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Udaipur Tourism – Top 10 places to visit in Udaipur in 2021

Top 10 places to visit in Udaipur – Udaipur is a royal city in the state of Rajasthan. You can witness the city of lakes dwelling in its supremacy with the palaces and temples. This post is about Udaipur Tourism and the intended purpose of this post is to provide an overview of tourist places of Udaipur!

It has been referred to as the Venice of the east. The mesmerizing city is surrounded by the lovely Aravalli hills.

The whole location , the city of Udaipur, is just like a dream set up. The architecture will blow your mind away.

A boat ride in Lake Pichola will take you to fantasy land and make you feel like you are dreaming.

The beauty of the whole city is breathtaking. It is also locally called the jewel of Mewar.

The lake palace is a significant monument of the city. There are a few special places that you must not miss out on when visiting Udaipur.

Udaipur Tourism Places

So below are the list of 10 places which you should visit if you are planning to visit Udaipur!

Lake Pichola

This artificial lake is situated in the heart of the city of Udaipur is the heart beat of Udaipur Tourism. It is the oldest and the largest Lake in the city of Udaipur. There are hills in the surroundings making it a picturesque view.

There are many heritage buildings and ghats on the banks of the Lake in various directions. One can enjoy a boat ride in this magnificent Lake.

In the evening the whole water reflects the sun and seems to be made of molten gold.

The romance in you will be rekindled upon the sight of this view. The Lake was made in the year 1362 AD when Maharaja Lakha was the ruler.

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The lake is 3 miles long and 2 miles wide with a depth of 30 feet. The Lake Palace is situated right in the middle just like a jewel in a ring.

A dam is situated on one side of the Lake. On the eastern side is the beautiful City Palace of Udaipur while a little on the north to that is the Mohan Mandir.

City Palace of Udaipur

This Palace is situated overlooking Pichola Lake. It is noted to be the largest royal complex in the whole state of Rajasthan. In the year 1559, it was built by the ruler Maharana Uday Singh.

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It was the place from the entire area was ruled under the Maharana’s era. Every successor enhanced the beauty of the Palace. there are numerous Mahals, Pavillions, courtyards, corridors, rooms, terraces, and also hanging gardens.

To showcase the rich culture and art work of the Rajputs there is a museum as well. There are colourful paintings all along with the palace. It gives you a peek into the royal lives of the Yester kings.

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Fateh Sagar Lake

This lake covers an area of 54 square km being surrounded by the Aravalli hills is the second largest Lake in town. The calm atmosphere is sure to make you awestruck.

One can enjoy the view by a drive around the Lake on the Moti Magri road on the circumference. A few water sports have been introduced lately in the Lake apart from boating.

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There are 3 islands in the Lake. One has a Nehru park and a restaurant in the shape of a boat. There is also a small zoo for the kids, generally used as a picnic spot by families in the cool evenings.

The second island houses fountains, while the third one has a solar observatory.

Sajjangarh Palace

This palace sits on the top of a hill and overlooks the city. This palace served as the residence of the rulers of the Mewar dynasty. Originally made in the year 1884 by the Maharana Sajjan Singh.

Initially, it was designed to be nine story tall building that could second as an observatory. The purpose was to note the monsoon clouds, hence named the Monsoon Palace. But the early demise of the Maharana stopped the entire process.

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It was turned into a place for recreation by his successor Maharana Fateh Singh. This was a hunting lodge for the Mewars and their guests. The palace has high towers and turrets made of unique Rajput architecture. The palace has a unique way to use rainwater since its initial design.

Eklingji Temple

this is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, situated at 22 km on the north of Udaipur. The temple is a two-story building with a pyramid style roof.

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The shiva lingam is about 50 feet high and has four faces of Lord Shiva made on it.

Vintage Car Museum

For those who would love to take a peek at the rides used by the Mewars there is a neat collection of the cars used by the Rajput rulers. It reflects their luxurious lifestyle.

Taj Lake Palace

It was earlier known as the Jag Niwas. It is in the pristine waters of Lake Pichola. One will feel that this palace is floating in the lake water.

