What are the Famous Museums in Udaipur?

The famous museums in Udaipur are City Palace Museum, Bagore Ki Haveli Museum, Maharana Pratap Museum, Shilpgram Museum, Bhartiya Lok Kala Museum, Ahar Museum and Cenotaphs, Vintage and Classic Car Museum, and Crystal Gallery.

1. Maharana Pratap Museum

The Maharana Pratap Museum, also known as the Haldighati museum, is located in the historic site of Udaipur. ‘Haldighati’ refers to the great battle of Haldighati where Mewars and Mughals fought. It is a must-visit museum if you are a history enthusiast. It would be right to call this place the land of history, sacrifice, and courage. You will get all information about the Mewar king Maharana Pratap who bravely fought the Mughals. Besides the exhibits, they host a ‘light and sound’ show in the evenings every day.

  • Open from 08:00 am to 06:00 pm on all days.
  • It is 40 km away from Udaipur. From the city centre, it takes one hour to reach.
  • The entry fee is Rs.20 for Indians and Rs. 50 for foreigners.
  • The ticket to the light and sound show is Rs. 35.

2. Shilpgram Museum

The Shilpgram (Artisan’s Village) Museum is a museum dedicated to the arts and crafts of rural India. A key aim of the organisation is to raise public awareness about Rajasthan’s rural arts and artefacts. The museum is a 70-acre empty map—rural huts are scattered around the 70-acre property. Each one depicts the ethnicity of the locals through art. There are more than 400 huts to explore in this museum—a one-of-a-kind experience that requires a lot of walking. I believe this location is ideal for a solo traveller for this reason.

  • Open from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm.
  • The entry fee for Indians is Rs. 30.
  • The entry fee for foreigners is Rs. 50.

3. City Palace Museum

Among all of Udaipur’s museums, the City Palace museum is the busiest. This museum is a must-see when visiting the safest city, Udaipur. The ground floor of Zenana Mahal (Queen Palace) of the City Palace is turned into a museum. It embodies royal items, galleries of weapons, paintings, portraits, vessels, and urns.

  • The entry fee is Rs. 330.
  • It opens Monday to Sunday from 09:30 am to 05:30 pm.
  • They charge Rs. 250 for the ordinary camera and Rs. 500 for the video camera.

4. Bhartiya Lok Kala Museum

The Bhartiya Lok Kala Museum includes a one-of-a-kind collection of traditional artefacts, jewellery, decorations, costumes, folk musical instruments, masks, miniature paintings, icons of local deities, a history of Mewari turbans, antiques, and crafts collected over a 65-year period. The museum also hosts puppet and folk dance shows. 

  • Open from 09:00 am to 06:00 pm
  • The entrance fee is Rs. 20 for Indians and Rs. 35 for foreigners.
  • Charges for an ordinary camera and video camera are Rs. 10 and Rs. 50.
  • The ticket to the special show is between Rs. 25 to Rs. 40 for Indians.
  • For foreigners, it ranges from Rs. 40 to Rs. 60.

5. Bagore Ki Haveli Museum

Bagore Ki Haveli is an interesting museum and a popular tourist destination located in Udaipur. The palace turned museum is the keeper of the old architecture of Rajasthan. It is not as fancy as City Palace but worth the visit as it replicates the archaic beauty of Rajasthan. There is a small ghat where you can relax in the company of Lake Pichola. A fascinating element of Bagore Ki Haveli is the Dharohar Dance performance at night. It is an ethnic aka ritual dance accompanied by traditional music. Find here the details on the timing and tickets of this unmissable cultural experience solo travellers should have in Udaipur.

  • Open from 09:30 am to 05:30 pm every day, including weekends.
  • The entry fee for Indians is Rs. 50.
  • For foreigners, the entrance fee is Rs. 100.
  • Camera/Video costs Rs. 50.

6. Vintage and Classic Car Museum

The Vintage and Classic Car Museum illustrates the aristocratic lifestyle of the royals by displaying their opulent automobiles. There are 20 ancient cars on display, including four original Rolls-Royces, one MG-TC convertible, two 1939 Cadillacs, one Ford-A Convertible, one 1936 Vauxhall-12, rare Mercedes models, and some solar-powered rickshaws. You’ll be surprised to learn that a 1934 Rolls Royce was featured in the James Bond film Octopussy. One of the two Cadillac convertibles escorted British Queen Elizabeth to the airport in 1961.

  • Open from 09:00 am to 09:00 pm.
  • The cost of admission is Rs. 250.
  • It is 400 m away from Lake Palace road.

7. Crystal Gallery

The crystal gallery, located on the second floor of the Fateh Palace main auditorium, is a fascinating museum to visit in Udaipur. It features 600 untouched, one-of-a-kind crystals on exhibit. The crystal objects were brought in from all across the world. You will find objects such as a dining table, mirrored tabletops, lamps, footstool, crockery set, washing bowls, a sofa set, bed—all in crystal. Gorgeous!

  • Open from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm.
  • The entry fee is Rs. 700 for adults.

8. Ahar Museum and Cenotaphs

The district of Ahar in Rajasthan has two astonishing sites to please the travellers from the world-cenotaph museum and an archaeological museum. Cenotaph museum is a group of temples made of pillars and a dome. The Mewar king Maharana Sangram Singh and his 21 wives are buried here. 

On the other hand, the government established the archaeological museum to conserve ancient artifacts excavated. This museum has an exceptional collection of antiques dating from the 10th century—earthen pots, iron objects, terracotta toys, pottery shards, and a massive earthen pot. Above all, the museum exhibits some of the finest ancient antiquities. Although the museum doesn’t have a lot of exhibits, the oddities are well worth viewing. 

  • Cenotaph museum is open from 06.00 am to 06.00 pm. The ticket to the museum is Rs. 3 only.
  • The archaeological museum is open from 10:00 am to 04:30 pm. It is closed on Fridays, and the ticket is Rs. 20.

So, these are some famous museums in Udaipur that you shouldn’t miss! Click here to see more of the Udaipur museums.


An introverted blogger who is looking to make unforgettable solo travel memories with one short life.

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