Udaipur – The City of Lakes and Romance
Udaipur is a beautiful city of lakes, palaces, rustic traditions and handicraft. It is a popular destination for western tourists and is home to the famous Picchhola Lake. It was the previous capital of the princely state of Mewar and is regarded to be the Venice of India. Udaipur is home to three interconnected lakes in all. The Picchhola Lake, the Fateh Sagar Lake and the Swaroop Sagar Lake.
You can get to Udaipur by air, train and bus. You can make your journey directly to Udaipur from most major Indian city. Udaipur has been converted to a broad gauge station recently and has trains daily from New Delhi and Jaipur. Another alternative is to take a broad gauge train to Ajmer and make the rest of the journey to Udaipur by road. You can also opt for comfortable sleeper buses from major cities and coastal towns, but the journey will be exceptionally long.
Udaipur Hotels – Some Details
Udaipur is a city which has all kinds of hotels. Depending on your budget, you can choose from among a host of Udaipur hotels, which have world-class amenities and services. Listed below are descriptions for the kinds of hotels available in Udaipur for you to choose.
– The Lake Palace Hotel, Udaipur – Visitors who have visited the lake palace hotel describe it as a dream in the middle of a lake. It is similar in architecture to the Taj Mahal and is situated in the Lake Picchhola. There are 83 rooms and suites in all at the Lake Palace Hotel and room prices begin at Rs. 15,000 onwards. The Lake Palace hotel offers an in-house buffet and wine.
– The Jaiwana Haveli, Udaipur – The Jaiwana Haveli is a mid ranged hotel which is ideal if you are travelling with family. Located on the Eastern Bank of Lake Picchhola it has a total of 34 rooms and an in-house roof top restaurant that serves delectable Indian and authentic Mewari cuisine.
– Hotel Kumbha Palace, Udaipur – This hotel has rooms that are available at Rs. 300 up to Rs. 900. Located in the old city of Udaipur, the rooms are clean and all the basic amenities are available. All rooms have attached showers and baths and an in-house roof top restaurant is also available.
Udaipur has tropical climate and in the summer, the temperature can go to a maximum of 42.3 degrees. It is recommended therefore that you visit Udaipur in the winter when the climate is much more pleasant.