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Sonali Agrawal

From Palaces to Lakes: How to Explore Udaipur in 2 Days

A two-day getaway for the Udaipur itinerary is not enough, it won’t fill your heart! So, let us plan your tour so that you know how to manage your time and explore this beautiful city of lakes to its fullest.

Our journey began at 5 am, and we reached the hotel around 1 pm. The distance is 6 hours, but we took a break for an hour in the Highway Midway Treat.

We traveled from Jaipur to Udaipur from our vehicle, but you can take the CC train- Jaipur Udaipur Intercity Express 12992 @14.30 or get to the city by air. Once you land, you have options like autos and cabs on rent to explore its top attractions.

As you know, Udaipur is famous for Lake Pichola, City Palace, Gangaur Ghat, lake Fateh Sagar, and Haldighati. These places take you back to the royalty of that era. However, a few attractions are unmissable such as Jagdish Temple, Karni Mata Temple, Sajjangarh Palace, Neemach Mata, Bagore Ki haveli, etc.

Any tour is incomplete without local delicacies, so Dal Bati Churma, Dabeli, Gatte ki sabzi, Pyaz ki Kachori, Dal Kachori, Laal Maas, and Malai Ghewar are sine qua non. After delicious food, you can head to local shopping areas like Hathi Pol Bazar, Clock Tower, Bada Bazaar, and Chetak Circle.

Let me share how I covered all the famous attractions, their timings, and what you should expect. Stay tuned!

Karni Mata Mandir

Karni Mata temple is just 3 kilometers from Udaipur railway station and is the best place to start your day. For blessings, you can either take steps or ropeway to reach here. At Machhala Top, a cable car connects Mata Mandir with Deen Dayal Upadhyay Park. On top, there is a great restaurant where you can have breakfast.
Location: NH 89, Deshnok, Udaipur.

Lake Pichola

It is the most eminent spot in Udaipur for boat rides with your loved ones at sunset. The famous Lake Palace Hotel sits in the middle of the lake to enjoy the sunset and sunrise with a sip of coffee.
Location: Lake Pichola, Udaipur, 313001

Dudh Talai

Famous for its enchanting rock and musical fountain rock garden, Dudh Talai is a place for camel rides, boat rides, and horse rides. You will love clicking pictures here.
Location: Dudh Talai, Lake Pichola.

City Palace

Rajasthan’s 400 years of culture are embodied by the Udaipur City Palace. It depicts the royalties of the Mewar dynasty. The granite and mirror work with rural and mural paintings is a marvelous piece of art. The captivating Chinese, Mughal, and European style amalgamation in architecture are worth observing.
Location: Old City, Udaipur, 313001

Jagdish Temple

It is one of the largest temples built for Lord Vishnu and a must-visit place. A beautiful temple with magnificently sculpted pillars, huge halls, and paintings with intricate carvings.
Location: Main city center.

Gangaur Ghat

If you love breathtaking historic photos, this place is for you. During sunset and sunrise, it looks even more beautiful. Movies like Ramleela and Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani have a glimpse of this place.
Location: Old City

Bagore Ki Haveli

It stands amid Lake Pichola and Gangauri Ghat with intricate balconies, jharokhas, fountains, and courtyards. The mirrorwork, glasswork, and paintings are so fascinating that you will enjoy every bit. Visit this place at 7 Pm for a well-organized Rajasthani folk dance and music show at Neem Chowk (Courtyard).
Location: Gangaur Ghat Marg, Udaipur, 313001

Ambrai Ghat

The next mesmerizing water reservoir is Ambrai Ghat. The water perfectly synchronizes with the dancing wind, chirping birds, and a solid sunset view. It is peaceful yet magnificent to end your hectic day. Just relax!
Location: Chandople Maji ka Mandir, Corner of Lake Pichola.

Lake Badi

Lake Badi or Badi Talab, whatever you call is a famous tourist destination of Udaipur. It is a freshwater lake that is 12 km away from the city. It is constructed by Maharana Raj Singh I to antagonize water issues. It is a picnic spot for locals and a viewpoint for tourists.
Location: Badi Talab, Udaipur.

Neemuch Mata Temple

It is dedicated to Ambaji Mata. It is one of the most beautiful pilgrimages built by Maharanas for their family deity worship. It has a statue of Lord Ganesha and three lions with a panoramic view of the city.
Location: Fateh Sagar Road.

