Cradled in the lap of the Aravallis and separated from the expanse of the mighty Thar lies Udaipur, a city in southern Rajasthan. Often called the City of Lakes, Udaipur is a very popular romantic spot in India. Naturally, tourist places in Udaipur are aplenty and offer a serene escape for anyone who wishes to escape the mundane life.
Udaipur in a nutshell
Located 650 km from Delhi and 800 km from Mumbai, Udaipur is easily accessible. It is served by Maharana Pratap airport, which is located in the outskirts of the city. A well-planned road and rail network make travel even more convenient and comfortable.
Places to visit in Udaipur include forts, palaces, museums, and galleries. The lakes in Udaipur are worth a special mention. The bracing weather all through the year is an added attraction. No wonder Udaipur attracts more than 3 lakh foreign tourists every year.
Fateh Sagar Lake
One of the most popular places to visit in Udaipur is Fateh Sagar Lake, situated to the north of Lake Pichola. A scenically designed artificial lake graced by three beautiful islands, it is just 6 km from Udaipur City railway station. Autorickshaws and taxis are easily available to reach Fateh Sagar Lake. For the more adventurous, tongas can be an option.
A protective peripheral stone wall is in place on the eastern shore of Udaipur lake. Moti Magri Road, Rani Road, and Fateh Sagar Drive make it possible to drive around the periphery, and tourists are treated to stunning views of not just the lake but also the Aravallis.
The most popular island in the lake is home to Nehru Garden, which houses a zoo and a restaurant. This popular spot is open through the week from 9 am to 6 pm, and sightseers can hire motorboats to get there.
The main attraction of the second island is a public park with a magnificent fountain.
A fascinating event to look forward to when in Udaipur is the Hariyali Amavasya Mela, which is held in the month of Shravan at the lake precincts. The riot of
There’s more. The ‘Under the Sun’ aquarium built under Fateh Sagar Paal is home to over 200 species of fish. Fateh Sagar Lake also hosts a variety of national and international events, such as the popular World Music Festival.
Those who are fascinated by astronomy could visit Udaipur’s awe-inspiring Solar Observatory, said to be the largest in Asia.
Where to stay
A holiday isn’t complete without a comfortable stay. Club Mahindra Resort at Udaipur offers an enchanting blend of Rajput hospitality and modern amenities. Situated just 9 km from Udaipur railway station, it offers guests access to luxurious amenities such as a swimming pool, spa, lounge bar, and gymnasium. There’s also an in-house restaurant.
What makes Club Mahindra Udaipur resort a popular choice is the assortment of activities available. These include archery, pottery, and traditional nail art, reflecting the rich cultural heritage of the city. There’s never a dull moment when you stay with your family at a Club Mahindra resort.
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