May 4, 2018 @ 6:42 pm

How to explore Udaipur in 2 Days?

Udaipur, also known as “Venice of the East”, is one of the most beautiful cities in Rajasthan. Luxury and opulence overflows from each corner. The royal heritage villas and the stunning Lake Pichola just add to the charm of the city. There’s an unmatched romance that this city exudes. September to February is the best time to visit Udaipur when the weather is cool.

If you’re visiting Udaipur for two days, this is the itinerary that you can follow:

Day 1

Since Lake Pichola is the main attraction of the city, make sure your hotel is near the lake or even better has a lake view.

On Day 1, you can start the tour of Udaipur by visiting the City Palace.

Time To Explore the place: 2 Hours

Opening timings: 9.30 AM to 5.30 PM (last entry 4.30 PM)

Entry Fee: Rs.30 for Adults, Rs. 15 for Child

Centrally located, the Udaipur City Palace is at a distance of just 3 km from the railway station. It is a royal complex that is often termed as one of the largest palaces in Rajasthan. The City Palace was built by Maharana Uday Singh in 1559 AD. Earlier the capital was Chittorgarh. Several rulers of the Mewar dynasty contributed to this palace.

Courtyards, pavilions, hanging gardens and a sound & light show at night; there’s lot to see and do in this majestic palace. Make sure that you see the sound and light show at night as well. The lovely lights on the palace along with the strong narration of Mewars will help you understand the strong history of Rajasthan.

After the city palace, you can do a boat tour on the lovely Lake Pichola. Surrounded by the Arravali hills, gardens and temples, Lake Pichola is one of the most beautiful lakes in India.

Time To Explore the place: 1 Hour

Opening timings: 9.30 AM to 6 pm (last entry 4.30 PM)

Boat ride Fee: Rs.400 for Adults, Rs. 200 for Children

Pichola Lake Udaipur rajasthan
Pichola Lake

Pichola Lake was built in 1362 AD by a woman named Pichhu Banjara. She was a gypsy Banjara tribesman who trans-ported grain, during the reign of Maharana Lakha. After this Maharana Uday Singh was captivated by the lakes beauty and decided to enlarge it. A sunset cruise of this lake is an absolute must!

The sky turns into wonderful hues behind the hills and casts beautiful shadows on the lake. You must also visit the Jag Mandir which is a royal temple where a lot of destination weddings also take place. The lake also has the Taj Lake Palace Hotel, but that’s not open for visitors.

After the evening cruise, you can end the day by visiting Bagore Ki Haveli which is a royal haveli located on the Gangori Ghat.

Time To Explore the place: 1 Hour

Opening timings: 10 AM to 5 PM,Dance Show: 7 PM to 8 PM

Entry Fee: Rs.30 for Indians, Rs. 60 for Foreigners, Dance Show: Rs. 60

bagore ki haveli
Bagore ki Haveli

The Bagore Ki Haveli was built by Amir Chand Badwa, the Chief Minister of Mewar Royal Court. It dates back to the 18th century. This ancient haveli has more than 100 rooms which display glass work and delicate carvings.

It was deserted for over 50 years post independence after it was restored again. The evening cultural and dance show is a must-watch. Here you will get to see the traditional Mewar dances and also some puppet shows. There’s narration of the history of Mewar as well, which gives a glimpse into their culture. This event is a musical concert combining 7 traditional Rajasthani folk dances performed every day for last 10 years.

After the show, you can have dinner at the beautiful Ambrai restaurant, which is just near by. The view from there is amazing.

Day 2:

On day 2 you can explore the Sajjangarh Palace, which is the Monsoon palace.

Time To Explore the place: 1 hour

Opening timings: 9 AM to 6 PM

Entry Fee: Rs 10 for Indian Rs 80 for foreigners

Sajjangarh palace
Sajjangarh palace

This is a bit far from the city, but it’s worth the visit. It’s a hilltop palace overlooking the entire city. It’s named Sajjan-garh after Maharana Sajjan Singh (1874-1884) of the Mewar Dynasty, who built it in 1884 AD.

The palace was primarily to watch the monsoon clouds hence it’s known as the Monsoon palace. Earlier this palace was meant to serve as a resort for the royal family. But, he died untimely hence his successor Maharana Fateh Singh, used it to watch the monsoon clouds.

After that you can end your Udaipur trip by doing some shopping from Shilpgram.

Time To Explore the place: 1 hour

Opening timings: 11 AM to 6 PM

Entry Fee: Rs 30 for Indian Rs 80 for foreigners

shilpgram market
Shilpgram

Shilpgram is a rural arts and crafts complex and is one of the best places to shop in Udaipur. This market complex was Inaugurated by Rajiv Gandhi in 1989. The rural arts and crafts complex is spread over 70-acres of land. The purpose of this is to increase awareness of rural arts and crafts of the city.