Udaipur’s Ancient Arts Walking Tour With a Local Guide

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What You'll Do
  • Explore the hidden alleyways of Udaipur where locals work and shop
  • Visit with local artisans and learn about traditional crafts like shoemaking and jewellery design
  • Unleash your inner artist with a hands-on pottery lesson
  • See Udaipur’s most romantic sites, from the Gangaur Ghat to the Jagdish Temple
  • Take a tea break in a 150-year-old house that is itself a work of art
You’ll learn about traditional crafts, from shoemaking to metalwork, and even try your own hands at a pottery wheel. Along the way, sip some chai, snack on samosas, and shop for the best souvenirs in Udaipur.
What to Expect
Your Udaipur walking tour begins at Gadiya Devra temple and takes you to the majestic steps of Gangaur Ghat on the banks of Lake Pichola, the heart of the city. Check out the beautifully restored royal architecture, then have a snack stop at a 150-year-old heritage art house for tea and samosas. The house is intricately decorated with fresco paintings and traditional artwork — a mini private gallery for you to explore!

Refreshed, you’ll visit the Sai Mandir and Jagdish temples, where countless pilgrims visit every day. We’ll then proceed to the Chowk area, and en route see Maje-ki-Baoli, a century-old unique step well. Then, we head to the utensil-making colony of Kasara Ki Oi, and further on to Bada Bazaar.

From here, you’ll weave along a trail of local trades and crafts. Walk through the Sunarwada jewellery market and Mochiwada shoe market, where you can indulge your inner shopaholic with pairs of traditionally embroidered Rajasthani jutti (decorated shoes). As you walk through the markets, you’ll have time to chat with locals and learn more about their ancient trades.

Next, proceed to a local potter’s house, where you’ll witness the traditional techniques for making clay pots and water pitchers. Want to get your hands dirty? Climb behind the potter's wheel and put your skills to the test by making a pot (or if you’re really good, maybe two).

Your Udaipur tour will then lead you to Delhi Gate, where you’ll bid farewell and have the rest of the afternoon free to explore the city on your own.   
What's Included
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Refreshments
  • One bottle of mineral water
What's Not Included
  • Transportation to and from the meeting points
  • Tips and gratuities for the guide
Cancellation Policy
Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund
Meeting Point

Gadiya Devra Temple, Udaipur (Open in Google Maps)

Know Before You Go
As you will be visiting temples and interacting with local people, conservative clothing is recommended . Please also wear comfortable shoes for walking and light, cool clothing for hot days.

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Product ID: 53107