11 Best Places To Visit in Udaipur – White city of India
Best places to visit in Udaipur

11 Best Places To Visit in Udaipur – White city of India

Udaipur, a city in Rajasthan is a stunning location and has a great history. Udaipur is popularly known as The City of Lakes and this place gives the feel of Venice and so-called Venice of the East. It is also known as the White City of India & the reason behind Udaipur being the White City is that it is home to a multitude of stunning lakes and beautiful marble architecture. Here, I am sharing the famous tourist places to visit in Udaipur.

One of the Best Activities in Udaipur is a boat ride through the waters of Lake Pichola will be enough to prove why Udaipur is the pride of Rajasthan. It has many enchanting and memorable tourist destinations.

Best Visiting places at White City of India – Udaipur

  • Lake Pichola
  • Vintage Car Museum
  • Bagore ki haveli
  • Fatah Sagar Lake
  • Eklingji Temple
  • Moti Magri
  • Jagdish Temple
  • Jaisamand Lake
  • Jag Mandir
  • Mansapurna Karni Temple
  • Kumbhalgarh Fort

1. Lake Pichola

Lack Pichola
Lack Pichola

Lake Pichola is an artificial lake, this lake is the oldest and the largest lake in the city. This place has heritage buildings, bathing ghats and visits the Lake Pichola is incomplete without a boat ride. This lake offers many picturesque scenes and sunset views are stunning. This place is ideal for couples as they can stroll along the pathways surrounding the lake and can enjoy the sunset too.

Entry Fee= Free

Exploration time=1-2 Hours

Visiting hours= 9 AM to 6:00 PM

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2. Vintage Car Museum

vintage car museum udaipur
Vintage Car Museum Udaipur

Udaipur is not only known for forts, castles, and lakes but the vintage car museum makes an interesting diversion. This museum has many vintage cars that were used by the Mewar dynasty of Udaipur. Here you will get to see vintage Rolls Royce, Mercedes models, all these cars were custom made and owned by the royals.

In 1934 Rolls Royce Phantom is displayed here in the museum which was used in the famous James Bond movie. There are around 20 antique pieces that are a treasure for motor lovers.

Entry Fee = INR 250 for adults & INR 150 for children

Exploration time = 45-60 minutes

Visiting hours = 9:30AM to 5:30PM

3. Bagore ki haveli

Bagore ki Haveli
Bagore ki Haveli

It was built in the 18th century on the waterfront of Lake Pichola. This place was converted into a museum having the royal touch to the building, and also presents the culture of Mewar. This museum has things used by Rajputs such as jewelry, hand fans, copper vessels, etc. This haveli has over 100 rooms and its unique style of architecture looks fantastic. The highlight of the haveli is the popular “Dharohar Dance Show” and is held every evening and it showcases the culture and folk tradition of Rajasthan.

Entry Fee = INR60 – INR150

Visiting hours = 9 AM – 5 PM

Exploration time = 45-60 minutes

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4. Fatah Sagar Lake

Fateh Sagar Lake
Fateh Sagar Lake

Fatah Sagar Lake is a major tourist place in Udaipur, surrounded by Aravalli hills. This place is the second largest artificial lake in the city and known for its scenic beauty. One can witness the circumference of the Fatah Sagar lake by driving on the Moti-Magri road. You can also try hand boating and the number of water sports that are available for tourists.

Entry fee= Free

Visiting hours= 9 AM – 5 PM

Exploration time= 45-60 minutes

5. Eklingji Temple

Eklingji Temple Udaipur
Eklingji Temple Udaipur

This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva of the Hindu religion and its brilliant architecture drives several tourists here every year. This temple is double-storied and looks magnificent. On the entrance of the temple, one can witness a beautiful silver image of Nandi and inside the temple, there are two other images of Nandi carved in black stone and brass. The Shivalinga garlanded by a silver snake is a major tourist attraction.

Visiting hours = Morning 4:30AM – 7:00AM & Evening = 5:00PM-7:30PM

Entry fee = Free                               

Exploration time = 1-2 Hours

6. Moti Margi

Moti Magri
Moti Magri

This place is a tribute to the memory of Maharana Pratap and his beloved horse Chetak. There is a stunning bronze statue of Maharana Pratap in Moti Magri. This place is situated on a hilltop overlooking Fateh Sagar Lake, it also offers beautiful views of the nearby lake. For enjoyment, there is a light and sound show in the evening. 

Visiting hours = 9 AM to 6 PM

Entry fee = Adults INR20 & Children INR10

Exploration time = 1-2 Hours

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7. Jagdish Temple

Jagdish Temple
Jagdish Temple

This is the largest temple in Udaipur and has beautiful carvings, numerous appealing statues. This place is an ideal place for worship and for seekers of solace and faith. The main shrine houses the striking four-armed statue of Lord Vishnu and most interesting about the lord Vishnu statue is carved out of a single piece of black stone.

Note = Don’t carry expensive objects in the temple and remember to remove shoes while at the shrine.

Visiting hours = Morning 4:00AM to 1:00PM & Evening 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Entry fee = Free

Exploration time = 1-2 Hours

8. Jaisamand Lake

Jaisamand lake
Jaisamand lake

This Lake is the second-largest artificial lake in the country after Govind Ballabh Pant Sagar. This place is surrounded by the Jaisamand Wildlife Sanctuary which is home to rare animals and birds. There is a temple on the dam which has Shiva temple at the center and is proof that the people of Mewar were conscious of their worship rituals. The palace located on the hilltop, near the lake is opened and closed occasionally by the forest department.

Visiting hours = 9 AM to 6 PM

Entry fee = Indian – INR50 & Foreign – INR20

Exploration time = 2-3 Hours

9. Jag Mandir Palace

Jag Mandir Palace
Jag Mandir Palace

It is located on the island of Lake Pichola in Udaipur, this palace made of marble and yellow sandstone. Jag mandir palace was served as a hiding place for Shah Jahan and also became the inspiration for Shah Jahan to build the Taj Mahal.

This palace is also considered one of the symbols of friendship between the Mughals and Rajputs. The structure has a museum where the history the place has been reserved.

Visiting hours = 9:00AM – 6:00PM 

Entry fee = Boat ride INR115 – INR325

Exploration time = 2-3 Hours

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10. Mansapurna Karni Temple

Mansapurna Karni Temple
Mansapurna Karni Temple

This temple is located on top of the Machhala Magar hilltop and was built by Maharana Karan Singh. Ropeway line connects the plain and the temple at the peak of the hill, which makes it easier for the public to reach the holy shrine.

There is another route to the temple as well, the staircase leads to the temple but that route takes more than minutes and is quite taxing and tiring a process. If you visit during the evening you might catch a glimpse of a beautiful sunset from cable cars.

Entry Fee = INR50 – INR150

Visiting hours = 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM

Exploration time = 30 minutes

11. Kumbhalgarh Fort

Kumbhalgarh Fort Udaipur
Kumbhalgarh Fort Udaipur

This fort is an architectural wonder in Udaipur and surely among the most fascinating forts of Rajasthan. The fort is 1900 meters above sea level and has a wall stretched over good 30 km. One should drive to the fort itself to have a panoramic view. This place is one of the most scenic tourist attractions in Udaipur.

Entry Fee = INR50 – INR150

Visiting hours = 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM

Exploration time = 30 minutes

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Frequently Asked Questions?

Q. How to reach Udaipur?

A. If you are traveling by Air then Udaipur has its own airport & if you are traveling by Train then Udaipur Railway station is the nearest railway you can reach here by both options.

Q. What is the name of Udaipur airport & Railway Station?

A. Airport Name is Maharana Pratap Airport & the Railway Station Udaipur Railway Station.

Q. Can we carry a Camera inside the forts & monuments?

A. There is no such objection on carrying a camera inside, but some forts charge some extra amount for cameras.

Q. Why Udaipur is known as the White city of India?

A. Udaipur is known as the White City of India just because of Udaipur City is that it is home to a multitude of stunning lakes and beautiful marble architecture.

Q. How far is Udaipur From Delhi?

A. Around 650Km distance between the Udaipur and Delhi.

Q. Is Udaipur is Safe for female Traveller?

A. Yes, Udaipur is the safest place for female but please avoid nightlife if you are a solo traveler this is my personal opinion for all solo travelers.


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Roshan Panjiyara

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