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Why you need to honeymoon in Udaipur
Udaipur is the most sought after romantic destination in the country.
A honeymoon in Udaipur is great on all counts – it is an enchanting once-in-a-lifetime experience. This fascinating destination in Rajasthan has been the backdrop of countless romances – in Bollywood and Hollywood movies, fervent imaginations of poets and artists, and in the honeymoons of real life couples seeking out a regal and exotic romantic getaway. ‘Venice of the East’ shows you the majestic City Palace as it looms over the old city, azure lakes studded with fairy-tale palaces, gardens, and lovely lake-view restaurants. The ‘city of lakes’ (with a sophisticated lake system) is hemmed in by the lush green Aravalli hills. Feel like king and queen as you take in a dizzying kaleidoscope of sights, sounds and experiences reminiscent of timeless romance and a heroic past.
The diverse, fascinating highlights about Udaipur give it the title of “most romantic spot on the continent of India”, confirmed by millions of tourists making their way to the capital of the erstwhile Mewar kingdom every year to explore its beautiful sights and history, lakes, Rajput-era forts and palaces, museums, galleries, architectural temples, as well as traditional fairs and festivals.
Make the most of your trip by booking a Rajasthan holiday package crafted specially for you and your partner. Do you feel the love in the air yet?
Best time to visit Udaipur for your honeymoon:
Enjoy the best of what Udaipur has to offer on your honeymoon from the end of August to the beginning of March. Starting in July, monsoons are off season in Udaipur and also the time you can get great deals and discounts on your hotel stay. Winter – October onwards – is peak season, and the pleasant weather continues till March.
The magnificent 4 kilometre-long Lake Pichola is a spectacle to behold, especially at night time. One of the oldest and biggest lakes in Udaipur, it is famous all over the world for its beauty and scenic surroundings, all in a surreal setting. The peaceful experience is made even more special with a special someone.
Within its perimeter are four islands – Jag Mandir, Jag Niwas, Mohan Mandir and Arsi Vilas. At Jag Niwas island, you get the chance to witness the famous Lake Palace, whereas on Jag Mandir Island, discover Jag Mandir, the magnificent palace, recognized by the marble-made elephants placed outside. The picturesque lake of changing colours mesmerizes with its cool and tranquil waters. Couples must go on a boat cruise along the freshwater lake during sunset – one of the most blissful and possibly most romantic things to do in Udaipur. On the waterfront of Lake Pichola, City Palace and Bagore Ki Haveli educate you with their own fascinating stories in history.
Located on the banks of the famous Lake Pichola, Udaipur City Palace is one of the most popular points of interest in Udaipur. The architecture of the palace is an inspiring, longstanding tribute to the rich history and royal kingdoms of Rajput dynasty. With the Aravalli Hills in the background, the facade draws you in with intricate design and exquisite cultural mix reflected in its architecture – Mughal and Rajasthani with Chinese and European, and a promise of more of Rajasthan. The palace complex houses iconic monuments like the Monsoon Palace, Lake Palace, Jagdish Temple, Jag Mandir and Neemach Mata Temple – all worth a good exploration.
Taj Lake Palace Udaipur
Located in the middle of Lake Pichola, Lake Palace is one of the most exquisite sights to take in – it looks as if it is floating on the water! Among the most romantic and luxurious hotels in the world, it was once a summer palace, and subsequently, a summer resort for rulers. Formerly known as Jag Niwas (named after its founder), some of the famous notable royal figures who have been hosted here include First Lady of the United States Jacqueline Kennedy, Lord Curzon, Queen Elizabeth, and the king of Nepal. Go here with your lover for the experience of going back in time to an entirely different era, a different world. Lake Palace is among the most popular tourist attractions in Udaipur – even if it proves too expensive to stay at. Since 1971, The Taj Group took over the palace and has earnestly restored the heritage of this most sought after resorts.
Bagore Ki Haveli
History buffs must visit this haveli at the Lake Pichola waterfront. A museum of Mewar’s aristocratic culture today, the haveli is a grand structure which now offers visitors a peek into the royal life of the Maharajas and the Maharanis. Symbols of the Rajput clan are on display here, like the jewellery boxes, dice-games, hukkas, paan boxes, nut crackers, hand fans, rose water sprinklers, copper vessels, paintings of Mewar, and beautiful peacocks. You also get to see The Chambers of the Royal Ladies – the private quarters, their bath rooms, dressing rooms, bed rooms, living rooms, worship rooms and recreation rooms. If you happen to stop by in the evening, witness Dharohar, a spectacular cultural show showcasing the folk dance of Rajasthan.
Vintage Collection of Classic Cars
The gorgeous collection at Vintage Collection of Classic Cars is absolutely a paradise for automobile lovers. It is also another great way to gain fascinating insights into the luxurious ways of life of the extravagant Mewar dynasty. 22 splendid vehicles are housed within the former state garage built during a time it was only the members of the royal family who owned cars. The collection includes the beautiful 1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom featured in the Bond film Octopussy, and the Cadillac convertible with the purdah system that escorted Queen Elizabeth II to the airport in 1961. The museum is a 10-minute walk east along Lake Palace Rd.
Fateh Sagar Lake
You may visit Fateh Sagar on a boat ride from Pichola for a romantic evening with your lover while you savour exquisite views of the scenic beauty of Udaipur. Fateh Sagar Lake is one of the most beautiful lakes in Rajasthan. This artificial lake was constructed under the reign of Maharana Fateh Singh in 1960. The cool blue waters of the lake with lush green landscapes in the backdrop has given Udaipur the title of ‘second Kashmir’. There are three small islands within the confines of lake – the largest of these is Nehru Park, a beautiful open garden with a boat-shaped restaurant. All three islands house well maintained public parks which can be reached through a boat ride.
