My Ultimate Solo Female Travel Guide to Udaipur, India
My Ultimate solo travel guide to Udaipur takes you back to the period of Mewar and their magnificent city. Solo travellers who already have plans to visit Udaipur, you have arrived at the right place. Likewise, travellers who are just getting to know Udaipur have come to the right place since you are going to discover a spectacular city! As we travel in time, I will guide you in discovering the royal city of Udaipur in its original beauty. My ultimate motive for this guide is for you to solo travel in Udaipur like a local and experience its untouched aura.
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1. Solo travel in Udaipur
From citron skylines and majestic Aravalli peaks to commanding lakes and gorgeous palaces, Udaipur is a land of incredible beauty for solo travel. It is a wonderful location that successfully balances history, culture, and modernity. Hence your solo travel time in Udaipur is not limited to any experience. You can explore all sorts of feelings from the fetching landscapes, captivating historical tales, and spine-thrilling adventurous activities. The contents of my guide to solo travel to Udaipur are listed below.
2. Where to go in Udaipur
First on my solo travel guide to Udaipur are the must-see destinations. The attractive tourist locations that symbolise beauty are the building stone of travel. That said, the must-see tourist destinations in Udaipur are
- Jagdish Temple
- Lake Pichola
- City Palace
- Bagore Ki Haveli
- Crystal Gallery
- Swaroop Sagar Bridge
- Sahelion Ki Bari
- Sajjangarh Monsoon Palace
- Sajjangarh Wildlife Sanctuary
Jagdish Temple, located in the heart of the city, is a must-see tourist destination. It is both a historic and culturally significant place. The temple enchants its visitors with the stunning Indo-Aryan architecture. Here is my travel guide to Jagdish Temple.
Lake Pichola is one of the many famous lakes of Udaipur. As you know, Udaipur’s nickname is the city of lakes. Hence, lakes are must-visit tourist destinations. You surely will love it as they replicate the beautiful canals of Venice. Besides the enchanting water body, Lake Pichola offers a lot of options to entertain you. The best of the best is the rooftop dining at the lakeside. Udaipur is not short of the lakeside rooftop restaurants as well. So, make sure you have a romantic rooftop dining near Lake Pichola.
The City Palace is the crown and the throne of Udaipur. Located in the main area, it is the parent palace where Mewar King ruled. The City Palace is the entrance to the other lagoon palaces in Lake Pichola. You can take a boat ride to the other famous palaces in Udaipur inside the City Palace compound only. Here is my travel guide to City Palace.
Bagore Ki Haveli
Bagore Ki Haveli is an ancient palace in Udaipur. However, the palace stands out in modernity with mirror works, miniature paintings, and a Dharohar dance show. Dharohar is the local dance of Udaipur. The Dharohar dance performance at Bagore Ki Haveli every day in the evening is a must-have cultural experience.
The Crystal Gallery, located inside the Fateh Sagar Palace, is a museum of exquisite crystals from all around the world. A museum of crystals sounds new and interesting, isn’t it? Udaipur sure has a lot of fascinating museums. For instance, there is a car museum exhibiting the vintage cars used by the royals. Also, the one which Queen Victoria used on her visit to India. Want to know the name of this museum?
Read more: Famous Museums in Udaipur
Swaroop Sagar Bridge
Swaroop Sagar Bridge is another beautiful hotspot of Udaipur. It binds Lake Pichola and Lake Swaroop Sagar. The position of the bridge on the lakes reminds people of Udaipur’s popular name, Venice of the East. However, the bridge is not as beautiful as the bridges in Venice. They appear perfect when lighted up in the evening.
Deen Dayal Upadhyay Park
Deen Dayal Upadhyay is one of the famous parks in Udaipur. I love this garden because it hosts a light and music show. And there is a camel riding place near it. By the way, I just remembered another garden where people roll down from the top of the grassy mountain for fun and excitement. Adrenaline boosting, right?
Read more: Famous Parks in Udaipur
Sajjangarh Monsoon Palace
The Sajjangarh Monsoon, situated on the Bansdara Peak in the Aravalli area, is a beautiful spot with a drone view of Udaipur. The magnificent Pichola and Fateh Sagar lakes can be seen from the hilltop. Since it is located on the highest point, the palace seems isolated. The trip to the palace is terrific.
