Famous Palaces in Udaipur, Rajasthan

Udaipur, a city steeped in timeless allure and natural beauty, invites you to uncover its secrets. In this blog, we'll lead you on a captivating tour of palaces in Udaipur, where history and architectural marvels converge. Additionally, we'll introduce you to The Sierra - By The Lake, where you can immerse yourself in princely living during your palace exploration. 

City Palace

City Palace is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Udaipur. It is a sprawling complex of palaces, courtyards, gardens and pavilions built over four centuries by the Mewar rulers. It is one of the largest palaces in Rajasthan and offers stunning views of Lake Pichola and known for its intricate carvings, beautiful murals and ornate pillars. The palace is divided into several sections, each with its own unique features. Beyond its stunning architecture, City Palace is home to a museum showcasing a remarkable array of royal treasures, including paintings, sculptures, weapons and jewellery. Within its halls, you'll find a section dedicated to the storied history of the Mewar dynasty and the palace itself. A trip to City Palace is a must for all travellers to Udaipur, an experience that should not be missed.

View of a City Palace - Udaipur
Aerial view of Taj Lake Palace - Udaipur

Lake Palace

Built in the 18th century, Lake Palace served as a summer palace for the Mewar royal family. Located on a secluded island in Lake Pichola, its site was chosen for its scenic beauty and privacy. The construction of the palace took three years, and it was completed in 1746. In the early 20th century, Lake Palace functioned as a guest house for the British Viceroy of India. However, in 1963, Taj Group of Hotels transformed it into a luxury hotel. This four-storey building, crafted from white marble, boasts 66 rooms and 18 suites, all adorned with luxurious furnishings. Additionally, the palace features several courtyards, gardens and fountains. Over the years, Lake Palace has hosted illustrious guests, including celebrities, royalty and heads of state. Today, it stands as one of the world's most iconic and sought-after hotels, inviting visitors to relish in the royal lifestyle through its opulent suites, fine dining establishments and world-class spa facilities.

Jag Mandir

Jag Mandir Palace is located on an island in Lake Pichola, Udaipur. It has garnered popularity as a tourist attraction due to its appealing architecture and historical importance. Built in the 17th century by Maharajas Amar Singh, Karan Singh, and Jagat Singh of the Mewar dynasty, the palace originally served as a summer retreat for the royal family but later hosted notable guests and dignitaries. The architecture of Jag Mandir Palace combines Rajput and Mughal elements, with a white marble exterior featuring intricate carvings and mosaics. The complex encompasses various structures, courtyards, gardens and fountains. Some notable highlights include Gul Mahal, Darikhana, Sheesh Mahal and Zenana Mahal. In addition to its historical value, the palace is a popular venue for weddings, special events and film shoots.

Pier with colorful flags by the green lake - Jag Mandir with blue sky in the background
View of Monsoon Palace Udaipur

Monsoon Palace

Monsoon Palace, also known as Sajjangarh Palace, is located on the Aravalli Hills, offering breathtaking panoramic vistas of the city. Constructed during the late 19th century under the reign of Maharana Sajjan Singh, the palace was envisioned as a place to observe monsoon clouds. This white marble palace embodies a fusion of Rajput and Mughal architectural styles. Comprising a central court with a staircase, along with various apartments and rooms, the palace stands supported by marble pillars adorned with exquisite leaf and floral designs. Today, it ranks among the city's prominent tourist attractions, celebrated for its remarkable views and distinctive architecture. Within its walls, visitors can explore the central court, apartments and rooms, as well as peruse a museum featuring artefacts from the Mewar royal family. The palace gardens, adorned with beautiful flora, offer further opportunities for enjoying scenic vistas of the city and its surroundings.

Fateh Prakash Palace


Fateh Prakash Palace stands gracefully on the eastern banks of Lake Pichola in Udaipur, Rajasthan, India. Constructed in the early 20th century under the patronage of Maharana Fateh Singh, this palace showcases a harmonious blend of Rajput and Mughal architectural influences. Its notable features include a striking white marble exterior adorned with intricate carvings and opulent interiors. Originally conceived as a venue for royal gatherings and events, Fateh Prakash Palace also served as a guest house for the British Viceroy of India. In 1961, Taj Group of Hotels transformed it into a luxury hotel. Today, it enjoys renown as one of Udaipur's favoured accommodations, celebrated for its lavish rooms, fine dining establishments and top-notch amenities. Fateh Prakash Palace is an exceptional and distinctive destination, making it a highly recommended stop for any traveller visiting Udaipur.

Inside view of Fateh Prakash Palace

After exploring these magnificent palaces, make The Sierra - By The Lake your splendid abode in Udaipur. Our hotel isn't just a place to rest, it's an oasis of comfort and indulgence. Whether you choose to unwind by the poolside or retreat to our cosy rooms, you can enjoy privacy and serenity to complement your palace explorations. Our rooftop restaurant and bar offer not only delectable cuisine but also breathtaking views of Udaipur's stunning skyline. Additionally, our hotel offers personalised services to ensure your stay is truly unforgettable. To learn more about Udaipur's lakes, read our blog.