Top 10 Things to Do on Your First Visit to Udaipur

Udaipur is known by various names like the City of Lakes, Kashmir of Rajasthan, Venice of the East and so many more. The beauty of the place is evident in the pictures you must have seen all over the internet. Now that you are planning your visit to the spectacular and heavenly City of Lakes, let me help you build your personal itinerary for your first visit to Udaipur. I am aware that some of you won’t be able to cover all the spots enlisted below, but it is worth giving a shot.

Here are the Top 10 Things to Do on Your First Visit to Udaipur!

  1. Start your day by getting a perfect breakfast

Empty stomach won’t get along with you very far. So, first things first, get a perfect start to your day by having some good English breakfast. Although you might find a lot of places to eat in the city, especially if you are staying in the old city, but you obviously need a filtered list.

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Thank us later, we are making you equipped with the list of the best places to have an English breakfast in Udaipur. Click here!

  1. Take a bike or car on rent and explore the streets of Old City

As per your convenience, you can take a car or a bike on rent and explore the nooks and corners of the Old City. There is a lot that you would see on the streets- from local vendors to artists painting at the roadside and a lot of scenes that you wouldn’t witness anywhere on earth!

Top 10 Things to Do on Your First Visit to Udaipur
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Plus, not just for the view, taking a vehicle is quite comfy for your to-and-fro as well and makes it easy for you to touch the extremes of the city effortlessly.

  1. Go shopping!!!

You have come down to Udaipur, would you dare to leave without any ‘oh-my-god-wow’ souvenir from the city? No, right?

Top 10 Things to Do on Your First Visit to Udaipur
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Well, the shopping markets in Udaipur are like a color palette. Hundreds of shops selling things that are unique, vibrant and exhibit the very soul of the city. You can get apparels, tribal jewelry, gold/silver jewelry, zinc artifacts, wooden artifacts, leather bag, totes, to bedspreads, upholstery and so much more.

Check out all the markets of Udaipur here.

  1. Take a tour of the grand City Palace Complex

City Palace Complex Udaipur is one of a kind places in the city. It is a grand-majestic-palace and is the official dwelling of the Maharana (king) of Mewar. A part of the palace is closed where the Maharana resides with his royal family while a greater part of the palace is open to the public.

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You can take a tour of the City Palace and have a walk through the time. Also, you can watch the light and sound show happening in the City Palace every evening.

  1. Take the Ropeway and watch the sunset from the Karni Mata hill

Karni Mata Temple is situated on a small hillock in Udaipur. The place is also known for its sunset point. You can either take the stairs to the peak of the hill for the sunset point or you can take the ropeway.

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Alternative: If you want to have a glimpse of the culture of the city and sunsets do not entice you anymore, then you must pay a visit to the Darohar Show at the Bagore Ki Haveli Museum.

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The show starts in the evenings and is a must-watch if you are a fan of cultural dances.

  1. Spend your evenings at the Ghats of Udaipur

    Top 10 Things to Do on Your First Visit to Udaipur
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Ghats are a noticeable part of the city. There are various ghats in Udaipur which are immensely peaceful and give you a close view of the waters of the lakes. Gangaur Ghat is the most significant and popular ghat in the entire city. It is known for hosting the Ganguar Festival and in recent times the place was seen in various movies in both Hollywood and Bollywood.

  1. Go for a boat ride in the Lake

You can go on a boat ride in Lake Pichola. It is a 20-25 minutes ride in the lake which covers all the places in the lake- I mean, you can have a close look at the Taj Lake Palace which is built in the middle of the lake, if in case you aren’t staying there! Also, you get to have a look at the Jag Mandir, which is also a floating (metaphorically) palace and is known for its beautiful life-size elephants standing at the entrance, carved out of stone.

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Alternatively, you can go for a jet boat ride in the Lake Fatehsagar, which is one of the most prominent lakes in Udaipur. It is a great place to hangout and you would get a lot of street food and other delicious snacks just near the lakeside ‘chowpaty’. Also, you can visit the nearby parks and gardens to get a refreshing feel.

  1. Don’t miss Sajjangarh (Monsoon Palace) and the Biological Park

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If you aren’t fond of riding in the boat, then taking a brisk tour to the Monsoon Palace would be great for you. Sajjangarh aka Monsoon Palace is perched on a hillock and gives one of the best views of the entire city.

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Adjacent to this palace is the biological park of Udaipur which has a variety of flora and fauna. This is a super fun and refreshing place for the nature lovers.

  1. Go to the largest aquarium in India- ‘Under the Sun’

    Top 10 Things to Do on Your First Visit to Udaipur
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Under the Sun is the largest aquarium in India and is situated attached to the lake Fatehsagar. This is one great place to spend some hours. You would find a huge number of fish here, some of which are even rare to find in the Indian Subcontinent. Plus, you can find a Virtual Reality zone here which lets you enjoy underwater scenes in real time.

Read more about the aquarium here

  1. Last but not the least, Binge on the luscious food at a lakeside hotel/restaurant

    Top 10 Things to Do on Your First Visit to Udaipur

By this time, I am sure you’d be feeling terribly hungry and what is better than having some great authentic Rajasthani or Continental Food at a lakeside hotel/restaurant.

Also Read: Non-veg Restaurant to satisfy your hunger pangs

I knew you would be reading this on your first visit to the City of Lakes and hence I have prepared for you a list of the best Lakeside hotels where you can stay as well as eat at utmost peace, enjoying the natural beauty that Udaipur is! 😉

Check out the list here

Now that you roughly know where you’d be going, book your tickets and start packing!

Also, check out the best time to visit Udaipur and don’t miss your flight 😊

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10 Reasons You will fall in love with Udaipur!