It was originally the summer palace of the Mewar ruler Maharana Jagat Singh. Built in the year 1754, now in the year 1963, it has been converted into a five-star hotel.

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The guests can take a feel of the royal lifestyle and enjoy the traditional Rajasthani cuisine as well as European dishes.

Jaisamand Lake

this is the second largest man made lake of Asia around 100 square km. There is a Jaisamand Wildlife sanctuary having rare animals and migratory birds.

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There are a massive dam and a shiva temple to mark the uniqueness of this dam. There are three islands where the Bhil tribes reside.

This place is peaceful away from the hustle-bustle of the main city. An ideal place to enjoy nature and relax with family.

Jag Mandir Palace

It is on the southern island in Lake Pichola. The palace is made of yellow sandstone and marble, three-story high.

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There are 8 life-size elephant figures that guard the palace made out of pure white marble piece.

Bada Mahal

This palace has a mix of Rajput as well as Mughal designs and architecture. It is an enormous building hence the name Bada. The palace is on a 90 feet high hilltop.

The lavish and exquisite gardens and balconies are sure to mesmerize everyone. The designs on each pillar are so intricate. The lush green gardens and fountain are a lovely sight.


Friends, the beauty of this place is unparalleled. This mesmerizing city of Udaipur is a dream and has everything to attract tourists from across the globe. No doubt that udaipur tourism is one of the most happening tourist circles in the country.

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Fun places around Bangalore which kids will love

Are you  looking for some fun places to take your kid around during this Christmas vacation. There are many Fun places around Bangalore which kids will love .

Here are some cool places around Bangalore which kids will love. Few of them are well known, but others also offer good fun!

I have visited these separately in past, but have tried to compile them together.  This post is for information. Please refer to individual website for address, entry fees and directions. Entry fees tend to change and hence I have not provided this information here.

My tips from my experience:

  • I found that there are many coupon websites like nearbuy.com or couponraja.com etc which offer discounted tickets on these parks. Do check them out before you go. If you are travelling with family / group, you may be able to save good.
  • Food inside these parks are costly so may be you can look at saving this cost
  • Park like wonderla has hotels for overnight stay, its a good experience. Try if possible

Wonderla Amusement Park

Probably the most popular one. (http://www.wonderla.com/bangalore-amusement-park/). Lots of rides for both kids and adults. A good family outing.

Address: 28th k.m., Mysore Road, Bangalore – 562109 [Ph: 080-22010300 080-22010333]

wonderla amusement park -Fun places around Bangalore which kids will love

 

Fun World

Address: Nandi Durga Road, 5, Fun World Complex, Opp. TV Tower, J C Nagar, Jayamahal, Bengaluru, Karnataka [ +91 88616 55993, +91 9035524000]

http://funworldblr.com/

Offers kids rides and many other fun activities. Also has Waterworld and Snow City. As the name suggest has water sports and snow city

Water world @ funworld

waterworld at funworld bangalore – Fun places around Bangalore which kids will love

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rides at funworld bangalore

Snow City @ Fun World

snow world at funworld bangalore

Innovative Film City

Movie studio, amusement park, reality TV set tours etc. Cartoon city, Aqua Kingdom, Dino Park, Mini Golf, Mirror Maze etc.

Address: 24 & 26, Kiadb Estates, Bidadi, Bengaluru, Karnataka 562109 [080 – 2209 9999]

http://innovativefilmcity.in/

innovative film city


Lumbini Gardens

Address: Nagwara lake, Ring Road, Hebbal, Bangalore

Kids rides, play area, water slides etc. Very near, with in the city next to Manyata Embassy business park.

lumbini gardens bangalore

Banerghatta National Park

A very popular tourist destination in Bangalore. Banerghatta Zoo is a real fun and learning for kids.

Address: Bannerghatta Road, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560083 [080 2782 8300], (http://bannerghattabiologicalpark.org/)

elephants @ Bannerghatta Zoo

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GRS Fantasy park

This is actually at the outskirts of Mysore. Offerr Family Rides, Kids Rides and many more. Can be clubbed with your trip to Mysore. You can visit Mysore Zoo which is one of the oldest in India.

