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Places to Visit on a 2 Day Trip to Lake City – Udaipur

Udaipur two day trip is a great way to unwind and immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and the rich culture that Rajasthan has to offer. Udaipur is famously known as the ‘City of Lakes’ and rightly so. Prominent lakes and diverse landscapes engulf the city in every nook and corner. Udaipur is mesmerizing.

The city was the capital of the Mewar dynasty and was founded by Maharana Udai Singh II in the 16th century. The place brims of rich Rajputana culture and is made obvious by the vibe of the city.

Architecturally rich palaces, religious shrines, historic havelis, lip smacking street food and boat rides are some of the things that will help make your Udaipur day two trip awesome.

 Udaipur Two Day Trip: An Overview

Location Western India
State Rajasthan
Accessibility By Road, Rail and Air
Best Time to Visit July to November
Safety Very safe, use basic precautions
Cost Moderate
Food options Everything under the sun is available, however one must try the street food
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Udaipur is rightly known as the ‘Lake City’ of India

How to Reach Udaipur ?

As a travel destination, Udaipur is pretty well connected with all major cities in India and even outside. For your Udaipur two day trip, you can take any 3 of the following modes –

By Road

You can take a bus from any major city near Udaipur. The frequency of inter state buses is also very high.

By Train

Udaipur is well connected by trains. In addition to the normal trains, you can even take a ride in the luxurious ‘Palace on Wheels.’

By Plane

Udaipur has its own domestic airport. Flights by almost all major Indian airlines schedule to and fro Udaipur.

If you’re a traveler from outside India, you can board a plane to either New Delhi, Mumbai or Jaipur. From there board a connecting flight till Udaipur.

Top Places to Visit on your Udaipur Two Day Trip

If you’re short of time and have not more than 48 hours, it will be possible for you to easily cover the following places. They’re some of the best in the lake city of Udaipur –

 City Palace

The City Palace is located on the banks of Lake Pichola and a must visit on your Udaipur two day trip. It offers stunning architecture, post card like views of Lake Pichola and history of the royal family.

The palace has numerous rooms, hallways and is filled with artifacts. It’s best to hire a guide to help you make sense of it all or you may opt for the audio guide as an alternative.

One can easily spend couple of hours in the museum appreciating the historical significance of the various artifacts on display.

Ticket prices

For entry to the palace premises only –

Adults 30 INR
Children 15 INR

For entry to the museum –

Adults 250 INR

Timings for the museum –

9:30 AM To 5:30 PM (entry allowed till 4:30 PM)

 

Top Tip for visiting City Palace: There is a café within the palace, the food available is mediocre, highly priced and thus can be avoided.
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Cages displayed in the museum of City Palace

Lake Pichola

It is one of the 5 well-known lakes in Udaipur. Your Udaipur two day trip essentially should include a boat ride and what better way to indulge in one than on the waters of Lake Pichola.

The boat ride throws up some spectacular views of the nearby famous hotels such as the Udai Villas, Leela, Oberoi and of course the Lake palace hotel amongst the backdrop of the great Aravalli mountain range.

There is a stop over at Jag Mandir isle where one can see some more exquisite architecture and well maintained gardens.

You can also visit the restaurant on the isle to keep your tummy in check as you soak up the scenic views all around you.

Ticket price

Before mid day 400 INR
Evenings 700 INR
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One of the well known lakes of Udaipur – Lake Pichola

Fateh Sagar

No Udaipur two day trip can be deemed complete without visiting Fateh Sagar.  One can enjoy it, in its entirety by getting here early morning, preferably before sunrise. There is so much to witness here during early mornings.  People trickle in together in groups for their morning walks, jogs, cycle rides, exercises, swimming in the lake, laughter clubs and kayaking (not open for the public).

Also, there are benches facing the lake so if you are not in the mood to walk around you can enjoy the early morning tranquility and the chirping of the birds as the sun slowly basks upon the lake.

Although Fateh Sagar has umpteen numbers of eateries however, only few are open in the mornings to serve some scrumptious breakfast such as poha, kachori, tea, coffee and array of fresh vegetable and fruit juices.

To those of you who have a hard time getting up early, not to worry as Fateh Sagar by evening has a totally different charm to it. The eateries are open serving all kinds of fast food and beverages; people turn up with their families and friends, laze around munching on snacks till the wee hours. It’s truly a sight to behold and experience on your Udaipur two day trip.

