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From Delhi: 6-Day Golden Triangle and Udaipur Private Tour

1. From Delhi: 6-Day Golden Triangle and Udaipur Private Tour

Day 1: New Delhi City Tour - Agra Begin your trip with a private pickup from your hotel, airport, railway station, or accommodation in Delhi, Noida or Gurugram.  Start with a half-day city tour of Delhi. Highlights include Qutub Minar, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Baha ‘Lotus’i Temple, India Gate, and the Parliament House, the President's Palace.  Then head to Agra, the city of the Taj Mahal, on a 4-hour drive. Upon arrival at Agra, check-in to your hotel and relax for the evening.  Day 2: Agra - Jaipur Get up before sunrise, and head to the Taj Mahal to watch the sun come up over the world-famous monument. You will spend two hours taking in its wonder.  After that, have breakfast back at the hotel before check-out and a 1-hour visit to the Agra Fort. Next, head to Jaipur on a 5-hour drive. When you arrive in Jaipur,  check into your hotel and relax for the evening.  Day 3: Jaipur sightseeing Hop on a 2-hour guided tour of the Amber Fort after breakfast. After that, tour Jaipur from your vehicle and spend 15 minutes at the Jal Mahal, a palace located in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake. In the afternoon, visit Maharaja’s City Palace. Discover Jantar Mantar after this, a collection of 19 architectural astronomical instruments.  After that, you'll be driven past the beautiful Hawa Mahal, a large structure built so the women of the royal household could observe streets outside while remaining hidden. At the end of the day, be dropped off at your hotel.  Day 4: Jaipur – Udaipur (by plane) After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Udaipur. After your airport transfer and hotel check-in, the rest of the day will be for free leisure time.  Day 5: Udaipur sightseeing Meet your guide after breakfast. Explore the City Palace, a palace complex that includes Chandra Mahal and Mubarak Mahal palaces. Amar Vilas, the highest point of this palace, contains wonderful hanging gardens with fountains, towers, and terraces.  Explore the Jagdish Temple, Sahelion ki Bari Garden, Fatehsagar Lake, and Bhagore ki Haveli the rest of the day with your guide. Day 6: Udaipur – Delhi (by plane, optional) Get picked up and taken to Udaipur Airport for your flight to Delhi. Upon arrival, your transfer can drop you at any desired location in Delhi, Noida or Gurugram. If you choose not catch the flight back to Delhi, you can be dropped off anywhere within Udaipur.

From Udaipur: Private Day Trip to Chittorgarh Fort

2. From Udaipur: Private Day Trip to Chittorgarh Fort

Get picked up by a private driver from your hotel in Udaipur for a day of sightseeing in Chittorgarh. Let the driver navigate the twisting roads while you relax and enjoy the views on the way to India’s largest fortresses. Discover the history of the 7th-century Chittorgarh Fort at your own pace. The Unesco World Heritage Site boasts multiple palaces, fortified gateways, temples, towers, and gardens that still evoke the grandeur of Rajasthan's ancient royals. Wind through Chittorgarh city on the banks of the Gambhir River and learn about the events that took place in and around the fortress. From warring Sultans and Mughals to acts of bravery and love, there is much to learn about the fort that is a source of local pride. After a full day’s sightseeing, you will be dropped back at your hotel in the evening.

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.

Udaipur: Full Day Private City Tour with Optional Boat Ride

4. 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.

Udaipur: Full-Day Local Culture Tour

5. Udaipur: Full-Day Local Culture Tour

Your tour will begin as you are picked up by 9:00AM. From there you will visit the Udaipur City Palace, which is a huge complex housing several small palaces along with four main palaces and a museum displaying rare artifacts. Built over 400 years ago, this city palace has been built in an amalgamation of Mughal and Rajasthani styles of architecture, and through the involvement of various rulers of the Mewar Dynasty. Following that, you'll head to Monsoon Palace. Built on the top of Bansdara Hills, Monsoon Palace offers stunning views over the city and was used as a monsoon resort and hunting lodge. You'll then visit the Garden of the Maidens, which was built by Maharana Sangram Singh II for 48 young women attendants who arrived to Udaipur as a part of a princess's dowry. Consisting of marble elephants, fountains, a lotus pool and a small museum, this garden attracts visitors and residents alike. Bagore ki Haveli will be the next place on your agenda. Located near Lake Pichola at the Gangaur Ghat, this palace presents an exquisite display of art and architecture and showcases rare collections of costumes and modern art. You will then experience the Jagdish Temple, which was built in the style of Indo-Aryan architecture. Later in the evening you can have fun at the cafes near Lake Pichola. The artificial freshwater lake houses two prominent tourist attractions: the islands of Jag Mandir and Jag Niwas. City Palace is located on the eastern banks of the lake, and a boat ride on the lake is one the most popular things to do in Lake Pichola. At the conclusion of your experience, you will be returned back to your accommodation by 6:00PM.

