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 mansions) 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... Read More
Top experiences in Udaipur & Southern Rajasthan
Udaipur & Southern Rajasthan activities
Full-Day Private Tour of Udaipur Including a Boat Ride in Lake Pichola
9am - Pick up from your hotel or the railway station in Udaipur and transfer to explore the city. 9:30am - Visit Jagdish Temple - This three stories and 79 feet high Lord Vishnu temple was built by Maharana Jagat Singhji in 1651. It has 32 steps and 50 pillars, really a brilliant piece of Indian architecture. 10am - Visit City Palace, one of the largest palaces in the world. There you can visit a beautiful Crystal Gallery showcasing all furniture and utensils made up of glass. 12pm - Boat Ride in Lake Pichola. The breathtaking beauty of the Lakes – Pichola and Fateh Sagar truly make Udaipur an oasis in the desert. The lake is surrounded by hills, palaces, temples bathing ghats and embankments.. 1pm - Lunch will be provide in the best local restaurant of the city. 3pm - Visit Saheliyon ki Bari- the Garden of Royal Ladies, Maharana Sangram Singh II designed this garden in the early 18th century purely as a pleasure garden and a summer palace for the 48 young maids that formed a part of the prince’s dowry. 4pm - Visit to Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandir (Folk art museum) For people who love to get to know the cultural diversity of Rajasthan, the Bharatiya Lok Kala Museum else known as Udaipur folk museum is one of the most popular museums in Rajasthan. It has a rich collection of folk dresses, puppets, dolls, masks, ornaments, folk musical instruments and paintings on display. 5pm - Explore the local handicrafts of city including camel leather items (bags, wallets, footwear and more), jewellery (both silver and camel bone) or Rajasthani fabrics (Batik and Bandhini prints) & Miniature Paintings (The miniature paintings are made using a rigorous process which involves manufacture of the pigments and colours from scratch. Very often, these paintings reflect real life events and are portrayals of such events). 6:30pm - After a memorable day, transfer to back to your hotel or the railway station in Udaipur
Udaipur Guided City Day Tour: City Palace, Jagdish Temple, and Lake Pichola
You will be picked up by your representative from your hotel in Udaipur at 9:00 AM and then transferred to the City Palace.Your guide will share the history and stories of the Palace and show you the Mughal Architecture. After a visit of two hours at the City Palace, visit the Jagdish Temple which is one of most famous temples of Hindu's and is considered as the local diety of the people of the Udaipur State. Later drive towards Lake Pichola and capture some beautiful moments of the City Palace from the lake side. When the tour ends, you will be dropped back to your hotel in Udaipur.
Private Tour: Udaipur City Sightseeing Tour
You will be picked up in the morning at Udaipur Junction Railway Station, bus station, or your centrally located hotel in Udaipur by your friendly English-speaking driver and leave for Udaipur City Palace.Udaipur City Palace is the largest palace complex in Rajasthan. Maharana Udai Singh stated building this palace in 1559 and it was completed in 18th century by his successors. It is situated on the banks of Lake Pichola, a beautiful artificial fresh water lake created in the year 1362 AD and named after the nearby Picholi Village. Even now part of the property is still owned by the present king of Udaipur while the rest is converted into palace hotels and historic museum open for all tourists. The City Palace Museum displays the belongings of kings such as their wardrobe and weapons, which showcase the royal lifestyle of Udaipur rulers. There you can also visit a beautiful Crystal Gallery showcasing all furniture and utensils made of glass. Later stop by Shree Jagdish Temple, a world renowned temple of Lord Vishnu. This three stories and 79 feet high temple was built by Maharana Jagat Singhji in 1651 and costed 1.5 million rupees. It is owned and managed by the royal family of Udaipur. In the complex the main Jagdish temple is located in the center surrounded by four smaller temples - Lord Ganesha, Sun God, Goddess Shakti and Lord Shiva. It has 32 steps and 50 pillars and is considered a brilliant piece of Indian architecture. Every year thousands of devotee come witness this amazing temple.Next stop is Dudh Talai located on the banks of Lake Pichola near the City Palace. Here you can enjoy the beautiful view of the Lake Pichola, Jagmandir Island Palace, Lake Palace, Udaivilas, The Leela Palace, gorgeous Aravalli ranges and Udiapur old city. You can either walk around the lake to see various species of birds, relax in the lush green garden, or enjoy the musical fountains in the park. Also stop by Saheliyon Ki Bari, Moti Magari and Sukhadiya Circle. When the tour concludes, you will be dropped off at Udaipur Junction Railway Station, bus station, or your centrally located hotel in Udaipur.
