Renowned as one of the most stunning tourist destinations in Rajasthan, Udaipur is a beautiful city with some of the most interesting and exciting places for the travelers to explore and enjoy. Geographically, the city is located in the southern region of the desert state. Gently enveloped by the majestic and verdant cover of arboreal elegance of the stunning Aravali mountain range, it separates the city from the mighty Thar Desert. Besides offering a melange of touristy places to visit in Udaipur, the city has some of the best, unexplored, and offbeat places that beckons visitors to come and enjoy its scenic beauty. The dazzling repertoire of some of the lesser-known places in the City of Lakes is sure to make you fall in love with this royal city once again. Have a look at them and add to your bucket list to be explored and enjoyed next time you plan to visit this awe-inspiring city.
The best way to explore and experience the subtle vibes of the city is by taking a stroll through its lanes and bylanes. It is also the best way to know about its rich cultural past and heritage that is still retained in the traditions and rituals followed by Udaipurites. Check out the stunning Clock Tower located in the heart of the city, which used to be the best way to let all Udaipur people know about the time of the day. This heritage walk will also take you through narrow lanes known for shops selling vibrantly beautiful handicrafts and lip-smacking delicacies. Experience and explore some of the best places in Udaipur at close quarters.
A visit to royal Udaipur is incomplete if you have not tried out the rich and delightful Rajasthani cuisine. Although there is no dearth of restaurants and eateries where authentic Rajasthani food is available, there are very few places where you can enjoy a perfect blend of relaxed ambiance and mouth-watering Rajasthani food. Ambrai in Amet Haveli is one such place. This city is undoubtedly a foodie's paradise. At Ambrai, you can enjoy authentic Rajasthani non-vegetarian cuisines like Chicken Jahangiri, Mutton Rana, Laal Maas, and more. Enjoy these dishes along with delightful lakeside views.
You can visit the crystal gallery, which hosts the most extensive private collection of crystal-made objects. This collection was ordered from Birmingham by Maharaja Sajjan Singhji in 1887. You can admire beautiful objects d'art, like crystal perfume bottles, dinner sets, and the stunning crystal bed. The entry fee to this gallery is INR 700 per adult and INR 450 per kid (5-12 years old). It opens at 9 AM and closes at 7 PM. The gallery stays closed on Saturday and Sunday. Enjoy some of the most alluring and exclusive collections of delicate crystal-made objects in all their beauty. Add to your things to do in Udaipur list and you will thank us for sure for this amazing experience.
Car lovers can visit the Vintage and Classic Car Museum located on the premises of Garden View Hotel. Here, check out some of the classiest, rare collections of Vintage cars maintained regularly and taken out during Vintage and Classic car rallies. Here, some cars are more than seven decades old and include Grand Limousines, Cadillac Open Convertibles, Rolls Royce, Mercedes, and many more.
It is a stunning-looking temple located in the heart of Udaipur City. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, it is an awe-inspiring temple showcasing impressive Indo-Aryan architecture style. It was built keeping ancient Vastu Shastra principles in mind. Its huge airy halls, intricately carved pillars, and painted walls speak volumes about the brilliance of this temple. Two massive stone statues of elephants at the entry gate look spectacular. It is located right outside Bara Pol of the City Palace premises.
If you love enjoying the scenic views and different hues of nature, a visit to the Monsoon Palace or Sajjangarh Palace should be on your bucket list. Sitting with a loved one and watching the time passing by is an experience you will remember forever. Plan a trip to this magnificent fort by 3 PM in the daytime and stay back until dusk. Watch pretty skies changing their color from orange to amber to indigo in just a few minutes. Erstwhile rulers of Mewar used this fort as their Monsoon getaway and the best place for sunset gazing.
This museum is located a little distance from Udaipur City in Ahar. It is a quaint hamlet that seems to have frozen in time. There are no tourist crowds in the lanes and bylanes of this town. The place sells high-quality musical instruments and other paraphernalia to music lovers. Since it was an erstwhile royal settlement, ruins of a lot of old buildings can be seen here that exist in its time warp. The Museum at Ahar is a surprise for the visitors who find some priceless collections of the erstwhile royal family at the display. When visiting Ahar, check out royal cenotaphs that look incredibly lovely bathed in evening colors.