Explore Tourism In Udaipur And Shopping In The City

The many burdens that modern life and the work place put on us, can easily make many professionals today tired and wishing for a break from all this. These days, it is difficult to get a break pieced up, but it is always recommended to go on a holiday at least once every year. The best way to loosen ourselves up is certainly a nice vacation. They are the best way to unwind ourselves and relax, and give some rest to our body and mind, to keep them performing well.

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About Tourism In Udaipur

Udaipur is one of the most popular tourist destinations in India, and is known for its many historical places and natural beauty. This is a city where many tourists come to during the holidays.Udaipur has a long and varied history to boast of, and many great empires and dynasties have ruled this city, leaving behind their influence in the city’s regal and flamboyant culture.

Making a great holiday destination, the Udaipur tourism scene has many factors that contribute to making it so. There are quite a lot ofawe-inspiring historical places and monuments in Udaipur that are a peek into the city’s rich history. When it comes to shopping, Udaipur is a great destination as well.

Shopping Places In Udaipur

One can get some excellent shopping done here in Udaipur, especially for traditional items and souvenirs. Some of the city’s best shopping places are:

Hathi Pol Bazaar

If you’re artistically inclined, or are looking for decorations for your home, this is the best place to visit in Udaipur. One can find many beautiful paintings from artists who are doing business here. One should certainly visit this art market.

Bada Bazaar

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Bada Bazaar

This is the go-to place when it comes to traditional Rajasthani items. From potpourri to decorations to rich Rajasthani apparel, it has it all in the many shops and showrooms here. Tourists in the city shouldn’t miss out on this market.

Tourists holidaying Udaipur, who want to do some shopping here, can visit many of the malls in the city. For souvenirs of their trip and indigenous Rajasthani items, one can visit the many local street markets.Another think to look out for here is the cuisine of the city. The cuisine of Rajasthan is known for its simplicity, but excellent flavours, and one should taste this delicious cuisine while in Udaipur.One can try out the cuisine in one of the many traditional Rajasthani eateries in town.

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Millions of tourists come into this city every year, and thus Udaipur has a solid connection to all other cities in the country. To handle this traffic of tourists, there are a lot of trains and flights going to and from Udaipur to other places in India. Many airlines operate flights on this route, and Indian Railways has a good number of trains passing through the city as well. Passengers can also choose to take a bus or cab from nearby places. This makes Udaipur an easily reachable place, and gives passengers a lot of options to travel here as well.

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Reminiscing The Royal History

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There wouldn’t be another city in India that has so much historic reminiscent in it other than the city of Udaipur in the state of Rajasthan. From palaces to memorials, the city is filled with royal architecture. Many of these structures have been taken over by Hotel groups, but however, remain the same transcendent beauty.

Here are a few places that your Udaipur Tourism must have.

1. City Palace

Built in over 400 years by the rulers of the Mewar dynasty, coinciding with the establishment of the city by King Udai Singh II. The architecture showcases great mixture of both Rajasthani and Mughal styles, the building is still considered the largest in its style in the country. A little less than 5 km away from the main city, the flamboyant palace stands at an area of 5 acres as a symbolic representation of the royalty of the city of Udaipur. This is the crown jewel of Udaipur tourism.

Timing – 9:30 am – 5:30 pm

2. Jagdish Temple

A two storey mandapa temple built on a tall terrace; it was completed in the year, 1651, with Lord Jagdish as the main deity. It is the highest structure in all of Udaipur and the spire of the temples is said to overlook the entire city of Udaipur. It is located in the vicinity of the city palace.

Jagdish Temple

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Timings – 4:15 am – 1 pm and again at 5:15pm to 8 pm

3. Lake Pichola

Lake Pichola is an artificial lake made in the late 1300 AD and was named after the nearby village of Picholi. The view from the lake is just mesmerizing. A boat ride across the lake gives a clear view of both, the city palace and the Jagdish temple. If you want to make it more special, take a boat ride at the time of sunset and enjoy the sun sinking in to the lake Pichola.

4. Monsoon Palace

The grandeur of the rulers of Udaipur is represented in the form of the Monsoon Palace that is about 11 kilometres from the main city. Luxury at its best is no exaggeration when the grandeur of the palace is to be described. It was built by the Mewar dynasty for its rulers to stay during the monsoon season. The highest level of the palace offers breath taking views of the entirety of Udaipur and its lakes. Udaipur tourism is incomplete without a mention of this palace.

Monsoon Palace

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Timings- 10 am – 6pm

5. Ahar Cenotaphs

The Mewar dynasty that ruled the land of Rajasthan for centuries together had the tradition of building memorials for each Mewar king. These memorials are called Ahar. Ahar currently has over 250 cenotaphs of different Mewar kings and were built 350 years ago. The cenotaphs all have a designed dome structure on top of it.

6. Moti Magri

Moti Magri is the structure built commemorating the bravery of the Rajput hero, Maharana Pratap Singh. The memorial was erected to celebrate the brave heart that fought and won many battles for is country and it has a bronze statue of Maharana Pratap and the whole structure overlooks the Fateh Sagar Lake.

Moti Magri

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