Royal monuments, floating lake palaces, regal gardens and postcard-worthy scenery are just a few reasons why Udaipur, also known as the ‘City of Lakes,’ is a destination built for Kings and Queens.
Just one visit to India’s most romantic city and you’ll immediately fall in love. Colorful buildings, gorgeous sunsets, tranquil lake vibes and hotels that are more like palaces, will have you feeling, looking and living like royalty.
Boston-based traveler Shiru (@shirus_story) recently spent time in Udaipur and her stunning photos have us ready to bow down, pack our most regal attire and book a flight! From temple hopping and sunset chasing to staying in one of the most romantic hotels in the world, her trip to Udaipur will inspire you to plan your own trip so you can slay like the queen you are.
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Welcome to Udaipur
Located in the western Indian state of Rajasthan, Udaipur is a city made for lovers. Known as ‘the most romantic spot on the continent of India’ since as far back as 1829, the colorful city is surrounded by a series of artificial lakes and over-the-top royal residences. Visit during the fall and winter months (September, October, November, December, February, and March) for the best weather.
Live Like A Queen
You can find accommodations to fit every taste and budget in Udaipur, however, if you’re looking for somewhere that will make you feel like royalty, there’s only one place to stay – Taj Lake Palace. Originally built as the pleasure palace of Maharaja Jagat Singh II, the Taj Lake Palace is one of the most romantic hotels in the world. Decadent cuisine, butler service, and breathtaking views are only a few of the things that await you.
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Though Indian cuisine can vary by region and local culture, you will be hard-pressed to find a bad meal anywhere in the country. Rice, lentils, chickpeas, and curry are a few of the staples in many Indian dishes. Don’t leave India without trying traditional foods like Masala Dosa (a potato and onion curry, dipped in chutney), Dhokla (a savory snack), and Hyderabadi biriyani.
There are so many temples and sights to see throughout Udaipur, but be sure to stop by the Ahar Cenotaphs to marvel at the over 300-year-old monuments dedicated to the maharajas of Mewar. The structures are so elaborate, you will feel like royalty stepping through the ancient grounds.