Call us superficial, but we’d be lying if we’d deny that we put Rajasthan on our ‘to-go’ list mainly because we wanted to shoot a single picture: the blue Queen’s Chambers at the City Palace in Udaipur (header image) – it did not disappoint.
Built over the course of 400 years, the Udaipur City Palace is arguably the biggest palace complex in all of Rajasthan. Room after room filled with gorgeous mirror work, intricate paintings and decorations ranging from Dutch tilework to stained glass windows make this ginormous complex a must-visit on any Rajasthan itinerary. We won’t be spoiling the surprises in a lengthy article here, as the fascinating history is best experienced with a walking tour trough the complex. Instead, we collected some of our favorite shots to convince you to visit.
Our word of advice: get there early. The best time to visit the Udaipur City Palace is 9:00 AM, right after its opening. Not only is the early-morning light great for pictures, you’ll also be one step ahead of the numerous tour groups that start flowing in after 9:30. When you arrive, make a beeline for the City Palace Museum first, as all the highlights are found here. Following the clearly marked directions, you’ll be lead through the palace’s most beautiful rooms, courtyards and vistas.
300 INR for non-Indian nationals
100 INR for children under 18
No additional camera fee is levied
Monday – Sunday: 9:00 am – 5:30 pm
(ticket booth closes at 4:30 pm)