Udai Kothi


O/S Chand Pole, Hanuman Ghat Marg, Pichola Lake,

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The Location: The regal Rajasthani town of Udaipur is known as the “city of lakes”—and Udai Kothi sits right across from the most famous of them: glittering Lake Pichola, where the waters are rimmed by towering palaces, serene temples, and bathing ghats (stone stairs that descend into the lake).

Don’t Miss: A long, bumpy, but worthwhile ride into the Aravalli hills that brings you to the spectacular 15th-century Jain temple at Ranakpur—considered one of India’s most beautiful. Wandering through the complex of intricately carved shrines, spires, domes, and more than 1,400 marble pillars—no two of them alike—is awe-inspiring.