Udaipur, previously known as Mewer, is a very old kingdom in Rajasthan and it is typically found that even today the city instills great pride and seniority among the citizens. It is known for its Rajput-era palaces.
Udaipur is known by various names like the City of Dawn, the Venice of the East, the City of Lakes etc. the scenic beauty of the lakes is preserved in its lakes, the opulent and serene Aravalis , pleasant gardens, harmonious monuments and abundant green vegetation. Cultural heritage at its widest range is found in Udaipur. It is at 650 kms distance from Delhi and makes for an ideal destination for any long weekend trip. So, what are you waiting for? Just pack your bags and join the Indian Tourist on its next trip to the majestic city of Udaipur.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Gurgaon, India|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Date: 29th September 2018
IFFCO Chowk, Gurgaon, 7:30 PM
|RETURN TIME||2nd October 2018, 7 AM|
|CLOTHING INSTRUCTION||Casuals for Plains|
Day 0 – Start from Gurgaon in an AC Bus/Tempo Traveller
Day 1 - 29 September
Day 1 – Local city tour
City Palace – Standing on the east bank of Lake Pichola is a massive series of palaces built at different times from 1559 A.D. The balconies of the palace provide panoramic views of “Jag Niwas” (the world wide famous Lake palace hotel), Jag Mandir and the city of Udaipur. The palace’s main entrance is through the triple-arched gate – the Tripolia, built in 1725. When one enters the palace they are greeted by a series of courtyards, terraces, corridors and gardens – a harmonic profusion hard to describe. There are numerous other temples one will see within the palace such as Dilkhush mahal, Sheesh mahal, Moti mahal and Krishna vilas – in memory of a princess of striking beauty who poisoned herself to avert a bloody battle for her hand by rival princess. The palace contains many antique articles, paintings, decorative furniture and utensils and attracts thousands of visitors every day.
City Palace Museum (Pratap Museum) – Within City Palace one will find the Government Pratap Museum housed with old sculptures and inscriptions. The antique paintings of Mewar, the turban of prince Khurram later on called Shah Jahan, who built world famous Taj Mahal has also been displayed here as a token of friendship of Maharana Khazan Singh.
Fateh Sagar Lake – Lovers Paradise : Fateh Sager Lake is situated in the north of Lake Pichola. It is a peaceful and relaxing place to spend leisure time. This beautiful Fateh Sager Lake is set with infinite beauty amidst the Aravali hills. It was originally build by Maharana Jai Singh in the year 1678 AD, but later on reconstructed and extended by Maharana Fateh Singh, In the middle of lake, you can see a grand Nehru park, which is a popular garden island and showcases a boat shaped cafe. The lake is one of the major attractions of Udaipur.
Lake Pichola – The Sapphire Udaipur : Lake Pichola is one of the most fascinating lakes, which has two islands, Jag Niwas and the Jag Mandir. This beautiful shimmering lake is 4km long and 3 km wide, originally built by Maharana Udai Singh II after he discovered the jewel of Rajasthan “Udaipur”. There are many ghats, like the bathing and washing ghats, which can be approached through boats from the City Palace of Udaipur (Bansi Ghat). In the heart of lake, most delicate world marvel is built the Lake Palace which is now converted into a heritage palace hotel. The lake is fairly shallow even at the time of heavy rains and gets dry easily at the time of severe drought. Once the island dries, it makes the best time to take the leisure walk inside the most remote parts of Lake Pichola, where one can sight rows of crocodiles.
Day 2 - 30 September
Day 2 – Kumbhalgarh Fort & Ranakpur
Exploring the fort would be as fulfilling as experiencing the Great Wall of China. The regal fort dramatically captures the intriguing history and the stories of chivalry of the Mewar warriors.
The Jain Temple of Ranakpur is a must visit as it is carved out of the marvellous marble stone. This colossal structure depicts the rich workmanship of the medieval times and also offers a peaceful experience as it is a temple!
Day 3 - 1 October
Day 3 – Chittorgarh
An Udaipur itinerary is incomplete without a road trip to India’s largest and the most marvellous fort i.e. Chittorgarh fort. The fort which was a ruling capital of Mewar represents the quintessence of tribute to the nationalism, courage, medieval chivalry and sacrifice exhibited by the rulers of Mewar. On the way back to Udaipur we will devote rest of the time in shopping from the local markets that offer a diaspora of artefacts that depict the rajasthani culture, its grandeur and valour. Chittorgarh Fort is not only mammoth but also very alluring owing to its architectural nuances. It is also an ideal place for photography because of its height, which is a 1 km ascent from the ground.
Hotel Details :- The Little Prince Heritage Home ( or similar)
Day1: City tour covering places around Fateh Sagar Lake
Day2: Day trip to Kumbhalgarh and Ranakpur
Day3: Day trip to Chittorgarh