Sajjangarh Wildlife Sanctuary
Just now, we looked into the Sajjangarh Monsoon Palace. What I didn’t tell you is that this palace also features a wildlife sanctuary. Yes, there are more than just palaces, lakes, and museums in Udaipur. Famous animal sanctuaries that enhance breathtaking outdoor experiences are also nearby. There are innumerable birds and wild animals in Sajjangarh Wildlife Sanctuary. With luck by your side, you can spot panthers, chital, sambhar, etc. All you have to do is have patience and use your senses to spot these wild animals. If you like spending time in the company of birds, animals, and wild plants, check out my blog post on “What are the Famous Wildlife Sanctuaries in Udaipur.”
3. Tours in Udaipur
It is a universal truth of travelling: every place we visit will have a close link to another gem of a place. So, you always end up planning for a day trip. Likewise, there are many day trips near Udaipur. That said, In the sea of day trips in Udaipur, how will you find the worthy one? Keep reading as I am going to guide you with all the beautiful day trip hotspots in Udaipur to elevate your travel experience.
Haldighati tops the list of day trips in Udaipur. It is a famous historical spot just 40 km from the main city. It is a place of historical tales, the one that will keep you hooked. When I say Haldighati, the focal tourist spot is the mountain pass where the Mewar army was stationed to attack the Mughals. Interestingly, the colour of the mountain pass is yellow, which is another reason to visit.
Simply put, it has a lot of places with stories of war and sacrifice. I was on the verge of tears when the local guide narrated the tragic death of King Maharana Pratap’s horse. Aren’t you curious?
Read more: The History Behind Haldighati
Eklingji Temple is a must-see day trip from Udaipur. It is 65 km away from Udaipur. The temple’s splendid architecture with high walls surrounded by 108 small temples is a pure wonder. During your visit, don’t forget to see the gorgeous lake Indra Sarovar, situated past the Eklingji temple, because many tourists overlook it.
Next is Menar village. There are many reasons why you should visit Menar village. Located 52 km from Udaipur, Menar village has a pleasant climate with a welcoming attitude to numerous birds. If you want to encounter hundreds of distinct birds in one place, Menar lake is the place you are looking for. Additionally, Menar village has a strong historical connection and hosts a great festival called Jabri Gair. This festival includes gunshots, cannons, dance, stunts shows, and crackers. Simply awesome! I sense you are getting ready to visit Menar village.
Read more: Detailed Travel Guide on Menar Village
Ranakpur is the most visited day trip location near Udaipur. Located just 100 km away from Udaipur, Ranakpur is notorious for its Jain temples. The Sun Temple and the Muchhal Mahavir Temple are the main temples of worship in Ranakpur. Hiking to Ranakpur village is another point of attraction among travellers.
Nathdwara and Nagda
Continuing, if you are a spiritual fanatic, you like going to the temple. If so, Nathdwara and Nagda should be the ideal day trips for you. Both these places have a tremendous number of temples. Also, they have frequent festivals in praise of the deities.
Chittorgarh Fort is a marvellous fort and a notorious tourist destination in Udaipur. Despite requiring two hours of your time, it is worthwhile. The fort is a pride of Rajasthan. I especially liked the Padmini Palace located inside the fort. I am a person who is invested in history and gets easily moved by the story’s sacrifice. That said, Alauddin Khilji, the sultan of Delhi, massacred hundreds of Rajput women in the Padmini Palace. Too much bad energy? NO! Inside the fort, the fort has a lot of good and fascinating places too.
Read more: Detailed Travel Guide on Chittorgarh Fort
Leaving aside the myths and sacrifices, go to Molela if you wish to experience the regional Terracotta painting. 65 km away from Udaipur, this little village, Molela, is thriving with clay artists and artwork. Make sure you register for classes that last at least an hour. The experience will be enjoyable! You must also undoubtedly go to their museum to see the rare Molela Terracotta art.
Finally, another stunning fort spread in the Aravalli landscape is Kumbhalgarh. A trip to Kumbhalgarh Fort is inevitable on your trip because it is the second-largest wall in the world. There are a lot of reasons to visit Kumbhalgarh Fort, I can attest. To be more specific, Kumbhalgarh Fort offers a variety of exciting activities. Additionally, it has stunning palaces and temples.
4. Udaipur travel guide
By the way, what do you think is the essence of a travel guide? As the person who has taken the responsibility of guiding you, it is my duty to lead you with known facts to unknown wonders. So far, we have discussed in clarity some known elements of travel. Now let me guide you with the unique travel features of Udaipur you shouldn’t miss on your solo trip. You are right. Unique features of Udaipur include palaces and lakes. But have you heard of Ghats?
