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COVID-19 : UDAIPUR is in Orange Zone
Last Updated: 24 Oct 2020
Latest Information on Travelling to UDAIPUR?

Entry is allowed from all domestic states in India.

  • Installation of Arogya Setu app is mandatory for travel.
  • Lockdown in containment zones shall remain till 31st of August
  • Night curfew has been lifted in Udaipur
  • No restrictions on inter-state and intra-state travel. (Pass required for interstate travel)
  • Health declaration certificates are needed for all passengers.
  • Thermal screening is being conducted for all travelers to Udaipur.
  • COVID-19 screening to be done for symptomatic passengers.
  • Travellers with COVID-19 symptoms will be quarantined at the nearest health facility.

The airport in Udaipur is known as the Maharana Pratap Airport or Dabok Airport. It has regular flights from Jaipur, Delhi, Kolkata, Indore and other destinations.


Special train is running from New Delhi (H Nizammudin to Udaipur city)


Regular buses ply from Delhi, Jaipur, Indore and Kota to Udaipur.

Local Transport

Local modes of transport like buses, taxis, trains, cab aggregators (Uber, Ola) and autorickshaws are allowed to function with proper steps of sanitization.

With hotels, resorts and other public places open for tourists, the government of Rajasthan has taken various steps to ensure that the tourists enjoy at Udaipur. Thrillophilia recommends additional precautions such as social distancing, wearing a mask and washing your hand regularly for your safety.

Lockdown guidelines revised to allow taxis in red zones in Rajasthan Updated: 24 Oct 2020

The Rajasthan government has revised the guidelines for COVID-19 lockdown 4.0 to allow taxis and auto rickshaws to operate in the red zones and opened parks for walking and exercising with some conditions. Read more.

Resorts and Hotels Open for Tourism in Udaipur Updated: 05 Sep 2020

Several resorts and hotels, like the Leela Palace Udaipur, Udai Kothi, The Oberoi Udaivillas and Taj Fateh Prakash Palace have begun operations with strict safety measures.

No e-pass required to visit Udaipur for intra-state travellers Updated: 05 Sep 2020

Visitors from Rajasthan do not need an e-pass to travel to Udaipur anymore. However, e-pass mandate remains in place for inter-state travellers.Read more.

Udaipur is known as a standout amongst the most romantic destinations of India and on occasion alluded to as the ‘Venice of the East’. Tourist Places in Udaipur has characteristic offerings with a loftiness increased by human exertion, to make it an unforgettable destination enchanting all the travelers.

Proffering an ideal mélange of culture, history and grandeur, the lovely city makes for the ideal vacation place. The lakes along with the palaces and forts offer the city a visual definition. 

Lake Pichola remains the number one attraction but Udaipur is blessed with a number of other gorgeous lakes that paint a postcard perfect picture for any tourist. The azure waters hemmed in by the lush hills of the Aravalis lend the right credentials to Udaipur for being called the ‘City of Lakes’. 

When you visit Udaipur and go on exploring the splendid city, there is no denying that it provides full justice on being called the 'Jewel of Mewar' exuding regal exquisiteness. Maharana Udai Singh II founded the city in the year 1559. This place is a prominent tourist destination of India and is noted for its rich culture, and tradition. 

The imperial city of Udaipur boasts of massive forts, beautiful palaces, art museums, well-laid gardens, architectural temples, colorful fairs and festivals. Some of the popular places to visit here include City Palace, Lake Pichola, Fateh Sagar Lake, Monsoon Palace, Saheliyon ki Bari, Jag Mahal, Jagdish Temple, Shilpagram, Gulab Bagh Zoo and so on.

Owing to its easy accessibility from all the major towns in India, Udaipur is a perfect destination for a surreal retreat. With an ideal amalgamation of laid back relaxation and daring adventures, the tourist places in Udaipur are certainly the most exciting when we talk about elegance and magnificence. The alluring beauty and the most stunning tourist attractions rightly makes Udaipur the most sought after holiday destination in India.
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People Also Ask About Udaipur

  1. Travel advice

    • Avoid travelling to this beautiful city in summer, because it is the hottest during this time.

    • Carry ethnic clothes, cameras, water bottles, cash in hand, and flat footwear when you visit Udaipur.

    • You can reach Udaipur by flight, bus, and train from various cities in India.

    • Always bargain when travelling in auto rickshaws and shopping, as they overprice the tourists.

    • It is best to take guided tours to visit places of interest in Udaipur. They come with the pickup and drop facility at the hotel.

    • Do not wear skimpy clothes when taking tours, as you will be started at.

