Palace in Udaipur

City Palace

Surmounted by balconies, towers and cupolas towering over the lake, the imposing City Palace is Rajasthan’s largest palace, with a facade 244m long and 30.4m high. Construction was begun in 1599 by Maharana Udai Sin…
Museum in Udaipur

City Palace Museum

The main part of the palace is open as the City Palace Museum, with rooms extravagantly decorated with mirrors, tiles and paintings, and housing a large, varied collection of artefacts. It’s entered from Ganesh Chow…
Gallery in Udaipur

Crystal Gallery

The Crystal Gallery houses rare crystal that Maharana Sajjan Singh ordered from F&C Osler & Co in England in 1877. The maharana died before it arrived, and all the items stayed forgotten and packed up in box…
Gardens in Udaipur


In the north of the city, about 3km from Lal Ghat, the Saheliyon-ki-Bari was built by Sangram Singh II in 1710. This small, quaint ornamental garden was laid out for the enjoyment of 48 women attendants who came as …
Museum in Udaipur

Vintage & Classic Car Collection

The maharanas’ car collection makes a fascinating diversion, for what it tells about their elite lifestyle and for the vintage vehicles themselves. Housed within the former state garage are 22 splendid vehicles, inc…
Hindu Temple in Udaipur

Jagdish Temple

Reached by a steep, elephant-flanked flight of steps, 150m north of the City Palace’s Badi Pol entrance, this busy Indo-Aryan temple was built by Maharana Jagat Singh in 1651. The wonderfully carved main structure e…
Historic Building in Udaipur


This gracious 18th-century haveli, set on the water’s edge in the Gangaur Ghat area, was built by a Mewar prime minister and has since been carefully restored. There are 138 rooms set around courtyards, some arrange…
Museum in Udaipur

Bhartiya Lok Kala Museum

This private folk-art museum, with an uncannily Dalek-like entrance tower, exhibits dresses, tribal jewellery, turbans, dolls, masks, musical instruments, paintings and – its high point – puppets. Diverting one-hour…
in Udaipur


About 2km east of Udaipur you can visit the patchy remains of the Sisodias’ ancient capital, and a museum housing artefacts, some over 5000 years old.
Park in Udaipur

Moti Magri

This hill park overlooking Fateh Sagar is topped by a statue of the Rajput hero Maharana Pratap and his beloved horse Chetak, who together defied the Mughals. It takes about 20 minutes to walk up the road to the top…