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The Maharana of Mewar Charitable Foundation (MMCF), Udaipur was instituted to serve and assist each and every individual to realise a special status in the hierarchy of God's creation, and to serve as a temple of inspiration to future generations. The Foundation was founded upon principles of trusteeship, which are its underlying structure and strengt...

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Maharana Mewar Research Institute

Maharana Mewar Research Institute

Maharana Mewar Research Institute

Invaluable archival material is stored in the basement of the Maharana Mewar Research Institute and funds are being targeted for its long-term preservation. A plan is underway to modernise the interior of the Institute and have the archives catalogued and digitised. 

The present custodian of the House of Mewar donated his historical collection to the institute. This is a significant resource for research scholars and academicians and some have even accessed these archives as prime material for their research work.

As part of the background research for the MMCF - Getty Project, about 250 maps and 15 sets of Bahidas (daily records of the Mewar rulers handwritten in Mewari language) in the Maharana Mewar Research Institute have been digitised, interpreted and studied in great detail.

Relevant historical texts narrating the historical development of the palace form were used to outline the major phases for the evolution of the The City Palace.

A few maps recording the changes made in the palace during the last century have been useful in revealing the history of repair and alteration up to the present day.

The maps and manuscripts also revealed the changes in the surrounding geographical context of the hills and the lake with time.

These maps and manuscripts are invaluable resources on the art, architecture, history, administration and culture of Mewar.

MAHARANA MEWAR SPECIAL LIBRARY

"To conserve and preserve our heritage is a challenge for those of us who wish to learn and meaningfully benefit from the past.......The Maharana Mewar Special Library at the City Palace, Udaipur, is yet another example of our long-term commitment and dedication to conserve and preserve our collective heritage."

- Shriji Arvind Singh Mewar of Udaipur, the 76th. custodian House of Mewar

The Maharana Mewar Special Library is a modern facility situated in the The City Palace which houses a unique collection of manuscripts and tamrapatras, paintings and illustrations, books, maps and almanacs, collected by several generations of the royal family of Mewar.
 

Discreetly positioned under the Tripoliya Gate and The City Palace Museum, it provides an ideal abode of tranquility and peace for the pursuit of serious learning.

Keeping with the needs and demands of the present day, the library has been professionally catalogued through extensive computerisation and accurate documentation using the latest library software.

To assist national and international scholars, students, and the general public, we have provided a comprehensive search facility which will enable one to access and acquire the contents online.

Publications

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    Mewar Vanshiya Paramparik Avam Atyadhunik Sawariyen
    Vikram Samva: 2067-68

    Theme : Mewar Dynasty's Traditional And State of The Art Modes of Transportation

    Year : 2011

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    Mewar Ke Paramparik Pan Ke Beede
    Vikram Samva: 2066-67

    Theme : Traditional Rolled Betel Leaf of Mewar Used on Different Occasions

    Year : 2010

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    Udaipur Rajmahal Ki Dyodia, Darwaje Avam Pol
    Vikram Samva: 2065-66

    Theme : The Various Gates, Pols And Darwaja's In The City Palace Complex Udaipur

    Year : 2009

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    Mewar Rajgharane Ke Upyog Me Ane Wale Tamjam, Tathat Avam Myane
    Vikram Samva: 2064-65

    Theme : Carry Chairs And Palanquins Used By The Royal Family of Mewar

    Year : 2008

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    Shriji Hujur Arvind Singh Ji Mewar
    Vikram Samva: 2061-62

    Theme : Shriji Arvind Singh Mewar,the 76th custodian & the house of mewar.