It could be really fun to get local together! Also known as The Craft Village, Shilpgram is a rural complex of arts and crafts in Udaipur. Go here to shop for cool handicrafts and ethnic souvenirs, and take home with you some beautiful, romantic memories of this place. Craft bazaars are regularly organised by the Shilpgram museum, with an aim to encourage and popularize regional art and crafts, handicraft and handloom works. This is where you experience rural life exclusive to Udaipur city as well as the live folk performances in the evening to make your honeymoon complete. The ten-day Shilpgram Festival which starts from 21 Dec to 30 Dec pulls in a large number of people every year.
Explore the the most romantic city in Rajasthan on a guided heritage walk through the old city streets, bazaars and monuments of Udaipur. As you walk hand in hand with your partner, discover the diverse cultures, local traditions and rustic ways of life of the locals in Udaipur. Purchase some exotic memorabilia for yourselves at the vibrant old markets, discover the craftsmanship of age-old artisans and take a leisurely stroll through the temples, havelis, baoris (stepwells) and tuck in to a delicious meal at famous traditional food haunt. Uncover many symbols of a glorious past and several awe-inspiring wonders in this middle of the desert!
Romantic Shikara Ride
To enjoy the most striking views in the ‘Venice of the East’, set out on an hour-long Shikara ride in Lake Pichola to the magnificent Jag Mandir Palace. A boat cruise on the freshwater lake during sunset is one of the most romantic things to do in Udaipur. As the sun begins to set on the horizon, on an hour long tranquil and blissful journey on a boat with your partner, enjoy picture-perfect views of the picturesque ghats and famous palace complexes such as City Palace, Sajjangarh and Bagore ki Haveli. Visit the resplendent Jagdish Temple to take blessings for the exciting new beginning of your life.
Sit back and soak it all in, sip your cocktail and enjoy a delicious meal and live musical performances – a must do regal experience that Udaipur offers. And, guess what? You can opt to charter a boat for an ultra-private experience.
One of the most enjoyable activities in Rajasthan, a camel safari is a great way to enjoy Udaipur on your honeymoon involving incredible views of lakes, palaces and ancient temples. Simply hop on a camel together and enjoy an incredible, romantic ride through the city as well as the deserts. city as well as the deserts. simply hop on a camel together and enjoy an incredible, romantic ride through the city as well the deserts.
Saheliyon Ki Bari
The best place for great photo ops! Saheliyo Ki Bari (AKA Courtyard of Maidens) is one of the most beautiful gardens and a popular tourist spot in Udaipur. The ‘Garden of Maids’ is located on the banks of Fateh Sagar Lake. A flawlessly beautiful, carved marble pavilion is one of the prime attractions in the park. Feel the romantic ambiance of the park take over as you enter. Look for numerous fountains in its four water pools, chiseled kiosks and marble elephants – they come together to define this memorable space. Features like the kiosks in the center of the pool alongside a sublime lotus pool further set the romantic mood. The sprawling, lush green lawns in the garden have been beautifully designed with fountains and picnic spots.
Mansapurna Karni Ropeway
Mansapurna Karni Ropeway is a popular honeymoon attraction enjoyed by everyone. This cable car is installed between two mountains on the bank of Lake Pichola. From the charming gondolas, click lots of photographs as you can expect the best views of Lake Pichola, Lake Fateh Sagar, City Palace complex, Sajjangarh Fort and the Aravali mountains on the other side of the lake.
Add some pizzaz to your honeymoon experience with personalized luxury dining at Sheesh Mahal. This fine dining restaurant has been listed as one of the most romantic restaurants in India! The food is absolutely mouthwatering and the ambience is luxe and perfect. Tuck in to authentic, flavourful Rajasthani cuisine while you savour mesmerizing views of Lake Pichola and cool evening breeze. Truly a majestic experience, something to cherish forever.
Cited as one of the best places to dine, your trip to Udaipur is incomplete without a candlelight dinner or leisurely lunch at Ambrai Restaurant. Perched on the banks of Lake Pichola, this open-air restaurant is set in the backdrop of architectural marvels like Lake Palace, City Palace, Gangaur Ghat and Sajjangarh Fort. Ambrai is the only lakeside restaurant in Udaipur and it offers downright delicious North Indian and Rajasthani food.
Udaipur is home to some of the world’s most renowned and the country’s best luxury hotels and resorts at magnificent locales for the most memorable honeymoon.
Get treated like royalty at Leela Palace, a grand lakeside residence. Isn’t this what you came to Udaipur for? The timeless romance of a bygone era and regal heritage fit together beautifully with world class modern luxuries captured in a natural setting. In this oasis for the senses, unwind and rejuvenate your senses with a couples massage in the landscaped gardens in Spa by ESPA’s signature tents. Have your butler deliver champagne to your private balcony in time for sunset!
The Oberoi Udaivilas Udaipur
Your honeymoon stay in Udaipur probably can’t get more luxurious and romantic than this! Located on the bank of Lake Pichola, Udaivilas doubles as a royal wedding destination and movie shoot locale! It currently stands in a 200-year-old villa which used to be the hunting ground of the Maharana of Mewar. Settle right in after you check in to your luxurious suite – complete with a private pool, crystal chandeliers and a stunning view of Lake Pichola. Pamper yourselves with a poolside dinner lit with mashaals (gas torches) and enjoy an intimate tour of Udaipur from a private boat on Lake Pichola.
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