Best time to visitAny time of the day within open hours
Open hours9:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Things to doExplore museum, check out architecture
BudgetIndians: INR 100, Foreigners: INR 400 (including camera), For a royal tour- INR 2500 per person
Best MonthsSeptember - May
Traveller TypesFamilies, Couples
Rank2 out of 87 attractions in 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.
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From the art to the architecture, we walk further to the City Palace, just a wow construction. The palace still is the residence to the royal family with some of its part open for the tourists. Walking through, we reach the various level of the palace and learn that all the levels are steps up on a hill. The immense palace counts long on time with no realization of delay in lunch, but as the stomach hurts, we move back to the lunch place.
It is pretty close to the Zostel. It is a massive structure built by the rulers of Mewar Dynasty. We took a tour of the entire palace having glimpses of the Indian history. It took us around 2 hours to cover the entire palace.It is enormously beautiful. You can see how luxuriously the royal family lived while they ruled India. You can hire a guide from outside starting from 200 bucks if you want to know the history in detail. Although, we did not.
1. City Palace:-Are you a history lover? Go for it! Situated on a hill-top, you can have a bird view of the alluring city from the jharokhas here. The architecture here is of typical Rajasthani and Mughal style. If you want to know each and every detail of the palace’s history, you can also hire a guide and he will take your family snaps too! Haha.Best time to visit the palace:- morning after 9:30 a.m! So that you can cover the palace till afternoon.Priority:- In case you are planning a quick trip and if you are a history lover. The palace awaits you. If you tend to fall for nature more, you can skip the palace! Big deal dude ????
1. City PalaceThe ticket to City Palace is 300 per head and it would take around approx. 2.5 hours to cover the whole palace. Do hire a guide from the entrance of the palace or an audio tour to know about the history of the palace and the grandeur of the Kings of Rajasthan.
Even more beautiful than Venice
2. When you finally realize Udaipur is actually “Venice of the East”
The City Palace towers over the Pichola Lake. The balconies, cupolas, and towers of the palace give a wonderful view of the lake and the surrounding city.
The moment we stepped into the Palace, we were awe-inspired by its size and its gigantic three-arched gate. The main gate led us to a series of courtyards, corridors, terraces, hanging gardens, uncountable rooms and passages. The Palace houses a museum that showcases many historical articles, antiques, paintings, decorative furniture, swords and utensils from the royal era. We spent about 3 hours there: walking around the corridors, admiring the architecture, learning about its history, clicking pictures, posing vivaciously, and walking briskly near the lake. Despite gushing waves, it was still tranquil near the lake. Besides that, boating facility was also available at the Lake Pichola to visit the Jal Mahal or the Udai Vilas, or to just wait for sunset. But we didn't go for it because we were famished.
The construction of this magnificent palace was commissioned by Maharana Udai Sing II in 1553. Over the next 400 years, several rulers from the Mewar dynasty contributed to its completion. Overlooking Lake Pichola, the City Palace is the largest palace complex in Rajasthan. From paintings, artifacts, antiques, furniture to exquisite glass and mirror work, every corner of the palace deserves special attention. It is also an architectural marvel. Built with granite and marble, this imposing structure houses a number of courtyards, terraces, balconies, handing gardens and stunning rooms.
The City Palace of UdaipurThis was a major attraction of the city. It was very near to Zostle as well. I was overwhelmed by the size of the place and how well it was maintained. There were rooms after rooms of Rajputna Royalty embellishing the weapons, attires, furniture, vessels, utensils, music instruments paintings, et cetera. The place gives a touch how those Ranas would use to live a lavish and royal life style.
Spend a good time visiting the City Palace. It will provide amazing insights about the Wars that took place. The tickets are Rs 100 for students and Rs 300 otherwise. I joined a group of 9 people for a guided tour @300 Rs for 10 people. The guide told about how luxurious the life was of kings those days.Spend the night relaxing at lake side with the views of the city palace.
Why did I chose Udaipur?Cause it's near to Ahmadabad.I got 15 days holidays from college and decided to go back home. But on the way I stopped at Udaipur.Now I reach Udaipur from Ahmadabad by a bus. It was a crowded bus and really shitty. But somehow I managed to survive for 5 hrs. Now I reach zostel at 5:45 am and slept in the common room. Woke up at about 8 o'clock and took a shower and played pool with a new friend from Germany. Now I needed to explore the city today so I went to city palace. It was an amazing experience, saw some really cool stuff.. After that I headed to the ropeway which takes you to the top of the hill and I decided to trek up the hill instead of taking the ropeway. The views were amazing from up there. Cane down by the cable rope.Now I just walked along the street and reached lake pichola. Hung around there for an hour and then headed back to zostel.Took a shower and then went up to the roof. There I met anna flood. She was an amazing person. Intelligent and smart. Had a long and meaningful conversation with her. Then we went for a walk and then came back to zostel. She had some other plans for dinner. Now I was back on the street making the most of it. Had some traditional Rajasthani food which was amazing. Headed back to zostel and had a muskmelon on the roof top and then went to sleep.