Top Tip for visiting Fateh Sagar – Must try are the fresh kachoris in mornings and in evenings you can enjoy some really good cold or hot coffees served at a shop called Sai Sagar.

Another thing to do on your Udaipur two day trip would be to go cycling around Fateh Sagar and witness the magnificence of this majestic lake from various points. The cycles are free to hire, however you need to provide any government id.

In addition to the above, you also have boat rides including speedboats and jet skis plying throughout the day so if you need an adrenaline rush then this is a must do on your Udaipur two day trip.

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Enjoy a good sunset at Fateh Sagar

Bagore Ki Haveli

Another place to visit on your Udaipur two day trip is the evening cultural show at Bagore Ki Haveli, which will leave you in awe of the rich culture of Rajasthan. It’s an hour-long show with dance and song performances from various regions of Rajasthan and also includes a puppet show.

The showstopper is an old lady performing the folk dance with fervor, which will leave you speechless and truly make your visit here worthwhile.

Ticket price 150 INR
Timings 7 pm to 8 pm

 

Top Tip to visit Bagore ki Haveli– Try reaching early as the tickets are sold just 45 minutes prior to the show and the seats fill up quickly.

 

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An old painted door at Bagore ki Haveli

Sukhadia Circle Street Food

Udaipur two day trip is incomplete without trying some lip smacking Udaipur street food. The Sukhadia circle, which is a roundabout with a huge fountain, provides just that in addition to kiddy boat rides and camelback/ horseback rides.

One can find an array of food stalls serving dishes such as pav bhaji, dosas, noodles, chaats to desserts such as kulfis, faloodaas, rabri and much more. There is a designated area for sitting, where several waiters will be available to take your order and bring you the yummy food in a jiffy.

Tip: Must try is the Pav bhajji, samosa and the faloodaas.
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Try some lip smacking snacks at Sukhadia Food Circle

Budget Accommodations in Udaipur

Udaipur makes for a lovely destination for both backpackers as well as families. Also, its a very couple friendly location. Based on personal experience, I would suggest the following places for first time travelers to Udaipur.

They’re all reasonable with decent facilities. They will help you save money which can be utilized in exploring the city.

Go Stops Udaipur

  • Dorms available
  • Single rooms available
  • Free breakfast included
  • Free wifi

Starting price of stay per night is only 249 INR

Banjara Hostels

  • Dorms as well as single rooms available
  • Roof top terrace
  • Free breakfast included
  • Free wifi

Starting price of stay per night is only 399 INR

The Little Prince Heritage

  • Free breakfast included
  • Free wifi in common areas
  • Round trip airport shuttle
  • Free parking available

Starting price of stay per night is only 749 INR

Tuk Tuk Ride in Udaipur

Your Udaipur two day trip will not be deemed complete without a tuk tuk ride. A tuk tuk is basically a slightly enlarged version of an auto rickshaw.

Most of the drivers riding these vehicles are very courteous and knowledgeable people. They can even show you around if you don’t want to hire a guide.

Tuk tuk’s are by far the best way to explore Udaipur especially narrow alleys and uninhabited but beautiful places.

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How fun is it to explore the alleys of Udaipur on a ‘tuk-tuk’

What all to Shop on your Udaipur Two Day Trip ?

A perfect way to reminisce about your Udaipur two day trip other than all the photos snapped and memories made would be to buy some souvenirs. One can visit the Hathi pole market, Bapu Bazaar, Shilpgram and shop for hours. You can easily find traditional vibrant Rajasthani clothes to artworks and handicrafts.

Photography in Udaipur

Udaipur is a photographer’s delight and to encapsulate its surreal beauty one should visit some vantage points such as the Moti Magri near Fateh Sagar and Sajjan Garh palace, which is known to be the monsoon palace.

Both these spots besides having historical importance provide a panoramic view of the city and if planned well you’ll be lucky to witness a jaw-dropping view of the city during sunset.

With numerous palaces, lakes, yummy street food and the quintessential locals going about their daily chores an Udaipur two day trip will leave you in amazement and memories that’ll last a life time.

Udaipur is a city like no other and you don’t need to think twice about planning an Udaipur two day trip, as your visit here will truly be special.

Happy wayfaring.

Aditya Mehta

Aditya Mehta

Aditya Mehta is a qualified Association of Chartered Certified Accountant (‘ACCA’) professional who loves to explore new places whenever the opportunity presents itself. An avid sports and music enthusiast, he believes that the essence of a great travel is the people and the cuisine you come across and the experiences shared amongst diverse cultures.

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