Udaipur
Architecture Tours

Enter your dates to find available activities

Our most recommended Udaipur Architecture Tours

Udaipur: Full-Day Local Culture Tour

1. Udaipur: Full-Day Local Culture Tour

Your tour will begin as you are picked up by 9:00AM. From there you will visit the Udaipur City Palace, which is a huge complex housing several small palaces along with four main palaces and a museum displaying rare artifacts. Built over 400 years ago, this city palace has been built in an amalgamation of Mughal and Rajasthani styles of architecture, and through the involvement of various rulers of the Mewar Dynasty. Following that, you'll head to Monsoon Palace. Built on the top of Bansdara Hills, Monsoon Palace offers stunning views over the city and was used as a monsoon resort and hunting lodge. You'll then visit the Garden of the Maidens, which was built by Maharana Sangram Singh II for 48 young women attendants who arrived to Udaipur as a part of a princess's dowry. Consisting of marble elephants, fountains, a lotus pool and a small museum, this garden attracts visitors and residents alike. Bagore ki Haveli will be the next place on your agenda. Located near Lake Pichola at the Gangaur Ghat, this palace presents an exquisite display of art and architecture and showcases rare collections of costumes and modern art. You will then experience the Jagdish Temple, which was built in the style of Indo-Aryan architecture. Later in the evening you can have fun at the cafes near Lake Pichola. The artificial freshwater lake houses two prominent tourist attractions: the islands of Jag Mandir and Jag Niwas. City Palace is located on the eastern banks of the lake, and a boat ride on the lake is one the most popular things to do in Lake Pichola. At the conclusion of your experience, you will be returned back to your accommodation by 6:00PM.

Ranakpur Jain Temple Private Excursion from Udaipur

2. Ranakpur Jain Temple Private Excursion from Udaipur

Ranakpur is located in the mountain ranges of Pali, and the Jain temple was built during the reign of the monarch Rana Kumbha in the 15th-century. This temple is world-famous for being one of the 5 most important Jain shrines in India. It is comprised of 5 spires, 20 domes, 29 halls and 420 pillars. Almost every inch of material used in its construction is alive with lavish and delicate carvings and no 2 pillars are alike. The ingenuity of the layout was such that the entire structure is bathed in natural light that streams in from the courtyards within the temple, opened out to the sky. The temple is known for its unique Jainism design and architecture. The large complex houses the smaller Chaumukha, Parsvanath, Neminath, Amba Mata and Surya temples. Amongst all these, the Chaumukha temple, shaped like a Nalinigulm Vimana (heavenly aircraft) is a major attraction and is dedicated to the first Tirthankara of Jain Rishabdev, also known as Adinath.

Udaipur: Guided Ghat Tour and Boat Ride

3. Udaipur: Guided Ghat Tour and Boat Ride

Udaipur is famed as the ‘Venice of the East’ because of its beautiful Lakes and Ghats. On this tour, you will walk through these beautiful ghats with a friendly local storyteller and admire the amazing views of Pichola Lake.  Start your experience by heading to the most romantic spot of the ghats, where you will enjoy the best views in the city. Continue walking through Hanuman Ghat and Nav Ghat, learning about the culture of Rajasthan and Rajputs. Visit Gangaur Ghat, which symbolizes the auspicious 'Gangaur' Festival of Rajasthan. Discover the colorful embellishments at Lal Ghat and finally take a boat ride on Lake Pichola via the resplendent Jag Mandir Palace with splendid views of the City Palace complex, the picturesque ghats, Sajjangarh and the Haveli on the bank of the lake.

Udaipur: City Palace Museum Tour and Lake Pichola Boat Tour

4. Udaipur: City Palace Museum Tour and Lake Pichola Boat Tour

Be greeted by your driver at your accommodation in Udaipur by your guide. Head off for the city palace of Udaipur. Spend 3 hours on a guided tour around the palace complex, built over a period of nearly 400 years with contributions from several rulers of the Mewar dynasty. Visit the famous Jagdish Temple, a large Hindu temple in the middle of Udaipur in Rajasthan, just outside the royal palace. It has been in continuous worship since 1651.  After the guided tour, head to Lake Pichola to join a shared boat tour (self-guided) on the artificial lake., named after the nearby Picholi village, and how it is one of several contiguous lakes developed over the last few centuries in and around Udaipur. Then, relax on your drive back to your accommodation in Udaipur.

