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Nightlife in Udaipur: Bars, Clubs, & More

If you’re a party person, you’re likely to be disappointed by the nightlife in Udaipur. Although the city has evolved in recent years, it still doesn’t have a late-night culture or nightclubs and, as the saying goes, turns into a pumpkin by midnight. Come 11 p.m. and all of Udaipur’s bars are either closed or preparing to close, and the streets empty. Hence, you’ll need to be satisfied with a peaceful drink overlooking the lake instead of wildly dancing until dawn. The enchanting atmosphere makes up for it though! Here’s where to go.

Bars

Most of Udaipur’s bars are located in hotels, with prices based on the category of hotel. At the highest end, you can expect to pay 800 to 1,000 rupees plus tax for a drink, which is steep by Indian standards. Economical prices can be found at small standalone local establishments. However, solo females are likely to feel more comfortable sticking to upmarket and touristy places, where it’s more customary for women to be seen drinking amid men. In addition, the selection of alcohol will be broader (beyond beer, whiskey, and rum)! Some bars do have DJs and dancing on certain nights but the fun is routinely over by midnight there, too.

  • Panera Bar: Regal ambience bar at the Shiv Niwas Palace Hotel (where James Bond stayed in the movie “Octopussy”) inside the City Palace Complex. Antique furniture, paintings of kings, glittering chandeliers, imported mirrors, and ornate inlay work provide old-world charm. Open until 10:30 p.m.
  • Picholi Bar: You’ll find more royal vibes at this bar in an erstwhile palace on Jagmandir Island. It’s named after Picholi village, the oldest settlement next to Lake Pichola, and is accessible by boat from the City Palace Complex. Sip on fine wines and beers while looking out across to the City Palace. Open until 10:30 p.m.
  • Baro Masi: An ideal spot for sunset cocktails on the rooftop of gorgeous Udai Kothi boutique hotel at Hanuman Ghat. Chic Baro Masi opened in 2019 and is said to be the bar Udaipur has been waiting for. It features a glass floor above the hotel swimming pool, great tapas menu, interesting signature cocktails, spectacular lake views, and reasonable prices (300 to 500 rupees for most drinks). Plus, it’s open past midnight. Try the Kothi Cup—a tantalizing concoction of guava, tequila, chili pepper, and lime.
  • Library Bar: Intimate lounge bar designed like an opulent den at The Leela hotel, offering possibly the finest array of drinks in Udaipur. The comprehensive cocktail menu is divided into classics, contemporaries, martinis, and summer splashes. There are also vintage wines, single-malt whiskies, and cognac. Sit indoors amid fine art and books, or enjoy evening Rajasthani folk music and dance performances outdoors in the courtyard. It’s definitely worth splurging on! Open until 11 p.m.
  • The Lounge at The Artist House: Fashionable new hangout for creative types in a revamped and converted 80 year-old theater building not far from the Old City. It attracts a hip, youthful crowd and is the best place to party in the city, with DJs on Friday and Saturday nights. There’s a bar area beside the swimming pool too. A wide variety of wines and beers is available, in addition to cocktails. Expect to pay 475 rupees upwards for a glass of Indian wine, and 600 rupees upwards for a glass of imported wine. Tax is extra. Open until 11 p.m.
  • AmBar: The relaxed open-air rooftop bar at Hotel Rajdarshan in Hathipole overlooks Swaroop Sagar Lake, north of Lake Pichola. Buy one drink and get another free during Sunset Happy Hours. Open until 11:30 p.m.
  • Sangria Bar & Rooftop Lounge: On the other side of Swaroop Sagar Lake at Swaroop Vilas boutique hotel, this groovy new open-air bar has an in-house mixologist who crafts tempting cocktails. Open until 11:30 p.m.
  • Bougainvillea Terrace by the Lake: A leafy, sleek, spacious architecturally-designed open-air lounge bar at the Lake End Hotel, on the shore of outlying Lake Fateh Sagar. The drinks menu isn’t extensive but it has all the necessities, including Negroni cocktails (500 rupees) and single-malts. The bar is spread over two levels and incorporates a sophisticated tapas restaurant. Open until 11 p.m., and midnight on Saturdays.
  • Jannat Lounge & BarHead to this bar atop Hotel Hilltop Palace, on Ambavgarh Hill, for the
    ultimate sweeping view of Lake Fateh Sagar and the city. It’s another superb place for a sundowner, and quite easy on the pocket too. Cocktails cost around 400 rupees. Spirits range from 150 rupees to 500 rupees. Open until midnight.
  • Brewz Rock Cafe: Energetic bar in a shopping mall in the city’s north. The music is loud, the crowd is young, the beer flows fast, and the dance moves are frenetic. If you’re a foreigner, expect to be the center of attention, but you’ll feel welcome. Different events are held each night. Open until midnight.
  • Hangout The Sports Bar: Has pool and snooker tables in the basement of Hotel Devansh, not far from Brewz. Open until 11 p.m.
  • Second House Bar: A cavernous, centrally located local joint that’s best suited to men but the drinks are cheap! Ladies and couples will be offered seating in the compact, air-conditioned private room upstairs away from the crowd.
  • NotoMoro: Known for “Good Music, Good Food, Good Vibes.” This classy, partly outdoor bar is on the rooftop of the upscale Fern Residency hotel in Hiran Magri, about 15 minutes east of Old City. Open until 11 p.m.

