City Palace

Explore the rich historic legacy of Udaipur City Palace

Considered to be one of the architectural wonders of Rajasthan, the City Palace Udaipur is a major tourist attraction. It is located amidst the Aravalli Mountains on the bank of Lake Pichola which inculcates a sense of eagerness among visitors to explore the historic significance of the royal dynasties. Maharana Udai Singh of Sisodia clan started its construction in the mid-1500s after finding the Udaipur City, which was eventually modified by his successors.

The History

The City Palace Udaipur consists of eleven castles towering above 1962 ft above Udaipur. The entire palace is carved out of marble and granite rock built on a raised platform encircled by ramparts. The carvings and delicate work on both the interior and exterior showcases the blend of Chinese and Medieval European architecture.

The palace features a complex called Krishna Vilas that is popular for its rich and outstanding collection of miniature paintings portraying scenes of royal festivals, processions and games. The Ruby Palace popularly known as the Manak Mahal features beautiful collection of mirror and glass work along with porcelain and crystal structures that attracts tourists from different parts of the World.

Other Attractions

Other attractions include the Moti Mahal or Pearl Palace known for its luxurious interiors and the display of mirror work at Sheesh Mahal. Visitors interested in paintings and murals should visit Dikusha Mahal while the Chini Chitrashala displays a wide range of attractive decorative tiles of Chines and Dutch origin. The Manak Mahal, Zenana Mahal and Mor Chowk are also some attractive destinations within the City Palace Udaipur worth exploring.

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