Bagore ki Haveli in Udaipur
Once a royal house of the Maharanas of Udaipur, the 18th century Bagore ki Haveli stands graciously as a museum now on the waterfront of Lake Pichola at Gangori Ghat in the city. Built by the then prime minister of Mewar, the Haveli cum museum reflects Mewar’s aristocratic culture in the best possible way.
Housing an interesting art gallery of contemporary and folk art, numerous corridors and Mewari frescoes all around, the Bagore ki Haveli entitles itself amongst the major tourist attractions in Udaipur. However, It has never been this glorious for the royal property. After independence, the Haveli was subjected to decades of neglect and damage. It was not so early before it underwent restoration, giving it the final shape of a museum.
Its chambers still bear fine frescoes of the Mewari style. Colorful windows and glass mosaics like of a peacock in the royal quarters display the finest craftsmanship of the bygone era. Tourists on the visit to Bagore ki Haveli in Udaipur must wait for the evening performances of traditional dance and music, held in the premises.