Must-see attractions in Udaipur

  • City Palace viewed from Lake Pichola, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India

    City Palace


    Surmounted by balconies, towers and cupolas towering over the lake, the imposing City Palace is Rajasthan’s largest palace, with a facade 244m long and 30…

  • Udaipur, Rajasthan, India

    City Palace Museum


    The main part of the City Palace is open as the City Palace Museum, with rooms extravagantly decorated with mirrors, tiles and paintings, and housing a…

  • Lake Pichola


    Limpid and large, Lake Pichola reflects the grey-blue mountains on its mirror-like surface. It was enlarged by Maharana Udai Singh II, following his…

  • [UNVERIFIED CONTENT] The grand pillared Durbar Hall of Khilwat Mubarak, Chowmahalla Palace (or Chowmahallat), Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India. The Hall features the marble platform on which the Takht-e-Nishan or the royal seat was laid and 19 spectacular crystal chandeliers. Chowmahalla Palace is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

    Durbar Hall


    The restored Durbar Hall (royal reception hall) in the City Palace is one of India’s most impressive, with some of the country’s biggest chandeliers. The…

  • India, Rajasthan. The Monsoon Palace, Udaipur.

    Sajjan Garh


    Perched on top of a distant hill like a fairy-tale castle, this melancholy, neglected late-19th-century palace was constructed by Maharana Sajjan Singh…

  • Jagmandir Island with the palace built by Maharana Karan Singh in 1620. India

    Jagmandir Island


    The palace on Jagmandir Island, about 800m south of Jagniwas, was built by Maharana Karan Singh II in 1620, added to by his successor Maharana Jagat Singh…

  • Lake Palace, Jagniwas island, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India

    Jagniwas Island


    Jagniwas Island is about 15,000 sq m in size and entirely covered by the opulent palace built by Maharana Jagat Singh II in 1754. Once the royal summer…

  • Sajjan Garh Wildlife Sanctuary


    On the way to Sajjan Garh, at the foot of the hill you enter the 5-sq-km Sajjan Garh Wildlife Sanctuary. A good way to visit is with the daily sunset…

  • Bagore-ki-Haveli


    This gracious 18th-century haveli (traditional, ornately decorated residence), set on the water’s edge at Gangaur Ghat, was built by a Mewar prime…

  • Vintage & Classic Car Collection


    The maharanas’ car collection makes a fascinating diversion, for what it tells about their elite lifestyle and for the vintage vehicles themselves. Housed…

  • Crystal Gallery


    Houses rare crystal that Maharana Sajjan Singh (r 1874–84) ordered from F&C Osler & Co in England in 1877. The maharana died before it arrived, and all…

  • Jagdish Temple


    Reached by a steep, elephant-flanked flight of steps, 150m north of the City Palace’s Badi Pol, this busy Indo-Aryan temple was built by Maharana Jagat…

  • Government Museum


    Entered from Ganesh Chowk, this museum has a splendid collection of jewel-like miniature paintings of the Mewar school and a turban that belonged to Shah…

  • Lal Ghat


    Lal Ghat is the traditional raveller ghetto of Udaipur. Now, along with with budget hotels, handicraft shops and rooftop restaurants there are several…

  • India, Rajasthan State, surroundings of Udaipur, Ahar site contains more than 250 cenotaphs of the maharanas of Mewar that were built over approximately 350 years. There are 19 chhatris that commemorate the 19 maharajas who were cremated here

    Royal Cremation Ground


    About 3km east of the old city, at Ahar, is Udaipur’s royal cremation ground, with 372 cenotaphs of maharanas and queens of Mewar forming a spectacular…

  • Shilpgram, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India. (Photo by: IndiaPictures/UIG via Getty Images)



    A crafts village west of Fateh Sagar, Shilpgram was inaugurated by Rajiv Gandhi in 1989. Set in dusty, rolling countryside, it’s contrived, but remains…

  • Sunset Point


    The small Sunset Point Park has dazzling views over Lake Pichola, Jagmandir Island and off toward the Sajjan Garh (Monsoon Palace). It’s about 1.5km south…

  • Fateh Sagar


    One kilometre north of Lake Pichola, this lake is ringed by hills and is a popular local hang-out. It was dammed in 1678 by Maharana Jai Singh, but…

  • Bhartiya Lok Kala Museum


    This private folk-art museum, with an uncannily Dalek-like entrance tower, exhibits dresses, tribal jewellery, turbans, dolls, masks, musical instruments,…

  • Saheliyon-ki-Bari


    In the north of the city, about 3km from Lal Ghat, the Saheliyon-ki-Bari was built by Sangram Singh II in 1710. This small, quaint ornamental garden was…

  • Moti Magri


    This hill park overlooking Fateh Sagar is topped by a statue of the Rajput hero Maharana Pratap and his beloved horse Chetak, who together defied the…

  • Machla Magra


    This small hill southeast of the City Palace boasts a Karni Mata Temple and the sparse remains of the Eklingarh Fort. It can be reached by a ropeway, or…

  • Ahar Government Museum


    Just 150m along the road from the royal cremation ground, the Ahar Government Museum contains copper and pottery objects more than 3300 years old, plus…

  • Tripolia Gate


    This three-arched gate was built in 1711 and opens onto the large Manesh Chowk in the City Palace complex.

  • Sheetla Mata Gate


    This gate marks the southern entrance to the City Palace complex.

  • Badi Pol


    The main entrance to the City Palace complex, built in 1615.

  • Rameshwar Ghat


    Boat trips on Lake Pichola can be taken from this ghat.