Udaipur among the World’s Top 10 most beautiful cities!

Udaipur lakes

598 mtrs above the sea level and spanning over a stretch of only 37 sq km, a small beautiful town in the south of the largest state of India, lies a place, which is famous for its Royal Rajput-era palaces and scenic locations, which is home to exquisite valley views, tranquil lakes and some of  world’s most influential & majestic architectures, a place which is on the bucket list of so many tourists, a place where many plan their dream destination weddings, a place that carries a wide history and culture, with it, Yes it is none other than, Udaipur, the city where my heart lies. Many of us call it  ‘the City of Lakes, Venice of the East, and the Kashmir of Rajasthan.

Lakes of Udaipur

It is one of the favorite travelling destination among the globetrotters and hence it was nominated as the No 1 City in Asia in 2018. Making its mark, the city occupied a place among World’s top 10 beautiful cities. This year Udaipur ranked 6th in Asia and 10th in the ‘World’s Best Awards’ for best cities of the world by renowned travel magazine travel and leisure. Not only this, the Leela Palace Udaipur ranked the no 1 hotel among World’s 100 best resorts, together with 38th place held by Taj Lake Palace while Oberoi Udaivilas at 49th, by the readers of the same T+L magazine. The magazine says that “a breathtaking view of Lake Pichola is just one reason, Travel + Leisure readers gave for choosing this Udaipur’s hotel as their favorite”.

The Royal Palaces

From the ornate palaces and narrow winding streets, to the boutique jewelry stores and bustling markets, is what made travelers all around the earth to nominate it as the best travelling destinations. The City of Lakes hold so much treasures which could only be explored by renting a rowboat and sailing through the lakes or escaping into the narrow old city lanes which demonstrate the true Mewari culture.

Besides this, the cinematic history of the luxurious Taj Lake Palace and the Royal City Palace, are cherry on pie, which this city  boasts of.  Taj Lake Palace has also been voted as one of the Top 10 Asia resort hotels.

Thank you world and Udaipur folks that helped it mark its presence among 4,416 cities of the world.

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Definitely – Venice of the East

Udaipur – the city of  lakes and the Venice of the East is definitely a feast to the eyes,especially after the monsoons . That is the time when it looks lush green and the glossy greenery adds up to the beauty . It is one of the most sought after destinations both for the domestic and the foreign tourists. This year we had a good share of rains and the lakes got filled to the brim . The onlookers were filled with pleasure .  After sunset, the rippling water with the moving reflections of the lights was a scene worth watching and one could go on gazing and inhaling the beauty for hours on end. The drive around Fatehsagar lake is awesome and Pichola lake is equally mesmirising.
A chunk of the Aravalli hills is in Udaipur and this is an add on to the charm of this small homely city. The sudden rise and fall of hills takes one by surprise at times.But ofcourse the surprise is a pleasant one.In no time one gets used to the place and one can move around without any hassles.
It has numerous gorgeous hotels which were originally palaces. The echo of the gallant and chivalrous tales of the Maharajas who once trod on this soil  greet our ears even today. The charisma of these palaces is breath-taking . The visitors are stunned and what they see with their own eyes becomes incredible. Its a city which one must have on one’s holiday list. If you have not made it to this place so far, then what are you waiting for ? Just book a ticket and be there and have the lovely experience.

An Article By: Ms. Suman (Educationist)