Udaipur aka Venice of the East is home to splendid lakes, majestic mountains and mesmerising palaces. A kaleidoscope of beautiful colours, this haven exudes romantic vibes. You’ll be enchanted by its traditional handicrafts, ethnic wear, miniature paintings and beautiful temples. Enjoy a boat ride on one of its enticing lakes and be awed by its picturesque landscapes. Popular movies shot in Udaipur include Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela, Guide and Octopussy.
1. Puppet Show
Visit the Bharatiya Lok Kala Mandal which houses the open-air puppet theatre. You can also buy puppets as souvenirs from the vendors outside this cultural institution.
2. Pratap Smarak
Moti Magri or Pearl Hill is popular for the bronze statue of Maharana Pratap along with his loyal horse, Chetak. Overlooking the Fateh Sagar Lake, this spot is a photographer’s paradise.
3. The Oberoi Udaivilas
This is the heritage property where Kalki's wedding scenes were shot in Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone starred movie ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani’.
It’s a beautiful garden filled with a number of fountains. The board here reads: Bin – Badal Barsaat. There are traditional attire shops where you can get your pictures clicked in an ethnic wear.
5. Folk Dance
You can get yourself entertained at the Bharatiya Lok Kala Mandal by treating your eyes to flawless folk dances and amazing artefacts at the museum.
6. Lake Garden Palace at Jag Mandir Island
Take a boat ride to the captivating Jag Mandir Island. Nestled on Lake Pichola, this palace offers breathtaking views of the City Palace building.
7. Vintage Car Museum
If you love cars, you must visit the Vintage and Classic Car Museum. Located in the premises of Garden Hotel, this place is famous for its collections of vintage automobiles. Take a selfie with the Mercedes or Cadillac or Rolls Royce and flaunt it.
8. Inside view of the Lake Palace
Romantic, isn’t it? It’s the perfect place for honeymooners. The stunning architecture and serene surroundings make for an unforgettable holiday.
How to reach here
By flight: Nearest Airport, Maharana Pratap Airport
Best time to visit
October to February
Author : Vijaylaxmi Thakur