Udaipur hailed, as the Venice of the East and the city of lakes’, is a rich and unique repository of architectural and tangible heritage of not just Rajasthan and India but also of the world.
Adding more charm to the city comes the world’s first silver museum in Udaipur that showcases the best silver exhibits from the royal family. Silver is held sacred in traditional Hindu beliefs, which associates the beautiful white metal with the cool moon, surpassed only in importance by warm gold. The selection of unique items included in the silver gallery reflects the artistry of the silversmith and the beauty of this precious metal.
Unveiled by Arvind Singh Mewar, Chairman & Managing Trustee of Maharana of Mewar Charitable Foundation (MMCF) and 76th Custodian of the House of Mewar, the silver museum is filled with family heirlooms dating back to 743 AD.
The works on display illustrate the result of the age-old historical associations between the House of Mewar and both the Rajput courts and the Mughal establishment, as well as showcasing indigenous artisan techniques.
The nostalgic exhibit is displayed at the renowned Amar Mahal, which is located at the entrance of Zenana Mahal of City palace and said to be the inspiration for the Taj Mahal in Agra.
Immerse yourself in the history of the Maharanas of Mewar, and really get a feel for their culture and how they lived.