Do you remember the magnum opus, “Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani” and fall in love with the palace hotel where Kalki Koechlin gets married and where Ranbir and Deepika had plenty of romantic scenes? That is City Palace of Udaipur for you, which has now become a hotel and a hotspot destination wedding hub in Rajasthan. If you love grandeur, and if you wish to lose yourself in the historical architecture, and serene lakes, then Udaipur is the right city for you. The intricate architecture, majestic hotels, lakes that stand silently against the onslaught of time, you will fall in love with the place.

The Maharanas of the erstwhile era had transformed this quaint part of Rajasthan to be a city of grand palaces. Each of the palaces is now a tourist attraction and filmmakers throng to the city for a scene, for a song sequence shot or for an entire film just to get the feel of this very same opulence.

The City of Palaces, Lakes, and Romance:

While the city is dotted with grand palaces and lakes, the city has rich cultural heritage that the local Rajasthani folk retain and preserve keeping the old charm alive. Let us look out the must-visit spots in the city that you would fall in love on the spot.

  • City Palace: This Palace is one of the main palace-turned-hotels in the city. One look at its marvelous exteriors and extravagant design, and of course, the sprawling structure, you will know why it is our top choice. As said earlier, Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone visited this hotel in the film “Yeh Jawaani hai deewani” for their friend, Kalki’s wedding. The palace also became a spot for the film “Ram Leela – Goliyon ki Rassleela” starring Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone.
  • Fateh Sagar: Another top spot, which is a great location for many romantic film scenes and songs is Fateh Sagar lake. This was the location for the classic film “Guide”, starring Dev Anand and Waheeda Rehman. The lake is scenic and has the Aravalli range rising in the horizon giving it an aura like no other.
  • Lake Palace: If you remember the hauntingly mesmerizing title track of “Mera Saaya”, starring Sunil Dutt and Sadhana, then you would also remember the pristine white lake-side palace. That is the Lake Palace for you on Lake Pichola. This palace also was seen in many films including “Yaadein” and Hollywood’s James Bond movie, “Octopussy”.
  • Sajjangarh Palace/ Monsoon Palace: Overlooking the serene Fateh Sagar lake is the Sajjangarh Palace. The Mewar kings built this palace as their Monsoon palace on a hilltop. The palace was popular in several Hollywood movies like “Octopussy”, “The Cheetah Girls” and many more.

Besides these palaces and lakes, spots like Saheliyon ki Bari, Ganghaur Ghat, and Delhi Gate have become very popular hotspots for the tourists visiting Udaipur. To get a taste of the long lost royal life in Rajasthan, a visit to the city of Udaipur would bring you a flood of emotions of awe and mysticism.