|Destination: City Palace Udaipur|
|Destination Type: Fort and Palaces|
Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001
Location: On the banks of Lake Pichola
Built by: Started by Maharana Udai Singh, completed by his successors
Built in: Started in 1559 - till 18th century
Highlights:Largest palace complex in Rajasthan
How to reach:One can easily reach Udaipur City Palace either by taking local buses, tongas, auto-rickshaws and taxis from the city
City Palace UdaipurUdaipur City Palace is one of the architectural marvels of Rajasthan, located peacefully on the banks of Lake Pichola. This majestic City Palace is the most-visited tourist attraction of Udaipur and often distinguished as the largest palae complex in Rajasthan. Initially, Maharana Udai Singh built this superb wonder, but the present form of the Palace is the result of subsequent additions by his successors.City Palace boasts of the wonderful blend of Medieval, European and Chinese Architecture. The Palace has various towers, domes and arches, which add to the flavor of heritage site. Towering on the banks of Pichola Lake, City Palace is truly a feast to the eyes. City Palace is a marvelous assortment of courtyards, pavilions, terraces, corridors, rooms and hanging gardens. Encircled by fortifications, this imposing Palace is wholly built in granite and marble.City Palace has several gates that are known as "Pols". 'Bara Pol' (Great Gate) is the main gate to the City Palace complex that will take you to the first courtyard. On passing 'Bara Pol', you will come across a triple arched gate, which is known as 'Tripolia'. Between these two gates, you would see eight marble arches or Toranas, where Kings used to weigh themselves with gold and silver. Besides Tripolia, there is an arena where elephant fights were staged. Across 'Tripolia', you would enter the 'Elephant Gate' or the 'Hathi Pol'.
MAHARANA OF MEWAR CHARITABLE FOUNDATION , THE CITY PALACE MUSEUM, UDAIPUR
Effective from 01.04.2020 to 31.03.2021
By Air : Dabok Airport, also known as Maharana Pratap Airport is the closest at about 25 km northeast of the city centre. There are daily flights from Delhi and Mumbai on Jet Airways, Air India and SpiceJet.
By Road : Udaipur is easily accessible by road from every major destination in India, including Chittorgarh, Ahmedabad, Jodhpur, Ajmer, Sawai Madhopur / Ranthambore, Jaipur, Bikaner, Agra, Delhi, Mumbai and Khajuraho.
By Rail : Udaipur is connected by rail to several major cities in India including Chittorgarh, Ahmedabad, Ajmer, Sawai Madhopur, Jaipur, Agra, Delhi, Mumbai and Khajuraho.
City Palace Government Museum
Sapna Saree Emporium
The museum opens at 9:00 hours and the last ticket is sold at 16:30 hours. The museum closes at 17:30 hours.
Evening activities include The Mewar Sound and Light Show at the Manek Chowk - ‘The Legacy of Honour’ from 19:00 hours to 20:00 hours
English Language – October - March (All Week) Hindi Language - May - August (All Week)
English Language - April - 19:30 hours to 20:00 hours