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UDAIPUR CITY PLACE
City Palace, Udaipur is a palace complex situated in the city of Udaipur in the Indian state of Rajasthan. It was built over a period of nearly 400 years, with contributions from several rulers of the Mewar dynasty. Its construction began in 1553, started by Maharana Udai Singh II of the Sisodia Rajput family as he shifted his capital from the erstwhile Chittor to the new found city of Udaipur. The palace is located on the east bank of Lake Pichola and has several palaces built within its complex. The City Palace in Udaipur was built in a flamboyant style and is considered the largest of its type in the state of Rajasthan. It was built atop a hill, in a fusion of the Rajasthani and Mughal architectural styles, providing a panoramic view of the city and its surroundings. Overlooking Lake Pichola, several historic monuments like the Lake Palace, Jag Mandir, Jagdish Temple, Monsoon Palace, and Neemach Mata temple, are all in the vicinity of the palace complex. Nestled within the Aravali mountain range, these landmarks are associated in popular culture with the filming of the 1983 James Bond movie Octopussy.
Vintage Car Museum
The luxury and grandiose lived and managed by the royal families of Udaipur is worth noticing. As a non-royalty, every other individual wishes to peek into the lifestyle of royalty. Adorned with explicit beauty and history, Udaipur is the storehouse of several items of historical significance. Out of many, one of the most exciting places to visit is the Vintage and Classic Car Museum. The museum showcases some of the most exquisite collection of royal antique cars which make it a heritage site, which is worth exploring. Other than the art collectors, historians and royalty explorer, the Vintage and Classic Car Museum is the best vacation spot for both kids and adults.
COLOURFUL AND BRILLIANT DHAROHAR CULTURAL SHOW - BAGOUR KI HAVELI
Commencing just after sunset, the show starts slowly as local musicians enthrall the crowds before an explosion of color and dancing brings the show to life. Puppetry, and a little humor, will have you laughing before the enthralling finale brings the show to a close. The Dharohar folk dance show appeals not only to an international audience but locals too (the crowd was majority Indian!), so we thoroughly recommend this as one of the best things to do in Udaipur. The shows commence daily at 7 pm, and tickets cost INR 150 per person (an additional INR 150 if you want to take photos). In peak season, the shows book out well in advance, so book ahead of time.
BEAUTIFUL SUNSET FROM GANGAUR GHAT
One of the best things to do in Udaipur is to watch this colorful show from Gangaur Ghat, located right on the shores of Lake Pichola. As the sun slowly sets over Aravalli Mountains in the distance, a quintessential Indian scene plays out in front of us; Overlooking Tripura, Jag Mandir, and Jag Niwas (Taj Lake hotel), kids swim in the lake from the ancient ghats, while men throw in a line, hoping to for their daily catch. A local man fills the air with incredible music from his Sarangi, a local Rajasthani instrument, while pigeons scatter at the slightest movement. It’s bloody magical. Gangaur Ghat is the perfect place to end each day, so we recommend grabbing your partner, mates or hostel friends and heading straight here from 5 pm. If you’d prefer to watch the sunset with a beverage in hand, head to one of the many rooftop bars in the surrounding area.