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.