1. Monsoon Palace
The white marble palace, located on the hilltop also known as Sajjangarh Fort. It was mainly built to keep track of the movement of monsoon by Maharana Sajjan Singh, hence named Monsoon Palace. The Palace comprises domes, fountains, jharokha and Chhatries which adds glory to the Rajasthani architecture. Although this palace is also popular as a sunset point, once you are at the top you feel a great panoramic 360-degree view of Fatehsagar lake and a lovely sunset. This is one of the coolest places for nature’s photography and one can get perfect clicks to remember Udaipur city.
2. Fateh Sagar Lake
Fatehsagar lake is the second artificial lake which comes under the list of most visit place in the lake city Udaipur. This pear-shaped lake is surrounded by the charming view of Aravali Mountain and the lake taking its outline by driving through Pratap Memorial that offers the feel of nature, water, and hills. The Fatehsagar lake which was named after Maharana Fateh Singh consists of three islands that can be reached by taking a boat ride. Two of them are converted into parks where one is named Nehru Park which is a scenic picnic spot and another is a public park with magnificent fountains. Over the third island the Udaipur Solar Observatory is situated. Lots of restaurants and coffee shops are around which gives eating a different fun.
3. Badi Lake
Badi lake is situated in a village of Badi which gave it the name Badi Ka Talab. It is an artificial lake built by Maharana Raj Singh who named it Jiyan Sagar after his mother Jana Devi. This lake is one of the major attractions of the people, tourism as well as teenagers as it gives us a break from the hustle and bustle of city life. The Badi lake is a perfect place to find peace and isolation as well as it is an ideal spot for a picnic. You can easily find tea, Pakora and Maggie stalls.
4. Bahubali Hills
Bahubali Hills is a hidden gem of Udaipur city although it is the highlight of the Badi lake. The view from the hills is damn fascinating and eye catchy.There is 15 – 20 min trek up time to reach at the viewpoint. Once you are on top the 360 view of Badi lake and Aravallis is just mesmerizing. This place is famous for pre-wedding shoots and photography as it is free of cost. You can easily get an auto or any other rented bike to reach there.
5. Kumbhalgarh Fort
Kumbhalgarh fort is well known as the birthplace of Mewar’s legendary king Maharana Pratap. It has the second wall of the world that runs to the extent of 36 km on the hill of Aravalli range. It is the second-largest fort of India after Chittorgarh Fort. There are a wonderful arrangement of 360 + Hindu and Jain temples and the most scenic is Badal Mahal. Kumbhalgarh Fort holds a very special place in history also in the hearts of Rajasthani. The rainy season is a great time to visit this fort when the weather is pleasant and greenery is magical.
6. Ambrai Ghat
Ambrai Ghat or Manjhi Ghat is very popular for its lakeside view and peaceful environment. It is one of the most loved places among Udaipurites especially youngsters, no matter whatever the time, the ghat is full of public, and people enjoy the cool breeze with a glorious view of nature. In the evening time, as the sun flirts with the sky, the city palace gleams along with golden reflection. As time travels and the night progresses the beauty of this Ghat enhances and attracts us with its pleasing lights reflected from the water . For visitors, a mini restaurant is available in the well-maintained lawn with a sitting arrangement and yummy food. One must visit Ambrai Ghat in monsoon season you will feel nature welcomes you there with all of its love.
7. Amrakh Mahadev Temple
This is a place where you will find everything like nature’s beauty as well as the presence of lord Shiva, flora & fauna, picnic spots with Indian heritage, and the most important in today’s life “The Peace of Mind”. The Amrakh Ji Mahadev’s Temple has situated just 12 -13 km from Udaipur on Nathdwara Bypass near the Aravali ranges. The calm atmosphere, chirping of the birds, fishes in ponds, and lush greenery are those priceless things that will give you a heavenly pleasure. There are three gardens and two fish ponds, where one has turtles and another is the sacred Kund with one pair of the snakes. There is a perennial sacred stream said to have originated from the Ganga. In the Monsoon, the program of picnic and practice of various societies continues.
8. Pipliya Ji
Pipliya Ji is one of the best Monsoon destinations of Udaipur. Just around 25 km from Udaipur you will step into the amazing monsoon point as this place is full of clouds which will give you heavenly pleasure. Pipliya Ji is a village and natural spot, the road to this place is narrow and awesome for bike rides. You can plan a trip to Pipliya Ji from early Morning to the evening before the sunsets. This is a perfect place to take pictures and selfies all around the clouds. A perfect daylight picnic spot around an aerial view of a magical green valley with a cold breeze.
