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Home :: India Destination :: Rajasthan :: City Palace, Udaipur
City Palace, Udaipur

City PalaceUdaipur, located in Rajasthan, has the potential to make tourists feel amorous. It woos visitors with some of the most stunning palatial structures on earth. The City Palace, standing on the scenic Lake Pichola, is of course one of those glaring reasons that invite travellers here from across the globe. Palisaded with crenellated fort walls, the palace complex also has the eminence of being the largest in the state of Rajasthan. And therefore, leaving the city without a visit to this palace is almost blasphemous.

The monarchs of the Sisodia Rajput clan are known for their great aesthetic senses, apart from their chivalry. Maharana Udai Singh, a chief ruler of the aforementioned clan, originally built the City Palace. Like in most of the cases, subsequent additions were made to the palatial structure by his successors. The Raj Angan or the Royal Courtyard, which is the oldest structure inside the palace complex, was erected by Maharana Udai Singh himself in the 16th century.

The well-planned structure of the palace epitomises a fine amalgamation of the medieval European and the Chinese architecture. As you start exploring each and every corner of the palace, you would come across with a number of remarkable structures including palaces, gardens, fountains, gateways and temples.

Take the main road and reach the Hati Pol or the Elephant Gate, which is the main entrance to the palace. The Bada Pol or the Great Gate lies to the north, leading you into the first courtyard. The courtyard, in question, joins with the Tripolia or the Triple Gate. It here between the two gates that you would observe eight marble-carved arches or Toranas. Under these arches, the kings were weighed against gold and silver. An equal value of this was dealt out among the needy and the poor.

Raj Angan or the Royal Courtyard happens to be the oldest part of the palace. It was erected by Maharana Udai Singh himself in 1571. The palace has numerous elegantly furnished rooms where you would see some exquisite work of glass, enamel and paintings. At the Krishna Vilas, you can see a number of miniature paintings depicting various festivals and royal activities. Other worth seeing structures inside include Mor Chowk, Manak Mahal, Bhim Vilas, Dilkhush Mahal, Laxmi Vilas Chowk, Sheesh Mahal, Moti Mahal, Chini Chitrashala etc.

Nearby Attractions
Fateh Sagar LakeDuring your trip to Udaipur, you have to visit a number of attractions other than the City Palace. The city offers to see such famous sights as the Lake Palace, Jag Mandir, Saheliyon Ki Bari, Jagdish Temple, Fateh Sagar Lake, Bahratiya Lok Kala Museum, Shilpgram, Rose Garden etc.

Reaching There
Udaipur has regular flight of the Indian Airlines connecting to places like Jodhpur, Jaipur, Aurangabad, Mumbai and Delhi. The railway station of Udaipur is just 4 km from the city centre. You have frequent express and super-fast trains from here to Delhi, Jaipur, Ajmer, Chittor, Jodhpur and Ahmedabad. National Highway no. 8 provides good road connectivity to Udaipur. Regular buses ply connecting the various parts of the state along with Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh.

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