Known as the Venice of the East, Udaipur is a beautiful city in the Indian state of Rajasthan. Known by many as the most romantic place in India, the city has many lakes and grand palaces that make it a scenic destination, and a favourite among newlyweds. Udaipur is filled with colourful bazaars, beautiful architecture, and a thriving arts scene. Breathe the ancient air in this city of the royals and let it be the perfect setting for your holiday.
Known as the largest palace in Rajasthan, the City Palace is an architectural marvel consisting of 11 other smaller adjoining palaces. The imposing structure towers over the adjacent Lake Pichola, and offers commanding views from its balconies and towers. Another highlight of the City Palace is the City Palace Museum. Decorated with mirrors in rooms, it houses an extensive collection of historical paintings and artefacts. Among the remnants of the city’s royal heritage, the Maharana’s vintage and classic car collection makes for attractive sightseeing. 22 classic cars make up this collection, and include the elegant 1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom, and the Cadillac convertible that was used to drop Queen Elizabeth II to the city airport in 1961. Take a boat ride, in the city’s most popular lake—Lake Pichola, which provides the unparalleled setting to view the sun set in its stunning glory. Udaipur is known for its arts and handicrafts market. Sadhna, a fair-trade organisation supports women from rural areas and low-income belts, helping them manufacture exquisite jewellery, textiles, and home furnishings. Take home a bit of Rajasthan in the form of leather goods, woodwork, pottery, textiles, and paintings from one of the many bazaars that enliven the streets of Udaipur.
Experience the fascinating journey in the city of lakes with luxury accommodation and a royal living experience at Taj Lake Palace—a Taj Palace.
Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India