Udaipur Castle & palace tours

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Udaipur: Full Day Private City Tour with Optional Boat Ride

1. Udaipur: Full Day Private City Tour with Optional Boat Ride

Udaipur, once called the most romantic spot in all of India, is the city of Lakes. This tour covers the most important sites of the city, and ends with a serene sunset at Lake Pichola. Several locations were made famous in the the James Bond movie, Octopussy, filmed here in 1982.  Start your tour at Sajjangarh or the Monsoon Palace, an old dilapidated hunting lodge, perched atop a hillside. It offers fantastic views of the countryside, the Aravalli hills, and Fatehsagar Lake, the next stop on this tour. Step into the Maharaja’s lifestyle at Udaipur City Palace (Rajasthan’s largest palace). Some of these buildings date back 400 years. City Palace Museum has opulently decorated rooms, filled with artifacts and miniatures. Spend approximately two hours here, before heading to the Jagdish temple. Built in 1651, this serene marble temple with stone carvings is dedicated to an avatar of Lord Vishnu. Stop for lunch at a restaurant of your choice, or ask your guide for recommendations (lunch at own expense). Take a relaxing stroll around the lotus pools and fountains at Saheliyon ki Bari. As the day comes to an end, watch the sunset from Lake Pichola. The evening light makes for perfect photo opportunities. You can also choose an optional boat ride for a pleasant end to your full day tour. At the end of the activity, your driver will drop you back to either your hotel, the airport, or railway station in Udaipur.

Kumbhalgarh and Ranakpur: Private Day Trip from Udaipur

2. Kumbhalgarh and Ranakpur: Private Day Trip from Udaipur

Choose a convenient pickup time from your hotel between 6:00 AM and 10:00 AM. Journey into the Aravalli hills on a scenic drive (approximately 2.5 hours) from Udaipur to Kumbhalgarh. A local English-speaking guide will join you to explain the significance of Mewar in Rajasthani history. The thick walls of this fort (the second longest in the world) stretch for 36 kilometers and offer splendid views and easy hiking opportunities. With more than 350 temple structures, bunkers, and palaces dating back to the 1400s, it is no surprise this remote fort was declared an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stop for a well-deserved lunch at a multi-cuisine restaurant or try local Mewari food (at your own expense). Then drive to Ranakpur, home to India’s biggest Jain temple. Comprising of massive marble domes and pillars, this house of worship is considered sacred by Jains. Spend some time walking around, as your guide explains the Jain principles of non-violence and non-possessiveness. After a memorable day, bid farewell to your guide and head back to Udaipur to your hotel or other preferred location within city limits. The tour ends approximately ten hours after the start time.

Udaipur: City Palace Museum Tour and Lake Pichola Boat Tour

3. Udaipur: City Palace Museum Tour and Lake Pichola Boat Tour

Be greeted by your driver at your accommodation in Udaipur by your guide. Head off for the city palace of Udaipur. Spend 3 hours on a guided tour around the palace complex, built over a period of nearly 400 years with contributions from several rulers of the Mewar dynasty. Visit the famous Jagdish Temple, a large Hindu temple in the middle of Udaipur in Rajasthan, just outside the royal palace. It has been in continuous worship since 1651.  After the guided tour, head to Lake Pichola to join a shared boat tour (self-guided) on the artificial lake., named after the nearby Picholi village, and how it is one of several contiguous lakes developed over the last few centuries in and around Udaipur. Then, relax on your drive back to your accommodation in Udaipur.

