Udaipur
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  • Chittorgarh: Private Day Tour with Lunch

    1. Chittorgarh: Private Day Tour with Lunch

    Be picked up in an air-conditioned car at 9:00am from your hotel by your driver. Enjoy the two hour long ride through the scenic route. As you reach your destination, your tour guide will join you to satisfy your curiosity about the fort. Visit the fish-shaped fort which spreads at an area of 700 acres over the hill and enjoy its picturesque, discrete location in the middle of the two rivers Gambhiri and Berach. Walk in the fort complex and see 4 palace complexes, 19 main temples, 4 memorials and more. Here, the tour guide will tell you the interesting history behind the fort. The sightseeing will be followed by sumptuous lunch at a restaurant in Chittorgarh. Afterwards, you will be dropped back safely at your hotel in Udaipur, terminating the Chittorgarh tour package with lunch.

  • Udaipur: Private 4-Hour Indian Food Cooking Class with Meals

    2. Udaipur: Private 4-Hour Indian Food Cooking Class with Meals

    Your experience will begin with a welcome meet and greet, which will include a refreshing drink. Once introduced, you will begin participating by preparing your vegetarian meal which will include rice, paneer cottage cheese, types of chapati, seasonal vegetarian curry, and milk pudding. You will later enjoy your meal whilst discussing insider tips and tricks of Indian food whilst also discussing various cultural topics. You will later also have the chance to enroll yourself in a Heena Mehendi class, in which you can wear Indian jewellery and dresses. As your cultural experience concludes, bid farewell before enjoying the rest of your day in Udaipur.

    awesome experience of cooking Indian food with Neelam, Nimu and family we got to see and prepare many dishes, Laxman took photos of steps and given to me so I could focus more on cooking.

  • Kumbhalgarh and Ranakpur: Private Day Trip from Udaipur

    3. Kumbhalgarh and Ranakpur: Private Day Trip from Udaipur

    Choose a convenient pickup time from your hotel between 6:00 AM and 10:00 AM. Journey into the Aravalli hills on a scenic drive (approximately 2.5 hours) from Udaipur to Kumbhalgarh. A local English-speaking guide will join you to explain the significance of Mewar in Rajasthani history. The thick walls of this fort (the second longest in the world) stretch for 36 kilometers and offer splendid views and easy hiking opportunities. With more than 350 temple structures, bunkers, and palaces dating back to the 1400s, it is no surprise this remote fort was declared an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stop for a well-deserved lunch at a multi-cuisine restaurant or try local Mewari food (at your own expense). Then drive to Ranakpur, home to India’s biggest Jain temple. Comprising of massive marble domes and pillars, this house of worship is considered sacred by Jains. Spend some time walking around...

    The trip was excruciating. Well coordinated. The guide and driver were very knowledgeable and helpful. I would recommend them to everyone.

  • Udaipur: Bagore Ki Haveli Museum Cultural Show with Pickup

    4. Udaipur: Bagore Ki Haveli Museum Cultural Show with Pickup

    Celebrate the cultural heritage of Rajasthan with this experience at a cultural evening show. Your experience will begin with a pickup from your accommodation in Udaipur. Then, travel to the Bagore Ki Haveli museum in a private air-conditional car or tuk tuk. The drive will take around 30 minutes.  Your driver will give you your tickets and show you where to enter the museum. Then, take a seat and enjoy the show, which lasts one hour. Watch folk dances invented by locals, which reflect the traditional life of the region. Admire the colorful costumes and dramatic dance performances, and learn about the local way of life.

  • Ranakpur Jain Temple Private Excursion from Udaipur

    5. 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 t...

  • Udaipur: Full-Day Kumbhalgarh & Jain Temple Private Tour

    6. Udaipur: Full-Day Kumbhalgarh & Jain Temple Private Tour

    After pick-up in Udaipur, take the 2-hour drive to Kumbhalgarh Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Learn the history of the fort while enjoying its mesmerizing view. Commonly referred to as the great wall of India, it features the second largest wall in the world. Afterwards, visit the Jain Temple in Ranakpur. It is believed that the temple was built in the 15th century under the direction of Seth Dharna Shah, who was a follower of Jainism. He constructed the temple with the help of Rana Kumbha, the King of Mewar, whose condition for his help was that the temple be named after him. There are four entrances to reach the main chamber where the idol of Adinath is placed. Discover the five pillars, each holding idols of various Tirthankaras.  After exploring the temple, you will head back to Udaipur and will be dropped back off at your hotel.

