Monsoon Weekend Getaway – A Day in Udaipur with a Toddler

Monsoon Weekend Getaway

Hey guys! How’s the weather treating you? Is it too hot or too wet? Well, here in Delhi we are waiting for the monsoon to arrive anytime soon and get some respite from the scorching heat. To escape the ever rising temperature, we planned a short road trip to Rishikesh last month. Our 2 days stay at Shaantam Resorts & Spa was great but I can’t say the same about our road travel. Check out my recent travel posts on Instagram to know all about it. I’ve also written about how we kept that trip within our budget. Ok, this post is not about Rishikesh, it’s about the monsoon trip we took last year with our toddler.

Last year in July we planned a monsoon weekend getaway to UDAIPUR from DELHI and it was awesome. If you are looking for any nearby destinations for a quick getaway but don’t want to go to the hills do consider Udaipur.

How to reach Udaipur?

Monsoon weekend getaway

There are 3 ways to travel to Udaipur –

  • By Road
  • By Train
  • And,ย By Air

I know weekend getaways are more about road trips but we wanted less travel time and more time to relax and enjoy. So we decided to take an overnight train from Delhi to Udaipur and planned our return by flight. That overnight train saved us a full day of travel. We reached Udaipur early morning and we used that day to explore the city.

Monsoon weekend getaway

If you follow my travel stories then you must be knowing that we keep our itineraries free from city travel. But, it was not possible when we were visiting a city for a vacation. So, we kept it flexible which means we made no itinerary!

The good thing was we had recommendations from our Insta Family which helped in planning our day. We had booked Amantra Shilpi Resort and had requested for an early check-in which was quick and smooth. The room was big, spacious, comfortable, had a king size bed and also a big balcony.

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The weather in Udaipur in mid-July was amazingly pleasant, it kept drizzling every now and then. Even when it was sunny, it was not that hot. Below are the 3 places we visited in Udaipur and the first 2 are highly recommended.

A Day in Udaipur with a Toddler during Monsoon

  • Fateh Sagar Lake

Udaipur is famous for its big, beautiful, artificial lakes and Fateh Sagar Lake is one of them. Our driver told us about boating in the lake but we were not too interested. Boating with a toddler sounded too boring but what we saw there changed our minds. We immediately booked the tickets and waited for our turn. The lake was huge and it was not peddle boating, there were speedboats circling around the lake. Now, that sounded thrilling!

Monsoon weekend getaway Udaipur with toddler

 

It was sunny but we could see clouds in the distance & as soon as we stepped inside the boat, it started raining. The boat driver said it’s just drizzling so we are good to go. But as we took off, it started raining heavily. This speed boat ride turned out to be one of our best experiences in Udaipur. I also made a video of our boat ride, it was crazy. Don’t miss the expression on Nemit’s face in the video.

Oh, by the way, we waited quite long in the queue to get the front seats in the boat. So, either you rush, wait or request to get the front seats which guarantee extraordinary thrill & view.

  • Sajjangarh Palace

Our next stop was Sajjangarh Palace situated on the top of a hill, an hours drive from the lake. The weather was amazing, although the rain had stopped the whole city seemed to be covered under the clouds. Taking a ride to the hilltop in such weather sounded perfect. Another reason to visit this palace was its name.

Monsoon weekend getaway

Sajjangarh palace is popularly known as Monsoon palace since it was built chiefly to watch the monsoon clouds.

So, how could we not visit it and watch the clouds from the top? Nemit decided to take a nap on the way which gave us time to enjoy our couple time.

Monsoon weekend getaway Udaipur with toddler

Monsoon weekend getaway

Nemit was still asleep when we reached the palace and we did a very stupid yet daring thing which I would not recommend to anyone. We trusted our driver and left Nemit with him. We told him to call us in case he wakes up or cries. He was a good man, he took care of Nemit and when he woke up, he climbed up to the top and brought him to us.

The view from the top was breathtaking, we could see the whole city from there once the clouds scattered away.

Monsoon weekend getaway Udaipur with toddler

Nemit with our driver

  • City Palace

After lunch, we decided to visit the City Palace. We thought walking in the rain would be fun. But we forgot to consider the walking distance and didn’t even think about the number of stairs.

So, we started with full of energy and by the time we reached the first floor of the palace we were out. We had to literally drag ourselves from one passage to the other. At one point, it felt we were lost!

Monsoon weekend getaway Udaipur with toddler

Not a very great idea to take infants and toddlers with you, strollers are not allowed beyond a point. And, carrying a child up and down and through the narrow passages is just a waste of energy.

