If you’re looking for India’s most romantic city, don’t bypass Udaipur. Built around four lakes, Udaipur’s charms are obvious, earning it the moniker as “the Venice of the East. This is a city of magnificent palaces, imposing temples, and numerous ghats—wide steps leading down to the water’s edge. Breathtaking views have made this city a tourist hotspot, and even Hollywood has been unable to resist its charms—you may remember the famous floating Lake Palace Hotel from James Bond’s Octopussy.
This jewel of a city is even more impressive when seen from above in a balloon flight offered by Sky Waltz. Cafes, residences, and artisan shops twist around a series of narrow, hilly roads. If you’re lucky enough to catch the sunrise glinting of the blue waters of Lake Pichola in the middle of this sixteenth century city—prepare to swoon!
Serious shoppers will be happy to know Udaipur’s bazaars are renowned throughout India for their handicrafts, which include clothes, books, paintings, wall hangings, puppets, and an assortment of jewelry.
Besides the massive forts, famous for the scope of their architecture, Udaipur is a cultured city boasting numerous museums, gardens, monuments, and marvelous outdoor festivals. The locals living in Udaipur are renowned for their colour and congeniality—these are people with big hearts, making city visits even more delightful.
While Udaipur is certainly a world all its own, it’s easily accessible from all major cities. If you’re touring India and suffering sensory overload from the crowds, noise, and traffic, contact Sky Waltz for a serene hot air balloon flight over Udaipur. It’s guaranteed to be a trip you’ll cherish throughout your life.