Jodhpur: Guided Highlights Half-Day City Tour

4. Jodhpur: Guided Highlights Half-Day City Tour

Rajasthan has historically been defined by a sense of Royalness. This tour of Jodhpur offers you the perfect chance to explore the city with a professional guide and learn about its ancient history and customs. Enjoy some complimentary snacks at a favourite local spot along the way. After you meet your guide, you'll travel by car and get to see the following highlights of this amazing city. 1. Mandore Gardens. View architecturally spectacular domes, a museum, the ‘Hall of Heroes,’ and a temple dedicated to the 33 crore Gods of Hinduism. 2. Balsamand Lake. An artificial lake with a stunning royal pathway.  3. Padamsar and Ranisar Lake. 4. Mehrangarh Fort. A symbol of the glorious princely era of Rajasthan, located on a hilltop, which provides fantastic views of the Blue City. 5. Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park. See some exotic plant species that belong to the Thar Desert area. 6. Statue of Rao Jodha and Jaswant Thada. A cenotaph built in honour of the King. 7. Toorji ka Jhalra. An ancient step well. 8. Ghanta Ghar Clock Tower and the old city Markets, Tripolia Bazaar.  9. Sardar Government Museum, Maharaja Umed Sigh Staduium, Rajasthan High Court, and Umed Club (if time permits).  10. Umaid Bhavan Palace and Museum.

Udaipur: Full-Day Kumbhalgarh & Jain Temple Private Tour

5. Udaipur: Full-Day Kumbhalgarh & Jain Temple Private Tour

After pick-up in Udaipur, take the 2-hour drive to Kumbhalgarh Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Learn the history of the fort while enjoying its mesmerizing view. Commonly referred to as the great wall of India, it features the second largest wall in the world. Afterwards, visit the Jain Temple in Ranakpur. It is believed that the temple was built in the 15th century under the direction of Seth Dharna Shah, who was a follower of Jainism. He constructed the temple with the help of Rana Kumbha, the King of Mewar, whose condition for his help was that the temple be named after him. There are four entrances to reach the main chamber where the idol of Adinath is placed. Discover the five pillars, each holding idols of various Tirthankaras.  After exploring the temple, you will head back to Udaipur and will be dropped back off at your hotel.

Private Evening Sunset Tour of Monsoon Palace/Sajjan Garh

6. Private Evening Sunset Tour of Monsoon Palace/Sajjan Garh

Hop in the chauffeur driven air-conditioned car waiting for you at your hotel at 4:00 PM. You will be driven to Monsoon Palace a.k.a Sajjan Garh Palace, which is situated 5 kms west of Udaipur. Enjoy the scenic route as you head towards Bansdara at the peak of Aravalli hill range, where the palace stands tall. Explore the whit marble palace white marble overlooking Lake Pichola. Listen to the stories behind the making of this palace and the surprising facts from our expert tour guide accompanying you. Witness the commanding view of the palaces and lakes of Udaipur city from the towering height. Watch the Sun set behind Aravalli's hills and immerse yourself in the tranquility. After sunset you will be driven back to your hotel in Udaipur, where the Sunset tour of Monsoon Palace will come to an end.

Udaipur Full-Day Private Tour with Boat Ride and Lunch

7. Udaipur Full-Day Private Tour with Boat Ride and Lunch

First up on your tour of Udaipur is the City Palace, the most famous architectural marvel of Udaipur. This palace complex includes the Chandra Mahal and Mubarak Mahal palaces and various other buildings. The complex also features a museum, which has a rich collection of royal costumes and a display of Rajput weaponry. Afterwards, you'll be driven to the Shree Jagdish Temple.  The Shree Jagdish Temple is 3 stories high and was built by the Maharana Jagat Singhji in 1651, costing more than 1.5 million rupees. It is now owned and managed by the royal family of Udaipur. After visiting the temple you will then drive to Saheliyon Ki Bari, the most beautiful garden in Udaipur. Then it's a quick stop for lunch before moving on to Pichola Lake.  Here you will enjoy a boat ride with a perfect backdrop of lush green hills. Pichola Lake is the oldest lake in Udaipur and one of the most beautiful lakes in Rajasthan. You will then move to Dudh Talai where you can enjoy the beautiful views of the Pichola Lake, Jagmandir Island Palace, Lake Palace, Udaivilas, the Leela Palace, the gorgeous Aravalli ranges and Udiapur old city.

