City Palace of Udaipur
City Palace of Udaipur
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Architectural BuildingsHistory Museums
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
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9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
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9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
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9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
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  • Sandy_JSR
    Jamshedpur, India2,042 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well-Maintained Historical Palace Complex
    City Palace is a beautiful, expansive and well-maintained historical palace complex in Udaipur. Built by Mewar Dynasty atop a hillock, it is situated at the bank of Lake Pichola. The entry fee is Rs. 30 for Palace and Rs. 300 for Museum per pax, which can be bought at dropping / entry point. As tourist vehicles are not allowed till the entry point of City Palace, one has to visit the palace by a small uphill walk. However, E-Cart is available for transfer from dropping point to entry point of the palace @ Rs. 50 per pax. Visit to the museum along with palace is recommended to view and know about the rich royal history. Guides are available @ Rs. 400. The palace complex is big and encompasses courtyards, pavilions, terraces, corridors, rooms and hanging gardens. The palace museum houses several heritage artifacts, which is worth viewing. In addition, the appealing architecture of the palace also provides the visitors glimpses of royal living. One can spent sufficient time in exploring the palace and viewing the interesting artifacts. However, one has to move around through narrow passage and stiff stairs inside the palace. The palace also provides lovely view of surrounding including Lake Pichola. The place complex also houses some eateries and souvenir shops. A visit to this historical palace is must while in Udaipur.
    Visited March 2023
    Written June 6, 2023
  • Tarun
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth a visit
    At very starting you have to pay entry fee of INR 30 per person then there will be entry of INR 300 for palace and museum. The palace is well maintained. Also, if someone needs guide one can find them very easily inside the property. Inside the palace one can find restaurants which is over priced. The car parking inside the palace is overpriced ( INR 350 ), would suggest to take the parking by local authorities just at INR 50. For covering the palace completely it will take near about 2 hrs. Definitely visit this amazing place!
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 2, 2023
  • Strike_right
    Tunis, Tunisia87 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of best in Rajasthan
    Easily an European quality, and must visit when in Udaipur. Detailed history of dynasty very well presented with chronological sequence. The museum and Palace are nicely guided, clean, well maintained, well lit. Safety is one of the aspect which they have paid apt attention. On negative side, only issue is that too many guides haggling the tourist. Certainly avoidable nuisance.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 5, 2023
  • Surya Mohan
    Hyderabad, India252 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well maintained place of Udaipur
    Beautiful place of Udaipur with a rich collection of various artefacts by the Hindu ruler. Well maintained , seamless and organised systems. Downside is the lack of any transport or elevator facility for senior citizens. Number of narrow staircases up and down makes it very difficult for anyone with knee issues. Also high cost of transport by battery van ebbed for short distances.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 11, 2023
  • Namrata
    11 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Would definitely recommend to visit the palace when visiting Udaipur.
    Beautiful palace. A guide will help you to understand the history of the palace. We asked mister K Das to be our guide. He is one of the oldest in town and can speak 4 languages - French and Italian included. He also helped us to capture great memories. Access to senior citizens and limited mobility is available and quite affordable.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 12, 2023
  • Dr Radhika S
    India297 contributions
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    Scenic and majestic experience
    Beautiful, scenic and majestic experience at the castle of the Kings of Mewar!! A private property of the royal family very well maintained by the heir. Though the ticket costs seem high but they are worth. There is a battery car or toy train drop available for INR 50 per person to the top of the palace gate at entrance. It saves your energy while walking uphill so that you can use it while walking around the premises of the palace. Hiring a tourist guide is a good idea or else you wouldn't actually appreciate it's true value and historical importance. It has rooms for kings and queens, courtyards for various ceremonies, armoury and many more visual treats. It has restaurants serving snacks, tea and meals right in front of the palace this seemed very peaceful and relaxing to us. The royal family lives very next to the entrance and we got a chance to see the Prince passing by and were moved by His Humility. Overall we were very happy at the end of the tour partly due to the knowledge and info given by the guide and the rest by its beauty!! A must visit place.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written September 24, 2023
  • Krithi S
    Mumbai, India6 contributions
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    Must visit in udaipur
    Amazing view of the udaipur city. Feeling of pride of our rich Indian royal culture. We took a guide who charged us INR 500. But was totally worth it. He took us around the entire palace and explained every sequence of events in a very interesting manner.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written November 16, 2023
  • RogueLibrarian
    Bangkok, Thailand18 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must see, but not during Diwali
    The palace rooms are gorgeous. Most of the highlights have brief interpretive labels so we did fine without hiring a guide, but probably a guide would give more depth to the experience. The reason for four stars rather than five was the for the crowds. I don’t recommend visiting during Diwali week if you can possibly avoid it. The doors and passageways that connect the palace rooms are small, so people are packed in like sardines and it is nearly impossible to linger even long enough to read the labels or take a photo.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 17, 2023
  • Shalini S
    New Delhi, India455 contributions
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    Magnificent palace
    City palace overlooks Lake Pichola. It is constructed atop a hill on several levels. Golf carts are available on payment to take one from the main gate to the entrance of the palace which otherwise is an uphill walk. Apart from its architecture, the panoramic views of the lake and of the city are amazing. The Badi mahal is the highest point to view the city. Amazingly, it is at ground level allowing trees to flourish….. There is a Mardana (male) mahal and a zanana (female) mahal with dressing rooms and swings for queens. The Mor or peacock chowk connects the two mahals. The sheesh mahal is simply awesome. Interestingly, the entire palace can be rented for weddings!!!! There is a separate Crystal gallery and a ticket has to be purchased for it. It houses an amazing collection of crystal ware including a crystal bed!! An awesome place to visit and spend 2-3 hours exploring it
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written November 23, 2023
  • Puneet Aggarwal
    Gurugram (Gurgaon), India98 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Go to the 4th floor for some amazing views
    The views from inside the palace and from the 4th level are amazing. A clear lake panoramic view. I liked the courtyards, all of them. The ground level though is a bit crowded, and I didn't like that they opened an eatery inside a historical monument. Much of the palace is taken up by the King's family and Taj Fateh Prakash Palace. You should take a speed boat ride in the Pichola Lake. There are many viewpoints and photo op points within the Palace, and you should make good use of that. The ticket counter doesn't accept cards or UPI. They only accept cash. Always take a personal guide (not headphones). They make your tour interesting and costs Rs. 500 per trip for 3-7 people.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written December 5, 2023
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Dr GOPAL ASHISH SHARMA
Solan, India36 contributions
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Feb 2020 • Family
Place is a nice one to be visited just like any other city palaces. There are two kind of gates , for entry it's one and for exit there are two. Routine price ticket is 300 INR for adults , but when u intend exit from palace ,u need to have separate 30 Rs ticket for second gate, which is never explained by palace staff stationed there.Apart from that, one need to pay separately for 500 INR for boat ride before 3 pm and 800 INR per person for temple visit and so called ," exclusive " boating area for privileged.Boating point staff is rude , arrogant and not willing to explain anything to commoner about charges. I had posted this review while sitting in palace itsel, which explains the arrogance and rudeness of staff.....Another information, u can take exit from front gate, take auto from main exit gate to ropeway point, and then reach boating point managed by government with reasonable charges of INR 150 to 200 for same beautiful Lake Pichhola of Udaipur. Posted this review urgently so that other commoners like me are not aggrieved for similar issues.
Written February 15, 2020
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FelixFelicis
New Delhi, India52 contributions
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Feb 2021
I've visited palaces/forts in Jaipur, jodhpur, Jaisalmer and they've been far well maintained and much more accessible than the city palace. To roam the palace grounds you need a ticket of Rs 30 PP which is just a courtyard, to go into the palace where they've made a museum, you've to pay Rs 350 PP...to go upto the palace you can either walk or take an electric auto which is Rs 50 PP.....I mean the palace is owned by the current royal family and they are making sure we pay for even stepping or breathing on their property. We even hired a guide with a fixed rate of Rs 300 and paid him Rs. 500 because honestly that guy had amazing knowledge!
Did I mention the Pichola boat ride is Rs 500 PP and after 3pm the amount changes to Rs. 800 PP...I mean come on! Also, after charging so much which I did pay, since we were a group of hisotry buffs travelling together, the palace itself isn;t that well maintained. Was highly disappointed in it!

