Visit Udaipur, India
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.
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.
The 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.
Suggested itineraries featuring Udaipur
Our itineraries will give you suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Udaipur, and they showcase routes we know work particularly well. Treat them as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.
Map of Udaipur
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Places near Udaipur
- Devigarh 23 miles away
- Kumbalgarh 41 miles away
- Dungapur 50 miles away
- Narlai 53 miles away
- Mount Abu 62 miles away
- Chittorgarh 64 miles away
- Deogarh 68 miles away
- Chanoud 76 miles away
- Rohet 102 miles away
- Shahpura 107 miles away
- Chhatra Sagar 109 miles away
- Nimaj 111 miles away
- Barli 115 miles away
- Bhainsrogarh 120 miles away
- Jodhpur 127 miles away
- Ahmedabad 128 miles away
- Bundi 136 miles away
- Pushkar 144 miles away
- Nagaur 182 miles away
- Little Rann of Kutch National Park 196 miles away
- Pokaran 197 miles away
- Ranthambhore National Park 202 miles away
- Maheshwar 205 miles away
- Jaipur 209 miles away
- Samode 225 miles away
- Ramathra 225 miles away
- Jaisalmer 237 miles away
- Bikaner 240 miles away
- Bharatpur and Keoladeo Ghana National Park 299 miles away
Photos of Udaipur
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.
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 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.
Located on the banks of the beautiful Lake Pichola, the Leela Palace offers stunning lake views and a regal atmosphere.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.