A jewel in the crown of Udaipur, the City Palace is one of the most beautiful edifices on the banks of Lake Pichola. Surely lined amongst the greatest architectural marvels ever constructed in history, the City Palace is a major tourist attraction in Udaipur. In order to preserve the heritage of Mewar and the royal family, a museum was built in the complex. Highly complimenting the architecture of the City Palace, the museum is segmented into a series of Palaces, which were built during a time span of nearly three centuries.
Amongst them, the City Palace Museum boasts of the Mardana Mahal (palace for the royal men) and Zenana Mahal (palace for the royal ladies). Decorations of the palace courtyards such as of Mor Chowk, Chini Chitrashali, Bhim Vilas, Krishan Vilas and Chandra Mahal, are captivating as well.
Also known as Pratap Museum, the City Palace Museum houses a remarkable collection of ancient sculptures, antiques and inscriptions of the bygone era. Rare Rajasthani murals, court paintings of the Mewar school, glass inlay work and artifacts add charm to the different sections of the Museum.