City Palace over the lake is the biggest palace in Rajasthan. The construction of this palace was originally commenced by Maharana Udai Singh, the founder. Later on, many additions were made and integrated so well with the rest of the architecture that it was difficult to believe that it was not conceived as a whole. The palace has many balconies, towers and cupolas. The upper terraces offer a beautiful view over the lake and the city.
The main part of the palace is now converted into a museum. Among the items displayed is the Mor Chowk with beautiful mosaics of peacocks, the Manak or Ruby Mahal with glass and porcelain figures. Krishna Vilas has a remarkable collection of miniatures. Beautiful mirror work is displayed in the Moti Mahal. Other exhibits include the princely Rolls-Royces.