The majestic city of Udaipur seems no less than an artist's masterpiece with its beautiful azure-hued lakes and the elevated hills of Aravalli painted in amber. Founded by Maharana Udai Singh in 1568, this former Mewar capital has many magnificent monuments and palaces that have stood the test of time and reflect the audacious history of the Rajputs
Every avenue exudes the regal charm of that era; including the locals decked up in bright traditional Rajasthani attire and heavy silver jewelry to complement it.Once a land of victory and valor, the heritage city of Udaipur has now transformed into one of the world's most romantic getaways, alluring tourists with its natural vista and tranquil boat rides. The countless narrow alleys with crowded temples, ancient bazaars swarming with avid shoppers and colorful performing arts scenes give a quaint feel to this place and make it an interesting mix of natural and mortal charms.The marvelous city of Udaipur has countless delights to lure any traveler and promises an experience to match the city's majestic repute. Boat rides in the shimmering and serene lakes of Udaipur are a must. The setting sun bathes the city in a fading golden light and creates the perfect romantic atmosphere. Udaipur is rightfully considered as one of the most romantic honeymoon destinations.Vivid shades of bright colors are the first thing that hits you about the lively bazaars of Udaipur bustling with noise and activity. A walk around these vibrant marketplaces will leave you spoilt for choice. From art to jewelry to handicrafts, Udaipur is a shopper's delight. Particularly famous are the hand-dyed cotton fabrics decked with exquisite embroidery and colorful block prints. You can also buy souvenirs of fine artwork such as handicrafts, wood and marble carvings and the traditional miniature paintings done on cloth or paper. Cloth-stuffed puppets donning the traditional Rajasthani attire are also a favorite. Some of the best shopping areas include the Hathi Pol market, Bada Bazaar, and Chetak Circle.Given its reputation as an international tourist destination, there are a number of transport facilities to make traveling within the city easier. Local transport includes auto-rickshaws and buses. But as there are no metered auto-rickshaws, it is best to decide the cost in advance. You can also rent a private vehicle from the numerous car rentals available in the city.Udaipur is safe enough for you to stroll around without feeling on edge; however, it is advisable to travel in a group during odd hours. Make sure you shop at the right place as local vendors might mob you by passing off low quality and duplicate stuff in the name of traditional items. Always hire a guide who carries an official ID proof, issues by Rajasthan Tourism, on him as they are liable to charge the prescribed fee. Some guides may insist you to shop or eat at a particular place. You can politely deny them if you do not wish to do so; they usually make a commission out of it
Udaipur is well connected to other major cities of the country via regular flights.
Airports: Maharana Pratap Airport
You can easily get regular trains to Udaipur from other major cities of the country..