Udaipur, the "City of Lakes" often referred to as the ‘Venice of the East” is a city hemmed in by lush green hills of Aravalli Range in the state of Rajasthan in India. It is the historic capital of the kingdom of Mewar in the former Rajputana Agency was founded in 1558 by Udai Singh II of the Sisodia clan of Rajput. Dubbed "the most romantic spot on the continent of India" by British administrator James Tod.
It is popularly known as the "City of Lakes" because of its sophisticated lake system, being surrounded by seven lakes, Five of the them the major lakes are Fateh Sagar Lake, Lake Pichola, Swaroop Sagar Lake, Rang Sagar and Doodh Talia Lake. Besides lakes, Udaipur is also known for its historic forts and palaces, museums, galleries, natural locations and gardens, architectural temples, as well as traditional fairs, festivals and structures.
It is also home to Jaisamand Lake, claimed to be the second largest man-made sweet water lake on Asia. The beautiful City Palace And Sajjangarh Fort (also known as Monsoon Palace) add to the architectural beauty and grandeur of the city. Gangaur is one of the most important local festivals in Rajasthan. Udaipur has the privilege of having a dedicated Ghats named after Gangaur. Gangaur Ghat or Gangori Ghat is situated on the waterfront of Lake Pichola. The ten-day Shilpgram Festival which starts from 21 Dec to 30 Dec pulls in a large number of people interested in arts and crafts.
Day 01: Udaipur: Welcome to the City of Lakes
An exciting and romantic Udaipur gets a beginning
On arrival to Udaipur by your choice of transport(road/flight/train), you will be welcomed to the City of Lakes which is like the oasis of the Thar desert. You will transfer to your pre book Hotel. The many lakes of his city have lent it the name of the ‘Venice of the East’. Complete the check-in and then relax to get over with the travel fatigue as rest of day is at leisure.
The royal palaces and forts add to the beauty of the historic city of Udaipur, founded in 1559.
Day 02: Udaipur Sightseen
Your second day of Udaipur starts with fun and adventure and is accompanied by some local sightseeing
After enjoying a luxurious breakfast at the Hotel, you will be provided a private vehicle for the rest of the day's itinerary, according to plan.
You will be first taken to the Udaipur city palace which is placed on the banks of Lake Pichola and was made by Maharana Uday Singh in 1559 and served as the main source of power. After this, you will be transferred to the Jagdish temple where they can take blessings for the start of their happily married life, most of which they will go the Jag Mandir which is also called the ‘Lake Garden Palace’ used by the royal family for their garden parties. You may enjoy a royal lunch here, in the middle of the romantic and beautiful Lake Pichola. The Jag Mandir is so beautiful that it is said to be the inspiration for Taj Mahal. After this sumptuous lunch, you will be transferred to the Fateh Sagar Lake where they can enjoy various romantic boating experience through all the magnificent lake houses nearby. The day will end with Shilpgram which rural art and handicrafts complex where the tourists can learn about the lifestyle and arts of the people of the West.
Day 03: Same Day Excursion Kumbhalgarh Fort
An exciting trip to the famous Kumbhalgarh Fort
You may eat breakfast at the hotel itself, after which they will be picked up from the hotel in the morning for a small day excursion trip to the Kumbhalgarh Fort. This fort is a Mewar fortress on the westerly range of Aravalli hills. It is a World Heritage Site included in Hillforts of Rajasthan. It was built during the course of the 15th century by Rana Kumbha and is also the birthplace of Maharana Pratap, the great king warrior of Mewar. This fort is now open for public secularity and lit for a few minutes every evening. The fort offers a massive bird's eye view of the surrounding and has a wall for a defence that stretches 36 km with a width enough to take 8 horses abreast. The fort was renovated by Maharana Fateh Singh in the 19th century and has very interesting ruins.
After the visit, you will be driven back to Udaipur
Distance from Udaipur To Kumbhalgarh Fort: 98 km
Day 04: Day of Departure
After some local sightseeing, the couple will return with a bag full of memories
On the fourth and last day, after breakfast, you will be picked up from the hotel and proceed for sightseeing tour of Udaipur. Here you will visit the Pratap Memorial which is a life-sized bronze statue of Maharana Pratap Singh for his bravery and valour in protecting his city and it's a place of historical significance, placed on top of Moti Margi Hill. After this, you will be transferred to the Saheliyon Ki Bari which was built by Maharana Sangram The Second, as a garden for women. Along with a museum, it has several other attractions like marble elephants, fountains, kiosks and a lotus pool.
After this, you will be transferred for the departure to the airport/railway station for their onward journey with a bag full of memories.
A. HOTEL 03 Nights hotel accommodation on twin sharing basis including all existing taxes. Package rates are subject to current Government taxes. If any taxes are revised including GST, the rates quoted will be revised accordingly.
B. MEALS Accommodation based exactly as per mentioned program on bed & breakfast basis on fixed menu.
C. TRANSPORT All Transportation by Air-Conditioned Swift Dezire / Etios Car. BAGGAGE SPACE IS LIMITED TO THE TYPE OF TRANSPORTATION BOOKED. Sightseeing, excursion and Surface travel as per programmed.
ITEMS OF PERSONAL NATURE - such as laundry, table drinks, telephone bills, tips to room boys, drivers, guides, personal clothing including sleeping bags etc. Porterage of baggage at airport and hotel. Video Camera permits. Video Camera and Still Camera permits. Cost of beverage throughout the tour. Expenses of a personal nature. Any Air fares. Visa fee for India to be arranged and paid for directly by the clients. Check VISA rules carefully from your nearest Indian Embassy/Mission before applying for VISA. Recommended to take multiple entries VISA. Travel & Health Insurance to be arranged and paid for directly by the clients. Airport taxes and fuel surcharges, which are subject to change without notice. Any meals (other than breakfast), drinks, tips, expenses of personal nature. Anything not mentioned in the “Cost Includes” column.