Air : Flights are taken off and landed on the Maharana Pratap Airport situated around 20 kms from Udaipur.
Rail : Trains to and fro from the Udaipur City Railway Station and Rana Pratap Nagar Railway Stations to all major cities of the country.
Road : The city alights on the intersection of major highways joining the East-West and North-South antipodes.
Summers : Mid March - June (23 C to 44 C)
Monsons :July - September (Moderately cool with some humidity)
Winters : October - March (5 C to 30 C)
Best time of a visit - Winter season, somewhere between mid-September to March is the most pleasant time for a visit. With the mornings and evenings being chilly the day bears the warmth of the sun making the stay all the more enjoyable.
Udaipur Tourist Places.
1. City Palace
Footed at the eastern edge of the Lake Pichola, the City Palace of Udaipur is constructed in congregation of multistoried vaults standing on colonnade of piers running in a facade covering 244 meters of length towering about 30 m high. It is a sight of white sandstone reflecting the yellow of the sun in shapes of pointed arches and rounded domes, mounted on an array of windows symmetrically constructed to showcase Mughal Architecture. The beautiful palace has entry through a triple arched gate called the Tripolia that leads to a main courtyard following to many more and small passages running in all directions. The proud royalty of the great rulers is visible in this magnificent building.
2. Lake Pichola
The clear waters of Lake Pichola lying in the heart of Udaipur casts shapes of the Aravalis within it. Extending 4 kms in length with a width of 3 kms, the lake is refreshingly beautiful for a boat ride. The view of the sun dipping in water at horizon is a sight for sore eyes. Not running very deep, the lake dries during severe summers but replenishes with the onset of monsoons. Having the City Palace, that runs a km on its eastern edge, it has the Jag Mandir Island on its southern end which is yet another visited place.
3. Jagmandir Island
The palace on Jag Mandir Island on Lake Pichola is a venue engaging the heart with the most exquisite setting especially during night. A magnanimous entry through a sculpture of eight stone elephants the palace opens up to a garden with a 17th century minaret made of blue sandstone. With panoramic views of the lake and a nearby village, the palace has exclusive hotel rooms for stay. Romancing in the coolness of air the beautifully lit palace set amidst a clear background of water takes one back to a fairy tale.
4. Sajjangarh Wildlife Sanctuary
The foothill of Bansdara Hill has the Sajjangarh Wildlife Sanctuary that spreads in an area about 5 sq kms. Housing carnivores like Panthers, Hyenas, Jackals and exotic species of reptiles and birds this sanctuary is a fun site to be visited with an artificial lake called the Tiger Lake in the vicinity.
5. Sajjangarh Palace
Set atop the Bansdara peak of the Aravalli Hill Range, this palace was built to keep track of the monsoons serving its astronomical purpose. Having glorious views of the lakes and city, it is built in a white marble and also quite aptly called the monsoon palace.
6. Vintage and Classic Car Collection Museum
Capturing classic vehicles of the elite Maharanas, the museum has 22 excellent vehicles of the past and present with seven-seat 1938 Cadillac complete with Purdah System, a 1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom from the Bond Film Octopussy, and the Cadillac convertible that took Queen Elizabeth II to the airport in 1961 making it a site not to be missed.