5 Astonishing Offbeat Places in Udaipur




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Udaipur is a whole package, no place in the city would disappoint you. Amidst the astonishing regal monuments and palaces of Udaipur, there might be some mesmerizing locations that you may happen to miss. There are several ravishing tourist spots in and around the city that you must add in your itinerary.

This blog will help you include all the amazing offbeat places in Udaipur, that you must definitely visit.


Top 5 Offbeat Places in Udaipur



1. Pipliya Ji


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Rating: 5.0 (based on 3 google reviews)

Situated around 32 Kms from Udaipur, Pipliya Ji is one of the top monsoon destinations in Rajasthan and a bike-trip to this misty place is a blissful experience. The curved single road through the rich green slopes dissecting the streams will take you to a majestic location where you can cherish the serenity of nature.

The pathway is covered in mist and clouds and looks heavenly; many times it is so foggy that the area beyond a few meters is not visible.

The final destination is breath-taking. Pipliya Ji is one of the best places to visit around Udaipur offering scenic views amidst the astonishing landscapes. One can spot a few villages situated amidst the pristine surroundings away from the hustle and bustle of urban life.

If you are planning a trip to this mesmerizing place then carry a waterproof bag, a pair of extra clothes, a water bottle, some food or snacks and a raincoat if you don't want to get wet.

Pipliya ji is undeniably one of the major offbeat places in Udaipur.

Entry Fees: Free Entry
Location: Pipliya, Rajasthan 313031
Closed on: All days open
Average time spent: 30 minutes
Timing: Monday-Sunday: Always open

2. Ambrai Ghat


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Rating: 4.7 (based on 5791 google reviews)

Ambrai Ghat also known as Manjhi Ghat is one of the major places to visit in Udaipur. This place is filled with localites and tourists. You can enjoy your morning hours seeking solace with the senior citizens practising Yoga, bathing in the lake and performing several such activities, or, relish your evenings witnessing the city lights illuminating and giving a detailed view of the Heritage hotels like Jag Mandir, Lake City palace, Shiv Niwas and more from the ghat.

There are in total 6 Aartis that are performed at Ambrai Ghat from 5:30 in the morning to 6:30 in the evening. Marble boundaries are marked across the ghat and there are wide seats available for resting.

Ambrai or Manjhi Ghat is the foremost ghat located on the waterfront of Lake Pichola. It is situated right opposite to Gangaur ghat.

Ambrai ghat is known for its prime location and is surrounded by several popular hotels. The ghat offers a scenic view of the City Palace and beautiful lakes near it.

Entry Fees: Free Entry
Location: Chandpole Maji Ka Mandir corner of Lake Pichola, Pichola, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001
Closed on: All days open
Average time spent: 30 minutes
Timing: Monday-Sunday: 08:00 AM-12:00 AM

3. Shrinathji Temple


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Rating: 4.7 (based on 15910 google reviews)

Established in the 17th century, Shrinathji Temple is a temple dedicated to Lord Krishna in Udaipur. The temple has a simple architecture style, the intricate carvings on the white marble however make it more appealing. The temple resembles Nanda Maharaja temple situated in Vrindavan. Locally, this temple is known as 'Shrinathji Ki Haveli'. The foundation of this temple was laid on the royal mansion of the reverend Sisodiya Rajputs of Mewar. The figure of Shrinathji is regarded as the head of the household rather than the temple.

The Shrinath image of Lord Krishna memorializes the seven-year-old child form of Krishna. The idol is carved out of black marble and the sculpture is believed to have been self-manifested from Govardhan mountain, in around the 12th century. Lord Krishna has lifted the Govardhan Mountain to protect the people of Vrindavan from the wrath of Lord Indra.

According to folklore, in order to protect the idol from the loot and plunder of the foreign invaders, the people of Vrindavan wanted to shift the idol to a predetermined destination. But during the transit, the wheels of the cart came to a halt. The priests who were escorting the idol considered this as God's will to stay at that place. Hence, at the same spot, the temple which was made is now widely known as Shrinathji temple of Nathdwara.

The temple has an elaborate household appearance. The people of Nathdwara have more love and affection towards Shrinathji rather than having a God and devotee relationship, which is both rare and applaudable.

Entry Fees: Free Entry
Location: Nathdwara, Rajasthan 313301
Closed on: All days open
Average time spent: 3 hours
Timing: Monday-Sunday: 05:45 AM-07:15 PM

4. Sahastra bahu temple


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Rating: 4.6 (based on 1043 google reviews)

Nagda is a small town located besides Bagela lake, 23 Kms from Udaipur. It was found by Nagaditya, the fourth ruler of Mewar province. Nagda consists of many resplendent temples, but the major attraction here is its 'Sahastra Bahu' temple. This 10th-century temple is devoted to Lord Vishnu and it is said to be built in two structures, the first one by the mother-in-law and the second by the daughter-in-law. Both the temples are magnificently laid out. As per another legend, the temple got its name from an appellation of Lord Vishnu who is also called Sahastra Bahu or 'the one with a thousand arms'.

The main entrance of the temple is made through a carved door with lintels along with a multi-lobed arch in its middle.

The temple of Saas is larger in comparison to that of the Bahu. The Bahu temple consists of an octagonal ceiling and is embellished with intricately carved female figurines. The Saas temple has an archway in its frontier part and is accredited with magnificent carvings. Both the temples are built on a common platform and face towards the East.

The temple is adorned with beautiful carvings that depict events from the epic 'Ramayana'. The inner walls of the temple, however, are plain with not a lot of carvings. The temple is magnificent with all the exquisite sculptures augmenting its beauty.

Sahastra Bahu temple was established under the reign of King Mahipala in the 10th century. It is one of the several structures telling tales of Rajasthan's glory in the ancient era.

Entry Fees: Free Entry
Location: Udaipur, Rajasthan, 313001, India
Closed on: All days open
Average time spent: 1 hour
Timing: Monday-Sunday: Always open

5. Chetak circle


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Rating: 0 (based on 1 google reviews)

Chetak Circle is one of the most prominent shopping hubs of Udaipur and is a perfect assortment of quaint and cosy shops exhibiting colourful apparels and fabrics, and tempting food stalls offering mouth-watering street food and sweet items. The key feature of this market is the puppets dressed in vibrant clothes signifying the traditional folk shows of Rajasthan. These puppets, both men in moustaches and dolled-up women are adorned with traditional Rajasthani clothes from bandhani odhanis to turbans making them even more attractive. You can buy them as souvenirs from Udaipur.

Other than these, this marketplace is popular for tie & dye sarees, folk toys, hand-painted fabrics, miniature paintings, silver jewellery, etc.

Other major things to buy at Chetak Circle include wooden boxes, valuable stones, brasswares, traditional jewellery boxes and paintings portraying beautiful depictions of Hindu Gods and Goddesses on ivory, marble, wood and silk.

However, bargaining is an essential skill here as the goods are deliberately priced high in an attempt to bluff the customers. Therefore, make sure you settle on buying the product at a reasonable price.

Entry Fees: Free Entry
Location: Chetak Circle, Udaipur, Rajasthan
Closed on: All days open
Average time spent: 1 hour
Timing: Monday-Sunday: Always open

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