Udaipur is called the "Venice of the East" or "Venice of India", and when you see Lake Pichola, you'll understand why. It's very beautiful, especially when you come directly from the rougher/dirtier cities in India like Mumbai. The highlight for me was a boat...more
This is a must-see in Udaipur. It is a beautiful former palace that was converted into a Taj Hotel, and its main mystique is that it was built in the middle of Lake Pichola. Stunning and utterly luxurious!
This is a really cool spot to visit in Udaipur. It's a functioning temple in the middle of the main town area, so it's walkable from a lot of hotels. I loved the architecture and the detailed carvings on the temple walls. The shoe attendant (you have to remove your shoes to go inside temples in...more
This is a stop on the boat cruise around Lake Pichola, and it was featured in the James Bond movie "Octopussy." It's a very idyllic looking palace that is built in the middle of the lake, and there are some great photo ops from the inside looking out. If I had an Indian wedding, this is the...more
City Palace is a beautiful place to visit and a must-see while in Udaipur. We didn't actually do the interior tour of the palace, but just walking around the exterior was enough to know that it used to be a very grand place in its heyday. There is a great little café in the courtyard next to the...more
This is a very budget-friendly hotel that is very old-world charming. There is a great private courtyard with free wifi, as well as a beautiful pool and great little café on site. The staff were pretty helpful and the hotel is in a great location; all the major sites in Udaipur are easily walkable....more