Holi celebration in Udaipur

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Udaipur is famous for its grand two-day Holi celebrations. The festivities kick off with a bonfire called “Holika Dahan” at the City Palace. The Mewar king lights the fire, and locals perform a folk dance called ‘Gair’. The king also meets all the royal guests and dignitaries.

After the bonfire, there’s a big parade with the royal family on decorated camels, elephants, and horses. The parade starts from Shambhu Niwas Palace and ends at Manek Chowk. The day wraps up with a dinner at the palace and a fireworks show.

On the second day, everyone in the city plays Holi with dry and wet colors, water guns, and balloons. People also make traditional sweets and dance and sing folk songs. Hotels and resorts in Udaipur also host Holi parties with DJs, colors, and refreshments.

The Holi celebrations in Udaipur are known for their unique traditions and lively festivities. The Holika Dahan at Jagdish Temple is particularly famous, symbolizing the victory of good over evil. The next day, people gather at Jagdish Temple and Gangaur Ghat for the Dulandi celebrations, where they play with colors, dance to traditional music, and enjoy delicious food.

In Menar village, the day after the Jamara Beej ceremony marks Dulandi. The Menariya community celebrates Holi with traditional rituals, including planting Jamara seeds. The celebrations, which include colorful festivities and fireworks, are especially memorable at night.

How to reach

By car

Destination Distance from Udaipur (km)
Sawai Madhopur/Ranthambore 638
Delhi 676
Mumbai 725
Ajmer 307
Ahmedabad 257
Jodhpur 260
Bikaner 488

By plane

Maharana Pratap Airport (UDR), popularly referred to as Dabok Airport is located 25 kilometers northeast of the city center of Udaipur. Air India, SpiceJet, and IndiGo are just a few of the airlines that offer regular flights from major cities like Delhi and Mumbai to the airport. Travelers have several transportation options upon arrival at the airport. Taxis are readily available at the prepaid taxi booth, offering convenient transfers to the city at a cost of ₹650. Also, two buses run daily to ferry passengers back and forth between Udaipur City and Maharana Pratap Airport, Dabok.

NON-AC BUS Departure Timings

Driver Name: Om Prakash Contact No.: 9462437443, 0294-2944445

6:00 am 8:30 pm
11:40 am 1:30 pm
3:00 pm 4:30 pm
6:00 pm 7:10 pm

AC BUS Departure Timings

Driver Name: Laxman Singh Contact No.: 81071 03240, 0294-2944445

6:10 am 8:35 am
12:50 pm 3:25 pm
5:00 pm 7:30 pm

The bus running between Chetak and Maharana Pratap Airport stops at Delhi Gate, Surajpol, Thokar Chauraha, Debari and Dabok.

By bus

Destination Travel Time Fare (₹)
Mount Abu 5 hours ₹100
Agra 6 hours ₹120
Ahmedabad 6 hours ₹200
Jodhpur 8 hours ₹125
Ranakpur 3 hours ₹85
Ajmer 8 hours ₹150
Jaipur 9 hours ₹200
Delhi 14 hours ₹420
Mumbai (sleeper) 16 hours ₹600
Mumbai (seat) 16 hours ₹400

Please note that these are the bus services from Udaipur, and they can be booked through the RSRTC Bus Ticket Booking mobile app. The fares and travel times are subject to change.

By train

Destination Frequency Travel Time Fare (AC) Fare (SL)
Chittorgarh 6-7 per day 2 hours N/A ₹140
Ahmedabad Daily 10 hours N/A ₹200
Ajmer 4 per day 5 hours ₹680 ₹135
Sawai Madhopur Daily 7 hours ₹1,625 ₹270
Jaipur 3 per day 7 hours ₹855 ₹170
Agra Daily 13 hours ₹2,355 ₹360
Delhi 2 per day 12 hours ₹1,440 ₹390
Mumbai Every other day 17 hours ₹1,785 ₹475
Khajuraho Daily 21 hours ₹3,245 ₹485

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2 days itinerary

Day-1:Arrival at Udaipur Railway Station and transfer to your hotel Check in to the hotel and relax Sightseeing tour of Fateh Sagar, Rani Road, Lake Pichola Boating, Jagdish Temple, Gangour Ghat, Daiji Bridge Dinner at a lake-view restaurant near Jagdish Temple

Day-2:Full-day sightseeing tour of Udaipur City Palace, Old City Market, Karni Mata Temple and Ambrai Ghat Sunset Jagdish Temple[1], Gangour Ghat, Daiji Bridge Dinner at Natraj Hotel

Get around

Udaipur has a decent bus system. The majority of Udaipur can be explored on foot, particularly along the old streets. To get to the Monsoon Palace or the Jungle Park, you may need to take a taxi or an auto rickshaw (tuk-tuk). Tuk-tuks in the city usually cost between $50 and $100. App-based services such as Uber, Rapido, and Ola, on the other hand, are gaining popularity due to their low prices and hassle-free fares. You can also rent a bike, a scooter, or a bicycle.

Government hospitals

  • Ayurvedic Hospital, Moti chohtta (Tel: 2-421968)
  • Maharana Bhopal general hospital (Tel: 2-528811-19)
  • Natural Hospital, Bhatyani chohtta (Tel: 2-422700)
  • T B Hospital (tel: 2-560310)
  • Women's Hospital (Tel: 2-523989)

Private hospitals

  • Aravali Hospital, 332 Ambamaata Scheme, Mullatalai, Udaipur (Tel: 2430222, 2431222)
  • Goyal hospital, 328-A, Vasant Vihar, Sector-5, Hiran Magri, Udaipur (Tel: 0294-2465764‎)
  • J.K. Hospital & Research Centre, Bhupalpura, Udaipur (Tel: 2418544)
  • Jagrati Orthopedic Hospital, Hospital Road, Udaipur (Tel: 2529234)
  • Sanjeevani Nursing Home, Sevashram Chowraha, Udaipur (Tel: 2412770)
  • Shreyas Children & Maternity Hospital, Fatehpura, Udaipur (Tel: 2560861)
  • Dr. Chaudhary Hospital & Medical Research Center, Udaipur (Tel: 0294 2465566)
  • Pacific hospital Bhilon ka Bedla, N.H. 27, Pratap Pura, Girwa, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001 Phone: 0294 352 0000
  • Geetanjali Hospital Hiranmagri Extension, Manwakhera NH-8 Bypass, Near Eklingpura Chouraha, Rajasthan 313001 Phone: 0294 250 0006

Blood bank

  • M.B. Govt. Hospital Blood Bank, Udaipur (Ph. No. 0294-2528811)
  • GBH American International Hospital, 101, Kothi Bagh, Bhatt Ji Ki Bari, Udaipur (Ph. No. 0294-2426000)
  • Udaipur M/s Saral Blood Bank, 30, Bhikharinath ka math, Bhupalpura, Udaipur. (Ph. No. 0294-2416285)


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