A historic and cultural province in Rajasthan, Udaipur - the City of Lakes - is all romance and royalty. Set on shimmering Lake Pichola, surrounded on all sides by the purple tips of the Aravalli Mountains, Udaipur winds and bends in a tangle of lanes, temples and bazaars brimming with colour. Once you embark on your Udaipur holiday, it won’t be long before you understand why the city’s nickname is the “Venice of the East.”
The ancient province of Udaipur was much vyed over by Indian dynasties, seen in the abundance of royal splendour. The remarkable City Palace, a vast palace complex still partly occupied by the respected Maharana, was built over 400 years by a series of Mewar rulers. Join a tour to explore the leafy courtyards, exquisite mosaics, plush suites and ornate balconies.
Just across from the City Palace, a dreamy boat ride takes you to the magical Lake Palace - seemingly floating on the lake, and giving the scene an enchanting, other-worldly feel. Built as a pleasure palace for royalty, it is now a luxury hotel. Similar opulence can be found at the palace (and hotel) on Jagmandir Island, the Lake Garden Palace. With the city lights twinkling across the water at night, these palaces offer incredibly beautiful settings.
Live like Indian royalty on a holiday in Udaipur
When you’re not relaxing in lavish palace-hotels or feasting on world-class cuisine, spend your Udaipur holiday exploring the city. Like the rest of Rajasthan, here exist vibrant traditions in art, fashion and culture. Expect to return home with a bounty of treasures - including Udaipur’s exquisite miniature artwork, hand-crafted souvenirs and colourful garments. During the evenings, marvel at breathtaking sunsets from one of the lakeside ghats.
Whether you’re looking for a little romance on your India adventure or the perfect place for a honeymoon, we’ll craft you a holiday in Udaipur that will leave you feeling like royalty. Get in touch with a Destination Specialist to start planning.