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Sunday, December 11, 2016

Udaipur- City Palace






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






Entry Gate


Beautiful roof art












Exit Gate

12 comments:

  1. Udaipur has a very rich history....loved the captures Mithun :)

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  2. Udaipur is very rich in History and a beautiful place to visit . There are many places to visit here and around it . Great clicks

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  3. Beautiful captures of the City palace :) No wonder we never came across any pictures of the interiors of the City Palace of Udaipur as photography is prohibited!

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    1. Thanks Guys. Yes no click allowed inside the pics are from different corners of the Palace.

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