    • Keep the dress code to causal and ethnic when in the city during daytime as well as partying at night.

    • You do not have a lot of water sports and outdoor activities to do in Udaipur, except for taking jeep safaris and trekking in a few areas.

    • If you are willing to go camping in the nearby places, carry backpacks with trekking and camping gear.

    • You will find budget hotels as well as luxurious resorts to stay at Udaipur.

    • You must always book accommodation prior to your travel to Udaipur.

    • The Maharana Pratap Airport is the airport 20 kilometers away from Udaipur, and you can reach here by flight from most of the cities in India.

  2. Drinking Laws

    You can get drunk in hotels, clubs, and bars. Udaipur is a conservative city. Do not ask for drinks at a restaurant if it is not in the menu. Most of the restaurants are vegetarian, and you must not drink while walking or taking tours in Udaipur.

  3. Recommended reads for destination

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    Udaipur Tourism

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    Things to do in Udaipur

    Books :

    Maharana: The Story of the Rulers of Udaipur by Brian Masters

  4. What is the best time to visit Udaipur?

    While planning on a visit to Udaipur, October to March offers the best period to visit though the area is pleasant throughout the year.

    Here is a month wise breakup for all seasons:


    November to February: 

    During this time one can enjoy the winter season as the maximum temperature during this time does not go beyond 30 degree Celsius and the minimum hovers around 12 degree Celsius.  This time is perfect for sightseeing and exploration.


    July to October: 

    This time constitute the monsoon season and you may find city more humid than the rest of the year but one can appreciate more lush green that accentuates the gorgeous natural surroundings.  This also happens to be the off season in Udaipur and an apt time for budget travelers to visit the city 


    March to June: 

    This time constitute the summers when days are hot with the maximum temperature ranging between 45 and 40 degree Celsius. Summers should be avoided, but travelers can still visit Udaipur as it's not as hot as compared to other parts of Rajasthan and West India and evenings are quite pleasant.

  5. How to reach Udaipur?

    The magnificent city of Udaipur can be reached in a number of ways.

    By Air

    The nearest airport in Udaipur is called the Maharana Pratap Airport which is situated about 20 kilometres away from the city center. It is well-connected by air to all major cities in India including Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Jaipur.

    By Bus

    There is a very well-established bus service network to Udaipur, linking it to several cities like Delhi, Jaipur, Indore, Kota and Ahmedabad, among others. There are a number of options when it comes to travelling by bus. These include deluxe buses, air-conditioned coaches and State-run transport.

    By Train

    Udaipur lies on a vast network of rail that connects it to major cities in India such as Jaipur, Delhi, Kolkata, Indore, Mumbai and Kota. Some of the popular trains that run daily are Mewar Express, Gwalior-Udaipur Express, Bandra-Udaipur SF Express, Chetak Express and Annanya Expres. 

  6. Which are the best places to visit in Udaipur?

    Often called the ‘Venice of East’, Udaipur has a plethora of places to visit with the most pleasant sights. Udaipur has natural offerings with a grandeur multiplied by human effort, to make it one of the most enchanting and memorable tourist destinations.

    Some popular places which you just can’t miss on your Udaipur trip are:

    • Lake Pichola-for an enchanting boat ride
    • City Palace-to appreciate the regal beauty
    • Fateh Sagar Lake-to enjoy the surreal waters
    • Sajjangarh Palace-for the most amazing hill top view
    • Doodh Talai Musical Garden- witness a spectacular sunset
    • Jaisamand Lake-nature’s real paradise
  7. What things can I do in Udaipur?

    Udaipur offers an array of activities for tourists who can enjoy the best time on their vacations. Often cited as one of the most romantic cities, Udaipur is a favorite among vacationers known for its grand celebrations, class functions, shopping, fort and palace tours, desert safaris etc.

    Some of the most recommended activities to do in Udaipur are

    • Visit the forts of Udaipur
    • Go on a sightseeing tour of the city
    • Visit the Udaipur City Palace
    • Explore the Udaipur Lake Palace
    • Paddle on the old city cycle tour
    • Go on a rural rumble cycling tour
    • Enjoy the bird’s eye view of Udaipur with helicopter joyride
    • Private Charter with Photography in Udaipur
    • Morwaniya to Badi Trek near Udaipur
    • Go for a heritage walk
    • Visit Ranakpur Jain temple
    • Go on a helicopter excursion in Haldighati
    • Enjoy horse riding
    • Go for shopping in Udaipur
    • Visit the Udaipur Solar Observatory
    • Sound and Light Show at Kumbhalgarh Fort
  8. Which are some best resorts to stay in Udaipur?

