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Udaipur – Top 6 Places to Visit on a Day Trip

Udaipur is a top tourist destination in India and a very popular hotspot for international tourists in India. This city of lakes is a great place to visit to see the beauty of Rajasthan and especially to see the palaces of the Mewar region of Rajasthan.

This is a historic city in southern parts of Rajasthan known for its culture, vibrant clothes, cuisine, and palaces and is a top choice for domestic and international tourists. There are many  popular activities to do in Udaipur as a tourist. The following is the details about the various tourist attractions in Udaipur:

City Palace

The City Palace in Udaipur is a 400 year old palace that was constructed in the 16th century and is located on the eastern banks of the Lake Pichola. This palace is an architectural marvel and has many buildings gateways, gardens and other palace structures making it a popular choice with tourists.

This palace located in the Aravalli Hills and the Amar Vilas, Badi Mahal, Bhim Vilas, and Durbar Hall are some of the attractions at this palace.

Jagdish Temple

A top temple worth visiting in Udaipur is a Jagdish Temple. This popular temple in Udaipur is a beautiful Hindu temple and this temple is also called the Temple of Jagannath Rai or Jagdish Ji Temple. This temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and the architecture of this temple is designed in the Indo-Aryan style of architecture.

Jag Mandir Palace

This is a palace that was built on an island in the beautiful Lake Pichola and is also called the Lake Garden Palace. This yellow sandstone and marble palace was constructed in the 17th century and the tourists can visit the palace using a jetty facility from Bansi Ghat.

There are many impressive structures within the palace like the carved elephant statues and has a garden courtyard which makes it a top tourist attraction in Udaipur.

Bagore Ki Haveli

Near the banks of the Lake Pichola, Bagore Ki Haveli is a famous tourist attraction. This haveli was built in the 18th century and today has been restored into a museum. The Bagore Ki Haveli Museum displays art, paintings, colored glasswork and even costumes of the Mewar Kingdom that ruled this region for hundreds of years.

Lake Palace

Lake Palace was a summer palace for the royal family of Mewar and was built in the 18th century and is situated on the Lake Pichola. Today the Taj Lake Palace is a famous palace worth visiting for tourists.

The Palace is constructed facing the east towards the rising sun and today is a popular hotel that is managed by the Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces group which is a leading hotel chain in India and all over the world. Very famous guests have stayed at this hotel in Udaipur including Jackie Kennedy, Queen Elizabeth, and various other world leaders and royalty. This is a famous palace that also has featured in a James Bond movie making it extremely popular with tourists.

Lake Pichola

Lake Pichola is an artificial lake created in the 14th century and this is part of the contiguous lakes that have very much become one of the main highlights of this city. The famous Jag Niwas Palace and the Taj Lake Palace are both situated on islands within the Lake Pichola.

Many local birds are part of the scenery around the lake and a sanctuary is created to protect the fauna of this region. The Ghats on the banks of the lake are popular with tourists as are the palaces in this region. The sunset view from the lake area is beautiful and tourists can take boat rides on this lake making it a popular tourist attraction in Udaipur.

If you are visiting Udaipur and interested in heritage sites then you may consider jaipur as well because there are so many diverse places to see in jaipur from old forts, unique cultural sites and jungle safari. Also it is the capital city of rajasthan and better known as pink city.

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