Celebrated as the “The City of Lakes”, Udaipur a spectacular city in Rajasthan with a famed history and fascinating cultural background. The city skilfully reflects the great Rajputana’s architectural superbity and unforgettable history. Udaipur is thought-out to be one of the world’s most romantic cities and is often called the “Venice of the East”. Nothing can describe this place better than its serene lakes, restorative weather, magnificent temples and whirling bazars. Needless to say, Udaipur has emerged as one of the top travel destinations in India.
Puppet shows at Bharatiya Lok Kala Mandal:
A 10-minute puppet show at the Baratiya Lok Kala Mandal is held daily between 09.00 a.m. To 06.00 p.m. at an interval of every 30 minutes. Along with this, a one-hour show is also organized twice daily between 12.00-01.00 p.m. And 06.00-07.00 p.m..The first half is dedicated to the puppet show while the second half to the Rajasthani Folk dance. The entry ticket is INR 70 for Indian citizens.
Explore the captivating Lake Pichola
Forged in 1362 AD, Lake Pichola is a factitious wonder in the city of Udaipur, beautifully surrounded by alluring palaces, mountains, bathing ghats and magnificent temples. There are a number of tourist attractions on the islands in Lake Pichola, which can be explored by cruising around in the Lake. The place looks enthralling during the night time. So, when you plan a trip to Udaipur this year, book a boat cruise during the evening hours and see the beautiful city light up as the sun goes down.
Witness the classical beauties at Vintage Cars Museum
If you are a vintage car buff, the this is a must-visit place for you! The Vintage Cars Museum offers an amazing chance to the car lovers to witness the well-maintained cars of the bygone era. It was in 2000 that the museum was opened for general public. The cars displayed here belonged to the yesteryear’s Mewar Maharanas. Within the premises you will also find the Shell petrol pump and The Bougainvillea – coated Garden Hotel and Restaurant, a property of HRH Group of Hotels.
Something for the adventurous souls
With the backdrop of Aravli range, Udaipur offers some amazing hiking and trekking opportunities to the nature lovers and adventure freaks.
Elephant Safari is among the most popular activity for the young and old visitors alike. What can be better than a remarkably unique sightseeing experience atop this majestic animal?
How can you visit a desert city and not go for a camel ride? Not just in Udaipur but camel safari is extremely popular in various other cities of Rajasthan. You can hire one through the city to the desert and explore the magnificent palaces, historic temples and serene lakes, all day long.
Lesser known to the tourists but Udaipur’s landscapes make it a great place for adventure sports like paragliding. You can take part in this adventure sport and experience the stunning views of the City of Lakes from above.
Witness Udaipur’s Nightlife!
While most visitors retire to their hotels by night, there are others who prefer to explore the city at night. Gorgeously traditional during the day, Udaipur becomes even more beautiful with lights during the night hours. Here are some entertaining things to do in Udaipur at night:
Feast at a Rooftop Restaurant
Udaipur homes several rooftop restaurants which offer a beautifully perfect view of the palaces and lakes. You can munch some flavorsome snacks and sip your favorite wine while looking at the beautiful landscape.
Enjoy the Sound and Light Show
While in this beautiful city, you can enjoy the astonishing sound and light show at the City Palace, which narrates the amazing history of Mewar. The show is held both in Hindi and English, at different timings. The narrative follows 15 centuries of history and is divided into 12 episodes.
Take part in cultural event at Dharohar Theatre
If you are looking some cultural entertainment filled evening, then Dharohar Theatre is the place to be. Every evening from 7-8 pm, a cultural event known as Dharohar is held at Neemchowk in Bagore Ki Haveli.
Hunt down the streets
The streets of this city come to life once the sun sets with uncountable shoppers filling the streets. You can bag some amazing jewelry, clothes, shoes, souvenirs and much more from the streets. Not only this, you can also satiate your hunger for traditional roadside food.