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City Palace Government Museum Udaipur Address: Lake Pichola, City Palace Complex, Udaipur, Rajasthan, 313001, India
City Palace Government Museum Udaipur Entry Tickets
|Adult (Age above 18 Years)||300|
|Child (Age 5 to 18 Years)||100|
|Child (Age below 5 Years)||Free|
|All Types Of Camera||250|
|Students in Group||100|
|Teachers with Student Groups (One Teacher with Every 25 Students of Part Their of )||100|
|For Defence, Paramilitary, Police Personnels & their Spouse and Senior Citizen above 60 years Age||200|
‘The people who lack the knowledge of their past history, origin, and culture are just like trees without roots.’
Marcus Garvey rightly emphasized the importance of knowing your ancestors, your past so that you can identify and understand yourself more clearly and can lead a beautiful life ahead. The key to the past can be reached through the doors of museums. We at Udaipur Tourism, a division of Holidays DNA, make it possible for you to explore this aspect of the city in the best possible manner.
Museums are the storehouses of facts, figures, files, artifacts and many more things which offer you a quick gateway to your past. The history of India is too vast and lies in several museums around the country. One of the most significant museums is located in the Udaipur region of Rajasthan. The City Palace Government Museum is a gold mine for Indian history enthusiasts all around the globe, your Udaipur tour is incomplete without visiting this museum.
In 1974, the City Palace converted one section of the Palace and the Ladies Chamber, which is known as the ‘Zenana Mahal’ into a museum. The museum is managed by the Maharana of Mewar Charitable Foundation. The City Palace Museum, also known as the Pratap Museum, is home to a fantastic collection of antiques, sculptures, curios, and inscriptions from the past.
Location of City Palace Museum
The City Palace Complex is one of the largest palaces found in Rajasthan. Being an essential part of City Palace, the museum is located in the premises only.
Architecture of the City Palace Museum
The Palace architecture began in 1559 which ran for four and a half centuries due to which you can find an influence of Rajasthani, Mughal, Chinese and British architecture. The City Palace Museum was opened to the public in the year 1969. The museum is the most significant part of the City Palace as it includes strings of small palaces such as the Zenana Mahal (Palace for the women of royal birth)and Mardana Mahal(Palace for the men of royal lineage). The museum is 33 meter in height, 333 meters long and about 90 meters wide. The museum is very carefully designed to keep it safe from invasion.
The City Palace Museum is found in the City Palace Complex only. Some of the enthralling architectural wonders of the Udaipur City Palace Museum are mentioned below.
• The main entrance to the City Palace Complex of Udaipur is called Badi Pol. The wall on the east has eight ornamental arches identified as ‘torans’ made out of stone.
• One of the most distinguishable features of the Palace Museum is Manek Chowk, which is used for the ceremonial procedure and public gatherings, elephant parades, horse cavalry, and many other festive occasions.
• Another striking feature is the Ganesh Deori, which means the ‘Door of Lord Ganesha’ takes you to the museum decorated with artifacts.
• Once you have entered the museum complex, you will find a courtyard which is known as Rajya Angan (The Royal Courtyard). The courtyard is a gallery devoted to a brave and courageous warrior in the Indian history, Maharana Pratap and his horse, Chetak. The gallery showcases the original armor and weapons used by the Maharana during the battle.
• Badi Mahal is one of the most attractive spots in the City Palace Museum. The Badi Mahal is also known as the Garden Palace. The striking feature of this garden is the 104 pillar, intricately carved out of local marbles, and the ceiling showcases the cleverly fixed marble tiles.
• Mor Chowk is a dining area decorated with five peacock figures which are fully covered with glass inlay work. This is an astonishing place built with 5000 pieces of mosaic tiles arrange together to form spectacular patterns.
• Lying in the middle of Badi Mahal and Mor Chowk, Badi Chitrashali Chowk is the entertainment space of the Palace. The wall murals, the colored glasses, and the blue Chinese tiles make the place mesmerizingly gorgeous.
