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Crystal Gallery

Udaipur

14.4/5(9 Ratings)

Crystal Gallery Overview

Ranked 27 of 184 sightseeing in Udaipur

Crystal Gallery displays a collection of Oslers Crystals that were ordered by Maharana Sajjan Singh from the famous manufacturers F and C Osler Company, Birmingham, England. This 129 years old gallery is home to a collection of crystals that were sourced around 1877 AD. Located in Fateh Prakash Palace, the gallery was opened to the public in 1994.

Collections of the gallery include fountains, dresses, dining table, mirrored table tops and washing bowls. Sofa sets with hand rest and frames, jewel encrusted carpet, a four-poster bed with rich hangings, tables, throne like chairs and table fountains are among the prominent highlights of the gallery.

Royal perfume and honey bottles, trays and cups, plates and champagne glasses, candle stands and coasters, all made up of glass, showcase the minute glass cutting skill.

The portraits of the former rulers of Udaipur like Maharana Pratap and others, who fought bravely and frequently challenged Akbar, are hung in the Darbar Hall. Crystal dressing tables, chairs, crockery, table fountains and the regal beds are other items put on display in the gallery.

From time-to-time, the gallery hosts royal weddings, festivals, parties and meetings. A mosaic of peacocks and the paintings, which is unique in the world, can be seen in the Dilkhush Mahal (Palace of Joy), which lies next to the gallery. Corking mirror work adorns the Moti Mahal (Pearl Palace).

In the proximity of the gallery lies the Chini Mahal that showcases ornamental tiles. A collection of miniature paintings that portray royal processions, festivals and images of former Maharanas are housed in the Krishna Vilas. A garden with twin water tanks, the Barri Mahal (Garden Palace) is another attraction near the gallery.

Taxis, local buses and rickshaws can be availed for reaching the gallery.

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What travellers are saying about Crystal Gallery

Experience scale
  • Excellent 3
  • Average 1
  • Very Good 1
  • Terrible 0
  • Poor 0
  • Below Average 0
  • Good 0
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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
Facilities available
  • Food available for purchaseFood available for purchase
  • Bathroom facilitiesBathroom facilities
  • Camera/Video allowedCamera/Video allowed
  • Wearing of shoes/footwear allowedWearing of shoes/footwear allowed

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Operating hours

Monday - Friday:
10:00 AM -7:00 PM
Saturday:
10:00 AM -7:00 PM
Sunday:
10:00 AM -7:00 PM
Public Holidays:
10:00 AM -7:00 PM
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Entry:
paid
Not Allowed:
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67% voted as clean

Reviews and Ratings

Kamal Dahiya

Kamal Dahiya5.0/5

111 reviews

Crystal gallery

Crystal gallery is situate inside city palace, photography is prohibited and entry ticket is most expensive in all india for any attracion I think.This gallery houses rare crystal that maharana sajjan singh ordered from F&C osler & co in england in 1877.The maharana died before it arrived, and all the items stayed forgotten and packed up in boxes for 110 years.You will go and enjoy this place.

Vibhuti Vora

Vibhuti Vora4.6/5

8 reviews

Not a must go place

Not a must go place, unless you love crystals and wish to know in what all forms the royal used them. The place is also very crowded, so will tell you guys do visit this place if you have money.

Rizwanuddin Rafiq

Rizwanuddin Rafiq4.3/5

2842 reviews

It was the passion of Maharana of Mewar

Crystal Gallery is situated in the most magnificent extensive and luxurious, with some of the country's biggest pendants in Durbar hall of Fateh Prakash Palace or City Palace it is also known as Minto hall. This is assumed to be the largest private collection of crystals and items made of crystals considered to be the finest glass. Maharana Sajjan Singh who was an art and nature lover, having this hobby of crystal collections and on his order these were collected from abroad and contains dinner sets, water bottles, glasses, furnitures, bowls and the only one crystal bed etc. Made this gallery a place of unique collection of crystals and it is famous around the world. It also has many tops finely engraved on crystals as every single piece is a masterpiece.Gallery's walls are decorated with the paintings and portrait of Maharanas, royal arms as it was a royal banquet and upper floor have the many viewing galleries from where royal ladies were watching the activities of Durbar now all are the part of this exclusive crystal gallery and its appearance is made more impressive, as it was the passion of Maharana of Mewar.This may be hired for conferences by the management authorities. This gallery have a wonderful Restaurant where one may have the real aristocratic taste of delicious varieties of food. Provision of guides and audio guides are also made available to acknowledge the history to the visitors and tourists.City palace museum and city palace are the major attractions for the visitors.

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Uday

Uday2.5/5

4 reviews

Earning gallery, heavy charge

Crystal gallery publicises so much that one feels like visiting but on seeing the ticket charges, the idea would be dropped by more that 50 % especially if its a family consisting more that 10 members. One goes with very high hopes but on visit, its just another lifestyle of the princely family. The garden needs to be maintained well. The charges are exorbitant. There is no control on the charges. Charging so high is not justified.

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Rudra Mandal

Rudra Mandal5.0/5

2 reviews

Exquisite collection of crystal

The entry ticket is expensive, but it is worth. I have not seen such excellent and huge collection of crystal in India. It is show casing also very nicely.

Gopal nath Tandon

Gopal nath Tandon5.0/5

32 reviews

A magnificient collection of Crystal items

The visit to Crystal gallery can be clubbed with visit to City Palace Museum. Audio guide is available at a cost. Entry ticket charges are Rs 300/- . Audio guide is charged Rs 225/-. Camera in Crystal gallery is not allowed and is to be deposited while entering.

Photos of Crystal Gallery

Crystal Gallery, Udaipur

Photo by

Sumit Kathuria

Crystal Gallery Durbar Hall
Crystal Gallery, Udaipur

Photo by

Sumit Kathuria

Crystal Gallery Durbar Hall