local Culture Tour

10. Udaipur: Full-Day Local Culture Tour

Your tour will begin as you are picked up by 9:00AM. From there you will visit the Udaipur City Palace, which is a huge complex housing several small palaces along with four main palaces and a museum displaying rare artifacts. Built over 400 years ago, this city palace has been built in an amalgamation of Mughal and Rajasthani styles of architecture, and through the involvement of various rulers of the Mewar Dynasty. Following that, you'll head to Monsoon Palace. Built on the top of Bansdara Hills, Monsoon Palace offers stunning views over the city and was used as a monsoon resort and hunting lodge. You'll then visit the Garden of the Maidens, which was built by Maharana Sangram Singh II for 48 young women attendants who arrived to Udaipur as a part of a princess's dowry. Consisting of marble elephants, fountains, a lotus pool and a small museum, this garden attracts visitors and residents alike. Bagore ki Haveli will be the next place on your agenda. Located near Lake Pichola at the Gangaur Ghat, this palace presents an exquisite display of art and architecture and showcases rare collections of costumes and modern art. You will then experience the Jagdish Temple, which was built in the style of Indo-Aryan architecture. Later in the evening you can have fun at the cafes near Lake Pichola. The artificial freshwater lake houses two prominent tourist attractions: the islands of Jag Mandir and Jag Niwas. City Palace is located on the eastern banks of the lake, and a boat ride on the lake is one the most popular things to do in Lake Pichola. At the conclusion of your experience, you will be returned back to your accommodation by 6:00PM.

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What people are saying about Udaipur

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 47 reviews

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.

Very good guide City tour super interesting and well conducted The explanations in English and French allowed us to understand the history of jodhpur It was a very good day I highly recommend

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.

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

The driver was on time, friendly and helpful. There weren't any difficulties.