Udaipur

Udaipur is considered by many as the most romantic of Rajasthan’s magical cities. The city has several lakes, the most famous of them is Lake Pichola. Colourful markets, narrow alleyways and a generous sprinkling of palaces of the Sisodia dynasty, temples and old whitewashed havelis now restored to former glory, all entice you to slow down and savour the history and culture set amidst its lakeside settings.

The Palace, with its gloriously ornate royal rooms, and its museum full of royal treasures is often first on the list for visitors. The city deserves at least two days to soak in the dreamlike serenity of the lake and explore local markets, or venture to the several hilltop palaces and lookouts offering wonderful vistas of the city and the surrounding Aravalli Hills.

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