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. Our Udaipur trip itinerary builder makes visiting City Palace of Udaipur and other Udaipur attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • August 18, 2017
    As we searched for major attractions in Udaipur, we found City palace to be the major one. The palace is located near Pichola lake and is a magnificent structure which reflects the rajshahi culture of...  more »
  • August 18, 2017
    City Palace is adjacent to Lake Pichhola at walking distance however entry gate & ticket counter is on other side of lake Pichhola so you have to walk around 1 KM to other entry gate. General common a...  more »
  • August 18, 2017
    The city palace is very big and will take a good 2 to 3 hours to see. We took an audio guide which was informative. Each room in the palace has the stamp of the ruler who constructed it. The sound and...  more »
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  • July 10, 2017
    This is a great place. However one must go in the evening to enjoy the sunset and weather over there. Tickets are little bit expensive but worth buying. Take a guide to enjoy the whole place and don't be in hurry as they are always in hurry. It will take around 3 hr to complete the journey.
  • June 28, 2017
    It is good palace. Many things are here to see like the work on walls, doors and Windows, colorful mirrors, the paintings, door of ivory, kitchen utensils, many things made up of silver, ancient statue etc. The palace is the place for History and monuments lovers. Guides are available here. But the entry fee is too high to visit it. And last one is it takes time to visit properly, so keep 3-4 hours to visit it.
  • July 9, 2017
    A very well maintained place. Try to see the place in less shiny hours (avoid going in afternoon). The palace is huge and it will take around 4 to 5 hours to see the entire premises. If you are photoholic then you are going to love this place. If you are student visiting there then carry you college ID or show the photograph of current year mark list to get the discounted tickets.
  • June 14, 2017
    I have been to better palaces for sure. The place is managed properly but I don't think it is worth a second visit. Travel Tip: Avoid going during summers and especially afternoons. Though the inside of the palace is cool and soothing, the city as a whole is boiling. Best time to visit would be evenings.
  • June 30, 2017
    Feeling of royalty. The palace is very well maintained. The museum tour is good with great views of Lake Pichola though you have to climb up and down a lot of stairs to visit various chambers. The history is preserved well and you can feel the life contemporary of the era.

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You can find both budget and luxury accommodations for your stay in Udaipur, a city especially famous for its heritage hotels. High-end and budget-friendly lodgings cluster in the old town area, near the City Palace, and around Lake Pichola, where you can have scenic waterfront views. Mid-range options include traditional "haveli" townhouses, often boasting distinct architecture and design styles, and cozy guesthouses with peaceful outdoor areas.
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