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

    7. 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 ci...

  • From Udaipur: Private Transfer to Jodhpur via Ranakpur

    8. From Udaipur: Private Transfer to Jodhpur via Ranakpur

    After being picked up from either your centrally located hotel in Udaipur or the railway or bus station in the morning, you will depart for Jodhpur. First, you will visit the Kumbhalgarh Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here you will learn the history of the fort while enjoying its mesmerizing views. Afterwards you will go to the Jain Temple in Ranakpur. It is believed that the temple was built in the 15th century under the direction of Seth Dharna Shah, who was a follower of Jainism and a businessman by profession. He constructed the temple with the help of Rana Kumbha, the king of Mewar whose condition for help was that the temple be named after him. There are four entrances to reach the main chamber where the idol of Adinath is placed. There are also five pillars in the temple and each holds idols of various Tirthankaras. The biggest pillar that stands in the center holds an idol...

  • Shilpgram: Private Half-Day Tour with Guide and Transfer

    9. Shilpgram: Private Half-Day Tour with Guide and Transfer

    At 9.00 am be picked up from your booked hotel in Udaipur by your tour guide. Then, you will be driven to Shilpgram Crafts Mela by an air-conditioned car. Explore the colorful arts and crafts complex featuring traditional huts, ethnographic museum, and an open amphitheatre. The huts are bedecked with decorative handcrafted items representing different communities of Rajasthan. Apart from their own state, the complex also houses huts traditionally themed on respective states of Gujarat, Maharashtra and Goa. Notice the household articles made from textile, terracotta, wooden and metal items displayed in the huts. It boosts the craft skill of local artists and also spreads awareness about the tribal culture. After completing the tour you will be dropped back safely at your booked hotel.  

  • Udaipur: 3-Hour Pub Crawl

    10. Udaipur: 3-Hour Pub Crawl

    Experience Udaipur's nightlife on a 3-hour pub crawl. Enjoy complimentary shots and the company of new friends as your guide takes you from bar to bar. Meet your friendly guide at the meeting point. Get to know other participants and head out into Udaipur's nightlife. This pub crawl visits 3 different locations with a complimentary shot at each. Make your way through Udaipur as the evening deepens and listen as your guide shares unique stories about the city and the local party culture. Enjoy various drinks, including one welcome shot from each of the pubs you visit. Make new friends as you exchange stories with your fellow travelers from all over the world. As you hop between pubs your guide will also share some insider information about the best booze in the area, where to get them, and even some souvenir shopping tips.

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What people are saying about Udaipur

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 11 reviews

It was a great experience, nothing unnecessary, no shops and lunches (just when we felt really hungry we asked our driver to find something for us and he found a really tasty and cheap cafe). Several more words about the driver. He was the best ever! He was really experienced (and fashionable in his multicolored turban))) with a great sense of humor and quite good English. Unfortunately I forgot his name. You do not really need a guide visiting those places, and we were honestly told that. Everything was prepaid, we were given audio guides for Ranakpur. So, it turned to be one of our best tours in India (together with Taj). Ranakpur is for sure a must-see place, an incredible one.

It has been a real pleasure to share today with our guide Nitin, with whom we have made the visit to the fort of Kumbhalgarh and the Ranakpur temple from Udaipur. The explanations he has given us have been very useful to understand the history of both sites. The restaurant that has led us to eat has been of very high quality and has advised us correctly in the choice of dishes. Fully recommended excursion for those who want to visit Kumbhalgard Fort and Ranakpur Temple from Udaipur.

Very good tour to get from A to B. Since there is no direct train route from Udaipur to Jodhpur, we have decided on this and it does not regret the route is beautiful and adventurous at the same time! You make a very beautiful impressive fort and visit a fantastic temple! Our driver was very friendly and showed us a lot of things along the way!

awesome experience of cooking Indian food with Neelam, Nimu and family we got to see and prepare many dishes, Laxman took photos of steps and given to me so I could focus more on cooking.

The trip was excruciating. Well coordinated. The guide and driver were very knowledgeable and helpful. I would recommend them to everyone.