The essence of an Udaipur city walk
Udaipur lies in the Indian state of Rajasthan and was established nearly half a century ago in the Rajput era. The city is positioned alongside the blue waters of Pichola Lake against the backdrop of the wooded Aravalli Hills. Referred to as The City of Lakes, Udaipur is renowned for its artificial bodies of water, as well as the royal City Palace, which stretches over a vast compound of palaces, landscaped gardens and courtyards decorated with sophisticated mosaics.
Embark on a city walk winding through these architectural wonders and meet the city’s enchanting residents, listening to tales of Udaipur’s rich, artistic legacy.
Begin the tour at the Gadiya Devra Temple before heading off to the steps of the Gangaur Ghat (riverside steps), traditionally used for Hindu ceremonies. Make your way to a 150-year-old heritage art house, decorated in intricate mural paintings and savour the tastes of fragrant Indian tea and spicy samosas. Stroll through the mystical Sai Mandir and Jagdish temples, heading towards the ancient stepped wall of Maje-ki-Baoli, walking among traders, weavers and pottery makers, who offer you the opportunity to try your hand at one of their time-honoured crafts. Explore bustling bazaars set in hidden enclaves, offering traditional jewellery made of silver and camel bone, elaborate brocades and embellished fabrics, as well as minute paintings created using rare tinctures to tell tales of Udaipur’s history and way of life.