Photographs from Udaipur in Rajasthan

After visiting Bhuj in Gujarat, we travelled to Udaipur in Rajasthan. There, we visited the Udaipur City Palace, Bagore Ki Haveli Museum, Jagdish Temple and went up the top of a mountain to view the sunset and the city. Here are some photos from Udaipur.

Udaipur | Water Reflection | Black and White | Travel Photography | PritishSocial
Fell in love with this beautiful water reflection we witnessed in Udaipur before entering the City Palace for a tour.

Udaipur City Palace Rear Side | Travel Photoraphy | PritishSocial

City Palace boasts of the wonderful blend of Medieval, European and Chinese Architecture. The Palace has various towers, domes and arches, which add to the flavor of heritage site. Towering on the banks of Pichola Lake, City Palace is truly a feast to the eyes. City Palace is a marvelous assortment of courtyards, pavilions, terraces, corridors, rooms and hanging gardens. Encircled by fortifications, this imposing Palace is wholly built in granite and marble

Back Door | Udaipur City Palace | Travel Photoraphy | PritishSocial
When I was taking this photo, men behind this door were staring at me. I do not know if it was because of my travel beanie and/or me taking a photograph
Back Side Door Old Beautiful Door | Udaipur City Palace | Travel Photoraphy | PritishSocial
As we entered the Udaipur City Palace, I noticed this on the right. I have a weakness for glass behind doors too and that is why this was captivating
Back Side of Udaipur City Palace | Travel Photoraphy | PritishSocial
This end of the Udaipur City Palace was so quiet because the door next to me led the way to the museum. So people were far more interested to visit the museum. This was quite and beautiful too.

The main part of the palace is now preserved as a museum displaying a large and diverse array of artefacts. The City Palace museum is entered through the Ganesh Deori meaning the door of Lord Ganesh. This leads to the Rajya Angan, the royal courtyard which is the very spot where Maharana Udai Singh met the sage who told him to found a city here. An armoury museum exhibits a huge collection of protective gear and weapons including the lethal two-pronged sword. The rooms of the palace are superbly decorated with mirrors, tiles and paintings. Manak Mahal or the Ruby palace has a lovely collection of glass and mirror work while Krishna Vilas display a rich collection of miniature paintings. Moti Mahal or the Pearl palace has beautiful mirror work and the Chini Mahal has ornamental tiles all over. The Surya Chopar or the Sun Square depicts a huge ornamental sun symbolising the sun dynasty to which the Mewar dynasty belongs. The Bari Mahal is a central garden with a magnificent view of the city. Some more beautiful paintings can be seen in the Zenana Mahal or the ladies chamber, which leads to Lakshmi Chowk, a beautiful white pavilion.

Door | Udaipur City Palace | Travel Photoraphy | PritishSocial
I love these old doors
Entry to Udaipur City Palace | Travel Photoraphy | PritishSocial
I loved the big door to the entrance. This is how cars enter the Palace. FYI, the car parking fee is Rs 150/- in case you want to park your car inside the Palace. If you want to save that money, park it outside the Palace.
Fountain | Udaipur Holiday | Travel Photo | PritishSocial
I loved the design of this water fountain and the area surrounded by plants. Loved the detail.
Garden | Udaipur Holiday | Travel Photo | PritishSocial.JPG
I loved this garden. It has been built and maintained very well. Many years back, I too had a big garden at home and watered the plants and took care of it well.
Udaipur City Palace | Travel Photoraphy | PritishSocial
City Palace comprises 11 wonderful palaces, which were built by different rulers still they resemble each other. With the sheer glimpse of unique paintings, antique furniture and exquisite glass mirror & ornamental tiles work of these palaces, you will get amazed. Manak Mahal (Ruby Palace) has figures of crystal and porcelain. However, Bhim Vilas flaunts a fabulous collection of miniature paintings depicting the real life stories of Radha-Krishna.
Udaipur City Palace Architecture | Travel Photoraphy | PritishSocial
One of the entrances of the Udaipur City Palace. Beautiful Arch and Architecture.
Wall Art | Udaipur Holiday | Travel Photo | PritishSocial
I loved capturing this moment as one traveller was taking a photograph and the other was watching him. Directional Photography!
Alley | Udaipur | Street Travel Photography | PritishSocial
If you follow my blogs, you will notice that I love quiet alleys, streets and lanes. Some of them truly have meanings or depicts something
Car Parking | Udaipur | Street Travel Photography | PritishSocial
This was the car parking area near the Jagdish Temple in Udaipur. This was about 50 metres from the temple. We were lucky to park our vehicle here considering ours was an ALTO car else we may have parked elsewhere due to lack of space. There were 2 men guarding the car parking and one of them was helping us to park in the right space.
Puppets inside Inside Bagore-ki-Haveli Museum | Udaipur Travel Photoraphy | PritishSocial
I liked the one in the middle because of the face which has a beard
Inside Bagore-ki-Haveli Museum | Udaipur Travel Photoraphy | PritishSocial
I loved this arch, window and also the view outside. This was taken at the Inside Bagore-ki-Haveli Museum which was built in the 18th century. and is right on the waterfront of Lake Pichola at Gangori Ghat.