    Year : 2005

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    Sisodia Vansh Ke Kuldevta Nav Grahpati Shri Surya Narayan
    Vikram Samva: 2060-61

    Theme : The Prominent Shiva Temples Under Shree Eklingjj Trust

    Year : 2004

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    Shiv May Samahit Shaktia
    Vikram Samva: 2059-60

    Theme : Depicting the power of shiva in form

    Year : 2003

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    Sisodia Vansh Kay Kuldevta Nav Grahpati Shri Surya Narayan
    Vikram Samva: 2058-59

    Theme : Family deity of the Sisodia dynasty

    Year : 2002

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    Mewar Adhipati Parmeshwar Ji Maharaj Shri Eklingji
    Vikram Samva: 2057-58

    Theme : Shri Ekingji

    Year : 2001

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    Vansh Vriksh
    Vikram Samva: 2056-57

    Theme : Geneological tree of the House of Mewar

    Year : 2000

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    Mewar Maharanaao ki Mudraye
    Vikram Samva: 2055-56

    Theme : The coins issued from time to time by the maharanas of mewar

    Year : 1999

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    Vikram Samva: 2053-54

    Theme : Some famous warriors who fought for the independence of the country under the command of rana sanga of mewar at the battle of khanwa against baber in 1527

    Year : 1998

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    Hinduva Surya Maharana Pratap
    Vikram Samva: 2053-54

    Theme : Sun of Hindus Maharana Pratap

    Year : 1997

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    Maharana Mewar Foundation Award
    Vikram Samva: 2052-53

    Theme : Maharana of Mewar Foundation Annual Award Function With the Award Torans and Medals

    Year : 1996

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    Maharana Pratap ki Sena Me Haldighati yudh (1556-Es.) ke kuch Pramukh Yodha
    Vikram Samva: 2051-52

    Theme : Famous warriors who fought along with Maharnan Pratap at the battle of Haldighati On 18 june 1576

    Year : 1995

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    Mewar ke Tirth Dham
    Vikram Samva: 2050-51

    Theme : Pilgrimage places of Mewar (Shree Eklingji, Shree Nathji, Shree Dwarkdeesh, Shree Charbhujaji and Shree Keshariyaji)

    Year : 1994

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    Vansanukram:- Rawal Ari singh Se Maharana Vikramaditya
    Vikram Samva: 2049-50

    Theme : he custodians of the house of Mewar from Rawal Ari Singhji to Maharana Vikramaditya AD 1127 to 1536

    Year : 1993

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    Vansanukram:-Bappa Rawal Se Rawal Vijay Singh
    Vikram Samva: 2048-49

    Theme : The custodians of the house of Mewar from Bappa Rawal to Rawal Vijai Singhji AD 734 to 1107

    Year : 1992

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    Mewar Ratna
    Vikram Samva: 2047-48

    Theme : Gems of Mewar and their contribution by sacrifice, loyalty, valour, selfless service and devotion to the house of Mewar

    Year : 1991

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    Mewar Ratna
    Vikram Samva: 2046-47

    Theme : Gems of Mewar and their contribution in history, culture, and for upholding the values of the house of Mewar

    Year : 1990

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    Udaipur Rajya Mewar ke Maharana(Maharana Udaisingh ji Se Shriji Hujur Arvind Singh ji Mewar Tak)
    Vikram Samva: 2045-46

    Theme : Custodians of the house of Mewar from Maharana Udai Singhji to Shriji Arvind Singh Mewar the present custodian AD 1537 to 1984

    Year : 1989

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    Mewar Ka Rajya Chinha
    Vikram Samva: 2044-45

    Theme : Shree Eklingji (a manifestation of Shiva) Presiding diety of the house of Mewar

    Year : 1988

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    Mewar Ka Rajya Chinha
    Vikram Samva: 2043-44

    Theme : Coat of Arms The house of Mewar

    Year : 1987

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    Shree Ganeshji

    Price (INR) : 30

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    Rana Pratap

    Price (INR) : 40

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    Shriji Arvind Singh Mewar of Udaipur(Poet Raghunath Kantha)

    Price (INR) : 40

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    Shriji Arvind Singh Mewar –2 (R.K.)

