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The City Palace Museum

Walk through five centuries of history

Udaipur's The City Palace Museum comprises the Mardana Mahal (palace for the royal men) and The Zenana Mahal (palace for the royal ladies). Since 1969 these two palaces have been preserved and developed as The City Palace Museum, which is open to the general public.

The Museum is in fact a series of palaces, built from the seventeenth to the twentieth centuries, spatially divided into royal private areas and public zones. Each of the palaces represents unique architectural styles and materials. Rare murals on the walls and ceilings, glass inlay work, original paintings and artefacts are spread over 20,000 square metres. Weaponry, armaments and personal belongings of the rulers are on display in their original places.

Palace courtyards such as the Mor Chowk with peacocks, exquisitely created with glass inlay adoring the walls; Chini Chitrashali with 18h century Dutch and Chinese tile-work; Krishan Vilas, Bhim Vilas, Chandra Mahal and the palace garden of Baadi Mahal at the highest point of the ridge are the most frequently visited.

The Museum houses an incomparable collection of court paintings of the Mewar School that flourished from the seventeenth to the twentieth centuries. These rare paintings are displayed in the Dilkushal Mahal, Baadi Mahal and the west wing of the Zenana Mahal.

On an annual average, more than 8,00,000 visitors tour The City Palace Museum. They are able to experience the architectural spaces and see breathtaking views of Udaipur, the island-palaces on Lake Pichola and the mountains beyond. An Audio Service Guide (in English, German, French and Spanish) makes the museum tour memorable and filled with anecdotes.

Over the last five centuries, the City Palace has been welcoming visitors to its palaces, celebrating ancient indian festivals with pomp and dignity, marking a confluence of the 1500 year-old royal family with the people of Mewar and the world. 

This year two more galleries have been added with-out any charges.

The silvery showcase at 'Splendour of Silver' will put forward the grandeur of Indian royal weddings with the exquisite 'mandap' to the daily rituals including royal transport. Several unique objects such as the 'Ram Rewari' and religious items from the collection will be shown here for the first time.

Symphony of Mewar, a royal collection of musical instruments is a tribute by Shriji to the Living Heritage of Mewar. The gallery stands amidst The Zenana Mahal, The City Palace, Udaipur. It will be an exclusive preview of the musical instruments that once belonged to the Maharanas of Mewar and created magical notes for the renowned music artists. An opportunity of a life-time and a beautiful example of passion, Symphony of Mewar

More galleries like 'Wedding Tableau' 'Life Style in the Zenana Mahal', 'Costume Gallery' and 'Conservation Gallery' are in the offing and will be added soon.

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9.00 am to 9.00 pm

101 Moments Udaipur - a city unforgettable

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Entry Fee:

  • Rs.400 per Adult (age of 18 upto 60 years) {Inclusive of Camera}
  • Rs.150 per Child (age of 5 upto 18 years) {Inclusive of Camera}
  • Rs.250 per person - Special discount for indian defense services, Paramilitary, Police Forces with spouse and children, Seniour Citizens(above 60 years)(with valid identity card)(Inclusive of camera)
  • Group discount for students: Rs.150 per person (with valid identity card)(Inclusive of camera)
  • Free - Child age below 5 years (Inclusive of camera)
  • Free - Handicapped Person (Inclusive of camera)
  • Televisions crews/film crews are permitted to film the premises, upon securing permissions in writing and payment of special fees.


Audio guide service available at Rs.200 (optional) in English, German, French & Spanish Language

Temporary Guide/Escort Fee: Rs. 600.00
(on possession of a valid guiding license issued by the goverment)
For groups who have their own guide/Escort, they are requested to pay the temproary permission fee mentioned above

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