5 Unique Things To Do In Udaipur For A Memorable Trip
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One of the most popular tourist attraction in Rajasthan, and subsequently the entire country, Udaipur has myriad interesting experiences for a traveler. So, when exploring the ‘city of lakes’, it is a good idea to explore the city through new and innovative activities so that you can witness a new and unique side of this popular city. After all, Udaipur has a fascinating repertoire of unusual and unique sights and sites.
Along with grand heritage resorts in Udaipur, the likes of The Lalit Laxmi Vilas Palace Udaipur, there are innumerable things this city has to offer. Some of them are:
- Udaipur Heritage Walk
Udaipur is rich in heritage and historical relevance, and hence, it is a good idea to take part in the slow traveling of the city to know more about its historical vibrancy. Either you can contact one of the companies who organize these tours, or you can conduct one on your own. All you need is stamina to walk and a detailed map to guide you. A journal to document your experiences cannot possibly hurt. One of the most fascinating things to experience on such walks is the beautiful clock tower of Udaipur. Other mesmerizing views include the old and rustic lanes replete with traditional shops and antique stalls. You can also find vendors selling the local delicacies of Udaipur in these lanes. This way, along with witnessing historical wonders, you can get a closer look at the lake view hotels in Udaipur as well.
When looking for the authentic cuisine of Udaipur, you must visit the Natraj Restaurant. As it is an extremely popular local joint, it is usually very crowded and you might have a short waiting time before you can be entertained. The Natraj thali has a variety of dishes that are unique to the cuisine of Udaipur, complete with Rajasthani pickles and side dishes.
- Sunset gazing at Sajjangarh Palace
If you are fond of watching sunsets (and let us admit it, who is not), this is a must for you. It is a good idea to reach Monsoon Palace or Sajjangarh Fort, as it is locally known, at 3 p.m. and enjoy the mesmerizing view before and during the sunset. The view is straight out of a painting and it can be a relaxing and soothing exercise, away from the mundane and busy routines of our lives.
Three to four kilometers away from the main city of Udaipur, Ahar exists as a small hamlet. It seems like time stands still here as everything is calm and quaint. Not much known amongst tourists, this area has empty lanes which are full of intriguing shops selling musical paraphernalia. It also has historical relevance as it was the ancient settlement of the royal family and the ancient ruins are present in different corners of Ahar, giving it an enigmatic air. When in Ahar, you must visit the Government Museum as it contains the rich history of Udaipur within its folds. With a priceless collection of unique artifacts, it boasts of a rich collection of stone idols from the seventh to fifteenth century AD. What is fascinating about the Ahar culture is that it is said to be second in town planning, after the Harappans.
- Street art
An interesting feature of Udaipur is its colorful streets. As the entire city is full of street art in the most unexpected places, it is advisable to travel by foot when exploring the city. One place known for its art and crafts is Shilpgram. Shilpgram has many museums the likes of Gol Museum and even the tribal museums are beautiful. Full of quirky designs and interesting handicrafts, Shilpgram is a hub of art and intriguing things to appreciate and explore. One can easily spend an entire day just waltzing around in this delightful hub.