Thursday, August 8, 2013

City Palace, Udaipur

City Palace in Udaipur is a palace complex comprising of several palaces on the banks of Lake Pichola. The construction of this beautiful palace was initiated by Maharana Udai Singh in 1559 and his successors added new sections over a period of around 300 years. 



The architecture of this classic palace is a fusion of Rajasthani, Mughal, Medieval and European styles. The series of palaces packed in the city palace complex has a exquisite facade measuring 244 meters in length and 30.4 meters in height.




It has been built using granite and marble. The interiors of the palace is best known for  delicate mirror-work, marble-work, murals, wall paintings and inlay-work. Some of the important structures in this complex are Suraj Gokhda, the Mor-chowk, the Dilkhush Mahal, the Surya Chopar, the Sheesh Mahal, the Moti Mahal, the Krishna Vilas, the Amar Vilas.



The entire complex is the property of the Mewar royal family and a number of trusts take care of the running and maintenance of the structures. The complex provides a fine view of the lake and the Lake Palace.


46 comments:

P.N. Subramanian said...

Nice pictures. There is a huge silver vessel for storing water from Ganges kept here.

Ranjana's craft blog said...

Awesome!

R Sudhir Kumar said...

Oh ! This is lovely. Nicely written and photographed too.

Our photos said...

Beautiful photos!

R Niranjan Das said...

Beautiful post on the magnificent palace.

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Kiran palwasha said...

I have always been listening about Indian beautiful heritage palaces. There is no doubt this one is just magnificent. Thanks for the share.

Panchali said...

Your pics made me nostalgic, Rajesh. I have spent many years in Udaipur-the city of Lakes. Lovely shots!!

Nortehanon said...

Beautiful place, Rajesh.

OurJaipur.Com said...

Nice Post.

George said...

This looks like a marvelous place to visit. The architecture is beautiful. I"m glad there are trusts to maintain this wonderful palace complex.

Jim said...

Beautiful architecture.

Sandy Carlson said...

We do not live in isolation, that's for sure!

sylvia kirkwood said...

Lovely skies and the perfect backdrop for the beautiful city palace! Marvelous captures as always, Rajesh! Thank you for sharing. Hope you and your family have a lovely weekend!! Enjoy!!

sceneoftranquility said...

Classic,a palace which grew with time.

DeniseinVA said...

Another magnificent place you have shown us today. Wonderful photos!

Jeevan said...

The palace sounds interesting with several palaces within. Simply marvelous! Liked the view on lake :)

Leovi said...

Yes, wonderful place to enjoy, magnificent palace, beautiful photos!

acreativeharbor.com said...

More beautiful places and wonderful photos ~ thanks, carol, xo

Carver said...

That's a very beautiful palace.

TexWisGirl said...

it is impressive. i like the crest above the entryway.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Unbelievably intricate architectural design here Rajesh, it reminds me of one particular chateau that we saw in Versailles that was made up of several styles, incredible. Beautifully shown here.

Fun60 said...

Very impressive buildings. Those marble carvings must be a wonder to see.

HansHB said...

Great reflections!

'Tsuki said...

Wow the view from up there is so impressive... Thanks for this lovely visit in your compagny : you are a precious guide.

Audrey said...

Superbe !

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Glorious architecture... that shield over the door is impressive.

Gemma Wiseman said...

An exquisite palace complex. Love all the levels of detail especially in the first photo.

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

The palace is gorgeous!

sylvia kirkwood said...

Beautiful, impressive place and a wonderful capture as always, Rajesh! Hope you and your family are enjoying the weekend!!

Rajesh said...

Thank you for appreciating the magnificent palace.

MyMaracas said...

It is a feast for the eyes

RNSANE said...

I should have visited this last year during my five months of living in Jaipur. My budget just didn't allow enough travel.

What a beautiful place it is. I probably will never see it...though I am going back to Jaipur on Friday for a five day stay. Have so many friends there. I'll be at the Umaid Mahal, the lovely heritage hotel that I love.

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Magical Mystical Teacher said...

I like the scene with the people milling about. They add life to the building!

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Shirley said...

Incredible architectural detail on this palace!

Debbie Taillieu said...

Amazing and interesting!

Jeanne Baney said...

Oh my goodness! That last photo really speaks volumes about the location. Gorgeous!

Gillena Cox said...

delightful; have a happy Tuesday

much love...

acreativeharbor.com said...

Beautiful photography of a very impressive place, thanks, carol, xo

Kim Hkiss said...

Wow this is grandeur! Beautiful!

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Tomichan Matheikal said...

I would like to visit Udaipur once again. Thanks for motivating. The last time I visited was more than ten years ago.

Lancelot Quadras said...

These places are bound to be visited at least once in a lifetime... :)

Maniparna Sengupta Majumder said...

Nice shots..

Bhavani Nandan said...

Beautiful!!!

Abhijit Ray said...

Nice pictures. Rajasthani forts always fascinate me. History is so near and it is so real. People lived here, fought battles, as early as 300 - 500 years before.

Mahesh Divya said...

Two months back I was there , thanks for refreshing the memories.

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

Fascinating :)