City Palace, Udaipur


The City Palace stands tall over Pichola Lake, having served as an abode for the ruling royalty. The balconies, cupolas and towers of the palace give a wonderful view of the lake and the surrounding city, the complex actually consists of four major and several minor palaces that collectively form the magnificent City Palace. Construction of the Palace was started by Maharana Udai Singh and was continued by successive Maharanas who incorporated several palaces and structures to the complex. Each palace is designed in a unique way, and decorations like mirrored tiles, paintings, glass work and ornamental tiles bring to life the opulence of the era.