Why Bollywood loves Udaipur

  • Why Bollywood loves UdaipurUdaipur 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

    Puppet showVisit 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

    Pratap Smarak on Moti Magri HillMoti 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

    Udaivilas Palace near Pichola LakeThis is the heritage property where Kalki's wedding scenes were shot in Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone starred movie ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani’.

    4. Saheliyon-ki-Bari

    Saheliyon-ki-BariIt’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

    Folk danceYou 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

    Summer Palace at Jag Mandir IslandTake 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

    Vintage Car MuseumIf 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

    Inside View of Udaipur Lake PalaceRomantic, 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