With a hint of melody lingering in its name, ‘Rajasthan’ is a state endowed with bright hues of tradition and vibrancy in its veins. Glamorous palaces and ancient forts in addition to the colorful bustling cities and small hamlets makes this place ideal for people who are on the lookout for rainbow vacations. Situated on the southernmost tip of the state is a place that is dint of being one of the most popular tourist locations in Rajasthan. Formerly the capital of the Kingdom of Mewar, Udaipur boost of history and culture through its historic forts and palaces, museums and galleries, natural locations and gardens, architectural temples and fairs.
James Tod called it “the most romantic spot on Indian subcontinent” and the city is surrounded by offbeat places worth exploring. ‘The City of Lakes’ is full of places that every traveler dreams to explore but traveling often tires them out. The trick to a rewarding vacation is planning your itineraries in such a way that you visit all the places worth exploring without being fatigued by the travel. Our Rajasthan Tour Packages from Udaipur can help you do just that. Our packages are carefully crafted by people who know Rajasthan from inch-to-inch and can help you arrange a trip that will enable you to experience the true essence of Rajasthan but at a relaxed pace.
If you wish to tour Rajasthan from Udaipur, here is a list of nearby places you can start with.
1.Shri Eklingji Prabhu Temple– The 8th century Shri Eklingji Prabhu Temple which is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is made out of marbles and contains painted structures of Lord Shiva’s Nandi Bull. The temple was built by Bapa Rawal of Mewar Dynasty and the current head of the Mewar royal family continue to worship at the temple every Monday. Photography is prohibited inside the temple. The backside of the temple has an incredible lake view. The temple timings are 4.15 AM – 6.45 AM, 10.30 AM – 1.30 PM and 5.15 PM – 7.45 PM. Entry to the temple is free. The best time to visit the temple would be on Monday in the evening hours.
How to reach– If you drive via NH8 you should reach the temple in 30mins. Private bus companies operate in the region during night hours. The State Transport Bus Stand is on City Station Road, NH 8, Udaipur.The best way to reach the place, if you are not traveling via own vehicle, is to take a taxi or book a cab from Udaipur.
2.Nathdwara– 45Km north of Udaipur is the small holly town of Nathdwara. The place is popular due to the 17th century Krishna Temple which houses the idol of Shreenathji. The place attracts a lot of pilgrims and is considered as one of the best places to celebrate the festival of Diwali. The temple timings is 5:30am to 6:30pm.
How to reach– You can take NH58 which will take around 50mins to 1 hour to reach the destination. Regular busses are available from Udaipur to Nathdwara, for Government buses the tickets cost starts from around Rs.50. You can take a cab or taxi from Udaipur to Nathdwara, the price should cost at most Rs.13 per Km.
3.Delwara– 10 minutes further north of the Shri Eklingji Prabhu Temple is the town of Delwara about which not many people are aware. It houses the famous Raas Devigarh Hotel which is housed in an 18th century palace. The town has a thousands of temples, steep wells and craft traditions. The two hours Delwara Heritage and Community Walk lead by the towns’ young adults is the best way to explore the place. The walk starts at Sadhna Production Center on National Highway 8, near the entrance to Devigarh, in Delwara. The walk timings are between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m, seven days a week and costs Rs. 300 per person.
How to reach-You can take public transportation like bus from Udaipur or if you have your own vehicle, Delwara is approximately a 35-Minutes (26 KM) drive from Udaipur via NH58.
4.Haldighati– About 53Km from the city of Udaipur is the historic mountain pass between Khamnore and Bagicha village. It connects Rajsamand and Pali and is the location where the famous Battle of Haldighati took place in 1576 between the army of Mughal Emperor Akbar, under the leadership of Man Singh I of Amer and Maharana Pratap Singh, King of Mewar. The place got its name owing to the yellow colored soil found here. This is a must visit for history lovers. The place attracts tourists who come here to see the memorial of the famous horse of Maharana Pratap, Chetak and the Maharana Pratap Museum. The entry fee is Rs. 30 per person and the timings are 8:00am to 7:00pm.
How to reach– If you travel via NH58 you would reach Haldighati in 1 hour time. You can also take public transportation like buses or book a cab.
5.Dhebar Lake– Dhebar also known as the Jaisamand Lake is said to be one of the most romantic places to visit in Rajasthan. It is the second largest artificial lake and was created in the 17th century when Rana Jai Singh of Udaipur built a marble dam across the river Gomati. It is situated about 45Km from the district headquarters of Udaipur. The lake is surrounded by the Jaisamand Wildlife Sanctuary, offers opportunity for boatings and has a luxurious resort in the middle of the lake. The best time to visit the lake is in winters. The wildlife sanctuary is open from 6:00am to 12:00pm. The boat rides are of 1 hour and cost Rs.30-80 per person.
How to reach– You would have to travel 75Km via NH8. It will take about 2 hours. You can also book a taxi or a cab from Udaipur.
6.Kumbhalgarh– Kumbhalgarh Fort was built by Rana Kumbha of Mewar in the 15th Century. The fort was a place of refuge for the rulers during the time of danger. It is 82Km northwest of Udaipur.It is one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites and has a 38km extending sites which is considered as the second longest continuous wall after the Great Wall of China. The fort has a Ganesh Temple, Neel Kanth Mahadev Temple and Parsva Nath Temple.
How to reach– You can reach Kumbhalgarh from Udaipur via NH27 and RJ SH 32. It would take 2hrs 13mins. You can book a cab for the journey.
7.Ranakpur– 91Km from Udaipur, Ranakpur is one of the most important pilgrimages for Jains. It is located in Desuri tehsil near Sadri town in the Pali district. Situated in the serene valley of the Aravalli Range and is famous for the marble Jain temple dedicated to Tirthankar Adinathaand and the Sun temple managed by Udiapur Royal family trust. The temple timings are 6:00 am to 6:00 pm.
How to reach– You can reach Ranakpur in 2hrs via NH27. You can take a bus from Udaipur, it should cost around Rs. 60-70. The journey bus would be of about 3hrs.
Other Places to visit in Rajasthan
Best places to Stay in Rajasthan
Jaisalmer– Himmatgarh Palace, Hotel Brys Fort, Hotel Fifu, Hotel Fort Rajwada.
Jodhpur– Ajit Bhawan, Fort Khejarla, Hotel Raas Jodhpur, Idana Palace, Taj Gateway .
Kota– Hotel Palkiya Haveli, Welcomheritage Umed Bhawan Palace.
Bundi– Annapurna Haveli, Hotel Bundi Haveli, Hotel Hadoti Palace, Hotel Bundi Vilas.
Chittorgarh– Hotel Pratap Palace, Lake Nahargarh Palace, Padmini Haveli.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the best places in Rajasthan to visit in Summers?
Apart from Udaipur, people can visit the hill station of Mount Abu or Wildlife Sanctuaries and Park of Bharatpur and Ranthambore
What are the best places in Rajasthan to visit in Monsoon?
Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Jalore, Bundi, Alwar, Banswara, Mount Abu, Pushkar,Jhalawar,Tonk, Nagaur, Keoladeo, Kumbhalgarh, Madawa and Shekhawati region are some places you can visit during Monsoons.
What are the best places in Rajasthan to visit in Winter?
All major tourists location from Mewar to Jaipur, Pushkar, Keoladeo, Bishnoi & Pali, Bundi, Dausa, Udaipur and Jaisalmer can be visited in Winters. The winter months from October-February is considered as an ideal time to visit Rajasthan. A number of festivals and fairs are also hosted as major tourist attraction in the state. One must look up the dates and venue of the same while planning their tour.