About the City
Popularly Known as the Jewel of Mewar, the city was founded by Maharajah
Jai Singh in 16th century. The city of Udaipur endorse three major lake,
Pichhola, Fatehsagar and Udaisagar. The three lakes adds to the magic of the
city. On Pichhola lake stands the Jag mandir, a famous palace of royal era.
: Udaipur is well linked by air with Ahmedabad, Delhi,
Jaipur, Jodhpur and Mumbai.
: Road network connect Udaipur with Agra 630 Km, Ahmedabad
262 Km, Ajmer 264 Km,
Near Lake Pichhola
City Palace is the largest complex that stands magnificently in Udaipur
guarded by the strong fort walls. Initially, the building was started by
Maharana Jai Singh II, the city founder and later on additions were made by
his successors. The palace is embellished by balconies, tower and cupolas.
It is beautifully crafted and settled overlooking the Lake Pichola.
The complex houses 4 main palaces and several minor palaces. The palace
complex is segregated into - Moti Mahal, Dilkusha Mahal, Baari Mahal, the
suraj or the Gokhunda of the sun balcony, the Mor chowk. The Chini
chitrashala houses a rich collection of Chinese porcelain and Laxmi Vilas
Chowk is an art gallery, which houses a distinctive collection of Mewar
paintings. The entrance to the palace is through the northern end of the
Tripolia gate with its eight carved marble arches.
The soft cream coloured central Chhatri has facing of blue coloured tiles
with massive octagonal towers crowned with cupolas. The Sheesh Mahal has
inlaid mirror work. The Krishna villas has a series of miniature paintings
which are witness to the Royal processions, festivals and the game of
A part of the City Palace and its zenana Mahal have been converted into a
museum. It presents a varied display of arms and armor, paintings and
photographs, royal insignia, processional trappings and other objects, which
reflect the heritage, and tradition of the Mewar and Sisodia Maharanas.