As you guys know I was in Udaipur earlier this month, here’s a post on places you must visit while you’re traveling to Udaipur!
Brace yourself, this is going to be a long post!
We were there for four days and on day 2 we decided to do a city tour. We booked us a city tour from our hotel, Leela Palace itself on Day 1. They had two options for the tour, Innova tour or BMW tour with a difference of just thousand bucks. The choice was obvious!
We left for the city tour first just after our breakfast.
Will share more through pictures now:
Waiting for our boat…
On a boat ride to get to the jetty where our car awaits.And our ride is here!
Our first stop was City Palace but the moment we reached, it started to rain, and a quite heavy one.The entrance and the view!
Lake Palace as seen from the City Palace!
City Palace is huge! Best time to go there is around 10 a.m. if you are planning to visit other places too on the same day. It takes you two to three hours easily there. Also, I think you must opt for a guided tour of the City Palace if you don’t want to feel lost and have a thing for history. I probably clicked million pictures here but of course can’t share them all here.
After we got done with City Palace, we visited the Jagdish Mandir which is a five minute walk from the City Palace.
Photography is prohibited in the temple premises so I couldn’t click much pictures there. After that, we went to the Vintage Car Museum. If you are following me on snapchat (id: pallavi ruhail), you must have seen all the cars as I was snapchatting everything.
The Rolls Royce Phantom has to be my favourite of course! You’ll also spot some vintage cars that you may have seen in many Bollywood or Hollywood movies.By the time we were done with the Vintage Car Museum we were very hungry, and yet decided to make a quick stop at Saheliyo ki baadi, which was barely a 15 minutes drive from the museum. It had stopped raining by then.
If you’re a fan of lush green gardens, you’d definitely like Saheliyo ki baadi!It barely took us half an hour there and then we headed back to our hotel for lunch. You can of course have your lunch at one of the local restaurants in the city itself but thanks to the rain, I was a mess and I needed to dry my hair and shoes and this was the perfect excuse.
Some in-room dining with a view of Lake Pichola. We ordered some chicken and veg dish plus lachha paranthas which were delish!We could actually see Monsoon Palace from our room’s balcony which was going to be our next destination. The perfect time to visit Monsoon Palace is evening as we were told and we figured out why later. The view from Monsoon Palace is spectacular in the evenings, and rains only makes it better, you can see clouds beneath you.
Once we were there, we just didn’t want to leave. We still managed to spend over an hour just enjoying the view and chatting, I have to admit it was quite romantic.
They stop the entry by 5 p.m. so you may want to plan accordingly.
I just didn’t want to leave this beautiful view but then they have fixed timings, can’t help.
On our way back to the hotel, we stopped by at Complete Art – School of Art to check out some miniature paintings and handicrafts for souvenir.
By the time we got back to the hotel, it was dinner time.
We had the option of using the next day / Day 3 too to see other places but we opted out of it and decided to rather chill at the hotel itself. But if you want to explore more, here are a few options in the city and some around like a few hours drive, that you can check out:
- Jag Mandir
- Lake Fatehsagar
- Bagore Ki Haveli
- Kumbhalgarh Fort
- Eklingji Temple
Coming to the outfit! With so much walking around and places to see, I obviously wanted to wear something comfortable, also nothing too revealing because one can’t predict the crowd at such touristy places in India, without having to compromise on style!
I wore a navy blue swirl and spatter silk crop top and silk crepe jogger pants from Hemant and Nandita AW 16/17 collection ‘Wilderness’. I love the tassels ties for the neckline and pants the most in this outfit. Further, it looks like a co-ord but these are actually two separate pieces that just go well together. You can shop this look at Anthropologie! I love how practical the collection is and I am love with most pieces from it.
(Outfit Details: Hemant & Nandita crop top & joggers, Marc Jacobs bag, Dolce & Gabbana sunglasses, Earrings street buy, Forever 21 shoes)
I will be back soon with more looks from Udaipur, stay tuned!