Crystal Gallery Udaipur Entry Fee
- 700 per person for Adult
- 450 per person for Children (Child 5 - 12 year)
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Crystal Gallery Udaipur Address: Jagdish Chowk, 3, City Palace Road, Rao Ji Ka Hata, Udaipur, Rajasthan, 313001, India
Imagine entering into a hallway inside a Palace that has some of the most exclusive & alluring collection of crystals that you have ever seen. Doesn’t it sound magical? That’s exactly what Crystal Gallery In Udaipur has in store for you.
Nestled inside the Fateh Prakash Palace, a heritage property, which has been converted into a hotel, is the Crystal Gallery which boasts of the largest private collection of crystal in the world.
This Palace is also within the complex of the very majestic Udaipur City Palace. This world-famous gallery was built by Maharana Sajjan Singh in 1877 & is spread across the second-floor gallery in the main hall ‘Durbar Sabhaghar’.
Collection at the Crystal Gallery
The crystal items have been brought from various parts of the world. The items include various household furniture like a dining table, mirrored tabletops, lamps, footstool, crockery set, washing bowls, a sofa set & a crystal bed.
Other items are fountains, dresses, paperweight, perfume bottles etc. The most striking element of the gallery is a crystal embedded carpet, woven with gold and silver threads that shine beautifully in the gallery. There are over 600 unique items and most of them are one of their kinds in the world. It is said that these items have never been used.
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History of Crystal Gallery
It is said that in 1877, Maharana Sajjan Singh had ordered the entire collection of crystals from a Birmingham-based F&C Osler firm.
There was a delay in the delivery of the consignment and unfortunately, Sajjan Singh had passed away even before the crystals arrived. This led to the crystals being boxed in for 110 years until 1994 when the Crystal Gallery was opened and made public.
Some sources also say that because of the sheer beauty and glamour, it was intentionally kept hidden from the common eye.
Apparently, the entire crystal collection was customised as per the taste and preferences of the royalty of Mewar and each of the objects has the essence of the Mewar Kingdom etched on it attentively.
The gallery has an ethos that immediately transports you into a magical life of a royal kingdom.
Things To Do in Crystal Gallery
There is nothing much for you to do except stroll around the beautiful gallery. Take an audio guide either in English/ French, German / Spanish and enjoy a fascinating journey back into the times of the Mewar Kingdom and relive the royal history.
It also gives you a spectacular view of Lake Pichola which is a sight to catch.
Unfortunately, photography is prohibited inside the gallery. This is done so to ensure that the crystal artefacts cannot be duplicated.
Places to visit near Crystal Gallery
1. Udaipur City Palace: Since Crystal Gallery is located within the complex of the grand Udaipur City Palace, consider an entire tour of the palace. Elements of Rajasthani, Mughal and European culture has been beautifully embedded in its architecture. This truly boasts of the status and prestige of the rulers from the Mewar Dynasty.
The Palace is also hugely popular for its Monsoon Palace and the Lake Palace and the other galleries namely Silver Gallery, Painting Gallery, Sculpture Gallery, Picture Gallery, Textile Gallery, Palanquin Gallery etc.
Photography is allowed at various parts inside the complex and is a haven for architecture and history buffs. We recommend 2-3 hours to take an entire tour of the Palace.
2. Boat Ride in Lake Pichola: The Crystal Gallery is right at the shore of Lake Pichola and we recommend tourists to take a stroll around the lake and enjoy boating. It is one of the top ten things to do when in Udaipur and is a splendid way to unveil the entire city.
Pro Tip: Opt for a boat ride around dusk to see all the buildings being lit up and get mesmerised as the colours of the sky changes every few minutes. You could opt for a boat ride which is inclusive of your visit to the Jag Mandir for 45 mins and costs approximately Rs.400.
3. Jagdish Temple: One of the other most popular tourist destinations in Udaipur is the Jagdish Temple which was built in 1651 and is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. It is situated only 150m away from the Bara Pol entrance of the City Palace.
Interesting fact: 1.5 million INR was spent back then in the making of this temple. What makes it different from the other temples is the intricate carvings on the domes on the temple which has sculptures of horsemen, dancers, musicians etc.
Crystal Gallery Timings and Entry Fees
The Crystal Gallery is open on all days from 9.00 am to 7.00 pm.
The entry fee is Rs.700 per Adult and Rs.450 per Child and gives you access to the Durbar Hall as well. The cost of the audio guide is inclusive in the entry fee. Despite being comparatively hefty, it is highly recommended.
How To Reach Crystal Gallery
Crystal Gallery is nestled inside the Fateh Prakash Palace of Udaipur city which is very conveniently located on the shore of Lake Pichola. One can easily reach here by going on foot or in a rickshaw, local bus or by hiring a cab in Udaipur that can conveniently take you around.
For an easy commutation within the city, you can book a private cab from top car rental companies in Udaipur.
Easy way to reach here would be to search for City Palace since it’s well known.
Distance from Udaipur Railway Station: 2.4 km
Distance from Bus Stand: 2 km
Distance from Maharana Pratap Airport: 23.6 km
Distance from Saheliyon ki Bari: 4.2 km
When in Udaipur, ensure that you visit the Crystal Gallery, without which your visit may remain incomplete.
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