Udaipur is also known as ‘the city of lakes’. It is one of favorite cities in Rajasthan for couples. Every time travelers love to visit Udaipur. It was a welcome respite from great experiences elsewhere in India. Udaipur is less hectic and the relaxed ambience tempts travelers stay much longer than initially planned. The scenic location of Aravalli hills made it ideal for a honeymoon in Udaipur. Udaipur is not too big city and it is very easy to see all the places to visit in Udaipur for couples.
After that, the charm of Udaipur lies in meeting its friendly people, relaxing in an organic restaurant or strolling along the Ghat of the Udaipur Lake. If you are interested in charities, you can help volunteer at the animal aid rescue center or visit the Seva Mandir projects in Delwara.
Best Places to Visit in Udaipur for Couples
City Palace, Udaipur
City Palace is one of the largest palaces in Udaipur, Rajasthan. It has one of the best places to visit in Udaipur for couples. Built over 400 years ago, the palace is more complex with many palaces connected with each of its gateways, gardens, and courtyards. This palace is flourished when the Udaipur was the capital of the Mewar.
Mewar Kings lost their royal privileges when India became independent in the year 1947, but the family still owns the palace. Moreover, they still feel it is their responsibility to work for the development of Udaipur city.
Much of the palace complex is now a museum, while the Shiv Niwas Palace and Fateh Prakash Palace has become most famous heritage hotels of Udaipur. Mewar Maharana created the Mewar trust to use a portion of the profits it makes from charitable educational institutes, hospitals, and environmental conservation.
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The Lake Garden Palace, Udaipur
The Lake Garden Palace on Jag Mandir Island is a former Mewar Palace definitely worth visiting the marble elephant statue and its beautiful garden. The boats that will take you to the island depart from the City Palace.
Jagdish Temple, Udaipur
Jagdish Temple is one of the largest and oldest Hindu temples in Udaipur. The temple was completed in the year 1651 and has the idol of Jagannath, a form of Vishnu. The temple is one of the best places to visit in Udaipur to see Hindu religious celebrations. The temple is always busy with worshipers praying.
As a foreigner, you are welcome to watch singing and chanting. It is also very useful to look at the details in the beautiful sculptures on either side of the temple.
The Lake Pichola to be one of the most romantic places to visit in Udaipur for couples. This lake was man made in Rajasthan that 1362 to meet the needs of drinking water and irrigation in the small village Pichola at the time. There are 2 islands in the lake. Jag Niwas Island with expensive Taj Lake Palace and Jag Mandir Island with Garden Lake Palace.
The most beautiful time at the lake was at sunset when it is a magical place to be. It is very common to take a boat trip on the lake to see the beautiful view of the city palace and the areas of Udaipur or visit the Garden Lake Palace.
The Ghats of Udaipur
Ghat plays an important role in India. Ghat refers to places where the steps lead to a river or lake. People come to pray, take a shower or celebrate important Hindu festivals. The most famous are the ghats in Varanasi, but Udaipur has ghats in the beautiful Lake Pichola. The Gangaur Ghat is one of the most charming areas in Udaipur. During the day, it is always busy with people who bathing, washing, pray and perform ceremonies.
Early morning is the best time to visit this place in Udaipur. Everything is still quiet and calm and you can see the sunrise over the lake. The other Ghat with a beautiful view of the lake is Hanuman Ghat on the other side of the lake. From here you can also see the City Palace and see the size of this complex.
While Gangaur Ghat is ideal for sunrise viewing, Hanuman Ghat is the best place in Udaipur to see the sunset. There are many restaurants where you can sit to watch this magical moment.
Jain Temple in Udaipur
At Udaipur Market, you will find many small Jain temples with beautiful mirrors and glass decorations. It is hard to find but definitely worth looking for.
Around Gangaur Ghat, you will find many shops selling famous paintings and other souvenirs of Rajasthan. Don’t be fooled in these bazaars.
To see the real Udaipur, you must explore the back streets behind the Jagdish Temple. The more you adventure in Udaipur, the more local experience you will get. You will find lots of hidden temples, handicrafts, shrines, and yummy street foods.
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Bagore ki Haveli, Udaipur
Bagore ki Haveli was built in the 18th century. The architecture is no less impressive than the palaces of Udaipur and after major renovations; it is now a museum about the Mewar dynasty. There is also a daily cultural show at night.
All travelers, not a big fan of cultural performances and I rarely visit them, but I enjoyed Dharohar cultural show. Set in one of the oldest has in Udaipur the location could not be better. Moreover, it is fun to enjoy and definitely experience in Udaipur that make you laugh.