9. Raita or Rayta Village
This is another place you need to add in your “must-see” list in Udaipur where you will find an eye catchy view of clouds, greenery, and water streams with scenic beauty. This is situated between Aravali hills with many small Switzerland inside it. This place is yet not declared as a tourism place by the government so you can go there on your own personal transport as public transports are already overloaded but don’t throw caution to the wind. It is a forest area where you can see a seasonal river and waterfalls within a few steps. Although the rainy season is the best time to visit this place when you feel like floating in the cloud.
10. Nandeshwar Ji
Nandeshwarji Mahadev is a temple of Lord Shiva named after Nandi who is vehicle (Sawari) of Mahadev Ji. This is a very famous picnic spot located at 15 km from Udaipur in the dale of mountains. During the rainy season, all water collects and passes through a river where you can sit beside and enjoy running water. You must visit Nandeshwarji in Monsoon and enjoy an outing. You must bring your essentials with you as it is a natural spot and aren’t going to find any shop there.
11. Dudh Talai
If you want to experience the place close to the city center but far enough from the hustle and bustle of daily life, to feel the fresh air on the foothill of the temple where a beautiful pond with a garden surrounds you then Dudh Talai is the place which you are looking for. Dudh Talai is a dainty pond, bordering the beauty of Lake Pichola with fun activities around like a ropeway, camel and horse ride, boating, and cafes. The fascinating park Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhyay Park and the Manikya Lal Verma garden with its stunning beauty besides sheltering the sunset point provides commendable views of the surroundings and the musical fountain.
12. Karni Mata
The sacred temple of Shri Mansapurna Karni Mata rests on the Machla Magara or Hill near Dudh Talai and There is the milky white idol of Goddess Karni which holds the power to fulfill wishes. The place covers the scenic view of nature and offers the top elevation of the city and lakes. The place is accessible by ropeway and even by stairs from Manikya Lal Verma Park. Once you reach there you will find the whole nine yard with blessings from Mata Karni.
13. Neemach Mata
The Neemach Mata temple is situated in Dewali, on top of the hills near the banks of Fateh Sagar. The place gives you 360 views of the city and to reach there you have the option of 900m long slop & stairs. This place is also famous for its magnificent sunset & sunrise sight. You can choose any time suitable for you to visit Neemach Mata Temple but we would suggest you have an early morning or an evening plan so you will be enjoying sunrise or night lightning where you will feel the zeal which is best of both worlds.
14. Pichola Lake
Lake Pichola is a famous tourism place, named after the village Picholi, one of the most picturesque lakes. Jag Mandir & Jag Niwas are the two charismatic locations settled within this Lake. Although Jag Niwas is converted into Lake Palace whereas Jag Mandir palace stays the same. There is a Temple Called Mohan Mandir where the king celebrates the annual Gangaur festival. Arsi Villa amounts to the four of them which is mainly built to enjoy the natural beauty of the sunset from the lake.
15. Sukhadia Circle
Fountain, Boating, and Spice food around you that can make a perfect evening. We could say the best place for kids as there are duck-shaped boats are available which are eye-catching for children. Also, it could be the most suitable place to plan a short picnic. Furthermore, an open gym facility is also available there for everyone and the entry is totally free of cost. Foodies if you are searching for the yummy street food destination then this is the place made for you. For more fun activities camel riding is also accessible that can be enjoyed with popcorn and Chana-Jor-Garam.
16. Sajjangarh Biological Park
Biological Park is the best place to rejoice family picnics or an outdoor meeting. It is situated in the lap of nature while moving around the place you would feel like you are moving in a forest rather than a zoo. You will find many animals including Lion, Tiger, Leopard, Bear, Crocodile, Alligators, etc. Please take the children with you. It is a place they will cherish forever. You have to walk a lot but you can excess through a golf car and enjoy the whole park without a single step walking but if you are a walker then it will be a different experience for you. The cost of a golf car is 50 rs per head.
17. Mewar BioDiversity Park
Mewar Biodiversity Park is located on NH8, Udaipur bypass, Amberi. This place is very nice for people to like to go for an adventure park & trekking in the serene Aravalli hills. This place has some activities like Zip-lining and tree walk. But it is mostly for viewing some plants and animals in their natural habitat. This place is named Biodiversity park as you will see different species of flora and fauna. The best time would be in the monsoon season when there will be a lush green environment everywhere and pleasant weather.
