Lined by glimmering lakes and with the mighty Aravalli Hills bordering the beautiful architecture of the city presents the undying romance of Udaipur. Magnificent palaces, mysterious temples, havelis, labyrinthine crooked lanes conjure up a human characteristic to the city. Founded by Maharana Udai Singh back in 1533 when he shifted the capital city of Mewar from Chittorgarh to Udaipur. The spirit of the city now thrives within the bustling bazaars, a scintillating art scene, and tempting food. Udaipur was named the Best City in the World in 2009 by the Travel and Leisure Magazine and is now one of the most popular wedding destinations among domestic and international tourists.
What is the Best Time to Visit Udaipur
Udaipur experiences a tropical climate characterized by a dry and humid weather conditions. The best time to visit Udaipur is between September and March when the weather is pleasant and bearable. The maximum temperature never goes beyond 20-degree Celsius. So our recommendation will be to visit Udaipur during winter to avoid the extremely hot and humid summer.
Places to Stay in Udaipur
With the increasing number of tourists from all over the world, Udaipur is catching up to provide the best hospitality and stay experience in Rajasthan. Depending on your budget you can book budget hotels, 2-star rated, 3-star rated hotels, homestays, guest houses to palaces. A great choice in the budget sector is Treebo Hotels in Udaipur. You can get comfortable rooms and quality amenities at affordable prices. The hotels near major connecting junctions are what you should keep in your mind while booking a stay. However, Udaipur city also offers you The Oberoi Udaivilas, one of the best 5-star hotels in India.
Planning your 2-Day Tour in Udaipur
A 2-day trip to the city of lakes will be not enough. However, you can make the most of it and select all the best places and explore the essence of Udaipur.
Udaipur: Day 1 Tour Plan
You can start the first-day by visiting some of the most popular attractions of Udaipur like Lake Pichola for a stunning view of the glimmering lake.
The next destination is Jag Mandir, just a cab ride away. A trip to this temple will help you understand the religious side of Rajasthan.
After that, you should visit the colossal Lake Palace. In between, you can make a stop at Ras Leela hotel for delectable Rajasthani food. End your day-1 with a visit to Bagore ki Haveli and Fateh Prakash Palace.
Udaipur: Day 2 Tour Plan
Monsoon Palace is a must visit place in Udaipur. Begin your day-2 exploration with a visit to this historical landmark. To enjoy an amazing lunch head to Aangan Bar for a quintessentially Rajasthani gastronomical experience. The next stop should be Fateh Sagar Lake. Jagdish Temple is another place which should be there next in your 2-day itinerary. This Hindu Temple is a must-see when visiting Udaipur. You can end your day with a visit to Maha Sati to spend some alone time in the company of natural tranquility. You can also visit the various gardens in the city like Saheliyon ki Bari, Gulab Bagh and Bird Park, Dudh Talai, Nehru Garden.
Shopping Experience in Udaipur
If you have enough time then do visit the local shops and markets to buy miniature paintings inspired by Rajput and Mughal styles. Items such as handicrafts, pottery, jewelry, wooden toys, antique items, and paintings are easily available in the all the popular areas. Toys, bewitching puppets, wall hangings, pen stands, cloth lanterns, handmade papers, painted wooden boxes and greeting cards, pottery in both metal and adobe, pots, plates, vessels and containers, brassware, and terracotta sculptures will also make a good option for gifts. To have a satisfying shopping experience do visit Hathi Pol, Bada Bazaar, Chetak Circle, Bada Bazaar and Palace Road.
Now that you have a fair idea about how to plan a 2 day trip to Udaipur. Let me know in the comment box about your experiences in Udaipur.