City Palace Udaipur

Udaipur is lovingly called by many names like the city of lakes, the white city, etc. No wonder, people have been floored by its charm and the most attractive spot in Udaipur people will find is the City Palace Udaipur. It is the largest palace complex in the state of Rajasthan.

Towering over the beautiful Pichola Lake, stands the marvellous City Palace. Maharana Uday Singh took the initiative to built the palace complex. However, the interesting part is that the succeeding rulers or Maharanas contributed several palaces and magnificent structures to add to its glamor. The city palace is a structural wonder built with granite and white marble.

The entrance to the complex is the majestic Hati Pol or the Elephant gate. The beautiful Jagdish Temple is placed here. Then there is the Bari Pol or the big gate which leads to the court yard joining the Tripolia - the triple gate. This is the place where Maharana used to get weighed in gold and silver, which was then distributed to the poor. Today, the main ticket counter is situated here. Crossing across the Tripoli, is the arena where regular elephant fights were held. City Palace is the home to numerous luxurious apartments adjoined with balconies, towers, hanging gardens and domes overlooking the enchanting view of the city.

The Raj Aangan or the royal courtyard is built by Maharana Uday Singh and it is the oldest part of the complex. The Mahals of the palace has been reformed as the Museum now. These mahals boast of beautiful glass works, paintings and antique furniture. The City Palace has more to offer with the Suraj Gokhada or the balcony of sun and the Mor Chawk or the peacock square. Mere descriptions of such places will not suffice of their elegance. A visit to the City Palace Udaipur is a must and will be a life time experience.


This captivating palace is located over the Pichola lake.

Best Time to Reach

The best months to visit this beautiful city and palace are from September to March. The temperature does not go beyond 28.3 °C, and tourists can travel across the city comfortably at this time of the year.

How to Reach

This palace is well-connected by tonga, bus, auto-rickshaw and even taxi.

Location of City Palace, Udaipur, Rajasthan

City Palace, Udaipur, Rajasthan - Entry Fee, Timing, Address, Official Website

AddressLake Pichola, City Palace Complex, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001
Entry FeeEntry fee for Indians: Rs. 250 Entry fee for Foreigners: Rs. 500
Fee for Palace MuseumRs. 50
Timings9:00 Hours - 17:00 Hours
Phone No (Official)0294-241-9021/+91-294-2411535/+91-294-2521971
Photography Allowed (only in permitted areas)
Photography FeeRs. 200 (for Indians and Foreigners)
Videography FeeRs. 500 (for Indians and Foreigners)

Last Updated on : November 22, 2016