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When to go
The best time to visit is in winter, from September to March, when the tropical climate gives way to milder temperatures. In summer, temperatures soar, making it uncomfortably hot for visitors.
PlanesJet Airways, Air India, and SpiceJet fly daily from Delhi (just over an hour’s journey) and Mumbai (around a 90-minute flight). A local taxi from the airport to the city centre is around INR500-750, but most hotels organise transfers. Depending on where you’re staying, you may need to hail a tuk tuk, the best way to navigate the city’s narrow streets – the price varies, depending on your haggling skills.
TrainsUdaipur City Railway Station has direct connections to Jaipur, Delhi and Mumbai with Northwestern Railways. The Palace on Wheels, Royal Rajasthan on Wheels and Maharajah Express have carriages that recall Raj-worthy elegance.
AutomobilesUdaipur is easily accessible by road from most major cities, but driving in India is not for the faint-hearted; be prepared for wayward goats, tuk tuks, motorbikes and the odd bovine road-block.