Udaipur, the erstwhile historic capital of the Rajputs has a stronghold presence in Indian history and continues to hold its rightful place as one of India’s most beautiful destinations. A confluence of painstakingly created monuments and man-made lakes along with the surrounding vegetation, makes Udaipur a must-see travel destination in India.
Udaipur located in Rajasthan has many popular tags associated with it such as the ‘City of Lakes’ owing to the many lakes that dot the city; the Lake Pichola, the Fateh Sagar Lake, the Udai Sagar Lake etc. It also has imposing palaces, delicately sculpted temples and gardens. Here is a look at some of the important places to see in Udaipur that are ideal monsoon spots this season.
When monsoon knocks on our doors, some of us reach out to the windows and relish pakoras with chai, while some yearn for a romantic escape. Offering that much-needed love-filled ambiance, the Rajasthani city of Udaipur in monsoon becomes a bit more pleasant for the tourists as the scorching sun walks by. Be it being embraced by the breeze on the rooftop of City Palace or be it rowing amidst the lit Jag Mandir and Taj Hotel on Lake Pichola, Udaipur has its own way of showering love.
But if until now, the concern of whether you’d be able to see the best of the city during monsoon has kept you on hook, sweat away your frets. Monsoon is just as good a time to explore the ‘city of lakes’ as is winter. Here’s a handy guide to help you plan a perfect monsoon getaway in the city for an unforgettable experience!
Weather During Monsoon In Udaipur 2019:-
Unlike most cities, Udaipur during monsoon season feels pleasant and relatively less humid, given the relief it witnesses from the scorching heat of summers. The monsoon knocks on the city’s door around July and stays until September, wherein the rain showers are meagre, around 637 mm. The temperature stays between 33 degrees to 23 degrees Celsius, with early morning and late evenings being a little breezy at times. All in all, the season doesn’t affect sightseeing four tourists at all, rather brings the ‘city of lakes’ to life.
5 Top Things To Do In Udaipur In Monsoon Season:-
1– Monsoon Palace – Marvel At The White Pearl.
Also known as the Sajjan Garh Palace, this attraction in Udaipur served as a summer retreat for the Britishers. It is located on a hilltop, around 3100 feet above the sea level, and offers unparalleled views of the Fateh Sagar Lake and the city of Udaipur. The Udaipur monsoon palace looks even more charming and beautiful when the monsoon arrives in the city, making it look nothing less than a shining white pearl in Kodiyat.
Location: 11monsoon colony, Sajjan Garh Rd, Near Mewar Garh hotel, Udaipur, Rajasthan
Monsoon Palace In Udaipur Timings: 9 Am – 8:30 Pm
2- Lake Pichola – Enjoy A Scenic Boat Ride.
Boating might seem like an ordinary thing to do in Udaipur, but believe the locals and tourists, it is an experience worth investing your time and money in, if you are in the ‘city of lakes’. Surrounded by City Palace, Jag Mandir, Taj Hotel, and hills in the backdrop, Lake Pichola offers a boat ride like no place else. As you row along, the majestic structures seem to have come to life, especially when they are all lit in the evening. A boat ride on a pleasant day or evening will make your holiday in Udaipur even more magical and mesmerizing that you would expect it to be.
Location: Lake Palace Road | Outside Chandpole, Near Hanuman Ghat, Udaipur, Rajasthan
3– City Palace – Explore The Royal Gem.
Built some 400 years ago, this architectural wonder of Udaipur is one of the best places to visit in Rajasthan. The grandeur of this huge palace that houses everything from a garden to a courtyard is enhanced during the season. While the fusion of Rajasthani and Mughal interiors are a sight to behold, the breathtaking views from the terrace of the whole city and the Lake Pichola are nothing less than paradisiacal.
Location: Old City, Udaipur, Rajasthan
4- Bagore ki Haveli – Attend The ‘Dharohar’.
A cultural centre in Udaipur, this place hosts one of the most fascinating events that can help you catch a beautiful glimpse of the rich culture and traditions of Rajasthan. Held everyday from 7 to 8 PM, ‘Dharohar’ features local women dressed up in their ethnic attire with ignited brass pots on their head, musical instruments tied on their body, and feet on the edge of the brass plates, performing the 7 different local folk dances of the state. Unlike most cultural events, this one will surely leave you spellbound and mesmerized.
Location: Gangaur Ghat Marg, Hotel Gangaur Palace, Silawatwari, Udaipur, Rajasthan
5- Raas Leela – Indulge In The Local Flavors.
Located near Lake Pichola, Raas Leela is an amazing place to indulge in the local flavors of Udaipur. Trying different cuisines and specialities is one of the best things to do in Udaipur in monsoon and this is just the best place to have the experience. The restaurant has both indoor and outdoor seating, offers gorgeous views of the lake, and serves toothsome North Indian, Chinese, Continental, and Rajasthani cuisine, all at a very pocket-friendly price.
Location: Outside Chandpole, Udaipur, Rajasthan
Cuisine: North Indian, Chinese, Continental, and Rajasthani
Cost For Two:INR 750
What To Pack For A Udaipur Trip In Monsoon:-
- An umbrella or a raincoat
- Medicines and essential toiletries
- Comfortably sturdy shoes
- Light and comfortable clothes
- Waterproof carry bag
- A great quality camera
Tips For Visiting Udaipur In Monsoon:-
- Do not hesitate from planning a trip to Udaipur during monsoon. Check the temperatures, pack your bag, and make your itinerary accordingly.
- Try booking a hotel with a room that offers you a gorgeous view of the Lake Pichola. There’s no better way to make the most of monsoon in Udaipur than waking up to a blissful view every morning.
- Prefer traveling by train than taking a bus as it would not save you time during monsoon, but also offer utmost comfort.
- Reach Bagore Ki Haveli timely, at least 15-20 minutes before the Dharohar show starts so that you’re able to grab the front seats.
- Scout for some best restaurants in Udaipur and don’t forget to treat yourself to Dal Baati Choorma and laal maans.
- If you wish to shop, sarees and dupattas with bandhani work are the best things to buy in Udaipur.
- Do not miss out on the boat ride on Lake Pichola!
- Try to carry as much cash as possible and take care of your valuable during sightseeing.
How to reach:-
Udaipur is easily reachable by air, rail and road. Udaipur airport has flights connections within the domestic sector. The closet railway station is in Udaipur. The road connections are smoothly connected with major cities of the country.