August 25, 2014

My TripAdvisor Review No.51: City Palace of Udaipur

“Centre of Attraction in Udaipur”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 24 August 2014 NEW
For anyone visiting Udaipur, the City Palace, situated on the eastern banks of Lake Pichola, is a must see. It is a huge conglomeration of palaces built over 400 years. Its construction was started by Maharana Udai Singh in the 16th century and further additions were made by other Rajput maharajas of the Sisodia clan.

You have to purchase tickets to enter the palace complex. The damages are Rs.115 per adult and Rs.250 if you want to click photos. Guides can be hired between Rs.200 to Rs.250. There are separate charges of Rs.550 if you want to visit the crystal gallery.

This palace has a unique architecture, with jharokhas, courtyards, balconies, cupolas, columns and towers. It is supposedly one of the biggest palaces in India. You have to be prepared to spend at least 2 hours if you really want to explore all the rooms, passages, terraces, patios and apartments. You literally have to squeeze through some of the narrow staircases. There are fascinating exhibits, wall paintings, murals, silver work, inlay work, colour glass mosaics and curios to be seen.

One can get beautiful views of the city and the lake from the upper terraces.

You have not really visited Udaipur if you have not been to the City Palace. It will give you the feel of the royal culture and experience the erstwhile glory of the Mewar dynasty.
Visited July 2014
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