It’s no wonder Udaipur has the mantle of being Rajasthan’s romantic city. It exudes beauty and it’s history tells stories of love, handsome Maharajas and the many concubines within the Palace walls.
Many celebrities have stayed in Udaipur, with Liz Hurley getting married there in 2007 and rumoured that the Pitt & Jolie wedding being there also. They all seem to stay at the Lake Palace Hotel.
Lake Pichola is the central point of the City with the City Palace being highlighted atop the hill on it’s east bank. The Palace is a must see whilst you’re there, allow plenty of time and take your camera. Outside the Palace is a small restaurant where you can sit under the shade of umbrellas to escape the heat. Next to this is a great book shop and above that is Anoki which sells very affordable and fashionable linen clothing. After the Palace you can walk further to Jagdish Temple, but again allow time to poke your nose into the many market shops along the road. Bargains galore – be prepared to haggle.
The City was founded in at the 1500’s by Maharana Udai Singh, hence its name Udaipur.
There is a lot to see and do, so allow at least three nights if you are planning on travelling around Rajasthan or a week if you have the time.
It is my favourite City in Rajasthan.
Best time to go there is either February /March or October/November as it is not too hot and misses the rainy season which generally starts in May and ends in September.