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Still ruled by a much-respected Maharaja whose magnificent City Palace forms the heart of the city, Udaipur is one of the most impressive cities in Rajasthan.

City Palace

Set at the southern end of the Aravalli Hills, Udaipur overlooks Lake Pichola with the world-famous Lake Palace appearing to float on the water. Over 400 years, successive Maharaja’s have created an architectural gem in the City Palace, with the original structure overlaid with countless courtyards, balconies and halls.

Shopping

Buying the vegetables at the market, UdaipurThe city has plenty to offer and is a great place to practice haggling, with crafts, textiles and miniature paintings particularly good buys in Udaipur’s stalls and shops.

The relaxed nature of its residents and lakeside location make Udaipur a wonderful city for recharging your batteries.

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Suggested itineraries featuring Udaipur

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    Accommodation choices for Udaipur

    We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Udaipur. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.

    • Pool at Fateh Garh, Udaipur

      Fateh Garh

      First Class

      Perched on a hilltop within the Aravalli hills, Fateh Garh offers breath-taking views across Udaipur. Add to this its charming heritage style, fantastic facilities and excellent service and a stay here is sure to be special.

    • Jagat Niwas Palace, Udaipur

      Jagat Niwas Palace

      Medium

      Jagat Niwas is a 17th century, lovingly restored haveli with beautiful views over Lake Pichola. The restaurant makes the perfect spot for a meal at sunset after a day exploring this romantic lakeside city.

    • Leela Palace, Udaipur

      Leela Palace

      Deluxe

      Located on the banks of the beautiful Lake Pichola, the Leela Palace offers stunning lake views and a regal atmosphere.

    • Ameti Ki Haveli, Udaipur

      Amet Haveli

      Medium

      Set on the banks of Lake Pichola, away from the hustle and bustle of the town, Amet Haveli exudes authentic Indian charm and superb local food.

    • UdaiVilas, Udaipur

      Oberoi Udaivilas

      Opulent

      Previously voted the best hotel in Asia, Oberoi Udaivilas is designed in the style of a traditional Rajasthani Palace, with decorative fountains and pavilions in 30 acres of landscaped gardens.

    • Pool, Trident Hotel, Udaipur

      Trident

      First Class

      Set within its own gardens on the far side of the lake from the city, this is a large modern hotel with clean and contemporary interior design.

    • Lake Palace Hotel, Udaipur

      Taj Lake Palace

      Opulent

      One of the most photographed hotels in the world, the Taj Lake Palace has a unique location on a tiny island on Lake Pichola.

    Ideas for experiencing Udaipur

    Our specialists seek out authentic ways to get to know the places that could feature in your trip. These activities reflect some of the experiences they've most enjoyed while visiting Udaipur, and which use the best local guides.

    • Sheyelyon Ki Bari Gardens, Udaipur

      Udaipur City Tour

      Udaipur

      The city palace, overlooking Lake Pichola and the Lake Palace, is the largest palace complex in Rajasthan and houses a thoroughly impressive range of interior decoration, as well as a section on royal paraphernalia, toys and miniatures.