City Palace Udaipur
in this Section :
Fast facts, Brief history, City Palace Overview,
Speciality, Accommodation, Accessibility and Tour Packages.
Udaipur, Southern Rajasthan
347 kms from Jaipur city
Best Time To Visit :
October to March
The City Palace at Udaipur was established by the erstwhile Maharana Udai
Singh, in the year 1559. The place at that time was no more than an
uninhabited land stretch. The Maharana chose a small ridge, overlooking the
region, as the seat of this palace. His successors continued the
construction and simultaneously, a good population got settled in the region
around. The palace, in a few centuries rose to its glory and a new city got
established in the state of Rajasthan.
City Palace - Overview
The City Palace at Udaipur is one of the largest in the state. The palace,
built in marble and granite, stands established on the nearby Pichola Lake.
The palace architecture is remarkable and features a medley of style,
including European and Chinese. The palace, as a heritage building, also
features the art and culture of the popular Rajput dynasty. The palace in
its entirety is a collection of many interesting compounds, halls, terraces,
lavish interiors and more.
What's So Special
City Palace is indeed one of the greatest treasures in the city of Udaipur.
The palace houses a number of smaller buildings, magnificent halls,
overlooking terraces, balconies, turrets, enormous gateways, gardens and
The entrance to the palace is provided
through an enormous gateway called Hati Pol or Elephant Gate. The oldest
part of the building, one built by Maharana Udai Singh, features a courtyard
and is called Raj Angan.
The complex houses four major palace halls; Dilsukh Mahal, Moti Mahal,
Sheesh Mahal and Krishna Mahal. Each hall has been named and provided a
definite title. These titles, respectively, goes like Palace of Joy for
Dilsukh Mahal, Pearl Palace for Moti Mahal, Palace of mirrors for Sheesh
Mahal and Krishna Mahal for popular deity. There is a palace called Badal
Mahal, built on a rock some 90 feet above the ground.
One of the biggest temple in the city, called Jagdish Temple, is located
within the palace complex. The rooms of the palace are adorned with
exquisite mirror works, frescoes and paintings. The palace culminates at
Amar Vilas, the highest point which is further provided with hanging
gardens. One can have a good look of the city from here.
Transport Services for City Palace Udaipur
The nearest airport is the one called Dabok Airport.
It is about 25 kms from the city centre. There are regular flights from
Jodhpur, Jaipur, Aurangabad, Delhi and Mumbai.
Udaipur city is connected with regular train
services. Trains can be boarded from Delhi, Jaipur, Ajmer, Chittaurgarh,
The road networks provides access into the city
from various nearby cities. Agra, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Mt Abu are some places
from where one can avail the means.
Places Where You Can Stay
Some popular hotels, other than Lake Palace, which offer accommodation in
the city are :
Deluxe Hotels -
Fateh Prakash Palace Hotel, Shivniwas
Palace, Laxmi Vilas Palace Hotel, Hotel Hilltop, Hotel Oriental.
Mid Range Hotels -
Hotel Rajadarshan, Hotel Ashish Palace,
Hotel Lake Pichola.
Budget Hotels -
Hotel Lake End, Hotel Kajri (RTDC)
City Palace Tour Packages
Features : A luxury train
tour takes you along the major cities of Rajasthan. The travel will be
restricted to the late night hours to give you enough time to explore
the destinations. Towards the end of the tour you will reach Udaipur.
Umaid Bhawan, royal cenotaphs and the fort are some of the attractions
you will find yourself at. Tour plan will be Delhi, Jaipur, Jaisalmer,
Jodhpur, Sawai Madhopur, Chittaurgarh, Udaipur, Bharatpur, Agrai.
Features : This tour gives
you the best romantic places in India. There will be two days stay at
the romantic hotspot Udaipur. Make a good of your time at Rang Niwas
Palace Hotel. The tour plan will be Agra, Bharatpur, Jaipur, Pushkar,
Udaipur, Narlai, Jodhpur, Jaiselmer, Gajner, Bikaner, Shekhavati.
Features : This tour arranges
for the visit to the famous tourist destination of Rajasthan - Udaipur.
You will get to explore the popular City Palace at Udaipur, and more.
The stay at Udaipur will be for one day and the tour will proceed from
here to further destinations. Places to be visited include Delhi,
Mandawa, Bikaner, Pokharan, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Mount Abu, Ranakpur,
Udaipur, Chittorgarh, Pushkar, Ajmer, Jaipur, Ranthambore, Sawai
Madhopur, Fatehpur Sikri, Agra, Gwalior, Orcha, Khajuraho, Varanasi.
Features : This tour gives
you two days stay at Udaipur city. The tour begins from Delhi and
traverses the regions of Agra, Rajasthan and finally concludes at
Mumbai. You will get ample opportunities to reach the popular
attractions at Udaipur, including City Palace, Lake Palace and more. The
tour plan will be Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Pushkar, Jodhpur, Osian, Udaipur,
Features : This one months
package takes you to a number of tourist places in several Indian
states. The tour features the most sought after destinations by the
tourists. The tour starts from Delhi city and concludes at Mumbai.
Udaipur is one of the major cities covered in the tour. You will be
visiting the attractions here including the City Palace, Jagdish Temple,
Sahelion Ki Bari and more.