Lake Pichola: Evening Boat ride with Private Transfers

6. Lake Pichola: Evening Boat ride with Private Transfers

At 3:30pm board your chauffeur driven car from your booked hotel in Udaipur. From there, you will be driven to Lake Pichola for a mesmerizing boat ride. As the boat ride begins, you will start to see the majestic views of key monuments lining the lake. Catch a glimpse of the 400 year old City Palace, boasting numerous lavish palaces and see locals washing on the ghats (quay) reached by staircase.    Enjoy the cool breeze as you continue the windy ride, looking out for the massive Havelis (private mansions) on the shore. The most prominent one is Bagore ki Haveli, famous for decorations with intricate and fine work of mirrors. Also, do not forget to spot the distant view of Monsoon Palace, perched on the Aravalli hills. Finally, as the time flows, watch the gorgeous sunset view disappearing into the horizon. After the boat ride you, get back in the car and you will be safely dropped back to your booked hotel.       

Udaipur: Evening Horse Riding Experience in the Countryside

7. Udaipur: Evening Horse Riding Experience in the Countryside

Begin your experience with pick-up at 3:30pm from your hotel in Udaipur. You will be driven to the farm located on the outskirts of Udaipur city. On reaching the farm, enjoy a warm welcome with piping hot tea or coffee and cookies. After relishing the supper, you will be taken for Marwari horse riding under the supervision of a professional instructor. Ride this famous cavalry horse breed and feel like a true Rajput warrior. Afterwards, you will be taken to the quaint lake of Jogi Talaab to catch your breath after the exhilarating experience. After the exciting evening, you will be dropped back at your hotel in Udaipur, terminating the Udaipur city horse riding tour package. 

Udaipur: Highlights of Udaipur, Guided Half-Day Car Tour

8. Udaipur: Highlights of Udaipur, Guided Half-Day Car Tour

Explore the beautiful and colorful royal haveli of Bagore. It was built in the 18th century and is situated on the lakeside and loved by photographers. Discover the marvelous and mesmerizing ornate carvings on Jagdish Temple, built in the 17th century. Visit the most famous ghats on Lake Pichola and listen to the inspiring stories about the history, culture, and life of Udaipur. Continue the tour and stop to try local food delicacies and learn about local food culture. Enjoy a visit to the famous local markets of Udaipur. Your guide will help you navigate and explore the old alleyways for an offbeat experience. Visit the beautiful Fateh Sagar Lake and listen to the heartwarming stories of the Rajputs Dynasty, which is loved by locals. Continue to explore more popular local sites, including the beautiful Saheliyon ki Bari or "Garden of Maids," built for royal women, and more. See the city palace of Udaipur and complete the tour with a big smile on your face and beautiful memories to cherish in your photos.

Kumbhalgarh and Ranakpur: Private Day Trip from Udaipur

9. 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.

Chittorgarh: Private Day Trip from Udaipur

10. Chittorgarh: Private Day Trip from Udaipur

Be collected from your accommodation in Udaipur between 6:00 AM and 10:00 AM. Then, head on a 2.5-hour journey through beautiful landscapes to Chittorgarh, which is the city with one of the biggest forts.  Once you reach Chittorgarh, visit the massive UNESCO World Heritage Site known as Chittorgarh Fort. This is a vast structure and has seven gates with Rampole (Gate of Ram) as the main gate. This fort has a history of romance, pride, and Rajput spirit. It is associated with the beautiful queen known as Padmavati. Then, visit the famous Meera Bai Temple and explore her dedication to Lord Krishna. Make a stop for lunch then end your memorable journey in Rajputana style. Be returned to your accommodation in Udaipur. 

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What people are saying about Udaipur

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 43 reviews

It was a great experience, nothing unnecessary, no shops and lunches (just when we felt really hungry we asked our driver to find something for us and he found a really tasty and cheap cafe). Several more words about the driver. He was the best ever! He was really experienced (and fashionable in his multicolored turban))) with a great sense of humor and quite good English. Unfortunately I forgot his name. You do not really need a guide visiting those places, and we were honestly told that. Everything was prepaid, we were given audio guides for Ranakpur. So, it turned to be one of our best tours in India (together with Taj). Ranakpur is for sure a must-see place, an incredible one.

Very good tour to get from A to B. Since there is no direct train route from Udaipur to Jodhpur, we have decided on this and it does not regret the route is beautiful and adventurous at the same time! You make a very beautiful impressive fort and visit a fantastic temple! Our driver was very friendly and showed us a lot of things along the way!

awesome experience of cooking Indian food with Neelam, Nimu and family we got to see and prepare many dishes, Laxman took photos of steps and given to me so I could focus more on cooking.

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!