OT Itinerary: A Breezy Guide To Spending 48 Hours In Udaipur

How to steer the waters in the City of Lakes in just two days. We give you the best spots, hidden secrets and cultural corners to seek when in Udaipur

Udaipur City Palace and Lake Pichola Photo: Shutterstock

My first hour spent in Udaipur fell an inch short of underwhelming. I peered out from the green-tinted car window, and hoped to get a glimpse of at least one of the trinity of lakes- Pichola, Fateh Sagar and Badi Sagar, but to no avail. My car dropped me off at Chand Pole right outside the entrance of Old City (cars are not encouraged inside), and I stashed my suitcase at the back of a three-wheeler, which rumbled and trundled along the narrow lanes.  As my auto paused to make way for its companions, I paused too. I found myself taking in the hand-painted artwork on the walls, the laidback atmosphere and finally, the beautiful Lake Pichola. I was ready to begin my trip.