The huge City
Palace, towering over the Pichola
Lake, is the largest palace complex in Rajasthan.
Construction of this palace was started by Maharana Udai Singh, the city's
founder. The main part of the palace is now preserved as a museum with a
large and varied collection. It was established in 1890 AD and is one of
the earliest museums of the state.
The museum includes the Mor Chowk with its beautiful peacocks in mosaics, the favourite Rajasthani bird. The Manak (Ruby) Mahal has glass and porcelain figures while Krishna Vilas has a remarkable collection of miniatures. Bhim Vilas has a boldly striped floor and scenes from the Radha - Krishna stories are painted on the walls. In the Bari Mahal, there is a fine central garden. 'More' paintings can be seen in the Zanana Mahal. The Moti Mahal has beautiful mirror work and the Chini Mahal is covered in ornamental tiles. The museum has the armour of Maharana Pratap and the drums and bugles of the ruler of Mewar, Rana Sanga.
Enter the City Palace through the Ganesh Deori, which leads to the Raj Angan or Royal Courtyard.
Timing: 9.30 am to 4.30 pm