3 DAY TRIP IN UDAIPUR | UDAIPUR WITH KUMBHALGARH

Historical & Heritage

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ITINERARY SUMMARY

Trip Starting Point: Udaipur Railway Station

Mode of Travel: Car (or Cab)

Trip Duration: 3 Days

Ideal Start Time: 10 AM (Day 1), 9 AM (Day 2) & 8 AM (Day 3)

Total Places Visited: 9

Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3

DAY 1 : CITY PALACE - LAKE PICHOLA - JAGDISH TEMPLE

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Historical & Heritage

Duration of visit: 2 Hours
Timings: 9.30 AM to 5.30 PM (last entry 4.30 PM)
Entry Fee: Rs.30 for Adults, Rs. 15 for Child & Rs.250 for Adults, Rs. 100 for Children for Museum

At a distance of 3 km from Udaipur City Railway Station, Udaipur City Palace is a beautiful royal palace complex situated on the banks of Lake Pichola in Udaipur city of Rajasthan. This majestic City Palace is among the top places to visit in Udaipur and often distinguished as the largest palace complex in India that can be visit as part of Rajasthan tour.

The City Palace was built initially by Maharana Udai Singh in 1559 AD, when he shifted his capital from the erstwhile Chittorgarh to the new found city of Udaipur. The Palace was built over a period of nearly 400 years, with contributions from several rulers of the Mewar dynasty.

The City Palace boasts of the wonderful blend of Medieval European and Indian architectural styles. Set at an average elevation of 598 m, the Palace has several towers, domes and arches, which add to the flavor of heritage .....

Lake & Backwaters

Duration of visit: 30 Mins - 1 Hr
Timings: Boating Timings: 9 AM to 6 PM
Entry Fee: Boat: Rs. 400 per Adult, Rs. 200 per Child, Sunset Boat: Rs. 700 per Adult, Rs. 200 per Child

At a distance of 2.5 km from Udaipur City Railway Station, Pichola Lake is an artificial fresh water lake situated in the heart of Udaipur city in Rajasthan. Surrounded by hills, gardens, temples and havelis, Lake Pichola is one of the most beautiful lakes in India and a popular tourist attraction in Udaipur.

Pichola Lake was built in 1362 AD by Pichhu Banjara, a gypsy Banjara tribesman who transported grain, during the reign of Maharana Lakha. Later, Maharana Udai Singh, impressed by the charm of this lake with the backdrop of green hills, founded the city of Udaipur on the banks of the lake and also enlarged the lake by constructing a stone masonry dam in the Badi Pol region.

Lake Pichola is one of the several contiguous lakes, developed over the last few centuries in and around Udaipur city. Named after nearby Picholi village, Pichola Lake is nearly 4 km long and 3 km wide. The lake has a surface area of about 696 hectares .....

Historical & Heritage

Duration of visit: 1 Hour
Timings: 10 AM to 5 PM,Dance Show: 7 PM to 8 PM
Entry Fee: Rs.30 for Indians, Rs. 60 for Foreigners, Dance Show: Rs. 60 for Indians & Rs. 100 for Foreigners

At a distance of 2 km from City Palace and 3 km from City Railway Station, Bagore Ki Haveli is an old royal building situated in front of the Lake Pichola at Gangori Ghat in Udaipur. This is one of the top places to visit in Udaipur.

Built by Amir Chand Badwa, the Chief Minister of Mewar Royal Court, it dates back to the 18th century. Maharana Shakti Singh of Bagore, who resided in the haveli, incorporated three storeys to the main structure, in 1878 AD. This ancient edifice has more than hundred rooms and displays delicate carvings and glass work. After being deserted for 50 years post-independence, the haveli was finally handed over to the West Zone Cultural Centre in 1986 for restoration. Today, the Haveli looks glorious and also houses a museum in its premises with paintings and costumes of the Royal Kings.

The interiors of the Haveli are embellished with intricate and fine mirror work. One can also see the private quarters of the royal ladies, their bath areas, dressing .....

Historical & Heritage | Pilgrimage

Duration of visit: 30 Mins - 1 Hr
Timings: 5 AM - 2 PM & 4 PM - 8 PM
Entry Fee: Free Entry

At a distance of 3 km from Udaipur City Railway Station, Jagdish Temple is a Hindu temple located in the City Palace complex of Udaipur. This is one of the famous temples of Udaipur and among the top Udaipur attractions.

Sri Jagdish Temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu (Laxmi Narayan), the preserver of the Universe. The temple was built by Maharana Jagat Singh with an estimated cost of 1.5 million rupees in 1651 AD. It is celebrated for being the largest temple in the city of Udaipur. The gateway of this temple can be sited at a distance of 150 meters from the Bara Pol of the City Palace. The temple was originally called the temple of Jagannath Rai but is now called Jagdish Temple.

This temple is built in the Indo-Aryan style of architecture. This three-storied temple is a wonder of architecture that comprises beautifully carved pillars, decorated ceilings, painted walls and lush halls. The first and the second storey of the .....

Overnight Stay in Udaipur

DAY 2 : SAJJANGARH PALACE

Resume Udaipur Sightseeing

Historical & Heritage

Duration of visit: 1 Hour
Timings: 9 AM to 6 PM
Entry Fee: Rs. 10 for Indian, Rs. 80 for Foreigner & Rs. 65 for Car

At a distance of 12 km from Udaipur City Railway Station and 10 km from City Palace, the Monsoon Palace, formerly known as the Sajjangarh Palace, is a hilltop royal palace overlooking the Fateh Sagar and Pichola Lakes in the city of Udaipur.