Private Day Trip to the Jain Temple in Ranakpur from Udaipur
9:30am - Pick up from your centrally located hotel in Udaipur and you will embark on a 2 hour drive to Ranakpur. 11:30am – Arrive at Ranakpur. 12pm – Visit the Jain Temples at Ranakpur, superbly preserved in a near-perfect condition for over 500 years. The most attractive features are the 29 halls of the temple, which have 1444 pillars of which no two are like. The temple is an eloquent testimony to India's cultural heritage, her unique architecture and the vision and acumen of her past master artists. The ambience of Ranakpur is mainly highlighted by the location and the almost divine architecture, giving the same hue as its counterpart - the great Dilwara Temple in Mt-Abu. This temple is the realization of the vision and endeavors of four great and devout seekers Acharya Somasundatsuri Dharanashah, the Minister to Kumbha Rana, Rana Kumbha, and Depaa, the architect who made the realization of the dream possible.Overall, Ranakpur is known as "a tranquil town of pilgrimage." 2pm - Lunch break will be a lunch provided at the Local AC Restaurant. 3:30pm - After Ranakpur, you will be driven back to Udaipur by 5:30pm where you will be dropped off at your hotel or the train station in Udaipur.
Private Cycling Tour: Experience the Beauty of Udaipur at Sunrise
Your tour begins with a pickup from your hotel at 6:30 in the morning. The day starts early so you can avoid traffic and catch a glimpse of the beautiful sunrise. Cycling starts at around 7:30am after you are briefed on precautions and other instructions. Cycle through the historic old city of Udaipur as your guide gives you an idea of the whole city.Pedal through the small villages and picturesque countryside at dawn to watch the silent surrounding. Most of the ride is fairly level and easy terrain while you may pass through some small challenging hills too. You would pedal through the banks of shimmering lakes and rest for a while to take in the views as you have your packed breakfast. The quaint old world with many stories to unfold is a pleasure to be explored even at dawn. Watch the crimson sky of twilight bid adieu to the day or the birds flock back to their nest.The trail ends at 9:30 am, and you will then be dropped back at your hotel. This cycle trail is an initiative to organize the best bicycle tours around Udaipur. It will be a 20 km ride of moderate level on a mountain gear bicycle (Giant). A cyclist and a safety vehicle follow the group on the entire track. You could even get your pictures clicked. The organizers ensure that you have a memorable time cycling.
Ancient Arts Walking Day Tour in Udaipur
Everyone will meet at Gadiya Devra Temple in Udaipur and start this wonderful walking tour. Experience the majestic steps of Gangaur Ghat on the banks of Lake Pichola, the heart of the city. Check out the beautifully restored royal architecture, then have a snack stop at a 150-year-old heritage art house for tea and samosas. The house is intricately decorated with fresco paintings and traditional artwork — a mini private gallery for you to explore! Later you’ll visit the Sai Mandir and Jagdish Temples, where countless pilgrims visit every day. We’ll then proceed to the Chowk area, and en route see Maje-ki-Baoli, a century-old unique step well. Then, we head to the utensil-making colony of Kasara Ki Oi, and further on to Bada Bazaar. From here, you’ll weave along a trail of local trades and crafts. You’ll walk through the Sunarwada jewellery market and Mochiwada shoe market, where you can indulge your inner shopaholic with pairs of traditionally embroidered Rajasthani jutti (decorated shoes). As you walk through the markets, you’ll have time to chat with locals and learn more about their ancient trades.The next stop is a local potter’s house, where you’ll witness the traditional techniques for making clay pots and water pitchers. Want to get your hands dirty? Climb behind the potter's wheel and put your skills to the test by making a pot (or if you’re really good, maybe two). The tour will ends at the Delhi Gate. You’ll bid farewell and have the rest of the afternoon free to explore the city on your own.