Udaipur is well Connected to by air, rails and roads.
By Air -
Daily flights are available from New Delhi, Mumbai and Jaipur by Jet Airways
and Indian Airlines.
By Rail -
Udaipur is now directly connected to New Delhi by the Nijjamudin Mewar
WHEN TO GO
The best time to visit Udaipur is just after the monsoon to the winters.
Periodically from September to March is the ideal time to get most of it.
WHAT TO SEE
Udaipur is full of surprises and amazing destinations,
If you have time then you can explore more and get the best of it. The
Major Attractions are City Palace Museum, Lake Pichola, Fateh Sagar
Lake, Moti Magri, Ganghaur Ghat, The old city, Sukhadiya Circle,
Sahiliyoon ki Bari, Sajjangarh - "The Monsoon Palace", Ahar ruins. The
excursions includes Ekling Ji Temple, Nathdwara Temple, Ranakpur
Temple, Chittorgarh Fort.
The City Palace - A majestic
architectural marvel towering over the lake on a hill surrounded by
crenallated walls, it is a conglomeration of courtyards, pavilions,
terraces, corridors, rooms and hanging gardens. The main entrance is
through the triple arched gate, the "Tripolia" with eight marble
porticos. The maharanas were weighed under the gate in gold, the
euivalent amount of which was distributed among the populace.
Crystal Gallery - It is situated in the
Fateh Prakash Palace is a breath taking collection of crystals.
Maharana Sajjan Singh mainly ordered these crystals from F & C Osler
England. But he could not see the crystals because of his untimely
death. The crystal item includes tables, sofa sets, dinning table,
dressers, fountains and even beds besides a whole array of washing
bowls, decanters and perfume bottles.
Jag Mandir - This is the other island
palace in Lake Pichola, which was constructed by Maharana Karan Singh
as a hideout for Prince Khurram the estranged son of Emperor Jehangir
the implacable foe of the Maharana. The reason for the aid was that
the prince was the son of a Rajput mother. It is also said that Shah
Jahan [prince Khurram] derived some of these ideas for the Taj Mahal
from this palace when he stayed there in 1623-24. The island has some
striking carving including a row of elephants that looks as though
they are guarding the island. The exquisitely carved chhatri in grey
and blue stone is another example.
Jagdesh Temple - Built by Maharana Jagat Singh I in
1651 the temple enshrines a black stone image of Lard Vishnu. There is
a brass image of Garuda the Lord bird carrier. The exterior and the
plinth are covered with base relief of alligators; elephants, horsemen
and celestial musicians rise in tiers. Chanting, bells and music can
be heard throughout the day. It is the largest and most splendid
temple of Udaipur.
Saheliyoon ki Bari - This small ornamental garden was a
popular relaxing spot where royal ladies came for a stroll and hence
the name. The garden has many fountains in its four delightful pools,
chiselled kiosks and marble elephants.On the eve of his departure from
Mewar, Col.Tod had shifted to it so as to have some needed solitude.
Much later, a thoughtful had located a library in it !
Sajjan garh - The Monsson Palace -
Sajjangarh Wildlife Sanctuary is situated 5kms in the West of tourist
city Udaipur, which surrounds the Sajjangarh Palace overlooking
Udaipur City. From the palace, one can have a magnificent view of
lakes of Udaipur and Aravalli hill ranges. The view of Sunrise and
Sunset attracts every visitor atop of Bansdara hill.
Safari Park was created and wild animals like Chital, Sambar, Wild
Boar, and Blue Bull were reintroduced. Animals like Panther, Hyena,
Hare and Jackal has reappeared apart from variety of reptiles and
birds. The wall extended further and now the entire hillock has been
fenced, improving the vegetal cover of the sanctuary area.
Shilp Gram - The Craft Village - Literally
meaning a "Craftsmen's Village" is a living ethnographic museum
depicting the enormous diversities in craft, art & culture between
various Indian states, but the exquisite terracotta work mainly in
dark red and dark brown sand material along with the wooden carvings
are the forte of this ethnic village . Shilpgram comprises 26 huts set
in 70 acres of natural surroundings at the foot of the Aravali Hills.A
colourful craft festival during winter seasons to the whole set up
induces viatanity and zeal.
Fateh Sagar Lake - This delightful lake,
bordered by hills and woodland was constructed by Maharana jai Singh
to the north of Lake Pichola. It is an artificial lake dug up in 1678,
reconstructed by Maharana Fateh Singh A canal links the two, via
Swaroop Sagar and Rang Sagar Lakes. The beautiful Nehru Island as well
as an islet bearing a solar observatory rises from the lake.
Ghanghaur Ghat - Bagore ki Haveli - This is a
very congenial old building built right on the waterfront of Lake
Pichola at Gangori Ghat. Amir Chand Badwa, the Prime Minister of Mewar
built it in the eighteenth century. The palace has over hundred rooms
and some very interesting display of costumes and modern art. The
glass and mirror in the interiors of the Haveli delicate work and well
preserved too. It also preserves a fine example of Mewar Painting on
the walls of Queen's Chamber. The two peacocks made from small pieces
of colored glasses are fine examples of glasswork. After the death
Badwa the building became the property of Mewar State.
The Vintage Car Collection - The collection
within the grounds of the Garden Hotel comprises a variety of classic
and interestingly rare transportation vehicles; some stately and
vintage like Cadalec, Chevalate, Morais etc., while the others are
sleek and fast .The Maharanas of Udaipur once possessed and used these
regal splendours of automobiles as their luxuries but most of the
other models are gradually being added to the collection ,since it
provides a unique aristocratic safari for the exclusive guests
WHERE TO EAT
There are so many good restaurants in Udaipur, suitable for all pockets. Our
recommended must visit restaurants are Ambrahi, Sunset & the
GalleryRestaurant at Fateh Prakash.
WHERE TO STAY
Udaipur has lot of choices when it comes accommodation. You can find here
hotels from budget class to seven star resort.