Karnimata Ropeway To Rat Temple: 5 Offbeat Experiences In Udaipur

Apart from checking out the Lake Palace, here are all the offbeat things you can do in Udaipur.

Udaipur Solar Observatory

Situated on an island in the middle of Lake Fateh Sagar, it is said that the sky conditions are most favourable here and thus, it has the largest telescope in the country. The large water body decreases the amount of heating on the surface layers and improves the quality of images. The inside area isn’t accessible to the public, but you can look around and go near via a boat. We think it’s perfect for day out in the open, and boating in this really pretty lake.


Udaipur Solar Observatory

Near Fatehpur Lake, Badi Road, Udaipur, Rajasthan


    Kumbhalgarh Fort & Wildlife Sanctuary

    If you’re a nature lover and a photography enthusiast, then this is definitely a trip you’ll enjoy. Around 65 kms away from the main city, the reserve is spread across 578 sq. ft. and you'll find sloth bears, jungle cats, wolves, hyenas, chinkarachital, wild boars, blue bulls, leopard and more. The area is also a haunt for birdwatchers and we’d recommend you book a jeep ahead of time.

    The fort in the area also has a stunning sound and light show that you must not miss. If not anything, you’ll be well-versed in the history and rich culture of the Maharanas of Mewar and the Kumbhalgarh Fort.

    Price: INR 10 onwards

    Mansapurna Karnimata Ropeway

    A great (and safe) way to reach the Karni Mata temple or the Machhala Hill, this is an attraction because even the locals use it to make these trips. The ropeway gives you the picturesque views of Lake Pichola, Sajjangarh Fort, Fateh Sagar Lake and City Palace. Situated in the heart of the city, go here during the evening for the best views of the sunset.

    Price: INR 40 upwards

    Time: 8 AM to 6 PM (depends on weather conditions)

    Tourist Attractions

    Karni Mata Rope Way

    Deen Dayal Park, Doodh Talai, Udaipur, Rajasthan


      Holy Rat Temple

      The Karni Mata temple at the Machhala Hills is one of the most offbeat things you can see. This is a holy rat temple that has white mice kept in cages as a representative of the goddess. There is a man who eats, drinks, and sleeps with them. He also believes that the rats are his ancestors. This is a wonderful place to watch the sunset from, as the whole city lights up with a gold hue.

      Timings: 11 AM – 10 PM

      Heritage Walks

      Heritage walks are one of the best ways to explore Udaipur and its charm. You could either rent out a scooter or walk around the streets of Udaipur. Visit Gangor Ghat, Baghore Ki Haveli, Clock Tower, and other places. You could even try local cuisines or shop at Hathi Pol Bazaar, and Bapu Bazaar. Oh, and there are a lot of companies in Udaipur that organise walks so, if you are not looking to do this all alone, you could do it in a group with the help of these companies.