Udaipur is also known to us as “The City of Lakes.” This small city is surrounded by the beautiful Aravalli Hills in all four directions and is known as the ‘Venice of the East’. Being generously gifted in natural beauty, grand temples and marvellous architecture, making this city in Rajasthan a must-visit tourist destination for every traveller and we make sure that you see the most of it with our one day Udaipur local sightseeing tour by car.
Although already adorned with a valley and surrounded by four lakes, Udaipur’s natural bounty is multiplied by centuries of human effort that has given this city some of the most beautiful palaces in the world.
The entire city’s architecture may leave you overwhelmed, but is the Lake Palace Hotel that defines the skyline of the city. The revered Nathdwara Temple is only about 60 KM from Udaipur and is worth a visit too.
Beautiful forts, palaces and temples and home to some of the best hotels and resorts in the world, Udaipur also serves as a perfect location for destination weddings. It is also a great place to visit for hippies, backpackers and nature lovers.
Package Glimpse of 1 Day Udaipur Local Sightseeing Tour by Cab
Udaipur experiences peak tourist influx from October to March. This city is normally avoided during summer months due to unfavorably hot climate. In your one day Udaipur tour, you will be visiting Jagdish Temple, City Palace, Lake Pichola, Taj Lake Palace, Fateh Sagar Lake, Jag Mandir Palace, Saheliyon ki Bari and Bagore Haveli.
Our one day sightseeing tour package is time and cost efficient and brings you cabs that are empowered with GPS, AC, ample leg room and comfortable seats. With us, you will not have to worry about overtime charge and hidden fees.
In your one day Udaipur tour by car, you’ll be visiting :
- Must Do:: Click some close-up photographs of the gorgeous carvings on the walls
Our one day Udaipur city tour starts with Jagdish Temple, which is dedicated to the guardian of the universe, Lord Vishnu. This grand temple stands in the City Palace Complex. The entrance to this majestic temple is seen from the Bara Pol of the City Palace.
Jagdish Temple has been constructed in the Indo-Aryan style of architecture. This temple was built in the year 1651 under the patronage of Maharana Jagat Singh, who was the king of Udaipur at that time. Two massive elephants made out of stone greet visitors at the gateway.
A short flight up the marble staircase will take you to the main shrine, where you will find a brass figure of Garuda, guarding the doorway of Lord Vishnu. The main shrine houses the striking four-armed statue of Lord Vishnu, that has been carved out of a single piece of black stone.
The chief shrine of Lord Jagdish is centrally located, surrounded by four smaller shrines. These smaller shrines are devoted to Lord Ganesha, the Sun God, Goddess Shakti and Lord Shiva respectively. Gorgeous statuettes, amazing carvings and an air of serenity make this temple a hot favourite among the spirituals.
- Must Do:: Spend some time in the hanging gardens and enjoy the serene atmosphere, that has been preserved for ages.
Perched on the banks of Lake Pichola, City Palace in Udaipur qualifies as the largest royal complex in Rajasthan and you will be stopping her for a while in the private tour by car.
This splendid palace was built in the year 1559 by Maharana Uday Singh. The palace was further reconstructed and beautified by Uday Singh’s successors, who added numerous structures to the original complex. The Palace now has a mixture of Mahals, courtyards, pavilions, corridors, terraces, rooms and hanging gardens.
This grand monument made of granite and marble adds a picturesque contrast to its quiet natural surroundings of the Aravalli Hills. The insides of the palace are opulently decorated with elaborate art and traditional decorative work. Graceful balconies, tall towers and domes also add grandeur the complex.
The entrance to the complex has an elephant gate, known as Hati Pol. Hati Pol is followed by a Bari Pol and Tripoli. The Mahals have now been transformed into museums.
The Udaipur City Palace has 11 delightful palaces and almost all of these have been turned into galleries now. Amar Vilas is the highest point in the palace from where you can see the hanging gardens.
- Must Do:: Have a cup of tea here while you take a walk as the lake delights you with the marvellous sight of its waters!
Lake Pichola is an artificial lake located in the heart of Udaipur city. This is the oldest and one of the largest lakes in the city and the best way to visit is with our one day trip by private car.
Lake Pichola hosts thousands of tourists every year because of its serenity and beauty. Skirted by mighty hills, heritage monuments and bathing ghats, it is an ideal destination for photography and nature lovers.
A visit to Lake Pichola must be accompanied by a boat ride, especially during dawn. In the evening the entire place is bathed in gold by the setting sun and the ambience is incredibly romantic.
