The construction of the City Palace, Udaipur was started by Maharana Uday Singh. However, later on several additions were made to this palace by the succeeding Maharanas. Irrespective of the number of builders, the palace retains uniformity in its design. The Udaipur City Palace has a number of gates. Hati Pol, the Elephant Gate, provides you entry into the palace. Then there is the Bari Pol, the Big Gate, leading you to another gate Tripolia, the Triple gate.
City Palace of Rajasthan towers over the Pichola Lake. There are a
number of balconies, towers, etc in the palace providing with an amazing
view of the lake. One of the balconies of the palace is the Suraj
Gokhada, the balcony of the sun. Here, the Maharana used to hold public
audiences at the time of some crisis. A well-known attraction of the
fort is the Mor Chowk, the peacock square, having blue mosaic of a
peacock in glass. It adorns the wall of the square.
The palace also has a Surya Chopar, the sun square, which displays a
huge ornamental sun. Udaipur City Palace also houses a museum displaying
a rich collection of armory ranging from protective gear to a number of
weapons, including the two-pronged sword. The entry to the museum is
through Ganesh Deori, the door of Lord Ganesh. Further ahead is Rajya
Angan, the royal courtyard.
There are a number of structures within the palace complex. Some of
them are the following: