City Palace of Udaipur

City Palace

City Palace

The City Palace of Udaipur is the largest in Rajasthan.  It is also one of the most well-kept palaces of the region.  I would attribute this to tourism.  There were several beautifully decorated rooms to discover within the labyrinth of the palace.  You get magnificent views of the lake and a trip back in time.

Maharaja Udai Singh II established his city here upon the advice of a holy man who suggested the protection afforded by the forests, lakes and Aravalli Hills would be advantageous for the new capital of Mewar.  Chittor was previously the capital but Akbar destroyed it.  From its beginnings in 1568 until India’s unification in 1947, Udaipur survived many Mughal attacks.  This pride and history that is reflected inside the Palace.

Let’s go in!

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