Backpacking Udaipur India: Udaipur itinerary for 3 days in Udaipur with best places to visit in Udaipur. Backpacking Rajasthan India Udaipur travel blog

This guide to the best places to visit in Udaipur is a part of this 2 week Rajasthan itinerary that includes Jaipur, Jodhpur, and Jaisalmer.

 

So you’re looking at planning your trip to Rajasthan, and you’re trying to figure out your itinerary and how many days to spend in Udaipur.

3 days can be a PERFECT number of days to spend in Udaipur!

Below is a guide to Udaipur and ideas for how exactly to plan out each of those days in Udaipur.

You can also see how to spend your days in Jaipur (pink city), Jodhpur (blue city)Jaisalmer (golden city), the Thar Desert (camel safari)Agra, the Taj Mahal, and… one week in Kerala!

Get ideas on how to get around Rajasthan, including by bus from Udaipur, along with taking the local train and overnight train.

And if you’re backpacking to Udaipur alone, you may like the idea of staying at one of the best hostels in Udaipur

 

Udaipur is known as the city of lakes

Best places to visit in Udaipur in 3 days itinerary. Best things to do in City of Lakes in India. Backpacking Rajasthan, North India.

 

And there are many different ways you can get your fill of lakes in Udaipur.

It could be from lakeside accommodation, or eating at a restaurant right along the lake.

 

Best places to visit in Udaipur in 3 days itinerary. Lakeside Udaipur restaurant and cafe. Backpacking Rajasthan, North India.

 

Or it could be from taking a cable car with views of the main lake of Lake Pichola!

 

 

Or it could be while enjoying the sunset from one of the many lake ghats.

 

Best places to visit in Udaipur in 3 days itinerary. Udaipur lake ghats at sunset. Backpacking Rajasthan, North India.

 

Now…

First, the quick list of the must-visit places in Udaipur.

Then, a more detailed look into how you can fit all of these places into your 3 day Udaipur itinerary.

 

 

7 best places to visit in Udaipur in 3 days

 

1. Jagdish Temple

Best things to do in Udaipur in 3 days itinerary. Jagdish Temple. Backpacking Rajasthan, North India.

 

2. Bagore-ki-Haveli heritage museum

Best things to do in Udaipur in 3 days itinerary. Bagore-ki-haveli heritage museum. Backpacking Rajasthan, North India.

 

3. Lakeside ghat

Best things to do in Udaipur in 3 days itinerary. Ghats at Lake Pichola - gangaur ghat. Backpacking Rajasthan, North India.

 

4. Udaipur City Palace

Best things to do in Udaipur in 3 days itinerary. Udaipur City Palace. Backpacking Rajasthan, North India.

 

5. Monsoon Palace

Best things to do in Udaipur in 3 days itinerary. Hilltop monsoon palace. Backpacking Rajasthan, North India.

 

6. Lake Pichola

Best things to do in Udaipur in 3 days itinerary. Lake Pichola - boat ride. Backpacking Rajasthan, North India.

 

7. Jagmandir Island

Best things to do in Udaipur in 3 days itinerary. Island palace - Jagmandir island boat ride. Backpacking Rajasthan, North India.

 

 

Hotels in Udaipur

 

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So, how to put the best places to visit into a 3 day Udaipur itinerary?!

 

Day 1 in Udaipur

List of things to do for day 1:

  • Jagdish Temple
  • Bagore-ki-Haveli heritage museum
  • Visit a ghat at Lake Pichola

 

Day 2 in Udaipur

List of things to do for day 2:

  • Tour of Udaipur City Palace
  • Visit to hilltop palace (Monsoon Palace)

 

Day 3 in Udaipur

List of things to do for day 3:

  • Lake Pichola boat ride
  • Walk around island palace (Jagmandir Island)

 

Extra 2 days in Udaipur: Stay in Udaipur for 5 days!

Who likes to travel with luggage?! Not me. 😉

Spend an extra 2 days in Udaipur, and you can make it a day trip to to 2 important forts in Rajasthan:

These are both forts with UNESCO world heritage status.

And it’s reasonable to make these day trips from Udaipur.

Then, when you can return, you can relax at your lakeside accommodation or a lakeside restaurant!

 

Day trip from Udaipur to Chittorgarh Fort

Best places to visit in Udaipur in 5 days: Day trips from Udaipur to Chittogarh by bus or train. Public transportation. Backpacking Rajasthan, North India

 

For Chittogarh Fort, I went from Udaipur to Chittorgarh by bus, and then from Chittorgarh to Udaipur by train.

