Udaipur also known as the “City of Lakes”, “Venice of the East”, and “Kashmir of Rajasthan” is one of the best cities India ever witnessed.
Udaipur, with its picturesque landscape, lakes, and historic palaces and architecture, is a major destination for tourists, both domestic and foreign nationals visiting the state. With numerous hotels to serve visiting tourists, it is home to some of the world’s most renowned and the country’s best luxury hotels and resorts. The Oberoi Udaivilas has been ranked as the world’s number 1 hotel in 2015. The Taj Lake Palace and the Leela palace are also amongst the most expensive hotels in the country.With various other renowned hotel chains present in the city, the tourism sector has been a fairly large contributor to the economic growth and fame of Udaipur.
Places you can visit in Udaipur are City Palace, Lake Palace, Jag Mandir, Kesariyaji Madir, Monsoon Palace, Jagdish Temple, Fateh Sagar Lake, Sukhadia Circle, Moti Magri, Pratap Gaurav Kendra and the list goes on and on.
As a capital of the erstwhile Mewar kingdom, it is also the launching point for visits to the historic forts of Khumbhalgarh and Chittor and the temple of Ranakpur, Shrinathji at Nathdwara and Eklingji. Religious tourism is a major source of regular visitors to Udaipur.
Udaipur is well connected to the major cities of India by land, rail and air.
Maharana Pratap Airport is a very small domestic airport situated in a satellite town about 20 kilometres from Udaipur. Daily flights connect Udaipur with Jaipur, Mumbai and Delhi.Air India, Jet Airways, IndiGo and Spice Jet are operational at present. The airport has been renovated by the Airport Authority of India for a though remote but possible International airport status.
Udaipur City Railway Station and Rana Pratap Nagar railway station are two railway stations in Udaipur. Through them, the city has direct train connectivity on the broad gauge network to most of the major cities in Rajasthan and the rest of India such as Khajuraho, Alwar, Jaipur, Kota, Chittorgarh, Ajmer, Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Ratlam, Indore, Ujjain, Surat, Vadodara, Gwalior and Agra and an broad gauge conversion is going on to Ahemdabad. Famous luxurious trains, The Palace on Wheels, Royal Rajasthan on Wheels, Maharaja Express and The Indian Maharaja have Udaipur as the scheduled stop on their itinerary.The popular trains connecting Udaipur with the Capital of India, Delhi are Mewar Express and Chetak Express.
The city connects Delhi, Mumbai, Porbandar, Silchar etc. The roads in this part of the country are paved and fit for private vehicles. One can either drive from Jaipur (around 6 hours), Ahmedabad (4.1/2 hours) or Surat (9 hours) on NH 8 or Golden Quadrilateral, from Kota (3 hours – EW Corridor or NH 76). Udaipur City Bus Depot has lines running for majority of other destinations in Rajasthan and farther north and west towards Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat. Apart from Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation (RSRTC), there are numerous private operators and companies providing bus services to and from the other cities.