Udaipur is a beautiful Indian city nestled in Rajasthan’s Aravalli Range, nicknamed as the Venice of the East due to being surrounded by stunning manmade lakes and picture-perfect settings. The lakes near Udaipur are popular tourist attractions which offer the most wonderful boat rides and tours. Lake Pichola is a notable spot, stretching for around 2.5 miles with a backdrop of majestic palaces and lush green hills, as is Lake Fatehsagar which is connected to Lake Pichola via a canal and surrounded by verdant hills with dazzling blue waters. A boat ride at either of these lakes makes for amazing photo opportunities, especially at sunrise or sunset. Udaipur is also home to lush gardens and parks, temples, bazaars, art galleries and traditional markets, and it hosts lots of fun festivals and events throughout the year which feature music and dance performances, cultural activities, sacred rituals and lip-smacking Rajasthani cuisines. Why not visit during the city’s famous Mewar Festival, which welcomes the onset of spring during March/April every year with a whole host of colourful celebrations. Traveasy offers cheap air tickets to Udaipur, taking you to the heart of this charming cultural city.
Udaipur has a very rich and fascinating history as it was a former royal capital. Various remnants of the city’s bygone era can be witnessed here, especially at its palaces and forts. The most iconic historic landmark of the city is definitely the City Palace, which really highlights the royal grandeur of Rajasthan. There are several palaces at this complex which were built during the city’s ancient civilisations such as the Mewar dynasty, as well as imposing towers, arches, domes, corridors, pavilions and courtyards. Another impressive ancient landmark of Udaipur is the Taj Lake Palace, a heritage hotel set on Lake Pichola. This monument dates back to the 17th century when it was built by the Maharana and has been restored into a pristine hotel that has appeared in famous movies including the James Bond Film ‘Octopussy’. The 15th century Kumbhalgarh Fort is also amongst the fascinating sites of Udaipur… This well preserved monument is a designated World Heritage Site which once served as a refuge to the rulers of Mewar, and is believed to be the place where legendary Mewar king Maharana Pratap was born. Contact Traveasy about our flights to Udaipur and start planning the ultimate getaway to this historically significant city.