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Udaipur City Palace, Udaipur

Once you sort your hotel room, this is the first landmark you should go to. The City Palace, situated on the shores of Lake Pichola, will give a glimpse of the majestic grandeur of Rajasthan, with huge structures built for the erstwhile Mewar ruling family. The palace will entice travelers with its exterior interiors with elaborate mirror-work, unique paintings, murals, antique furniture and marble work. The palace complex is divided into several beautiful villas and palaces, including Amar Vilas, Bhima Vilas, Krishna Vilas, Manak Mahal and Moti Mahal. The Mewar Light and Sound Show in the evening is also worth the wait!

Lake Palace, Udaipur

The iconic Lake Palace will arrest you with its beauty and scenic location on the 4 km long, man-made Lake Pichola. The palace is now run by the Taj group and offers panoramic views of the Aravalli hills. It is definitely one of the most romantic places in the entire state and the Heritage Walk is to die for! Maharaja Jagat Singh II built this amazing palace, which will fill you with its carved marble and casting. While here, you can spend a full day boating in Lake Pichola, starting from Rameshwar Ghat to City Palace.

Jagmandir, Udaipur
Another romantic destination in Udaipur, this 17th-century palace complex is also situated on Lake Pichola. Also, known as the Lake Garden Palace, the Jagamandir will captivate you with its magnificent grandeur and serenity. It has departments such as Garden Courtyard, Gul Mahal, Darikhana, Bara Pathron Ka Mahal, Kunwar Pada Ka Mahal and Zhenana Mahal. This is another trip during your boat ride.

Jagdish Temple, Udaipur

The Indo-Aryan Jagdish Temple credits the construction of Maharana Jagat Singh. The temples in Udaipur are located near the Bari Pol entry of the City Palace and you have to go up some stairs. The black stone god of Lord Vishnu will amaze you and so will the image of brass garuda. There are many other temples dedicated to Sun God, Lord Ganesha, Lord Shiva and Goddess Shakti. Sunset Aarti will be a wonderful experience here.

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Saheli ki Bari, Udaipur

The Bari or plains garden of Sahelis was built by Maharana Sangram Singh in the early years of the 18th century. This awe-inspiring development fulfilled the maids who accompanied the princess of Udaipur to her husband's stove (part of the dowry given to him by the Maharana). Beautiful women danced, sang and made meera at this place and beautiful marble elephants, fountains, a lotus pool and kiosks were ample proof of the prosperity of the time.

Sajjangarh Palace, Udaipur

Sajjangarh Palace or Monsoon Palace is situated on a hilltop and offers amazing views of Fateh Sagar Lake and the surrounding Sajjangarh Wildlife Sanctuary. This palace-like building is straight out of a fairy tale and is a perfect example of the choice of Rajput rulers - the palace was built to be able to enjoy watching the monsoon clouds in the sky! Built by Maharana Sajjan Singh in 1884, Sajjangarh Palace should be on the list of places to visit mainly in Udaipur for its spectacular panoramic views of the city of Udaipur and its stunning lakes, mountains and palaces. This majestic palace is truly a sight to behold, especially when it is illuminated in the evening. You can take some incredibly beautiful photos here!

Fateh Sagar Lake, Udaipur

This beautiful man-made lake with its blue-hot water with a backdrop of lush green hills has earned Udaipur its fondness of "The Second Kashmir". Exceptionally clean and spacious, Fateh Sagar Lake is a great place to visit in Udaipur mainly for its 4 islands which are attractions in themselves. Accessible by boat, the islands host public parks and a solar observatory that is worth visiting. The lake in Udaipur, named after Maharana Fateh Singh of Udaipur and Mewar, is a center of city life that not only supplies water in urban areas, but also provides employment to a large section of the population.

I am sure you must have read FAQs on Udaipur to know why you must not say bad things about Fateh Sagar Lake.

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Udaisagar Lake, Udaipur

Built by Maharana Udai Singh in 1565, Udayasagar Lake is one of the 5 famous lakes of Udaipur, which is, in fact, a by-product of the dam built across the Berach River to ensure a continuous water supply to the city. Today it is one of the top places to visit in Udaipur due to its serene surroundings and beautiful sunset. You can also take a boat cruise of a lake or a shore-cruise on a camel.

Jaisamand Lake, Udaipur

Jaisamand Lake, also known as Dhebar Lake, is one of the most beautiful watersports of Udaipur and one of the largest artificial lakes in the world. One of the most popular places to visit in Udaipur, the lake was constructed from the famous marble dam built in 1685 by Maharana Jai ​​Singh. Marble stone itself is quite attractive as there are marble statues and mats, which form the structure. Enjoy a boat ride in the lake and visit the summer palaces built around the lake for the queens. You can also spend time at the Jaisamand Wildlife Sanctuary located on the lake to watch panther, wild boar and migratory birds.

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Rajsamand Lake, Udaipur

This 17th century lake is most famous for the place where the Maharanas did tuldan or gave their weight in gold. The five toranas or weighing arches on the pavilions built on the banks of the lake are a testimony to this practice and are well seen by tourists. An old Vaishnava temple located here also attracts devotees and tourists alike as is the boating attraction on this huge lake.

Jeyan Sagar, Udaipur

Jiyan Sagar or Badi ka Talab is another popular place in Udaipur for its serene artifacts to take a beautiful stroll on the pavilion built in an attractive and artistic Rajasthani style. The lake was named after his mother Jan Devi to counter the devastation caused by famine in the region by Maharana Raj Singh in the mid-1600s. See here - best time to visit Udaipur

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Dudhai Talai, Udaipur

One of the most attractive places to visit Udaipur, Dudhai Talai is a lake situated very close to Pichola Lake. Even though it is a small pond, Dudh Talai (literally, ond milk pond ') attracts visitors to its two parks which are located on the surrounding hills. Manikya Lal Verma Garden is a municipal park that offers beautiful views of the Pichola Lake and has a Karni Mata Temple which also attracts many visitors. Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay Park, another public park in Dudh Thalai, attracts tourists with its musical fountain - the first in Rajasthan.

Maharana Pratap Memorial, Udaipur

At the top of Moti Magri, overlooking Fateh Sagar Lake is a lifelong statue of Udaipur's most famous ruler, Maharana Pratap and his beloved horse Chetak. The warrior king and his favorite mountain, which is believed to have saved the life of its master in the epic battle of Haldighati, visit this monument. The remains of a Japanese rock garden and an old fort in Udaipur lie nearby and make for an interesting view.

Vintage Car Museum, Udaipur

If this is your first visit to the city of lakes, the vintage and classic car collection - a museum of vintage vehicles - is a must visit. Located in the former Mewar State Motor Garage, the museum displays luxury vintage wheels such as the 1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II which was later turned into a pick-up truck used during the royal hunt, another 1934 Rolls - Royce which was converted for the entire transport. Mewar Royal Cricket Team. You can also see a Cadillac, several Mercedes-Benz, Bix, a Ford Model A and many more. A high point of the museum is the royal shale petrol pump that still works! Here you can check all the museums in Udaipur