Jag Mandir Palace Udaipur
Jag Mandir Palace is a beautiful palace located on the southern island of Lake Pichola in Udaipur. This is among the popular tourist places in Udaipur and also one of the famous wedding places in Udaipur. Also known as Lake Garden Palace, the palace construction is credited to three Maharanas of the Sisodia Rajputs of Mewar kingdom. The construction of the palace was started in 1551 AD by Maharana Amar Singh, continued by Maharana Karan Singh (1620-1628) and finally completed by Maharana Jagat Singh I (1628-1652). It is named as Jagat Mandir in honour of Maharana Jagat Singh. The royal family used the palace as a summer resort and pleasure palace for holding parties.
History Jag Mandir Palace Udaipur
The Jag Mandir was built by Rana Karan Singh who ruled Udaipur during the years 1628 to '28. The temple was, however, developed and brought closer to its present state by the efforts of Maharana Jagat Singh I, who ruled the city during the period 1628 to 1652. It is said that the prince, his courtiers as well as his army were at the beginning given shelter in the Jag Niwas or the Lake Palace itself, but were later transferred to the premises of the Jag Mandir when the Mughal party was found to show disrespect to the rituals of the Rajputs in the palace.
How to Reach City Palace
The nearest airport is Dabok in Udaipur; from Dabok you can easily get private taxis, cabs to the Jag Mandir Palace Udaipur. If you would like to visit by train, then you can step down at Udaipur railway station, which is well connected to all the major cities of the country via regular trains. Then you can hire a private taxi up to the Palace. Also, there are frequent buses to Udaipur from all its nearby cities.
Best Time to Visit the Jag Mandir Palace
The best months to visit this beautiful city and palace are from September to March. The temperature does not go beyond 28.3 °C, and tourists can travel across the city comfortably at this time of the year.