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City Palace

Learn about India's longest dynasty in this palace complex, which features pretty hanging gardens, interesting exhibits and lavish temples.

Explore the sprawling City Palace complex to discover a fascinating architectural mix, see military artifacts and relax in its pleasant gardens. 

Although construction began in 1559, the palace was continuously rebuilt over the next four centuries. Accordingly, its architectural designs blend a range of Mughal, Rajasthani and even European styles. Take a tour or rent an audio guide to find out about the heritage of the Sisodia dynasty, which ruled the former kingdom of Mewar and is India’s oldest dynasty. Udaipur became the capital of Mewar in the 16th century.

Enter the palace fortifications through the imposing Bara Pol (Great Gateway). Admire its medieval style before continuing to the palace's first courtyard. Beyond, Tripolia stands adjacent to eight marble Toranas, which were scales that kings used to measure their weight in gold. 

The palace complex features 11 different buildings, which, though built by different rulers, complement one another well. Take some time to inspect the extravagant façades, which are adorned with arches, terraces and domes. The biggest façades stand an impressive 100 feet (30 meters) tall.

Each palace holds its own unique charms within. Venture inside the salmon-colored Manak Mahal (Ruby Palace) to see a collection of porcelain figures and wonder at the ornate interior of the Moti Mahal (Pearl Palace). Walk through reflective halls of the Sheesh Mahal (Palace of Mirrors) and then inspect the delicate peacock mosaics at Rang Bhawan. This palace also holds temples to Lord Krishna. 

Be sure to stop by the gold-filled Jagdish Temple, which is widely regarded as Udaipur's most exuberant. Nearby, the shrine of Dhuni Mata is considered the complex's oldest room.

Take a moment to browse the exhibits in the palace museum including priceless artwork and displays of swords and armor. Climb to Amar Vilas to enjoy its peaceful hanging gardens, which feature fountains and romantic terraces. 

Udaipur City Palace is located on the east banks of Lake Pichola and there is an admission fee. Rickshaws are an easy and affordable way to get here. The best time to visit is early in the morning, when its eastern façades catch the day's first rays.


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Taj Lake Palace $403
Taj Lake Palace

Taj Lake Palace

Lake Pichola, P.O. Box 5, Udaipur, Rajasthan
     
    5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    This family-friendly Udaipur hotel is located on the waterfront, within 1 mi (2 km) of Gangaur Ghat, City Palace, and Lake Fateh Sagar. Jag Mandir is 1.8 mi (2.8 km) away.

    The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur $312
    The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur

    The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur

    Haridasji Ki Magri, Udaipur, Rajasthan
       
      5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      This family-friendly Udaipur resort is located in the historical district, within 2 mi (3 km) of Lake Fateh Sagar and City Palace. Jag Mandir is 2.7 mi (4.3 km) away.

      Taj Fateh Prakash Palace $197
      Taj Fateh Prakash Palace

      Taj Fateh Prakash Palace

      Lake Pichola, The Palace Complex, Udaipur, Rajasthan
         
        5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        This family-friendly Udaipur hotel is located on the waterfront, just steps from Crystal Gallery and City Palace. Jag Mandir and Lake Fateh Sagar are also within 2 mi (3 km).

        Shiv Niwas Palace by HRH Group of Hotels $109
        Shiv Niwas Palace by HRH Group of Hotels

        Shiv Niwas Palace by HRH Group of Hotels

        The City Palace Complex, Udaipur, Rajasthan
           
          5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          This family-friendly Udaipur hotel is located in the historical district, just steps from Crystal Gallery and City Palace. Jag Mandir and Lake Fateh Sagar are also within 2 mi (3 km).

          The Leela Palace Udaipur $272
          The Leela Palace Udaipur

          The Leela Palace Udaipur

          Lake Pichola, Udaipur
             
            5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in the heart of Udaipur, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Bagore-ki-Haveli Museum, City Palace, and Lake Fateh Sagar. Jag Mandir is 1.8 mi (3 km) away.

            Hotel The Pannadhay Palace
            Hotel The Pannadhay Palace

            Hotel The Pannadhay Palace

            Opp. Lake Palace Main Gate, Palace Road, Udaipur, Rajasthan
               
              3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Udaipur City Centre, this hotel is steps from Crystal Gallery and City Palace. Jag Mandir and Lake Fateh Sagar are also within 2 mi (3 km).

              Jagat Niwas Palace $43
              Jagat Niwas Palace

              Jagat Niwas Palace

              23-25 Lal Ghat, Udaipur, Rajasthan
                 
                3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in the heart of Udaipur, this historic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Jagdish Temple and City Palace. Lake Fateh Sagar and Jag Mandir are also within 2 mi (3 km).

                The Shaharkot By The Lake $27
                The Shaharkot By The Lake

                The Shaharkot By The Lake

                25-26, Nav Ghat, Near City Palace, Udaipur, Rajasthan
                   
                  3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in the heart of Udaipur, this hotel is steps from Crystal Gallery and City Palace. Lake Fateh Sagar and Jag Mandir are also within 2 mi (3 km).