City Palace is one of the major attractions in the city. City Palace, located on the banks of Pichola, is the home for Maharanas of Udaipur. The palace depicts the lifestyle of the kings, their queens and the courtiers. It consists of various structures inside the city palace complex like Durbar Hall, Fatehprakash Palace, Badi Mahal, Zeenana Mahal etc. The biggest attraction is the crystal display in Fatehprakash Palace. One will find beds, chairs, dining sets and other various items completely made of crystals. This was ordered by Maharana Sajjan Singh in late 20th century. Unfortunately, he had died even before it arrived in India from England.
After some rest and heavy breakfast, we started our sight seeing to City Palace. The weather in day time was hot though nights would get chilling. Check weather all the time. I had carried summer and winter, both season clothes for day and night respectively! Carry loads of sunscreen, hats, sunglasses for day time and socks and thermals for nights! Entry Tickets to this place is whopping 250rs for Indian National. 250rs for camera! Hire narrowcasters, a multilingual audio tour which we actually found out that it gave us more details about the history and geography of that certain place, than a normal guide would give. We would hire one device. One from the group would use headphones and other from the group would hear from device itself. The fort is a huge fort and you would end up spending more than 2 hours here. We had lunch at local small time restaurant right outside the entry of the palace.
Palace situated on the East bank of Pichola Lake is contribution of several Mewar Rulers. Construction of this palace was started in 1553 and took 400 years to complete.      One should have enough time to visit the palace minimum 3-4 hrs, and its better to hire a guide so can understand the history of palace.     We hired a guide who instructed us very nicely and it took around 1.30 to 2 hrs to visit whole palace. While returning he gave us exit from wrong way which saved our 1.30 hrs. From there we went to see Pichola Lake which is back side of Palace. We missed "Jag Mahal" which is an island in pichola lake, but heard its worth to visit once. The entry fee is ₹700 pp.     After visiting palace we went to SajjanGarh or Monsoon Palace, but one should keep in mind that rope way and sunset point is near to palace, but due to lack of information we reversed it.
#city palace - city view from windows
Our next stop was the City palace of Udaipur. We bid adieu to our auto wala and entered the palace grounds. There was a wedding going on in the premises which included Baarat (procession).
Our first destination was the Udaipur City Palace. We did not expect the Palace to be so "modernised" - the buildings were recently restored, tourists could purchase A/V guides and the Palace even had a beer cafe! We were also surprised to find the entire site clean with no litter/paan stains that mark many of our heritage sites.NOTE: 1. You are better off leaving your car at the hotel and navigating the city's roads by rick. 2. If you have at least 3 hours to spare here and if you do not trust the local guides, I would recommend that you purchase the Audio Guide. The Palace is so rich in history that it would be a shame to not learn of it!Day 4, 5:30 pm - After we completed our tour of the City Palace, we walked to the Ropeway station to board a cable car. The cable car ride gives an excellent view of the Lake Palace, especially after sunset. Mind you, the cars are a bit rustic and creaky, though the ride is pretty safe.
2. In the late morning, (Around 10 am) get ready for the city ride and first visit the beautiful City palace. Take a guide to know the historical background ( I can’t tell in two lines here :P) You may choose to take a boat ride from the bank of palace itself, but it will cost more so I would suggest to skip it, as you will get clot of boats, outside the palace at Pichola Lake.
The largest palace complex in Rajasthan and home to the Maharaja of Udaipur. It has been turned into a Heritage Museum and one can easily feel the royalty standing in the corridors of these halls. A magnificent view of the Palace can be captured from the lake Pichola as well describing its natural essence and beauty.
City Palace was constructed in the year 1559 by Maharana Udai Mirza Singh. The palace is situated on the banks of Pichola Lake. The palace is a blend of European, Medieval and Chinese styles of architecture. City Palace houses 11 magnificent palaces and they were all constructed during various periods and by various rulers. The size of the palace is awe inspiring with the courtyards, terraces, pavilions, hanging gardens and a lot more. Everything about the palace is magnificent be it the architecture, the antiques inside and the exclusive paintings hanging on the walls.
This is a typical rajasthani palace except it faces lake pichola. The palace complex has some nice littles shops as well and a very amazing eatery, palki khaana, which serves amazing pizzas. Also, this is the place from where you will need to buy tickets to your boat ride to lake pichola including a stop over at Jagmandir island.
Visited the beautiful and grand structure. Made us proud of our heritage here
To describe the City Palace of Udaipur in one word, I'd simply call it beauty. That's what it is. The mesmerizing beauty of the city palace is what makes it so enchanting, attracting a throng of tourists on a daily basis. Every nook and corner of the palace, be it the wonderful palace gardens and the water fountains or the beautiful palace windows or just the path walk leading to the palace gates, it is all just brimming with beauty. The moment you enter the main gate and start walking along the road to the palace gates, you are enchanted with the beauty of the Pichola Lake and the awe inspiring view of the lake palace and the terrace cafes from the palace. You won't be able to keep yourself from just standing there and admiring the view, just taking it all in. It is like a small town all on its own. With little streets lined with cute little shops selling ethnic clothes, handicraft items or pretty souvenirs. But, what I loved the most about the palace is the view. You can see entire Udaipur from up there. A medley of colors, that view just holds you there, in the moment. The architecture of the place, the Meenakari rooftops, the beautifully carved walls and windows and the décor of each room in general simply spell out royalty with all its grandeur. I spent almost three hours in and around the city palace, exploring. Even the surroundings of the City Palace are all worth visiting. The Tibetan Market, the Pichola Lake Gardens and of course, the astounding Lake Palace.
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