Contact City Palace: Find below customer support details of City Palace, Udaipur, including phone and email. Besides contact details, the page also offers a brief overview of the tourist landmark.
Old City, Udaipur,
Directions: Google Maps
Phone: 0294 2419021/22/23/24
About City Palace
Udaipur, quintessentially known as the Venice of the east, is the land of the royal Mewar dynasty, and home to the majestic City Palace, in the princely state of Rajasthan, in Northern India. A popular romantic getaway for monsoons, the City Palace is an ideal tourist spot, inherited with royalty and tradition, dating over 400 years. Formerly, a royal abode of the Sisodia Rajput clan, the City Palace is a much-loved dream destination for fairytale wedding ceremonies and, attracts 2.5 million visitors every year.
Built over the eastern banks of the Lake Pichola, and flanked by the cascading Aravalli Mountains, the City Palace is a well-planned complex of gateways, gardens, courtyards, battlement towers, terraces, and other temples. Initiated in the year of 1559, twenty-two generations of the Sisodia Rajputs, contributed towards building the Palace complex, with blended themes of Indo-Saracenic architecture, and Colonial European influences.
Elegantly laid in granite and marble, the Palace façade measures 100 feet tall and 800 feet wide, with 11 stately imperial palaces within the complex, each one vividly resembling one another, and are adorned with miniature paintings, intricate mirror and tile work, marble-inlay work, vibrant murals, silver and gold plated statues, painted walls and ceilings, and colored glass work. Other vernacular design elements of the Hindu Rajput architecture, worth admiring are the traditional jharokhas, jali screen windows, cupolas, arches, balconies, and the stone-tiled courtyards.
Likewise, treasured and worth seeing structures within the City Palace complex include the Mor-Chowk (Peacock Courtyard), Manak Mahal (Ruby Palace), Suraj Gokhda (Balcony of Sun), Sheesh Mahal (Palace of Glass and Mirrors), Badi Mahal (Central Garden), Krishna Vilas (Palace of Miniature paintings), Amar Vilas (Elevated Garden), Moti Mahal (Pearl Palace), Zenana Mahal (Ladies Chamber), and the Lakshmi Chowk (White Pavilion).
Much of the Palace is now open to the public as a museum, displaying artifacts, swords, coins, costumes, thrones, and painting, whilst other structures namely the Jag Nivas (Lake Palace) is a now a beautiful heritage hotel, overlooking the Lake of Pichola, and voted as the best romantic retreat in the cities of India.
Best visited in the winter season from Oct-Mar, the City Palace is open from 9:30 am-5:30 pm on all days of the week. The entrance tickets are available at the Hathi Pol (Gateway) and cost INR 30 for adults and INR 15 for children. The Museum tickets cost INR 250 for adults, INR 100 for children aged 5-18 years, and free for children below 5 years. Guided tours cost around INR 300 and, audio guides are also available at the entrance for international tourists. For more information or queries on tickets, timing, events, parking, or others, reach the City Palace support.