Visit Udaipur, famous for its famous and
beautiful lakes and palaces in all over the world.
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Bastions of history, bristling with memories,
these splendid treasures stand battling the vageries of time.
City Palace, Jaipur
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City Palace, Udaipur
Magic of Architecture
Magic of Architecture The glamor of the Rajputana district of Udaipur in
Rajasthan is assosiated with their Palaces around the lakes and gardens.
The majestic white City Palace is best one of them, you can not resist.
Situated in the central part of Udaipur, City Palace was originally
constructed by Maharana Udai Singh of the Sisodia Rajput clan and
completed in its present form by the contribution of many Maharana rulers.
The palace is built of granite and marble, towering over the lake on a
hill surrounded by castled walls. It gives you a rare opportunity to visit
plethora of remarkable buildings of immense beauty, gardens and fountains
in a blend of Medieval European and Chinese architect, all under one roof.
Redolent With Treasures
Entry starts in the city palace complex through the 'Hati Pol', or the
'Elephant Gate' from the main road. Here you will receive a welcoming
visit of the Jagdish Temple (1651A.D), dedicated to Lord Vishnu, the
biggest and most beautiful temple of Udaipur. From here the 'Bara Pol' the
'Great gate' (1600A.D) on the northern end leads to the first court yard,
which joins Tripolia (1725 A.D).
Between the two gates of the Tripolia are eight carved marble arches or
'Toranas' under which the Maharanas at that time were weighed with equal
value of gold and silver which was donated to the poor. The Suraj Gokhada,
the balcony of the sun, is exactly the same place where today umbrellas
are installed and then the rulers of mewar used to give their public
appearance to boost up the confidence of their people at in the time of
A magical piece of art is that area popularly known as the Peacock
Courtyard for its magnificent colored glass and mirror mosaics of peacocks
and other birds, Maharana Karan Singh II built it during 1620-1628 as a
new court and after two hundred years Maharana Sajjan Singh added the
peacocks. Another artistic creation is a gallery, called the Chini
Chitrashala, famous for its Chinese and Dutch ornamental tiles, the latter
of which has depiction of Biblical scenes including the flight to Egypt.
The City Palace Museum
you are really interested to sneak in the warrior mind of the Maharanas,
go to the museum which consisted on the main part of the palace preserved
as a museum. Here you will find a display of a huge collection of weapons
of diverse range including the lethal two-pronged sword. The museum
further leads the way to the Rajya Angan, the royal court yard through the
way of the Ganesh Deori, the door of Lord Ganesh.
The palace court presents its visitors highly aesthetical and artistic
patterns. Its rooms are decorated marvelously with the mirror tiles and
paintings. There is an unmatchable collection of glass and mirror work in
Manak Mahal 'the Ruby Palace' and a rich collection of miniature
paintings. in Krishna Vilas. A fascinating work of mirror can be seen on
Moti Mahal, also called the pearl palace. The Surya Chopar or the sun
square portrays a huge ornamental sun referring to the Suryawansi dynasty
of the Mewar. Some beautiful paintings in the Zenana Mahal 'the ladies
chamber an art gallery of Mewar paintings in 'Laxmi Vilas Chowk' are worty
to be explored.
Udaipur has very hot climate and rainfall is scarce in summer season.
Sometimes the temperature reaches to the height of 47 degree with
occasional blow of dust winds. It has somehow desert climate. Ideal time
for tourists is winter during which temperature goes from maximum of 28.3
degree C to a minimum of 11.6 degree C. It is from September till March.
Air : Daily flight of Airlines connect Udaipur with
Jodhpur, Jaipur, Aurangabad, Mumbai and Delhi. . Dabok Airport 21 Km away
from the city and reachable by Taxi in 35-45 minutes. Indian airlines
office, Delhi gate- Ph 410999
Rail : Direct trains from Delhi, Jaipur, Ajmer,
Chittaur, Jodhpur and Ahmedabad are available and the Railway Station is
about 4 Km from the city center. For Reservation and Enquiry at the
Railway Station, Contact Tel.: 131, 527390, 483979.
Road : Connected by National Highway No. 8 and has
major road link between Mumbai and Delhi. Buses of Road Transport
Corporation and private companies can be accessed from all major parts of
the country. For reservation and enquiry contact Tel. 484191.