The city of lakes has always drawn a big tourist crowd. The royal attractions, stunning lake views, colourful streets, fun horse rides have attracted people from all over the world. The grandeur of the city, along with its old world charm, grows on you, compelling you to come back very soon. The trip may be a weekend getaway to a destination wedding at one of the luxury hotels and resorts in Udaipur. As it is with exploring any new city, you need to get the most out of the city to truly enjoy your stay to the fullest. Here’s how you can make the most out of your Udaipur trip, especially if you’re staying for the weekend:
1. Experience a Royal Stay
A visit to Udaipur cannot be complete without experiencing royalty in one way or the other. People in Udaipur are known for their wonderful hospitality. However, a stay at one of the luxury hotels and resorts in Udaipur can give you a glimpse into the life that the royals used to lead. The interiors at these hotels blend in modern needs with the old fashioned design, creating a comfortable and regal stay. A lot of them are built around artificial lakes giving you a splendid view of the lake and an opportunity to have a lovely tea time by the lake.
2. Plan a Lake Side Date
Udaipur works as a beautiful romantic getaway, the ambience creating a romance filled atmosphere. Populated with stunning views, from scenic lakes, breathtaking hilltop views, greenland areas, Udaipur has gems in every corner of the city. You can head to the quaint café in Udaipur Lake Palace, or head to the sunset terrace at Fateh Prakash Place that overlooks the grand Lake Picchola. Date night at Ambrai Ghat offers an experience you won’t forget for a lifetime.
3. Attend the Light & Sound Show at Manek Chowk
Udaipur has a rich history and one of the most entertaining ways to know more about it is by attending the light & sound show at Manek Chowk. The mesmerizing show attract many foreign tourists who want to know more about the charming city. You can sit back and watch the colourful lights take you on a thrilling ride. They host shows in Hindi and English in the months of May-August and September-March respectively.
4. Explore the Countryside with Shilpgram
A little on the outskirts of the city, near Havala Village, is Shilpgram, a popular two month festival held in the months of November and December. This architectural marvel for rural arts & crafts is based around a tribal village in the western parts of the country. The ethnographic museum is a perfect getaway for a tranquil time while exploring the traditional art and craft which include textiles, marble & terracotta sculptures, tie & dye fabric, along with bandini and mirror work. The clothing is mostly hand-woven. You will also find expertly designed camel leather work along with intricate embroidery reflective of the tribal lifestyle.