Udaipur – the city of lakes- was once dubbed as one of the most romantic spots in all of India. It is popular for its history, culture and scenic beauty. Being the capital of the princely state of Mewar, Udaipur has some of the most beautiful forts and palaces in India. All this makes a compelling case for you to plan your Udaipur tour package.
Here are some top sites to visit on your Udaipur tour package for your family
The Udaipur city palace is a 400-year-old palace situated on the banks on the famous Lake Pichola. The city palace has a series of villas, gateways, corridors and some beautiful terraces and gardens too. Movie buffs will remember the city palace from the James Bond flick Octopussy and the recent Bollywood hit Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela.
The city palace also hosts a sound and light show in the evening.
Udaipur is known as the city of lakes for the sophisticated lake system between its seven lakes. But, Lake Pichola is undoubtedly the jewel in the crown of Udaipur’s lakes. It is an artificial freshwater lake. The lake has several islands, which have been developed over the centuries with palaces, ghats, temples, etc. It’s an absolute must on your Udaipur tour package.
One of the islands has the famous Udaipur Lake Palace. Voted as one of the best luxury hotels in the world, that says all that needs to be said about it.
Another island has the Jag Mandir, which is now the Jag Mandir Island Palace hotel. It is known for its beautiful interiors and grand architecture.
A short walk from the city palace will get you here to the Jagadish temple. A splendid temple with ornate carvings is a prime example of the Maru-Gurjara architecture. The main temple is devoted to Lord Jagannath.
Moti Magri which translates to pearl hill is where the memorial to the great king Maharana Pratap Singh stands. The bronze statue of the king on his famous steed Chetak is a great reminder of the king’s valour.
Sahelion ki Bari
Sahelion ki Bari is a garden built in the early 1700s for the royal ladies of the court of Udaipur. The garden boasts of fountains, lotus pool and marble elephants. It is located on the Fateh sagar Lake.