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Unbelievable Udaipur!

The Palace City!

Crystal Gallery

This is probably the single largest private collection of crystal in the world. The Crystal Gallery located in the Fateh Prakash Palace boasts of an exquisite collection of European crystal cut-glass furniture, vases and mirrors dating back to the 1870. The gallery also houses perfume hookahs, fountains, bottles, furniture, crockery and cutlery and the only crystal bed in the world.

Sahelion-ki-Bari Gardens

On the eastern banks of Lake FatehSagar is Sahelion-ki-Bari – the garden for the maids of honour of the queen, built by MaharanaSangram Singh in the mid-eighteenth century. The garden has four pools ornate with delicately chiselled kiosks and elephants made of marble. Surrounded by beautiful fountains, the garden has a lotus pool, a sitting room decorated with paintings and glass mosaics.


Vintage & Classic Car Museum

There are 20 odd cars on display- from the 1930s to models from the 1960s.For automobile junkies, it can be overwhelming to watch the Maharaja’s gleaming collection which include grand limousines, magnificent Rolls Royce, Cadillac open convertibles, rare Mercedes models, a 1936 Vauxhall, and a 1937 Opel which belonged to the House of Mewar, all of which are still in perfect condition. Some of the cars are truly unique- like the Rolls Royce converted into a jeep for hunting expeditions.

Jagdish Temple

Built by Maharaja Jagat Singh, the temple is dedicated to Lord Jagannath (an avatar of Vishnu) whose black statue has ruled here since the 17th century. A brass image of Garuda is in a shrinein front of the temple. The magnificent Mandi flaunts an 80-ft-high-spire, richly decorated with friezes of apsarasand elephants.

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