Late Night Restaurants | Nightlife in Udaipur

Restaurants in Udaipur typically remain open late, shutting at the time as bars (10:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.). There are many scenic places to dine by the lake or on hotel rooftops. Check out our pick of restaurants in Udaipur for some recommendations. Lower-end restaurants may not have alcohol licenses, so keep that in mind if you’d like to have a drink with your meal. Some touristy restaurants will sneakily serve beer on the side if you ask but confirm the price beforehand to avoid being overcharged. Sun N Moon Rooftop Cafe is a popular spot for 360-degree city views and craft beer. If you’re a traveler who’s looking to meet people, the lively rooftop cafe at Zostel backpacker hostel provides beers and banter.

Live Music and Other Shows | Nightlife in Udaipur

  • Mic n MunchSet up to showcase local musicians and artists, there are frequent open mic and live music performances at this homely cafe. Bean bags, board games, and books are also provided. Unfortunately, alcohol isn’t available. Open until 11 p.m.
  • Brewz Rock Cafe: This place has live music on Thursdays and Saturdays.
  • The Lounge at The Artist House: Doubles as a performance space for emerging standup comedians, singers, bands, and poets. It hosts live gigs on Wednesdays.

Events or Activities

Watching a puppet and folk dance performance is one of the most popular things to do in Udaipur. These events are held every evening at two of Udaipur’s top museums. The times are 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Bharatiya Lok Kala Museum and 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Bagore ki Haveli (tickets on sale at the venue from 6 p.m. and sell fast).

Festivals

  • Udaipur World Music FestivalAn annual festival that takes place over three days and multiple venues in February, and presents musicians from India and across the globe. Evening performances start at 7 p.m. at Gandhi Ground near Chetak Circle. The genres are diverse and include rock, folk, and fusion.
  • Udaipur Light Festival: A special festival during Diwali that brings the city together for food, live music, and celebrity performances.
  • Mewar Festival and Gangaur: The biggest cultural and religious festival of the year in Udaipur. Evening highlights are a boat procession on Lake Pichola, traditional Rajasthani song and dance, and fireworks.

Tips for Going Out in Udaipur

  • Wine tends to be particularly costly at bars and restaurants in Udaipur. If budget is an issue, it’s better to stick to other types of drinks.
  • Taxis are available at night but may charge higher rates between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m.
  • After 11 p.m. is an ideal time to experience the silence of the city. Take a walk over Chandpole bridge to see Udaipur beautifully lit up and reflected on the lake.
  • The legal drinking age in Udaipur and Rajasthan is 18 (unlike 21 in most other Indian states).
  • Tipping isn’t compulsory. Some establishments may include a service charge in the bill. Otherwise, tips of 5 to 15 percent are discretionary.
  • Goods and services tax on food and alcohol is usually 5 percent. However, it jumps to 18 percent in bars and restaurants on the premises of hotels with room rates above 7,500 rupees per night. Be aware that menu prices commonly exclude tax.
  • Bars in Udaipur generally don’t have a cover charge.
  • Drinking alcohol in public places is prohibited and you’ll be fined if caught.

