When we visit these forts, we step into the most glorious chapters of history, immersing ourselves in the opulent legacy of the Rajputs. This sentiment holds true for the forts and palaces in Udaipur, where the beauty of these historic monuments attracts visitors from all corners of the world. Exploring the Udaipur forts offers a firsthand experience of the history embedded in every corner, wall, and hallway.
One remarkable example of cultural beauty is the RK Fort, Udaipur, a stunning hotel that echoes the grandeur of the city's Maharanas and Kings. The RK Fort, Udaipur along with other impressive heritage buildings, serves as a testament to the city's history, showcasing the battles it witnessed, the enduring luxury it embraced, and, above all, the proud symbol it has become of the Rajputs and their legacy. Nestled in picturesque locations, Udaipur forts are not only a visual delight to explore but also a captivating history lesson.
Some of the most incredible of all of Udaipur forts to visit
1. City Palace
Located on the shore of the alluring Lake Pichola, the City Palace is a palace that was built in 1559 by Maharana Uday Singh to serve as his seat of power. One of the most magnificent Udaipur forts and palaces, City Palace is the largest royal monument in Rajasthan. The palace was further built upon by the Maharana’s successors, thus adding to its beauty. A lovely mix of several architectural styles such as traditional Rajputana style, Chinese architecture style, Mughal and more, City Palace, Udaipur is truly a vision.
Timings: 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
Entry fee: Rs 300 per person (for adults), Rs 100 per person (for children) and Rs 100 per person (for students)
2. RAAS Devigarh
Now a luxury hotel, RAAS Devigarh, Udaipur was originally a palace that was built in the eighteenth century in the neighbourhood of Delwara in Udaipur. Back then, Devigarh, Udaipur was the seat of the royal family. With many lovely attractions to visit nearby such as Badi Lake, Eklingji Temple, and many others, the hotel itself is a haven for people who want to relax for a while away from the city and all the noise.
Location: NH8, Near Eklingji Temple Delwara, Udaipur
Tariff: Rs 30,000 onwards (approx.) (as checked on 5th December, 2023)
3. SajjanGarh Fort
Also known as the Monsoon Palace, Sajjangarh Fort, Udaipur is another majestic fort the city is famous for. Built on a hilltop, this palace on the outskirts of the city of Udaipur offers you some of the most breathtaking views of the city landscape. Built-in 1884, Sajjangarh Fort, Udaipur is a must-visit for everyone wanting to explore the beauty and the history of the city.
Timings: 8 am – 6 pm
Entry fee: Rs 100 per person (Indian nationals) and Rs 335 per person (foreign nationals)
4. Jaisingh Garh Fort
Jaisingh Garh Fort in Udaipur is another beautiful monument that is a hotel built in the traditional Rajasthani style of architecture. Built close to popular tourist attractions such as Lake Pichola, City Palace, and many other places equally famous, Jaisinghgarh Fort in Udaipur is a famous heritage hotel, perfect for people who want to experience the royal treatment for themselves.
Location: 3, Chatrubhuj Bajrang Bali Marg, Mali Colony, Shavri Colony, Udaipur
Tariff: Rs 9000 onwards (approx.)
5. Bagore ki Haveli
An impressive palace built right on Lake Pichola, this lakeside palace is one of Udaipur’s most famous tourist attractions. The interior work of this sprawling estate is a mix of mirror work, beautiful paintings, glasswork, murals and more. These elements of the palace, combined with its charming location, have rightfully made it one of the most stunning palaces in Udaipur.
Timing: 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
Entry fee: Rs 60 per person (for Indian adults), Rs 30 per person (for Indian children), Rs 100 per person (for foreign adults) and Rs 50 per person (for foreign children)
6. Fateh Prakash Palace
Another beautiful palace built along the shores of Lake Pichola, this palace will leave you stunned by its beauty. Taking the grandeur of Rajputana luxury a notch higher, the interiors of the palace are the definition of opulence. With huge, glittering chandeliers, rich tapestries, a huge crystal artefacts collection and innumerable Rajasthani paintings lining the walls of the palace, a walk down this palace and its hallways is to experience the famous luxurious lifestyle of the Rajput royals as close as you can.
Timings: 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
Entry fee: Free admission
7. Jag Mandir Palace
Probably one of the most captivating, this palace is built on an island in Lake Pichola. Built as a palace for the royals to spend their summer days, is one of the most resplendent palaces of Udaipur. A three-storied structure, this palace, built with influences of the Mughal style of architecture, is one of the most interesting stops while exploring the sights of Udaipur. The palace complex has many beautiful buildings such as the Gul Mahal, said to be the family residence of Shah Jahan, Zenana Mahal, Bara Patharon ka Mahal and more, making a visit to this palace completely worth it.
Timings: 10 am - 6 pm
Entry fee (including boat ride ticket): Rs 325 per person (for adults) and Rs 165 per person (for children)