Beautiful Palaces in Udaipur for a Royal Retreat

List of Palaces in Udaipur

When thinking of Rajasthan, the first thing that comes to mind are the sturdy forts and plush palaces in Udaipur. Synonymous with striking architecture, elaborate design and an all-around grand vibe, (Read More) these opulent palaces in Udaipur spell splendour and grandeur in all their forms. Establishing the true nature of the Rajputana and reverberating with the Mewar culture, some of these palaces were summer resorts, some were pleasure residences and the others were just constructed to introduce the world with the sheer magic of royalty. Dotted with several monuments of historical importance, the gorgeous city of Udaipur is ideal for romantic getaways, family vacations or just a getaway with friends.

Here is the list of 8 Beautiful Palaces in Udaipur for a Royal Retreat

1. City Palace

City Palace
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One of the best architectural marvels in the state of Rajasthan, the City Palace in Udaipur is located on the banks of Lake Pichola. The grand white City Palace is a heritage building and it showcases the best elements of Rajput Culture and arts.

Timings: 9:30 AM to 5  PM
Entry Fees: INR 300 (Adults), INR 100 (Children)
Things to Do: Boating, Crystal Art Gallery, The Mewar Sound and Light Show (Extra charges applicable)
Location: Old City, Udaipur. One can take auto-rickshaws, taxis and city buses from across the city to reach City Palace.

2. Kumbhalgarh Fort

Kumbhalgarh Fort
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Kumbhalgarh Fort is a Mewar fortification on the westerly range of Aravalli Hills, in the Rajsamand District of Rajasthan in western India. It is known and popular as a World Heritage Site included in Hill Forts of Rajasthan. Occupied until the late 19th century, the fort is now open to the public and is spectacularly lit for a light show each evening. 

Timings: Monday to Saturday - 9 AM to 5 PM
Entry Fee: INR 15 (Indians) and INR 200 (Foreign tourists)
Things to Do: Light and Sound Show (tickets extra), explore Badal Mahal
Location: Kumbalgarh, Rajasthan. A two-hour drive from Udaipur along Maharana Pratap Marg

3. Chittorgarh Fort

Chittorgarh Fort
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Being one of the largest forts in India, Chittorgarh Fort is a world heritage site. The fort was previously the capital of Mewar and is now situated in Chittorgarh. It is one of the most historically important forts in entire north India and it reverberates with tales of heroism and sacrifice. It also displays the Rajput culture and values in true sense.

Timings: 4 AM to 10 PM (Wednesday to Monday) and 4 AM to 9:15 PM (Tuesday)
Entry Fee:
INR 50 for Adults and INR 25 for Children
Things to Do: Light and Sound Show (tickets extra)
Location: Chittor Fort Road, Chittorgarh. 117.5 km from Udaipur via Udaipur-Chittorgarh Rd and NH27

4. Bagore Ki Haveli

Bagore Ki Haveli

Situated in the Gangaur Ghat Marg of Udaipur in the state of Rajasthan, Bagore Ki Haveli was built in the eighteenth century on the waterfront of Lake Pichola. Boasting of over a hundred rooms, the palace boasts of mirror work, paintings and interior palace art. The Haveli also hosts cultural evenings for tourists.

Timings: 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Entry Fee: INR 60 (Indian Adults), INR 30 (Indian Children) and INR 100 (Foreign Adults), INR 50 for (Foreign Children)
Things to Do: Dharohar(Folk Dance), Puppet Show
Location: Gangori Ghat, near Lake Pichola, Udaipur

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5. Sajjangarh Palace

Sajjangarh Palace
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Also known as Monsoon Palace, Sajjangarh Palace is located at a peak Bansdara Mountain as high as about 944 m above the sea level overlooking the famous Pichola Lake. This palace is also known Monsoon Palace because it was used as summer retreat for Mewar Kings and also as a Monsoon Palace, to watch the progress of Monsoon clouds.

Timings: 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM (all days of the week)
Entry Fee: INR 100 (Indians) and INR 335 (Foreigners), INR 100 (Vehicle Entry)
Location: 11 Monsoon Colony, Sajjan Garh Road, Udaipur. 11 Km from the city centre.

6. Jag Mandir Palace

Jag Mandir Palace
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An exquisite palace placed in an estuary Island in Pichola Lake, Jag Mandir Palace offer a blissful view of the sunset and the spacious courtyard with black and white marble tiles Is a striking feature of this architectural marvel. It is lauded for its hospitality and fine dining and is an excellent place for a weekend stay with friends and family.

Timings: 10 AM to 6 PM 
Entry Fee: INR 324 for Adults and INR 165 for Children (including 1-hour boat ride), INR 225 for Adults and INR 115 for Children (including 30 min boat ride)
Things to Do: Boat Rides, Museum
Location: Pichola, Udaipur

7. Fateh Prakash Palace

Fateh Prakash Palace
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This palace of Udaipur takes Rajput grandeur to a new level. The architecture is splendid, and the layout fantastic. There are a number of corridors and a rich display of Rajasthani paintings, the presence of a large variety of crystal artefacts also indicates the King's love for it. Now, a large part of the fort has been converted into a museum and the royal crystal items take up a large part of the display.

Timings: 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Entry Fee: No Entry Fee
Things to Do: Boat Rides, visit City Palace Museum and Crystal Gallery
Location: Lake Pichola, City Complex Road, Udaipur

8. Bada Mahal

Bada Mahal
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Dating back to the 17th century, Bada Mahal is an incredible structural marvel. Constructed in Rajput-Mughal architectural style, the Mahal is considered as the Men''s section of the City Palace. The massive palace encloses beautiful garden, greenish landscaped lawns, vast courtyards, massive pillars and terraces, royal balconies, attractive fountains and royal apartments.

Timings: 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM 
Entry Fee: INR 400 per Person
Things to Do: Tour of the Palace, Walk around the garden
Location: Trident Rd, Haridas Ji Ki Magri, Shavri Colony, Udaipur

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