18. City Palace Udaipur
The city palace is a magnificent palace and built with flamboyant architecture which makes you feel like legal royalty. Any word would be less to explain how beautiful this palace is and as it’s name picture it is complex situated inside the main of the city. This landmark comprises a large complex full of multiple architectural structures with acres of well-kept gardens in between. It usually takes 3 – 4 hours to cover this place. It very strikingly gives us a glimpse of Mewar’s history, culture, traditions, lifestyle and bravery, you can spend a whole day exploring that place, the architecture, carvings, lifestyle, etc.
19. Gulab Bhag
This place is home to childhood of almost all the citizens of Udaipur, surrounded by thousands of trees with ponds, library, temples and an open gym, this place is most popular for morning walk and picnic spot. There is a museum known as Victoria Hall Museum famous for its collection of antique, royal husbandry items and other interesting relics from past. This is one of the largest parks in India and a tourist comes from all over the world to visit this rose garden named as Gulab Bagh.
20. Jagdish Mandir
It’s the most famous temple of the town with fine artwork all around the temple. A must visit the place as located a few hundred feet from the City Palace’s Badi Pol. The temple is of Indo-Aryan architectural style and was built keeping the rules of Vastushastra. No entry ticket, photography is prohibited within the temple premise, however one can click pictures from outside. Every Year On Festival of Holi more than 1000 people gathered and celebrate the festival of colour and love. At night Holika Dahan is Celebrated with a loud music system. People from different nationalities dance together and get crazy in their whole another world.
21. Saheliyon Ki Bari
Saheliyon Ki Bari is a picturesque historical garden built by Maharana Sangram Singh for his wife, where the queen used to come with her 48 maids and friends to have leisure time here. This place is very beautiful for photography. It’s unique scientific architecture and symphony of water fountains will catch your eyes. And a very unique thing which can be enjoyed here is the art gallery, old pieces of artwork are really amazing and extremely beautiful. Completely maintained places, they have given adequate importance to greenery and water. You will definitely love the happiness visible around you, fountains, paintings, flowers, trees etc will make your visit memorable.
22. Dhebar Lake or Jaisamand Lake
Udaipur is famously known as the “City of Lakes”. This city is surrounded by seven lakes with the largest lake being Dhebar Lake. Another popular name of Dhebar Lake is Jaisamand Lake which was the largest artificial lake of Asia built by Maharana Jai Singh at the distance of 48 km from udaipur. The magical thing about it is that it’s found in a which is also home to the Great Indian Thar Desert, this is a must-visit and you won’t be able to differentiate it from a giant sea. There’s a private resort in the middle of the lake and a motor ferry will take you over there. You can book a stay as the hotel is lavish or simply enjoy delicious lunch prepared by local Rajasthani chefs.
23. Purohito Ka Talab
In the search of new exclusive hangout or picnic location at the distance of 12 km the Purohito Ka Talab is one of the newest lake of Udaipur. You will love the Indian Graffiti which will connect you to the culture of Rajasthan includes elephants, horse and many mundane activities.It is also referred as Mini Jaisamand. From the upper stair, one can capture the aerial view of scenery.This place can be a best picnic spot as there is a park near the lake.This is the place where you can get so many naturalistic pictures to post on social media accounts.
24. Gangaur Ghat
The Gangaur Ghat received its name from the famous Gangaur Festival of our Mewar Located inside the heart of the city and at walking distance from city palace entry gate. You can also enjoy the traditional Rajasthani culture and dance show just behind this Ghat. The approach road is narrow and has very little parking space so it is better to take an auto to reach there from your hotel. As being a ghat and on riverside or lakeside still, this place is very clean and the experience is very charming. There is decent lighting at ghat and a temple of Lord Shiva and Shree Hanuman Ji.
25. Bhagor Ki Haveli
Bagore ki Haveli is located near the City Palace and adjacent to Lake PicholaThis Royal edifice a multi-story residence is having numerous bedrooms, washrooms, halls, music rooms, balconies, kitchen, and windows, which were renovated, and the makeover was to preserve its exquisitely beautiful interiors antiquity in the late nineteenth century. It’s one of the most popular edifices among the tourists. It served as a Royal guest House before independence and after it was used as a residence by the Rajasthan State Government.
This is a classically built mansion and now a popular museum and venue for live shows of Rajasthani colorful traditional folk dances and music with live commentary about the occasions. The museum is displaying the Mewar’s traditional arts and crafts, colorful costumes, puppets, musical instruments, popular painting works, etc.
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