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City Palace, Udaipur, India: A Journey down the pages of History!
My recent trip to Rajasthan was no less than a beautiful journey down the pages of history.
The trip started on a high note with one of the most majestic palaces in Rajasthan – Udaipur City Palace. Honestly, my words (whatever and how many so ever I use) will fall short to describe the beauty and the vastness of this palace. It’s beyond any thing that can be described in words – it’s magical, majestic, glorious, grand, splendid! Any number of adjectives will not be able to do justice to the kind of view that your eyes will witness – a living example of a grandiose and fascinating heritage that can help you explore the city’s roots and its people’s past!
Built on the banks of Lake Pichola, it is one of the architectural marvels of Rajasthan and is considered to be the largest royal palace in the state. This out of the world and magnificent palace was built in 1559 by Maharana Uday Singh. City Palace was the main seat of power, where the rulers lived and administered their kingdom from. The palace is nestled in the bosom of the Aravallis, and lies on a bed of lush green garden, Overlooking Lake Pichola, and several other historic monuments like the Lake Palace, Jag Mandir, Jagdish Temple, Monsoon Palace, etc.
City Palace comprises of 11 wonderful palaces, which were built by different rulers, but they still resemble each other. You will be in awe with the sheer glimpse of unique paintings, antique furniture and exquisite glass mirror work of the palaces. The intricate architecture of the palace has a subtle mix of Rajasthani, Mughal, Chinese and European influences and is filled with various domes, and towers.
The City Palace in Udaipur was built in a flamboyant style, and provides a panoramic view of the city and its surroundings. A beautiful mix of architectural genius and rich heritage, the City Palace of Udaipur will take you on a glorious and a beautiful trip down the pages of history. The Palace is an example of the splendour architecture of centuries ago, and it still appears to be just as majestic as it would have been in those days.
So if you are in Udaipur, you should definitely visit City Palace. Without it, your trip would certainly be incomplete!
Below is a video of City Palace:
Below are some photos:
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