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Maharana : The Story of the Rulers of Udaipur

Posted by on Friday, October 4th, 2013

Walk across Rajasthan and you’d know instantly that there are and have been many maharajas in Rajasthan. But Maharana? Well, there can only be one. And that is the Maharana of Udaipur. Brian Masters has crafted out a fascinating narrative of the 1500-year old traditions of Udaipur and valour of the dynasty’s Maharana. …[Read More]

A silent movie that has made so much noise. Over centuries and across continents.

Posted by on Thursday, September 26th, 2013

A timeless love saga that climaxes as a reunion of true love and ropes in the passion of gambling and the strings attached. ‘A Throw of Dice’ is a silent film that dates back to 1929 and is based on the pivotal gambling episode of the famous Indian epic, ‘The Mahabharata’. …[Read More]

Salute to the ability beyond disability

Posted by on Thursday, September 19th, 2013

City Palace, Mewar’s icon of sustainability, will stand tall and proud on 28th September and flag off the longest drive by a paraplegic woman across the country. The City Palace couldn’t have been more proud of the women of today for fighting against all challenges that life could throw at them. And more so, Deepa Malik for taking the bold step forward keeping all limiting circumstances at bay and helping others emerge as well. …[Read More]

Panghat – The Spa @ Gorbandh Palace

Posted by on Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

A fabled golden fort named after a decorative Rajasthani adornment, Gorbandh Palace offers authentic desert luxury. From the picturesque view of moonlit dunes to sprawling greens for those endless romantic walks, to all modern-day amenities presented in perfect Rajasthani style, Gorbandh has it all to make your experience unforgettable. And then, the exquisite Spa and Salon, Panghat. …[Read More]

Mayor of Strasbourg and Senator of Bas-Rhin in awe of City Palace, Udaipur

Posted by on Monday, September 16th, 2013

On the 11th of September, two really special guests were welcomed at the Zenana Mahal of City Palace, Udaipur. Mr. Ronald Ries, Mayor of the city of Strasbourg and Minja Yang, Senator of Bas-Rhin, were as pleased to take an elaborate tour of the City Palace Museum as the living palace was to have them amidst. Moved by the stories of bravery, the dedicated custodians and their laudable rule and the gifted heritage, they sat to pen down what they felt. Here’s what they left on the comments book, that made our day! …[Read More]

Splendour of Silver is out with a catalogue!

Posted by on Monday, September 16th, 2013

The gallery at the City Palace has sure been spreading its silvery charisma over its visitors since the launch. A repository of the much cherished artefacts and items of use from the royal house of Mewar, the Splendour of Silver is a vivid example of art, luxury and preservation. It also houses the religious items carved out in silver that were used to honour the deity at the Shree Eklingnath ji Temple. A tour through the gallery transports you to a world that leaves you awestruck and wondering if even a fraction of it is possible in today’s time! …[Read More]

There shall be health around us

Posted by on Sunday, September 15th, 2013

It cannot be denied that as we swiftly pace towards globalization and the finer aspects of urban living, there is still a large number of our tribal communities that are left unnoticed. These are people who face challenges that could stir up our own souls. And we are not talking of financial challenges or education or even food. We are talking of conditions beyond their own control. Conditions that they may have to live with. Actually, die with. …[Read More]

Jal Jhulani Ekadashi at City Palace, Udaipur

Posted by on Sunday, September 15th, 2013

After forty five days of the Krishna Janmashthami, the Jal Jhulani Gyaras will be celebrated today. The celebration begins at the Vishnu Temple at the City Palace, Udaipur followed by a Ramrewari procession of Pitambarraiji Maharaj in the evening. The devotees carry Thakur ji in a silver palki to Lake Pichola, chanting the words ‘Haathi ghoda palki, jai kanhaiya lal ki’. The procession will proceed to Rameshwar Ghat (the promenade). Here, the lord will be given a bath in the freshly arrived lake water which is considered sacred during the Shukla Paksha or the waxing phase of the moon. …[Read More]

Have you met Anurag Mehta?

Posted by on Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

A young enthusiast who literally talks to the canvas. Self-taught artist who masters the language of water colours. A man of traditions blended with the contemporary who finds his inspirations in architecture. A local of Udaipur whose first love is the City of Lakes. And his recent collection of artworks too! …[Read More]

A healthy community is all it takes to be a wealthy empire

Posted by on Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

Sir George Bernard Shaw rightly said, “Give a man health and a course to steer, and he will never stop to trouble about whether he’s happy or not.” The charitable dispensary run by MMCF that extends free medical aid to the needy round the year is a small step to ensure that the community of Mewar lives a healthy and happy life. This dispensary is housed by the City Palace, the living palace that has become an iconic example of heritage and cultural preservation. …[Read More]

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