Ghats, the city’s best-kept secret
That’s what I am talking about here. On my solo trip, I found these unique places in Udaipur called ghats. Ghats are nothing but a vast area of steps leading to the lakes. As you imagine, also picture the glorious sun beaming at you. Yes, that is how ghats look. Ghats being a unique feature themselves, bring with them another delightful experience, i.e., the sunset and sunrise view. Watching the sunrise/sunset from the ghats is truly heavenly. Besides that, Ghats come with views of shimmering water, Aravalli mountains, and palaces.
Sunrise/sunset views, the light that binds the royal land
Don’t underestimate the sunrise/sunset views in Udaipur. The city offers a variety of sun views. My favourite one is the view from the ghats and the view from the Dood Talai garden. Let me tell you more about the Dood Talai garden view. So, there is a hill called “Fish” adjacent to the garden. From the garden, you can actually see the sunset in the gap between two mountains-just like the sunset drawing we do in childhood. Blissful indeed!
Monsoon destinations, the dream of a traveller
The third distinct feature of Udaipur I must reveal as your guide is the offseason destinations. The off-season destinations of Udaipur, such as Mount Abu, Alsigarh, Pipliya Ji, and Rayta, are simply fabulous. Their evergreen landscape, misty clouds, zig-zag roads, majestic hills, and the air of chill certainly must be explored. Hence, try to include the monsoon destinations of Udaipur in your travel plan as well.
5. Monsoon destinations in Udaipur
Mount Abu is the only hill station in the royal state of Rajasthan. Located 162 kilometres away from Udaipur on a high rocky plateau in the Aravalli Range, it is surrounded by beautiful green woods with nice chilly weather throughout the year. It is a must-see monsoon spot that will enhance your whole vacation experience in Udaipur. It is well-known for its
- Tranquil Nakki lake
- Animal preserves
- Jain temple
- Mediaeval villages
- Guru Shikhar
You can also engage in a variety of intriguing activities in these locations.
Another great location to visit in Udaipur during the monsoon is Pipliya Ji. It is a tiny village 32 kilometres from Udaipur in the Girwa Tehsil district. Despite the lack of direct bus connections, a hired cab can take you to Pipliya Ji. Additionally, it is less pricey than Mount Abu.
Rayta Hills, which is 40 kilometres away and a beautiful spot to reconnect with nature, is another fantastic monsoon destination in Udaipur. It has lush hills, beautiful valleys, and the most seductive snake paths. It’s a breathtaking sight all around!
Another monsoon destination in Udaipur is Alsigarh, which is 32 kilometres away. One of my favourite locations and what I view as Udaipur’s gem. Visit this location during your off-season trips if you desire fresh air and revitalising natural scenery amidst the rush and bustle of the population.
Also, note that both on-season and offseason cost the same in Udaipur. On the brighter side, the off-season comes with added tourist locations. Anyway, don’t jump to conclusions now. Let’s get to know the seasons in Udaipur and the best time to visit the city to choose your travelling season.
6. Best time to visit Udaipur
That brings me to my next travel guide for solo female travellers, which is choosing the right time to visit Udaipur. Udaipur’s rich history, art and architecture, rich culinary traditions, scenic palaces, and picturesque lakes in their best bits can be enjoyed in any season, so long as you bring a raincoat and know how to beat the heat in summer.
Nevertheless, let us find out the best time for us to travel solo in Udaipur. Everyone’s taste is not the same, right? Some like to soak in the rain, and some outright hate rain. Some can tolerate heat and navigate well in summers. While for a few others, life stops during summers.
February to June is the season to hide away from the sun
To begin with, Udaipur goes through three seasons-summer, winter, and monsoon. The summer season in Udaipur is sweltering hot. The temperature can rise up to 45⁰C or even more on some days. On average, you can expect the temperature in Udaipur during summer to be somewhere around 35⁰C. After all, Udaipur is a city near the Thar desert. You should be expecting boiling heat. And 45⁰C seems okayish for a desert. Not only is it hot you also experience humid air, which sometimes can disappoint you.
