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Any time of the day within open hours
9:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Explore museum, check out architecture
Indians: INR 100, Foreigners: INR 400 (including camera), For a royal tour- INR 2500 per person
September - May
Families, Couples
2 out of 87 attractions in Udaipur

City Palace of Udaipur

City Palace is a name that rings a bell of amazing culture and great architecture. It is one of the must things to do in Udaipur. The palace is located in the centre of the city and is a combination of amazing courtyards, buildings and gardens. Jai Singh was the Maharaja to build the outer most wall of City Palace. However, there has been various restorations and adaptations in the following centuries till date. There are various buildings within the palace, many of which were built in the 20th century. Where architecture is concerned, it is a beautiful mix of Rajasthani and Mughal cultures. The entry gate, Virendra Pol leads to the Mubarak Mahal which has a colonial look and a mix of Islamic, European and Rajput style of architecture. Today, this place is a museum that shows various exhibits starting from royal shawls to costumes. Some other places to explore here are diwan-e-khas, diwan-i-am, the armoury and Chandra Mahal.
Gayatri Talavdekar
The best thing about Zostels are how conveniently they are located. Everything was at walking distance. So we decided to complete the City Palace first. Take a certified guide or else the palace will make no sense, it's like just walking aimlessly :p
Sagar Sureja
4. City Palace
Tara Singh
This holi I did not want to spend it celebrating with society folks and instead decided to get adventurous and travel to a new land, the city of lakes.... Udaipur. A friend who had never been to Udaipur was happy to join. This led staying in an Airbnb instead of the hostels I usually choose.We booked our stay at Greco house on Lal Ghat Road which was conveniently located near all the major tourist places and was in close proximity to the local shops. The cost for three nights was Rs. 5807 on a twin sharing basis with breakfast included.On 20th morning, I arrived by train from Delhi and after a heavy breakfast of aloo parathas and tea we headed to the City Palace which took 10 mins to reach by foot. It took a few hours to cover the entire area with an audio guide which cost Rs. 200. There is also a crystal museum with a separate fee of Rs. 500 which I did not cover in this trip. The palace showcased the grandeur and style of the royal family, the history, art and architecture. In the interior was a soul soothing garden where havans were performed. You will see intricate enamel work on the walls, paintings depicting God's and Goddesses on doors and walls, marble inlay work and tiles from foreign lands were also used to decorate walls and one can see these extensively used in different rooms of the palace. Almost every room window opens up to Lake Pichola and I couldn't help but get my picture taken at one such beautiful spot. I let myself "dream on" to what Udaipur may have felt like, at a time when everything was magical and mysterious.We had lunch at a lake facing restaurant located inside the premises for Rs. 1500 per person. The lake glistened in the afternoon sun and boats bobbed about lazily. I felt like a queen relaxing on my private island. The contentment I felt watching this was palpable as everyone just let me be and take in this experience.After lunch we went for the Jag Mandir boat ride which cost Rs. 750 per person. This included a 20 min boat ride around the lake to Jag Mandir island, an hour's stop there and a 20 min boat ride back. I particularly like water and so every experience near water is a pleasurable experience for me. Jag Mandir was a beautiful experience again for what it represented. It seemed like the ideal place to get married- the greenery, the lake, the gardens, the overall place gave an ideal experience of exclusivity and this seemed perfect for an intimate and fun gathering. Here, one has the option to wine and dine or simply enjoy a cup of coffee while taking in the sights of this beautiful place for as long as they can.My most favourite moment was watching the sunset during the ride back on the boat. My entire trip to Udaipur culminated in this single moment when I was watching this sunset. My senses were heightened. Everything was in 3D. And I will never forget how I felt. I was completely enveloped in the experience of this sunset. I was in that moment completely detached from the world around me. All that existed was the sunset, the water and me experiencing the magic :-)
view of the city from the city palace from where Raja see the whole city of Udaipur
Bhavik Sarkhedi
City PalaceLocated on the east bank of Lake Pichola, City Palace is the most splendid palace in Udaipur. First built by Maharana Udai Singh II, this historically important palace then was consistently contributed by his successors of Mewara dynasty for the following 400 years. Situated amongst the Aravalli hills, it is a fusion of Rajasthani, Mughal and European architectural styles. A part of the palace has been converted into a museum which is open for the visitors. The palace beholds everything which magnifies its cultural and historical importance be it antique wall paintings or unique architecture.There are many significant structures in the palace that leave one astonished by the palace’s rich history and construction. When illuminated at night the palace seems majestically beautiful that one cannot the eyes off. The flickering lights of City Palace brighten the darkness of Pichola Lake and enhance the view of the whole of the city.