The City of Sunrise…UDAIPUR


The city of Udaipur is surrounded by an amphitheatre of low hills and studded with placid blue lakes, white marble palaces, graceful gardens and sacred shrines.

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Pratap Memorial

Maharana Pratap, the most distinguished Son of Mewar, whos chivalrous deeds have become legendary.A fine bronze statue of Maharana Pratap on the back of his loyal horse chetak.

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The Sun Symbol- The symbol of Surya of Mewar symbolises the Maharanas as the “Suryawanshis”. it is also known as Surya pol, built by Maharana Karan Singh. The weight of the symbol being approximately 50 kg.

Similarly, a symbol of Sun, made of glass and metal is built inside the palace. During monsoons, the Maharanas would have their food and start work only after a visit the Symbol.

The Garden of Maids of Honour

The Garden is called as Saheliyon ki Bari this garden reflects the luxurious and unique life style of the ladies of the royal court. The well laid out garden was built for the 48 young ladies-in-waiting, who accompanied a princess to Udaipur, as a part of her dowry.

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The Lake palace it was built by Maharana Jaggat Singh for his summer residence. Its surrounded by water from all sides for which it is famous in the world. It was here that the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan was kept as a guest by the Maharaja(king) of udaipur.

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Jag Mandir this palace was built as a place for the royal ladies with beautiful gardens and marble  elephants therefore the name Jag Mandir. This palace has historical importance when Shah Jahan rebeled againt jahangir and took shelter he was kept here. The great tombs and gardens of this palace inspired him to built the Taj Mahal.

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City Palace this palace towers over the lake Pichola. This is the largest palace complex in Rajasthan. It was built over a period of nearly 400 years being contributed by several kings of the dynasty. The palace was built in a flamboyant style a fusion of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture.

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The legend has it that the selection of the site for the palace is about a hermit meeting Maharana Udai Singh when he was on a hunting trail in the Udaipur hills. The Maharana met the hermit who was meditating on top of a hill above the Pichola Lake and sought the hermit’s blessings. The hermit advised the Maharana to build his palace at that very spot and that is where the palace complex came to be established at Udaipur.

The interiors of this magnificent palace

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The glass peacock in city palace gains its name from the vivid blue mosaic in glass made into a peacock that decorated its walls.

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Dont miss out on the light and sound show at the City Palace.

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