Top things to do in Udaipur & Southern Rajasthan

Top Choice 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…
Top Choice Palace in Bundi

Chitrasala

Within the Bundi Palace complex is the Chitrasala, a small 18th-century palace built by Rao Ummed Singh. To find it, exit through the palace’s Hathi Pol (Elephant Gate) and walk around the corner uphill. Above the p…
Top Choice Indian in Bundi

Bundi Vilas

The most romantic restaurant in Bundi welcomes visitors from other hotels. Dine in the sheltered yet open-sided terrace, or on the rooftop with uninterrupted views of the fort. It's wise to book as spots are limited…
Top Choice North Indian in Udaipur

Ambrai

Set at lakeshore level, looking across the water to the floodlit City Palace in one direction and Jagniwas in the other, this is one highly romantic restaurant at night with candlelit, white-linen tables beneath spr…
Top Choice Indian in Udaipur

Jagat Niwas Palace Hotel

A wonderful, classy, rooftop restaurant with superb views towards the city palace, Lake Pichola and Hanuman Ghat. Choose from an extensive selection of mouthwatering curries (tempered for Western tastes) – mutton, c…
Top Choice Art in Bundi

Yug Art

Many art shops will offer you Rajasthani miniatures, but Yug Art offers to put you into one. Provide a photo and you can be pictured on elephant-back or in any number of classical scenes. Alternatively, Yug will rec…
Top Choice Fort in Chittorgarh (Chittor)

Chittorgarh

A zigzag ascent of more than 1km starts at Padal Pol and leads through six gateways to the main gate on the western side, the Ram Pol (the former back entrance). Inside Ram Pol is a still-occupied village (turn righ…
Top Choice Museum in Udaipur

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 large and varied collection of artefacts. It’s entered from Gan…
Top Choice Lake in Udaipur

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 foundation of the city, by flooding Picholi village, which gave th…
Jain Temple in Mt Abu

Delwara Temples

These remarkable Jain temples are Mt Abu’s most remarkable attraction and feature some of India’s finest temple decoration. They predate the town of Mt Abu by many centuries and were built when this site was just a …