- Mewar festival
- Gangaur festival
- Summer festival at Mount Abu
November to January is when the streets are really cold
Following the summer season is the winter season. During the winter season, the temperature ranges from 25⁰C to 35⁰C. The temperature doesn’t seem to bother international travellers who are normally used to that life. For Indians, it is surely a threat. I suggest that you pack all your winter wear – mufflers, beanie caps, boots, cardigans, sweaters! Although the climate during the rainy season is quite soothing, travelling in rain is something to reconsider. Otherwise, you have a lot of things to do in winter. For example, you can take part in the colourful festivals that take place in Udaipur.
- Kumbhalgarh Festival
- World Living Heritage Festival
- Winter festival at Mount Abu
July to October is the season with people on the streets
If you want to escape summer and winter, then the monsoon is the best time for you to visit Udaipur. Monsoon falls between the months of July to October. These months that constitute the monsoon season bring relief from the hot and humid months. They have bright sunny days and chilly evenings. Owing to the earthy freshness, the monsoon season in Udaipur is pleasant and the best.
- Udaipur world music festival
- Dussehra festival
- Off-season hence can avail discounts on flight tickets.
- More people are on the streets due to the pleasant weather. A perfect time to mingle with locals.
7. Adventurous places in Udaipur
Following is the guide on adventurous activities to do in Udaipur. I know you have been waiting for this topic for this whole time. Who doesn’t like adventurous activities? Ironically, the more daring and scary the adventures are, the happier we feel at the end. So, without further delay, let’s look at the adventurous activities to do in Udaipur.
- Cable car riding
- Jeep safari
- Camel safari
- Mountain rolling
- Bird watching
For further details on the place, cost, and timings of these adventurous activities, Read my blog post “What are the Adventure Activities to Do in Udaipur?“.
8. How to get around in Udaipur
Moving on, a crucial segment of travel is transportation. Whenever you tell your family you are going for a solo trip. They immediately inquire about safety. After you successfully tell them the conditions of the place, the next question that follows is how will you get around the city? Can you manage without knowing the language? Is the local transport safe and secure?
I know the number of lies we have spun to convince our parents about the safety and well-being of the travel destination. I don’t understand why parents show hesitation to take risks. After all, life is risky. And there will be some grey areas in travelling. Travelling to other places definitely demands trusting in an untrustable environment.
Given that, let me guide you in having a great travel experience within Udaipur on your solo travel. By the way, my guide does not include how to spin lies realistically to convince parents. My guide deals with the best transportation in Udaipur.
Renting a scooter in Udaipur
The majority of solo travellers prefer to ride their own vehicle during travel. Yes, it is a joyful experience where you will feel FREE. I, too, like renting scooters and travelling independently on my travels. On my Italy trip, I couldn’t take my mind off picturising myself in a Vespa scooter. And I did! I rented a Vespa and rode them in the narrow streets of Italy, honking my way from the natives.
Hence, I thought I would try them in Udaipur as well. The old city of Udaipur is a place with very narrow streets with tightly packed buildings. So, hiring a scooter seemed needy. However, I struggled with routes. And hiring a scooter comes with the responsibility of parking and patrolling. Parking facilities are not commendable in Udaipur. Most people park randomly on the road, which is unsafe and risky for a person who has rented a vehicle. If you go for safe parking amenities, the parking charge is shocking. So, I dropped the idea and shifted to auto. If you are interested in hiring a scooter, find here the safe parking places in Udaipur.
Renting an auto in Udaipur
The best mode of transportation within Udaipur is an Auto. The locals use the word ‘rickshaw’ to refer to the auto. So, don’t be confused by its name. Auto’s are the best because you don’t have to pay for the fuel charge, and you don’t need to know the route. That way, you can save money and time. When I travelled to Udaipur, I paid Rs. 600 for an entire day in an auto. I didn’t book Ola or Uber. I simply hired an auto in the auto stand and negotiated with him to drive me for the day. You can also do that instead of pinning your location in ola and uber. There are quite a several autos in the auto stand. So, you won’t struggle to find one.
Another reason to consider taking an auto is that you cannot carry your luggage in other cheaper modes. There are four different types of autos available in Udaipur. You can take a look at them, their prices, and which one is best for which purpose in my blog post “What is the best mode of transport to explore Udaipur.”
Renting a taxi in Udaipur
That said, I am not against local bus and taxi services. Honestly, the bus is the cheap and best option. Nevertheless, the problem with buses is you have to go to the bus stop. That would be exhausting and time-consuming for solo travellers new to the place. However, taxis stand worthy when you are covering long distances as you cannot choose an auto. For day trips and longer distances, you can go with rental cars or ola/uber. There is also a virtual spot booking auto service in Udaipur called Jugnoo. They work just like ola and uber. You can also try them if you want to get things done without much physical effort.
