Prepare a Short tourist leaflet about any one Palace.

How to go there?
Where to stay/ Accommodation
When to visit?
What to see?
Anything special/ Add your own points.

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City Palace of udaipur


Introduction: The city palace is in Udaipur in the state of Rajasthan. It is the largest palace complex in Rajasthan. This palace was built by Maharana Udai Singh. He belonged to the Sisodia Rajput clan. However, many kings have played their role in making the palace as royal as it appears today. The materials used for its construction are mostly granite and marble. It is situated near the Pichola Lake.

i.                     How to go there: City Palace of udaipur is well connected with rest of India. One can go to City Palace of udaipur by the way of Bus or Train:

 Bus: The State Transport Bus Services and many other private Bus Services are available from Mumbai to City Palace of udaipur .

 Train: There are many trains available which can take you to City Palace of udaipur . The most convenient is “Mumbai – City Palace of udaipur  Express”

ii.                    Where to Stay: Accommodation is no problem in City Palace of udaipur  . The Government tourist Hotels and other Big and  Small hotels are available to suit ever one’s budget.

iii.                  When to Visit:   June to October is the best time of the year to visit City Palace of udaipur  

iv.                  What to See:     The climate and scenery of City Palace of udaipur  is mind – blowing. It is a well planned construction with huge roads, parks and gardens, there are many interesting places to see like Bull Temple, Lord Ganesh Temple, Dolphin Nose, Flower Garden,  Lord Murugan Temple, Palatial Buildings, etc,.

v.                   Shopping:          Shopping in City Palace of udaipur is fun. One can buy very traditional and well as modern things from City Palace of udaipur.   City Palace of udaipur is very famous for traditional goods.   

vi.                  Anything Special As far as food is concerned City Palace of udaipur  is famous for Black tea, Idli, Vada, Sambar, Masala dosa, Idli fry, etc. The people are very culture oriented and highly intelligent. They give more importance to their education and religious aspects.


Note: Please consider The following facts about City Palace of udaipur Before writing the above leaflet. 

City Palace of udaipur

The city palace is in Udaipur in the state of Rajasthan. It is the largest palace complex in Rajasthan. This palace was built by Maharana Udai Singh. He belonged to the Sisodia Rajput clan. However, many kings have played their role in making the palace as royal as it appears today. The materials used for its construction are mostly granite and marble. It is situated near the Pichola Lake.


The palace is a great monument of India. It is of great architectural importance because of it is a combination of Medieval European and Chinese architecture. There are some important buildings in this complex. They are the embodiments of beauty and grandeur. The Gardens and fountains provide the palace the real beauty. ‘Hati Pol’, or the ‘Elephant Gate’ is the main gate to the palace.

The famous Jagadish Temple of Udaipur also situated in this palace complex. It is undoubtedly the biggest and most beautiful temple of Udaipur. It was built in 1651. It is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. On the northern side of the palace there is another important gate. It is known as ‘Bara Pol’ or the ‘Great Gate’. The period of construction of this gate is estimated to be 1600. The third gate of the palace is known as ‘Tripolia’ or the ‘triple gate’. The construction of this gate was in 1725.

Between the second and third gates there are eight carved marble arches. They were known as ‘Toranas’. It was under these ‘Torana’ the rulers were weighed against gold and silver. The value of the material used to weigh was then distributed to the poor. It was done as part of their customs that would satisfy gods. There is also small ground where elephant fights were staged. The interior of the palace is more beautiful than one thinks. There are many enclosures with luxurious apartments. There are many beautiful balconies, hanging gardens. towers and cupolas.

The ‘Chini Chitrashala’ is another important part of the palace. It is famous for its Chinese and Dutch ornamental tiles. On the Dutch tiles we see various paintings related to the Biblical stories. Some other important palaces within the complex are the Moti Mahal (Palace of Pearls), the Sheesh Mahal (Palace of Mirrors), Hawa Mahal and Bari Mahal. There is a beautiful garden near the Bari Mahal. It is built on a 90 feet high rock.

‘Raj Aangan’ or the Royal Courtyard is the oldest part of the palace. It was built in 1571. It was Maharana Udai Singh who built it. There is a Museum functioning in the Palace. Almost all the rooms of the palace have beautiful paintings, glass work, antique furniture and colourful enamel. Most of the paintings are related to royal processions, festivals and games of the Maharanas. There is a beautiful glass mosaics of peacocks.