Udaipur, the romantic city of Rajasthan, is a major tourist attraction. I came here and it was like a love at first sight. Its magnificent palaces, splendid havelis and luxury hotels on the bank of great lakes make it a perfect city to wander. Situated at the bank of Lake Pichola, City Palace is one of these grand palaces and also the most famous one. This palace is an unmatched sample of status,prestige and elegance of the Mewar Dynasty, who ruled over Udaipur. This post will take you in the corridors, rooms, vents and courtyards of this palace.
City Palace from Lake Pichola
when I reached Udaipur, I was able to get the first glimpse of this palace from the roof of my guest house in the same evening. Again in the same night, I got the night view of this palace. I was sure that it would be an amazing place to visit and when I went there in the next day morning, it was indeed.
The main entrance to the museum is through the main old town street leading to Jagdish Mandir. There is an alternate entrance from the South side also. I went through the main entrance which is known as Badi Pol. At the main gate, Badi Pol, there is a ticket window on the left hand side. Vehicle parking is after the Badi Pol, so you have to stop before that entrance to buy a ticket.
Opening Hours: The museum opens at 9:30 hours and the last ticket is sold at 16:45 hours. The museum closes at 17:30 hours. The museum is open on Sundays and all public holidays except on the day after Holika Dahan in March.
Buying a Ticket: Buying ticket is itself a great task, not because of the crowd, but because of the different options available there. You can buy tickets for different items inside the palace,for example to visit palace complex only or to visit the palace museum or to visit the crystal museum or to take a boat ride in Pichola…or many combinations of these..there is at least 20 combinations. So, first thing is to be sure about your purpose of visit. To keep it simple, I would suggest only two options..