9. Shopping in Udaipur
Moving on to the favourite part of solo travelling, here is my travel guide to shopping in Udaipur. Head to Hathipole market and Bapu Bazar as they are the top-notch places to do shopping in Udaipur. The Hathipole market would be easy to reach as it is located opposite the City Palace. However, these are busy narrow streets jam-packed with little shops. Nevertheless, they are the best for buying souvenirs. Always be open to bargaining. Some items specific to Rajasthan you must buy are
- Jutti (a traditional model of footwear)
- Bandhani fabric
- Wooden art pieces
- Miniature paintings
- Madhubani paintings
- Terracotta pottery, painting, and earrings
10. Udaipur Map
I have got 999 problems—one of which is how to reach my travel destination. Honestly, I suck at this, friends. I accept. I am no genius in geography, nor am I a good cartographer. If the destination I travel to has a direct transit, I have nothing to worry about since my path is clear as a crystal. If not, I will become a mad woman until I book the tickets. It is true madness for the love of God! If you can relate to me, here is my detailed travel guide on reaching Udaipur on your solo trip. In order for that, we need a telescopic analysis of the India map. So, get ready for some geography class!
Rajasthan, an outline
Udaipur is a stunning city in Rajasthan. When we closely look at the structure of Rajasthan, its border touches four states of India- Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi, and Haryana. Haryana covers the top, and Gujarat covers the bottom of Rajasthan. Madhya Pradesh and Delhi together cover the right side of Rajasthan. What about the left side? Pakistan covers the left side of Rajasthan. So, this is the most basic division in deciding the navigation to Udaipur.
Major cities outside Rajasthan to travel to Udaipur
For the next step, let us look at the position of Udaipur in Rajasthan. Udaipur occupies the bottom area of Rajasthan. In other words, it is closer to Gujarat and Madhyapradesh. That said, when I say Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh, I refer to a vast territory. So, you may again feel perplexed about choosing a location to travel from to Udaipur. Don’t worry! I have your back.
Ahmedabad is a significant city in Gujarat and has excellent transportation. Similarly, Indore is the main state in Madhya Pradesh. Other than that, the main cities to travel to Udaipur are Delhi and Agra. All things considered, Delhi will be the ideal starting point for international travellers. Why? Because the majority of international planes would land in Delhi. As a result, they may easily travel from Delhi to Udaipur.
Major cities inside Rajasthan to travel to Udaipur
Now, let us focus on cities within Udaipur, leaving out the neighbouring states and their cities. When you think about the state of Rajasthan in India, you immediately visualise the desert and, of course, the pink city. Rajasthan is the desert region of India notorious for the Thar desert. Amidst all the deserts in Rajasthan. Jaisalmer is the largest one with huge dunes. Not only that, Jaisalmer is home to many beautiful forts, and the city is dubbed the golden city of India. Similarly, Jaipur, known as the pink city of India, is a hyped-up tourist destination. Travellers to Udaipur never leave out visiting Jaipur because it is also located close by.
To sum up, Jaisalmer being the greatest desert and Jaipur being the greatest spot near Udaipur deserves your visit. Since they are well connected, you can reach Udaipur from Jaisalmer and Jaipur easily.
11. Udaipur itinerary
Next, having a perfect plan for Udaipur is essential in making your solo travel a glorious success. You’ll need a well-drawn map to help you navigate and save time. Even as I say it, I am aware that things won’t always go as planned. That is one of the fascinating aspects of travelling and gaining new experiences. As a result, a skeletal framework for the entire stay in Udaipur is required. So, how many days should you plan for Udaipur? That is highly dependent on two factors: the tourist destinations and your budget. So, let’s take a closer look at the aspects of planning your trip to Udaipur.
Sketch for budgeting
An average budget for a solo traveller in Udaipur roughly comes to Rs. 3500 for a day. It covers the cost of admission tickets, food, transportation, and lodging. That appears very budget-friendly. Nevertheless, if you calculate the money spent on reaching Udaipur, your budget can rise by Rs. 10,000. To be more accurate, up and down train tickets will come to Rs. 1200. Similarly, a bus ticket from a long-distance destination like Delhi will cost Rs. 2000. And, if you’re taking a domestic flight, you should expect to pay around Rs. 5000. So depending on your budget, you can extend your travel package in Udaipur. Solo female travellers who find Rs. 3500 a day less expense can prolong their time or put their money in high-end packages, such as staying in a luxurious palace.
