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When is the Best Time to Visit Udaipur?

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The royal and colourful state of Rajasthan houses a historical city that is a shade of white. The palaces built of white marble that dot this city glimmer like pearls when seen from a perch. As the White city of India, Udaipur is nothing short of a wonderland sitting cosily in the southernmost part of Rajasthan surrounded by Aravalli hills.

Dipped in the rich history of Rajasthan, Udaipur has remained a sought-after land for the Kings and Rulers of the bygone era. And today, it is a place that mostly sits at the top of any traveller's list. Is there any more reason to wait to experience the top city in Asia and #3 in the World’s top 15 cities? And if you wonder what is the best time to go to Udaipur, then this blog is for you.

Read about how each season unfolds in Udaipur in this quick travel guide to help you choose the best time to go to Udaipur.

  • Winters in Udaipur
  • Summers in Udaipur
  • Monsoons in Udaipur

Winters in Udaipur

Months - November to March

Temperature: During the winter season, the temperature in Udaipur ranges from 5°C to 25°C, with the lowest levels of humidity when compared with the other two seasons.

Weather- The winters in Udaipur are soothing and pleasant. They are not cold but significantly cooler than the summers. The days are tepid, with modest sunlight, windy evenings and nippy nights. The humidity levels decrease as the winter creeps in, making the air crisp, not biting. This appealing weather makes winter the best time to go to Udaipur.

Why should you visit Udaipur in winter? It is a magnificent city, albeit in the state of Rajasthan, which is prone to a tropical climate where heat, humidity and rain in summers and monsoons prevent from venturing the day tours, allowing winters as an ideal period to explore this amazing city in depth. You’d like to visit natural, cultural and heritage spots at this time of the year.

A few stunning sights you can visit:

Kumbhalgarh Fort - It is a fascinating Fort to visit in Udaipur, which was designed only to fend off the enemies. Experience an intelligent architecture marvel, having sweeping views of the Thar Desert from many vantage points and beautifully crafted interiors. In Udaipur, you don’t want to miss the second-longest wall in the world and an impregnable structure that stood the test of time before it was accoladed as Mewar Fortress.

Lake Pichola - It is not just an artificial freshwater lake flanked by islands, temples, mansions, ghats, palaces, and restaurants; it is rather a lifelong experience where the views of the Sun rising and resting can be etched in your memory for a lifetime. And winters make the place more special with comfortable boat rides and open-air sittings. Winters are the best time to visit Lake Pichola in Udaipur. In fact, nothing can beat visiting Lake Pichola for a romantic getaway. If you look at Udaipur Honeymoon packages, it is not surprising to see Lake Pichola at the top of the itineraries.
Imagine sitting with your significant other in the middle of an expansive waterfront, at the backdrop of Aravali Hills, sipping a drink of choice and the chirping of birds and the soft murmur of lake water give background score to your ever-flowing conversations in silence.

As rightly said by the famous Rudyard Kipling once - If the Venetian owned Lake Pichola, he might say with justice, ‘See it and die’

Fateh Sagar Lake - The second-largest lake in Udaipur in terms of area, it is a well-designed, pear-shaped freshwater lake that houses 3 small islands. Take a breathtaking boat ride in this gorgeous lake to visit each island. They include a small zoo, an open-air restaurant, an open garden with a water well, and Udaipur Solar Observatory, which is one of the best looking in Asia.

Things to know before you visit Udaipur in winter:

The tourist season in Udaipur is winter, which sees the highest footfall in the city. Due to this, the stay options at Udaipur – be it medium and budget accommodations or luxury options – see frequent price hikes. As the crowd will be large, you may have to haggle for tickets to visit prominent places. So, booking a Udaipur tour package is your best bet to tackle such challenges. Also, don’t forget to carry a good pair of boots, sunglasses, mosquito repellent and hand sanitisers, and layered clothing for nippy nights.

Summers in Udaipur

Months - April to June

Temperature: During the summer season, the temperature in Udaipur hovers around 28°C to 40°C.

Weather: Udaipur in summer, like the rest of the cities in the semi-arid state of Rajasthan, can be harsh. As temperature blazes and reaches a 40-degree mark, the air and the atmosphere become unendurable on certain days. However, the respite comes mostly in the evenings when the temperature drops marginally and settles at an acceptable range.

Why should you visit Udaipur in the summer?