Kumbhalgarh Fort: Full-Day Private Tour with Lunch

8. Kumbhalgarh Fort: Full-Day Private Tour with Lunch

At 9:00, board the air-conditioned car with your driver and leave for Kumbhalgarh village. The tour guide will join you on this 2 hour journey as you enjoy the scenic route view while speeding towards Kumbhalgarh. Arrive at Kumbhalgarh, a Mewar fortress built in 15th century by Rana Kumbha which shares exotic location on a hilltop in the Aravalli range of hills near Udaipur.  Tour the citadel and explore its striking features including: 15 feet thick frontal walls, 7 fortified gateways, 38 km unusually long boundary walls, over 360 temples (300 Jain and remaining Hindu), Lakhola Tank, Badshahi Baori, etc.  After the excursion, you will be taken for a filling lunch at a restaurant in Kumbhalgarh. After lunch, you will be dropped back at your hotel in Udaipur, terminating the Kumbhalgarh Fort tour package. 

Udaipur: Private City Tour and Jagdish Temple

9. Udaipur: Private City Tour and Jagdish Temple

Begin your tour of the city of Udaipur with pick-up from your hotel at 9:00 am. Travel to City Palace, Udaipur, a 400 year old palace complex, blending Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. Experience spectacular views of Udaipur city and its surroundings, from the banks of Lake Pichola.  Visit one of the most famous monuments in the city, Jagdish Temple, only a short walk from City Palace. Explore the temple and admire the beautiful carvings, dedicated to Lord Jagannath. Discover the shrines of Shiva, Ganesha, Surya and the goddess Shakti.  Finish your tour at the Saheliyon-ki-Bari, a colorful flower garden. Marvel at the fountains and marble sculptures, depicting elephants and humans, and relax by the lotus pool.  

Udaipur: Private Tour of Kumbhalgarh and Ranakpur with Lunch

10. Udaipur: Private Tour of Kumbhalgarh and Ranakpur with Lunch

The Ranakpur and Kumbhalgarh tour will start in the morning from Udaipur. At 9:00 am our driver will pick you up from your hotel in Udaipur and you will be driven to Kumbhalgarh Fort. Enjoy the two hours journey in comfort of air-conditioned car. As you reach the fort, our tour guide will join you and will begin with the brief details about the historic fort. Take a tour of the fort housing over 360 temples and witness the commanding view of Aravalli hill range and sand dunes of Thar Desert from the citadel. Then we will drive towards next location Ranakpur village to see the ancient white marble Jain Temple. It is located 33 kms away and is 1 hour journey by road. On reaching, take a lunch break and have a filling lunch at a local restaurant. Visit the popular Jain temple dedicated to Tirthankar Adinath. Take a walk inside and notice the shrine with 108 heads of snakes with umpteen interlaced tails. It is beautified with latticework, marble sculptures, motifs inspired by central ideas of Jain culture. The provided multi-lingual guide device would tell you everything about the temple. Also, visit the ‘Sun Temple’ located at a short distance. After the interesting sightseeing your Kumbhalgarh and Ranakpur tour package from Udaipur will terminate as we drop you safely at your scheduled dropping point.  

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based on 4 reviews

Our trip was excellent and well organized. Our guide ,Nitin, was knowledgeable and explained well about the history and monuments. He was patient in both explaining the history and taking the photos for memory. We really enjoyed sightseeing and would recommend this tour.

Very good guide City tour super interesting and well conducted The explanations in English and French allowed us to understand the history of jodhpur It was a very good day I highly recommend

The city palace is an amazing building and treasure trove. Our guide Vikram was witty and engaging as well as extremely knowledgeable. The tour included a boat tour of the lake.

The trip was excruciating. Well coordinated. The guide and driver were very knowledgeable and helpful. I would recommend them to everyone.

Very good and flexible guide, adapts to the demands of the visitors, good driver as well, to recommend!