Saturday, November 06, 2010

Udaipur: City Palace

This marvelous piece of Architecture built in 16th century is the largest Palace Complex in Rajasthan. And it is situated near Pichola Lake(which is almost dry now a days) and on a hilltop with a spectacular view of the whole Udaipur city.

The structure built by Maharaja Udai Singh and later many additions by his successors is a rare combination of Medieval and European Architecture. A chunk of the palace is still being used by the 'Royal Family'.

The most part of the Palace now serves as museums. Crystal gallery is one of the main attractions, while there are many other things to see like, Mewar Paintings, Ancient Weapons, Sculptures, Antique Furnitures and as well as Royal Riviera-A Royal Cafe.

The massive Entrance Gate...
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Lake PICHOLA...
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A Panorama of inside Courtyard...
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If you have a pinch of interest in Fort/Architecture and you have never visited Rajasthan/a Fort before, then this is a MUST. And not to mention, it is really massive and you need 1/2 of a day to visit.

Complete Photo Album HERE.

6 comments:

tushar said...

loving it.....

Sankara Subramanian C said...

Great shots! Looks like you didn't find any crowd when you went there. When I was here in early 2009, the place was swarming with tourists. but, nonetheless, the place is beautiful, though they charge a bit too high a fee for entry.

Shrinidhi Hande said...

very nice Deb.. I am yet to explore Rajastan

debarpita mohapatra said...

@ Tushar: Thanks :)
@ Sankara: Thanks mate, Yeah managed somehow to get frames without much people in it :D
And yes, they do CHARGE an amount as entry fee as well as for Camera.
@ Shri: You should do it man, winter is the best time.

P A M E L I said...

very interesting place

debarpita mohapatra said...

Yeah it is and worth spending half a day....