Udaipur, ‘the city of lakes,’ is one of the most pleasing destinations for any travel fanatic. It is an incredible mix of the natural beauty of the lakes and the polished panache of its royal heritage – represent by glorious forts.
City Palace, Udaipur, is a palace multifaceted situated in the city of Udaipur, Rajasthan. It was built over a period of nearly 400 years, with contributions from several rulers of the Mewar dynasty. Its construction began in 1553, started by Maharana Udai Singh II of the Sisodia Rajput family as his shift his capital from the erstwhile Chittor to the new found city of Udaipur
City Palace has more than a few gates that are known as “Pols”. ‘Bara Pol’ is the main gate to the City Palace complex that will take you to the first courtyard. On passing ‘Bara Pol’, you will come diagonally a triple arched gate, which is known as ‘Tripolia’. Among these two gates, you would see eight marble arches or Toranas, where Kings used to weigh themselves with gold and silver. Crossways ‘Tripolia’, you would enter the ‘Elephant Gate’ or the ‘Hathi Pol’.
The intricate drawing of the regal palace is a subtle mix of medieval, European as well as Chinese influences and is embellished with numerous domes, arches, and towers. The City Palace itself lies on a bed of lush green garden and is quite an imposing sight to behold. The regal beauty of this attraction has quite a few fans in the film industry as well, and several movies such as ‘Guide’ and ‘Octopussy’ have been shot here.
Now Present Time Udaipur King- Arvind Singh Mewar (born 13 December 1944)
King Arvind Singh Mewar an Indian business man and chairman of HRH Group of Hotels.
Mewar is married to Princess Vijayaraj of Kutch, Gujarat, and they have three children: Princess Bhargavi Kumari Mewar, Princess Padmaja Kumari Mewar, and Prince Lakshyaraj Singh Mewar
Timings: 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Entry Fees: INR 250 for Adults and INR 100 for Children
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