When its monsoon, families, friends and couples urge to relish the boredom and plans to escape to a scenic destination for relaxation and fun. If you have plans on board then Udaipur, the city of lakes in Rajasthan is the top choice. Also, we personally recommend visiting Udaipur during monsoon for a change and revitalize yourself.
The scenic location of this city is just mesmerizing. You can witness the crystal-clear beautiful lakes, Aravalli mountain range and world class spots that attracts tourists from all around the globe. Truly it is said to be a heaven on earth when it’s raining in Udaipur.
Here we have shared a complete guide which will help you plan your escape to Udaipur in monsoon in 2021. Just a quick tip, it is pandemic and with rise in corona virus cases, we recommend to take extra precaution, COVID tests and consider thinking about what’s open and closed from our article.
Weather During Monsoon in Udaipur
Just like some of the best tourist places during monsoons, Udaipur sets a perfect weather. The weather during monsoon is pleasant, not much of humidity and you will of-course feel relief from the scorching sun.
The first rain of the season starts from July 2021 and lasts till September 2021 with an average of 637 mm. The temperature during monsoon stays from 23° Celsius to 33° Celsius. You can also experience cool breeze from dusk to dawn.
Top Things See in Udaipur During Monsoon 2021
Here we have shared a list of attractions you can put on your list while visiting city of lakes during monsoon.
The Monsoon Palace – Sajjangarh Palace
Sajjangarh Palace, also known as The Monsoon Palace is located on the hilltop with amazing views of Fateh Sagar Lake as well as the surroundings of Sajjangarh Wildlife Sanctuary. The palace was built to keep a watch over the monsoon clouds and predict the rain. This castle looking palace was built by Maharana Sajjan Singh in 1884. We highly recommend to keep this on top of your list especially when you are visiting Udaipur during monsoon. You will enjoy the panoramic views of Udaipur city and its stunning lakes, mountains and palaces.
Timings: 8:00 AM to 06:00 PM
Entry Fee: INR 10 for Indians, INR 80 for foreign tourists
At first this might sound a common attraction to visit in Udaipur, but if you are visiting this spot during monsoon, it will surely take your breath away. Enjoying a boat ride is an unforgettable experience and is also famous for locals and tourists. If you are visiting Pichola Lake, you will find City Palace, Jag Mandir, Taj Hotel with scenic views of Aravalli hills in the backdrop. Just image, how mesmerizing views it will be. So just put this on your list and experience that feeling for yourself.
Timings: 9:00 AM to 06:00 PM
Boat Ride Entry Fee: INR 400 Per Adult, INR 200 Per Kid
Evening/Sunset Boat Ride Entry Fee: INR 700 Per Adult, INR 400 Per Kid
City Palace of Udaipur
A heaven amidst the beautiful city. The Lake Palace is such a spot which you truly do not want to miss. This is a scenic location spread across 4 km long and what’s surprising is it is at the heart of man-made Lake Pichola. The palace is now governed by the Taj Group which offers an ultra-luxurious stay. During monsoon, this becomes one of the most romantic locations in the city of Udaipur. This palace was constructed by Maharaja Jagat Singh II where you will find sculpted marble and moldings, royal finishing, artifacts and more. Here, you can spend all day boating on the placid Lake Pichola.
Timings: 09:00 AM to 06:00 PM
Entry Fee: NA
Boat Ride Fee: INR 400 Per Adult, INR 200 Per Kid
An Island Garden located in the middle of the beautiful Fateh Sagar Lake. You will find this oval shaped garden across 4.5 acres of land. The beauty of this garden is the pyramid shaped fountains complimented with colorful lights, varieties of flowers and natural beauty to admire. You can reach this island garden by taking a boat ride from Moti Magri main gate.
Timings: 09:00 AM to 06:00 PM
INR 30 Per Adult, INR 15 Per Kid (Indian)
INR 125 Per Adult, INR 60 Per Kid (Foreigners)
Fateh Sagar Lake
A mesmerizing man-made lake with crystal clear waters and beautiful backdrop of hills makes it is must visit during monsoon season. The Fateh Sagar Lake is a great place to visit in Udaipur because the famous spots amidst the lake. These island spots are accessible via by boat which includes Nehru Garden and a solar observatory. This lake is named after Maharana Fateh Singh of Udaipur.
Timings: 8:00 am to 06:00 pm
Entry Fee: None
Boat Ride Fee:
INR 30 Per Adult for Regular Boat Ride
INR 100 – INR 200 Per Adult for Motor Boat Ride
INR 200 – INR 400 Per Adult for Speed Boat Ride
Saheliyon Ki Bari
Popularly known as the Garden of the Maidens. This marvelous spot was built by Maharana Sangram Singh in the 18th century. This is mist visit place especially when it is raining in Udaipur. Here you will find beautiful marble elephants, fountains, a lotus pool and more. The rain adds to the beauty of this garden and we must say this is a spot to click some romantic and memorable photos too.
Timings: 9:00 AM – 07:00 PM
Entry Fee: INR 5 Per Adult
Tips to Consider While Visiting Udaipur in Monsoon
- Check the temperature of Udaipur, weather forecast and pack your bag accordingly
- Plan your itinerary keeping in mind the monsoon.
- As you have planned to visit during monsoon, we recommend to book a hotel with scenic views such as lakes, beautiful hills to make it a blissful experience.
- If you travelling through private car, you can stop in between to enjoy the scenic views but make sure your car is serviced properly
- Do not forget to keep some snacks and water while travelling to Udaipur
- You can consider packing the raincoats and don’t forget to bring umbrella.
- Don’t forget to treat yourself to Dal Baati Choorma and non-veg dishes if you are a food lover.
- As souvenir, you can shop sarees and dupattas with bandhani work, paintings, artifacts, jewellery, leather items and more. These are the best things to buy in Udaipur.
- Do not miss out the boat ride on beautiful lakes.
- Though the smartphones have a good camera nowadays, try to carry the camera if possible.