Enjoy a full day guided tour of City Palace, the Vintage Car Museum and the old market for shopping.
What to Expect
Today you will proceed on a guided tour of the City Palace, composed of 4 major and several minor palaces that form a single façade. Its main entrance is through a triple arched gate, the Tripolia, built in 1725. The gate leads to a series of courtyards, corridors and gardens. The Rai Angan (Royal Courtyard) has a shrine, which is the oldest part of Udaipur. It is here that Udai Singh met an ascetic who suggested this site for Udaipur. The centrally located 17th century Mor Chowk (Peacock Courtyard) gets its name from inlaid glass mosaics of peacocks on its walls.
Other exotic rooms include the Krishna Vilas dedicated to the memory of a 16 year old princess' tragic suicide, the Zenana Mahal (Palace of the Queens) and the Chini Chitrasala, which has exquisite mosaics and blue and white ceramics. To the west of main gate lies Khush Mahal (Palace of Happiness) and to the south lies Shambhu Niwas, built in the 19th century. Visit Saheliyon ki Badi, Garden of Maids of Honour, comprising of ornamental fountains, a lotus pool and rose garden. It was built specially for one of the queens of Udaipur, whose dowry included 48 maids. Continue for lunch at a local popular joint and then proceed to Vintage Car Museum.
The Vintage and Classic Car collection on display at the Garden Hotel is that of the Royal House of Mewar. The luxurious lifestyle of the Maharanas also reflected in the way they travelled. The collection includes Rolls Royce, Cadillac open convertibles and rare Mercedes models to name a few. Indulge also in a shopping spree at the vibrant, sprawling markets of Udaipur. The bazaars of Udaipur display numerous arts and crafts of the region with rich influence of Mughal and Rajputana elements. Browse through the shops selling embroidered, block printed fabrics, jewellery, leather and carved wood artefacts. Pick-up at at time that suits you.
Closed for a half-day on Holi & MMCF function and for the full-day on Dhulandi.
- All transfers and sightseeing tours will be provided by an air-conditioned vehicle
- All road taxes, parking fees and fuel charges
- Entrances fees
- Bottled mineral water
- Lunch at local restaurant
- Services of local English speaking guide will be provided for sightseeing
- At present all currently applicable taxes
What's Not Included
- Expense of personal nature like tipping, laundry, and telephone/fax calls
- Alcoholic beverages, camera/video camera fee at monuments etc.