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List of Top 5 Royal Palaces in Udaipur

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Udaipur is rightly called the ‘Venice of the East’. It is a famous tourist hub in the state of Rajasthan in India. Tourists visit this famous destination to see opulent palaces, forts, ancient temples, museums, historical monuments, scenic lakes and enjoy the luxury of plush hotels and taste delectable food. This romantic city is also known as ‘city of lakes’ where you can have a splendid holiday in the magnificent environs of beautiful Fateh Sagar lake, or Monsoon Lake, or picturesque Pichola Lake.

You can explore the enduring beauty of the palaces of Udaipur which are a real treat to the senses. The fascinating palaces exhibit a fine blend of intriguing architectural designs and amazing opulence. Their historical significance is remarkably interesting and fascinates the visitors.

These astoundingly amazing palaces have been structured and modified into luxury heritage hotels and are equipped with modern interiors. The palaces have retained their original magnetic appeal, glorious aura and exquisite décor. They exhibit a fine blend of traditional with contemporary and the tourists can witness the beauty and grandeur of these imposing structures. These palaces truly signify the opulent style and power of the erstwhile rulers.

The Lake Palace

Originally known as Jagniwas, the lake palace is spread across acres of the Jagniwas Island located in the beautiful Lake Pichola. The flooring of this palace is made with shining black and white marbles and the walls are adorned by colourful arabesques. Evening sunset boat cruise on Lake Pichola which is surrounded with the ochre ridges of the Aravalli Hills create a spectacular aura.

Best Time to Stay: January to April and October to December
Udaivillas Palace

Nestled on the banks of Lake Pichola, the magnificent Udaivillas Palace is known for it’s traditional as well as flamboyant style of architecture and impeccable artistic design. The palace is decorated with beautiful fountains, large courtyards and is surrounded by lush green gardens. It is located nearly twenty-seven kilometers from the International Airport and almost eight kilometers from the nearby railway station.

Best Time to Stay: January to December
The City Palace

The unique City Palace comprises of several other palaces sprawled within its periphery.  Erected in a grand style, it is located on the east banks of the Lake Pichola and is one of the largest Palaces in Rajasthan. This palace reflects an amazing blend of Rajput and Mughal Style of architecture.  Perched on the hilltop it offers a spectacular view of entire city.

Best Time to Stay: January to December

Deogarh Mahal

Perched on the top of the Arravalli Hills, nearly 2100 feet above the sea level, this palace has a splendid courtyard along with magnificent gateways, high domes, beautiful jharokhas and long turrets. This entire complex resembles an exotic village and is now converted into a contemporary heritage hotel.  Deogarh mahal is one of the most romantic palaces encircled by a scenic lake.

Best Time to Stay: October – Early April

Jag Mandir

Jag Mandir, popularly known as “Lake Garden Palace” is a plush palace built on an island in the scenic Lake Pichola. Beautiful carved sculpture of eight elephants adorns the entrance of jag mandir which faces the lake palace. The royal family used this pleasure palace as a summer resort where big entertaining parties were held for guests.

Best Time to Stay: October – Early April



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