A Slice of Udaipur

By Rachna Virdi March 22, 2024

With its magnificent forts, palaces, museums, lakes and architectural beauty, UDAIPUR is a mustvisit destination for all.

Nestled besides the tranquil Lake Pichola, Udaipur is unarguably one of the most beautiful cities in the western area of Rajasthan. The historical capital of Mewar, it is blessed with magnificent forts, palaces, museums, lakes and natural beauty, and hence a favourite destination for travellers. Udaipur was founded in 1559 by Udai Singh II of the Sisodia clan of Rajputs.

What makes Udaipur an offbeat destination?

Ancient history

The city of lakes is known for its ancient history, cultural heritage and architectural marvels, and holds a special place of pride in Indian history. Known as the city of maharajas and maharanis, its massive palaces and monuments steeped with opulence and majestic splendour draw both Indian and global tourists alike.

Scenic beauty

With captivating views of the lush green hills, lakes and mountains, this enchanting city in Rajasthan is the perfect choice for the discerning traveller. The historical places, monuments, temples and havelis have an old-world charm and a charismatic vibe that are sure to mesmerise the tourists.

Romantic allure

Udaipur is one of the few Indian cities that have the allure that seems like a fairy-tale romance. Located around sparkling lakes and surrounded by the Aravalli Hils, it is referred to as the Venice of the East and dubbed as the most romantic spot on the continent of India by British administrator James Tod. Head straight to Udaipur if you are keen on getting married like royalty.

Delicious cuisine

The city is known for its regional flavours and authentic Rajasthani cuisine influenced by the Rajput rulers. Enjoy the rich and spicy flavours of Rajasthan with iconic dishes like pyaz ki kachori served with hing ka pani, mirchi wada, and other desi treats. The daal baati churma, kadhi pakora, gatte ki sabzi are other culinary delights one must try.

Iconic Attractions

  • ✻ City Palace
  • ✻ Lake Pichola
  • ✻ Fatehsagar Lake
  • ✻ Jagdish Temple
  • ✻ Jag Mandir
  • ✻ Jag Mandir
  • ✻ Bagore ki Haveli
  • ✻ Vintage Car Museum
  • ✻ Sajjangarh Palace
  • ✻ Ambrai Ghat

Royalty at its finest

Located near Lake Pichola in the heart of Udaipur, Sterling Jaisinghgarh is a perfect oasis in the quiet neighbourhood of the iconic heritage spots in the city.

A balmy hospitality and impeccable service makes any guest feel at home. This boutique hotel ticks all the boxes in immersing you in luxury and making your stay a pleasant experience. What also appeals to the guests about this beautiful property are its imperial look and Rajputana architecture which embody the tradition and grandeur of Rajasthan.

The leisure getaway houses 24 upscale rooms and suites set in haveli-themed architecture with intricate designs inspired by the popular thikri, miniature and gokhru art along with handcrafted pichwai paintings and traditional jharokhas. You can choose to indulge in nature walks on its lush green lawns lined up with frangipani trees or enjoy the outdoor poolside with magnificent sunset views or be seated on the upper deck that offers panoramic view of a regal skyline. The elegant comfort haven of the hotel is sure to rejuvenate you in the city of lakes.

The wintry evenings are reserved for outdoor dining under the starry sky on the rooftop Fresco restaurant that serves the finer tastes of authentic Rajasthani cuisine specially handpicked by the chef and offers a culturally serene ambience of live folk music. A stone’s throw away from the hotel, one discovers the most royal palaces, famous monuments and beautiful lakes.

The other property Sterling Balicha located in Udaipur is another great choice for travel enthusiasts. It is a mesmerising experience with 40 rooms and suites, plush banquet area, lawns and rooftop deck with a crystal clear pool, making the venue a perfect destination for a dream wedding.