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The gallant and anointed Prime Minister of the Mewar kingdom, Amar Chand Badwa had built the Bagore Ki Haveli Udaipur. The Prime Minister had served under Maharana Pratap Singh II, Raj Singh II, Ari Singh, and Hamir Singh from 1751 to 1778. The haveli was passed on to the Mewar rulers after the death of Amar Chand Badwa, they continued to bring more changes in the architecture and design of the haveli.
After some hundred years in 1878, Maharaja Shakti Singh of Bagore got possession of the Haveli, the gorgeous triple archway was constructed by him only. The haveli came to be officially known as ‘Bagore ki Haveli’ after the construction of the archway.
The government of Rajasthan had possession of the Haveli right after the independence in 1947, they did not properly maintain the place for long 40 years. After that, the government hands it over to the West Zone Cultural Centre. The officials then did their best and were able to restore the former glory of the Haveli. Most of the heritage items were being restored, but those doors and windows which after out of the reach to be restored were replaced.
Bagore Ki Haveli Udaipur showcasing wondrous and skilled architecture is home to around 138 rooms decorated with glass and mirror work. The complex has several archways, spacious corridors, and jharokhas (balconies). You can also spot beautiful water fountains in the Haveli. The inner segments of the haveli house private quarters of the queens and the royal ladies and the royalty can be witnessed through the elaborate bathrooms, recreation rooms, makeup rooms, and bedrooms.
The marvelous ‘Chamber of the Royal Ladies’ boasts fine frescoes and paintings from the bygone era.
- The puppet museum is located inside the Bagore Ki Haveli Udaipur is a good place to visit.
- You can also visit the Turban section, where you will be seeing the turbans that are worn by the people of Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, and Gujarat.
- The weapon section of the haveli has some of the finest weapons for display that were used by the royals and their armies on the battlefield.
- You can witness the entire Indian wedding through puppets and dolls, they stage each and every ceremony done in any wedding right from the beginning.
Tips for visiting
- Alcohol is strictly prohibited inside the Bagore Ki Haveli Udaipur.
- Don’t miss out on the Dharohar Dance Show, it is the highlight of the Haveli.
- Carry a water bottle with you during your visit.
Best time to visit
The best time to visit the Bagore Ki Haveli would be during the winter season. The pleasant temperature of the city allows you to enjoy your trip.
- Jagdish Temple
- City Palace
- Ambrai Ghat
- Sajjangarh Monsoon Palace
Nearby market/ shopping places
- Ghanta Ghar: This is a perfect market to purchase decorated souvenirs at quite affordable prices. You can also purchase designer jewelry from this market.
- Jagdish Temple Street: This market is famous for journals and diaries made of camel leather. You will find various decorative items in this market.
- City Palace Street: The market offers a wide range of handicrafts and embroidered bags at a very reasonable price.
- The Lake View Hotel, On Lake Pichola
- Gangaur Palace Udaipur
- Udaigarh Udaipur
- Hotel Aashiya Haveli
Interesting Facts About Bagore ki Haveli
- The haveli was under the possession of the Royal family until the independence in 1947, after that government of Rajasthan took control of the place.
- It was Maharaja Shakti Singh of Bagore who constructed the gorgeous triple archway.
- Bagore ki Haveli is home to around 138 rooms decorated with glass and mirror work.