A sudden trip to the venice of the east – Udaipur….Part 2

19 Sep 2010

It was the last day of my trip to Udaipur and i had two place in mind to visit before boarding the Mewar Express back to Delhi. At around 8 a.m, i left the hotel and started walking towards the Jagdish Temple through the narrow lanes of the city.

Jagdish Temple

Jagdish Temple is located at the street square also known as Jagdish chowk. The temple Indo-Aryan in architectural style was built in 1651 by Maharana Jagat Singh, who ruled Udaipur during 1628-53. The temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu (Laxmi Narayan), the preserver of the Universe. The temple walls and the towers are decorated with carvings of Vishnu, scenes from Lord Krishna’s life and figurines of nymphs or apsaras.

Jagdish Temple, Udaipur

Jagdish Temple, Udaipur

 

Carvings on the walls of Jagdish Temple

Carvings on the walls of Jagdish Temple

Carvings on the walls of Jagdish Temple

Jagdish Temple

Ghanghor Ghat

Udaipur City Palace

The City Palace is one of the most beautiful palatial structures in Udaipur. The City Palace comprises of 11 wonderful palaces, which were built by different rulers over a period of time. The palace complex has been built entirely in granite and marble. The interiors of the palace complex exhibit delicate mirror-work, marble-work, murals, wall paintings, silver-work, inlay-work and leftover of colored glass.

The complex provides a fine view of the lake and the Udaipur city from its upper terraces.

Entry Tickets....

As i entered through the main Tripolia gate, i could see the magnificent structure of City Palace depicting the  glory of the Mewar Dynasty. The feeling was unparalleled. I bought the tickets ( 4 of them ) and begun my tour to the royal City Palace.

City Palace, Udaipur

Udaipur City as seen from City Palace...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Entrance to City Palace, Udaipur

City Palace, Udaipur

Wall Painting of Lord Ganesh...

City Palace, Udaipur

City Palace, Udaipur

A fountain Inside...

Wall Painting

A look at the Lake Palace...

Exquisite

The Royal Palkis...

Vintage...

Lake Palace

Bid Adieu

The End….

12 Comments

  • Sharma Shreeniwas says:

    Nice Pics. Pictures itself speak about Art & Craft, Glory, Nature & it’s beauty etc. The write-ups just explain about one’s own view and feelings.

  • maheh semwal says:

    Good one Aditya !!!!!!!!!!

    City palace is one of the main attraction in Udaipur.

    Keep traveling , keep sharing.

  • Mukesh Bhalse says:

    Aditya,

    Very informative and interesting post. Part 2 published approx. 3.5 months after part 1 which is a long gap. In my view remaining part of a story must be published within a period of 15 days so as to keep its charm.

    Thanks.

  • Nandan says:

    We visited Udaipur in Oct last year (2010) and incidentally it was the time of ‘Ashwa Pujan’ so we attended that. We were able to watch the ceremonies done by his HH Arvind Mewar and his son. Later there was a small party and as you proceed to the party courtyard, you could meet HH Arvind Mewar for a moment. So we joined the file and had a fleeting moment with him. Some of us found time to get them clicked as well. :-) Good experience.

    City Palace is really recommended for anyone planning a visit.

  • ashok sharma says:

    marvellous photos.
    we will visit this beautiful place someday soon.

  • vinaymusafir says:

    Beautifully clicked pics.
    Cheers!

  • shashank gupta says:

    Fab trip aditya and xplained in a very beautiful way, n nice to c ur ghummar nature….. I also love travelling and xploring new places specially in himachal and uttaranchal. May be sumtym in future we xcurse togather…..

    Cheersss!!!!

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