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Frequently asked questions about Nightlife in Udaipur

Q. What is there to do in Udaipur at night?

A – Places To Visit In Udaipur At Night

  • Visit the Fateh Sagar. Fateh Sagar at Night.
  • Tour the City Palace. City Palace at Night.
  • Visit Moti Magri. Moti Magri Night.
  • Visit the Badi Lake. Lake Badi in Udaipur.
  • Visit the Bagore Ki Haveli. A Dharohar Dance Show at Bagore Ki Haveli.
  • Visit the Doodh Talai Musical Garden Udaipur.
  • Visit the Sahelion Ki Bari.
  • Visit Jain Temples.

Q. Is Udaipur safe at night?

A – Safety: Udaipur is generally regarded as being extremely safe. It is advisable to avoid dimly lit areas at night.

Q. What Udaipur famous for?

A – Dubbed “the most romantic spot on the continent of India” by British administrator James Tod, Udaipur is a tourist destination and is known for its history, culture, scenic locations, and the Rajput-era palaces. It is popularly known as the “City of Lakes” because of its sophisticated lake system.

Q. How many days is enough for Udaipur?

A – Two days are more than enough to let the beauty of Udaipur envelop you. Here’re the places to eat, stay and visit once there

Q. What food is famous in Udaipur?

A – Best Street Food Places in Udaipur

  1. Dal Poodi/Daal Baati 
  2. Pav Bhaji
  3. Vada Pav and Dabeli
  4. Falooda at Sindhi Falooda.
  5. Bun Maska at Chaifeteria.

Q. What are the best night clubs and pubs in Udaipur?

A – Below are the best nightclubs in Udaipur

1. Tehkhana RestroBar: Easy on the pocket, Tehkahana is a fun place to be at, especially during game season. There is a massive projector screen on which you can watch sporting events with friends. But if that is not your preference, the bar still has moderately priced alcohol, musical gigs, and experiences that you can have in Udaipur at night.

2. The Winos: This one is a more sophisticated and grown-up outlet offering branded liquor, a relaxed and easy atmosphere, soothing music, and an elegant setup. Located in the Lal Bagh, the Winos is a famous retro bar where you can enjoy a more leisurely nightlife in Udaipur.

3. Brewz Rock Cafe: Head to this spot to have a banger. Dancing, music, drinks, good food, and an electrifying environment, Brewz Rock Cafe has the most fun crowd and party scene in the city, making it rank really high on the places to visit in Udaipur at night.

4. Panera Bar: Enjoy the evening views of the splendid city vistas at sunset while sipping down delicious cocktails or neat alcoholic drinks. The Panera Bar is an excellent place to experience the nightlife in Udaipur. You can choose to sit at the poolside or indoor and let the night sway with the cheers and laughter of friends and family.

Q. Which are the best places to do shopping in Udaipur at night?

A – Below are the best shopping places in Udaipur where you can shop at night

1. Jagdish Temple Street: The market runs between 10:00 am till 8:00 pm on all days except Sunday and is among the best spots to enjoy shopping for traditional items. Leather products like shoes, diaries, wooden toys and decorations, textiles, terracotta, and metal goods are also quite the buzz here.

2. Clock Tower: Another one of the places to see in Udaipur at night is the illuminated Clock Tower Market. The place has old-world swirling lanes housing small shops and stores. Selling of gold and silver items, traditional lace bangles, embroidered poly bags, meenakari and Kundan work, and other trinkets can be brought from here between 10:30 am to 8:30 pm on all days, except Sundays.

