Bagore Ki Haveli Udaipur
Bagore Ki Haveli is an ancient building that stands on the platform of Gangori Ghat in the vicinity of Pichola Lake. The splendid architecture of Haveli has delicate carved work and excellent glass work. In the eighteenth century, the Haveli of Baghor was built by Amir Chand Badwa, who was the Chief Minister at the Mewar Royal Court in earlier times. When Amar Badwa died, this building came under the control of Mewar State.
In 1878, the mansion gave residence to Maharana Shakti Singh of Bagore, who included three stories in the main structure. Since that time, the mansion started to be known as Bagore Ki Haveli (Mansion of Bagore). The mansion serving Mewar’s princely house was lying vacant for almost 50 years. During this long period of a desert, the building has become quite deteriorating. In 1986, the building was handed over to West Zone Cultural Center (WZCC).
From the beginning, the West Region Cultural Center had planned to convert the mansion to a museum. In order to give this building the same royal form, the experts and members of the royal family were consulted. The mansion was restored in its old architecture style and a museum was established in its premises. This museum depicts the patriotic culture of Mewar. It has preserved the premium murals of Rajasthan, designed in Mewar. The museum also displays the royal kings and costumes of modern art.
Here, you can find special accessories like Rajputs like Jewelry Box, Dice-Games, Hookahs, Pan Boxes, Nuts Crackers, Hand Fans, Rose Water Sprays, copper vessels and other accessories of the erstwhile rulers. The Queen’s Chamber displays the fascinating original pictures of Mewar. Beautiful peacocks, made with small pieces of colored glass, attract visitors with sheer appreciation. Today, this magnificent building has more than 100 rooms with well-arranged balconies, terraces, courtyards, and corridors.
The interior of the mansion is decorated with complex and fine mirror work. While strolling in the mansion, you can also see the private quarters of royal women, their bath room, dressing room, bedroom, living room, worship room, and entertainment room. In the evening, Haveli performs light performances and performances of traditional dance and music of Rajasthan. The mansion looks spectacular with a flashing light at night. Bagore Ki Haveli is an ideal place to explore the ancient architecture and lifestyle of the royal family.