Udaipur is located in the southwest of Nagda which was the capital of Mewar. It was founded by Maharana Udai Singh of the Sisodia clan in 1553. Before Udaipur Chittorgarh was the capital of Mewar kingdom.
City Palace, overlooking Lake Pichola, is a monumental complex of 11 palaces, courtyards and gardens, famed for its intricate peacock mosaics. The establishment is almost 400 years Old; the construction was started by Maharana Udai II Singh in 1553, he is also the founder of this city. Several rulers of Mewar dynasty contributed in the construction. The architecture is a combination of Hindu and Mughal dynasty. The location is situated on a hill top on the east cost of Lake Pichola.
We had a wonderful time staying in Hotel Le Roi which is just outside the railway station. It is advisable to book a flight. We had booked our rail ticket almost 3 months back with a waiting of 12 but unfortunately our tickets were not conformed. It was a miracle that 2 passengers missed there Train and the TT was kind enough to offer us their seats
|Our Room in the Hotel Le Roi|
Almost 80% of the compound is now a museum and photography is strictly probated. The ticket of the palace is very normal but we have paid Rs.500 for the museum which I felt is very expensive. I have tried to capture whatever I could with limited access of camera.
|Jag Mandir Palace|
|Beautiful roof art|