    Tourists can find some of the most luxurious and exquisite resorts in Udaipur. Famous for their gracious hospitality and regal decorations, most resorts provide the vacationers a royal affair which one cannot forget anytime soon.

    Some of the best resorts in Udaipur are:

    • Chinar Villa
    • Tree of Life, Udaipur
    • Devi Garh by Lebua
    • The Ananta
    • The Oberoi Udaivillas
    • The Leela Palace Kempinski
    • Sheraton Udaipur Palace Resort & Spa
    • The Lalit Laxmi Vilas Palace
    • Taj Lake Palace
    • Udai Kothi
    • The Hotel Hilltop Palace
    • Ramada Udaipur Resort & Spa
    • Jagmandir Island Palace
    • Bhairav Garh Palace
    • Amantra
    • Boheda Palace
  9. Which are the best places to experience local cuisine in Udaipur?

    One can enjoy the most amazing Rajasthani cuisine at various restaurants in Udaipur. One can just not miss out the famous Dal Bati Choorma or Gatte ki Subzi. Also, do try out the famous Dalkachori, Mirchi kachori, Kachori Chaat and Rajasthani Thali incorporating all important elements of local cuisine.

    To spice up your taste buds, you can visit the following eateries on your Udaipur Tour-

    • Chandni
    • Ambrai
    • Jagat Niwas Palace Hotel
    • Lotus  Cafe
    • Udai Kothi
    • Mayur Rooftop Cafe
    • Natraj Hotel Dining Hall
    • Savage Garden
    • 1559 AD
    • The Oberoi Udaivilas
  10. What are the best public transport modes to commute around Udaipur?

    To commute around Udaipur, one can find various modes of transportation which are both convenient and easily accessible. If you are touring the city, you can hire taxi/cab as per your preference, comfort and luxury. Other popular means include tongas, Auto-rickshaws and Three-wheelers which are cheap but you will need to haggle with the drivers. Udaipur also offers a reasonably good bus service and city buses are the most common means of transport used by people. However to add some twist to your trip, one can embark on exploring Udaipur on a bicycle too.

  11. What are the best places of shopping in Udaipur?

    One of the most exciting activities to do in Udaipur is to go for shopping and buy some unique Rajasthani handicrafts. Some popular things one can spot in the shops include are precious stones jewelry, bright colorful textiles, paintings, sculptures etc. You can also find some gorgeous pieces to decorate your home like fine marble floorings, paintings in semi-precious stones, antique wooden furniture, jharokhas, lovely statues etc.

    The most popular places to splurge your money while shopping in Udaipur are:

    • Hathi Pol Bazaar
    • Bada Bazaar
    • Chetak Circle
    • Bapu Bazaar
    • Shilpgram
    • Rajasthali
    • Sadhna Emporium
    • Lake Palace Road
    • Jagdish Temple Street
    • Clock Tower
  12. Which are some famous forts and palaces in Udaipur?

    Udaipur has a number of forts and palaces located in its vicinity, which portrays the true essence of lavishness and regal nature of Mewar culture. Displaying some marvelous architecture and being a witness of the royal era, these places stand as a pride of Udaipur.

    Following famous forts and palaces in Udaipur are counted as the top tourist places to visit in Rajasthan:

    • City Palace
    • Fateh Prakash Palace
    • Lake Palace
    • Kumbhalgarh Fort
    • Shiv Nivas Palace
    • Chittorgarh Fort
  13. Why Udaipur is known as Lakes City? How many lakes are there in Udaipur?

    This city is rightly called the Lakes City as the lakes are regarded as the prime sightseeing destinations of Udaipur. The lakes of the city being interconnected form a lake system which supports and sustains the entire city. The city derives most of its beauty from these fascinating blue waters surrounded by palaces and forts.

    Lake Pichola, Fateh Sagar Lake, Udai Sagar Lake, Rajsamand Lake and Jaisamand Lake (Dhebar) are the five major lakes of Udaipur. Apart from these lakes Doodh Talai, Jiyan Sagar and Swaroop Sagar are other small lakes that form the part of watercourses in Udaipur.

  14. What are some romantic experiences in Udaipur for honeymoon?

    With its regal ambience and air of tranquility, Udaipur offers one of its kind romantic getaways for honeymooners. Along with the majestic forts and gardens and a setting which seems to be just out of a story book, Udaipur is one of the most romantic cities in India.

    So if you wish to spend some enthralling moments on your honeymoon which you can look back and cherish with your better half, Udaipur is the perfect place to be.

