Click here to skip to content

Exterior view of corner pavilions of the City Palace, Udaipur

Exterior view of corner pavilions of the City Palace, Udaipur

Photographer: Baudesson, O.S.

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1882

Shelfmark: Photo 1003/(1669)

Item number: 10031669

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of corner pavilions in the City Palace, Udaipur, taken by O.S. Baudesson in 1882, from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections . Udaipur was founded by Udai Singh (r.1567-72) as the fourth and last capital of the Mewar State, and is situated in a valley containing three lakes: Lake Pichola, the Fateh Sagar and the Umaid Sagar. The colossal City Palace is located on the east bank of Lake Pichola. It was begun by Udai Singh but dates mainly from the 17th and 18th centuries. It consists of a series of buildings faced in white plaster with steep, fortified windowless walls rising to meet tiers of balconies, towers and domed kiosks at the upper levels. This view is taken from the top of the Tripolia Gate and looks towards the north end of the mardana.

Search within this collection

Elsewhere on our websites

Newsletter

Latest events - register free online

Mobile app

For iPhone, iPad and Android

Report a Concern

What is the nature of your concern?

Report a Concern

What is the nature of your concern?

Email link to a friend

Write a brief note to accompany the email

Your friend's email address: