Places to Visit

8 Places Udaipur is Famous for to Visit in Daytime

Looking for an exhilarating yet delightful vacation? Well, then pack your bags and visit Venice of the east- Udaipur. Udaipur is arguably one of Rajasthan’s most picturesque cities.

Located in the southernmost part of Rajasthan, Udaipur shares its border with Gujarat and is surrounded by the Aravali mountain ranges.

Udaipur is undoubtedly the best city in India where you can admire the bygone era, heritage architecture, Castles and Palaces. Its regal heritage, majestic constructions, busy bazaars, and perfect peacefulness by the lakeside, will enchant you.

Despite the city’s numerous distinctive attractions and scenic beauties, mentioned herewith are 8 must-see places Udaipur is famous for

Top 8 places to visit in Udaipur

Mentioned herewith are the top 8 places that Udaipur is majorly famous for:

1.) City Palace of Udaipur

Places to visit in Udaipur in Day time- City Palace

After you’ve settled into your hotel room, the first place you must go to is the City Palace. With its gigantic shrines created for the Mewar royalties, the City Palace, located on the shores of Lake Pichola, will give you an insight into Rajasthan’s imperial luxury. The palace’s beautiful interiors will wow visitors with meticulous mirror work at the Sheesh Mehal, one-of-a-kind paintings, murals, vintage furniture, and marble work. The palace is split into some exquisite villas like Amar Villas, Bhim Vilas, Krishna Vilas, Manak Mahal, and Moti Mahal where you can see some of the amazing artefacts. The nighttime Mewar Light and Sound Show are also well worth waiting for!

Visit Timing: 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (All Days)

Entry Fees: Rs. 300 for adults, Rs 100 for students and children.

2.) The Lake Palace

Places to Visit in Udaipur in Day time- The Lake Palace

With its splendid and beautiful setting on the 4-kilometre-long man-made Lake Pichola, the legendary Lake Palace will take your breath away. Currently, The Taj Group runs the palace, thereby offering you the breathtaking views of the Aravalli Hills and the Lake Pichola and those annoyingly romantic walks around the porch to die for!

This is, without any doubt one of the most romantic spots in the whole state. This splendid palace was created by Maharaja Jagat Singh II and will take your breath away with its carved marble and embellishments. You may pass the entire day hovering on Lake Pichola, which runs from Rameshwar Ghat to the City Palace.

PS:  Since The Lake palace has now been converted into a 5-star luxury hotel run by the Taj group, it is not open for the local tourists unless they are staying in the hotel. However, you can see the hotel from the outside by taking a boat ride whose charges are mentioned below:

Boat Timings: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Boat Charges: Rs 400/- for adults. Rs 200/- for children.

3.) The Jagmandir

Places to Visit in UDaipur in Day Time- Jagmandir

Another must-visit place in Udaipur is the Royal Jagmandir. This 17th-century palace on Lake Pichola is another romantic location in Udaipur. Jagmandir, also known as Lake Garden Palace, will mesmerize you with its pure glory and serenity. Garden Courtyard, Gul Mahal, Darikhana, Bara Patharon ka Mahal, Kunwar Pada ka Mahal, and Zenana Mahal are some of its sub- sections. This indeed is another halt you must make on your boat journey.

Boat Timings: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Boat Charges: Rs 1000/- for adults. Rs 500/- for children (Weekdays)

Rs 2500/- for adults and Rs 1250 for children (Weekends)

4.) The Jagdish Temple

Places to visit in Udaipur In Daytime- Jagdish Temple

Constructed by Maharana Jagat Singh the Indo-Aryan Jagdish Temple is located near the City Palace’s Badi Pol entrance and needs a few stairs to access. From Lord Vishnu’s dark stone deity to the brass Garuda figure confronting it, this temple will stun you in its unique ways. Lord Vishnu’s black stone deity, as well as the brass Garuda image in front of it, will impress you. Moreover, you can also find temples of Lord Ganesha, Lord Shiva, Goddess Shakti and The Sun God around the city. The amazing view of sunset Aarti is the most beautiful memory that you will cherish forever.

Timings: 05:00 AM to 2:30 PM (Morning) and

04:00 PM to 10:00 PM (Evening)

Entry Fee: None

5.) Sahelion ki Badi

Places to visit in Udaipur in Day time- Sahelio ki Badi

The Garden of Maidens, also known as Saheliyon Ki Bari, is one such natural wonder made by a man for a lady. Women had a minor role in Indian history, however, this is not the case when we look at the history of the Mewar Kingdom of Udaipur. Saheliyon Ki Bari is one of the few places in India’s history where a special location is dedicated to women. The Garden of Maidens, located in the Udaipur district of Rajasthan, is a splendid natural wonder whose beauty has been meticulously crafted. Beautifully carved marble pavilions, poolside kiosks, a lotus pond, and rain fountains abound in the park.

Timings: 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Entry Fee: Rs 10/- (Indians) and Rs 50/- (Foreigners)

6.) The Sajjangarh Palace

Places to Visti n UDaipur in Day Time- The Sajjan Garh Palace

The Sajjangarh Palace also known as the Monsoon Palace is located on a pinnacle with spectacular views of Fateh Sagar Lake and the Sajjangarh Wildlife Sanctuary. This castle-like structure is straight out of a fairy tale and is a superb example of Rajput majesty – the palace was built solely to enjoy watching clouds that gather in the sky during the monsoon season! The Sajjangarh Palace, built by Maharana Sajjan Singh in 1884, should be on your list of sites to see in Udaipur, mostly for the phenomenal panoramic view of the city and its beautiful lakes, mountains, and castles. This magnificent palace is a sight to behold, especially in the evenings with its full lighting effect. You can snap some stunning pictures there.

Timings: 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Entry Fee: Rs 30 (Indians) Rs 300 (Foreigners)

7.) The Fateh Sagar Lake: 

Places to visit in Udaipur in daytime- Fateh Sagar

The serenity of the water mirrors the tranquilly of nature, making Lake Fateh Sagar one of the most appealing bodies of water. The hypnotic swirls and crystal clear visuals provide a glimpse inside your soul. It is one of the best places to visit because of the soul-stirring effect of lakes. Lake Fateh Sagar is situated in a spectacular position that provides three distinct world experiences: hills, water, and flora. Lake Fateh Sagar is the second biggest artificial lake in India, located in the north of Lake Pichola and across the Moti Magri Hill. This lake is considered as the pride of Udaipur, as it is surrounded on three sides by the gigantic Aravalli hills and on the north side by the Maharana Pratap Memorial. Three little islands dot the lake, offering a variety of fascinating activities.

Moreover, named after Maharana Fateh Singh of Udaipur and Mewar, Lake Fateh Sagar is an important part of the city’s life, providing not only a scenic view but also employment to a considerable portion of the population.

Timings: Anytime

Entry Fee: Free

8.) Lake Pichola

Places to visit in UDaipur in Day time- Lake Pichola

Lake Pichola was built in 1362 AD, by a Banjara tribesman, and is now a classic symbol of Udaipur. This lake, which is over 4 kilometres long and 3 kilometres wide, is a must-see attraction when you are in Udaipur. Over the years, a plethora of palaces, temples, royal apartments, ghats, and chabutaras have sprouted up around the lake. The most popular attractions here are the Lake Palace and The Jag Mandir, but if you want to have a unique experience, we highly recommend you to take a boat ride from the City Palace to the Arsi Vilas Island to visit the bird sanctuary it comprises of.

Timings: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Entry Fees: None

Boating Charges: Rs 400 for adults and Rs 200 for Children

There are many other historical sites that you can visit in Udaipur, including the Ambrai Ghat- a stunning pavilion of lake Pichola, The Shilpgram- an art and craft centre, and the Hathi Pol market- a shopping Mecca for authentic Rajasthani miniatures, Pichwai and Phad paintings, intricate stonework, home accents, and traditional Rajasthani garments. The Crystal Gallery, which houses unique crystals ordered from England by Maharana Sajjan Singh in 1877, is a must-see for all those Museum-lovers out there. According to the legend, the crystals were kept in their original boxes for over a century because the Maharana died before his shipment reached, and the packages were left overlooked.

These kinds of tales and stories may be found almost anywhere you go in Udaipur.

Places to Visit

जानिए जगदीश मंदिर के इतिहास व निर्माण के बारे में | पुजारी जी से विशेष बातचीत

जगदीश मंदिर उदयपुर का बड़ा ही सुन्दर,प्राचीन एवं विख्यात मंदिर है। आद्यात्मिक्ता के क्षेत्र में इसका अपना एक विशेष स्थान हैं,साथ ही मेवाड़ के इतिहास में भी इसका योगदान रहा है। यह मंदिर उदयपुर में रॉयल पैलेस के समीप ही स्थित है, यह मंदिर भारतीय-आर्य स्थापत्य कला का उत्कृष्ट उदाहण है, चूकिं यह मंदिर उदयपुर की शान है इसलिए उदयपुर के बारे में संक्षिप्त जानकारी-

उदयपुर झीलों, पहाड़ों, महलों, ऐतिहासिक इमारतों एवं दर्शनीय स्थलों से सुशोभित एक सुन्दर शहर है । महाराणा उदयसिंह ने सन् 1553 में उदयपुर को अपनी राजधानी बनाया , जो की 1818 तक मेवाड़ की राजधानी रही।

मंदिर निर्माण –

इसका निर्माण महाराणा जगत सिंह ने सन् 1651 में करवाया था , उस समय उदयपुर मेवाड़ की राजधानी था। यह मंदिर लगभग 400 वर्ष पुराना है यह उदयपुर का सबसे बड़ा मंदिर है । मंदिर में प्रतिष्ठापित चार हाथ वाली विष्णु की छवि काले पत्थर से बनी है।

जानिए जगदीश मंदिर के इतिहास व निर्माण के बारे में | पुजारी जी से विशेष बातचित
Source: Wikipedia


मंदिर भ्रमण –

यह मंदिर जगत के पालनकर्ता भगवान विष्णु को समर्पित है। यह पर्यटकों के लिए आकर्षण का केंद्र है । इसे जगन्नाथ मंदिर के नाम से भी जाना जाता है । इसकी ऊंचाई 125 फीट है । यह मंदिर 50 कलात्मक खंभों पर टिका है । मंदिर में प्रवेश से पहले मैंने पाया कि यह मंदिर सिटी पेलेस से कुछ ही दुरी पर है यहाँ से सिटी पेलेस का बारा पोल सीधा देखा जा सकता है,एवं गणगौर घाट भी यहाँ से नज़दीक ही है । मंदिर में भगवान जगन्नाथ का श्रृंगार बेहद खूबसूरत था । शंख, घधा ,पद्म व चक्र धारी श्री जगन्नाथ जी के दर्शन कर मैं धन्य हुआ।जानिए जगदीश मंदिर के इतिहास व निर्माण के बारे में | पुजारी जी से विशेष बातचित

दर्शन कर मुझे सकारात्मक ऊर्जा की अनुभूति हुई। मंदिर की सभी व्यवस्थाएं मुझे बहुत अच्छी लगी मंदिर में मुख्य मूर्ति के अलावा गणेश जी, शिव जी ,माता पार्वती एवं सूर्य देव की मूर्ति भी है । मंदिर के द्वारपाल के रूप में सीढ़ियों के पास दो हाथियों की मूर्तियां तैनाद है। मंदिर में भ्रमण के दौरान मैं इसकी खूबसूरती व स्थापत्य कला पर मोहित हो गया । मैंने देखा की मंदिर के स्तम्भों पर जटिल नक्काशियां की हुई हैं, मंदिर की उत्कृष्ट शिल्पकारी व कलात्मकता सचमुच दर्शनीय है । यहाँ खंभों पर विभिन्न छोटी-छोटी शिल्प कलाकृतियाँ है जिन्हें देखकर लगता है मानो ये कोई कहानी कह रही हो । मंदिर के अंदर लगे शिलालेख हमें इतिहास के बारे में बहुत कुछ बताते हैं।

पुजारी जी से विशेष बातचीत –

मंदिर में भ्रमण के दौरान पुजारी जी से भेंट हुई एवं उनसे विशेष बातचीत करने का सौभाग्य प्राप्त हुआ, उन्होंने बताया कि भगवान जगन्नाथ की यह मूर्ति डूंगरपुर के पास कुनबा गाँव में एक पेड़ के नीचे खुदाई से प्राप्त हुई थी । तब से लेकर मंदिर की निर्माण कार्य के पूरे होने तक भगवान जगन्नाथ की मूर्ति को एक पत्थर पर रखकर उसकी पूजा-आराधना की गई थी। वो पत्थर आज भी मंदिर में मौजूद है। पुजारी जी ने कहा कि इसके सिर्फ स्पर्श मात्र से शरीर की सारी पीड़ाएँ एवं दर्द दूर हो जाते हैं।जानिए जगदीश मंदिर के इतिहास व निर्माण के बारे में | पुजारी जी से विशेष बातचित

पंडित जी से आगे पूछने पर उन्होंने बताया कि इस मंदिर में दिन में पाँच बार आरती का विधान है। जिसका आरंभ सुबह की मंगल आरती से होता है । मेरी जिज्ञासाओं को देखकर पुजारी जी ने आगे विस्तार से मंदिर के बारे में बताया कि भगवन जगन्नाथ की रथ यात्रा बेहद महत्वपूर्ण व दर्शनीय व रोमांचकारी होती है ।जिसमे भगवन पालकी में बिराजकर भक्तों के कंधों पर सवार हो कर पूरे शहर का भ्रमण करते हैं। और उन्होंने बताया कि होली के मौके पर यहाँ फागोत्सव मनाया जाता है, इसके अलावा सावन के पूरे महीने भगवन जगन्नाथ झूले पर सवार रहते हैं।

जानिए जगदीश मंदिर के इतिहास व निर्माण के बारे में | पुजारी जी से विशेष बातचित
source: Patrika

मंदिर में दर्शन का समय-

मंदिर में दर्शन का समय प्रातः काल 4:15 से दोपहर 1 बजे तक, एवं सांयकाल 5:15 से लेकर रात्री 8 बजे तक का है


A Tourist Guide to Jagdish Mandir

One of the most popular temple of the City of Lakes, Jagdish Mandir was built by Maharaja Jagat Singh in 1651. From then, it has been a great place of attraction for the tourists as well as the localities. It is well furnished with marble floors all over the premises. It is built in the great Indo-Aryan Architectural style. The idol room is easily accessible with well constructed 32 steps leading directly from road to the adobe of Lord Jagdish. Moreover it’s a centre for people’s inspirational homage.

jagannath rath yatra

It is only one of it’s kind. If considered on typographical and geographical status it it well situated on high altitude. The miniature carvings on the walls as well as inside the premises can leave any spectator spellbound. The chowk just outside the temple, also known as Jagdish Chowk has always been a place of keen interest and attractions for tourist.

It also hosts the Rath Yatra, which can be considered as Carnival of India. In this festival Lord Jagdish is taken around the city in a Silver Chariot especially made for the occasion. A huge lot of skilled workers assemble the parts of chariot and joins them before the Yatra. Rath Yatra is basically a festival of Orissa. It is well celebrated in the city of Lord Jagdish, Puri. The Rath or Chariot of the lord is pulled by many die hard devotees of the city on shoulders. It takes almost 8 hours for the devotees to complete this journey from Jagdish Mandir to Jagdish Madir again encircling whole city.

jagdish mandir udaipur

The Lane Of God:

The lane of God as the title has God in it, in the same way lord Jagannath or Lord Jagdish resides in the heart of Udaipurites. The temple is situated on the top of the Jagdish Chowk. Underneath it lies a whole world of faith, devotion and unbreakable trust. From the foothills of the temple runs a series of streets, so small in area that it becomes difficult for a four wheeler to pass by, yet so large that the best of Udaipur, almost one fourth of population and the traditional coefficient lies there.

