What is Udaipur Famous for?
Founded in 1559 by Maharana Udai Singh II, Udaipur is one of the most majestic tourist destinations in India. Also known as the ‘City of Lakes, Udaipur is famous for its serene lakes, magnificent architectural marvels, regal palaces, and lip-smacking Rajasthani cuisine, among other things.
If you are planning a solo trip to Udaipur, you are in for a treat. The city has so much to offer that when the time comes to bid goodbye, you will want to stay back for a couple more days!
Keep reading this blog if you want to know what this city has to offer its visitors.
Your solo trip to Udaipur would be incomplete without exploring the historic lakes of the city. There are quite a lot of lakes, each with a history and beauty of its own. The panoramic views of the shimmering waters against the backdrop of the setting sun that makes the lake appear reddish-orange is quite a treat to the eyes. Sitting just a few feet away from the lake and munching on some Rajasthani delicacies is a unique experience!
One of the best ways to explore the lakes of Udaipur is by boating. This allows you to look at the lakes from a different perspective and makes the experience much more beautiful.
Some of the must-visit lakes of Udaipur are Fateh Sagar Lake, Lake Pichola, Udaisagar Lake, Rajsamand Lake, Doodh Talai, and Jaisamand Lake.
Royal palaces and forts make Udaipur a must-visit tourist destination in India. And there are numerous palaces in Udaipur, one more regal than the other. You will find the souvenirs of the reign of the Mewar kingdom in these palaces and forts. Also, you might even get a glimpse into the lavish lives that the members of the kingdom used to live. On a broader note, the walls of these palaces and forts echo the history of the battles fought here, making them excellent tourist spots for history enthusiasts.
The entry fees to most of these palaces are quite affordable, making them budget-friendly tourist places in Udaipur. You can explore many palaces in the city without having to burn a hole in your pocket. And trust me, the experience is one-of-a-kind and something you will cherish for a lifetime!
Some of the famous palaces worth checking out are City Palace, Lake Palace, Fateh Palace. Chittorgarh Fort, Sajjangarh Fort, and Kumbalgarh Fort are among the must-visit forts in Udaipur.
The history buff in you is in for a treat at Udaipur. With its stunning architectural monuments, the city is definitely going to leave you awe-struck. These monuments are almost a decade old and speak volumes about the Mewar Kingdom. With the number of monuments in the city, there is something that will cater to every taste and interest.
Among the many architectural marvels in the city, some of the intricately designed ones are the religious sites and museums. If you would like to know more about the culture of Udaipur, you can check out famous temples such as Jagdish Temple or Eklingji Temple. On the other hand, if you have a keen interest in checking out historical artefacts, then museums would be the perfect fit for you. Vintage Car Museum and Ahar Museum are quite famous in the city.
However, in my opinion, the Crystal Gallery is unique and pleasing to the eyes. As the name suggests, this gallery houses a wide range of exquisite crystals and crystal artefacts. You can check out my blog on the famous Crystal Gallery of Udaipur for more information.
Bagore ki Haveli, Saheliyon ki Bari, Ghanta Ghar, Haldi Ghati, Pratap Gaurav Kendra are some monuments that will leave you awe-struck with their alluring architecture. Do try to add these tourist places to your Udaipur itinerary.
If you are a foodie, then Udaipur is a food paradise for you. Rajasthani cuisine is quite famous in Udaipur and several other parts of India. The cuisine comprises a wide variety of lip-smacking dishes, ranging from spicy starters, hot, crunchy breads, delightful curries, and pickles to chilled, tangy drinks and sweet savouries that will melt in your mouth.
The history of this particular cuisine goes back to the city’s culture. Also, most of the dishes you will find in the cuisine are made of ingredients depending on their availability, for example, certain seasonal fruits and vegetables. So, if there is a dish that you would like to try out, I would suggest you plan your solo trip accordingly. To make your task of planning your solo trip a little easier, you can read my blog on the ultimate solo female travel guide to Udaipur.
Some of the must-try Rajasthani delicacies are Dal Baati Churma, Mawa Kachori, Kalakand, Pyaaz ki Kachori, Bajra ki Raab, and Ghevar!
Is Udaipur worth visiting?
So, these were some things about Udaipur that make it a must-visit tourist destination in India. Now, you might be wondering if the city is worth visiting. Well, the blog answers this question for you. Udaipur has some of the most mesmerising tourist places worth your time and money. The experiences and memories you will be taking back home are definitely a plus! Having visited Udaipur a couple of times myself, I can say that it is one of my favourite cities in India and I always have a lovely time there!
If you have any questions, do leave them in the comments below. I would be more than happy to assist you with helping you plan your solo trip! 😊
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