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Udaipur: Full Day Private City Tour with Optional Boat Ride

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.

Your Non-Touristy Udaipur

Your Non-Touristy Udaipur

E-bike around the city’s largest lake promenade, Fateh Sagar and hang out with the coolest locals, discover city's most elite residential district, university, eateries and parks; this tour gets you up and close with the small, friendly town hidden behind the glittering glamour of Lake Pichola and City Palace. Our ‘Udaipur local’ immersion begins with an e-bike ride along the 6 km promenade of Lake Fateh Sagar. You'll encounter enchanting stone structures inviting you to halt and immortalize the scenic beauty with your camera. You'll also have the chance to see the impressive tower-tube structured world's highest-altitude solar observatory with cutting-edge telescopes capturing images of solar features like prominences, filaments, and flares on the Sun's surface. Enter Saheli Marg, Pedal under eucalyptus trees, stop at art galleries, take a look at modern stone sculptures by renowned local artist Bhupesh Kavadia. Next is Polo Ground, an elegant residential locality, and appreciate Rajasthani stone houses. Gain a glimpse into the lives of the remarkable individuals who reside in these exceptional residences. Towards the end, we take a short snack break at one of the most renowned local cafè and visit our last touchpoint Saheliyon Ki Bari. This beloved local hangout has 2000+ lilting fountains, a scalloped domed fountain perched at the center of a lotus pond, arched pavilions guarded by marble elephants, and manicured gardens.

Udaipur: City Palace Museum Tour and Lake Pichola Boat Tour

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: Private Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

Udaipur: Private Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

Begin your tour with an informative briefing from your dedicated guide. Get ready for an immersive exploration of this picturesque city, where you will learn all about its history and culture. The first visit will be to the Jagdish Temple, located in the heart of the Old City. The temple stands as a testament to architectural brilliance and spiritual devotion. Your guide will unravel the tales and significance behind this sacred site. Prepare to explore one of India's largest royal palaces, City Palace Udaipur, a magnificent structure dating back to the 16th century. City Palace is not merely a monument; it's a living heritage, as it still serves as the residence of the royal family. Immerse yourself in the opulence and grandeur of this architectural masterpiece. Head for a traditional Masala tea, an optional expense on the day. Take a break to savor the flavors of Udaipur with the tea and local snacks. Let your taste buds dance to the unique blend of spices, as you recharge for the rest of your tour. Step into the tranquility of Saheliyon ki Bari, a lush green garden created in the 18th century. This garden offers a peaceful oasis adorned with fountains, kiosks, marble elephants, and delightful lotus pools. Your guide will unfold the stories of this idyllic spot, providing insights into the royal lifestyle. Embark on a mesmerizing boat ride on Lake Pichola, a shimmering expanse that mirrors the city's beauty. Glide past the iconic City Palace and Jag Mandir Palace, admiring the panoramic views while your guide points out landmarks and shares tales of the lake's significance in the city's history. Stroll through the bustling streets of the old city, if you choose to. Browse the vegetable and fruit markets, grocery stalls, and spice bazaars, and discover the local arts and crafts that make Udaipur unique. Beyond history, your guide unveils Udaipur's heartbeat, the local life, traditions, festivals, and weddings. Experience the city's vibrant culture firsthand on this memorable tour.

Two days Jaipur tour with guide by private car.

Two days Jaipur tour with guide by private car.

DAY 1: 1. AFTER BREAKFAST, STARTING FROM HOTEL. 2. HAWA MAHAL 3. CITY PALACE AND JANTAR MANTAR OBSERVATORY. 4. PANNA MINA KA KUND. 5. AMER FORT. 6. JAL MAHAL (WATER PALACE) 7. AFTER LUNCH, THE ROYAL GETOR (CEMETERY OF MAHARAJA) 8. MARKET FOR SHOPPING. DAY 2: 1. AFTER BREAKFAST, ALBERT HALL MUSIUM. 2. JAIGARH FORT 3. NAHARGARH FORT (TIGER FORT) 4. SHOPPING FROM WAREHOUSES FOR JWELLARY, HAND BLOCK FEBRIC AND CARPETS. ALSO WE CAN CUSTOMISE THIS TOUR IF YOU WANT.

Lake Pichola: Evening Boat ride with Private Transfers

Lake Pichola: Evening Boat ride with Private Transfers

At 3:30pm board your chauffeur driven car from your booked hotel in Udaipur. From there, you will be driven to Lake Pichola for a mesmerizing boat ride. As the boat ride begins, you will start to see the majestic views of key monuments lining the lake. Catch a glimpse of the 400 year old City Palace, boasting numerous lavish palaces and see locals washing on the ghats (quay) reached by staircase.    Enjoy the cool breeze as you continue the windy ride, looking out for the massive Havelis (private mansions) on the shore. The most prominent one is Bagore ki Haveli, famous for decorations with intricate and fine work of mirrors. Also, do not forget to spot the distant view of Monsoon Palace, perched on the Aravalli hills. Finally, as the time flows, watch the gorgeous sunset view disappearing into the horizon. After the boat ride you, get back in the car and you will be safely dropped back to your booked hotel.       