See more about how to make it a day trip from Udaipur to Chittorgarh by public transportation.

 

 

Day trip from Udaipur to Kumbhalgarh Fort

Best places to visit in Udaipur in 5 days: Day trips from Udaipur to Kumbhalgarh by taxi, bus, train? Public transportation. Backpacking Rajasthan, North India

 

For Kumbhalgarh Fort, I went by private car.

It’s really not the easiest place to get to by public transportation, although I do imagine that it’s possible to at least get you somewhat close! Because… this is India!

It might require trying to find a rickshaw at some point though, because it seems like the main road leading to Kumbhalgarh once you get close wouldn’t have buses passing through.

So a taxi might be worth considering to get to Kumbhalgarh even if you will be mostly traveling around Rajasthan by bus and train.

 

 

More for your India itinerary: 2 weeks in Rajasthan

 

 

Now, here are some details about the Udaipur itinerary to see if it’s something you want to follow!

 

DAY 1 IN UDAIPUR

  • Eat at a rooftop restaurant
  • Visit Jagdish Temple
  • Visit Bagore-ki-Haveli heritage museum
  • Visit Gangaur Ghat at Lake Pichola

 

Rooftop restaurant in Udaipur

Best places to visit in Udaipur in 3 days itinerary. One day: Rooftop restaurant Maya Cafe, Hotel Baba palace, near Jagdish Temple. Backpacking Rajasthan, North India.

 

Start your time in Udaipur by heading to a rooftop restaurant in the main part of the city.

This can take you through some streets with shops to get you thinking about what you want to buy in the coming days!

You can find a rooftop restaurant right across the street from Jagdish Temple at Mayur Cafe within the Hotel Baba Palace.

 

 

Visit to Jagdish Temple

Cost: FREE

Best places to visit in Udaipur in 3 days itinerary. One day: Rooftop restaurant Maya Cafe, Hotel Baba palace, near Jagdish Temple. Backpacking Rajasthan, North India.

 

Well, after having the great view of the temple, it only makes sense to go and see it!

 

Best places to visit in Udaipur in 3 days itinerary. One day: Visit to Jagdish Temple. Backpacking Rajasthan, North India.

 

So after you’re done eating eating, you can head across the street to visit the Jagdish Temple.

 

Best places to visit in Udaipur in 3 days itinerary. One day: Jagdish temple entry. Backpacking Rajasthan, North India.

 

This was the entry way of the temple, and you can now see the opposite view with the restaurant.

This can be a quick visit.

And really, since it’s located in the main part of the city, you can do this at any time. It’s almost guaranteed that you will pass this temple naturally throughout your stay in Udaipur.

So you don’t necessarily need to carve out time for it.

 

 

Visit to Bagore-ki-Haveli museum

Cost: 100 rupees for foreigners (US$2)

Best places to visit in Udaipur in 3 days itinerary. One day: Visit to Bagore-ki-haveli heritage museum. Backpacking Rajasthan, North India.

 

If you’re traveling around Rajasthan, you’ll soon come to know about havelis.

Visiting a haveli is a way to experience a part of the grand Rajasthan royalty. (Visiting the forts and palaces of Jaipur is another great way!)

You can see a different type of architecture, as well as how the royals used to live.

In the case of the Bagore-ki-Haveli, which is just near Gangaur Ghat, this is a complex that was built in the 18th century.

It has since been turned into a museum as a display of the culture that existed during this time.

Once you enter, you will be able to explore countless rooms and courtyards in the complex.

There are also a number of balconies and terraces that offer up stunning views of Lake Pichola!

 

Best places to visit in Udaipur in 3 days itinerary. One day: Lake Pichola ghat from Bagore-ki-haveli heritage museum. Backpacking Rajasthan, North India.

 

 

Visit to Gangaur Ghat at Lake Pichola

Cost: FREE!

Best places to visit in Udaipur in 3 days itinerary. One day: Ghats at Lake Pichola - gangaur ghat. Backpacking Rajasthan, North India.

 

So, that ghat that you saw from the haveli museum?

You can now go for a visit directly!

There are many ghats along the lake in Udaipur, and the one near the museum is one of the many easy-to-access ghats.

The main thing to do at any ghat is to take in the sights surrounding the lake.

