Udaipur City Guide- A Luxury Honeymoon Destination For Travelers

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Planning a trip to India for your honeymoon? Look no further than the country’s most romantic city—Udaipur.

The historical capital of the kingdom of Mewar, “the city of lakes” Udaipur is located in the northern Indian state of Rajasthan (the “land of rajas”) and is also affectionately known as “the Venice of the east” due to its many picturesque lakes.

Nestled in the lush green Aravalli hills that crisscross across India’s largest state, Udaipur is famous for its lavish palaces, exciting festivals, artistic heritage, rich history, and palace-turned-luxury-heritage-hotels, splendid temples, folk music, and warrior Mewari culture.

Lake Pichola, the largest and most beautiful of all the seven major lakes in the city, is the heart and soul of the city. Much of the life in the city revolves around this picturesque body. Some world-class heritage palace hotels that are a big hit with honeymooners from all over India and beyond are located on its banks.

Read on to learn more about this amazing city.

How To Get There

By Air

Udaipur is located 676 km southwest of the country’s capital, Delhi, and 396 km south of Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan.

The best and fastest way to get to the city is to fly to New Delhi or Mumbai and take an internal flight to the Udaipur airport, which receives frequent flights from major airlines. Or, if you plan on doing some sightseeing in Delhi or Jaipur first, you can catch a domestic flight from these cities.

By Road

Another way to get to the city is by driving from the “pink city” of Jaipur. The road is smooth, and it takes you around 6 and a half hours to cover the 396 km journey. You can take a bus or hire a private tax.

By Train

Udaipur is also connected with the rest of India by a network of trains. Be sure to avoid local trains and book your ticket through a fast express train like the Mewar Express or the Chitak Express.

The Perfect Experiences for Honeymooners In Udaipur

Now that we know how to get to Udaipur let us look at some of the best experiences you can enjoy on your honeymoon tour.

A romantic Private Boat Ride In Lake Pichola

Do not miss out on a romantic boat ride in the serene lake Pichola. You get splendid views of the beautiful landscape of the city, as well as the surrounding Aravalli hills.

Watching the sunset over the hills and the city aboard a private ship is one experience that you won’t forget.

A Heritage Tour Of The City

If you or your better half is into art and architecture, then a guided heritage tour of the city is a must for you. The old city center is filled with gorgeous palaces, exquisite havelis (chateau/mansions), temples, and other historical attractions.

We recommend that you check out landmarks like the city palace, Jag Mandir Temple, Jagdish Temple, Saheliyon Ki Bari Garden, and the vintage car museum.

Staying at Mewari Palace

After the independence of India, like the other 21 states of Rajasthan, the kingdom of Mewar was merged into the Indian union as well, bringing the “princely era” patronized by the British Empire to an official end.

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Many of the palaces of these princely states were subsequently turned into heritage hotels by the royal families, offering visitors from around the world a glimpse of the royal way of life. It is recommended that you check into a heritage palace hotel in Udaipur.

Explore The Majestic City Palace With Your Better Half

Built for the Maharana and Maharanis, the city palace of Udaipur is a wide artistic blend of indo-saracenic and Mewari traditions. Built in the mid-16th century, it lies on the eastern banks of Lake Pichola and is one of the city’s most visited destinations.

Other key Udaipur attractions like the Jagdish temple, Lake Palace, Monsoon Palace, and Jag Mandir are within walking distance from this palace.

A Candle-Lite Romantic Dinner At A Private Heritage Haveli

A haveli is the Rajasthani answer to the European castles. These aesthetically pleasing buildings were built by royalty, noblemen, aristocrats, rich traders, and generals. Many now house heritage hotels and restaurants.

A candle-lit dinner in the courtyard of a haveli is an enchanting romantic experience.

Vintage Car Cruise In The Old City

The maharajas of Rajasthan, much like the Hollywood celebrities of the early 20th century, liked to show off their vintage cars.

You can now waltz around the city in a princely-era vintage car with the love of your life.

7 Bicycle Tour In The Countryside

It is often said that the real essence of India resides in its countryside. A bicycle ride into the villages is a fine way to immerse yourself in the local culture, get to meet and see the people, explore their way of life, and partake in a unique cultural learning experience.

Watch A Ghoomar Performance

Rajasthan is known for its folk music and dances. Jaipur has the Kathak dance, Jaisalmer, “the golden city” (located out in the Thar desert), has its Kalbeliya dance, the Shekhwati region has the Kachchi ghodi dance, and the Bhat community is famed for its Kathputli (puppetry) dance.

These folk dances are an integral part of the cultural life in the region. However, there is no other dance that is as electrifying and legendary as Udaipur’s Groomer, which has also been featured in some of Hollywood’s legendary songs over the decades.

You have to watch it!

The Perfect Time to Visit Udaipur

The best time to visit the region is in winter (October-march). Given that Rajasthan is mostly arid with the mighty thar desert surrounding it, the winter is actually a very pleasant affair with mild temperatures (ranging from 10° c to 27 °c), clear blue sky, and almost no fog (which fogs other regions of north india during this time of the year).

Luxuryindiatour.com recommends that you visit during this time of the year. The summer (April July) gets quite intense with the mercury reaching over 40 °c. Monsoon is not as biblically wet as the rest of India, but it does get quite humid, and it rains a lot, making outdoor sightseeing harder.

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Now that we have covered the best experiences and other important details of your dream honeymoon, let’s look at a few frequently asked questions.

Frequently Asked Questions About Udaipur

How Many Days Do We Need To Explore Udaipur?

Given that you’ll be visiting your honeymoon, it is advisable to drop anchor, take it slow, and enjoy everything. It is up to you to decide how many days you want to spend, but we advise a minimum of 3-4 days.

What Are The Must-See Cultural Attractions Of Udaipur?

Here are the attractions that you do not miss out on:

City palace: residence of the Maharaja of Udaipur.

– Lake Palace: now a heritage hotel, the Lake Palace is located in the middle of Lake Pichola.

Saheliyon ki bari “Garden of the Queen’s handmaidens”

– Jagdish temple.

– Jagmandir temple.

How Should I Plan My Honeymoon Trip To Udaipur?

For the sake of safety, comfort, and security, it is recommended that you invest in a private and bespoke tour with a reputable tour operator that takes care of all the nitty-gritty of your tour while you focus on making the most of your experience, and it makes it memorable for your significant other.

But we do recommend that you keep a few things in mind and insist that the tour operator arranges these experiences for you:

– Stay in a Udaipuri heritage palace: we recommend the Lake Palace Hotel (Jag Niwas Palace). Other contemporary 5-star hotels that you can look up are the Oberoi Udaivilas, the Leela Palace, raffles, and Raas (devigarh).

– A romantic boat ride in the lake palace to watch the sunset.

– Guided heritage tour of the city.

– A tour of the city palace.

– A trip to the countryside.

– An Udaipur fine-dining experience at a heritage haveli.

– An escapade to the countryside.

– An Ayurveda spa therapy session (most 5-star hotels have an in-house spa).

– Lastly, make sure that your journey to Udaipur is comfortable. Book a direct flight or overnight high-speed train from Delhi or Jaipur.