The City Palace is a must visit place when you are around UDAIPUR city. Why ? Because this is the most beautiful palace complex around india (From my experience). The one and only palace that well mantained, clean, huge and beautiful.
The city Palace was built concurrently with establishment of the Udaipur city by Maharana Uday Singh, in 1559 and his successor Maharanas over a period of the next 300 years. It is considered the largest royal complex in Rajasthan and is replete with history. Founding of the city and building of the palace complex can not be looked in isolation as the Maharanas lived and administered their kingdom from this palace.
Constructed in an ostentatious style on a hill top, the City Palace has a fusion of Rajasthani and Mughal architectural styles and is measured as the largest of its type in the state. The City Palace offers panoramic views of the city of Udaipur and its beautiful surrounding lakes, palaces and temples.
Historical legend narrated to the selection of the site for the palace is about a hermit meeting Maharana Udai Singh when he was on a hunting trail in the Udaipur hills. The Maharana met the hermit who was meditating on top of a hill above the Pichola Lake and sought the hermit’s blessings. The hermit advised the Maharana to build his palace at that very spot and that is where the palace complex came to be established at Udaipur.
Complete with rich history, the City Palace complex is painted in lustrous white colour and is built completely in marble and granite. The interiors are adorned with subtle marble work, mirror work, murals, silver work, wall paintings, inlay work and colour glass work.
Need full day to explore all the complex of city palace. The best time to start is in the morning around 8 AM. Start to cross the lake and go around. My fav spot is in the up of city palace where i can see the city side of UDAIPUR and make perfect good picture there.
Prepare 1000 Rs for all the entry ticket, and make sure keep all the ticket inside your bag, because the security will do checking several time to make sure you have the entry ticket :)
Have good sunday all, and happy travel..
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