The City Palace of Udaipur is one of the major tourist attractions in vibrant state of Rajasthan in India. It is the largest palaces in the state. The Lake is situated at the bank of Lake Pichola which immensely adds to the grandeur and beauty of the Lake.
This palace was built during the reign of the Mewar Dynasty about 400 years ago over a period of time. The construction was initiated by MaharanaUdai Singh in 1553 and later completed by the successors of the dynasty.
The architecture style of the palace is a lovely combination of European, Chinese, Rajasthani, Mughal and Medieval styles of architecture. The entire palace complex has 11 palaces within, built by various rulers and thus give an opportunity to have a glimpse into the different shades culture prevalent during those times.
A part of the palace in the year 1974, was converted into a museum showcasing many paintings and a picture gallery. And it is this part, which is lavishly decorated with tiles, paintings and mirrors. The palace complex consists of many corridors, pavilions, terraces, courtyards, rooms and gardens which all together makes this place a marvelous monument.
The City Palace also offers a breathtaking view of Lake Pichola making it all as if a scenery has come alive! This palace is easily accessible from Udaipur city which is connected well by all modes of transport. The nearest airport and railway station is Udaipur itself, which is 21 kms and 1 km away respectively from the palace.