Located inside the Fateh Prakash Palace, Crystal Gallery is the largest private collection of crystal in the world. It has the most exclusive and attractive collections of crystals. Established by Maharana Sajjan Singh who ordered the crystal collection from the Birmingham-based F&C Osler company in 1877. But he died before it arrived and all crystals remain packed in the boxes for 110 years. Crystal gallery was opened for the public in 1994 and exhibits precious crystal items brought from various parts of the world. Among its showcases includes fountains, dresses, dining table, mirrored tabletops, washing bowls, sofa set, a crystal bed and imposing jewel-encrusted carpet.
The exquisite crystal items in the gallery range from dining table, table, sofa set, washing bowl, goblet, tray, decanter, to perfume bottles, candle stands, crockery and even beds. The highlight of the gallery is a jewel studded carpet, embodying peerless class.
Flora Danica : The creation of the Flora Danica service was an immense task. It became the life’s work of one of the most gifted artists of the late 18th century, and one of the greatest porcelain painters, Johann Christoph Bayer.
The Mewar Collection itself acquired from a royal household, is a revival of the old dinner service which follows the classical pearl form – a design rich in shapes of flowers and leaves, indented rims, numerous lace-like carvings and meticulous, intricate details.
Each piece is decorated with an individual and highly articulated plant – complete with flower, leaves, stem, root and fruit. With distinctive and sensitive brush strokes Bayer had carefully reproduced motifs culled from the Danish botanical encyclopedia Flora Danica. Of the original Flora Danica service delivered in 1803, 1,530 survive to the present day.
Crystal Gallery Timings : 9.00 am to 6.30 pm
Crystal Gallery Entry Fee : Rs.700 per Adult , Rs.450 per Child
By Road: Crystal Gallery is located on the shore of Lake Pichola in Fateh Sagar Palace of Udaipur city. One can easily reach here with rickshaw, local taxi, local bus or cab.
By Rail: Crystal Gallery, Udaipur is well connected through nearest Udaipur Railway station to major cities railway stations like Delhi, Agra, Mumbai, Chennai, Bikaner, Jodhpur, Jaipur, Ahmedabad.
By Air: Crystal Gallery can be reach through nearest Udaipur Airport which is well connected with regular domestic flights to Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Jodhpur and Jaipur.