• 20 Photos to Inspire You to Visit Udaipur, India's Royal White City

20 Photos to Inspire You to Visit Udaipur, India’s Royal White City

As if my four blog posts haven’t given you enough reasons to visit Udaipur, maybe these photos will help push you over the edge to book a trip here!

20 Reasons to Visit Udaipur in Images

I believe that Udaipur is the most beautiful city in all of India and in general, Rajasthan is my favorite state (okay, except Goa). It’s the most royal place where you stay in palaces that Maharajas once lived in and can see elephants in the street. Udaipur is the “white city” and it’s based around four lakes, with Lake Pichola being the most famous. You 100% want to stay at a haveli on the lake and I recommend my hotel, Jagat Niwas SO much.

Want more information? Check out my blog post about the things to do in Udaipur as a traveler that you simply don’t want to miss + this review of Jagat Niwas, my favorite boutique hotel in India that is as cheap as $46 per night (and it’s on the lake!).

things to do in udaipurCity Palace

best boutique hotel in udaipur with a lake viewLake Pichola

best boutique hotel in udaipur with a lake viewluxury boat ride with Jagat Niwas (cover your shoulders when touring around, we just took our shawls off for nicer photos on the boat)

Things to do in UdaipurMonsoon Palace

best boutique hotel in udaipur with a lake viewViews of the ghats

Reasons to Visit UdaipurCity Palace

Things to do in UdaipurLake Pichola

Reasons to Visit UdaipurViews from the restaurant at Jagat Niwas

Things to do in Udaipurtraditional Rajasthani food – dal batti

Reasons to Visit Udaipurinside the suite at Jagat Niwas

Reasons to Visit Udaipuroverlooking the whole city at Monsoon Palace

Things to do in UdaipurThe colorful streets

things to do in udaipurShopping like crazy for Rajasthani textiles

Reasons to Visit UdaipurCity Palace

Udaipur-Travel-Tips-Views of the lake

things to do in udaipuroutside the main temple

things to do in udaipurinside City Palace


The contrast of the royal palaces and the streets is unique

Best Boutique Hotel in Udaipurthe people here are so friendly – it’s one of the easier states to travel if you’re new to India

things to do in udaipurcolors everywhere

Is this not the most beautiful city in India?

I loved revisiting Udaipur after five years because as it was probably exactly the same, I had changed and I saw it really differently. If you want tips, remember to check out my article on what to do there and if you’re interested in my hotel, Jagat Niwas, you can click here to check rates and availability. Rooms range from just $50 up to $190 for the suite (the suite is amazing!). I have so much more on Rajasthan coming soon – but I have already quite a lot of content. Here are some more cool towns in this state:

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20 Photos to Inspire You to Visit Udaipur, India's Royal White City


About the Author:

Rachel Jones left a career in nursing and lived on the beaches of Goa, India for the five years. Now she lives in Mexico where she gives advice on the 40+ countries she’s visited in the last 10 years. She’s the author of two India travel e-books: Guide to India and Insider’s Guide to Goa. Her blog, Hippie in Heels, like its name, is a contradiction combining off-beat adventurous places with glamorous and bespoke travel. Hippie in Heels has been featured in ELLE, Marie Claire, Grazia, and Cosmopolitan magazines. She’s a writer for Bravo TV.


  1. SandeepaChetan January 15, 2018 at 8:16 pm - Reply

    Evrn though we skipped the city palace this time, we loved Udaipur and it’s pretty pretty lakes.

  2. SANDEEP PANWAR January 16, 2018 at 9:59 am - Reply

    I am going to Udaipur, Chittorgarh in February. Your article will helpful.

  3. veena January 17, 2018 at 12:00 am - Reply

    There are many places in India I have still not seen, but Udaipur and Amritsar top my list of the ones I most want to visit. Lovely photos!

  4. […] read: 20 photos to inspire you to visit Udaipur & my two-week Rajasthan […]

  5. iandelapena May 7, 2018 at 10:46 pm - Reply

    oh my gahhhhd! Still saving up for an epic india trip and this just upped my excitement!!!! ^_^

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