Udaipur is well-renowned as the city of lakes and the Venice of the East. However, its architecture and grand palaces are equally, if not more spectacular. While there are an abundance of Udaipur Palaces around, we have chosen three of the must-visit ones for you. Indeed, they reflect the true legacy and heritage of this city.
The City Palace of Udaipur
The most famous and well-recognized palace of them all is the City Palace of Udaipur. You must visit the palace twice, once in the day and once in the evening. During the daytime, you’ll be able to fully appreciate the grand and intricate architecture. A separate ticket will be required to enter the Crystal Gallery. However, you should definitely go for it. You can view a bed of crystal and all the royal glassware and decorations. The crowd will also be slightly less here, so explore to your fullest. During the evening, you’ll be mesmerized by the well-lit palace against the dark sky.
The Monsoon Palace
Set atop a hill, the Monsoon Palace is like a paradise nestled within the clouds. Although, one of the lesser known among the Udaipur palace, it has its own unique charm. The views from the palace overlook rich greenery and the mountains. True to its name, the palace is a must-visit if you are going to Udaipur during the monsoon season. You can have a picnic here and just admire the sheer beauty and peace around you. If you’re adventurous you can trek up the 4 kms to the palace or take a cab. The palace itself is quite vintage, and not as well-maintained as the City Palace. However, the stunning surroundings of the palace make it worth a visit.
Jag Mandir Lake Garden Palace
What’s better than a grand Udaipur palace? A grand Udaipur palace on a lake! Unlike the Taj Lake Palace Hotel, the Jag Mandir Lake Garden Palace is open to the public. Take a ferry from the Bansi Ghat jetty to reach the palace. You will be impressed by the grandeur of the life-sized marble elephants at the entrance. Visit the palace museum to get a glimpse into the ancient lifestyle of the Mewar royals. Have lunch at the Darikhana restaurant if you get tired after exploring the palace. The Gul Mahal and the Bara Patharon ka Mahal, along with the gardens are definitely worth taking pictures of!
So, yeah, don’t miss out on the above mentioned three spectacular Udaipur Palaces, when you visit this beautiful city. Give a call to the most knowledgeable people in town, Whitemushroom Holidays at 7827824444 to book your dream Udaipur holiday!