Address: Off KRS Road, Metagalli, Mysuru – 570 016 [9590 080808 / 9448 557029] ,

(http://www.grsfantasypark.com/)

caterpillar ride @ grs fantassy park

GRS Fantasy park

Mysore Zoo

One of the oldest and largest in India. Very well maintained and very popular among kids. Should not be missed if you are planning a trip to Mysore.

Address: Zoo Road, Indira Nagar, Ittige Gudu, Near Mysuru Mall, Mysuru, Karnataka 570010 mysorezoo.info

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mysore zoo – Fun places around Bangalore which kids will love

Brindavan Gardens Mysore 

One of the most beautiful gardens in the country. Kids definitely love this place. Though people go there in evening time for music fountain show, if you are with kids my suggestion is to go there at day time. It is safe , less people and kids enjoy it the most.

Address: Address: KRS Dam Road, Mysore, Karnataka 571607
Phone: 080 2657 9231

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Hope you liked this post. Wish you a good, safe and f unfilled times with your kids / family.

One day weekend getaway from Bangalore – towards Hosur

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Celebrating a safe Diwali

Myweekendtrips wishes all it’s readers a very happy and prosperous Deepawali.

Diwali or Deepawali is around the corner. It is a festival of lights, festivals of happiness. It is also a festival of togetherness. It is one of the most awaited festival of the year. The preparation starts days in advance. Cleaning the house, washing curtains, buying new clothes, ,making sweets etc etc. Specifically for kids the most exciting part is bursting crackers.

Bursting crackers has its own risks, specifically when it involves kids. Hence I thought of listing down few important points which we all should consider.

Crackers are not toys – Yes, we have to make sure that we and our kids understand this very well. For kids Diwali starts many days before Diwali. They will go and buy pistol/gun and small gun cracker which they start playing with it. Though it looks safe and simple, the sparkle can hurt the eyes. Similarly when bursting bigger crackers, like “phulhjadi” or “Anaar” or “Chakri” etc we have to make sure that kids are careful with them. Specially with elders kids. They feel that they have grown up and they can do everything by themselves. Handling rocket etc is dangerous to all whether it’s a kid or an adult. So key point is to make them understand that they are not playing with their regular toy. It is a cracker and can be dangerous.
Buy legally allowed crackers – There is a guideline set for manufacturing crackers and legally allowed manufacturers follow that. If these guidelines are not followed, the cracker becomes an dangerous explosive which can even burst during handling and transportation. Hence always buy crackers from legally allowed manufactures. They may be costly. Buy less if budget does not permit, but by legal ones. They are more safe and environment friendly.

Precautions while bursting crackers – Finally there are certain do and dont’s while bursting crackers. This has been repeated many times on TV, Newspapers, Social Media etc and I am listing them down here. I follow them and I urge you also follow them.

  1. Don’t allow kids to play with crackers inside the house. Even a small sparkle can lead to a big fire.
  2. Always choose an open ground, safe and away from houses.
  3. Don’t wear loose fitting dress. Wear thick clothes dress like jeans etc. No nylon clothes. Make sure that kids are wearing shoes all the time while bursting crackers. If possible adult as well.
  4. Don’t get tempted by ethnic dress etc. They look really good, but not while playing with crackers.
  5. Don’t leave kids alone. Not even for a minute when they are with crackers. Kids are most unpredictable during such times. Make sure that you are around them.
  6. Don’t light more than one item at a time. Also make sure that you are not carrying any of the item in your pocket, however small it is. It can turn dangerous.
  7. If there are many kids together, keep an eye on all of them. You know that, all these little ones are mischievous.
  8. Always keep a bucket of water around.
  9. Keep common medicines like burnol, alovera gel etc handy.
  10. No playing near electric wires, meters etc.
  11. In case of any burn or emergency, do not treat yourselves, rush to a nearby hospital.

Diwali is for togetherness. It is a festival for the family and should be happy and joyful. I personally feel that we should stop bursting all big crackers which makes sound. Diwali should be more of lighting diyas than bursting big crackers. It is festival of light over darkness. It is a festival of light and not sound

Have a very safe and fun-filled Diwali!

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