Monsoon weekend getaway Udaipur with toddler

We decided to go back to the lake to relax our senses. One of my friends on Instagram had suggested a great place to hang out in the evening and that was our next stop.

Must try food joint – Vinod’s Cafe

It’s one of the open fast food cafes on the Fateh Sagar road opposite Fateh Sagar lake. They offer a variety of fast food options and are famously known for their ‘Kulhar coffee’. If you ever plan a trip to Udaipur, you can’t miss this place. It’s a heaven for food lovers. You get good food and an amazing view of the lake just across the road.

Monsoon weekend getaway Udaipur with toddler

So, that’s how we spent our Day 1 in Udaipur. I’ll soon write posts on how we spent our Day 2 & Day 3 in Udaipur. I hope you enjoyed reading this post. Do share it with your friends and family.


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64 Comments

  1. Gunjan June 22, 2019 at 11:37 am - Reply

    Looks like it was a fun filled family trip.
    We too started our trip by train and came back by air. Somehow I had apprehensions that I can manage by breastfeesing son in train better

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      Neha Sharma June 22, 2019 at 11:03 pm - Reply

      Indeed, it was fun, Gunjan. I found numerous good reasons to travel by overnight train rather than taking a flight. Thanks for stopping by.

    • Nisha June 30, 2019 at 4:50 am - Reply

      Visiting udaipur is on my list since a long time now.. Your blog is of such a good help. Thanx for sharing.

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        Neha Sharma June 30, 2019 at 10:54 am - Reply

        Thanks, Nisha ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Amarjeet Sonia Madaan June 22, 2019 at 4:55 pm - Reply

    Congratulations on the blog anniversary. It seemed a lovely outing with your kid. However, I never dared to travel for such trips. But as they have grown up I will surely visit this place as exploring royal cities is in my wishlist. This will help me to plan. Thnx for sharing.

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      Neha Sharma June 22, 2019 at 11:01 pm - Reply

      Thanks for the wishes, Sonia. Yes, you should add Udaipur on your travel list, I hope this post helps you plan well.

  3. Alpana Deo June 22, 2019 at 6:45 pm - Reply

    Wow…Neha.. love the blog. I have read a lot about Udaipur but never got a chance to visit it. It’s so good to see you enjoying and taking such vacations with Nemit and not giving the reason that with toddler, vacations are tough. I am sure Nemit will remember these trips from pics later and will ask you to take him there once again..
    #BirthdayBlogTrain #GWNxTNM

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      Neha Sharma June 22, 2019 at 10:59 pm - Reply

      Thanks for your kind words, Alpana. I’ve traveled a lot with my parents though I don’t remember much myself, I love hearing their travel stories while going through our old picture albums. It’s a very special feeling and I want Nemit to experience those feelings too.

  4. Surbhi Prapanna June 22, 2019 at 8:03 pm - Reply

    Great post neha, and I really enjoyed reading your travel experience. I had been to udaypur years ago and had a wonderful time over there. Indeed the place is so amazing and while reading your post I had recalled my old memories.

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      Neha Sharma June 22, 2019 at 10:56 pm - Reply

      Thanks, Surbhi, I’m glad you liked the post and it took you down the memory lane.

  5. Swathi June 22, 2019 at 11:06 pm - Reply

    Greatly congratulations for your blog . So much to know about travelling with kid and Iโ€™m sure your trip was memorable with your kid . Udaipur is in my bucket list .

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      Neha Sharma June 22, 2019 at 11:15 pm - Reply

      Thanks for the wishes, Swathi.

  6. Anurag Singh June 23, 2019 at 12:04 pm - Reply

    Congratulations for 2nd year

    May ypur blog get all due success

    Udaipur is a beautiful city

    I spend 6 months there

    And well described blog

    And with kid it is fun ๐Ÿ˜

    • mm
      Neha Sharma June 23, 2019 at 6:35 pm - Reply

      Thanks for your wishes, Anurag.

  7. Pr@Gun June 23, 2019 at 6:35 pm - Reply

    Firstly, a very happy secondversary to your blog and loads of wishes.
    A lovely post of travelling with your kiddo memories for life.
    Udaipur is long on my list and waiting to see its grandeur and traditions.
    Wishing you many more anniversaries.
    #BirthdayBlogTrain #GWNxTNM

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      Neha Sharma June 23, 2019 at 6:52 pm - Reply

      That’s so sweet of you, Pragun. I/m glad you liked the post, thanks for the lovely wishes.

