Udaipur city in Rajasthan spreads its magic & everyone gets spellbound by it. There is plenty to see, enjoy & explore in this wonderful City. Moreover, most of the attractions, forts & palaces here are constructed by great Maharajas during ancient time. Words will be counted less if we start talking about Udaipur. It is worldwide famous for being the ‘Venice city of East’, ‘the City of Lakes’ (Jheelon ki Nagri), the City of elephants (White city), etc.
Here are some of the best places to visit in Udaipur other than the Forts and Palaces:
This rural art & craft complex which was set up in Udaipur for the promotion of traditional arts & crafts of Rajasthan through all over the globe. If you’d like to know about traditions, the culture of Udaipur, then Shilpgram must be on your top-most travel list. It is a craftsmen village which is situated only at a small distance from the main City. If you want to explore various Indian cultures & traditions, it is the best place to see as the gov. owned complex shows up the rural life of different villages of India like Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Goa, & Gujarat. Along with camel & horse rides, one can enjoy traditional music & dance here.
One of the major attractions here is an open amphitheater for providing the center stage to various art festivals organized in Udaipur. Visit the Sajjangarh Wildlife Sanctuary, two museums near the shopping hub and also dine at the Shilpi restaurant.
Timings: 11 am-7 pm daily
Ticket: 30 INR for Indians, 50 INR for outsiders
Bagore Ki Haveli
Situated near Lake Pichola, it is the best place for all history, photography as well as architecture lovers. Constructed by the Prime Minster of Mewar, Amir Chand Badwa in the 18th century, later the Haveli became the home of Maharana Shakti Singh of Bagore, and got its name as ‘Bagore Ki Haveli’.
See a theater show at the theatre ground & witness musical, folk dance shows. Present yourself to the shows which are organized in the evenings. Enjoy puppetry show while listening to folk tales. Also, you can easily shop here for souvenirs, handicrafts & other artworks.
Timings: Open on all days from 10 am-7 pm
Ticket: 60 INR + 100 INR (add-on camera charges)
Vintage Car Museum
Are you fond of vintage cars? Then, you must take a look at royal vintage cars at the classical Vintage Car Museum. Situated in the former state garage, there are about 22 vehicles in this royalty museum. Having a good collection of cars of the Maharaja, this is probably one of the unique places to visit in Udaipur. Inaugurated in the year 2000, people visit here to know more about the history of these vehicles. Surely, it will be a perfect day out for all those who love to admire the beauty of antique cars.
Don’t miss out on visiting this wonderful place while you’re on your Udaipur trip.
Timings: Every day from 9 am-9 pm
Ticket: INR 15O for children & INR 250 for adults
Saheliyon Ki Bari
Situated in the northern part of the City, this beautiful palace was constructed by Maharana Bhopal Singh for the maids who accompanied the Princess to Udaipur. As the name itself suggest, ‘the Garden of the Maidens’ or also called, Saheliyon Ki Bari is an orchard of maids. It was one of the places where they can dance & sing merrily while getting indulged in various recreational activities. The Garden is fully equipped with well-maintained marbles, elephants, kiosks, fountains, & a wonderful water pool.
Timings: All days from 8 am-9 pm
Ticket: 10 INR for Indians, 50 INR for outsiders
Haldighati-the battleground of Maharana Pratap & Raja Man Singh
In the Aravalli ranges, there’s a mountain pass that connects Pali & Rajsamand Lake in the City. It is the ancient place related to history where the battle of Haldighati between Maharana Pratap of Mewar & Raja Man Singh of Amber took place in 1576 AD. From then, the place got its name accordingly from the yellow sands of the surroundings, which gave it the name as it appears just like Haldi (turmeric).
Stories of Maharana Pratap’s strength are still told to children. This historical place always remains in the list of best places to visit in Udaipur for all those history enthusiasts.
Timings: 12 pm to 12 am
Ticket: Free of cost
An authentic place for all luxury lovers as it is also an open-air dining fine restaurant that overlooks the lake. Sheesh Mahal restaurant is an excellent choice to tune into delicious Rajasthani flavors that will raise your dining experience while and pleasing your taste buds. Feel like royalty in one of the best fine-dining restaurants in Udaipur while indulging in authentic and contemporary flavors. It is a perfect choice if you want to taste Rajasthani cuisines while indulging in sweet-soothing your taste buds.
Timings: 11 am-11 pm
Ticket: Rs 100 for children, Rs 250 for adults