So you can spend little time here, or you can spend more time here!

 

 

DAY 2 IN UDAIPUR

  • Walk around grounds of City Palace
  • Tour City Palace
  • Visit to hilltop palace (Monsoon Palace)

 

Walk around the grounds of City Palace

Cost: 30 rupees (US$0.50)

Best places to visit in Udaipur in 3 days itinerary. 2 days: City palace entry fee for palace grounds. Backpacking Rajasthan, North India.

 

Rajasthan can be called the land of palaces, and one of these grand palaces is the City Palace of Udaipur.

The grounds of City Palace are worth a visit, even if you don’t want to properly tour the palace complex.

 

 

Tour of City Palace

Cost: 300 rupees (US$5) for foreigners and Indians

Best places to visit in Udaipur in 3 days itinerary. 2 days: Visit to Udaipur City Palace. Backpacking Rajasthan, North India.

 

But if you do want to tour the palace, there’s a very good chance you’ll find it to be worth it!

It’s best to give yourself 1-2 hours to explore this grand palace.

 

Best places to visit in Udaipur in 3 days itinerary. 2 days: City palace tour audio worth it. Backpacking Rajasthan, North India.

 

You can get an audio guide here for 250 rupees (US$4) which can enhance your experience of visiting the palace.

The audio guide will go more in depth about the history and architecture of City Palace, Udaipur, and Rajasthan.

 

Best places to visit in Udaipur in 3 days itinerary. 2 days: City palace tour audio worth it. Backpacking Rajasthan, North India.

 

 

Walk to hilltop Monsoon Palace with some of the best views of Udaipur

Cost: 300 rupees (US$5) for foreigners

Best places to visit in Udaipur in 3 days itinerary. 2 days: Hilltop monsoon temple, how to get there. Backpacking Rajasthan, North India.

 

Following the visit to City Palace, you can head to another palace.

This time, a hilltop palace that offers stunning views of Udaipur!

The Monsoon Palace, also known as the Sajjan Garh, is located about a 20 minute rickshaw ride from City Palace.

From the main gate, you can walk up the hill 4 km or so or you can hire a ride once at the entry gate.

The palace itself may not be considered a must-visit, but the amazing views of Udaipur on your way to the palace and at the top can make it worth it.

There is a small cafe at the top, and you can have a rest there with a cup of tea!

 

Best places to visit in Udaipur in 3 days itinerary. 2 days: Hilltop monsoon palace with rooftop cafe restaurant. Backpacking Rajasthan, North India.

 

This is also an activity in Udaipur that you can do to get you away from the hustle and bustle of the main part of the city.

It’s possible that as you walk up the hill you’ll be able to hear the birds chirping very clearly.

You may also see monkeys along the way.

There is also a wildlife sanctuary around the monsoon palace that you can add on to your visit.

 

 

DAY 3 IN UDAIPUR

  • Lake Pichola boat ride
  • Walk around island Palace (Jagmandir Island)

 

Lake Pichola boat ride from City Palace

Cost: 400 rupees (US$6) for day time boat ride or 700 rupees (US$11) for sunset boat ride

Best places to visit in Udaipur in 3 days itinerary. Day 3: Lake Pichola boat ride. Day or sunset cruise. Backpacking Rajasthan, North India.

 

One of the highlights of Udaipur can be the amazing views overlooking Lake Pichola, whether it’s from a ghat or a lakefront restaurant.

You can get a different experience by actually being on the lake with a boat tour!

This makes for more amazing views from a different perspective.

You can get boat tours during the day, and you can get sunset boat tours as well.

The prices increase once it becomes closer to sunset time, and this could be starting with the 3pm boat tour.

 

 

Visit to Jagmandir Island

Best places to visit in Udaipur in 3 days itinerary. Day 3: Visit to Jagmandir island with boat ride to island palace. Backpacking Rajasthan, North India.

 

City Palace is the best place to get a boat ride around Lake Pichola because it also offers you a trip to a palace island.

That would be the palace on Jagmandir Island.

Jagmandir Island itself may not be a must-visit, but again, the boat tour gives you amazing views.

So a side trip at the island can just add to the trip to make the boat ride even more worth it!

There are boats leaving regularly from the island, so you can just hop on a boat that’s waiting for departure once you’re ready to leave.

30 minutes will likely be enough time to walk around this palace.

 

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HAPPY UDAIPUR ITINERARY PLANNING!

 

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