Udaipur (The City of Lakes)

Romantic and whimsical, Udaipur will make you fall in love at first sight. The city of lakes is home to Rajputana forts, ornate palaces, resplendent temples, busy markets, stunning architecture, serene lakes and most romantic sunsets. The city has become a very popular destination for marriages, thanks to all bollywood and hollywood films that have been shot here. Yes I am a big James Bond fan and besides all scenic places that this city offers, I wanted to trace the foot steps of James Bond: Octopussy.

The city is truly traveler's paradise and frankly speaking Rajasthan had been on my bucket list ever since I read about it in my history books. Fantasizing about the royals, their heritage and cultural vibrance, I always wanted to experience the royalty of Rajasthan. So here it is Udaipur: A Complete Travel Guide that is surely going to leave an itch in your feet and desire to visit Udaipur.


How to reach Udaipur

Being one of the top travel destinations in India, Udaipur is easily accessible from all the major cities.

By Air

Maharana Pratap or Dabok Airport is located at a distance of 22 km from the city of Udaipur. Many domestic airlines connect the city to all the major cities of India including Jaipur, Mumbai and Delhi.

By Train

There are frequent trains which run to and from Udaipur connecting Jaipur, Mumbai and Delhi. For Luxury seekers, the train Palace on Wheels is a very good option . You can find more information about palace on wheels here.

By Road

If you want to drive to Udaipur, the roads are fairly good. There are many private and state buses connecting Udaipur to nearby cities and exploring these cities by bus through busandticket.com is a breathtaking moment for travellers. The Busandticket bus services is providing good connectivity between those famous places from most of the major cities in an around the state and they are also fairly regular and cheap in price if you book your tickets online.

Best time to visit

Rajasthan is home to the inhospitable Thar Desert. The summers are really hot and trust me can be really brutal. If you plan to visit Rajasthan I will suggest to do so between October - March. The winter season sees many regional festivals specially Mewar Festival which is surely not to be missed. This festival takes place sometime in March. If you happen to be in Udaipur during this time, it will surely be a treat!