    • Deevya June 30, 2019 at 12:03 pm - Reply

      Congratulations on completing 2 years of blogging. Wishing you the best for future. Seems like it was a fun filled trip for your family. I had been to Udaipur for our college Industrial Visit and it was an amazing experience. The city is beautiful with picturesque views of our cultural heritage. Nemit is very cute. Loved your blog post. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿค—

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        Neha Sharma June 30, 2019 at 12:13 pm - Reply

        Thanks for the lovely wishes, Deevya

  8. Mann June 24, 2019 at 10:30 am - Reply

    Udaipur is so in my bucket list. Your post will definitely help in planning a better trip.

    • mm
      Neha Sharma June 24, 2019 at 5:24 pm - Reply

      Thanks, Mann

  9. Aditi Kapur June 24, 2019 at 11:33 am - Reply

    A very happy blog anniversary, Neha! I enjoyed your Instagram posts of Udaipur trip. It’s very difficult to travel with a toddler when you have so many places to discover:)
    You did a commendable job and I appreciate your management skills. Lot to learn from you ๐Ÿ˜

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      Neha Sharma June 24, 2019 at 5:27 pm - Reply

      I am super happy to read that you watched my stories from Udaipur trip and liked them too. I know it’s difficult to travel with young children but I choose fun over hurdles. Thanks for your appreciation, Aditi, means a lot to me.

  10. Mahak June 24, 2019 at 11:49 am - Reply

    Udaipur is lovely…I can imagine it must be even more beautiful in the rains. Can’t wait to go back some day

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      Neha Sharma June 24, 2019 at 5:28 pm - Reply

      Thanks, Mahak. Rains can add charm to any place, I guess ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Shubhra Rastogi June 24, 2019 at 2:49 pm - Reply

    Congratulations on the second anniversary of your blog. I loved reading your experience in Udaipur. A lovely post and lifetime memories.
    #BirthdayBlogTrain #GWNxTNM

    • mm
      Neha Sharma June 24, 2019 at 5:28 pm - Reply

      Thanks, Shubhra, I am glad you liked the post.

  12. Sindhu Vinod Narayan June 24, 2019 at 6:47 pm - Reply

    Congratulations on the second blog anniversary and wishing you many more. Loved reading the post about Udaipur. The pictures look so refreshing. I’ve heard a lot about the place but haven’t visited. Will do so if I get a chance.

    • mm
      Neha Sharma June 24, 2019 at 11:13 pm - Reply

      Thanks Sindhu, glad to know you liked the blog

  13. Noor Anand Chawla June 24, 2019 at 9:00 pm - Reply

    Wow Neha that was certainly daring of you to leave Nemit with the driver!
    I am yet to visit Udaipur but I hope to go there soon. Lovely post!

    • mm
      Neha Sharma June 24, 2019 at 11:15 pm - Reply

      Thinking about it now feels so scary but at that time we had no doubts about it. Sometimes, trust wins people’s hearts. Thanks for stopping by, Noor ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. ANOUSHKA GOEL June 25, 2019 at 11:33 am - Reply

    Many many congratulation on completing 2 years milestone and this is such a fun-filled and amazing journey you have described here. I can see that you enjoyed Udaipur and here in Delhi, we are waiting to atleast get Pre-Monsoon Showers.
    Anyway, all the best for your future endeavors. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • mm
      Neha Sharma June 25, 2019 at 11:39 am - Reply

      Thanks, Anoushka

  15. Anks June 25, 2019 at 1:47 pm - Reply

    Thi was fun…now I want a monsoon weekend getaway too Neha. All thanks to you. By the way, it was quite brave of you to leave Nemit with the driver!!

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      Neha Sharma June 25, 2019 at 3:58 pm - Reply

      Oh yes, plan one soon. Yes, it was stupidly brave. Thanks for stopping by, Ankita ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Pragnya Mishra June 26, 2019 at 11:08 am - Reply

    Congratulations Neha on your blog anniversary. Udaipur was in our plans last year but had a last moment cancelation. For next time I will use this post of yours as planning reference.

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      Neha Sharma June 27, 2019 at 12:34 pm - Reply

      Thanks a lot, Pragnya.

