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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.

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

2. 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.

Udaipur: Bagore Ki Haveli Museum Cultural Show with Pickup

3. 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.

Udaipur: 3-Hour Pub Crawl

4. 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.

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

5. 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.

Rural Rail Journey, Village Tour & Stay at Heritage Haveli

6. 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.

Udaipur: Cooking Experience with Dinner

7. Udaipur: Cooking Experience with Dinner

Enjoy a private home cooking experience with a local family. Learn how to make the best Indian food you have ever had. Watch your guide prepare the ingredients, smell the sweet aroma of spices and learn the secrets and art of Indian cooking. In this experience, you are taken to a Rajput home where you can see and learn how some of the best-known local delicacies are prepared. You will be the personal guests of the family, who are erstwhile feudal lords of a princely state. The experience will involve visiting the local market, buying the raw material, preparing the meal with the family, and finally having it with them.

Evening Cooking Session and Dinner with an Indian Family

8. Evening Cooking Session and Dinner with an Indian Family

Begin your activity at 4:30pm when you will be picked up from your booked hotel. Your chauffeur will drive you in an air-conditioned car to your in Udaipur, where you will be greeted by the local Indian family. Enjoy the traditional welcome with refreshing drinks. Then, make your way to the kitchen to start the cooking session. Watch the demo including an introduction to the indigenous spices that are to be used in your cooking. The food will have one or two items from each category - starters, main course and a sweet dish. After this introduction, start cooking with assistance from your friendly Indian hosts. Later, enjoy the dinner, feasting on Rajasthani cuisine and chatting with local family. Get to know about the unspoken secrets and facts of their culture, tradition, and all that strikes your mind. After an interesting evening you will be dropped back safely to your hotel by car.  

Udaipur: Private Indian Music Trip with a Local Musician

9. Udaipur: Private Indian Music Trip with a Local Musician

In this experience you will have a chance to visit an Indian classical music artist at his home, a part of which is also a music school. The artist plays Sitar, Tabla, Santoor and also is an accomplished vocalist. During your visit, the artist will first give an introduction on Indian classical music, followed by a music session during which he will play various instruments based on different classical raagas (melodies) and later he will answer any queries about the music or the instruments.

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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.