One day itinerary
On the contrary, travellers with poor or little budgets can stay for only a day in Udaipur. Are you wondering, is one day enough to explore Udaipur? Yes. Even in a day, you can tour the most alluring destinations of Udaipur. Simply put, you won’t miss out on anything brag-worthy and instagrammable. Below is a brief overview of my one-day Udaipur itinerary.
Bagore Ki Haveli
Sajjangarh Monsoon Palace
Lake Fateh Sagar
A perfect plan to spend in Udaipur will require four days to cover famous to super famous places. Truly four days is a relaxed, meaningful package. It has a few nearby day trips also. I have included day trips such as Kumbhalgarh Fort and Jagmandir Island. You can check out my blog post “How Many Days Should You Plan for Udaipur” to know in detail a four-day itinerary in Udaipur for your solo travel. Nevertheless, you can take a glance at my itinerary below.
Bagore Ki Haveli
Lake Fateh Sagar
The Ahar Cenotaphs
Maharana Pratap Museum
Itinerary for travellers on a budget
Moving on, if you are so picky on exploring only Udaipur. Don’t feel left out. I have got you covered. Yes, are you a solo female traveller with a low budget who still couldn’t comprise a one-day stay? You will need three days to explore the beautiful terrain of Udaipur. Let me repeat for clarity. 1-3 days are required to explore just Udaipur. And, four days is an ideal time to cover a few popular nearby day trips. From four days, you can extend your travel depending on the day trips you wish to include in your travel. For more details, read my blog post “How to Spend Three Days in Udaipur.”
12. Safety in Udaipur
Let me now talk about safety and security in Udaipur. How safe is Udaipur for solo female travellers? My answer is Udaipur is a safe, popular destination for women travellers. However, it goes without saying that you have to be careful in an alien environment. I won’t deny the fact that it is safe. The locals are amazing and welcoming to the tourists. Some are super kind to help you with routes. Nevertheless, your etiquette as a solo traveller must include a few precautionary actions like
- Know your routes. If not clear, at least vaguely. Just the names of the places, at the least.
- Be aware of tourist scams. As much as there are good people, there will be some to scam you.
- Maintain the battery in your phone no matter the time. Carrying a backup is advised.
- Keep your family and friends updated.
- To prevent unwanted attention, dress appropriately. Although it is your choice, you can flaunt your look in whichever dress you are comfortable with.
- Come back to your lodging before 9 PM. Not only because the night is dark and full of terrors, but you also require a long sleep.
- Don’t hesitate to call the helpline of Udaipur in case of emergencies.
13. Where to stay in Udaipur
Let me save you the time and effort of browsing endless pages in interest in search of the best place to stay as a solo female traveller in Udaipur. I clearly understand the deal here as a solo female traveller myself. We primarily look for places with safety, security, and affordability. Nevertheless, we cannot leave out the factors such as ambience and other unique facilities while finding lodging on your solo travel in Udaipur.
The best place to stay during your solo travel in Udaipur will undeniably be its palaces. The city of lakes, as it is popularly known, is a city of royalty. Not one, but there are several royal palaces in Udaipur. That being said, palaces are the signature beauty of Udaipur. Therefore logically, palaces are the ideal location to stay as a tourist. Thankfully, these palaces are open for accommodation. However, the only problem here is that palaces are super expensive. To throw more light on this matter, the cost of one day’s stay in Leela Palace, Taj Palace, or Fateh Sagar Palace is between Rs. 35,000 to Rs.50,000.
The second choice is to book a cheap palace. Yes, Udaipur offers affordable palace accommodations. They cost less than Rs.5000 for a day. Perfect, isn’t it? Of course, they are real palaces. However, they are very old and fairly small, which is why they are less expensive. You should stay in one of these affordable palaces in Udaipur if staying in a palace is your far-off fantasy. In case you’re hoping to live somewhere with elaborate royal architecture, artwork, and other regal items. This may not be the right deal for you.
