Venice of the East and the City of Lakes- Udaipur is a lakeside paradise of shimmering marbles and oozing romance. A peaceful city on the banks of Lake Pichola wins hearts of millions. Udaipur is said to be one of the best cities in India. Well, turns out that it is not just best of India, but stands among the best cities around the world. It has been ranked third best out of the listed 15 best cities of the world by Travel + Leisure magazine based on sights and landmarks, culture, cuisine, friendliness, shopping, and overall value. Udaipur excelled leaving behind Mumbai and Delhi and is the only Indian city in the list.
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Known for its breathtaking scenery, class apart museums and luxurious hotels, Udaipur holds pride in its history. With the explosions of colors in the markets, Udaipur is a city full of cultural and traditional marvels. With its numerous lakes and unusually calm and peaceful aura in India, Udaipur has become World’s Third Best City making India proud.
The Lake City, Udaipur is making the country proud at the global level. got featured in the ‘The World’s Top 15 Cities’ list in a survey done by famous magazine Travel and Leisure. Leaving Mumbai and Delhi behind, Udaipur grabbed the place in World’s best cities to travel.
According to magazine Travel and Leisure, Every year for the World’s Best Awards survey, they ask readers to weigh in the different cities of the World on travel experiences around the globe — to share their opinions on the top cities, islands, cruise ships, spas, airlines, and more. Readers rated cities on their sights and landmarks, culture, cuisine, friendliness, shopping, and overall value.” And this is the final result that they provided.
The lake city of Rajasthan, Udaipur is one of the finest tourist destinations in the state of Rajasthan, famous for its magnificent palaces and shimmering lakes with milky white architecture. It is popularly known as the Royal Wedding destination in India as well as across the borders.
Here is the list of all the 15 cities:-
15. Barcelona, Spain
14. Udaipur, India
13. Siem Reap, Cambodia
12. Rome, Italy
11. Santa Fe, New Mexico
10. Luang Prabang, Laos
9. Ubud, Indonesia
8. Cape Town, South Africa
7. Hoi An, Vietnam
6. Oaxaca, Mexico
5. Florence, Italy
4. Kyoto, Japan
3. Chiang Mai, Thailand
2. Charleston, South Carolina
1. San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
According to Travel and Leisure, “The World’s Best Cities list also speaks to our readers’ growing interest in Asia.”
This is the first time in history when the World’s Best Hotel is coming from the state of royal Rajasthan. Jodhpur’s Umaid Bhawan palace has won the Travellers’ Choice award of ‘Top Hotel in the World’ by Trip Advisor.
Set in the serene desert land of Jodhpur, Umaid Bhawan palace stands as an oasis of hospitality and warm Rajput charm. The Palace is one of the largest private residences in the world which was built for Maharaja Umaid Singhji in the year 1943. Set amid lush gardens, with 64 hotel rooms and suites the royal palace echoes eras of traditions and offers the finest of Rajput hospitality and gives a memorable experience for the guests.
Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur has bagged not only the topmost position in the top hotels category in India and the world, but also won the most number of awards (7) by an Indian hotel across categories.
So whenever you are visiting Rajasthan, plan a holiday to taste this royal luxury!
Jaipur witnessed an exciting evening celebrating tourism excellence at the Crown Plaza, Jaipur. Jaipur is an enthralling historical city and a gateway to India’s flamboyant state of Rajasthan. Rajasthan is keeping its heritage and culture alive by preserving it into heritage hotels. Rajasthan is undisputedly known for its heritage hotels.
One such is Ajit Bhawan, Jodhpur which proved well by bagging the Best Heritage Hotel Award by the India Travels Award 2015. Ajit Bhawan, Jodhpur is one of the first concept heritage hotels set in the colorful Rajput fabrics. It has a grandeur and magnificence of royal Rajasthan and stands as an epitome of self indulgent and upscale hospitality in Jodhpur.
The magnificent Jaipur Marriott yesterday evening was all at glory with experts from best of the best food world. It was the night of the Food Oscars, where the best in the business walked away with the top honours in the culinary world.
Team of Grunge, Forresta and Handi receiving awards
The Times Food Awards Jaipur, 2015, where the food enthusiasts celebrated the best of the culinary world — the best chefs, the best restaurateurs, the best bars were there to honour and get honoured. Yesterday evening, all the food lovers of the town including guests from neighbouring states and abroad came together to celebrate a gastronomically-rich evening that’s unparalleled in taste.
The chief guest of the evening, TV actor Ashish Sharma, gave away the awards to the best in the business. Around, 34 winners in 21 food and nightlife categories walked away with the commendation plaque. Along with the Food Oscars, the 2015 edition of the Times Food Guide in Jaipur was also unveiled during the event. This handy, easy-to-use Times Food Guide Jaipur 2015 will make eating out and having a good time all the more fun in Jaipur.
Team of Mainland China receiving Award
|| Best Night Club
|| Best Alfresco Bar
||Best Multi cuisine
|| Best North Indian
||Best Chinese in Casual Dining
A fabulous nine percent increase was recorded this year in the tourists footfall in Rajasthan, popularly known for forts and palaces, with the French being the most among foreigners visiting the royal state.
A total of 3,25,58,009 tourists including 3,11,91,011 domestic and 13,66,998 foreigners visited the desert state till November this year.
The increase in number of tourists was 9.44 per cent during January to November this year as compared to the corresponding period last year.
It was reported by the tourism Director that the highest increase of 27.16 per cent was registered in May, which is an otherwise off-season.
Among foreign tourists, most were from France followed by Germany and Italy.
In June, Jodhpur, popularly known as the Sun City, was flooded by people from countries like Japan, Iran, UAE, Saudi Arabia, and Malaysia besides the European countries. Similarly, the inflow of tourists to Ranakpur in Pali district was also high due to its marvelous Jain temples.
We are now looking forward to more tourist footfall as the most awaited Jaipur Literature festival, Bikaner festival, Mount Abu Winter Festival are lined up in the coming months of tourism season that ends in May.
India is the land of numerous beautiful tourist destinations that not just attract Indians but have the capacity to attract overseas visitors towards the country. Apart from just the destinations in India, another key attraction can be considered as its culture, as it is a land that follows varied cultures and traditions across the country.
Rajasthan has secured the fifth position among top states of India visited mostly by the foreign tourists. With the influx of 14.40 lakh tourists, it has 7.2% share of foreign tourists across the country.
Securing the rank of fifth most visited state of the country, Rajasthan is popular for royal palaces of Maharajas. Besides royal palaces, it has beautiful desert, natural places and lakes. Almost 14 lakh plus foreign tourists visited Rajasthan which counts a very good share in the total.
Rajasthan’s most popular tourist cities are Ajmer, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Mount Abu and Pushkar.