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City Palace Udaipur

Introduction of City Palace

The City Palace is situated over the Pichola Lake in Udaipur. Initially, city palace was founded by Maharana Udai Singh of the Sisodia Rajput clan, but it was renovated earlier by the succeeding Maharanas who have developed the palace by including in it several palaces and structures. This palace looks very beautiful with white colour on it and is situated on a magnificent hill. This palace is a blend of medieval Chinese and European style of architecture and has a number of amazing gardens, buildings and fountains of beauty.

Architecture of the City Palace

City palace is stunned with balconies, cupolas and towers. From the city palace one can have an amazing view of the city and the lake of Udaipur. Exhibits inside the palace include wall paintings, colored glass, glass and tiles, precious stones that reflect images of the lake etc. Interiors of city palace looks very beautiful due to abundant use of mirror work, amazing mosaic of silver leaves, fluted columns, marble, frescoes, inlay work and silver doors.

Inside the city palace there are many beautiful items and exhibits which are very lavish and are ornamented properly. City Palace is enclosed by walls for battlements. The City Palace can be reached through three gateways. One can enter the city palace from the Elephant gate or the Hathi Pol. There is a ancestral chart at the entrance of the palace museum whose floor-to-ceiling clearly outlines the rule of the 76 Maharanas of Mewar from 734 AD. A major part of the city palace is now converted into a museum which exhibits a variety of exhibits like the miniature paintings embroidered with gold and silver leaf, crystal ware, palanquins, carry chairs, howdahs, Danish porcelain, weapons etc. One of the oldest portion of the palace is Nav Chowki Mahal.

Bari Pol (Big gate)
It takes one to the Triple gate, Triple gate was founded in 1725, it is a triple arched gate.

Suraj Gokhada (balcony of the sun)
To improve the confidence of the people in difficult times, Maharana would grant public audiences at this place.

Krishna Vilas
Krishna Vilas exhibit a rich collection of miniature paintings. Krishna Vilas is a beautiful chamber inside which has a collection of miniature paintings of festivals and other activities of Royals. At this place the royal princess was unable to choose between two kings who wants to marry her, to overcome this situation she drank poison and save the kingdom from 2 kings.

Ruby Palace
Ruby Palace exhibits a collection of mirror and glass work.

Ganesh Deori (the door of Lord Ganesh)
From Ganesh Deori (the door of Lord Ganesh) one can enter the city palace. Ganesh Deori takes one to the Rajya Angan which is the royal courtyard. In 1559 Maharana Udai Singh met a holy man at this place who told him to found a city and he laid the foundation of the palace.

Mor Chowk
It is a peacock square, it is famous due to the stunning blue mosaic in glass of a peacock that beautifies its walls. The rooms of the palace are marvelously decorated with paintings and mirror tiles.

Dilkhusha Mahal
It is also known as Palace of Joy. It is decorated with murals and wall paintings.

Manak Mahal
Manak Mahal comprises a large and wonderful collection of glass work and mirror.

Sheesh Mahal
Sheesh Mahal is famous for its mirror work which is done very perfectly.
 

Entrance City Palace

Chetak

Chowmukha

Manakchowk

Inside City Palace

Maharajah bedroom Circa

Statue of Maharana Pratap

Ganesh

Maharajah Swing

City Palace Side View

 

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