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With glorious history behind it, Udaipur is considered one of the most favorite tourist destinations for Western tourists in India. It’s historical and magnificent. It is also known as the City of Lakes, the Romantic City of the Subcontinent, the White City of India and the Venice of the East.
You must be aware of the major tourist destinations in Udaipur, but in this article we are going to discuss the best offbeat places, which often go unnoticed. These places are royal and opulent.
Get ready to explore these exotic but lesser known places in Udaipur that many tourists aren’t aware of.
1. The wall structure at the Kumbhalgarh Fort
You must have heard of massive Kumbhalgarh Fort, which is located on the Aravallis. It is just 80 km from Udaipur and is a UNESCO World Heritage site. In this Fort, you will find continuous stretches of a wall that is estimated to be around 38 km in length. It is considered to be the second longest wall structure after the Great Wall of China. When the glittering lights lit up in the fort, the glimpse of this wall will take you back into the medieval era.
Alsigarh is one of the most beautiful locations near Udaipur. It is famous for its beautiful natural sights and scenic views. This may be termed as the paradise of nature lovers. Dotted with waterfalls and rivers, Alsigarh is the ideal destination for people, who want to unwind and spend some quiet moments in the lap of nature.
3. The 10th Century Nagda Temples
Visiting the centuries old mysterious sites is always an amazing experience. Nagda is one of the must see places near Udaipur within 100 km. When you are in Udaipur, don’t forget to visit Nagda temples or Sahastra Bahu temples, the ancient architectural marvels. The site is just 22 km away from Udaipur. The destination hosts 10th century temples dedicated to Hindu gods. Its spectacular architecture and amazing artwork will leave you spellbound.
It is located very near to the pilgrimage site Eklingji Temple, but very few people are actually aware of these temples.
4. Udaipur Solar Observatory
If you are fond of stargazing, don’t miss this opportunity. Udaipur offers proper elevation and ideal weather conditions to watch distant stars and galaxies. Visit Udaipur Solar Observatory, located in the Island of Fatehsagar Lake. It is equipped with a large number of high quality telescopes, where you can enjoy the spectacular views of the stars and galaxies.
5. Dudh Talai
Dudh Talai is also known as the sunset point. It is located alongside the famous Lake Pichola. Go to the Rock Garden and enjoy the panoramic views of the City of Lakes. You can reach this place via red cable cars of the famous Udaipur ropeway.
Visiting Udaipur is like revisiting the glorious past of Rajputana and Mewar states of medieval India. However, at times most of the hotels are occupied and you might have to shell out extra money to get a decent hotel room. OYO Rooms is the best solution, if you are looking for budget hotels. I had stayed at OYO 13275 Vatika Inn at Gulab Bagh Road, Udaipur. I had booked it online at OYO website. You will be surprised to see the cleanliness, elegance and comfort offered by these hotels. So, if you are a business or leisure traveler, and want to explore the offbeat places in Udaipur, book a budget hotel today at Udaipur with OYO.