Udaipur: Private City Sightseeing guided tour with Tuk Tuk

Udaipur: Private City Sightseeing guided tour with Tuk Tuk

See the Jagdish Temple, Udaipur City Palace, and old city on a private tour of Udaipur. Learn about local life, culture, and traditions, like local major festivals and the Indian wedding ceremony process. Following pickup and the guide's introduction and tour briefing, start your sightseeing tour. Explore the most popular attractions of Udaipur, starting with the Jagdish Temple, situated in the heart of the old city of Udaipur, where you can see the temple's carvings. Continue to the City Palace of Udaipur, one of the major attractions of the city and one of the largest royal palaces in India. Built in the 16th century during the rule of the royal Rajput dynasty of Rajasthan, the Royal family still resides in this palace. Explore walking in the streets of old city to visit one of the Ghat and also try masala tea and local snacks to enjoy the local flavours of the city. (Optional part 1) Later, if interested, enjoy a boat ride on Lake Pichola. Witness a mesmerizing view of the City Palace and the Lake Palace. Back on land, join an optional walk around a local market area. (Optional part 2) Explore fresh vegetables and fruits, groceries, spices, and local arts and crafts in the streets of the old city before the end of the tour.

Udaipur Full-Day Private Tour with Boat Ride and Lunch

Udaipur Full-Day Private Tour with Boat Ride and Lunch

First up on your tour of Udaipur is the City Palace, the most famous architectural marvel of Udaipur. This palace complex includes the Chandra Mahal and Mubarak Mahal palaces and various other buildings. The complex also features a museum, which has a rich collection of royal costumes and a display of Rajput weaponry. Afterwards, you'll be driven to the Shree Jagdish Temple.  The Shree Jagdish Temple is 3 stories high and was built by the Maharana Jagat Singhji in 1651, costing more than 1.5 million rupees. It is now owned and managed by the royal family of Udaipur. After visiting the temple you will then drive to Saheliyon Ki Bari, the most beautiful garden in Udaipur. Then it's a quick stop for lunch before moving on to Pichola Lake.  Here you will enjoy a boat ride with a perfect backdrop of lush green hills. Pichola Lake is the oldest lake in Udaipur and one of the most beautiful lakes in Rajasthan. You will then move to Dudh Talai where you can enjoy the beautiful views of the Pichola Lake, Jagmandir Island Palace, Lake Palace, Udaivilas, the Leela Palace, the gorgeous Aravalli ranges and Udiapur old city.

Udaipur: Guided Ghat Tour and Boat Ride

Udaipur: Guided Ghat Tour and Boat Ride

Udaipur is famed as the ‘Venice of the East’ because of its beautiful Lakes and Ghats. On this tour, you will walk through these beautiful ghats with a friendly local storyteller and admire the amazing views of Pichola Lake.  Start your experience by heading to the most romantic spot of the ghats, where you will enjoy the best views in the city. Continue walking through Hanuman Ghat and Nav Ghat, learning about the culture of Rajasthan and Rajputs. Visit Gangaur Ghat, which symbolizes the auspicious 'Gangaur' Festival of Rajasthan. Discover the colorful embellishments at Lal Ghat and finally take a boat ride on Lake Pichola via the resplendent Jag Mandir Palace with splendid views of the City Palace complex, the picturesque ghats, Sajjangarh and the Haveli on the bank of the lake.

Udaipur: Private Sightseeing Guided City Tour in Udaipur

Udaipur: Private Sightseeing Guided City Tour in Udaipur

Join our knowledgeable guide at your hotel or a designated meeting point for an incredible Udaipur city sightseeing experience. Explore the following top attractions: Jagdish Temple: Marvel at the stunning carvings adorning this 1651 temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu, situated in the heart of the Old City. City Palace Udaipur: Immerse yourself in the grandeur of one of India's largest royal palaces, still inhabited by the Royal family since the 16th century. Optional Masala Tea and Local Snacks: Savor the flavors of Udaipur with an optional treat of masala tea and local snacks during the tour. Saheliyon ki Bari: Step into a lush green 18th-century garden created exclusively for the royal ladies' relaxation. Boat Ride in Lake Pichola: Experience a magical moment with mesmerizing views of the City Palace and Lake Palace during a boat ride. Optional Local Market Walk: Delight in a walk through the vibrant local markets, exploring vegetables, fruits, groceries, spices, arts, and crafts. Discover local life, traditions, major festivals, and the Indian wedding ceremony process during our informative discussions. Points to Remember: A. Wear comfortable outfits and footwear suitable for local areas, and avoid shorts when visiting religious places. B. Consider wearing sunglasses during March-July for added comfort. C. Entrance tickets, camera tickets, and boat ride fees are not included in the tour price, covering only guide service and transportation.

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Overall rating

4.7
(19 reviews)

We had a great day. Our guide Rafi was really great, he spoke French very well and gave us lots of information about the monuments and the Indian way of life as we explored the beautiful city of Udaipur. Our driver was also very good (the car was clean and comfortable, his driving was safe). We highly recommend this experience!

Both the guide (Jitendra Singh vishawat) and driver were excellent and some of the best we had on our trip to India. The car was always cold, there was water, and we saw so many beautiful places throughout the day. The guide was never pushy about shopping, which is rare in India, and we loved the tour overall.

Karni was our guide and did a great job of showing us Udaipur. We had an 8am pickup which was great because we beat the crowds and heat. We were able to see everything on the get your guide list. The pace of the tour was great for us, as we did not feel rushed but we also did not linger too long.

nice visit to the city of udaipur. Dinesh is competent and knows this city and its history well. I recommend. Jean-Jacques

Thanks. It was great. My guide was all day with me. And helped me everything. Thanks. I come back