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Things to see in Udaipur

The city of Udaipur is India at its best and can be reached by an overnight train from New Delhi. The center of Udaipur is based around lake Pichola. Inside the lake there are two palaces, the lake palace and the Jag Mandir palace. The lake palace is famous from the James Bond movie Octopussy. As a result of this film, the lake has become a tourist attraction to Udaipur and many restaurants play Octopussy in the evening. The lake gives the city many of its scenic views.

The other main sight of Udaipur is the city palace. Compared to many other places in Rajasthan, it is not a fort but a proper palace where only the wealthiest sultan would live. It is an architectural marvel piece and great care has been taken in designing all the small features such as the windows and wall decorations. Some of the other sights in Udaipur include the Duhd Talai temple which is based around a small lake, the Jagdish temple and the clock tower which are both located in the city center  The city is definitely a lot quieter than other places in India which makes traveling here a nice experience.

It is easy to escape the city and go for a hike into the mountains for a bit of variation to the usual sightseeing. On top of one of the mountains is the monsoon palace located from which you get of view of the surroundings. If you visit Udaipur during a drought, the water levels in lake Pichola could be lower and the city looses a fair bit of its charm. As with many other Indian cities there are several cows laying around on the streets. 

Udaipur travel photo gallery

Lake Pichola, Udaipur.

Lake Pichola.

Udaipur lake palace.

Lake palace.

Rajasthan architecture in Udaipur.

Rajasthan architecture.


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Indian architecture near lake Pichola.

Indian architecture.

Jag Mandir Palace on Lake Pichola, Udaipur.

Jag Mandir Palace.

Gate to lake Pichola.

Gate to lake Pichola.

Beautiful architecture of Udaipur near the lake.

Beautiful architecture.


Buildings near lake Pichola, Rajasthan.

Buildings near the waterfront.


View over Duhd Talai.

View over Duhd Talai.

City palace of Udaipur.

Classic view of the City palace.

View over the hills surrounding Udaipur.

View over the surrounding hills.

View over Udaipur.

View over the city.

Detailed stone carvings of a Rajasthan temple.

Detailed stone carvings.


Duhd Talai, Udaipur.

Duhd Talai.


The lake palace seen from above.

The lake palace seen from above.

City Palace complex on lake Pichola, Udaipur.

City Palace complex on lake Pichola.

View over Lake Pichola.

View over Lake Pichola.

City palace complex in Udaipur.

City palace complex

Sunset over Udaipur lake.


Monsoon Palace of Udaipur.

Monsoon Palace.

Courtyard inside the City Palace complex.


Architecture of Udaipur's City Palace complex.

Architecture of the City Palace complex.


Inside the city palace.

The palace grounds.


Typical Indian architectural details of the City Palace complex in Udaipur, Rajasthan.

Typical architectural details.

View from the city palace over Udaipur.

View from the city palace.


Inside the palace.

Inside the palace.

Nicely decorated window of the city palace.

Nicely decorated window.

Courtyard of Udaipur's city palace.

Courtyard of the city palace.

Palace courtyard.


Cannon on the courtyard.

Cannon on the courtyard.

Indian architecture.

Typical architecture.


Decorative building in the courtyard.

Decorative structure in the courtyard.


Impressive building of the City Palace complex.

Impressive building.

Palace on top of large defense walls.

Decorative building on top of large defense walls.


The architecture of the City Palace complex in Udaipur.

The architecture of the City Palace complex.

Palace in Udaipur.




Details of the Indian styled City Palace.

Details of the palace.


Cow laying on a bridge.

Cow laying on a bridge.

Gate in downtown Udaipur.

Gate in downtown.

Little temple near the street.

Little temple.

Jagdish Temple.

Jagdish temple.


Jagdish Temple, Udaipur.

Jagdish temple.


Gardens of the city palace.

Gardens of the city palace.




Cows on the streets of Udaipur.

Cows on the streets.

Udaipur clock tower.

Clock tower.


Commercialization of the city.

Commercialization of the city.

Clock tower in Udaipur, Rajasthan.

Clock tower.

Cows are everywhere.

Cows are everywhere.


Jagdish Temple in Udaipur, Rajasthan.

Jagdish temple.