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This article is part of the Traveling India:  North to South Series.
‘India’s’ Venice’ and one of the most romantic cities in the world, Udaipur, holds many names. But one thing we know for sure: its magnificent lakes, stunning palaces, gorgeous temples and generosity of the locals make it one of the most attractive places to visit in central India.
Chittorgarg Fort Complex - Chittorgarg
 Chittorgarg Fort Complex - Chittorgarg (Photo Credit:  MBS-Photography)

10. Chittorgarh Fort

Built in the 12th century for the King's daughter, Fort Chittorgarh is one of the major and most spectacular attractions in India. Taking up 28 square kilometers, the territory of the fort is famous for the Vijaya Stambkha Tower, the Victory Column, along with the fort's palaces and temples.
Address: Chittorgarh, Rajasthan, India

9. Ahar Royal Cemetery

Located 3 km East of Udaipur, Ahar Royal Cemetery is a complex of 200 empty graves and a few small palaces. Make sure to visit the ancient capital of the Sisodia and the museum of archaeological discoveries nearby.
Saheliyon Ki Bari - Udaipur
 Saheliyon Ki Bari - Udaipur ( Photo Credit: MBS-Photography)
8. Saheliyon-ki-Bari Garden
If you are a nature lover, make sure to visit Saheliyon-ki-Bari Garden. Built in the 18th century, it is still one of the main attractions in Udaipur. Don't forget to bring your significant other on a romantic walk among stunning roses, fountains, and a pond with lotus flowers.
Address: Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001, India
Fateh Sagar Lake - Udaipur
 Fateh Sagar Lake - Udaipur ( Photo Credit: MBS-Photography

7. Fateh Sagar Lake

The second biggest lake in Udaipur after Lake Pichola is Fateh Sagar Lake, an artificial water reservoir with an island, a park and a sun observatory in the middle.
Sajjan Garg - Udaipur
Sajjan Garg - Udaipur ( Photo Credit: MBS-Photography)  
6. Monsoon Palace (Sajjangarh Palace)
Monsoon Palace, as known as Sajjangarh Palace, is located 5 km away from the center of Udaipur on the top of the tallest Aravalli Hills on the shore of Lake Fateh-Sagar. Monsoon Palace is all built of white marble and is a gorgeous, pompous palace with numerous rooms and halls. The palace looks exceptionally beautiful during the monsoon period.
Address: Kodiyat, Rajasthan 313011, India
Phone: +91 95710 63039
Udaipur Lake - India
 Udaipur Lake - India ( Photo Credit: Wikipedia)  

5. Jag Mandir Island

A small island in the middle of Lake Pichola hosts the stunning, white-marbled Jag Mandir Palace with numerous pavilions and halls laid out with stone mosaic. You can enjoy a spectacular panorama of Udaipur City Palace and the hills from the island, as well as have a stroll in the luxurious garden next to the palace.
Address: Udaipur, Rajasthan
Phone: +91 294 242 4186

4. Lake Palace Jagniwas

One more palace, Jagniwas, on an island in the middle of Lake Pichola, was once a royal residence and is now one of the most luxurious hotels in the world. Lush terraces, pools, colonnades, beautiful domes with elegant moldings, black marble and mosaic embellishments are all combined together to bring forth an architectural marvel. (A must visit attraction in Udaipur.)
Address: Udaipur, Rajasthan
Phone: +91 294 242 8800
Jagdish Temple - Udaipur
Jagdish Temple - Udaipur ( Photo Credit: Wikipedia)   

3. Jagdish Temple

Located in the heart of Udaipur, ancient Induist Jagdish Temple is easily reached by a tall stairway. Take your shoes off and marvel at gorgeous facades embellished with statues of elephants, dancers and musicians, and stunning halls with impressive statues of the Gods, Vishnu, Ganesha, Shakti and Shiva.
Address: RJ SH 50, Udaipur, Rajasthan
Phone: +91 83879 87510
Lake Palace Pichola Lake, Udaipur
Lake Palace Pichola Lake, Udaipur ( Photo Credit: Schwiki )    

2. Lake Pichola

This stunning lake with hotels, restaurants, and shops on its shores, is a definite must see once you are in Udaipur. Most of the cafes and restaurants are located on the roofs of hotels, which enable one to enjoy the gorgeous view of the lake, hills and the city.
City Place
 City Palace ( Photo Credit: MBS-Photography)  

1. Udaipur City Palace

Located on the shore of Lake Pichola, Udaipur City Palace is actually a complex of palaces and museums built at different time during the 16th - 18th centuries. No wonder this remarkable architectural ensemble is the main attraction of the city – make sure to take a few hours to visit it.
Address: Udaipur, Rajasthan
Phone: +91 294 241 9021
Although Udaipur is an extremely popular place to visit for people from India and all over the world, this lovely ancient city didn't lose its charm and color throughout the centuries. Magnificent sunsets over Lake Pichola, old narrow streets with camels and noisy bazaars selling anything from spices and fruits, makes for an unforgettable vacation here.  
In Udaipur the exotic Indian dream will come true, even for the most selective traveler.
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