10 Must-Visit Places In Udaipur, The City Of Lakes

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Udaipur, A City in Rajasthan. It is well known as “Venice of the East” and ‘The City of Lakes’. 

Udaipur, well known for its The palaces that exhibit the architectural beauty prevailed during the period of Rajputs and the scenic landscape is illustrative of how nature could be bountiful where it chooses to be. Here are the top 10 places to visit in Udaipur, which you must visit once in your lifetime.

1. City Palace

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Maharana Udai Mirza Singh constructed City Palace in the 1559 year. City Places is situated near Pichola Lake. The palace is a combination of European, Medieval and Chinese customs of architecture. City Palace has 11 magnificent palaces and they were all constructed during different periods and by various rulers of that time.

Tickets Price: 30 INR for adults and 15 INR for children.

Opening Timings For City Places: Open all days (9:30 am to 5:30 pm).

Duration: 1-2 hours.

2. Lake Pichola

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Lake Pichola was built in 1362 AD. Rana Udai Singh II extended the lake in the 16th century. Lake Pichola is surrounded by huge hills, magnificent palaces, temples and bathing ghats. Sunset views are remarkable. Boat journey gives splendid views of the town, especially in the evenings when you watch the sun go down on your own eyes, that view will be unbelievable.

Tickets Price: Boat ride costs: 340 INR for adults and 170 INR for children.

A sunset boat ride would cost about 220 INR more.

Opening Timings: Open all days till sunset.

Duration: 1-2 hours.

3. Lake Palace

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Lake Palace is built by Maharana Jagat Singh II in the year 1746. It was later converted into a luxury hotel in the 1960s and now is a part of Taj luxury resorts. This remarkable place has also been featured in many Hollywood and Bollywood movies so far.

Tickets price: Museum tour costs 75 INR, Crystal Gallery tour costs 500 INR and boat ride costs 450 INR.

Opening Timings: Open all days.

Duration: 1-2 hours.

4. Lake Garden Palace

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Lake Garden Palace is also known as Jagmandir. It is said Shah Jahan took motivation for Taj Mahal back when he took refuge here in his younger days. This palace has a very deep history and is recognized as one of the figures of friendship between the Mughals and Rajputs.

Tickets Price: A 30 min ride would cost 225 INR (adult) and 115 INR (child). An hour ride would cost 325 INR (Adult) and 115 INR (child).

Opening Timings: Open all days.

Duration: 1-2 hours.

5. Bagore Ki Haveli

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Bagore Ki Haveli is situated near Pichola Lake. Bagore Ki Haveli was built by Amir Chand Badwa in the 18th-century. This Haveli became the residence of Maharana Shakti Singh of Bagore in the year 1878 and hence the name Bagore Ki Haveli. Later on, this was converted into museum retaining the royal touch to the building. This museum presents the culture of Mewar. The antique collections include the stuff used by Rajputs such as jewelry boxes, hand fans, copper vessels and so on.

Tickets Price: 60 INR plus 100 INR additional charges for the camera.

Opening Timings: Open all days (10 am to 6:30 pm).

Duration: 1-2 hours.

6. Saheliyon Ki Bari

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Saheliyon ki Bari was built by Sangram Singh II and he built it to gift it to the queen and her maids, Saheliyon Ki Bari (Garden of Companions) is a wonderful sight to behold. You may be shocked to know that the king designed the garden himself and tried to make it a relaxed place where the queen could relax with her 48 maids. The garden still serves its purpose in many ways and people come to this place to escape the chaos of the city.

Tickets: 10 INR for Indians and 50 INR for foreigners.

Opening Timings: Open all days (8 am to 8 pm).

Duration: 45 min.

7. Jagdish Temple

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Jagdish Temple is Udaipur’s largest temple. It was built in the year 1651. It is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and also houses other shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva, Ganesh, the Sun God, and Goddess Shakti.

Tickets Price: No entry fee.

Opening Timings: Open all days (4:15 am to 1 pm & 5:15 pm to 8 pm).

Duration: 45 min.

8. Shilpgram

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Shilpgram is a rural arts and crafts complex set up to support the traditional arts and crafts of Rajasthan. It gives the job to many rural craftsmen and is a center of many cultural festivals which are organized here on a regular basis.

Tickets price: 30 INR for Indians and 50 INR for foreigners.

Opening Timings: Open all days (11 am to 7 pm).

Duration: 2-3 hours.

9. Moti Magri

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This is the best tribute to the memory of Maharana Pratap and his popular horse Chetak. Moti Magri hosts a beautiful bronze statue of Maharana on his horse Chetak.

Tickets price: 20 INR for adults and 10 INR for children.

Opening Timings: Open all days (9 am to 6 pm).

Duration: 0.5-1 hour.

10. Vintage Car Museum

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If you are a vintage car lover then this place is must visit for you. A heaven for all motor lovers, The Royal Vintage Car Museum is a must visit for a vinatge car lover. It was introduced in Feb 2000 and since then it became a very attractive tourist destination.

Tickets price: 250 INR for adults and 150 INR for children.

Opening Timings: Open all days (9 am to 9 pm).

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