In 1878, the Haveli made the abode to Maharana Shakti Singh of Bagore, who further incorporated three stories to the main structure. Since that time, the mansion came to be known as Bagore Ki Haveli (Mansion of Bagore). The mansion that used to serve the royalty of Mewar was left vacant for around 50 years. During this long period of desertion, the building deteriorated to an extent. In 1986, the building was handed over to the West Zone Cultural Centre (WZCC).

From the very beginning, the West Zone Cultural Centre planned to renovate the haveli into a museum. To provide this building the same royal look, experts and members of the Royal family were consulted. The Haveli was restored in its old architectural style and a museum was set up in its complex. This museum portrays the patrician culture of Mewar. It has conserved the premium mural paintings of Rajasthan designed in Mewar. The museum also displays the costumes of the royal kings and modern art.

Here, you can trace the exclusive stuff of Rajputs like jewellery boxes, dice-games, hukkas, pan boxes, nut crackers, hand fans, rose water sprinklers, copper vessels and other items of the erstwhile rulers. The Queen’s Chamber showcases fascinating original paintings of Mewar. Beautiful peacocks created with small pieces of colored glass captivate the onlooker with sheer admiration. Today, this grand building has more than 100 rooms with well-arranged balconies, terraces, courtyards and corridors.

The interiors of the Haveli are embellished with intricate and fine mirror work. While strolling in the Haveli, you can also see the private quarters of the royal ladies, their bath rooms, dressing rooms, bed rooms, living rooms, worship rooms and recreation rooms. In the evening, the haveli lightens and stages enjoyable performance of traditional dance and music of Rajasthan. The haveli looks marvelous with glowing lights in the night. Bagore Ki Haveli is a perfect place to explore the ancient architecture and life style of the royal family.

King Puppet Inside Bagore-ki-Haveli Museum | Udaipur Travel Photoraphy | PritishSocial
King Puppet Inside Bagore-ki-Haveli Museum

More Puppets Inside Bagore-ki-Haveli Museum | Udaipur Travel Photoraphy | PritishSocial

More Puppets Inside Bagore-ki-Haveli Museum | Udaipur Travel Photoraphy | PritishSocial
More Puppets Inside Bagore-ki-Haveli Museum

Raja Puppet Inside Bagore-ki-Haveli Museum | Udaipur Travel Photoraphy | PritishSocial

