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“Udaipur- Best City in Rajasthan”
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New Delhi
Level 3 Contributor
6 reviews
53 helpful votes
“Udaipur- Best City in Rajasthan”
Reviewed 6 January 2010

We had year end vacation in Udaipur. it is the best city for travelers in Rajasthan. If someone is to chose one place to visit in Rajasthan, one has to chose Udaipur. Its lakes,forts, palaces are the best in the region. One can plan 3/4 days trip to Udaipur.

Few tips for visiting Udaipur:

1.Stay around city palace on the bank of lake Pichola. Number of hotels/guest houses are there. it provide great view of the lake and near to almost all the major attraction in the city.

2. Visit Kumbhalgarh fort and Ranukpur tample in a single day.Both the places are very beautiful. Best way to visit is to hire a car for the whole day (Cost Rs1100- 1250 for Tata Indica). While going for the trip do pack your lunch from Udaipur as there are very few option on the way and they are very expensive and poor quality. One can visit Ranukpur first and enjoy the Indian vegetarian meal (Prasad timing 11 AM to 1 PM) at the temple and then go for Kumbhalgarh Fort . Other attraction like Ekalingji and Nathdwara not to miss.

3. Vist Jag Mandir during Sunset. The boat ride provide a magnificent view of CITY Palace, Lake Palace and Jog Mandir. Plan to come back after sunset. The outside view of City Palace (after all the lights are on), simply great.
4. Bus services from Udaipur to other cities like Jodhpur is very poor. We traveled by Jain Travels from Udaipur to Jodhpur and had a very bad experiance. The bus was halting in evrey 20/25 minutes to pick up local passengers. All the buses are same in this route.

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Ontario Canada
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
8 helpful votes
“India 2009”
Reviewed 30 December 2009

Plenty to see once you overcome the crowds.
Take the local tourist boat ride on Lake Pichola and take time out to visit Chittorgahr Fort.

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toronto ontario
2 reviews
3 helpful votes
“With a little help from Udaipur...”
Reviewed 21 December 2009

Just returned from a month's sojourn in the state of Rajasthan in India. What a mindtrip, what a beautiful place for the eyes, the heart and the soul. The range and variety of things to do or not do is incredible across the expansive state in the northern region of India. One highlight in particular is the lake town of Udaipur, about an hours flight, and about 9 hours trainride from Delhi. Well worth any journeytime, as the Old City is the colour of honeydew and vanilla, and the people are wonderfully friendly and inviting. A tourist town for Indians and foreigners alike, Udaipur is of course most widely known for it famed filming of the James Bond classic, Octopussy (screened everynight by 10 or more rooftop restaurants). From most hotels and havelis in the Old City region, one cannot escape Hindu temple chanting and calls to prayer from the many surrounding mosques. Beyond the tourist must-dos (Lake Palace, City Palace complex, Monsoon Palace, Turban Museum, Tiger Lake, Jagdish Temple) the beauty of Udaipur is the expansive surrounding of the purple-grey Aravelli Hills - a motorcycling must-do. Lots of shops and services for those who want to be pampered and a healthy nightlife. For tours, assistance, guidetips, money changing along with enjoyable insights into real life in India, highly recommended to contact Scorpian Tours in Udaipur (friendly, reasonably priced service you can trust in english) for tours across Rajasthan or within Udaipur. Local Contact Naresh @ [--]. Worth the value!

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NY
1 review
1 helpful vote
“Serene India”
Reviewed 10 October 2009

Yes, serene. Seems like an unlikely statement but that's Udaipur and the surrounding towns in the hills of Aravali. Wandering the streets of this city we stumbled upon spice markets, muscians and many new "friends." I recommend at least 3 days to explore!

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Bengaluru, India
Level 6 Contributor
172 reviews
82 helpful votes
“A must if you are doing Rajasthan”
Reviewed 29 September 2009

The sheer grandeur and the opulance of the Maharana and the days gone by are seen here in Udaipur. At the center is the City Palace surrounded by the 5 lakes (man made) Pichola feeding the other lakes.
The old city surrounds the City Palace and you get to it via some very narrow streets where you can witness the locals as they live their daily lives.
The sheer dare devil nature in which they drive around in these narrow streets gives one the goose pimples. In the 3 days I was there, I did not notice a single fender bender - you must experience it to believe it.
You get to the Palace passing the Jagdish Temple. Definitely worth a look. The Palace itself is very imposing and one has to have a guide to best understand the history and the various displays. There are also audio guides, but I would go with a local guide, they do chip in with interesting tit-bits. This would take you the best part of 3-4 hours.
The Monsoon Place is worth visiting especially if you want to witness some spectacular sun sets and views of the city from top of the mountain. It's a short drive from the city center.
The streets (old city) offer some interesting options for shopping, best place to experience this would be to go to Mandi. This is where the locals shop and you can definitely get some good bargains. One has to haggle.
Interesting things to buy - minitature paintings, local colourful cloth, wall hangings, camel bone art, mirror work, antiques (you would need to look carefully).
Food - most places offer veg food. For non-veg options there are some restaurants that do serve this. Most people in this city are vegetarians. The local snacks like mirchi bajji can be quite addictive but spicy. Kachori is another one that you can try out. Eating at Natraj Lodge is a must.

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