Udaipur, a marble mosaic of amour, is often reflected back on its seven lakes and frequently known as the ‘City of Lakes’.
Starting with your stay in charming family run Havelis or heritage hotels, which bring the taste of luxury. You’d come across puppeteers and enjoy Churma, the one of a kind Rajasthani delicacy.
Udaipur seems to be gliding across the time of its own lakes with lights beaming like stars, while you wander around the city in the late evening. Dining at any of its famous royal restaurants will transport you to the aura of grandeur and romance. Hence, Udaipur is also named ‘Venice of India’ by many.
Gliding across the time of its own lakes
White City, since the Palaces and the Havelis of Udaipur lean mostly towards the tones of white, be it City Palace, Sajan Gar, Lake Palace, etc. After entering the palaces, I felt the blend of natural magnetism and aged allure onto the walls, windows and plafonds.
This mesmerizes the visitors and the locals alike, and the poets and lovers in Udaipur are more as compared to other places in the vicinity.
Udaipur feels to be walled by the ranges of Aravalli and a day or two for trekking and camping in Mount Abu is another exciting possibility. I was there during the start of monsoon, so it had to be dropped though I will definitely roam around the forest of Mount Abu next time.
Udaipur is the destination you can visit at any time of the year, but the summers are not recommendable. The climate over here is predominantly tropical.
The destination is 598 Mts., above the sea level, right in the heart of a desert. The climatic conditions are best defined as sultry.
As compared to the remainder of Rajasthan, Udaipur’s climate is moderate through seasons. Winters are pleasant and make the best time for your visit.
In summers, one can expect to find scorching temperatures in the city of Udaipur. From mid-March to June, the maximum temperatures hover in the range of 38 degrees.
But when the monsoons arrive in July, they are accompanied by dust storms. Monsoon and dust give rise to the characteristic fragrance Rajasthan is known for. Rooftop cafes hang onto their umbrellas in the mist of occasional rains.
The rainfall received is frequently in the line of 637mm. But the humidity levels stay higher during monsoons.
Winters last from October through to March and the weather takes a turn to be pleasant. The high humidity levels become more comfortable and the overall temperatures are cool, while not being very cold. The days are sunny and the nights are cool. The nighttime temperatures seldom fall below 11.6 degrees. Winters are the best time to visit Udaipur.
All photos are taken on iPhone XS by me.