Summers in Udaipur paint a picture of chilled watermelon slices, freshly squeezed fruit juices going down your throat and numerous dips in the pool to beat the blistering heat. It is also a culturally significant time when the city witnesses the famous Mewar festival, celebrating the blend of spring and summer.

No doubt summers can bring sweaty palms and a need to hydrate every so often, but your stay at one of the luxe or palace hotels can set you for a time of your life! Picture yourself sitting by a poolside in your airy cottons that flutter in the warm winds while you see your worries melting at the clinking sound of ice cubes into tall, transparent glasses ready to be filled with your favourite drinks. These hotels are quintessential places that beat the scorching summers with great indulgence and gusto of food and music.

Things to know before you visit Udaipur in the summers

Summer is not the best season to visit Udaipur as it can be extremely harsh in terms of heat, especially around mid-May till the arrival of monsoon in July. It is best to choose air-conditioned places, venture into the city only in the evenings, and always keep a water bottle to stay hydrated. Although the crowd will be less and prices will be easy on the pocket, it needs good planning to visit Udaipur in the summers.

Monsoons in Udaipur

Months - July to October

Temperature: During the monsoons, the temperature in Udaipur fluctuates from 25°C to 35°C, with a spike in humidity levels.

Weather - Udaipur welcomes the monsoon downpour with open arms. The rain intensity fluctuates between moderate to high, keeping humidity levels up, but there is surely a respite from summers as temperate dips. It makes the city extremely lively, where tourists can bask in the natural beauty.

Why should you visit Udaipur in Monsoons?

Drenched in rain, Udaipur becomes a lush landscape, covered in grey clouds, where the city’s whites and neighbouring hills greens merge perfectly. The arid streets are now filled with the symphony of pattering. You can enjoy boat rides, take a long stroll through lakes, and visit wet monuments and forts filled with petrichor.

Here are a few recommended sites to visit in Monsoons:

Sajjangarh Fort - Also known as Monsoon Palace, this gorgeous-looking Fort has been standing tall since 1884 at the peak of Aravalli Hills. The beautifully carved motifs on the white marble pillars of this Fort tell the story of the intricate and influential thinking of Maharana Sajjan Singh, a short-lived ruler of the Mewar Dynasty under whose vision the city was gifted with such a long-lived monument. You can have a bird’s eye view of the entire Udaipur from here.

Bagore ki Haveli: A Haveli turned mansion turned museum is an 18th-century architectural marvel that stands proudly on the waterfront of Lake Pichola at Gangour Ghat. Feast your eyes on the grandeur of this mansion, showcasing larger-than-life rooms used separately by men and women of the royal family. You can also experience the Dharohar dance show – an hour-long evening show depicting the traditional dance forms of Rajasthan.

City Palace: The largest palace complex in Rajasthan, City Palace Udaipur is a majestic marvel. Of all the things to do in Udaipur, visiting the City Palace is a must. It is set up beautifully on the bank of Lake Pichola, whose ornate towers, arched doorways, and protruding balconies tell the tales of the rich history of Udaipur. The imposing palace is a timeless example of an exquisite blend of Rajasthani, European, and Mughal architecture.

A road trip to Mount Abu: You can also take a monsoon road trip to Mount Abu which is 160 Km away from Udaipur. Mount Abu is another gem of a place set atop the Aravalli hills of Rajasthan. Tourists flock to Mount Abu, Rajasthan’s only hill station, for its tranquillity and rare beauty. With fewer tourists, you can enjoy Abu at your leisure, making monsoons the best time to visit Udaipur and Mount Abu.

Things to know before you visit Udaipur in Monsoon

With the city's natural beauty at its peak and the crowd at its lowest, monsoon months are the best months to visit Udaipur if you are looking for a surreal and magical experience. It is the best time for budget travellers to avail of deals on flights, Udaipur tours and packages, and luxury stay options. So, make sure to book it in advance. In terms of essentials, the rainy season demands caution with raincoats, umbrellas, and waterproof and well-sheltered cameras.

So, as you can see, every time of the year is the best time to travel to Udaipur. Every season at Udaipur is a life well lived and celebrated. There is no point waiting to visit (or revisit) the Venice of India – Udaipur. So, choose your best season to visit Udaipur, book your itinerary, and pack your bags…aur nikal pado!

January 12, 2024

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