The beautiful City Palace extends along the eastern banks while Mohan Mandir is situated in the north-east corner. The renowned Lake Palace sits perfectly perched in the middle, and Jag Mandir is located on the Jag Island.
- Must Do:: Take a lake trip on the traditional barge reserved for exclusive parties.
Udaipur’s 250-year old Taj Lake Palace is a testament to serenity and magnificence. The superb white marble palace appears to be afloat on the still waters of Lake Pichola and was built in the 18th Century by Maharana Jagat Singh II.
This hotel can only be reached by boat. 83 beautifully decorated guest rooms and suites with marvellous views overlooking the lake and the Aravalli Hills have been charming guests from all over the world. Rooms are ornamented with stylish antique artefacts, furniture and glass mosaics lending the place a regal aura.
The Lily Pond Courtyard is the perfect place for outdoor dinners and themed events are conducted on Mewar Terrace. Despite being on its own small island, Taj Lake Palace offers plenty of facilities such as swimming pool, Jiva spa and two restaurants offering both Indian and international cuisine.
This property is perhaps Rajasthan’s most iconic hotel and an incredible choice to experience Udaipur in style and luxury. It is the most magnificent spot in our private sightseeing tour!
- Must Do:: You could laze around and enjoy the scenic beauty of this lake or try your hand at boating and other water sports that have been made available here for the visitors.
Fateh Sagar Lake is surrounded by the Aravalli Hills and is the second largest artificial lake in Udaipur. You may go around the circumference of the Fateh Sagar Lake by driving on the Moti Magri Road and get a fantastic view of the entire lake along this road with our 1 day Udaipur local city tour by car.
The Fateh Sagar Lake is spread over an area of one square kilometre and is divided into three different islands. The largest of these is called the Nehru Park and which has a boat-shaped restaurant and a small zoo for kids. It also serves as a famous picnic spot. The second island also has a public park but with water-jet fountains.
The third island contains the famous solar observing site, the Udaipur Solar Observatory. The tranquillity and beauty of its blue waters have made Fateh Sagar Lake one of the most popular weekend destinations and is a must visit for anyone visiting Udaipur.
- Must Do:: Darikhana restaurant in the Jag Mandir is an excellent place to taste authentic Rajasthani cuisine.
One of the most beautifully constructed palaces in Udaipur, Lake Garden Palace is also known as Jag Mandir and we will be visiting it as part of the Udaipur local sightseeing package.
Jag Mandir hangs in the middle of Lake Pichola. Home to some stunning structures, this palace also includes a garden wherein you will spot some of the most exotic flora. Jag Mandir used to serve as the summer resorts of kings of Mewar. This magnificent monument was built by the members of the Sisodia dynasty.
The entrance to Jag Mandir is adorned with life-size elephants made of marble. The museum of Jag Mandir displays and holds some of the most important artefacts of the Mewar dynasty and culture.
The Bara Pattharon Ka Mahal, the Zenana Mahal and the Kunwar Pada ka Mahal inside Jag Mandir must be visited by every tourist. Gul Mahal in Jag Mandir was first built in 1551. Subsequent beautification was done by Maharana Jagat Singh.
- Must Do:: Visit the museum that exhibits an impressive collection of royal artefacts that commemorate the bygone years.
Saheliyon Ki Bari is a beautiful garden which also serves as a popular tourist spot of our Udaipur 1 day trip. The garden is celebrated for its lush green lawns, marble art and fountains. This famous garden is located on the banks of Fateh Sagar Lake and was built in the 18th century by Maharana Sangram Singh for the ladies of the royal family.
The terrific architecture of the garden offers a mind-blowing view of beautiful fountains erected in water pools, carved cubicles and marble elephants. The lotus pool and bird-fountains of this garden are also well-known.
Maharana Bhopal Singh subsequently built a pavilion of rain fountains. The main lake has four kiosks made of black marble and one white marble kiosk in the centre.
- Must Do:: Take a close look at the mural paintings as they depict important forms of local artwork.
Bagore ki Haveli was built in the 18th century beside Lake. Also known as ‘‘The Palace of Mirrors”, this palace is a brainchild of Amarchand Badwa. The walls of this haveli have been beautified by glasswork and mural paintings of the Mewar region.
This lavish haveli has hundreds of rooms which were built during the reigns of 4 kings of Mewar from 1751-1778. Although it used to be a private residence of the royal family until 1947, the haveli now functions as a museum and hosts music festivals throughout the year.
A quick trip to the city of lakes in the weekend is all you need to freshen up before you start a new week and we promise to bring you the best that Udaipur has to offer!