3. Maldas Street: This is the biggest spot to buy the best of apparel and clothing materials in Udaipur. The market has the best stores and brands that sell typical Rajasthani fabrics and authentic Poshaks, among other modern outfits and artifacts. Maldas Street remains open between 10:00 am to 8:00 pm every day. 

Q. Do night clubs in Udaipur-Rajasthan have an age-limit?

A – Majority night clubs allow people who are 21 years old and above.

Q. Do night clubs in Udaipur-Rajasthan have a dress-code to be followed?

A – Yes, usually nightclubs have a dress code for their guests. It is best to inquire about the nightclub you plan to visit.

Q. Should I pre-book a spot at a night club?

A – It is not necessary to pre-book a spot at a nightclub, but it is suggested you do so on weekends to void waiting.

Q. Do night clubs in Udaipur-Rajasthan allow stag entry?

A – This completely depends on the nightclub you choose. Some allow stag entry with a cover charge or free, while others do not. It is best to inquire beforehand.

Q. What is the entry fee at night clubs?

A – Some nightclubs often charge an entry fee in the form of cover charges. They can charge you a cover charge of approximately Rs. 1,000 or more.

Q. Where is Udaipur?

A – Udaipur, formerly the capital of the Kingdom of Mewar, is a city in the western Indian state of Rajasthan. Established in 1559 by Maharana Udai Singh II, it is situated around a series of artificial lakes and is known for its opulent royal residences.

Q. Who created Udaipur?

A – Established in 1559 by Maharana Udai Singh II.

Q. Udaipur in which state?

A – Udaipur is in Rajasthan.

Q. Udaipur what to see?

A – Below are the 8 best things to see in Udaipur

  1. Udaipur City Palace
  2. Lake Palace, Udaipur.
  3. Jagmandir, Udaipur.
  4. Jagdish Temple, Udaipur.
  5. Saheliyon Ki Bari, Udaipur.
  6. Sajjangarh Palace, Udaipur.
  7. Fateh Sagar Lake, Udaipur.
  8. Lake Pichola, Udaipur.

Q. How far is Udaipur from Jaipur?

A – Distance between Jaipur to Udaipur by Road is 417 kms

Q. Where is Udaipur on India’s map?

A – Udaipur Location in Rajasthan, India Show map of Rajasthan
Coordinates:24.58°N 73.68°ECoordinates:24.58°N 73.68°E Udaipur Map

Q. How many lakes are there in Udaipur?

A – It has seven lakes surrounding the city. Five major lakes, Fateh Sagar Lake, Pichola Lake, Swaroop Sagar Lake, Rangsagar, and Doodh Talai Lake, have been included under the restoration project of the National Lake Conservation Plan (NLCP) of the Government of India.

Q. How to reach Udaipur from Delhi by Train?

A – The cheapest train from New Delhi to Udaipur is 09610 Ynrk Udz Spl. A. For traveling from New Delhi to Udaipur, the train takes 14 hrs 53 mins. The train departs from New Delhi NDLS at 01:00:00 and reaches Udaipur at 15:55:00. This train runs on Tuesday, Fri, Surya.

Q. How many days required to visit Udaipur and Mount Abu?

A – Mount Abu and Udaipur – 4 days are more than enough to cover all the must-visit places.

Q. Best Udaipur Hotels?

A – Below are the top 15 Hotels in Udaipur

Q. What is the Udaipur pin code?

A – Udaipur Pin Code is 230125.

Q. How old is the city palace Udaipur?

A – It was built over a period of about 400 years with the contribution of several rulers of the Mewar dynasty. Its construction began in 1553, initiated by Maharana Udai Singh II of the Sisodia Rajput family as he shifted his capital from the then Chittor to the new city of Udaipur.

Q. How is Udaipur weather?

A – Being located in the desert land of Rajasthan, the climate and weather of Udaipur is generally hot. The summer season runs from mid-March to June and touches a temperature of 38 °C.

Q. What is the average Udaipur temperature?

A – In Udaipur, the wet season is oppressive and mostly cloudy, the dry season mostly clear, and it is warm throughout the year. During the year, temperatures typically vary from 48 degrees Fahrenheit to 104 degrees Fahrenheit and rarely fall below 42 degrees Fahrenheit or above 109 degrees Fahrenheit.

