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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.

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

2. 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.

Kumbhalgarh and Ranakpur: Private Day Trip from Udaipur

3. 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.

Chittorgarh: Private Day Trip from Udaipur

4. 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. 

Private Evening Sunset Tour of Monsoon Palace/Sajjan Garh

5. Private Evening Sunset Tour of Monsoon Palace/Sajjan Garh

Hop in the chauffeur driven air-conditioned car waiting for you at your hotel at 4:00 PM. You will be driven to Monsoon Palace a.k.a Sajjan Garh Palace, which is situated 5 kms west of Udaipur. Enjoy the scenic route as you head towards Bansdara at the peak of Aravalli hill range, where the palace stands tall. Explore the whit marble palace white marble overlooking Lake Pichola. Listen to the stories behind the making of this palace and the surprising facts from our expert tour guide accompanying you. Witness the commanding view of the palaces and lakes of Udaipur city from the towering height. Watch the Sun set behind Aravalli's hills and immerse yourself in the tranquility. After sunset you will be driven back to your hotel in Udaipur, where the Sunset tour of Monsoon Palace will come to an end.

Udaipur: Skip-the-Line Chittorgarh Fort & Optional Add-Ons

6. Udaipur: Skip-the-Line Chittorgarh Fort & Optional Add-Ons

Take a trip to one one of the largest forts in India, Chittorgarh Fort. Book your ticket in advance to save time and avoid the stress of waiting in line. Chittorgarh Fort is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, admired for its historical value and built on top of a mountain. The vast structure and has seven gates with the beautiful Rampol (Gate of Ram) acting as the main gate. Choose from three different offers to experience Chittorgarh Fort in the way that best suits your needs. In addition to purchasing a skip-the-line ticket, you can also select the guided tour add-on, or choose the round-trip transportation add-on, which includes the guided tour and additional stops at temples along the way.

Udaipur: 2-Day Private Tour

7. Udaipur: 2-Day Private Tour

Day 1: Udaipur City Tour You will be picked up in the morning from either Udaipur Airport, the Udaipur Junction Railway Station, the bus station, or your centrally located hotel in Udaipur by your friendly English-speaking driver before leaving for the Udaipur City Palace. Udaipur City Palace is the largest palace complex in Rajasthan. Maharana Udai Singh stated building this palace in 1559, and it was later completed in the 18th century by his successors. Following this palave visit, you will stop by the Shree Jagdish Temple, a world renowned temple of Lord Vishnu. This three story and 79-foot high temple was built by Maharana Jagat Singhji in 1651 and at the time cost, 1.5 million rupees. It is owned and managed by the royal family of Udaipur. Your next stop is Dudh Talai, located on the banks of Lake Pichola near the city palace. Here you can enjoy the beautiful views of the Lake Pichola, Jagmandir Island Palace, Lake Palace, Udaivilas, the Leela Palace, the gorgeous Aravalli ranges and Udiapur old city. You can choose to either walk around the lake to see various species of birds, relax in the lush green garden, or enjoy the musical fountains in the park. You can also stop by Saheliyon Ki Bari, Moti Magari and the Sukhadiya Circle. When the tour concludes, you will be dropped off at the hotel of your choosing for an overnight stay. Day 2: Udaipur, Kumbhalgarh Fort and Ranakpur After breakfast, you will leave for a day tour of Kumbhalgarh Fort and Ranakpur Jain. The drive takes about 2 hours (depending on traffic) before you will arrive at Kumbhalgarh Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here you will learn the history of the fort while enjoying its mesmerizing views. Commonly referred to as the "the great wall of India," it features the second largest wall in the world. Afterwards, visit the Jain Temple in Ranakpur. It is believed that the temple was built in the 15th century under the direction of Seth Dharna Shah, who was a follower of Jainism. He constructed the temple with the help of Rana Kumbha, the king of Mewar whose condition for help was that the temple be named after him. There are four entrances to reach the main chamber where the idol of Adinath is placed. There are also five pillars in the temple, with each holding idols of various Tirthankaras. The biggest pillar that stands in the center holds an idol of Adinath. After exploring the temple, you will head back to Udaipur where you will be dropped off to your chosen location.

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Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 4 reviews

It was a great experience, nothing unnecessary, no shops and lunches (just when we felt really hungry we asked our driver to find something for us and he found a really tasty and cheap cafe). Several more words about the driver. He was the best ever! He was really experienced (and fashionable in his multicolored turban))) with a great sense of humor and quite good English. Unfortunately I forgot his name. You do not really need a guide visiting those places, and we were honestly told that. Everything was prepaid, we were given audio guides for Ranakpur. So, it turned to be one of our best tours in India (together with Taj). Ranakpur is for sure a must-see place, an incredible one.

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.

The trip was excruciating. Well coordinated. The guide and driver were very knowledgeable and helpful. I would recommend them to everyone.

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