Palaces in Udaipur

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Udaipur is a dazzling city in Rajasthan that is famous for destination weddings due to its romantic setting and rich historical past. The city also houses majestic palaces and forts where you can step back in time and marvel at the architectural wonders. The visual feast on offer has earned it the moniker ‘The Venice of the East’. Here are a few palaces in Udaipur that you need to add to your bucket list.

City Palace

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Walk into history at this UNESCO World Heritage Site in the City of Lakes. Overlooking Lake Pichola, the vast palace complex houses mesmerising rooms like the Sheesh Mahal and Moti Mahal that dazzle its viewers. It also contains gardens, pavilions, and several hallways and chambers. There are numerous opulent rooms made of mirrors and pearls, and the complex was built over 400 years ago using white marble. The City Palace is a window into the royal past of Udaipur.

Jag Niwas

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Jag Niwas is an island palace built in the 17th century with architecture influenced by Rajput and Mughal designs. If it seems familiar to you, it might be because of the fame it received in Hollywood after serving as a filming location for Octopussy - a James Bond movie. Jag Niwas is an extension or a complex of the City Palace that is built on the artificial Lake Pichola.

Sajjangarh Monsoon Palace

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Perched on a hill, the monsoon palace looks over the city and offers the best views of all the palaces in Udaipur. In the 19th century, it served as a pleasant retreat during the monsoon season for the royal family. The best time to visit this palace is during sunset when golden hues bathe the palace walls.

Jag Mandir Palace

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Jag Mandir is another palace on Lake Pichola. It is often also referred to as the Lake Garden Palace. The palace served as a pleasure retreat for the royals in the 17th century and has stunning intricate designs made on red sandstone. One is greeted by life-size elephant statues made of marble when entering this haven. You can spend time exploring the garden courtyard, Daulat Mahal, and Gul Mahal, followed by basking in the views of the Aravalli Hills against Lake Pichola.

Unwind in luxury and sophistication after a day of touring these famous Udaipur palaces. You could also visit the various forts around the city like Kumbhalgarh and Chittorgarh. Arguably the most famous fort in Udaipur, Kumbhalgarh is known for having the longest wall in India. Parallel Hotel offers 7 different categories of rooms and a variety of in-house restaurants offering local and international delicacies. The property is equipped with modern facilities like a wellness centre and meeting rooms to cater to your needs. Indulge in world-class hospitality on your next trip to Udaipur.