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Jag Mandir Palace in Udaipur

·  Summer: March-June (23°C - 45°C)
·  Winter: December-February (3°C - 32°C)
·  Monsoon: July-September

Best time to visit:  September-March

Opening Time: 10:00 a.m.
Closing Time: 07:00 p.m.
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Udaipur is the city of regal wonders and the Jag Mandir Palace undoubtedly tops the list. Also known as Jagat Mandir Palace (after Maharana Jagat Singh who led to its completion) and Lake Garden Palace, it is actually an assemblage of many spectacular palaces and structures. Built over a span of more than 100 years (from 1551-1652), the palace stands elegantly on one of the two natural islands of Lake Pichola.

Among the most mesmerizing highlights of the palace complex, the eight huge marble elephants at the entrance in a welcoming pose instantly attract one’s attention. There is a huge royal garden dotted with trees, lawns and fountains which escalate the experience of being here. Gul Mahal, Bara Patharon ka Mahal, Kunwar Pada ka Mahal and Zenana Mahal are the stunningly beautiful palaces with rich architectural splendour. Darikhana is an open terrace adorned with marble pillars and one can also visit the museum to explore the history of the place.

Jag Mandir nowadays is an internationally renowned venue for organizing royal-style weddings and other social parties and celebrations. The complex also accommodates a heritage hotel, a restaurant and a bar. You can tirelessly savour the beauty of Lake Pichola and other nearby attractions when the whole area basks in golden glory of the setting sun and hundreds of birds and bats fill the sky.

Road: Udaipur is among the top tourist cities of Rajasthan and is connected by superlative networks of roads with the rest of India. To access the palace located in the middle of the lake, you must ride a ferry from the Bansi Ghat Jetty. Your excitement of exploring the palace would be enhanced manifold as you ride on the majestically picturesque Lake Pichola.

Railway: Udaipur City Railway Station is only about 2.5 km. from the bank of Lake Pichola. All sorts of local transport modes, including taxis, auto-rickshaws and horse-carts, can help you reach the location from the station.

Airway: Udaipur Airport is nearly 25 km. away from Lake Pichola. Hiring a taxi from the airport would be the most convenient way to reach the location.