10 famous tourist places of Udaipur

This article includes information about ten famous tourist places of Udaipur in Rajasthan. It includes history , features and other details about them. These all places are a must to see for who comes to visit Udaipur.

Udaipur is one of the prominent cities of Rajasthan and is also a popular tourist place. This article gives information about 10 popular tourist spots of Udaipur.

1.City palace

City palace is the most famous tourist attraction of Udaipur. It was built by Maharaja Udai Mirza singh in 1559 as the new capital of Sisodia Rajput dynasty. City palace complex houses total 11 palaces. Most of the palaces are built influenced by Rajasthani and Mughal culture. City palace is built on the banks of Pichola lake and provides an aerial view of the city. The palace houses domes, courtyards, corridors, pavilions, and hanging gardens. One can see the field where elephants used to fight and the marbles arches where kings were weighted with gold to distribute in the public. It also houses a government museum, Bar, traditional shops, beautiful fountains and many more attractions.

Timing and Fees

Timing: 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Entry Fees:Rs.50 for City Palace Museum

2. Pichola Lake

Pichola Lake is the lake around which whole Udaipur is situated. This lake was constructed by Maharaja Udai singh in 1362 to meet the facility of irrigation and drinking water. Today this lake is main source of drinking water for the city. Beside the purpose of drinking water, this lake is famous for its beauty which attracts millions of tourists every year. Due to esteemed beauty of the surrounding of lake, Maharaja selected to make city around the lake. Today the lake is surrounded by temples, palaces and mansions. There are four islands in the lake which houses palaces like Lake Palace and Jag Mandir. One can enjoy the boating as well. This lake becomes most beautiful place during Gangaur festival where one can enjoy the culture of Rajasthan.

3. Fateh Sagar Lake

Fateh Sagar Lake is an artificial water body which was built by Maharaja Jai Singh in 1678. The main aim of this lake was to provide water for irrigation but today it is one of the main sources of drinking water for Udaipur City. This lake is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Udaipur. It has three islands from which the largest one is a public park. The second island houses a solar observatory and the third one has a beautiful fountain which adds to the beauty of the lake. This lake justifies the name of the City of lakes.

4. Lake palace

Lake Palace is situated on the Jag Niwas Island of Pichola Lake. This beautiful palace was built by Maharaja Jagat Singh in year 1743 as a place for entertainment in summer for royal families. Today this Palace is a 5 star hotel. It is a beautiful place to visit with its pillared terraces, gardens and fountains. The Palace is made up of white marbles whereas the rooms are decorated with pink stones and mirrors. Today this palace is used by rich families for the purpose of marriages or any celebration or by rich businessman for meetings.

5. Sajjangarh Palace

Sajjangarh palace is also known as Monsoon Palace. It is situated at a height of 944 meters above sea level and provides a panoramic view of the beautiful city. This palace was constructed by Maharaja Sajjan Singh in the year 1884. It got its name Monsoon palace as it was used to watch the monsoon clouds. The palace is a nine storied building made with marbles. One can enjoy the beautiful view of city from this palace. It is an amazing place where one gets so close to the clouds.

Entry Fees

Rs 10 per head (Indian)
Rs 80 per head (Foreigner)
Rs. 2 per student

6.Maharana Pratap memorial

Maharana Pratap memorial is located on the top of Moti Magri which is also known as Pearl hill. It is situated on the banks of Fateh Sagar Lake. On the top of the hill there is a Bronze statue of Maharana Pratap and his noble horse Chetak who fought for him till the last breath. One can enjoy the sound and light show which is organized every evening. There is also a Japanese rock garden on the hill.

Timing and Entry Fees

Timing: 9 AM to 6 PM
Fees: Rs.20 for domestic and Rs.80 for international tourists
Light and sound show timing: Winter-7:30 PM, Summer-8:15 PM

7. Ahar-Graveyard of kings

Ahar is located around two kilometers away from the city. It's a place where around 200 cenotaphs are there. From these cenotaphs there are nineteen cenotaphs of the Maharaja of Mewar. One can have a look at these beautiful cenotaphs which are designed in royal way and are a mixture of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. There is also a museum known as Ahar Museum which contains pottery, sculptures and other architectural ornaments.

Timing and Entry Fees

Timing: 7 AM to 6 PM
Fees: Rs.2 per head

8.Crystal Gallery

Crystal gallery is situated in the Fateh Prakash Palace. It is a beautiful gallery of crystal ornaments which was ordered by Maharaja Sajjan Singh in the year 1877 from England from the F&C Oslar company.
The gallery houses crockery, mirrored table tops, sofa sets, carpets with jeweled carving, antique chairs, perfumes, honey bottles, candle stands and many more. One can also have a look at Dilkhush Mahal(Palace of Joy) which houses antique paintings and mosaic of peacocks or one can have a look at Moti Mahal(Pearl Palace) which houses beautiful mirror work.

Timings: From 10 AM to 1 PM and 3 PM to 8 PM

9. Bagore ki Haveli

Bagore ki haveli is located near Pichola Lake and was constructed by Amir Chand who was Chief Minister of Mewar Royal Court. This place is beautiful carved and decorated with glasswork which shows the architectural style of 18th century. It was actually a two storied building but later Maharana Shakti Singh added three more stories to the building in 1878. Today this building is under West Zone Culture Centre and has been converted into a museum. The museum houses many mural paintings, dice games, hand fans, jewelry boxes etc from the ancient period. There are also beautiful peacocks carved out of mirror work. One can also enjoy a show called Dharohar which is held every day at 7 PM.

Timing and Fees

Timing : 10 Am to 5:30 PM
Entry fees: Rs.15 for Indian and Rs.25 for International tourist, Rs.7 per Child
Camera fees: Rs.10 for simple camera and Rs.50 for Video Camera
Dharohar show timing: 7 PM to 8 PM
Dharohar Charges: Rs.35 for Indian and Rs.60 for foreigner
Dharohar camera fees: Rs.50

10.Saheliyon ki Bari

Saheliyo ki Bari means the Garden of the maids of queen. It was constructed by Maharana Sangram Singh in 18th century. It is said that the king himself designed the garden and gifted to his queen who had 48 maids. It is situated on the banks of Fateh Sagar Lake and is popular for its beautiful fountains, marble work and lush green gardens.

Other Tourist places in Rajasthan include Mount Abu, Bikaner, Jaiselmer, Ajmer, Kota.


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