Having enormous places to visit in Udaipur, it is the most delightful and attractive city and thus a famous tourist destination in India. It is often known with many names like “City of Lakes” or the “Kashmir of Rajasthan,” and even “Venice of the East.” It was formerly the capital of the Mewar Kingdom, thus most of the places and even hotels/resorts has a resemblance of royal architecture. Udaipur is located around the azure water lakes and is surrounded by lush green Aravalli Hills. The city has a thousand years deep history and is primarily known for its palaces, lakes, forts, and gardens. However, it also offers many engaging activities to tourists of all ages.
Location: Udaipur is a city in the western state of Rajasthan, at about 270 km from Ahmedabad.
Best time to Visit: Winter season, between November and March.
How to Reach: One can reach Udaipur via all three routes, air, rail, and road.
But the moment you are here, you can indulge in various amazing activities in Udaipur.
1. Visit wildlife sanctuary: One can experience gratifying and adrenalin rising adventures in Udaipur. Definitely a paradise for wildlife lovers and photographers. You can visit,
Kumbhalgarh Sanctuary: Known for wildlife including leopards, wolf, sloth bear, hyena, jackal, jungle cat, smabhar, nilgai, chaisingh (the four horned antelope), chinkara and hare. Birds such as Parakeets, red spur owls, grey Pigeons, Bulbul, golden Oriole, Dove and white breasted kingfisher can also be spotted here.
Sajjangarh Wildlife Sanctuary: Wild animals like Nilgai, Wild boars, Sambhar, Hyena, Jackal Panther, and a large number of birds and reptiles can be spotted here.
Jaisamand Wildlife Sanctuary: Famous for famous wild boar, deer, panther, four-horned antelope, chinkara, chital, and numerous avian species.
Shopoholics can satisfy themselves with shopping at Hathi Pol Bazaar with various souvenirs, paintings, and artisanal products. The markets in this city also has a variety of items like silver ware/jewelry, handicrafts, wooden toys, paintings, and a lot more items. You can even visit Shilpgram, a crafts fair for promotion of textile, crafts and handicrafts of the region.
3. Horse Riding
Adventure loving people can enjoy horse riding through the beautiful Aravalli hills. There are even facilities available in Udaipur to stay at a Ranch along with hiking, cycling, as well as bird-watching in a relaxing and peaceful environment.
4. Ropeway Ride:
Riding the ropeway is nowadays popular tourist activity for people coming into Udaipur. The thrill and the view you get upon traveling in it is amazing and incredible. The tickets are affordable. Though the ride isn’t adrenalin rising, but yes you must try if you are looking for adventure things to do in Udaipur.
5. Vintage & Classic Car Collection Museum:
A visit to Vintage & Classic Car Collection Museum is one of the best things to do in Udaipur for vintage car lovers.
6. Enjoy Rajasthan Cuisine:
Try out different delicious dishes of Rajasthan cuisine. Udaipur is a place where you can find dishes from red spicy curry dishes to sweet and yummy desserts. All the non-vegetarians should give a try for Laal Maas. It’s really incredible.
7. Sunset Boat Cruise on Lake Pichola:
Go for a boat cruise on amazingly beautiful Lake Pichola where you can enjoy most relaxing and beautiful sunset as well as can have a view of famous attractions like Jag Mandir, Jag Niwas, Mohan Mandir and Arsi Vilas.
8. Cycle Tours:
You can hire a bicycle and spend a couple of hours in evening riding cycles and enjoying the views surrounding Lake Pichola.
9. Night Life: After spending the whole day visiting the most beautiful city Udaipur with myriad palaces, gardens, and temples, you can relax and go for a couple of drinks and enjoy music night at some of the famous places for night out. Udaivilas, Panera Bar, Bamboo Beats, Tehkhana RestroBar are some of the famous places where you can spend your evening and relax as well as enjoy international and Indian drinks.
10. Helicopter Joyride of Udaipur:
Enjoy the aerial view of various famous tourist places and amazingly beautiful lush green Aravalli Hills.