A beautiful blend of tradition and class – that’s Udaipur. There’s a haunting rawness behind the obvious royalty of Rajasthan. People are affectionate, welcoming, and their feel-at-home quality embraces you instantly. The more you seek this beautiful city, the more amazed you will be. There isn’t a doubt about the fact that the city of lakes has the key to a true-blue traveler’s heart.
No wonder hordes and hordes of tourists (especially foreign) throng this destination all through the year. It’s a beguiling escape from the fast-paced city life. Although Rajasthan is known to be rustic, Udaipur is quite hilly and green. Especially, the lakes give that serene quality to the whole backdrop.
|Rooftops of the city|
City palace built in the middle of Pichola Lake is splendid. There are several ferries, both cheap and expensive, that take you around the palace, to give you a generous view of its surroundings.
|Lake Palace hotel in the midst of Lake Pichola|
The right way to explore Udaipur would be to amble around the city through its narrow lanes, know about the day-to-day livelihood, exchange pleasantries with the locals, shop on impulse, take a camel ride, or just laze around at a luxurious restaurant.
There isn’t dearth of beauty in Udaipur; you just need an eye for it, an inquisitiveness to unveil it.
|City Palace Museum premises|
Udaipur will always remain closest to my heart because it was my first holiday completely on my own, and it was my first taste of Rajasthan.
I had reserved my stay at hotel Baba Palace. It’s a nice, basic budget hotel, located opposite Jagdish temple. They send a complimentary cab to pick you from the railway station/airport. I must say that they are very hospitable and friendly people. I had a very happy and comfortable stay there.
Have you experienced Udaipur? What did you like the most about it?