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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  • we were on short trip stayed in Shiv Niwas palace which is in same building of City Palace Museum , so we visited here asked guide also and Mr. Gaurav was our Guide . We loved Lake Pichola Boat ride a...  more »
  • Amazing architecture . Guide is always recommended. Government approved guides are available at the entry. entry ticket price is bit high.  more »
  • Great palace. Beautiful interior Magnificent View from the top Ancient treasure Carvings Very well Maintained  more »
  • City Palace is historic visiting palace,true sense of royality . some of its portion is converted in hotel. Hotel has great rooms with Quality food & service but its somewhat expensive. Its extremely beautiful palace & most visited historic building. ITS WONDERFUL & AMAZING. The exterior of palace area has classy view & nice angle of photography. it has park & restaurant
  • Extremely beautiful palace, take a walk around the palace in a day and late evening also. There is a light show in evening. 30 rs ticket for entry in the palace which is valid for full day. Museum, boating you have to buy a extra ticket for that. There is a different boating ride prices in the morning and in the late afternoon to evening. you can take a guide with you to get a proper information about City Palace history and present.
  • Wonderful experience. It's vast and we'll maintained. The mirror works and the white marble all over the palace are awesome. There is a museum inside. Take time and enjoy the place.
  • If you are in Udaipur then its a must to visit City Palace. This place has got rich historical background and you would be amazed by the aura of this place to accompany that it has got great view to the city and you can actually see the beauty of city in a single frame. Not to miss is the fantastic restaurant that they have just outside the palace filled with so much of life that you won't want to leave. It's a great place for budding photographers and you can get tons of opportunities to click great shots.
  • This is a highlight of the Udaipur visit for most of the people. It was to me at least. A huge structure, it easily takes at least an hour to visit it completely. And that too with a guide with your side and I recommend having a guide here. There is not much to figure out by yourself. Go there in the evening, maybe half an hour before sunset and come back after sunset. The lighting in the palace is beautiful. Tickets are charged at ₹300 for adults and ₹200 for kids. Carry your defense and student ids for discount.

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Where to stay in Udaipur

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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