Udaipur witnessed a tourist footfall of more than 1 lakh in August 2022. The City of Lakes and Palaces, also known as the other “Kashmir” and the Venice of the East, is surrounded by the beautiful Aravallis hills. Tourism has always been at its peak in the city during the monsoon and winters. The rich culture and legacy that Udaipur provides draws tourists from all over the world and domestic tourists also visit the city all year round. The city saw a huge number of visitors this year, specially after the two years overshadowed by the COVID. There was a ban on travel and tourism suffered the most in the last two years, but after travel resumed, after the outbreak, the tourist footfall exceeding past years in huge numbers.
According to the Regional Tourist Department, Udaipur, 1,47,600 tourists arrived in Udaipur during August 2022. This number totaled 88,580 in July. While the domestic tourists have far exceeded their previous number, foreign tourists are also increasing gradually as travel confidence is gaining momentum.
Udaipur and its appeal to Tourists
Except for snow capped mountains, desert and beaches, Udaipur has all variety to offer when it comes to natural beauty and places of historic significance. Some of the major attractions include the royal City Palace, the world renowned Pichhhola Lake, which houses the famour Lake Palace and Jag Mandir and Fatehsagar Lake. The adventurous drive to Sajjangarh Fort (Monsoon Palace) through the wildlife santuary promises to keep the tourist breathless with the winding roads sandwiched between valleys and forests. The scenic Saheliyon ki Badi, which has been the darling of many Bollywood movies in the past, Neemuchmata Hill and the Moti Magri hillock alongside Fatehsagar that honours Chetak, the faithful, disciplined and dedicated horse of Maharana Pratap are some of the easier places to visit. The Dudh Talai pond, Karni Mata Mandir, Gangaur Ghat, Ambrai Ghat, Imli Ghat, Lal Ghat situated in the walled city area of the old city offer an excellent and serene of belonging to the yesteryears. The outskirts of the city of Udaipur has some amazing tourist spots such as Badi Lake, Bahubali Hill, Udaisagar Lake, Rajsamand Lake, Madar, Rayta, Alsigarh, Nandeshwar are the other quick visit areas, which are within a 40 km radius around the main city. Travelling bit further, the Kumbhalgarh Fort, Ranakpur Temples, Delwara Temples, Mahi Dam, Eklingji and Srinath Temple of Nathdwara, Jaisamand Lake, all fall within a 100 km radius of the city and less than 150 minute drive from Udaipur.
The administration has undertaken several steps to make Udaipur city environment friendly and is doing its utmost to achieve this goal. The city is worth the visit, and it will continue to grow in the future, with many attractions being developed and added.