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Udaipur: Full Day Private City Tour with Optional Boat Ride

1. Udaipur: Full Day Private City Tour with Optional Boat Ride

Udaipur, once called the most romantic spot in all of India, is the city of Lakes. This tour covers the most important sites of the city, and ends with a serene sunset at Lake Pichola. Several locations were made famous in the the James Bond movie, Octopussy, filmed here in 1982.  Start your tour at Sajjangarh or the Monsoon Palace, an old dilapidated hunting lodge, perched atop a hillside. It offers fantastic views of the countryside, the Aravalli hills, and Fatehsagar Lake, the next stop on this tour. Step into the Maharaja’s lifestyle at Udaipur City Palace (Rajasthan’s largest palace). Some of these buildings date back 400 years. City Palace Museum has opulently decorated rooms, filled with artifacts and miniatures. Spend approximately two hours here, before heading to the Jagdish temple. Built in 1651, this serene marble temple with stone carvings is dedicated to an avatar of Lord Vishnu. Stop for lunch at a restaurant of your choice, or ask your guide for recommendations (lunch at own expense). Take a relaxing stroll around the lotus pools and fountains at Saheliyon ki Bari. As the day comes to an end, watch the sunset from Lake Pichola. The evening light makes for perfect photo opportunities. You can also choose an optional boat ride for a pleasant end to your full day tour. At the end of the activity, your driver will drop you back to either your hotel, the airport, or railway station in Udaipur.

Udaipur: City Palace Museum Tour and Lake Pichola Boat Tour

2. Udaipur: City Palace Museum Tour and Lake Pichola Boat Tour

Be greeted by your driver at your accommodation in Udaipur by your guide. Head off for the city palace of Udaipur. Spend 3 hours on a guided tour around the palace complex, built over a period of nearly 400 years with contributions from several rulers of the Mewar dynasty. Visit the famous Jagdish Temple, a large Hindu temple in the middle of Udaipur in Rajasthan, just outside the royal palace. It has been in continuous worship since 1651.  After the guided tour, head to Lake Pichola to join a shared boat tour (self-guided) on the artificial lake., named after the nearby Picholi village, and how it is one of several contiguous lakes developed over the last few centuries in and around Udaipur. Then, relax on your drive back to your accommodation in Udaipur.

Udaipur: Highlights of Udaipur, Guided Half-Day Car Tour

3. Udaipur: Highlights of Udaipur, Guided Half-Day Car Tour

Explore the beautiful and colorful royal haveli of Bagore. It was built in the 18th century and is situated on the lakeside and loved by photographers. Discover the marvelous and mesmerizing ornate carvings on Jagdish Temple, built in the 17th century. Visit the most famous ghats on Lake Pichola and listen to the inspiring stories about the history, culture, and life of Udaipur. Continue the tour and stop to try local food delicacies and learn about local food culture. Enjoy a visit to the famous local markets of Udaipur. Your guide will help you navigate and explore the old alleyways for an offbeat experience. Visit the beautiful Fateh Sagar Lake and listen to the heartwarming stories of the Rajputs Dynasty, which is loved by locals. Continue to explore more popular local sites, including the beautiful Saheliyon ki Bari or "Garden of Maids," built for royal women, and more. See the city palace of Udaipur and complete the tour with a big smile on your face and beautiful memories to cherish in your photos.

From Delhi: 6-Day Golden Triangle and Udaipur Private Tour

4. From Delhi: 6-Day Golden Triangle and Udaipur Private Tour

Day 1: New Delhi City Tour - Agra Begin your trip with a private pickup from your hotel, airport, railway station, or accommodation in Delhi, Noida or Gurugram.  Start with a half-day city tour of Delhi. Highlights include Qutub Minar, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Baha ‘Lotus’i Temple, India Gate, and the Parliament House, the President's Palace.  Then head to Agra, the city of the Taj Mahal, on a 4-hour drive. Upon arrival at Agra, check-in to your hotel and relax for the evening.  Day 2: Agra - Jaipur Get up before sunrise, and head to the Taj Mahal to watch the sun come up over the world-famous monument. You will spend two hours taking in its wonder.  After that, have breakfast back at the hotel before check-out and a 1-hour visit to the Agra Fort. Next, head to Jaipur on a 5-hour drive. When you arrive in Jaipur,  check into your hotel and relax for the evening.  Day 3: Jaipur sightseeing Hop on a 2-hour guided tour of the Amber Fort after breakfast. After that, tour Jaipur from your vehicle and spend 15 minutes at the Jal Mahal, a palace located in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake. In the afternoon, visit Maharaja’s City Palace. Discover Jantar Mantar after this, a collection of 19 architectural astronomical instruments.  After that, you'll be driven past the beautiful Hawa Mahal, a large structure built so the women of the royal household could observe streets outside while remaining hidden. At the end of the day, be dropped off at your hotel.  Day 4: Jaipur – Udaipur (by plane) After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Udaipur. After your airport transfer and hotel check-in, the rest of the day will be for free leisure time.  Day 5: Udaipur sightseeing Meet your guide after breakfast. Explore the City Palace, a palace complex that includes Chandra Mahal and Mubarak Mahal palaces. Amar Vilas, the highest point of this palace, contains wonderful hanging gardens with fountains, towers, and terraces.  Explore the Jagdish Temple, Sahelion ki Bari Garden, Fatehsagar Lake, and Bhagore ki Haveli the rest of the day with your guide. Day 6: Udaipur – Delhi (by plane, optional) Get picked up and taken to Udaipur Airport for your flight to Delhi. Upon arrival, your transfer can drop you at any desired location in Delhi, Noida or Gurugram. If you choose not catch the flight back to Delhi, you can be dropped off anywhere within Udaipur.

