Rainy season brings delight for many. If romance, new experiences and touch of royalty is on your kind, travel to Udaipur during monsoon! Do not be surprised as Udaipur, one of the most romantic places on Earth makes the holiday in monsoon an experience of a lifetime. The royal city has a very own palace which was especially built to welcome the monsoon clouds. Sound interesting, right?
If this is not enough to plan a trip to Udaipur, here are some other reasons that will take you to the ‘City of Lakes’ for celebrating the monsoon.
The beauty of Udaipur doubles up during monsoon
When rain falls on the barren lands baked in the oppressive Indian summer, it not only turns it lush green but also produces the aroma that remains in your heart forever! Needless to say that this makes monsoon season the most enjoyable one. Udaipur mesmerizes you with this and much more. Housing bountiful of scenic lakes, fairytale palaces, verdant gardens and splendid temples, the city exudes a timeless beauty.
The exquisiteness doubles up in the rain providing a solid reason to come to Udaipur on vacation in monsoon season.
Lakes – With the downpour, the popular lakes of Udaipur like Lake Pichola or the Fateh Sagar Lake get a new life! They truly present a sight to behold. Boating on these picturesque lakes increases the fun quotient.
Gardens – It is wonderful to the see the magical phenomenon where the rain drops paint the gardens of Udaipur into green. The city is bestowed with Dudh Talai – the Rock Garden, Nehru Garden – a garden island and Saheliyon-Ki-Bari – the garden of Maids
Arrival of rain brings heavy discounts for you
Staying at one of the luxury hotels or heritage hotels in Udaipur is the best thing you can do while on your honeymoon. Spending romantic moments amidst the dreamy settings and at the romantic city can make your much awaited period of life to last forever. What if, you do it without burning a hole in your pocket?
Yes, you heard it right, with rainfall, the prices of the heritage and luxury hotels in Udaipur also fall. This lures a lot of couples, singles and even the travelers with their family to spend some days at these best places to stay in Udaipur during monsoon.
Taj Lake Palace – Nestled on the placid waters of Lake Pichola, the Taj Lake Palace is titled as one of the most romantic hotels in the world. Gazing at the beautiful sunset views must be on your list things to do in Udaipur. Don’t forget to get pampered by availing an Ayurvedic therapy at the Jiva Spa.
The Oberoi Udaivilas – Besides giving a chance to marvel at the stunning views of the Lake Pichola and lush gardens, The Oberoi Udaivilas greets with opportunities to explore wildlife sanctuary as well. The unmatched Oberoi Experiences awaits for your presence.
Trek to the Monsoon Palace aka Sajjan Garh to welcome monsoon clouds
You wouldn’t have heard of cities that can boast of a dedicated Monsoon Palace, Udaipur though, proudly flaunts one. Perched on a hilltop, the Sajjan Garh Fort or the Monsoon Palace overlooks the Fateh Sagar Lake. The palatial residence in the city got its name as Monsoon Palace because it was mainly built to watch the monsoon clouds. Also, the fort boasts of the name Sajjan Garh Palace because it was named after Maharaja Sajjan Singh.
The purpose for which the Maharana built this fort was to get the view of his ancestral town from here. The palace also steals the limelight for employing unique rainwater harvesting technique. Make sure you trek to this amazing palace when you plan to spend holidays in Udaipur during monsoon.
Awe-inspiring views – Unparalleled views of the city’s palaces, lakes and nearby surroundings won’t let you take your eyes off them. To make the evening memorable, stay here till the sun bids adieu to the day.
Sajjangarh Wildlife Sanctuary – Another attraction is the Sajjangarh wildlife sanctuary. The wildlife sanctuary is a home to tigers, reptiles, sambhar, nilgai, deer, hyenas, wild boars, jackals and panthers. Spare some time for bird watching as well.
Soak-in the charm of the monsoon-festivals celebrated in Udaipur
Monsoon is not only meant for sitting inside your home and admiring outside views while enjoying hot beverages. It means to go out and be a part of exciting things happening around. A trip to Udaipur is meaningless without partaking in the festivals that are celebrated with great zeal and fervor in the city. See how the local women dressed up in traditional and vibrant attire enjoying swinging while singing soulful songs.
The smile on the faces, hands decorated with beautiful designs with henna and the divine faith of the ladies on their Goddess Parvati is better experienced than described. Women keep fast for the whole day for their husbands. The occasion of reunion of Lord Shiva with his consort Goddess Parvati also calls for another festival which is celebrated with same dedication.
Hariyali Amavasya – The event marks the arrival of monsoon and beginning of greenery. Natives show their respect towards God Shiva and his better half Goddess Parvati and pray for plentiful of rain and good agricultural season.
Hartalika Teej – The fiesta celebrates the day when Lords Shiva and Goddess Parvati were tied in nuptial bond. Idols of the Goddess are carried out in processions which are accompanied with music and dance.
Explore attractions of the Udaipur without being effected by scorching sun
Watch time fly by at the City Palace, delight in at rooftop restaurant or look at some of the vintage cars! The list could be endless but whatever you do at Udaipur will be cherished forever. There are number of attractions in the city which are better explored during a cloudy day until you wish to protect your skin from tanning.
Udaipur is a kaleidoscope of various forts, palaces, temples and monuments telling various tales of the city’s chivalry and glory. These attractions are the perfect place to watch the heavy downpour drenching the entire city. With so much to see and explore, why not visit Udaipur to know why the city enjoys the title of ‘Jewel of Mewar’.
City Palace – Beautifying the banks of Lake Pichola, the City Palace impresses you with its age-old history. It took nearly three centuries to build the architectural wonder. So, why not spend a few hours here!
Jag Mandir Island – The creativity of the three Maharanas of Mewar is very well depicted by the Jag Mandir. Titled as the ‘Lake Garden Palace’, the top-tourist attraction is famed for the intricate sculptures and beautiful interiors. A boat ride makes the journey to this serene place memorable.
So, now you know why to plan a trip to Udaipur in monsoon! Start packing your bags and reach your desired destination before it starts raining so as to not to miss the starting of the show.