Udaipur's The City Palace Museum comprises the Mardana Mahal (palace for the royal
men) and The Zenana Mahal (palace for the royal ladies). Since 1969 these two palaces
have been preserved and developed as The City Palace Museum, which is open to the
The Museum is in fact a series of palaces, built from the seventeenth to the twentieth
centuries, spatially divided into royal private areas and public zones. Each of
the palaces represents unique architectural styles and materials. Rare murals on
the walls and ceilings, glass inlay work, original paintings and artefacts are spread
over 20,000 square metres. Weaponry, armaments and personal belongings of the rulers
are on display in their original places.
Palace courtyards such as the Mor Chowk with peacocks, exquisitely created with
glass inlay adoring the walls; Chini Chitrashali with 18h century Dutch and Chinese
tile-work; Krishan Vilas, Bhim Vilas, Chandra Mahal and the palace garden of Baadi
Mahal at the highest point of the ridge are the most frequently visited.
The Museum houses an incomparable collection of court paintings of the Mewar School
that flourished from the seventeenth to the twentieth centuries. These rare paintings
are displayed in the Dilkushal Mahal, Baadi Mahal and the west wing of the Zenana
On an annual average, more than 8,00,000 visitors tour The City Palace Museum. They
are able to experience the architectural spaces and see breathtaking views of Udaipur,
the island-palaces on Lake Pichola and the mountains beyond. An Audio Service Guide
(in English, German, French and Spanish) makes the museum tour memorable and filled with
Over the last five centuries, the City Palace has been welcoming visitors
to its palaces, celebrating ancient indian festivals with pomp and dignity, marking
a confluence of the 1500 year-old royal family with the people of Mewar and the
This year two more galleries have been added with-out any charges.
The silvery showcase at 'Splendour of Silver' will put forward the grandeur of Indian royal weddings with the exquisite 'mandap' to the daily rituals including royal transport. Several unique objects such as the 'Ram Rewari' and religious items from the collection will be shown here for the first time.
Symphony of Mewar, a royal collection of musical instruments is a tribute by Shriji to the Living Heritage of Mewar. The gallery stands amidst The Zenana Mahal, The City Palace, Udaipur. It will be an exclusive preview of the musical instruments that once belonged to the Maharanas of Mewar and created magical notes for the renowned music artists. An opportunity of a life-time and a beautiful example of passion, Symphony of Mewar
More galleries like 'Wedding Tableau' 'Life Style in the Zenana Mahal', 'Costume Gallery' and 'Conservation Gallery' are in the offing and will be added soon.
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9.00 am to 4.30 pm
101 Moments Udaipur - a city unforgettable
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- Rs.250 per Adult
- Rs.100 per Child
- Special discount for indian defense services: Rs.100 per person (for serving personnel only)
- Group discount for students: Rs.100 per person
- Camera Fee: Rs.250 for all types of still/ digital/ handy cam/ mobile/ tab/ iPad/ any other device with camera
- Televisions crews/film crews are permitted to film the premises, upon securing permissions in writing and payment of special fees.
Audio guide service available at Rs.200 (optional) in English, German, French & Spanish Language
Temporary Guide/Escort Fee: Rs. 600.00
(on possession of a valid guiding license issued by the goverment)
For groups who have their own guide/Escort, they are requested to pay
the temproary permission fee mentioned above