School Of Art | Udaipur | Street Travel Photography | PritishSocial
There are plenty of Art Schools in Udaipur. You could even enrol for art classes for short and long terms.
Soldier Puppet inside Bagore-ki-Haveli Museum | Travel Photoraphy | PritishSocial
Soldier Puppet inside Bagore-ki-Haveli Museum
Son of Puppet Maker inside Udaipur City Palace | Travel Photoraphy | PritishSocial
This kid’s father is the one who makes all the puppets for the Udaipur City Palace. His father runs many puppet shows too.
Stylish Puppet inside Udaipur City Palace | Travel Photoraphy | PritishSocial
Stylish Puppet inside Udaipur City Palace
Rooftop of Bagore-ki-Haveli Museum | Udaipur Travel Photography | PritishSocial
Bagore Ki Haveli is an ancient building that stands on the platform of Gangori Ghat in the vicinity of Pichola Lake. The splendid architecture of the mansion boasts of delicate carved work and excellent glass work. In the eighteenth century, Bagore Ki Haveli was built by Amir Chand Badwa, who was the Chief Minister at the Mewar Royal Court in earlier times. When Amar Badwa died, the building came under the possession of Mewar State.
Udaipur | Beautiful Street | Travel Photography | PritishSocial
Few roads are quite steep in Udaipur. I like this particular one which leads to Jagdish Temple
Udaipur | Lake Hotel | Travel Photoraphy | PritishSocial
Lake Palace (formerly known as Jag Niwas) is a luxury hotel, which has 83 rooms and suites featuring white marble walls. The Lake Palace is located on the island of Jag Niwas in Lake Pichola, Udaipur, India, and its natural foundation spans 4 acres (16,000 m2). The hotel operates a speed boat which transports guests to the hotel from a jetty at the City Palace. It has been voted as the most romantic hotel in India and in the world. – Wikipedia
View of Town from Udaipur City Palace | Travel Photoraphy | PritishSocial
View of Town from Bagore Ki Haveli Museum | Travel Photoraphy | PritishSocial
Udaipur City Palace | Lake Hotel | Travel Photography | PritishSocial
P.C: Prahlad Raj
Udaipur City Palace | Travel Photography | PritishSocial
P.C: Prahlad Raj
Udaipur City Palace | Travel Photography | PritishSocial
Selfie time!
Udaipur City Palace | Travel Photography | PritishSocial
My love for doors continue

Bagore Ki Haveli Museum | Travel Photography | PritishSocial

Mouse | Udaipur | Travel Photography | PritishSocial
There were several mouses inside a cage outside a temple on a mountain in Udaipur. They were so cute. This one was particularly curious and posed well for a photograph

6 Places to visit in Udaipur:

  1. Udaipur City Palace
  2. Jagdish Temple
  3. Bagore Ki Haveli Museum
  4. Pichola Lake
  5. Fateh Sagar Lake
  6. Bhartiya Lok Kala Museum

2 Places to eat in Udaipur

  1. Natraj Dining Hall and Restaurant – Must eat their Unlimited Thaali
  2. Street Food in Udaipur – Pick a street vendor, eat local breakfast in the morning, chaat in the evening and desserts in the night

Carry some medicines to ensure continual enjoyment of your holiday and not falling sick or getting diarrhoea.


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13 Comments Add yours

  1. Filled me with nostalgia from my visit to Udaipur about 3-4 years ago. The city palace was a delight, though I wish I could make it to Bagore ki Haveli. Nice photographs. Have a great day!

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    1. Pritish Soundararajan says:

      Thank you so much Animesh. Glad you liked the photographs. Which other places did you visit in Udaipur besides the Palace? Any interesting stories to share?

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  2. Lensq says:

    Comprehensive guide on Udaipur!

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    1. Pritish Soundararajan says:

      Thanks mate

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  3. arv! says:

    This is a lovely post. I like these monochrome pictures

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    1. Pritish Soundararajan says:

      Thank you so much. 😊

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  4. lifeintrips says:

    Reminded me of my trip… great pics…

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    1. Thank you so much. Glad you liked the photos and brought back some memories. Please feel free to share your photos or stories too. Would be happy to see. 😊

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  5. RahulYuvi says:

    interesting clicks but here’s a little unconventional take on Udaipur or rather a brisk journey through Udaipur with some unlisted & interesting findings !

    https://the-passport-souls.travel.blog/2017/07/10/an-unconventional-take-on-the-city-of-lakes-udaipur/

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    1. Thanks for sharing your blog Rahul. It was nice.

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      1. RahulYuvi says:

        glad that you liked it !

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