The third option to stay in Udaipur is hotels. We know how hotels work. You can expect services like wifi, laundry, parking, free breakfast, and so on. They are budget-friendly too. In Udaipur, a night’s stay in a hotel costs less than Rs.2000. In the hundreds of hotels in Udaipur, I have sorted a list of hotels known for their outstanding hospitality, safety, locations, and convenience. You can find them in my blog post “What are the Most Affordable Hotels in Udaipur?” I bet you won’t be disappointed.
Super affordable hostels
The final and my favourite option is to stay in a hostel. Hostels are the real deal-breaker. They are much cheaper than hotels and an amazing place to mingle with travellers like us around the world. In addition to that, hostels nowadays offer individual rooms, food, lounge, game, and music spots. Most of the hostels in Udaipur come with a mini rooftop restaurant. Normally, a day’s charge is below Rs. 500. Without any doubt, a true value for money. Find here the ten best hostels to stay in Udaipur.
14. Travel Insurance for Udaipur
When you’re planning the trip of a lifetime, the last thing you will want is some mishap to take place when you have landed your foot on a strange land. This is where taking travel insurance can help you; don’t consider it optional, as it is an absolute necessity. Here is my guide on travel insurance so that you are prepared for anything on your solo trip to Udaipur.
So what is the importance of travel insurance? Here are some reasons why taking travel insurance is a good idea.
If you come to face a serious accident or illness while on vacation, what would you do? Such medical care may come at a high cost abroad. What if you run out of money in the worst case? Or don’t prefer putting money from your pocket? Your ability to receive the necessary medical care in such situations is guaranteed by travel insurance.
Flight cancellation or delay
Travel insurance will assist you in recovering some of your expenses if you have to cancel or delay your trip unexpectedly. An insurance policy is important because it is common for airlines, hotels, car rental firms, and travel agencies to be reluctant to give you a refund.
Being forced to pay more for hotels, lodging, or another flight ticket because you missed your flight’s departure is genuinely aggravating. It is much more frustrating when the reason you missed the flight was beyond your control. Travel insurance will pay for your additional expenses when it is no fault of your own.
Your trip might get ruined by lost, delayed, or stolen luggage or other personal items. If you have insurance coverage, you can submit a claim for your losses, allowing you to replace any lost belongings or, at the very least, receive some compensation. Before purchasing this insurance, ensure you fully comprehend what is and is not covered.
A firm insurance policy will provide 24/7 assistance. That way, you will always have a helpful hand in a foreign nation. 24/7 assistance cover
- Finding the best and the closest hospital.
- Transporting patients for medical reasons.
- Making arrangements for care and addressing any language difficulties.
- Organising transportation to and from.
Choosing the best travel insurance can guarantee you have a safe and enjoyable trip since, as they say, it is better to be safe than sorry. So, make sure to talk with a travel agent and find the best travel insurance for you. Find below the top five travel insurance services in Udaipur.
Top Travel Insurance Services in Udaipur
- Symbo India Insurance Broking Limited
- United India insurance
- Aegon Religare Insurance
- Birla Insurance
15. Udaipur Airport
If you hate long journeys glued to the seat, here is some happy news for you. Udaipur has an airport. That way, transportation can be made quicker and hurdle less. It is known as Maharana Pratap Airport. Let me guide you with a few often requested questions that will enlighten your solo travel to Udaipur.
To begin with, Maharana Pratap is the name of the airport in Udaipur. The Maharana Pratap Airport is also called Dabok airport because the airport is positioned within the metropolis of Dabok in Udaipur. You can reach the airport if you take the NH 48 route. The location of the airport is well identifiable. However, it is not an international airport. It is a domestic airport with a lounge suite, kiosks, ATMs, parking, and wifi facilities. If you want to know about the Udaipur airport code, airlines that arrive there, and other facilities and features, click here.
16. How to be a conscious traveller in Udaipur
Whatever people say about saving money, I believe that being budget-friendly has become derogatory. The hard truth is even if we have millions of dollars in our hands, we could shrink on budget when travelling. Can’t agree more, right? So for every solo traveller—be it the one who could afford to stay in luxurious palaces or the one who could only arrange a low-budget stay in hostels or hotels, we all hatch serious plans to cut down costs on travel. Now, let me be a part of your planning committee and put down some ways to save money and make you a conscious woman on your solo trip to Udaipur.
Since you are familiar with the budget, it is obvious that Udaipur is the cheapest location for solo travel. Proceeding with the good news, we can explore Udaipur at a minimum cost if you are conscious of certain deals. For instance, you can book tickets early, travel during the off-season, and use online discounts to book tickets. In addition to these,
- Stay away from expensive boat rides.