    Price (INR) : 40

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    Maharana Bhagwat Singh Mewar

    Price (INR) : 40

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    Holi Festival - The City Palace Complex, Udaipur

    Price (INR) : 40

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    Portrait of Maharana

    Price (INR) : 200

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    Mewar Lithographs (Set of 6 post cards)

    Price (INR) : 200

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    Tod's Annals of Mewar

    Author : Ed. C.H. Payne

    Price (INR) : 250

    Publisher : Maharana Mewar Historical Publications Trust

    Year : 2008

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    Shri Mewar Vijay Panchang

    Author : Pt. Chandra Shekhar Shastri

    Price (INR) : 25

    Publisher : Maharana Mewar Historical Publications Trust

    Year : 2008

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    Mewar Darikhane Ke Riti Rewaj Av Sanskar

    Author : Dr. Rajendranath Purohit

    Price (INR) : 400

    Publisher : Rajasthani Granthagar, Jodhpur

    Year : 2005

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    The Hero of Haldighati

    Author : Kesri Singh

    Price (INR) : 250

    Publisher : Book Treasure, Jodhpur

    Year : 2002

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    Maharana Kumbha Ki Bhartiya Sangeet Ko Den

    Author : Dr. Seema Rathod

    Price (INR) : 400

    Publisher : Rajasthani Granthagar, Jodhpur

    Year : 2002

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    Rajasthani Sahitya Me Lok Devta Pabuji

    Author : Dr.Mahipal Singh

    Price (INR) : 295

    Publisher : Himanshu Publication,Udaipur

    Year : 2001

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    Court Painting In Rajasthan

    Author : Andrew Topsfield

    Price (INR) : 1950

    Publisher : Marg Publications, Mumbai

    Year : 2000

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    Pratap gad Rajya ka ethihas

    Author : Gauri Shankar Heera Chand Ojha

    Publisher : Rajasthani Granthagar, Jodhpur

    Year : 2000

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    Dungarpur Rajya ka ethihas

    Author : Gauri Shankar Heera Chand Ojha

    Publisher : Rajasthani Granthagar, Jodhpur

    Year : 2000

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    Hindupati Maharana Sanga

    Author : Har Vilas Sarda

    Publisher : Rajasthani Granthagar, Jodhpur

    Year : 2000

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    Rajasthani Lok Sahitya

    Author : Nanu Ram Sanskrata

    Publisher : Rajasthani Granthagar, Jodhpur

    Year : 2000

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    Polo In India(A Tribute to Maharj Prem Singh)

    Author : Sarina Singh

    Publisher : Roli Books Pvt. Ltd

    Year : 2000

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    Rajasthan Ke Vegyanic

    Author : Dr. Durgadatt Ojha

    Publisher : Rajasthani Granthagar, Jodhpur

    Year : 2000

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    Mandir Shri Ambamataji Udaipur

    Author : Dr.Shrikrishna Jugnu

    Price (INR) : 35

    Publisher : Maharana Mewar Historical Publications Trust

    Year : 2000

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    Meera - Jeevan Aur Kavya (Bhag-1)

    Author : Dr. C.L. Prabhat

    Price (INR) : 500

    Publisher : Rajasthani Granthagar, Jodhpur

    Year : 1999

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    Mewar : The World"s Longest Serving Dynasty

    Author : Ian Austin

    Price (INR) : 750

    Publisher : Roli Books Pvt. Ltd.

    Year : 1999

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    Meera - Jeevan Aur Kavya (Bhag-2)

    Author : Dr. C.L. Prabhat

    Publisher : Rajasthani Granthagar, Jodhpur

    Year : 1999

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    Veer Shiromani Maharana Pratap

    Author : Dr.Gauri Shankar Heerachand Ojha

    Price (INR) : 125

    Publisher : Rajasthani Granthagar, Jodhpur

    Year : 1998

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    Banswara Rajya ka ethihas

    Author : Gauri Shankar Heera Chand Ojha

    Publisher : Rajasthani Granthagar, Jodhpur

    Year : 1998

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    Maharana Pratap Mahan Jivan Vruat Aur Krititav

    Author : Dr. Devi Lal Paliwal

    Publisher : Rajasthani Granthagar, Jodhpur

    Year : 1998

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    Maharana

    Author : Thakur Kailashdan Ujjwal

    Price (INR) : 350

    Publisher : Rajasthani Granthagar, Jodhpur

    Year : 1997

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    Maharana Pratap "The Hero of Haldighati

