City Palace Museum

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Udaipur, India
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City Palace Museum Udaipur Reviews

Toonsarah Toonsarah
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Palace piled upon palace Oct 28, 2015
Udaipur’s City Palace was founded by Rana Udai Singh II in 1559 and has been developed and much added to by subsequent generations of maharanas to create what is actually a whole complex of palaces – most sources describe eleven in total. Part of it is still occupied by the Mewar royals, who in today’s democratic India have retained their titles (and wealth) but no power. They run the complex as part tourist attraction / museum, part heritage hotel.

Entrance fees can be confusing as there are many ticket options, depending on which parts of the complex you want to see. Our tour was pre-paid as part of our holiday but if buying your own ticket you’ll want to study the options in advance (not easy, as the official website, http://www.eternalmewar.in/museums/city-palace-museum/index.aspx, doesn’t explain them properly!) I did however spot at least one ticket counter part way round the tour where those who wanted to add extra sections could do so

The publicly accessible parts are something of a rabbit warren of narrow passages, steep stairways, and hidden courtyards. We were very glad we had a guide, although the audio guide you can hire would also be helpful in finding your way and ensuring you don’t miss anything.

You enter the palace either from the south, as we did, climbing up a path with great views of Pichola lake and passing the private quarters of the maharana, or from the north via the old city and the Badi Pol, the main gate. Either route leads you into the Manek Chowk, a large courtyard with lawns which was created in around 1620.

I have described the sights we saw in the Palace in much more detail in my journal entry rather than covering them in this review, for several reasons. Firstly, to cover everything would make this review far too long for most readers’ patience! And secondly, following our guide down passageways and up and down stairways left me totally confused at times as to exactly where we were and I have a feeling my observations may lack the accuracy demanded by a review!
City Palace
Carving detail, City Palace
In Badi Mahal, City Palace
Badi Mahal, City Palace
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rohitindian rohitind…
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Not to miss when you are in Jaipur Apr 05, 2011
This is one place you MUST see when you are in jaipur...it takes min of two hours to see the total palace and I am confident that it is worth seeing and evey one will admire the royal palace and the items / dresses / guns / swords / paintings etc which are kept in dispaly... so dont miss this place if you are in Jaipur
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viveck8 viveck8
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UDAIPUR Oct 08, 2010
Udaipur city palace is one of the best palace typical hindu architecture it takes approx 1 hour to go around and there are many palaces within the palace , there is a small museum within the palace where you find some sculptures from temples around areas of different gods and goddesses, the camera fee is very expensive if you like to use any kind of camera , video or ordinary still camera pay approx rs 200 each, out side city palace you can use it for free. Its one of the best palace although thereis not much furniture, yes from the top balcony you can take pictures of lake palace hotel jag mandir and the city .
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