City Palace of Udaipur, Udaipur

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A lakeside conglomeration of structures merged into a fort-like whole, City Palace of Udaipur represents one of the most iconic and popular attractions in the entire state. You'll immediately notice the palace's crowning glory as you approach--a lengthy and intricate white facade that stretches for 244 m (801 ft) along the lakefront, complete with numerous balconies and verandas. Begun in 1599 by the founder of the city, the palace eventually grew into a semi-connected complex of similar structures. Wander the extensive grounds and explore the numerous courtyards, halls, and elephant-fighting pits within, long used by the ruling family still in possession of the property. Don't miss stopping by the palace's museum to learn more about the history of the region and the fortress itself. Make City Palace of Udaipur a part of your Udaipur vacation plans using our Udaipur road trip site .
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  • Ok ok place. One time visit. Foreigners abd people who love history will like it a lot. Young Indians might not like it a lot.  more »
  • It's a sprawling palace so expect to expend a lot of physical effort checking out the whole thing but it's worth a visit if you find yourself in Udaipur. We hired a guide at the gate who showed us aro...  more »
  • The palace is an example of the indulgence of royalty, quite beautiful to look at. But there are no information plaques anywhere in the palace explaining the significance of the rooms or architecture....  more »
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  • Best palace I've ever seen. It is very well managed. It is very clean and also there is nice cafe inside where you can have coffee while admiring beauty of the palace. Museum is built inside the palace which most sort after museum I've ever seen in my life. As it showcases each and every room of the palace and also takes you through journey of your life in tight aisles of the palace. Visit this palace and you will never forget it.
  • Best palace in India, everything is picture perfect. Normal photography is free. Huge parking space for 2 wheeler as well as 4 wheeler. Prices are high for Indians and foreigners. It should be low. Many rooms are renovating. Everything is built well and afterall all maintained after the hundreds of years. There is a restaurant too. 2 entry points in this palace. If you want to visit whole it takes 2 to 3 hours. Boating facility is available on ticket counter. Accept cards on ticket counter. But on parking sides they accept only cash.
  • Visiting takes at least 2 hrs (to enjoy every room). The price is affordable, however they don't offer explanations unless you also buy the audio guide. To some extent, the palace is superficially preserved - either on the side of the authorities or on the side of the visitors (superficial restoration works and writings on the walls). Ticket can be combined with boat ride on the lake. Further panoramic photos of the palace can be taken on the other side of the lake.
  • One of the best preserved historical monuments in Rajasthan. This place contain a government run museum, the current royal residence, five star hotel and a school. The museum is open till 6pm (entry till 4:30pm), but even after closing, the outside gardens and some parts of the palace are open till the light and sound show starts (show timings 7:30pm to 8:30 pm. The palace gardens are a very quite and serene place and provides stunning views of the surrounding city below (as the palace is situated on top of the hill).
  • It is not only the pride of the city, but it is also the pride of Rajasthan and India. One of the best palace you can ever visit. Well maintained. Well preserved history. Best architectural design. Nearby lake is icing on the cake. It's obvious to be mesmerized by the beauty of the palace. A must visit place in the city.
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