if you haven't been to any other palaces in Rajasthan, then this place will be great, but if you have then this palace is a monumental disappointment and can be skipped.
Written February 20, 2021
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Sonam T
Ryde, Australia17 contributions
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Feb 2020 • Family
This is one of the prominent attractions of udaipur and a recommended sightseeing spot. However, do not make the mistake of entering surrounding shops that your guide will recommended (if u take one). They will trick you into believing their items are purely organic and unique and will charge a premium price for this (2-3 times more that what local shops in city centre will cost). The guides get commission for any purchase you make. We fell prey of their deceptive tactics and would like to warn others through this platform.
Written February 21, 2020
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Mohit Rajpurohit
Thane, India99 contributions
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Feb 2020 • Family
This palace is located on a high altitude , the road to this is very narrow and has a market on both sides where you can get Unique stuff. The entry to this palace is 300 per person and 100 for students. Parking charges are 300 for car and 25 for 2 wheeler. The palace is very beautiful and you can learn very much about the history of Rajasthan from here. You can rent a guide or take headphones which will explain each and everything to you about the place. The museum has boards which explain the details . The View of the city from the palace is astonishing.
Written February 18, 2020
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UD2710
Dehradun, India78 contributions
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Feb 2020 • Friends
An amazing state of art still existing. It was a proud moment to be there and call myself a Rajput. And after visiting the palace, I don’t think we live in the modern world- instead they were more machanised and modern as they could build that in the era where there was no technology.
Open till 5:30pm, it’s a great visit during the day. There are several guides available to tell you more. It has a basic entry ticket of Rs 30 which is worth to pay for what you get. The palace also opens other part for Crystal Palace and vintage car collection which can also be visited at the same time after the visit to the palace (though at extra cost).
The palace also has a shopping arcade where one can buy local products and also a restaurant and bar in case you feel like sitting and watching the palace while having a drink.
It was an amazing experience.
Written May 16, 2020
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SallyRY
London, UK278 contributions
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Mar 2020 • Couples
Palace was good for a short visit but not as impressive as others we had visited. It would also seem every attraction in Udaipur owned by the palace was very expensive and has gone up a lot over the last few years. The cafe in palace grounds charged 300 rupees for a coke for example and the crystal gallery 700 each for something that took about 20 minutes to see.
Written March 9, 2020
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Subhrojit
Kolkata (Calcutta), India208 contributions
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Dec 2020 • Couples
The city palace, Udaipur is a must do activity here. Entry charges to the museum is Rs 330. Boating charges are Rs 500 till 2pm and 800 in the evening for sunset views across lake Pichola. The museum houses the history of Mewar rulers and how each king contributed to the palace in their respective reigns.
Written December 25, 2020
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batramadhur
Rohtak, India742 contributions
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Feb 2021
A beautiful palace, seen from far away situated at Pichhola Lake, is unlike any other City Palace which can get boring.
It has a great museum and one can spend 1-2 hours looking at the luxury lifestyles of Kings during the time.

