The City Palace, Udaipur is definitely the most Romantic and Gorgeous Palace I have seen during my travels across 6 continents.
Located on the banks of LAKE PICHOLA , UDAIPUR it rises majestically from the ghats of the lake.
One magical evening inside the palace and I witnessed it transforming into A PALACE OF GOLD.
The City Palace is the venue of a wonderful Sound and Light show every evening.
A fabulous museum within this complex of Palaces takes you back in time to 746 A.D.
A the sun sets over Udaipur, lights are turned on in sequence in the Palace.
The City Palace as it is called now is an amalgamation of many palaces, two of which are 5 Star hotels. Built over the years in sections it goes back to the 16th Century.
The current ruling family of Mewar ( Udaipur) resides within the palace even today.
The Palace of the Queens or the Zenana Mahal is the highest residential area of the palace and home to a lovely garden as well.
The gradual transformation of the palace is now visible as the setting sun lingers over the horizon. A golden glow emanates from within the palace .
Have a look.
The lights create magic
The Tripoli gate ( Three Gates) was built in 1725 and is the entry into the flamboyant palace from the busy streets of the Jagdish Temple via the Bada Pol.
It is a breathtaking moment as within seconds and right before your eyes the entire PALACE changes into a PALACE OF GOLD .
Do observe the changing colour of the sky as the sun sets and the effect the lights have on the CITY PALACE.
Pictures are Straight off the Camera.