City Palace, Udaipur, is a palace complex set within the town of Udaipur, Rajasthan. It was built over a amount of nearly four hundred years, with contributions from several rulers of the Mewar sept. Construction began in 1553, started by Maharana Udai Singh II of the Sisodia Rajput family as he shifted his capital from the erstwhile Chittor to the new found town of Udaipur. The palace is located on the east bank of Lake Pichola and has many palaces engineered at intervals its complicated.The City Palace in Udaipur was inbuilt a flamboyant vogue and is taken into account the biggest of its kind within the state of Rajasthan. It was built atop a hill, in a fusion of the Rajasthani and Mughal architectural designs, providing a panoramic read of town and its surroundings.
Overlooking Lake Pichola, several historic monuments like the Lake Palace, Jag Mandir, Jagdish Temple, Monsoon Palace, and Neemach Mata temple, are all in the locality of the palace complicated. Nestled within the Aravali mountain range, these landmarks are associated in popular culture with the filming of the 1983 James Bond movie Octopussy.The City Palace was built concurrently with the establishment of the Udaipur city by Maharana Udai Singh II and his successor Maharanas over a period of the next 400 years.The Maharanas lived and administered their kingdom from this palace, thereby making the palace complex an important historic landmark.The Mewar kingdom had flourished initially in Nagda (30 kilometres (19 mi) to the north of Udaipur), established in 568 AD by Guhil, the first Maharana of Mewar. In the 8th century, the capital was moved to Chittor, a hill top fort from where the Sisodias ruled for 80 years.