Honeymoon in Udaipur
Udaipur – the city of lakes, palaces, monuments, mansions and gardens – is considered to be one of India’s most romantic cities. This magical city gives the feel of a medieval town and it seems as if time has come to a standstill. Surrounded by low Aravali hills, Udaipur is the bastion of Rajasthani culture and its forts and palaces are full of tales of bravery and valour. Udaipur’s quaint old-world feel, colourful streets, and matchless tranquil setting all combine together to give this place a unique character.
Lake Pichola is the most prominent landmark of Udaipur. Surrounded by grey-blue mountains, when the lake is brimming with water, it is a sight to behold! Enjoying a picturesque boat cruise along Lake Pichola, and watching the sunset against Udaipur’s illuminated skyline dotted with mansions, is one of the most romantic activities you can ever indulge in.
The City Palace, founded by Maharaja Udai Singh in the 16 Century, is a huge conglomeration of palaces built over a period of 400 years. The complex is an epitome of elegant Rajputana architecture.
Haldighati, the place immortalized by the legendary Rajputana King Maharana Pratap, is located at a distance of 40 km from Udaipur. The famous battle between Akbar and Maharana Pratap was fought here in 1576. Today, the place has a museum depicting the scenes of the battle.
Kumbhalgarh fort, located at 2 hour drive from Udaipur, offers panoramic views of the dusty plains of Marwar. The fort is perched at an altitude of 6233 ft with massive 20-foot-thick outer wall. Wildlife lovers can also explore the pristine Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary.
Located at 100 km from Udaipur is the town of Ranakpur, which is famous for its exquisitely carved Jain Temples. The temples are gloriously sculptured in white marble and stand amidst the backdrop of green hills. The intricate ornamentation and carving that is there in the temples is to be seen to be believed.
Udaipur is famous for its sumptuous Rajasthani food and you can’t afford to give it a miss. Ambrai is a scenic restaurant, located across the City Palace at the lake-shore- level. The place has a bar and serves delicious Rajasthani cuisine. Jagat Niwas Palace is a rooftop restaurant with superb lake views and offers a perfect setting for candle-light dinner.
The narrow lanes of Udaipur are a shopper’s delight. You can shop for artefacts, crafts, miniature paintings, silver jewellery, handmade paper, papier-mache, and block-printed clothes.
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