Here you will get list of museums in udaipur.
The fascinating history of Mewar includes various heroic tales of the blazing Rajput blood that interests innumerable individuals. For educating the present generation about past, several museums depicting commodities of related categories are set-up. An appropriate place for an outing with children or your date (only if he/she is a museum lover) *wink*! Udaipur is equipped with fine museums that act as tourist attractions as well, here is list of Udaipur museums along with their details.
List of Museums in Udaipur
City Palace Museum
City Palace was built around 400 years ago by Maharana Udai Singh II; it was the main administrative building of the King because it is situated in the heart of the city and provides a panoramic view because of it being situated on top of a hill. The Palace has now been converted into a museum that contains an ancient collection of artifacts including paintings, miniatures, atavistic quarters (belonging to the royal ladies), courtyards, pavilions, carriage and other time-worn antiques.
Timings: 9:30am to 5:30 pm, the last ticket is sold at 4:30pm.
Ticket prices: Adult – Rs250, Child – Rs100, Camera – Rs250, Guide – Rs250, Audio Guide – Rs200
Address: Near Jagdish Temple, Udaipur, Rajasthan
Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandal Museum
A museum purely dedicated to the culture, folk art, festivals and songs of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat. Paintings, masks, puppets, ritual pots, henna tattoos, wood carvings, musical instruments, rural dresses etc. are displayed in the museum. Puppet shows are presented in regular intervals at the puppet theatre present in the premises.
Ticket prices: Indian – Rs20, Foreigners – Rs35, Photo Camera – Rs20, Video Camera – Rs50
Address: Saheli Marg, Madhuban, Udaipur, Rajasthan
A Shilpgram Fest is held each year from 21 December to 31 December in which various artists from different regions showcase their art forms. Apart from the Shilpgram Fest, the place is open displaying 26 huts that contain objects depicting cultures of Rajasthan, Gujarat, Goa and Maharashtra. If you approach the local artists present in the premises, you can enjoy folk performances and dance with them on the tribal tunes.
Timings: 11am to 7pm
Ticket prices: Indian – Rs30, Foreigner – Rs50
Address: 3 km west from the main city center, Udaipur, Rajasthan
Ahar Archeological Museum
Some of the oldest sculptures dated 1700 B.C. are the main attraction of the museum, there are 19 memorials built in the area where Maharanas were cremated. There may not be a large collection of antiques but the pieces present in the museum are extremely rare, for example, Vishnu-Nag-Nathan statue, Buddha’s metal statue, earthen pots etc.
Timings: 10:00am to 5pm, Closed on Fridays
Ticket price: Rs20/each
Address: Ganapati Nagar, Udaipur, Rajasthan
Inaugurated in 2000, the museum holds vehicles owned by present and past Maharanas of Mewar. Each vehicle present in the premises is well-maintained and in a working conditions, despite of some cars being 70 years old. The collection includes Solar Power Rikshaws, 4 Rolls-Royce’s, a MG-TC convertible, 2 Cadillacs, one Vauxhall-12, a Ford-A Convertible and other pieces.
Timings: 9:00am to 5:00pm
Entry fee: 250/person
Address: Gulab Bagh Road, Opposite Sajjan Niwas Garden, Gulab Bagh, Udaipur, Rajasthan
A small museum lies in the heart of Courtyard of Maidens (Saheliyon ki Bari), you can explore various royal heritages, paintings and stuffed animals like cobra in the museum. Besides the museum don’t forget to enjoy the garden that contains various fountains, lotus pool, Marble Chattris and greenery. Another amusing fact about the garden is that each fountain produces a sound different from all the other fountains present in the premises; don’t forget to hear the sounds of each fountain.
Timings: 9:00 Am to 7:00pm
Entry fee: Rs5/each
Address: Panchwati, Udaipur, Rajasthan
If you want to study the lives of the royal families in the ancient time, you must visit this Haveli containing 138 rooms, innumerable balconies and corridors decorated with sculptures and delicate mirror-work. There are also several paintings, costumes and small pieces preserved from the classical period. You can also enjoy evening folk and cultural performances on the visit to the Haveli.
Timings: 9:00am to 6:00 pm
Ticket prices: Rs25/each, Rs100/camera
Address: Old city, Ganghor Ghat, Udaipur, Rajasthan
Inspired by the Madam Tussauds Wax Museum, a wax museum is now opened in Udaipur displaying 15 wax statues of celebrities from all around the world, including statues of Barack Obama, Mother Teresa, Sachin Tendulkar, Jackie Chan, Salman Khan, Arnold, Bruce Wills, Michael Jackson, Harry Potter, Bruce Lee, and other celebs. Other attractions are also available like Mirror Maze, 9D Action Cinema and Horror Show.
Timings: 8:00am to 9:00 pm
Ticket Prices: Wax Museum – Rs200, Horror Show – Rs100, Mirror Maze – Rs80, Combo Pack – Rs300.
Address: Sajjangarh Road, Opp. Mewargarh Hotel, Udaipur, Rajasthan
Moti Magri Museum
Situated on top of a hill, the Pearl Hill (Moti Magri) overlooks the most popular lake of Udaipur – Fateh Sagar. It is a memorial of Rajput Hero Maharana Pratap with a huge bronze statue of him riding his horse Chetak in the center of the location. The Moti Magri Museum contains various paintings and models of ancient times; main attractions are the models of the Haldi Ghati Battle and Chittorgarh fort. A light and sound show is also held every evening adding glitter to the Pearl Hill!
Timings: 7:00 am to 8:00 pm
Entry fees: Adult – Rs25, Child – Rs15
Address: Fateh Sagar Lake, Udaipur, Rajasthan
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