  17. Sonam June 26, 2019 at 11:07 pm - Reply

    Lovely post neha, i always enjoy readin your travel post and this one was great as usual, keep inspiring me so i can travel so frequently

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      Neha Sharma June 27, 2019 at 12:35 pm - Reply

      That’s so sweet of you, Sonam. Thank you so much ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. Snigdha June 28, 2019 at 11:52 pm - Reply

    Wow.. We also had to Udaypur two years back during this Rainy time .. Traveling with a toddler is really a heavy task and fun too .

    • mm
      Neha Sharma June 29, 2019 at 10:30 am - Reply

      Thanks, Snigdha ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. Manas Mukul June 30, 2019 at 12:22 am - Reply

    I visited Udaipur for the first time last year. It is an amazing place. I am sure it would be even better during the monsoons given the landscapes and architechture.

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      Neha Sharma June 30, 2019 at 10:58 am - Reply

      Yes, I can say the rains made this city even more beautiful. Thanks for stopping by, Manas ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. vijvihaar silja June 30, 2019 at 9:24 am - Reply

    You always encourage me to have a trip with toddler. Your udhipur trip look so awesome. Congratulation for 2nd bloggiversary

    • mm
      Neha Sharma June 30, 2019 at 10:53 am - Reply

      Thanks dear ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. MeenalSonal June 30, 2019 at 5:07 pm - Reply

    Congratulations Neha for second anniversary of the blog, loved your views on Udaipur, planning to visit this year.

    • mm
      Neha Sharma June 30, 2019 at 10:40 pm - Reply

      Thank you, MeenalSonal ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. Snehal June 30, 2019 at 7:53 pm - Reply

    Wow..total respect to you for carrying a toddler on your expedition. It is challenging but I can see that you enjoyed it. Congratulations on your second blog anniversary..keep inspiring people ..

    • mm
      Neha Sharma June 30, 2019 at 10:39 pm - Reply

      Thank you, Snehal ๐Ÿ™‚

  23. Amitoj Kaur July 3, 2019 at 1:24 pm - Reply

    Looks like a fun trip.. Thank you for such a detailed blog on visiting Udaipur.. Bookmarking it for future reference..

    • mm
      Neha Sharma July 4, 2019 at 12:17 pm - Reply

      Thanks, dear ๐Ÿ™‚

  24. Arushi Seth July 6, 2019 at 12:15 am - Reply

    What a brilliant post on things to do in Udaipur with a toddler. We just got back from Udaipur today and the weather was so pleasant!! The rains made the place so refreshing and calm. We just had a chilled out trip as my husband and I had done the sightseeing earlier but your post will bet guide the next time when I take my daughter. Thanks Neha!

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      Neha Sharma July 6, 2019 at 12:26 am - Reply

      Thanks a lot, Arushi ๐Ÿ™‚

  25. Disha July 7, 2019 at 11:41 am - Reply

    Udaipur has been in my todo list from long. And, reading your post of traveling with a toddler has made my decision firm to visit it this season. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Lovely picture!

    • mm
      Neha Sharma July 9, 2019 at 10:00 pm - Reply

      That’s awesome ๐Ÿ™‚

  26. Shipra Trivedi July 7, 2019 at 7:49 pm - Reply

    Pics are really awesome Neha. This is a great read specially how to plan a weekend trip with a kid. I have been to Jaipur but never to Udaipur. Will plan now

    • mm
      Neha Sharma July 9, 2019 at 7:08 pm - Reply

      Thanks a lot, Shipra for always being so kind ๐Ÿ™‚

  27. Neha Jain July 10, 2019 at 11:43 pm - Reply

    Wow that’s really informative blog for me as udaipur is still on my list to explore . And these points to remember and places to visit would be really helpful

    • mm
      Neha Sharma July 11, 2019 at 6:43 pm - Reply

      Thanks Neha

  28. Ghazala Naseem July 11, 2019 at 11:37 am - Reply

    Udaipur seems like a great holiday destination would like to visit there . Participated in the blog train.

    • mm
      Neha Sharma July 11, 2019 at 6:43 pm - Reply

      Glad you joined, Ghazala

  29. Judy July 15, 2019 at 1:21 am - Reply

    Udaipur is one of the top 10 touristy places of the world and why not your photos depict all.

    • mm
      Neha Sharma July 15, 2019 at 11:02 am - Reply

      Thanks, Judy ๐Ÿ™‚

  30. Bhawna Shah July 15, 2019 at 12:41 pm - Reply

    After reading your post my memories relive. Congratulation for completing two wonderful years in blogging.

    • mm
      Neha Sharma July 15, 2019 at 12:59 pm - Reply

      Thanks Bhawna

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