Bagore Ki Haveli
At a distance of 2 km from City Palace and 3 km from City Railway Station, Bagore Ki Haveli is an old royal building situated in front of the Lake Pichola at Gangori Ghat in Udaipur. This is one of the top places to visit in Udaipur.
Built by Amir Chand Badwa, the Chief Minister of Mewar Royal Court, it dates back to the 18th century. Maharana Shakti Singh of Bagore, who resided in the haveli, incorporated three storeys to the main structure, in 1878 AD. This ancient edifice has more than hundred rooms and displays delicate carvings and glass work. After being deserted for 50 years post-independence, the haveli was finally handed over to the West Zone Cultural Centre in 1986 for restoration. Today, the Haveli looks glorious and also houses a museum in its premises with paintings and costumes of the Royal Kings.
The interiors of the Haveli are embellished with intricate and fine mirror work. One can also see the private quarters of the royal ladies, their bath areas, dressing rooms, bed rooms, living rooms, worship rooms and recreation rooms along with a number of balconies, courtyards and corridors. The Chambers of the Royal Ladies still bear fine frescoes of the Mewari style and there are glorious coloured glass windows in some of the rooms as well as two peacocks made with coloured glass mosaics that display the superb skills of the finest craftsmanship.
In the museum, the aristocratic culture of Mewar has been portrayed. Premium mural paintings of Rajasthan designed in Mewar, along with the costumes of the royal kings and modern art are notable highlights of the museum. Exclusive things of Rajputs like jewellery boxes, dice-games, hukkas and pan boxes form the collections of the museum. The museum also displays nut crackers, hand fans, rose water sprinklers, copper vessels and other items of the erstwhile rulers. Original paintings of Mewar are displayed in the Queen's Chamber.
Dharohar is the name of a cultural event held every evening at Neem Chowk inside Bagore Ki Haveli. This event is a musical concert combining 7 traditional Rajasthani folk dances performed every day for last 10 years.
Timings: 10 AM to 5 PM
Dharohar Dance Show Timings: 7 PM to 8 PM
Entry Fee: Rs 30 for Indian, Rs. 60 for Foreigner and Rs. 50 for Camera
Dharohar Dance Show Entry: Rs. 60 for Indians and Rs. 100 for Foreigner