Udaipur, also known as the City of Lakes, so during monsoon it adds up more beauty at its best. If you are happy to be in the city for any of the reasons during monsoon time, be sure to save a few days to have a picnic. We list the best places in Udaipur to spend a relaxing few hours or even a day with your family and friends and enjoy the rainy time.
Best Picnic Spots In Udaipur
1. Rajiv Gandhi Park
Rajiv Gandhi Park is a perfect picnic place if you’re looking for some easily-accessible outdoor fun. This place is ideal if you have kids.
Rajiv Gandhi Park is full of gardens and fountains. There are various outdoor games as well. This is a well-maintained park also has food stalls so don’t worry if you forget to pack something to eat.
Location: Rani Road, Fateh Sagar Lake
2. Saheliyon Ki Bari
Originally a courtyard for Udaipur queen and her royal ladies, Saheliyon Ki Bari is the best place if you want to spend some time with your family and friends. The whole courtyard is covered with countless fountains, trees, and statues. A small museum is also there in the courtyard.
Location: Saheli Marg, New Fatehpura, Panchwati
3. Moti Magri
Moti Magri Fortress also was known as the Pearl Hill, this place gives you the best aerial view of the Aravali Range and Fateh Sagar Lake. A favorite with the locals, Moti Magri is just breathtaking thanks to its scenic beauty.
This place is situated on top of a hill and was built as a memorial of Maharana Pratap. There’s also a museum here that tells the stories and significance of Rajput history, Haldi Ghati battle, and Chittorgarh Fort. As the sun goes down, light and sound show here is a special attraction.
Location: Fateh Sagar Lake
4. Manik Lal Verma Park
MLV park is another exotic picnic place in Udaipur. Situated near Dudh Talai Lake, this park has lush green gardens, fountains, slides, and many other attractions which make it a perfect picnic spot.
Evenings are the ideal time to visit this place as you can go on a pleasant boat ride while watching birds. There’s also a rope-way to the nearby Karni Mata temple. Other attractions include a musical garden and an evening fountain show.
Location: Dudh Talai Lake
5. Fateh Sagar Lake
The Fateh Sagar Lake is another favorite place among the locals and visitors. This is the second largest lake in the city and was built by Maharana Jai Singh in the year of 1678.
There are three islands on the lake which can be reached by boats and these islands can be brilliant picnic spots. The largest of the islands is the favorite and also has a boat-shaped restaurant. There are boat rides, jet fountains, and many gardens which make this spot great for a picnic with the family and friends.
Location: Fateh Sagar Lake
6. City Palace
Udaipur City Palace situated along the banks of Lake Pichola, the City Palace is a one-of-a-kind royal picnic spot in Udaipur. Many Bollywood and regional movies have been shot here, against the backdrop of the palace’s stunning architecture, which is a combination of Medieval, European, and Chinese design.
Other key attractions of the City Palace are its rich lawns, Vintage Car Museum, Maharani Palace, Daawat-E-Aam, and Daawat-E-Khas. Do not miss the light and sound shows that begin in the evenings.
Location: City Palace
Picnic Spots Near Udaipur
7. Thoor ki Pal
Thoor Ki Pal is another peaceful picnic spot in the surroundings of Udaipur city. Situated in Thoor Village, Thoor Ki Pal is a much-visited place in monsoons thanks to its waterfalls and a serene horizon.
Make sure you wear some comfortable footwear and go with surplus food and water supplies as the place is a bit remote and there may not be many shops for foodstuff.
Location: 11 kilometers from Udaipur
8. Nandeshwar Ji
Nandeshwar Ji is a religious place is also a good picnic spot. The rocks here create miniature pools after it rains, attracting people who come here to splash around. The water streams which flow near the temple lend a pleasant vibe.
Make sure you pack food and beverages as getting snacks and drinks can be hard in this area due to the lack of stores.
Location: 15 kilometers from Udaipur
9. Chandni Village
Chandni Village is, situated on the outskirts of Udaipur, which is an enchanting location with streams, green trees, and a peaceful environment. If you want to get away from the everyday hustle and bustle of the city for a while, Chandni Village is the ideal picnic spot for you.
The local villagers here are also so welcoming and will help you out with things. However, as a picnic demands, carry some carpets or mats to sit on as there’s no plain ground here, just woods.
Location: 23 kilometers from Udaipur
10. Ubeshwar Ji
Ubeshwar Ji is great for picnics and is a religious place which is mostly crowded in the monsoon, as the rain elevates its beauty. Along with waterfalls, mountains, and greenery, this place also houses a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.
Surrounded by the Aravali Mountains, this place is a much-loved picnic location thanks to its ponds and natural beauty. Set up your picnic near the pond and don’t forget to carry floor mats or foldable chairs with you.
Location: 25 kilometers from Udaipur
11. Tidi Dam
Tidi Dam is another waterfall destination that is the most beautiful place in the monsoon season. Many visitors come here to get drenched under the overflowing water from the dam.
Make sure you are careful to avoid pointy rocks under the water while you are splashing around here. And do not try to climb on top of the dam as it is slippery and very dangerous.
Location: 35 kilometers from Udaipur
12. Jaisamand Lake
Previously known as Dhebar Lake, Jaisamand Lake looks like something out of a Bond movie shot in Monaco or Greece. This enormous water stretch includes 11 miniature islands and a big walkway.
One cannot explore all of Jaisamand Lake in a single day as it is a huge lake. There are many marble cenotaphs on which you can set your picnic. Also, don’t forget to take a picture of the marble elephants.
Location: 45 kilometers from Udaipur