Welcome to Udaipur & Southern Rajasthan
Udaipur is one of India’s most magical cities, a bastion of Rajasthani tradition, with its creamy-white palaces beside a shimmering lake, rambling old havelis (traditional, ornately decorated residences) and romantic luxury hotels that pull in honeymooners and more than a few wedding parties. Elsewhere in southern Rajasthan you’ll clamber around mighty forts replete with heroic and tragic legends, visit exquisitely carved Hindu and Jain temples, wander through tangled medieval streets and markets in old town centres, and, if your budget allows it, indulge in the bliss of a luxurious palace-hotel. You can shop endlessly for a vast range of colourful artisanry, and get right off the beaten track exploring a host of wildlife sanctuaries, from the wild, forested hills of Kumbhalgarh to the grasslands of Sorsan. And if the heat gets too much, skip away to the cooler heights of Mt Abu, Rajasthan’s only hill station.