We all get one thought when we hear Udaipur ,the city full of lakes and palaces. Indeed, its really beautiful place for weekend getaway from Delhi. Good news is you don’t need long leaves to explore this place.Let me share my experience and complete Udaipur itinerary.
Day 0: Friday night
We boarded Rajasthan tourism bus from Delhi at 21:15 and next day 7:15 reached Udaipur. From the dropping point till Zostel we hired an auto which costed us 300 bucks. I would suggest check for cabs, we didn’t checked for one assuming Ola doesn’t work there :(.
Day 1: Saturday
Stay is sorted at Zostel:
We checked into Zostel, thats our home for the day. Its a great place for budget stay. Zostel rooftop restaurant has amazing food plus amazing view of the city. Single bed for one night in dorm will cost you around 600 bucks.Do check rates at their website as well.
How to commute– We hired scooty, you can easily rent one here . They will charge deposit amount and rent for the day. As per my experience, Udaipur can be best explored on two wheeler and is cheaper mode of transport also compared to hiring taxi.
Top places to explore:
1.City Palace: City palace is huge architecture built atop a hill. Make sure you have ample amount of time to cover entire palace.Consider having 2 hours approx . It provides panaromic view of Udaipur city, and its surroundings overlooking Lake pichola,Lake palace,monsoon palace and few other historic monuments.
Check this website for entrance fee information and boat ride cost
2. Bagore ki Haweli: This place is just 1.9 miles from City palace and would hardly take 3 to 4 mins drive. We at first thought of skipping this place but it turned out to be decent place to spend sometime photographing.
Rather than going inside the museum we decided to spend time outside at the waterfront.The museum is right on the waterfront of lake pichola and gives an amazing view of Lake palace. Udaipur will never fail to mesmerize you with its picture-some locations.
In the evening haveli lightens and stages enjoyable performance of traditional dance and Rajasthani music , you can surely watch it if interested.
3.Ambrai Ghat: Ambrai Ghat is another gem of Udaipur. It is situated near waterfront of lake pichola. It is popular for Ambrai restaurant and picturesque view of Lake palace. Its a beautiful place for couple photoshots also. You can catch some of the best street arts here.
1.Monsoon Palace: Also known as Sajjan Garh Palace is built on a hill top. You can reach here by two wheeler as well . Also there are paid taxis available from the entrance near the ticket window. The entire drive passes through lush green area on both sides along with amazing hill view. Along with the beautiful palaces build around the lakes, Udaipur has some beautiful and huge palaces built on the top of the hill.
2. Saheliyo ki Bari: Saheliyo ki Bari means Garden of Maids. It has fountains,a lotus pool and marble elephants. It is located on bank of Fateh sagar lake. The place is really beautiful, you will find lots and lots of fountains here. Ideal time you can spend here is an hour. Since the garden is pretty huge and off course you would not want to miss getting clicked here.
3. Fateh sagar Lake: This artificial lake of Udaipur is constructed under reign of Maharana. Boating on the blue waters of lake is overlooked by mountains from 3 sides. Drive around the lake is in itself an amazing experience.