City Palace on the banks of Lake Pichola in Udaipur, India
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The architectural wonder of Rajasthan
The City Palace in Udaipur is one of the architectural marvels of Rajasthan, located peacefully on the banks of Lake Pichola. This majestic palace is the most-visited tourist attraction of Udaipur and often distinguished as the largest palace complex in Rajasthan. Its construction began in 1559, started by Maharana Udai Singh II of the Sisodia Rajput family, but the present form of the palace is the result of subsequent additions by his successors.
Built-in granite and marble, the City Palace complex is worth admiring for its perfect blend of Medieval, European, and Chinese architecture. The several palaces in the complex stand magnificently behind the 100ft high and 801 ft long facade built exquisitely on the ridge of Lake Pichola. The complex comprises of 11 small palaces and other structures built homogeneously in its design. The exquisite work of City Palace cannot be bounded in words, so one must visit this palace to capture the real picture of it.