A romantic getaway to Udaipur
With the majestic city palace looming over the old city, a lake studded with palaces in the middle and romantic restaurants interspersed in every nook and corner, couples will never run out of things to do in Udaipur. As the backdrop of countless romantic movies, Udaipur charms with its regal splendour and stately aura. Pretend to be king and queen for a day, slow down on a romantic boat ride, stay near the glistening waters of Lake Pichola and walk hand-in-hand through Dudh Talai—here is your guide to discovering Udaipur’s most romantic spots.
Spend an evening strolling around at Dudh Talai
The perfect place to catch stunning sunset views of Jag Mandir and City Palace, Dudh Talai sits along the south-eastern part of Udaipur’s Lake Pichola. Home to two verdant parks—the M.L Verma Garden and the Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay Park—Dudh Talai offers the ideal escape from the rigours of city life.
Take a boat ride on Lake Pichola
This picturesque lake lies at the heart of Udaipur. Its coast is lined with the City Palace, ghats, havelis and hills, while the lake itself is dotted with numerous island palaces. To see these, you can take the hour-long boat ride from City Palace.
Catch a spectacular sunset at Sajjan Garh
This hilltop palace was built in the 19th century by Sajjan Singh as a Monsoon Palace. It’s short drive up the Banswara hill through the densely forested Sajjan Garh Wildlife Sanctuary—an ideal vantage point to take in breathtaking views of Udaipur city as well as the surrounding countryside at sunset.
Dine at one of Udaipur’s most romantic restaurants
It’s hard to go wrong in a city as gorgeous as Udaipur. You’ll find plenty of rooftop restaurants offering views of Lake Pichola, but each of these backs up the fabulous views with equally scintillating fare.
Pamper yourself at a luxurious spa
Housed in the Leela Palace Udaipur and spread over 10,000 square feet, ESPA is pegged as India’s only tented luxury spa. Inspired by traditional Rajasthani design, its air-conditioned tents are surrounded by private pools and walled gardens, and offer stunning views of Lake Pichola.
Book a romantic stay in the middle of Lake Pichola
The 18th-century summer palace built by Udaipur’s erstwhile king Maharana Jagat Singh II is today one of India’s most famous hotels. The four-acre marble building rests in the middle of Lake Pichola, while a boat transport guests from the shore.
Discover the regal splendour of City Palace
This sprawling complex is the largest palace in Rajasthan. It was first built by Maharana Udai Singh, the founder of Udaipur in the 16th century, and expanded by successive rulers. Today, the palace is divided into several museums.
Spend a night at an 18th-century fort-palace
Surrounded by Aravali hills, this heritage hotel lies 28 kilometers away from the city of Udaipur. Considered to be among the most stylish and romantic resorts in the country, it is housed in an 18th-century hill-top fort palace in the village of Delwara.