//City of Lakes in Monsoon: A handy guide to planning a short romantic getaway to Udaipur

City of Lakes in Monsoon: A handy guide to planning a short romantic getaway to Udaipur

One of the most famous tourist attractions In India during Monsoon, surrounded by few lovely mountains from Aravalli. When monsoon knocks the doors, people reach out to their windows, enjoy sprinkling rain with Pakoras and chai, while other crave for a romantic escape. And nothing can be as perfect as Udaipuroffering much needed love filled ambience to quench the thirst of short romantic outing.

Monsoon is the perfect time to explore lovely city of lakes, be it at the rooftop of city palace embracing cold breeze or enthralling view of sunset from Lake Pichola, or an awesome walk in saheliyon ki bari or shopping from the local markets for Rajasthani artefacts. Here’s a handy guide to plan a short romantic getaway to Udaipur for an incredible experience.

City Palace- Feel the royalty

Start your day with the most famous and remarkable city Palace, situated in old Udaipur on east bank of Lake Pichola. It’s an example of amazing architecture, built somewhere around 400 years ago, one of the largest in its type depicting rich culture, royal historyand incredible architecture of Rajasthan. During monsoon the opulence of this huge wonderful palace that houses everything from a garden to a courtyard is doubly enhanced. The fort is built with a blend of Rajasthani & Mughal style and the mesmerising view of the whole city from its terrace is a real paradise.

Lake Pichola- Enjoy the Sunset

Once enjoyed the architecture of city Palace next comes the lovely lake, Lake Pichola. One of the most renowned & happening Lake surrounding city Palace,an artificial lake created on 1662, got its name from the nearby village Picholi. There are lots of hotels in its suburb, you can stay there and enjoy the site of most romanticsunrise or sunset from the window of your room.Boating may seem like an ordinary thing to do in Udaipur but trust the travellers it’s an experience worth spending your time and money. You will remember this boating spree as one of the most romantic rides of your life. Aravalli hills in the backdrop, surrounded by City Palace and two islands in the centre, it’s a ride with a difference. In evening when the whole palace is lit, and you row in the lake you will feel majestic structures are getting alive. Jag Niwas one of the two island in middle of pichola lake, is converted into a beautiful luxury hotel “The Lake Palace”. Guests are transferred to the hotel in speed boats. You can book the most romantic dinner at the hotel or you can visit “Jag Mandir” (another island)to enjoy the sunset and awesome views.

Sajjan Garh Fort or Monsoon Palace

The wonderful fort named after Maharana Sajjan Singh, also known as “The Monsoon Palace”, the topmost point built to view the Monsoon clouds, situated at a height of 3100 feet. For the king this fort was a holiday home during summers to beat the hotness of the city and enjoy cool breeze. The palace also served as a summer retreat for the Britishers. From top of the fort, you can enjoy the fascinating view of the city, Fateh Sagar lake as well as the city palace. The fort was designed in such a way that you can relish the cold breeze throughout the year, but monsoon adds on to the beauty making it shine like a white pearl amidst lush green mountains. You can book tour packages from eRajasthan Tourism, if you want to visit these amazing places in the monsoon season.

Sajjan Garh Biological Park

Adjacent to the fort you will find Sajjan Garh Biological Park built in 2004-05, home to various animals and birds brought from different areas of the world. You can book zoo car from the entry and roam around the zoo enjoying forest view, greenery and meeting the animals on your way. They have many species including tigers, Emo, lions, tortoise, ostriches, alligators, rhesus, wolf, deer, monkeys etc. It will not take much of your time but it’s a worth and a must site whenever you are in town

Fateh Sagar Lake- Enjoy the peaceful walk

Hold the hands and enjoy the walk in the serene surroundings of Fateh Sagar lake. It is another artificial lake named after Maharana Fateh Singh, one of the four lakes of Udaipur consisting 3 islands out of which the largest and most famous tourist attraction is “Nehru Park” which is a public park with water jet fountains. You can also enjoy the boating here.

Saheliyon- Ki -Bari

A tribute to the love, built by Maharana Sangram Singh for his queen. Queen with her friends used to visit this Garden to spend hours of peace.Situated on the Banks of Fateh Sagar Lake the Garden is famous for its fountains and greenery, it’s not easy to maintain a big park full of greenery throughout year in the hotness of Rajasthan. The artificial rains are created to gratify queen’s love for rain, as rains are not common in Rajasthan.You will be overwhelmed to see, that the legacy of the garden is maintained, and garden is still in its beautiful form.

Bagore ki Haveli – Attend The ‘Dharohar’

Bagore ki Haveli is a cultural centre and a host to one of the most captivating events Darohar, which brings you closer to the rich culture and traditions of Rajasthan,held between 7 to 8pm every day. Local women dressed in ethnic attire with ignited brass pots on head, musical instruments tied on body, feet and on the edge of brass plates perform in 7 different local folk dances which will leave you mesmerized.

With royal city palace, serenelakes, romantic restaurants in every nook and corner, couples will never run out of the things to do in Udaipur. Udaipur charms everyone with its regal splendour and stately aura. Pretend to be like king and queen for a day, relish romantic boat ride, enjoy sunset, stay near the shining waters of Lake Pichola and walk hand-in-hand amidst the natural surroundings with lake in the backdrop.