    Author : Kesri Singh

    Price (INR) : 250

    Publisher : Book Treasure, Jodhpur

    Year : 1996

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    The Hero of Haldighati

    Author : Kesari Singh

    Publisher : Book Treasure, Jodhpur

    Year : 1996

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    Kaljayee Mewar

    Author : Pandit.Narendra Mishra

    Price (INR) : 95

    Publisher : Rajasthani Granthagar, Jodhpur

    Year : 1996

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    History of Mewar

    Author : Brain Masters

    Publisher : Rajasthani Granthagar, Jodhpur

    Year : 1990

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    Chandra Shekhar Mahimnna Strott

    Author : Bavji Chatur Singhji

    Price (INR) : 10

    Publisher : Maharana Mewar Historical Publications Trust

    Year : 1990

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    Anubhav Prakash

    Author : Bavji Chatur Singhji

    Price (INR) : 10

    Publisher : Maharana Mewar Historical Publications Trust

    Year : 1980

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    Chatur Vachnamrutt

    Author : Bavji Chatur Singhji

    Price (INR) : 10

    Publisher : Maharana Mewar Historical Publications Trust

    Year : 1980

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    Hardya Rahsiya

    Author : Bavji Chatur Singhji

    Price (INR) : 10

    Publisher : Maharana Mewar Historical Publications Trust

    Year : 1980

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    Shree Mewar Vijay Panchang (V.S. 2065)

    Author : Pundit Chandra Shekhar Sharma

    Year : 2008-09

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    Shree Mewar Vijay Panchang (V.S. 2064)

    Author : Pundit Chandra Shekhar Sharma

    Year : 2007-08

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    Shree Mewar Vijay Panchang (V.S. 2063)

    Author : Pundit Chandra Shekhar Sharma

    Year : 2006-07

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    Shree Mewar Vijay Panchang (V.S. 2062)

    Author : Pundit Chandra Shekhar Sharma

    Year : 2005-06

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    Shree Mewar Vijay Panchang (V.S. 2061)

    Author : Pundit Bhojraj Dwivedi

    Year : 2004-05

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    Shree Mewar Vijay Panchang (V.S. 2060)

    Author : Pundit Bhojraj Dwivedi

    Year : 2003-04

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    Shree Mewar Vijay Panchang (V.S. 2059)

    Author : Pundit Sudhakar Sharma

    Year : 2002-03

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    Long Exposure – The Camera at Udaipur, 1857-1957

    Author: Pramod Kumar KG and Mrinalini Venkateswaran with contributions by S. Girikumar and Lauren Power

    Price (INR): 1999

    Year: 2014

    Publisher: Marg Publications, Mumbai

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    Vastu Uddhardhorani

    Author: Dr Shrikrishna Jugnu

    Price (INR): 150

    Year: 2008

    Publisher: Chowkhamba Krishnadas Academy, Varanasi

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    In a World of Gods and Goddesses

    Author: Indra Sharma

    Price (INR): 3000

    Year: 2001

    Publisher: Mandala Publishnig

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    Court Painting In Rajasthan

    Author: Andrew Topsfield

    Price (INR): 1950

    Year: 2000

    Publisher: Marg Publications, Mumbai

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    Udaipur :The Fabled City of Romanace

    Author: Rachna Shankar & Pankaj Rakesh

    Price (INR): 295

    Year: 1997

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    Mewar Ki Chitrakan Prampra

    Author: R.K.Vasist

    Price (INR): 300

    Year: 1984

    Publisher: Unic Traders, Jaipur

Conservation Master Plan

  • Overview Volume

    MMCF, the foundation that takes care of The City Palace Museum made an application to the Getty Foundation in Los Angeles for a conservation plan for the site and was awarded a project planning grant of 75000 USD.

    The exhaustive surveys and planning of this unique 400 years old historic monument took about two years.

    Organisations such as the National Museum, New Delhi, UNESCO India, Birla Institute of Technology at Ranchi, TVB School of Habitat Studies (now part of Indraprashta University) at New Delhi and INTACH (Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage) Udaipur Chapter were involved in participatory workshops organised during the plan preparation.