Jodhpur: Guided Highlights Half-Day City Tour

5. Jodhpur: Guided Highlights Half-Day City Tour

Rajasthan has historically been defined by a sense of Royalness. This tour of Jodhpur offers you the perfect chance to explore the city with a professional guide and learn about its ancient history and customs. Enjoy some complimentary snacks at a favourite local spot along the way. After you meet your guide, you'll travel by car and get to see the following highlights of this amazing city. 1. Mandore Gardens. View architecturally spectacular domes, a museum, the ‘Hall of Heroes,’ and a temple dedicated to the 33 crore Gods of Hinduism. 2. Balsamand Lake. An artificial lake with a stunning royal pathway.  3. Padamsar and Ranisar Lake. 4. Mehrangarh Fort. A symbol of the glorious princely era of Rajasthan, located on a hilltop, which provides fantastic views of the Blue City. 5. Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park. See some exotic plant species that belong to the Thar Desert area. 6. Statue of Rao Jodha and Jaswant Thada. A cenotaph built in honour of the King. 7. Toorji ka Jhalra. An ancient step well. 8. Ghanta Ghar Clock Tower and the old city Markets, Tripolia Bazaar.  9. Sardar Government Museum, Maharaja Umed Sigh Staduium, Rajasthan High Court, and Umed Club (if time permits).  10. Umaid Bhavan Palace and Museum.

Udaipur: Highlights of Udaipur, Guided Half-Day Car Tour

6. Udaipur: Highlights of Udaipur, Guided Half-Day Car Tour

Explore the beautiful and colorful royal haveli of Bagore. It was built in the 18th century and is situated on the lakeside and loved by photographers. Discover the marvelous and mesmerizing ornate carvings on Jagdish Temple, built in the 17th century. Visit the most famous ghats on Lake Pichola and listen to the inspiring stories about the history, culture, and life of Udaipur. Continue the tour and stop to try local food delicacies and learn about local food culture. Enjoy a visit to the famous local markets of Udaipur. Your guide will help you navigate and explore the old alleyways for an offbeat experience. Visit the beautiful Fateh Sagar Lake and listen to the heartwarming stories of the Rajputs Dynasty, which is loved by locals. Continue to explore more popular local sites, including the beautiful Saheliyon ki Bari or "Garden of Maids," built for royal women, and more. See the city palace of Udaipur and complete the tour with a big smile on your face and beautiful memories to cherish in your photos.

From Udaipur: Private Day Trip to Chittorgarh Fort

7. From Udaipur: Private Day Trip to Chittorgarh Fort

Get picked up by a private driver from your hotel in Udaipur for a day of sightseeing in Chittorgarh. Let the driver navigate the twisting roads while you relax and enjoy the views on the way to India’s largest fortresses. Discover the history of the 7th-century Chittorgarh Fort at your own pace. The Unesco World Heritage Site boasts multiple palaces, fortified gateways, temples, towers, and gardens that still evoke the grandeur of Rajasthan's ancient royals. Wind through Chittorgarh city on the banks of the Gambhir River and learn about the events that took place in and around the fortress. From warring Sultans and Mughals to acts of bravery and love, there is much to learn about the fort that is a source of local pride. After a full day’s sightseeing, you will be dropped back at your hotel in the evening.

Rural Rail Journey, Village Tour & Stay at Heritage Haveli

8. Rural Rail Journey, Village Tour & Stay at Heritage Haveli

Begin your tour at 9:00am when you will be picked up by your driver from your booked hotel. From there, you will be taken to one of the villages in Rajasthan - Rajsamand or Pali.  On the way, visit the Jain temple in Ranakpur, dedicated to Tirthankar Adinath and enshrined with 6 feet tall idol of Adinath. The marble carved design of 108 heads of snakes with umpteen interlaced tails will catch your attention. After the temple visit, resume your journey to village. Check in at Heritage hotel and take some rest. In the evening, get ready for a walk in village with tour guide. Sign off the day with scrumptious dinner and comfortable overnight stay at Heritage hotel. The next day, relish breakfast and then check out of the hotel to leave for Khambli Ghat railway station. Board the train and take a ride through rural areas of Rajasthan. Enjoy the scenic route view by train and take glimpse of passing by rural stretches on the journey that will last around 1.5 hours and end at Phulad station. Your trip will conclude by driving you back to Udaipur city with drop off at the airport or your booked hotel in Udaipur.

