Udaipur is a beautiful city of while marble palaces and architecture that is reminiscent of fairytales. The lakes and islands that surround Udaipur make it not only a popular destination among international travelers but also a favorite location for Bollywood movies. Udaipur was once the capital of India’s ancient Mewar Kingdom, and was home to a succession of royals who built the resplendent and opulent white Rajput castles on the islands of Lake Pichola.
Located in the deserts of Rajasthan state, Udaipur is a picturesque old city of cobblestone roads and whitewashed townhouses. However, the majority of the main attractions such as City Palace
and Lake Garden Palace
can be found around the lake. The palaces are made from white marble and feature interior courtyards, mosaics, and elaborate masonry. Most of them have now been converted into luxury hotels, as well as housing museums, shops, and gardens. While Udaipur features many luxury hotels, budget accommodations are also readily available in downtown.
Udaipur is accessible by domestic flights landing at Udaipur Airport, 12 kilometers from the city center. Trains also link to New Delhi and regular bus services connect Udaipur with neighboring cities. There’s much more to see and learn about Udaipur, and the interactive map located on this page is a great way to find out where the attractions and hotels can be found in this stunning city.