The Palace is named Sajjangarh after Maharana Sajjan Singh (1874-1884) of the Mewar Dynasty, who built it in 1884 AD. He was the 72nd ruler of the Mewar Dynasty. The Place reflects the rich cultural and history of Mewar Kingdom. It was built primarily to watch the monsoon clouds; hence, it is popularly known as Monsoon Palace.

The palace, built with white marble, is located on Bansdara peak of the Aravalli hill range at an altitude of 944 m (3100 feet). The intention of Maharana Sajjan Singh was to build a nine storey complex, basically as an astronomical center and to keep track of the movement of monsoon clouds in the area surrounding the palace, and also to provide employment to people. .....

Historical & Heritage

Duration of visit: 1-2 Hours
Timings: 11 AM to 7 PM
Entry Fee: Rs. 30 for Indians and Rs. 50 for Foreigners

At a distance of 8.5 km from Udaipur City Railway Station and 7 km from Sajjangarh, Shilpgram is a rural arts and crafts complex situated near Havala village in Udaipur city. Also known as The Craft Village or The Artisan's Village, Shilpgram is one of the best places to visit in Udaipur.

Inaugurated by Rajiv Gandhi in 1989, the rural arts and crafts complex is spread over an undulating terrain of 70-acres of land and is surrounded by Aravali mountain range. Shilpgram is an ethnographic museum that depicts the lifestyles of the folk and tribal people of the region. The main purpose of setting up Shilpgram is to increase the knowledge and awareness of the rural arts and crafts for the younger generation. The center witnesses several workshops specially conducted for children who are interested in learning arts, crafts, music and theatre.

The Complex has an open air Amphitheatre with a seating capacity .....

Park

Duration of visit: 30 Mins
Timings: 9 AM to 5 PM
Entry Fee: Rs. 5 for person

At a distance of 6 km from Udaipur City Railway Station and 6 km from City Palace, Sahelion Ki Bari or Garden of Maidens is a major garden located on the banks of Fateh Sagar Lake in Udaipur.

Sahelion Ki Bari was built by Maharana Sangram Singh in the 18th century. The garden was laid for a group of 48 young women attendants who accompanied a princess to Udaipur as part of her dowry. The king wanted a separate area for them, where they could spend their time leisurely. This patterned garden used to be the popular relaxing spot of the royal ladies. The garden is also known as the 'Garden of the Maids of Honour' for the same reason.

The garden set below the embankment of the Fateh Sagar Lake has beautiful lotus pools, marble pavilions and elephant shaped fountains. These fountains are fed by the water of the lake gushing through ducts made for the purpose. Each water channel has its different sound and the blend of these sounds complement the atmosphere of the place. There is .....

Lake & Backwaters

Duration of visit: 1 Hour
Timings: 8 AM to 4.30 PM
Entry Fee: Rs. Rs 250 for person for Motor Boat and Rs. 400 for Speed Boat

At a distance of 6 km from Udaipur City Railway Station and 5 km from Udaipur City Palace, Fateh Sagar Lake is an artificial lake situated besides the entrance to Moti Magri Hill and to the north of Lake Pichola in Udaipur city of Rajasthan.

Named after Maharana Fateh Singh, Fateh Sagar Lake was initially constructed by Maharana Jai Singh in 1678 AD. However, after a span of 200 years, the earthen bund, which formed the lake, was washed away during floods. Thereafter, Maharana Fateh Singh built the Connaught Dam on the Lake to mark the visit of Duke of Connaught, son of Queen Victoria in 1888 AD. The dam enlarged the lake and was later renamed as Fateh Sagar Lake.

It is one of the four beautiful lakes in the city, the other three being the Lake Pichola, Udai Sagar Lake, and Dhebar Lake or Jaisamand Lake. Fateh Sagar is 2.4 km length, 1.6 km width and 11.5 meter in depth. During the monsoons, the lake covers the total area of .....

Overnight Stay in Udaipur

DAY 3 : KUMBHALGARH

Resume Udaipur Sightseeing

Historical & Heritage

Duration of visit: 2-3 Hours
Timings: 8 AM to 6 PM, Light & Sound Show: 6 PM to 7 PM
Entry Fee: Rs. 15 for Indians, Rs. 200 for Foreigners, Light & Sound Show: Rs. 75 for Adults & Rs. 40 for Child from Monday to Friday, Rs. 100 for Adults and Rs. 50 for Child on weekends.

At a distance of 500 m from Kumbhalgarh Bus Stop, Kumbhalgarh is an ancient hill fort situated at Kumbhalgarh in Rajsamand district of Rajasthan. It is the second most important fort of Rajasthan after Chittorgarh. Kumbhalgarh is one of the top heritage places in Rajasthan and also one of the popular places to visit as part of Udaipur trip.

Kumbhalgarh Fort is a Mewar fortress built by Rana Kumbha between 1443 AD and 1458 AD under the supervision of famous architect Mandan. The fort was constructed on the site of an older castle ascribed to Samprati, a Jaina prince of the 2nd century BC. Kumbhalgarh is also the birthplace of Maharana Pratap, the great king and warrior of Mewar. Although Kumbhalgarh was built in the 15th century it was extended during the 19th century.

The Fort was designed by Rana Kumbha keeping the defensive aspect of the fort in his mind. Encircled by thirteen elevated mountain peaks, the fort is constructed on the top most ridges around 3, 500 feet above .....

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