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Top Choice North Indian in Udaipur


The cuisine at this scenic restaurant – set at lake-shore level, looking across to Lal Ghat and the City Palace – does justice to its fabulous position. Highly atmospheric at night, Ambrai feels like a French park, …
Top Choice Mediterranean in Udaipur

Savage Garden

Tucked away in the backstreets near Chandpol, Savage Garden does a winning line in soups, chicken and homemade pasta dishes. We loved the ravioli with lamb ragu, and the sweet-savoury stuffed chicken breast with nut…
Cafe in Udaipur

Cafe Edelweiss

The Savage Garden restaurant folks run this itsy piece of Europe that appeals to homesick and discerning travellers with superb baked goods and good coffee. Offerings included sticky cinnamon rolls, squidgy blueberr…
Multicuisine in Udaipur

Lotus Cafe

This funky little restaurant serves up fabulous chicken dishes (predominantly Indian), plus salads, baked potatoes and plenty of vegetarian fare. It’s ideal for meeting and greeting other travellers, with a mezzanin…
Gujarati in Udaipur

Natraj Hotel

Famous throughout town for its delicious all-you-can-eat vegetarian Gujarati thalis, this place has been filled to the brim for two decades with devout locals, who arrive to chow down on its huge portions of cheap, …
Dance in Udaipur


The beautiful Bagore-ki-Haveli hosts the best (and most convenient) opportunity to see Rajasthani folk dancing, with nightly shows of colourful, energetic Marwari, Bhil and western Rajasthani dances, as well as trad…
Bar in Udaipur

Panera Bar

Sink into plush sofas surrounded by huge mirrors, royal portraits and beautiful paintwork, or sit out by the pool and be served like a maharaja.
Bar in Udaipur

Sunset Terrace

On a terrace overlooking Lake Pichola, this is perfect for a sunset gin and tonic. It’s also a restaurant, with live music performed every night.
Palace in Udaipur

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 30.4m high. Construction was begun in 1599 by Maharana Udai Sin…
Museum in Udaipur

City Palace Museum

The main part of the palace is open as the City Palace Museum, with rooms extravagantly decorated with mirrors, tiles and paintings, and housing a large, varied collection of artefacts. It’s entered from Ganesh Chow…