Your guide to Things To Do In Udaipur Other Than Palaces and Lakes!

Wake up the explorer in you and set on a journey to travel every twist and turn of Udaipur. We are sure you will have a unique experience with friends and family.

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Udaipur, often called the "City of Lakes, " is well known for its palaces and scenic lakes. But while you travel, don't miss out on these mesmerizing places in Udaipur other than palaces and lakes. 

Udaipur is one fine place with palaces that define architectural beauty and lakes add to its beauty. This makes it a perfect spot for tourists to explore during vacation. But, the list doesn't end with just this. We have found and enlisted a few other activities that need to be on your to-do list. 

 1. Horse Ride on Aravalli Mountains

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Get the royal experience in the scenic beauty of the Aravali hills in Udaipur. It’s an exciting adventure for everyone to try as you can see the pretty views of the city from the mountain ranges. The best time to visit is between 10:30 A.M to 6:30 P.M for a clear view. 



Fees: Around INR 1500

Duration: Approximately 2 hours

2. Hathi Pol Bazaar

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Udaipur is known for its creative handwork, ranging from detailed embroidery to complex glasswork. Shopping in Udaipur is an absolute must due to the unique and vibrant designs and colors that adorn the items. The best time for you to visit the market is between 10 A.M and 9 P.M to get a look at those miniature and other paintings that would make for an amazing addition to your home.



Locations: Hathi Pol Bazaar, Bada Bazaar, Bapu Bazaar

3. Jagdish temple

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Right next to the City Palace, on Main Street, lies the Jagdish Temple. Built in 1561, it is dedicated to Lord Vishnu, the creator of the world. The carvings are the most spectacular part of the architecture here and narrate the stories of the creation of the universe.



Location: Inside City Palace Complex, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001 

 4. Bagore Ki Haveli dance show

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Rajasthan and its lively culture are well shown in the different dancing styles, puppet shows, and traditional music that are performed here. The vibrant costumes in all different colours make a real statement on the stage. Chari dance which includes women carrying pots of fire on their head and dancing- an awe experience for sure. Shows are from 7-8 pm daily.



Location: Gangaur Ghat, Lal Ghat Road, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001

 5. Upré

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There are many luxury dining options to choose from around Lake Pichola, but according to the locals, nothing beats Upre. You can relax on their royal couch with gorgeous views of the lake and the City Palace. The food is moderately to highly priced, but the taste, quality, and service are worth it! They claim that their service and location make you feel like a queen enjoying a regal feast!



Location: Lake Pichola Hotel, Outside Chandpole, Pichola, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001

6. Ropeway to the Karni Mata temple

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Another way to get an aerial view of the city and beyond is to visit the Karni Mata temple via the ropeway. Despite the ride, the views from this side are outstanding and it’s worth sticking around a while to get a birds-eye view of the whole city and beyond. The best time to visit is between 9 A.M. to 9 P.M. to capture the beauty.



Fees:

For Indians: Around Rs.100

For Foreigners: Around Rs.300

Duration: Approximately 10-15 minutes

Location: Deen Dayal Park, Doodh Talai, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001

 7. Ahar Cenotaphs

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This place is a little-known secret in Udaipur city centre which is located a few kilometres away from the tourist hub of Lake Pichola. It’s a labyrinth of archways and an architectural beauty. You can visit at sunrise and watch the rays of first morning light slowly cover them in a golden glow.



Location: Roop Sagar Road, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001

 8. Sun Aquarium

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More than 200 species of marine life are present here at the Sun Aquarium, leaving you spellbound. You can enter the aquarium, feed them, and see them from up close. What could be better than this? You can spend hours admiring and observing these beauties and other themed installations as well. The best time to visit is between 8A.M to 11 P.M. 

Fees:

For Indians: Around Rs.100

For Foreigners: Around Rs.200

Location: Fateh Sagar Lake, Near Overflow, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001

 9. Wildlife Sanctuaries

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There are two famous wildlife sanctuaries, Sajjangarh Wildlife Sanctuary and Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary. You’d come across several animals, such as ostriches, hyenas, leopards, jackals, sloth bears, etc. 

Fees: Around Rs.100

10. Vintage Car Museum Udaipur 

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One of the best things to do in Udaipur for vintage car enthusiasts and thrill seekers is to check out the Vintage and Classic Car Collection Museum. This museum offers all car lovers a golden opportunity to get a rare insight into the maintenance and upkeep of cars that are old or seen in our favorite movies and television shows.



Address: Gulab Bagh Rd, near The Garden Hotel, Old City, Shakti Nagar, Udaipur, Rajasthan

Entry Fee: Rs.150/- per person

Timings: 9 am – 9 pm

Are you still reading or do I hear you packing bags already?

Vintage Car Museum Udaipur Horse Ride on Aravalli Mountains Wildlife Sanctuaries Hathi Pol Bazaar Jagdish temple Bagore Ki Haveli dance show Upré Ropeway to the Karni Mata temple Ahar Cenotaphs Sun Aquarium