Jodhpur: Private 3-Day Tour to Udaipur

5. Jodhpur: Private 3-Day Tour to Udaipur

Day 1: Jodhpur to Udaipur (including Ranakpur and Kumbhalgarh Fort) Your three day tour begins  From Jodhpur with pick-up from your centrally-located hotel in Jodhpur, Jodhpur Airport, or the Jodhpur Junction railway station. You can choose between multiple departure times (please advise at booking time) to suit your schedule. While en route to Udaipur, you will make a stop in Ranakpur, the site of a Jain Temple that dates to the 15th century. Explore the magnificent pillars and unique architecture of this ancient structure (entrance at own expense), and make sure to watch for the resident population of monkeys that call the complex home. You will then continue to your final destination, the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Kumbhalgarh Fort. This 15th-century defensive structure is famous for its massive walls which are said to extend for more than 23 miles (38 kilometers). After visiting the fort, you’ll be transferred to your final destination in Udaipur, where you will have an overnight stay in a hotel. Day 2: Udaipur City Tour After breakfast, you will visit the Udaipur City Palace, the largest palace complex in Rajasthan. Maharana Udai Singh started building this palace in 1559, and it was completed in the 18th century by his successors. Later, stop by Shree Jagdish Temple, a world renowned temple of Lord Vishnu. This 3-storey and 79-foot high temple was built by Maharana Jagat Singhji in 1651, cost 1.5 million rupees and is owned and managed by the royal family of Udaipur. The next stop is Dudh Talai, located on the banks of Lake Pichola near the City Palace. Here you can enjoy the beautiful views of Lake Pichola, the Jagmandir Island Palace, Lake Palace, Udaivilas, the Leela Palace, the gorgeous Aravalli ranges and Udiapur old city. You can either walk around the lake to see various species of birds, relax in the lush green garden, or enjoy the musical fountains in the park. You will also stop by Saheliyon Ki Bari, Moti Magari and the Sukhadiya Circle. When the tour concludes, you will be dropped off back at your hotel, where you will have an overnight stay. Day 3: Udaipur To Jodhpur After breakfast on the third day, you will be safely transferred back to Jodhpur.

Udaipur: Guided Cultural Walk

6. Udaipur: Guided Cultural Walk

Your experience begins as you meet your storyteller at the meeting point from where you will head to your first point of interest, the Udaipur Clock Tower. This was the first public clock of the city, and was built as a souvenir to the royal family of Mewar. Following that, pass through the old market before meandering down narrow, crooked, and timeless streets, discovering heritage-listed buildings as well as the city's history and culture. Your storyteller guide will show you hidden places, share the history of the city, and make recommendations for the ways to save money and explore the best of the city. You'll then enjoy some sightseeing of the 18th-century Bagore Ki Haveli, which was constructed by a Mewar prime minister. Following that, encounter a Jagdish temple which is decorated by beautiful ornate carvings. You'll later visit Gangori Ghat and Lal Ghat, which are famous waterfronts of Udaipur. The majestic City Palace of Udaipur will be next, which is covered with impressive balconies, towers, and cupolas. You'll finally visit Tripolia Gate, which is a three-arched gate which was built in 1711, as well as the marble-built Jagat Shiromani.

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What people are saying about Udaipur City Palace

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 7 reviews

Our guide Mr Nitin was fantastic! Always friendly and helpful, explain all the details! The restaurant we went to (was indicated by the same) was wonderful, we made sure you had lunch with us and suggested wonderful dishes that we had not yet tasted! After we took a walk around the lake (unfortunately our car had a puncture) Without stress we walked around talking about everything and normal things about a walk! (mentioning that he said we were super nice, because if they were others they were already upset because of the puncture in the car) Then we went to a wonderful store of silks and cashmere (at our request) in a calm and serene place in a house out of the big mess ! Yes, I recommend 5 stars

Dear Sirs, my trip in Udaipur was very exciting and Nitin shared his great knowledge about the history of the area, the rulers and the palaces etc. It was very nice. Thanks, Juergen

Our guide Nitin told us a lot about Udaipur history and we did fantastic visits. The city is really charming and it was a big plus to discover it with a good guide.

Thank you so much for this tour.... The whole experience was very interesting and our guide made it even more worthwhile - a day well spent and worth cherishing

Guide well knowledge of area. And has lots of information to pass on