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City Palace, Udaipur: 65 reviews and 207 photos

Following the establishment of the Kingdom of Udaipur in 1559, Maharaja Udai Singh built a small Palace overlooking the Lake Pichola in 1568. Popularly known as the City Palace, subsequent additions were made to it by successive Maharanas and the small palace gradually evolved to become one of the largest palaces in Rajasthan covering an area of 2 ha (5 acres). Its facade is some 244m long and 30m high. A marvel in marble and granite, the Palace is renowned the world over for its exquisite workmanship that blends European, Rajput and Mughal architectural styles. This majestic white royal building is situated on a crest overlooking the Pichola Lake and dominates its eastern shore. The main part of the palace holds a number of Mahals (palaces) such as Manak Mahal, Krishna Vilas, Bari Mahal, Moti Mahal, Chini Mahal and Zenana Mahal which form part of the excellent museum whilst some parts of it are luxury hotels.

Address: Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001, India
Phone: +91 294 241 9021
Website: http://www.eternalmewar.in

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  • Written Dec 4, 2007
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