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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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  • Few artefacts put around in palace to view. Still in process of refurbishing with ground works. Claustrophobic walkways which can be lenthy and slow with tourists. Bear this in mind when embarking on ...  more »
  • Althougg it was the least impressive of the other places we saw along the way but it was interesting. Must visit place. 
  • Udaipur is a lovely city and the palace doesn't disappoint Do not miss seeing this beautiful palace. Stunning architecture and wonderfully preserved museum pieces well presented and preserved. You nee...  more »
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  • City Palace, Udaipur, is a palace complex situated in the city of Udaipur, Rajasthan. Construction began in 1553, started by Maharana Udai Singh II. This place is royal and about royal family. A palace with an amazing view. Architecture of city palace is so exquisite and every one likes this place. It's little bit costly but if you see the sheer size city palace view and well maintenance this palace then it is ok for it. Here arranging a light and sound show on city palace building. This show about udaipur city palace and "Maharana Udai Singh". This is also costly. Nothing special in it so don't waste your money on it. Must visit at least once at city palace in udaipur, rajasthan.
  • Visited during diwali holidays. The place is too crowded. If you have kids with you, consider some other place. If you are visiting this place during Diwali holidays or Christmas holidays, please keep following points in mind. 1. Why Google navigation is not always correct, it took me through very narrow lens where I practically caused traffic jams. The palace is surrounded by very dense market. All the roads to the palace are narrow and traffic laden. Ask for a local driver, or take help of traffic police, just don't rely on Google navigation. 2. Wear sports shoes. There is a lot of walking around and stairs to climb. 3. Avoid kids. It is boring for them. 4. Have your lunch with you. It takes around 3 hours in palace, and 1 hour boat ride. The restaurants in the palace are too costly. You can have your lunch in the gardens of palace. 4. Charges to expect Car parking 150 Entry per person 250 Camera fee (even for mobile) 250 Boating till 2 pm 400 per person Boating after 2 pm 700 per person 5. What to expect: Galleries full of ancient awards, costumes, house use items, musical instruments, stone sculptures, and paintings. Large palace made of marble, and open spaces with green gardens. A palace within the pichhola lake, where the boats will take you for a visit. A neat and clean area, well maintained and nice to see and photograph. Happy journey...
  • A very well maintained and beautiful place, its a little on the costly side as they charge for camera ticket also, but overall worth the visit. Opens up as early as 10 am. If you are going for a boat ride, take tickets via city palace as individually you have to shell out Rs 30 per person extra.
  • Very best place in udaipur must visit a one time but ticket prices is very costly otherwise paisa vasul bossss
  • Such an Awesome place. City place is Royal Place. Incredible Art is in it. At this place some of hit bollywood and hollywood movies scene are also suited , like "Prem Ratan Dhan Payo'", "Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela" , "James Bond". This palace was actually the Royal Mahal of Maharana Udai Singh II. The art on the walls, gates, pillars is really awesome.The elephants fight venue is also the center of attraction of this place. The Zenana Mahal was converted into a Museum. Main Part of this palace are Amar Vilas, Badi Mahal, Bhim Vilas, Chini Chitrashala, Choti Chitrashali, Dilkhusha Mahal, Durbar hall, Fateprakash Palace, Krishna Vilas, Laxmi Vilas chowk, Manak Mahal, Mor Chowk, Rang Bhawan, Sheesh Mahal and Museum