Saheliyon Ki Bari

Saheliyon Ki Bari is a beautiful garden with a majestic fountain, greenery, and marble art. Besides having a museum of household items and pets, it was built by Maharanas for their royal ladies to spend quality time with.
Location: Saheli Marg, New Fatehpura, Panchwati, Udaipur.

Moti Magri

Maharana Pratap and his beloved horse Chetak, who took part in the largest battle of Haldighati against the Mughals, are legendary figures in Moti Magri. Despite suffering severe injuries, Chetak managed to save Maharana’s life.
Location: Eastern coast of Fateh Sagar Lake.

Monsoon Palace

Monsoon Palace is also known as Sajjangarh Palace. It is a gorgeous palace built on the Aravalli Hilltop with a splendid view of City Palace, Fateh Sagar Lake, and Chittorgarh.
Location: Sajjangarh Palace, Udaipur

Fateh Sagar Lake

It is the second largest lake of Udaipur, located north of Lake Pichola. Maharana Fateh Sagar is a man-made lake that was created by Maharana Jai Singh. You can enjoy boating here in the evening time.
Location: Fateh Sagar Lake, Udaipur.

Here are all the details you were looking for:

Udaipur Day 1 Visit
Place NameTime to spendTimingBest time to visitEntry Fee
(Per Adult, Per Child)
Nearest destinationEccentric
Karni Mata Temple1 Hour9 am to 9 pmEarly morning and EveningFor Ropeway- 72INR Indians, 300INR ForeignersLake PicholaPilgrimage
Lake Pichola1 – 2 Hour9 to 6 pmMorning and EveningFor Boating- 400INR, 200INR sunset boat- 700INR, 200INRCity Palace, Karni Mata MandirLake and Backwaters
Dudh Talai1 – 1.30 HourOpenMorning and EveningNoCity PalaceLake Reservoir
City Palace2 – 3 Hour9 am to 5.30 pm,
Ticket counter closes at 4.30 pm
Morning and AfternoonYes, 250INR per adult, 100INR per childGangaur Ghat, Bagiore ki HaveliHistorical and Heritage
Jagdish Temple1 Hour5 am to 2.30 pm and 4 pm to 10 pmEveningNoCity PalaceHistorical and Heritage, Pilgrimage
Gangaur Ghat1 HourOpenMorning and EveningNoBagore Ki HaveliHistorical and Heritage
Bagore Ki Haveli1 Hour10 Am to 5 Pm, Dance show- 7 to 8 pmEveningYes, 30INR Indians, 60INR Foriengers, Dance show- 60INR Indians, 100INR ForeingersGangaur GhatHistorical and Heritage
Ambrai ghat2 HourOpenEvening and NightyesGangaur GhatLake and Backwaters
Udaipur Day 2 Visit
Lake Badi3 HourOpenMorning and EveningNoNeemuch Mata, Monsoon PalaceLake and Backwaters
Neemuch Mata2 HourMorning and EveningNoSaheliyon Ki BariHistorical and Heritage, Pilgrimage
Saheliyon ki Bari1 Hour8 am to 6.30 pmEvening and AfternoonYes, 10 INR per personFateh SagarLake and Backwaters
Moti Magri1 Hour9 am to 6 pmEveningYes, 25 INR per person, 10 INR per childFateh SagarGarden
Monsoon Palace2 Hour9 am to 6 pmEveningYes, 100INR per person, and Car parking is 300INRLake BadiHistorical and Heritage,
Fateh Sagar Lake2 – 3 HourAll DayNoMoti MagriLake and Backwaters

Popular Dining Spots in Udaipur:

  1. Tribute Restaurant
  2. Ambrai- Amet Haveli
  3. Kabab Mistri
  4. Steam Restaurant
  5. 1559 AD
  6. Cafe Ra
  7. Jheel’s Rooftop Restaurant
  8. Rainbow Restaurant
  9. Jaiwana Rooftop Haveli
  10. Natural View Restaurant

Travel Tips-

⦁ All major airlines offer flights to Udaipur, and you may travel to the city by train from anywhere in the nation. Buses run often, so use the red bus to make a reservation.
⦁ The winter months of September to March are the finest for travel to Udaipur.
⦁ You should remain for at least two days to explore the area.
⦁ You get a lot of ATMs to withdraw money if you are not traveling with cash. Also, the digital payment mode has made it even easier for cashless transactions.
⦁ After Udaipur, we recommend you visit Jodhpur. You can hit the city by bus or train.
⦁ The local market is closed on Sundays.

So, now you know what to do. Safe and happy travels, folks!

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