Travel : Exotic Weekend Getaway To Udaipur

By: Natasha Mahesh, 2016-05-13 13:45:00.0Category:  Others
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If you want to know what Royalty feels like then Udaipur is the place for you! Udaipur is one of the most romantic getaways in India. The Venice of the East, is studded with palaces around the beautiful lake Pichola. The view of the city is picturesque during any season. Udaipur gives you a break from the buzzling and fast city life. If you want to relax and enjoy a tranquil environment with your loved ones then Udaipur is your perfect destination! Also, the city’s infrastructure and architecture give a very romantic ambience to all love birds.

Here are a few simple and economical things that you can do on a weekend getaway at Lake Pichola.

City Palace

City Palace is the identity of the city, and adds to the exoticism of Udaipur. The Palace is conglomeration of several buildings and towers and is better recognized as a Palace Complex. The Palace belongs to the royal Mewar family, City Palace has a number of features that greatly attract tourist. Needless to say that the architecture is exquisite; there are a few structures that leave the visitor awestruck. The crystal gallery, the vintage car museum, Daawat-i-Aam, Daawat-i-Khas, Maharani Palace and the view of the city and Lake Pichola are the major attractions of City Palace. Visitors also like to stay up late for the Mewar Light and Sound Show that is organized every evening here.

Evening Stroll around the city

The evening strolls around the city streets are pleasant. You can admire the beautiful paintings on the wall and enjoy shopping crafts and clothings of Udaipur.

Lake Pichola

The beautiful Lake Pichola is another vital identity of Udaipur. It is a 4 kms long man-made lake. Visitors to Udaipur cannot miss out on taking a boat ride on Lake Pichola which starts from Rameshwar Ghat in the City Palace. The lake has two famed islands namely Jagniwas and Jagmandir. At Jagniwas Island one has the opportunity to witness another famous place in Udaipur – the Lake Palace (Now known as Taj Lake Palace), whereas on Jagmandir Island, one can visit the popular Jag Mandir, the palace.

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Jag Mandir

The 17th-century Jagmandir Island Palace, once a place of refuge to Prince Khurram (later Emperor Shahjahan); and Jag Niwas, now the Lake Palace Hotel. You can drink and dine in the middle of the lake. A lot of regal events are organised in this Palace.

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Lake Palace


Marvelously built on Lake Pichola, Lake Palace is one of the most visited places in Udaipur. Situated on Jagniwas Island it is now run by the Taj group and is popularly known as Taj Lake Palace. With the Aravalli Hills in the background, Lake Palace makes one of the most romantic places in Rajasthan. Even if one cannot afford to stay here, one should definitely consider taking a heritage walk of this hotel. Built by Maharaja Jagat Singh II, the palace is an exemplary of exquisite architecture that comprises gilt moldings, fretwork screens and sculpted marbles. At Lake Palace, romance gets redefined!

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