Most Plush Palaces in Udaipur for a Royal Retreat

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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, 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. Speaking of these charming palaces in Udaipur, these also remind us of the vibrant culture and of the city's glorious past. So choose from our elaborate list and plan a trip to visit to these prominent forts and palaces in Udaipur.

Here is the list of 9 Most Plush Palaces in Udaipur for a Royal Retreat

1. 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, almost like a fairy-tale, and it showcases the best elements of Rajput Culture and arts.

Timings: 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Entry Fees: INR 250 for Adults and INR 100 for Children

2. 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 10 for Indians and INR 80 for Foreigners

3. 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 sunset and the spacious courtyard with black and white marble tiles Is a striking feature of this architectural marvel.

Timings: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM (all days of the week)
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)

4. 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  (all days of the week)
Entry Fee: INR 400 per Person

5. 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, INR 30 for Indian Adults and Children and INR 100 and INR 50 for Foreign Adults and Children Respectively

6. 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, just 84 kms away from Udaipur. 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 few minutes each evening. Kumbalgarh is situated 82 km northwest of Udaipur by road. It is the most important fortress in Mewar after Chittaurgarh.

Timings: Monday to Saturday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Entry Fee: INR 15 for Indians and INR 200 for Foreigners 

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7. 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 the entire north India and it reverberates with tales of heroism and sacrifice. It also displays the Rajput culture and values in true sense.

Timings: 4:00 AM to 10:00 PM Other Days and 4:00 AM to 9:15 PM Tuesday
Entry Fee: INR 50 for Adults and INR 25 for Children

8. Taj Lake Palace

Taj Lake Palace

Built in 1746 by Maharana Jagat Singh II, Taj Lake Palace is possibly one of the most romantic structures of Udaipur. The palace was used as a recreation spot and pleasurable residence of the king. Boasting of 66 rooms, the grand palace has been converted into a heritage hotel and hosts tourists from all over the world.

Timings: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM (all days of the week)
Entry Fee: No Entry Fee

9. 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 artifacts 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 (all days of the week)
Entry Fee: No Entry Fee

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