- Avoid taking a camera into palaces.
- Skip the day trips.
- Stick with the cheapest transportation.
- Eat at the local food streets.
- Stay in a hostel.
Boat rides in Udaipur
Although the boat ride in Udaipur is as normal as you could experience. It has become a mandatory thing for tourists to go through the ride. I won’t say boat rides in Udaipur are not worth it. With due respect, they are deserving of the views of the royal architecture. Especially, I love the evening boat ride on Lake Pichola. It is ultimately romantic, aesthetic, and bright, with the palaces gleaming in golden lights. Whatsoever, the price of a boat ride in the City Palace complex (Lake Pichola) seems a bit expensive. It comes between Rs. 350 to Rs. 700. So, I genuinely feel you could save this money. You can witness the beauty I described from the lake shore as well.
Hence, I suggest going for cheaper options if you are bent on taking a boat ride. Boat rides in Fateh Sagar Lake, Tiger Lake, and Jaisamand Lake are cheaper. At the same time, don’t be sad that you couldn’t ride the boat on Lake Pichola. A boat ride is not the only beauty of Lake Pichola. You can take part in a lot of adventurous activities in Lake Pichola. So, lift your spirit.
Mode of transportation
Then always choose the best mode of transportation for a safe, budget-friendly, and hassle-free trip. For instance, private or ola/uber autos prove beneficial to travel within the old city of Udaipur. Private autos charge Rs. 600 for a day. To cover a few more miles, a taxi or rental bike will do the job.
Entry ticket for cameras
The next travel guide to be a conscious solo traveller in Udaipur is not to take your cameras inside the tourist destination. I know it is an appreciable demand on my part, but I believe they charge ruthlessly. A minimal fee is fine. But for example, the camera charge in the city palace is Rs. 50 for photos and Rs. 500 for videos. They appear overpriced. Be mindful of that.
Days trips near Udaipur
Further, avoid taking day trips in Udaipur. The more day trips you include in your travel, the more days you will have to spend in Udaipur. That means Rs. 3500 adds up to your bill for every added day. Likewise, stay in a hostel. You know exactly why you should choose to stay in a hostel. We have already discussed that. In a simple line—hostels are the cheapest and best.
Local foods of Udaipur
Now let’s get into the interesting subject of travel—food! How to spend on food consciously? As you might know, the northern part of India is known for its chaat recipes. The notorious flavours of these chat foods have their origin in the streets. Hence, by eating foods in the street stalls, you relish the authentic flavours of the dish at a very affordable price. So, instead of spending your money on expensive restaurants, eat the mouth-drooling local foods of Udaipur in the street stalls. Chetak circle, Bombay Bazar, Hiran Magri food street, and Lake Pichola road kiosks own the eateries of Udaipur.
Read more: Top Local Foods of Udaipur
17. Planning a trip to Udaipur
Our ultimate solo travel guide in Udaipur concludes with ‘Planning.’ Till now, you have generously gathered a lot of information on solo travelling in Udaipur. Now is the time to process all the information and create your plan. Yes, in many places, I have included my personal experiences. Nevertheless, I have sketched down the compelling and all possible details in words and links. The job is now yours.
C’mon, buddies, I have made it super easy for you. You just have to
- Pick your favourite season, whichever suits you best.
- Know your budget and finalise the days.
- Book tickets.
- Reach Udaipur.
- Find your lodging.
- Choose a transport.
- Discover Udaipur.
That’s how you plan.
To be fair, we have discussed all the topics such as the best time, budgeting, lodging, transportation, and routes. Also, you know how to discover Udaipur since we have explored the must-visit locations, day trips, adventurous activities, and monsoon tours.
Take your time—plan—travel—discover!
18. Udaipur is waiting for you!
If you have read my initial blog posts, you know me as an introverted person who was shy enough to think about solo travelling. But life has a peculiar way of taking us by surprise. I am really shocked and grateful for the breakthrough experiences solo travel has given me. And I want to support others in overcoming their challenges and have incredible solo travel encounters as well. So, don’t shy away from asking any queries in the comments below. I would be happy to guide you on your solo travel to Udaipur. Dream the most beautiful dream and go wherever your dream takes you. Happy solo travelling, ladies. Keep up your swag!
An introverted blogger who is looking to make unforgettable solo travel memories with one short life.