Enclosed by Aravalli hills, Udaipur is yet another historical city in India, also known as the Venice of the East, for its scenic beauty and tranquil canals it holds within. Filled with breathtaking palaces, delicious cuisines and rich culture, it’s certainly a place which should be on your travel bucket list. Nevertheless, if you’re planning a day trip to this lovely city, make sure to follow our well-planned itinerary to bring the best out of your trip.
Built in the 8th century, Eklingji temple is the prime spot to get lost in musing about Lord Shiva, making it a great place to kick-start your Udaipur exploration.
Timings: 4:30 am- 7 am, 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
5 pm – 7 pm
Udaipur is known for its heavy and flavourful Kachoris, and you cannot head to the next venue without trying it. Make sure to have it in the most authentic way, i.e. with dahi.
After a fulfilling breakfast, visit the grand City Palace residing on the banks of Lake Pichola. Ever since it was built in 1559, the Palace has gone through a lot of expansion by the successor of Maharana Uday Singh. The Palace comprises massive courtyards, gardens and mahals.
Timings: 9:30 am – 5 pm, 7 pm – 10 pm
Dal Baati Chruma
With so much royalness around, it would be unfair if you didn’t try one of the royal dishes that Maharajas used to enjoy during their time. The dish here we are talking about is Dal Batti Churma, whose various renditions you will find in other parts of India.
Jag Mandir Palace
Resting on the Jag Island on Lake Pichola, the Palace took 100 years to complete by the Maharajas of the Mewar Dynasty. It’s a great place to spend some quiet time amidst a serene lake. You will have to take a boat ride to visit the Palace from the Bansi Ghat Jetty.
Timings: 10 am – 6 pm
Fees: Free. But you have to pay for a boat ride which is 300rs
Bagore ki Haveli
Enjoy the paintings of Mewar at Bagore ki Haveli, which is famously known as the Palace of mirrors because of the exceptional mirror work on its walls. It’s also a known spot to witness folk songs and dance performances that the Haveli hosts every evening.
Timings: 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
Shopping at Lake Palace Road
To keep reminding yourself about your lovely visit to Udaipur, make sure to buy some traditional Rajasthani wear from Lake Palace Road. However, keep in mind that the market is closed on Sundays.