After visting museum one can go for a boat ride which takes to Jagmandir palace and one can spend an hour there as well.

Better to go early in the morning when it opens and they are fewer people, gets crowded pretty quick
Written March 18, 2021
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Mahika
Mumbai, India26 contributions
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Jan 2020
Would highly recommend wearing comfortable shoes when visiting the palace as you will be walking around for at least 2-3 hours. Mornings are a better time to visit the palace as the crowd isn’t at its peak and the sunlight just makes everything better. Do hire a tour guide as that’s the best way to gather knowledge and ask questions to an expert. All about how the Maharajas of Udaipur functioned and how the lineage still carries out. A definite visit and one of the main attractions in Udaipur.
Written January 26, 2020
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Hsh121
London, UK32 contributions
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Dec 2019
A must visit if you are in Udaipur, beautiful palace, seeped in history, well kept, good museum, excellent views of lake pichola and Udaipur city from the palace. We took a guide who helped us navigate key parts or palace/museum quickly, ideal for us with young kids.

Ticket queues and queues inside the palace could definitely be managed better by administration. Road to palace is narrow, is not in great condition and traffic could be bad at times, only 5 minutes to Lake Pichola in a rickshaw, where you can take boat ride and enjoy brilliant views of the palace and hills around it.

You can also take boat ride to Jag Mandir island from City Palace.
Written January 10, 2020
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