The streets may be very narrow geographically but are very broad emotionally. And above all on the top of these streets is a temple, which acts as a father to these streers. There had not been many magics or miracles by Lord Jagdish, but as it is said ‘ Kingship requires no Kingship’, in the same way Lord Jagdish don’t require any evidence of miracle to proove his kingship. People’s faith is very much enough. Udaipur is a city gifted with many temples but this temple has got its own significance, as it is the most special one in people’s as well as city’s heart. Not only people of the city are blessed with blessings of Lord Jagdish, but evey article, every artefact, every monument in the shops along this lane of god has had glimpse of god in them. When a person visits this temple, his heart is filled with silence, this silence is not of words but of mind, silence of mind. Such is the reign of Lord Jagdish.

jagdish mandir udaipur rajasthanPlaces Nearby Temple:

Adjacent to the temple lies a big market in small streets. In this market lies the true essence of Udaipur. The Miniature Art Paintings, Rajasthani Dresses, Traditional Hookahs and many other merchandises that can make anyone a toothless tiger. Any person can be flawed by the flawless work done by the craftsmen. This very market and these streets are rinsed with love, care and affection of the localites. The area also serves as a place for many roof-top restaurants, havelis, traditional hotels and motels, ghats and many more places of interests.

The famous ghat of Udaipur, Gangaur Ghat is barely 100 metres away from the temple. The Royal City Palace of Udaipur is at distance of stretched hand. In short this temple is good house to be on. 🙂

Article By : Kashish Chandrayan


Pictures of Janmashtami Celebration at Jagdish Chowk

The Dahi Handi event at jagdish chowk has become a prolonged custom; the janmashtami celebration is accompanied with colorful cultural activities where many localities and foreign tourists take active participation. These activities include cultural dance, singing performances which ends with the Dadhika Matki Phod. The special attaraction here at the jagdish chowk is the performances by the tourists across the globe who sing and perform on Rajasthani Songs.

The Event was organized by : Dharmotsav Samiti

This year there were more than 5000 Devotees, Anna Hazare was among the hot topic of people’s interest. They cheered the spirit of Anna with the Slogans like “Anna Tum Sangarsh Karo, Hum Tumhare Saath Hei” 😀

The Chief guests of the Event were The Royal Price of Mewar – Huzoor Lakshyaraj Singh ji Mewar, Rahul Agarwal (Director, Pacific University who awarded Rs. 15,000 to the winner of Dahi Handi Competition), Harish Rajani (Sunrise Group of Institutions), Prashant Agarwal (Narayan Seva Sansthan), Beena Verdia (Mother – Late. Lt. Archit Verdia).
Fame of X-Factor “Deewana Group” Mr. Shahnawaz Khan (Udaipur ke ‘Bunty Bhaiya’) and Mr. Asif Khan who performed on various songs  like ‘Zindagi Maut na ban jaye Sambhalo Yaaron’ with a special message – “Chand Sikko k liye tum na karo kaam bura, har burayi ka sada hota hai anjaam bura”, Vande Maatram (‘Apne Bunty Bhaiya ka trademark Song’ 😛 Sings it every year!!) and many patriotic songs to cheer Govidaas present there.

Janmashtmi Celebration at Sector 11 machla magra Udaipur at Triyambakeshar Mahadev Temple included Amazing Shringar and beautiful tableau(jhanki) of Lord Krishna; Bhajan mandli continued till midnight and celebrated Birthday of Lord Krishna.

Check out the Pictures I Clicked 🙂

Choga Lal Ji

Shahnavaz ‘Bunty’ and Asif Khan (Deewana Group Fame)