The Diwali is just a few days away and you have planned to go on a vacation to the city of lakes. The city of Udaipur has it all – enchanting beauty of majestic palaces, beautiful lakes, picture-perfect mountains and streets light-up with different colors. During this festive time, Udaipur records a huge number of tourists to witness the festive period with its historic structures lit up with glittering lights and celebratory atmosphere all around.
Events in Udaipur During Diwali – The Eccentric Lantern Festival
The Lantern Festival in Udaipur celebrates the spirit of Diwali in an eco-friendly and super fun way. This festival attracts huge number of tourists whether they are coming from India or from Global destination. If you are visiting Udaipur in Diwali 2020 and looking forward to the lantern festival then you can explore the culture and tradition of Udaipur, taste the local food, enjoy the arts and crafts.
Highlights of the Lantern Festival
If you are visiting the lantern festival, then you enjoy some of the below activities which are listed here:
- Fun games
- Musical performances by famous artists of India
- DJ performances
- Food stalls serving tasty assortments of local and international cuisines
What is the Entry Ticket of Lantern Festival?
The entry fee to the lantern festival is INR 800 for general entry and INR 1500 for super entry.
Places to Visit in Udaipur During Diwali
We have shared here a list of places which you could consider adding to your list if you are visiting Udaipur during Diwali.
- Lake Pichola
One of the most happening places and a spot loved by every tourist. Lake Pichola is a must visit place during Diwali. You can enjoy the Diwali celebrations with people floating diyas into lake and then fireworks show makes a picturesque sight.
- Enjoy the views of Bapu Bazar
Considered as one of the main shopping markets of Udaipur. If you are visiting Udaipur during Diwali you will enjoy the vibrant views and lit up market with colorful lights. And not to forget, you can explore and purchase a variety of items from Bapu Bazar.
A market that is famous for all your Diwali needs or want to take back the Diwali souvenir back home. You can witness a grand collection of craft works, traditional clothing and designer footwear which are a soul of this market.
- Chetak Circle
Chetak circle is the exact place if you are looking for decoration materials for Diwali. There are a number of shops, wholesalers which you can visit.
- Bada Bazar
Bada Bazar is the shopping spot where you can find both big brands in showrooms and local vendors on the street. At the time od Diwali, you can find new collection of clothes, shoes, bags and jewelries to authentic Rajasthani handicraft items.
- City Palace
We suggest to see for yourself! The City Palace of Udaipur adds charm to the city in Diwali. You see the palace being decorated with colourful lights giving a majestic view. At night it looks like the stars have fall upon the City Palace.
- Fateh Sagar Lake
The artificial lake named after Maharana Fateh Singh of Udaipur, situated in the north of Lake Pichola right across the Moti Magri Hill. During the Diwali, you can enjoy the beauty of water that reflects the tranquility of nature while you take a boat ride or walk alongside the lake.
- Visit the Sajjangarh Palace
The monsoon palace or the Sajjangarh palace gives a spectacular view of Udaipur and around. This is a must visit place to spectate the Udaipur city light up in the Diwali lights.
- Jagdish Temple
Originally called the Jagannath temple, you can visit the Hindu temple just outside the Royal Palace. Every tourist, local or foreigner can worship and experience the peace while visiting this heritage temple. If you are planning to visit during Diwali, you can witness beautifully decorated temple premises which glow up the entire view.
- Neemach Mata Temple
Located on a hill, banks of the Fateh Sagar Lake in the city of Udaipur, visit this beautiful Neemach Mata Temple where you can reach the hill top through stairs and experience the majestic views of the City.
- Eklingji Temple
If you are keen to view the historic architecture then Eklingji Temple is the spot. Dedicated to the Lord Shiva of the Hindu religion, this is masterpiece of architecture that attracts number of tourists during the festive times as well.
A place where the epic battle was fought between the Rana of Mewar, Maharana Pratap’s army and the Mughal emperor Akbar’s forces, led by Man Singh I of Amber. If you are planning to visit Udaipur in Diwali then we strongly recommend to visit Haldighati.
- Shop at Shilpgram – The leather bazar
Shilpgram organizes the Shilpgram Festival which acts as a platform for the people of Rajasthan to showcase the art and crafts skills. You can visit this spot that depicts the history and culture to get close the tradition and take home souvenir.
- Take a day trip to Kumbhalgarh
A peaceful place which has majestic views, forts, temples that gives a perfect combination for vacation. If you are on a holiday to Udaipur then you can take a day trip Kumbhalgarh.
We did be delighted to say that if you are visiting Udaipur during Diwali then you will see completely different avatar of the city of Udaipur. Lights glittering in every street, happy faces and local wearing new dresses, monuments and landmarks lit up which makes November the right month to plan your holidays.