Dilwara Temples & Mount Abu: Private Day Trip with Transfer

9. Dilwara Temples & Mount Abu: Private Day Trip with Transfer

Begin your excursion once you are picked up by your driver from Udaipur hotel at 9:00am. Board the chauffeur driven car and leave for the Dilwara Temples and Mount Abu. It is a 3 hours drive with a distance of approximately 150km away from Udaipur city. Your English speaking tour guide will also join you in Mount Abu. Explore the Dilwara Temples, built in 11th century and dedicated to the Jainist Tirthankara. It is completely made of marble and houses five small temples. Take a walk and notice the staggering features, intricate carvings, incised paintings, carved pillars, mandaps, arches, and beautified ceilings. The five temples are: • Vimal Vasahi dedicated to Lord Rishabha • Luna Vasahi, dedicated to Lord Neminatha • Pithalhar, dedicated to Lord Rishabha. • Parshvanath, dedicated to Lord Parshvanatha • Mahavir Swami, dedicated to Lord Mahavira After tour of the temple, you will be driven to Mt Abu for lunch. It is located 2.5km away and is only hill station in Rajasthan. Relish a filling lunch in the local restaurant followed by quick tour of Mt Abu. Afterwards, you will be driven back to Udaipur city with drop off at your booked hotel.   

From Delhi: 6-Day Golden Triangle and Udaipur Private Tour

10. From Delhi: 6-Day Golden Triangle and Udaipur Private Tour

Day 1: New Delhi City Tour - Agra Begin your trip with a private pickup from your hotel, airport, railway station, or accommodation in Delhi, Noida or Gurugram.  Start with a half-day city tour of Delhi. Highlights include Qutub Minar, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Baha ‘Lotus’i Temple, India Gate, and the Parliament House, the President's Palace.  Then head to Agra, the city of the Taj Mahal, on a 4-hour drive. Upon arrival at Agra, check-in to your hotel and relax for the evening.  Day 2: Agra - Jaipur Get up before sunrise, and head to the Taj Mahal to watch the sun come up over the world-famous monument. You will spend two hours taking in its wonder.  After that, have breakfast back at the hotel before check-out and a 1-hour visit to the Agra Fort. Next, head to Jaipur on a 5-hour drive. When you arrive in Jaipur,  check into your hotel and relax for the evening.  Day 3: Jaipur sightseeing Hop on a 2-hour guided tour of the Amber Fort after breakfast. After that, tour Jaipur from your vehicle and spend 15 minutes at the Jal Mahal, a palace located in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake. In the afternoon, visit Maharaja’s City Palace. Discover Jantar Mantar after this, a collection of 19 architectural astronomical instruments.  After that, you'll be driven past the beautiful Hawa Mahal, a large structure built so the women of the royal household could observe streets outside while remaining hidden. At the end of the day, be dropped off at your hotel.  Day 4: Jaipur – Udaipur (by plane) After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Udaipur. After your airport transfer and hotel check-in, the rest of the day will be for free leisure time.  Day 5: Udaipur sightseeing Meet your guide after breakfast. Explore the City Palace, a palace complex that includes Chandra Mahal and Mubarak Mahal palaces. Amar Vilas, the highest point of this palace, contains wonderful hanging gardens with fountains, towers, and terraces.  Explore the Jagdish Temple, Sahelion ki Bari Garden, Fatehsagar Lake, and Bhagore ki Haveli the rest of the day with your guide. Day 6: Udaipur – Delhi (by plane, optional) Get picked up and taken to Udaipur Airport for your flight to Delhi. Upon arrival, your transfer can drop you at any desired location in Delhi, Noida or Gurugram. If you choose not catch the flight back to Delhi, you can be dropped off anywhere within Udaipur.

Frequently asked questions about Udaipur Architecture Tours

What are other things to do than Architecture Tours that are worth visiting in Udaipur?

Which Udaipur Architecture Tours are taking additional COVID-19 precautions?

Other Sightseeing Options in Udaipur

Want to discover all there is to do in Udaipur? Click here for a full list.

What people are saying about Udaipur

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 2 reviews

A very pleasant trip with a friendly, helpful guide.

We had a memorable trip from Jodhpur to Udaipur via Ranakpur; our driver plus guide was very good with a special driving skill & very polite; we forgot to take our jackets from the car after he dropped us of our destination; he was so kind to return t o our place to give us our jacket back!! That was an amazing gesture from his part. we are so happy with the tour company (GetYourGuide) and the driver.

The two sites that are visited are amazing. I think it is almost obligatory to see them.