    The plan was prepared by DRONAH (Development and Research Organisation for Nature, Arts and Heritage) and its preparation involved a multidisciplinary team of professionals.

    The overarching mission of the conservation master plan is to continue the tradition of custodianship, enhance cultural significance of the City Palace and integrate sustainability into decision-making at all levels.

    The plan outlines a value based and process oriented approach, which aims to bring forth the indian perspective to the international conservation arena.

     

  • Vision and Policies

    MMCF, the foundation that takes care of The City Palace Museum made an application to the Getty Foundation in Los Angeles for a conservation plan for the site and was awarded a project planning grant of 75000 USD. 

    The exhaustive surveys and planning of this unique 400 years old historic monument took about two years.

    Organisations such as the National Museum, New Delhi, UNESCO India, Birla Institute of Technology at Ranchi, TVB School of Habitat Studies (now part of Indraprashta University) at New Delhi and INTACH (Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage) Udaipur Chapter were involved in participatory workshops organised during the plan preparation.

    The plan was prepared by DRONAH (Development and Research Organisation for Nature, Arts and Heritage) and its preparation involved a multidisciplinary team of professionals.

    The overarching mission of the conservation master plan is to continue the tradition of custodianship, enhance cultural significance of the City Palace and integrate sustainability into decision-making at all levels.

    The plan outlines a value based and process oriented approach, which aims to bring forth the indian perspective to the international conservation arena.

  • Implementation

    MMCF, the foundation that takes care of The City Palace Museum made an application to the Getty Foundation in Los Angeles for a conservation plan for the site and was awarded a project planning grant of 75000 USD. 

    The exhaustive surveys and planning of this unique 400 years old historic monument took about two years.

    Organisations such as the National Museum, New Delhi, UNESCO India, Birla Institute of Technology at Ranchi, TVB School of Habitat Studies (now part of Indraprashta University) at New Delhi and INTACH (Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage) Udaipur Chapter were involved in participatory workshops organised during the plan preparation.

    The plan was prepared by DRONAH (Development and Research Organisation for Nature, Arts and Heritage) and its preparation involved a multidisciplinary team of professionals.

    The overarching mission of the conservation master plan is to continue the tradition of custodianship, enhance cultural significance of the City Palace and integrate sustainability into decision-making at all levels.

    The plan outlines a value based and process oriented approach, which aims to bring forth the indian perspective to the international conservation arena.

Future Plans

Interpretation Plan

The proposed use of the site is based on the following primary objectives: As per the vision statement of the conservation master plan, the interpretation plan will communicate the tradition of custodianship to all the visitors, engage them in a joyous experience of the City Palace and integrate sustainability into the interpretive programs for various visitor types. The specific vision for interpretation can be aligned with the overall vision statement and can be reinstated as:

Future Plans

User Stratregy

The proposed use of the site is based on the following primary objectives:

  • The visitors will experience the City Palace as it was historically built and used - a single entity with additive layers from each era showing the architectural and social transformations of each era and its adaptive functioning as individual parts as well as a whole.
  • The museum planning will acknowledge the entire site as a museum with supporting functions. It will have a parallel focus on both the site as an architectural marvel and the collections supported by a robust interpretation plan.
Interpretation Plan
User Stratregy

Udaya

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    The Mewar Sound and Light Show

    Price (INR): 100

    To buy send your inquiry at museums@eternalmewar.in

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    Drive for ExcellenceSound and Light Show

    Price (INR): 350

    To buy send your inquiry at museums@eternalmewar.in

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    101 Moments Udaipur - a city unforgettable

    Price (INR): 550

    To buy send your inquiry at museums@eternalmewar.in

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    Rana Pratap

    Price (INR): 40

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    Shriji Arvind Singh Mewar of Udaipur(Poet Raghunath Kantha)

    Price (INR): 40

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    Shriji Arvind Singh Mewar of Udaipur – 2 (R.K.)

    Price (INR): 40

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    Shree Ganeshji

    Price (INR): 30

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    Maharana Bhagwat Singhji Mewar

    Price (INR): 40

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    Holi Festival (Nobti ri Aswari)

    Year: 2006

    Price (INR): 40

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