• The Zenana Palace features beautifully restored work of art. The Mahal showcases swings, balconies, frescoes, and alcoves found in the chambers of Royal women.
• Kanch Ki Burj is an exquisite small dome structure with a ceiling covered with pieces of glasses and mirrors.
Image Gallery of City Palace Government Museum Udaipur
History of City Palace Museum
The City Palace is an enthralling compendium that cites the hypnotizingly amazing stories of the rise of the city of Udaipur, the highs and lows of the Mewar Kingdom and the legendary life of Mewar’s Kingdom’s courageous and most famed warrior, Maharana Pratap, son of Maharana Udai Singh II.
How to reach the City Palace Museum
The City Palace Museum has an unshakable place in the list of places to visit in Udaipur, making it is easily reachable and connected to almost every mode of transportation.
- The City Palace is located at a distance of 23.8 km away from Dabok airport.
- The City Palace is about 2 Km away from the Udaipur Railway station, you can reach within 3 to 5 minutes via car.
- If you wish to go on a road trip to City Palace, then you should know that Udaipur is 663 Km away from Delhi, 250 Km away from Jodhpur and about 340 Km away from Jaipur.
For commuting within the city of Udaipur, you can also hire a private taxi. We at Udaipur Tourism, have listed the top car rental companies in Udaipur, which offer a safe and hassle-free journey to various sightseeing places in Udaipur.
Entry fees and timings of City Palace Museum
The City Palace Museum of Udaipur is open on all days of the week. The museum opens at 9:30 in the morning till 5:30 in the evening. The museum is closed during the day of Holi festival in March. Since the museum is run by the Maharana of Mewar Charitable Foundation, the entry is paid. The tickets for adults and children cost 250 and 100 rupees respectively. You can hire audio guides as well at the price of 200 rupees only.
Things to do at the City Palace Museum
The City Palace Museum is rich in culture and heritage. The place is a hub of exciting and surprising stories and mysteries. Every site in the museum has a story and significance which is worth exploring.
• The moment you enter the City Palace Museum complex, you will be amazed by the number of places to view. You can have a look at the Sheesh Mahal, the Surya Chopar, Suraj Gokhda, Dilkhush Mahal, The Krishna Vilas, the Bhim Vilas, Shambu Niwas, the Moti Mahal, and the Amar Mahal, located on the opposite side of the Badi Mahal.
• The light and sound show, “The Legacy of Honour” held at the Manek Show offers an exciting experience at the Palace. It is a one hour show which begins at 7 to 8 in the evening. The show is a must-visit if you wish to get a brief insight into the history of Rajasthan.
• Badi Mahal and the Bhim Vilas is a treat for art enthusiasts as the place showcases great miniature paintings from the 18th and 19th century.
Places to visit near the City Palace Museum
The City Palace is flooded with the areas of interest in all directions. Your Udaipur tour is incomplete without visiting these places. The list of top five places goes like this- Lake Pichola, Saheliyon ki Bari, Gulab Bagh, Heritage Walk, and the Sajjan Garh Palace.
• The City Palace is located on the banks of Lake Pichola which is one of the most attractive lakes of Udaipur, the City of Lakes.
• The Garden of Maidens, also known as Saheliyon ki Bari, is located 3.5km away from the City Palace.
• One of the most extensive gardens of Udaipur, Gulab Bagh and zoo is located at a five –minute distance.
• Heritage Walk could be a tremendous fun-filled knowledge gaining session as you get to visit many historical sites.
• Located 7kms away from the City Palace, the hilltop Monsoon Palace, also known as Sajjan Garh Palace, is a treat to watch.
Interesting facts about the City Palace Museum
The City Palace was established during the shift of the seat of power by Maharana Udai Singh from Chittorgarh to Udaipur. The reason for the shifting was the animosity between the rulers of Mewar dynasty and Mughals.
Things to ensure before visiting the City Palace Museum
- You can carry a camera inside the museum complex by paying a reasonable price.
- Please make sure you take ample food and water since the visit to the museum can be two hours long.
- If you wish to avail discounts, please bring your student IDs and citizen IDs.
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