Here’s why Udaipur is the most romantic city you can visit in India

Aside from spirited attractions and history lessons, there is a romantic side to the dainty city of Udaipur, waiting to be explored.

Udaipur’s romantic landscape brims with seven glistening lakes studded with marble mansions, boats gliding on placid waters, manicured lawns, and intricate havelis set back in time. Add to it the dramatic backdrop of the rolling Aravalis that makes each setting magical and every moment memorable. You couldn’t possibly go wrong with romancing in this enchanting destination that stands true to the epithet of being the most romantic city in India. Come, fall in love with each other all over again and discover your ideal romantic fit in Udaipur.

5 most romantic experiences in Udaipur

Sunset boat ride in Lake Pichola

Nothing is more magical than a sunset boat ride in lake pichola | udaipur
Nothing is more magical than a sunset boat ride in Lake Pichola. Image: Shutterstock/Ruslan Kalnitsky.

The sky mixing shades of lilac with a fading yellow as the fiery desert sun dims, the blue water seemingly turning into liquid gold, and the majestic City Palace waning into the backdrop — that’s the first image that flashes in my mind when I think about gliding on Lake Pichola in a speeding boat. Each trip to Udaipur is magical, but the magic only unfolds in true sense once you have witnessed a stunning sunset on a boat ride. Watch ghats dotted with havelis, island palaces, gardens, and hills, go by as you two glide slowly, holding hands and taking in the moment.

An uphill long drive to Monsoon Palace

The view of the lake city from sajjangarh or 'monsoon palace' | udaipur
The view of the lake city from Sajjangarh or ‘Monsoon Palace’. Image: Shutterstock/Amit kg.

To enjoy a panorama of the sprawling City of Lakes, take a long and slow romantic drive through swathes of green to reach Sajjangarh aka Monsoon Palace. Perched on top of a distant hill like a fairy-tale castle, this melancholic, erstwhile monsoon retreat of Maharana Sajjan Singh doesn’t have much to offer inside. But step out and walk over to one of its outer walls, and you’d be left speechless by the bird’s eye-view of Udaipur that it offers. Coming back, make a stop at the foot of the hill to visit the five-sq-km Sajjangarh Wildlife Sanctuary, a zoological centre where you can spot tigers, sambars, hyenas, lions, Indian porcupines, ostriches, and more.

Evening strolls in Saheliyon ki Bari

Saheliyon ki bari has many fountains, kiosks, and lawns. | udaipur
Saheliyon ki Bari has many fountains, kiosks, and lawns. Image: Shutterstock/Globe Guide Media Inc.

The famous Saheliyon ki Bari or ‘Courtyard of Maidens’ is nestled away in a small nook, dotted with quaint ornamental garden. The unique courtyard was laid out by Maharaja Sangram Singh II in 1710 for the entertainment of his queen’s 48 women attendants. Perfect for romantic strolls with your partner, the dreamy garden encompasses lovely fountains, marble elephants, kiosks, and a beautiful lotus pool at its heart.

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Candle-lit dinner at Ambrai Ghat

A candle-lit dinner under the stars by lake pichola is as perfect as fine-dining gets in udaipur | udaipur
A candle-lit dinner under the stars by Lake Pichola is as perfect as fine-dining gets in Udaipur! Image: Courtesy of Ambrai Restaurant.

Across Udaipur, lakeside terraces and rooftop cafes are ubiquitous. They fill up fast as soon as the sun goes down and serve up everything from traditional Rajashtani spread to global cuisines. Enjoy al fresco dining experience at Amet Haveli’s Ambrai Restaurant. Let the dedicated staff organise a special candle-lit dinner for you two love birds, complete with dim lighting, a bottle of bubbly, delicious dishes, and the view of Gangaur Ghat, City Palace, Jag Mandir, and more, glistening in the Pichola.

A regal stay experience at The Oberoi Udaivilas

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The Kohinoor Suite is meant for living like a royalty. Image: Courtesy of The Oberoi Udaivilas.

Featured in many timeless romantic movies, Udaipur charms and regales with its royal accommodation options. The Oberoi Udaivilas, a sprawling estate on the banks of the Pichola, will sweep you (and your partner) off your feet with its luxuriant gardens, intricate layout of interconnecting domes, fine dining options, elaborate corridors, pristine outdoor pool, and of course, regal rooms. Take your romantic getaway up a notch and book the Kohinoor Suite that comes with a private pool, gold domed ceilings, mirror mosaics, and hand carved marble privacy screens. It has a master bedroom and twin bedroom, a spectacular dining room, living area, and jharoka windows offering views of the Aravalli, Lake Pichola and the City Palace. 

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