Q. Which are the major Udaipur palaces?

A – There are two famous palaces in the Udaipur district of Rajasthan, India – Sajjangarh Palace and the City Palace of Udaipur.

Q. Udaipur places to visit?

A – Below are the 8 best Places to Visit in Udaipur

  • Udaipur City Palace
  • Lake Palace, Udaipur.
  • Jagmandir, Udaipur.
  • Jagdish Temple, Udaipur.
  • Saheliyon Ki Bari, Udaipur.
  • Sajjangarh Palace, Udaipur.
  • Fateh Sagar Lake, Udaipur.
  • Lake Pichola, Udaipur.

Q. Which are the most visited Udaipur tourist places?

A – Below are the most visited tourist places in Udaipur

  • Lake Pichola
  • City Palace Udaipur
  • Lake Palace Udaipur
  • Fateh Sagar Lake

Q. What is the Mumbai to Udaipur flight options?

A – Best Flight Options are available on Cleartrip.com

Q. What is the distance from Ahmedabad to Udaipur?

A – 265 Kms is the Distance Between Ahmedabad to Udaipur

Q. Udaipur distance from Delhi?

A – The distance between Udaipur and Delhi is 11 hr 43 min (658.1 km) via NH 48 and NH58.

Q. What is the distance of Udaipur to Mount Abu?

A – 163 km Distance Between Udaipur to Mount Abu

Q. How is Udaipur city?

A – Udaipur, the beautiful capital of Mewar, Rajasthan, is a royal tourist destination for travelers who love history, culture, and architecture. It is quite a famous destination due to its sprawling palaces, ancient forts, beautiful lakes, lush gardens, age-old temples, romantic backdrop, and much more.

Q. What is Jodhpur to Udaipur distance?

A – Distance between Jodhpur to Udaipur by road is 308KM. The air distance from Jodhpur to Udaipur is 196KM.

Q. What food is famous in Udaipur?

A – Best Street Food Places in Udaipur

  1. Dal Poodi/Daal Baati at Manoj Prakash. Dal Bati.
  2. Pav Bhaji at Pandit. Pav Bhaji.
  3. Vada Pav and Dabeli at Shankar. Vada Pav.
  4. Falooda at Sindhi Falooda. Falooda.
  5. Bun Maska at Chaifeteria. Bun Maska is best enjoyed with tea.
  6. Chai at Kamlesh Tea Stall.
  7. Chow Mein at Pokahara.
  8. Momos at Meals on Wheels.

Q. Is it expensive to live in Udaipur?

A – The estimated monthly cost for one person is 307$ (22,566₹) without rent. Udaipur is 77.20 percent cheaper than New York (without fares). Fares in Udaipur are on average 96.39% lower than in New York.

Q. Which city is better Jodhpur or Udaipur?

A – Udaipur has more to offer than Jodhpur on hilltop palaces, boating, lake view excursions, museums. It is also a day trip to the most famous Kumbhalgarh Fort. There are many affordable heritage hotels in Jodhpur. No matter which place you choose, you will get to see the view of the fort.

Q. What is the old name of Udaipur?

A – To protect Udaipur from external attacks, Rana Udai Singh built a six-kilometer-long city wall, which had seven gates, namely Surajpol, Chandpol, Udiyapol, Hathipol, Ambapole, Brahmpole, etc. The area within these walls and gates is still known as the old city or walled city.

Q. Is Udaipur safe?

A – Security: Udaipur is generally considered extremely safe. It is advisable to avoid dimly lit areas at night.

Q. Is Udaipur clean?

A – Rajasthan’s Lake City, Udaipur has been ranked as the cleanest city in the state with a population of less than 10 lakh, under the Swachh Survekshan 2020, the central government’s annual survey announced on Thursday.

Q. Is Udaipur worth visiting?

A – Udaipur is scenic and historical in itself but there are some places around it that are worth seeing. These off-road places are easily accessible from Udaipur and are great options for a day trip or for a weekend getaway.

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