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Udaipur District
Travel Guide

Udaipur which includes a lake or waterhole and a city

A stunning location, tropical climate and a rich history of art and design make Udaipur one of India’s most enticing destinations. 

Udaipur is the jewel in the crown of India’s Rajasthan area. Surrounded by the rolling Aravalli Hills and situated beside the picturesque Lake Pichhola, it is easy to see why Udaipur has become one of the country’s largest draws for tourists. Appearances in Hollywood films, such as the 1983 James Bond film Octopussy, have only added to this city’s appeal.

Two smaller lakes sit close to Udaipur, but it is Lake Pichola that provides a focal point to the city. With many of the main attractions situated close to the lake, it is an excellent location to be based and is where you will find the best hotels and restaurants.

The imposing City Palace, on the water’s edge, provides the perfect first taste of the local architecture as well as sublime views over the lake and city. Take a boat ride and enjoy views of the staggering Taj Lake Palace Hotel up-close.

South of the City Palace, the Crystal Gallery within Durbar Hall contains an amazing collection of crystal furniture dating back to the 1800s. To the north is the Bagore Ki Haveli with a collection of contemporary and folk art that rivals the City Palace for beauty. The haveli is also home to the world’s largest turban. Traditional dance performances happen every night in the courtyard and provide superb entertainment before or after dinner.

Away from the predominant tourist attractions, the Old City, to the east of Lake Pichola, is surrounded by remains of the old walls. Explore this area’s colourful, winding streets to experience a refreshing step back in time. Shop at markets selling local fruit and vegetables or stop in at a restaurant for some excellent local food.

Car rentals in Udaipur are numerous and, like taxis, are well priced. Over-crowding on the roads can, however, make travelling small distances around the city time consuming. Other options such as horse and carts and tuk-tuks are a fine alternative and provide an authentic platform from which to explore India’s city of romance.

Where to stay in Udaipur District

Hotel Lakend
Hotel Lakend
5 out of 5
Fatehsagar Lake Shore, Alkapuri, Udaipur, Rajasthan
The price is Rs5,000 per night from 15 Jun to 15 Jun
This family-friendly Udaipur hotel is located in the historical district, within 1 mi (2 km) of Lake Pichola and Lake Fateh Sagar. City Palace and Jag Mandir ...
4/5Very Good! (162 reviews)
Enjoyed
"Properly sanitised in covid times. Nice clean property near lake Excellent view Overall good stay"

Reviewed on 21 Dec 2020

Hotel Lakend
Taj Lake Palace
Taj Lake Palace
5 out of 5
Lake Pichola, P.O. Box 5, Udaipur, Rajasthan
The price is Rs25,200 per night from 16 Jun to 16 Jun
This family-friendly Udaipur hotel is located on the waterfront, within 1 mi (2 km) of Lake Pichola, City Palace and Lake Fateh Sagar. Jag Mandir is 1.9 mi (3 ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (258 reviews)
"Everything. What a property. Lovely staff, food and people and room."

Reviewed on 29 Dec 2020

Taj Lake Palace
Taj Fateh Prakash Palace
Taj Fateh Prakash Palace
5 out of 5
Lake Pichola, The Palace Complex, Udaipur, Rajasthan
The price is Rs13,500 per night from 20 Jun to 20 Jun
Located in Udaipur City Centre, this luxury hotel is steps away from Crystal Gallery and City Palace. Jag Mandir and Lake Fateh Sagar are also within 2 miles ...
4.1/5Very Good! (87 reviews)
The best place to be on Lake Pichola
"Excellent property facing lake Pichola. This being part of the City Palace compound adds to its charm. Excellently maintained, outstanding service and scrumptious meals added to the overall charm of the hotel. View from the room was mesmerizing. You actually get to see the sunset from the room itself. ..."

Reviewed on 27 Jan 2021

Taj Fateh Prakash Palace
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Zade House Udaipur
Zade House Udaipur
3.5 out of 5
1 B, Near clelebtation mall, bhuwana, Udaipur, Udaipur, Rajasthan
Situated in Udaipur, this villa is 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from Lake Fateh Sagar, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Gangaur Ghat and Jagdish Temple. City Palace and Jag Mandir ...
5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
"Amazing service! The staff was absolutely delightful. The food and the ambience was amazing. Definitely a place to visit ."

Reviewed on 1 Jul 2019

Zade House Udaipur
OYO 14227 Home Lake View Stay Brahmpol
OYO 14227 Home Lake View Stay Brahmpol
2 out of 5
EK Tribe, 35, Jada Ganesh Ji Temple, Ambapole, Udaipur, Rajasthan
Situated in Udaipur, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Lake Pichola, City Palace, and Lake Fateh Sagar. Jag Mandir is 1.9 mi (3 km) away.
OYO 14227 Home Lake View Stay Brahmpol
OYO 10287 Home 3BHK Villa near Lake City Mall
OYO 10287 Home 3BHK Villa near Lake City Mall
2 out of 5
10, Ram Vatika, Udaipur
Situated in Udaipur, this holiday home is 1 mi (1.7 km) from Bharatiya Lok Kala Museum and within 3 miles (5 km) of City Palace and Lake Fateh Sagar. Panchwati ...
OYO 10287 Home 3BHK Villa near Lake City Mall
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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