    Some romantic experiences which you should look forward to when on your romantic trip to Udaipur are:

    • See the spectacular sunset from Sunset Terrace at Fateh Prakash Palace
    • Go on a romantic boat ride in Lake Pichola
    • Spend some romantic moments on a date night at Ambrai
    • Engage in safari on the camel-Ship of desert
    • Enjoy a bird’s eye view of Jaipur with paragliding
    • Attend the Mewar Light and Sound Show at Manek Chowk
    • Revisit the heritage legacy of the city with historical attractions
    • Enjoy the peaceful countryside and explore Shilpgram
  15. Where can we go for horseback safari in Udaipur?

    Horseback safari is a popular activity which you can partake in when you are visiting Udaipur. It provides an excellent chance to explore the countryside and ride through the fascinating landscape of the region.  On horseback, you can visit small villages and discover the Aravalli Mountains which surround Udaipur.

    Some places to go for horseback safari in Udaipur are:

    Princess Trails

    Pratap Country Inn

    Krishna Ranch

  16. Where can we go for wildlife safari in and around Udaipur?

    Get an adrenaline rush by engaging in a wildlife safari in Udaipur. With some amazing wildlife sanctuaries located in the vicinity, Udaipur a natural abode to diverse flora and fauna. For an offbeat adventure, one can try out a day excursion in and around Udaipur by going on a wildlife safari.

    Some popular places that offer wildlife safari here are:

    • Kumbhalgarh Sanctuary: Here one can find different species like Leopards, Hyena, Jackal, Jungle Cat, Sambhar, Chinkara, Peacock, Doves, Kingfishers etc.
    • Sajjangarh Wildlife Sanctuary: The sanctuary has many wild animals like Panther, Sambhar, Chital, Jackal, Blue Bull etc.
    • Jaisamand Wildlife Sanctuary: You may find various species like Panther, Wild Boar, Deer and other Antelopes, Leopard, Jungle Cat, Hyena and Fox etc.
    • Baghdara Nature Park: The reserve has a lake and offer home for Crocodiles. Baghdara is famous for the Crocodile Breeding Project of Rajasthan. 
    • Sita Mata Wildlife Sanctuary:  The bio-diversity found in the Sita Mata Jungle boasts of 121 species of plants, 24 species of trees, 275 species of birds, and 54 species of mammals and reptiles.
  17. How far is Kumbhalgarh from Udaipur? What places we can see in Kumbhalgarh?

    Kumbhalgarh is a city in the Rajsamand District of Rajasthan located 102 km west of Udaipur. You can reach Kumbhalgarh from Udaipur with the help of a private cab by road.

    Kumbhalgarh is a paradise for photographers and people who wish to indulge in an exciting jungle safari. On the off change, you can also engage in trekking to Kumbhalgarh Fort with your family or friends for some adventure.

    The most exciting places to visit in Kumbhalgarh are:

    • Kumbhalgarh Fort
    • Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary
    • Mammadev Temple
    • Badal Mahal
    • Neelkanth Mahadeo Temple
    • Vedi Temple
    • Ranakpur Jain Temple
    • Muchchal Mahavir Temple
    • Parshuram Temple
  18. How far is Haldighati from Udaipur? What’s so special about it?

    Haldighati is a mountain pass in the Aravalli Range of Rajasthan in western India which connects Rajsamand and Pali districts. The pass is located at a distance of 40 kilometres from Udaipur.


    Due to the turmeric color of the mountains, these are called Haldi-Ghati. Haldighati is a famous historical site known for the gallantry of Maharana Pratap which makes it special when speaking in the historical context of the country. If you are interested in historic battles and heroic deeds of the courageous soldiers, then Haldighati is the perfect place to visit. Haldighati is a significant historical site that observed the battle of 1576 between Rana Pratap Singh of Mewar and Raja Man Singh of Amber.

  19. How far is Chittorgarh from Udaipur? What all we can see in Chittorgarh?

    Known for being the home to the largest fort in India and the capital of erstwhile Mewar, Chittorgarh is located at a distance of 112 kilometers from Udaipur. You can easily traverse the distance from Udaipur to Chittorgarh with the help of a private cab, bus or train.

    Chittorgarh is famous for its beautiful forts and temples exuding a rich cultural heritage. Being a subject matter of numerous folklores in India, the city of Chittorgarh is a magnificent princely jaunt to explore the remnants of history.

    Some popular places to visit in Chittorgarh are:

    • Chittorgarh Fort
    • Vijay Stambh
    • Gau Mukh Kund
    • Maha Sati
    • Kirti Stambh
    • Rana Kumbha’s Palace
    • Fateh Prakash Palace
    • Kalika Mata Temple
    • Shyama Temple