Udaipur – A dream city in the middle of the lake

Udaipur is a city of lakes, traditions, culture and handicrafts. Udaipur is also known as the Venice of India. Many tourists every year visit this city from across the world to witness the beauty and culture its offers to its tourist. Udaipur is also home of the famous Picchhola Lake.

Udaipur is a city of lakes, traditions, culture and handicrafts. Udaipur is also known as the Venice of India. Many tourists every year visit this city from across the world to witness the beauty and culture its offers to its tourist. Udaipur is also home to the famous Picchhola Lake.

How to reach Udaipur

Reaching Udaipur is not very difficult since it's connected well with all the metropolitan cities of India. You can reach this city either by air, bus or train. There are direct flights from almost all big cities, and there are trains running on a daily basis from New Delhi and Jaipur. If you want to experience the luxury, then there are trains like Maharaja Express that takes you on a two weeks tour to Rajasthan. If you are travelling by normal trains and want to taste the local delicacies of the place, then try online food order in the train. You can try https://www.ecatering.irctc.co.in/eCatering/ for ordering foods. It is a good option for people travelling on trains that do not have a pantry car. There are luxurious buses as well that can be taken as an option, however, be ready for a long journey.


Hotels - stay in luxury and within your budget

There are numerous hotels in Udaipur, from budget inns to luxurious palaces. If you are not ready to spend much on hotels, then there are options of budget hotels as well, where tariffs can start from Rs 300 and go up to Rs 3000. However, if you can afford, try to stay at Lake Palace hotel. It is a lifetime experience. Lake Palace is situated in the middle of Lake Picchhola, and there are rooms starting from Rs 15,000 a day. Since most of the foreign tourists plan to stay in this hotel, you can find excellent dining and wine options in this palace.

Apart from Lake Palace Hotel, there are other good hotels like The Jaiwana Haveli, which is situated on the eastern bank of Lake Picchhola.


Since Udaipur is part of the desert land of the State of Rajasthan, therefore be ready to experience harsh summers, when temperatures rise up to 45 degree Celsius. However, nights are still cooler than days due to desert effect. However, it is still recommended to plan your vacations during the winter time when you can enjoy the beauty of the city with pleasant weather.

Places to see in and around Udaipur

There are many monuments and palaces to be explored in the city of Udaipur. The ones that are not to be missed are Maharana Pratap Memorial and Bagore-Ki Haveli. These are some of the most popular monuments in Udaipur. If you don't plan to stay at the Lake Palace hotel, you can still visit it and experience the architectural mastery.

Other than the monuments, Udaipur celebrates all the festivals with splendour and passion. The most popular ones are the Mewar festival and Shilpgram fair, where you can find rare artefacts and other Khadi products. Believe it or not, you would not be able to stop yourself to their music.

There is so much to experience and share in the city of Udaipur, so you should be planning your vacation soon.


Guest Author: Shanmukam Kathirvel17 Jun 2016

Oberoi Udai Vilas and many world class hotels decorate Udaipur. For an average joe visiting the place, finding a decent adda is difficult. Is there affordable hotels in Udaipur?

Guest Author: Narendra Rao25 Jul 2016

This is an excellent read. Can you tell me is it affordable for middle class people to stay in any havelis in Udaipur?

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Guest Author: chetan kamani28 Jul 2017

Hello, we recently visited Udaipur. I wrote an article on my Udaipur trip. I covered all the places that I have visited in Udaipur including hotel amenities


Guest Author: Freya Jackson11 Aug 2017

Must say, Udaipur - the dream city in the middle of Pichola lake is the best place to visit. When I went there with my family a few days ago, initially it was really difficult to decide where to go, and what to do. Then we came to know about the Padharo Udaipur app, which helped us to easily explore various places in Udaipur. Using this app we also booked the tickets and guide for the City Palace. This guide helped us very much by explaining most of the local sight seeing places, and made our trip memorable. This app was really helpful throughout our trip, with its additional feature which helped us to select the hotels and restaurants as per budget.
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Guest Author: Kiara Mukharjee19 Aug 2017

Great article regarding the dream city of Udaipur in the middle of Pichola lake. I visited Udaipur in July and found that it is a very quite and serene city which gives the real essence of Rajasthani culture and food. The dal baati here was delicious, I have never tasted this kind of a dal recipe anywhere. Belonging to Calcutta which is a traditional city, I found Udaipur as the same.

Me and my husband didn't plan much about bookings and stuff but thanks to "padharo udaipur" App which helped us to book hotels and restaurants plus served 24*7 hrs service like where to visit first and all.

Guest Author: Arpan Gandhi19 Aug 2017

This topic is very well written and gives a feeling that I should have read this before. We recently went to Udaipur and it was an unforgettable experience. It was truly a dream city in the middle of lake Picholi. Those sunsets are awesome and royalty defined itself in every street and corner of the city. we attended many colorful events through the Padharo Udaipur App. To be added, Mewari cuisine / Rajasthani dishes were mouth watering .

Guest Author: Ronak Garg21 Aug 2017

Udaipur is really a beautiful city in the middle of Picholi lake. We went there few weeks ago & came back with lots and lots of memories. The lakes, the palaces and the views were awesome. Udaipur is a shopper's paradise and don't forget to try Hathi Pol Bazaar for miniature Rajasthani paintings, silver jewellery and printed fabric & much more.

We easily had our bookings through Padharo Udaipur app, whether it was a restaurant, hotel or any tours.

Author: Aryavrit Travels05 Sep 2017 Member Level: Bronze   Points : 1

The article is excellent but it could have been perfect if there was a briefing about 'Pichola', the magnificent lake in the middle of which Udaipur is located.

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