Mother nature has been very kind to Udaipur when it comes to natural beauty. The City of Lakes offers something to everyone, the kind of beautification that can make you fall in love with, irrelevant of your personal tastes. It would be difficult for someone to visit Udaipur and not find a part of it stunning. Let’s see why –

1. Aravallis:

Aravalli hill range
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The city of lakes lies in the lap of nature cushioned by an eroded stub of range of ancient folded mountains boasting some stunning views which conquer hearts. Blessed with beauty, Aravallis are gifted with appealing and serene sights that sooth minds away from the city commotion. Nestled in the aravalli hill ranges, one cannot help but get lost in its landscapes. This range offers a tranquil scenic beauty with unlimited composure.


2. Lakes:

fatehsagar udaipur

Known for its forte, the Lakecity offers unadulterated beauty to eyes of the viewers giving them a new vista with every glimpse. Fatehsagar lake, Pichhola, Swaroop Sagar, Udaisagar, Dudh Talai and lakes alike run in competition with each other in showcasing their ecstatic beauty. You find yourself in a complete dilemma regarding comparison of these lakes in the daytime when beauty emerges in its vibrant colours with the time they are decorated with stars in the starry night.


3. Palaces on Lakes:

Taj Lake Palace
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Crowned with palaces on mountains, the historic capital of the former kingdom of  Mewar procures forts and temples like Sajjangarh, Neemach Mata, Karni Mata that deliver a complete and a scenic view of the whole city. This relaxing sight cannot be described as anything but beautiful regardless of in what context and respect.

Being the home for palaces like Jag Mandir, Lake palace etc. these can make you stop and stare in sheer awe for hours. It is when looking at it in the dark hours at underneath glassy lakes when it truly appears to be beautiful and somewhat magical.


4. Strong historical base:

Palace, Udaipur
City Palace Photo, Udaipur

Peeping into the history we learn about brave kings of Mewar specially the legendary kings Maharana Udai Singh, Maharana Pratap, Amar Singh who set examples of bravery and chivalry. Udaipur city is pompous about its royalty which it acquired from its Rajput rulers which is the reason why it is a storehouse of fascinating monuments and ancient temples.


5. Handicrafts:

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Since ages, Rajasthani handicrafts have fascinated the world with its creativity and craftsmanship. These reflect rich tradition and culture of Udaipur and tell stories of its heritage. Etched with beautiful designs these handicrafts hold their own identity leaving you completely mesmerized.


6. Hotels:

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Udaipur stands first in India when it comes to beautiful and best budget hotels. The reason behind being the most famous tourist destination is besides making your stay comfortable these hotels offer a bravo combination of luxury and natural beauty which separates it from other tourist spots across india. Possessing a royal historic background is also one of the reasons you will wish you had planned a longer stay.


7. Monsoon:

Monsoon in Udaipur

Nothing can stop you to fall in love with rejuvenating combination of monsoon and city of lakes. The colours of the city seem all the more vibrant and intense at this time. People seem to have a renewed sense of purpose, and a genuine appreciation for the rains. Everything comes alive. It brings with it a lot of energy and emotion, and any form of celebration of its arrival seems acceptable and is worthy of changing moods.


8. Fests and Fetes:

Festivals in Udaipur

Freeing udaipurites from the routine monotonous work, season-oriented fests like Haryali amawas, Gangaur Mela give them a dose of mental and physical relaxation. To the visitors and residents every fest and fete like the Shilp Gram Mela conveys a beautiful message pertaining to the customs, traditional values, culture, mythology and even historical events with a touch of great patriotic flavor. They are rich, harmonious, varied and colourful. This celebration of life brings peace and joy to masses.


9. Peaceful city:

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Away from the hustle and bustle of metropolitan cities, Udaipur isolates itself in an untroubled zone which makes it peaceful. Besides lesser crimes and less traffic, the town is on its own way to development which is adding to the beauty of the city day by day.


10. People of Udaipur:

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Last but not the least, The city of lakes possesses a quality population which is willing to reach out and help when you are in need. Udaipurites are adaptive to changes, willing to accept new ideas and are ahead of many cities in fashion. The town witnesses rapid growth in number of malls, multiplexes, educational institutes etc. which demonstrates active participation of the people of Udaipur.


Article by: Divyani Nagar

Places to Visit

Jo Hukam – Multi Cuisine Restro

Ju Hukam , Udaipur

Planning to Enjoy your Time with your Friends, Family or Dear One But Out of the Rush Of The Main City. Than ‘Jo Hukam – Multi Cuisine Restro’ , Hiran Magri Sector 4 would be your Best Choice.

..Enjoy your Time Playing Snooker and Having a Taste of Hukka/Sheesha..


  • A Complete Family Restaurant
  • Also Supports Buffet, Kitty Parties, Birthday Parties
  • Private Lounge for Group of Friends

Food: Chinese  – South Indian – Snacks

— Juice , Cold/Hot Drinks, Ice Creams and More —

Have a Great Time Enjoying Their and Also Keep a Look Out Their for Special Discounts and Offers.

Contact :

H.N. Mohale – +91-9413664240 , Siddharth Mohale: +91-9929261142


Sector 4, Opposite Jain Mandir

Udaipur (Rajasthan)


Neemach Mata Udaipur Video

Neemach Mata Mandir

A Video taken by me when i recently visited neemach mata. It was really a panormic and mesmerizing view to see peacock , the Lake Fatehsagar and The Whole City from the top of the Neemach Hill after Walking 1Km to it. Neemach Mata is an Old Temple of Udaipur Eatablished Near the Lake fatehsagar.

View of FS from the top of Neemach Mata

I would love all of you to have a Do visit to it and leave your Comments Down here and do share your videos or pictures to us.