Udaipur City Palace is one of the greatest architectural marvels of Udaipur, Rajasthan. It is located near to the banks of Lake Pichola. This beautiful City Palace is one of the most visited tourist spot of Udaipur and often described as the largest palace complex in Rajasthan. Historically, Maharana Udai Singh built this superb monument, but the present form of the Palace is due to subsequent additions by his successors.
Udaipur City Palace comprises of perfect blend of Medieval, European and Chinese Architecture. This Palace has various towers, arches and domes, which enhances the beauty of this heritage site. Situated on the banks of Lake Pichola, City Palace is truly a pleasure to the eyes of every tourist. Udaipur City Palace is a marvellous collection of courtyards, pavilions, terraces, corridors, hanging gardens and rooms. Surrounded by fortifications, this beautiful Palace is wholly built in granite and marble.
City Palace has many gates that are known as “Pols”. ‘Bara Pol’ (Big Gate) is the main gate to enter the City Palace complex that will take you to the first courtyard. On passing this big gate, you will come across a triple arched gate, which is known as ‘Tripolia’. Between these two gates, you would see eight marble arches or Toranas, where Kings used to weigh themselves with gold and silver. Besides Tripolia, there is an arena where elephant fights were staged. Across ‘Tripolia’, you would enter the ‘Elephant Gate’ or the ‘Hathi Pole’.
If you are planning to visit this palace : you can consider to accommodate yourself at one of the leading lake view hotel in udaipur – HOTEL SWAROOP VILAS – which is only 1 km away from city palace udaipur