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Jagdish Temple

Jagdish Temple

Jagdish Temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu, who is believed to be the preserver of Universe. This magnificent temple is situated in the City Palace Complex of the city. The temples are considered to be the most significant and important temple in the city of Udaipur. One who is a true seeker of truth and religious peace must pay a visit to this temple which comprises of beautiful carvings and several appealing statutes. Thus, providing an atmosphere of calmness and serenity. This holy place has remained as a continuous place of worship in the beautiful city of Lakes since 1651. This holy shrine is a prominent place of tourist attraction and was initially called as the temple of Jagannath Rai but with the passage of the time the name of the temple was changed to Jagdish-ji Temple. This temple is considered to be one of the major monuments located in the city of Udaipur and has historical significance attached to it.


Jagdish Temple was built 1651 by Maharana Jagat Singh, the unique feature of the location of the temple is that several lanes taking off from many of the shehar panah (city walls) finally ends up at the temple complex. This holy temple is a marvellous example of either Maha Maru or the Maru Gujara Architecture, the walls of the shrine are decorated by beautiful and ornate carvings.  The temple is located at walking distance from the Magnificent City Palace located in the City of Lakes. The main sanctum of the temple premises comprises of an idol of the deity Lord Jagannath, in local parlance of deities like Lord Vishnu or Lord Krishna. The idols have been carved out of a single black stone, with brilliantly shinning four arms and the presence of flowers and finery adds more beauty to its charm. The temple complex also consists of four smaller shrines which have been dedicated to holy figures including Lord Ganesha, Lord Shiva, Lord Surya and Goddess Shakti. All these four shrines encircle the place where main shrine is situated. The main complex of holy shrine houses the idol of Lord Vishnu. It is believed that a -total amount of around Rs 1.5 Million (15,00,000) was spent on the construction of this beautiful and splendid temple in 1651, which used to be a large amount during those times.


  • Location: Old City, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India
  • Timings: 4:15 am to 1:00 pm; 5:15 am to 8:00 pm
  • Camera Fee: Free of Cost
  • Entry Fee: No Entry Fee
  • Availability of Guide:Both English and Hindi speaking Guides can be hired easily while exploring the City Palace Complex which will help in giving a background about the holy temple which is located in the premises of the City Palace.

Architectural Efficacy

The structure of the temple is raised on a tall terrace. A double-storey Mandapa (Hall) is attached to a double-storey saandhara (with a covered ambulatory) sanctum in the temple premises. Another story has been included within the mandapa’s pyramidal samavarna (bellroof) while there exist two more non-functional storeys in the the hollow clustered spire which is situated over the sanctum. There exists a total of 32 steps made of marble which must be climbed to reach the main place of holy shrine. The steps are intercepted by a Brass image of Garuda in the end, who is believed to be the mount (vahana) of Lord Vishnu. This serene and peaceful Jagdish temple is the perfect and most beautiful example of Hindu Iconography. The temple building comprises of three stories of hand carved stone, the steeple of the temple being 79 feet in height. Thus, making it the largest temple to be situated in the City of Udaipur.

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit Jagdish Temple is in winters that is during the months of November to February. The summers in the city like Udaipur is really hot which proves to be a roadblock in the tour. Therefore, to enjoy the festivals, glamour and charm of the City of Lakes, the temple must be visited during those months.

How to visit Jagdish Temple

Jagdish Temple is situated in the City Palace Complex which is located in the heart of the City of Udaipur. The city is well connected through various modes of transport including rail, road and airways. One can reach this holy temple by hiring Taxi Service in Udaipur provided by Get Cab India.

Places to Explore Nearby

  •  City Palace

    City Palace is a magnificent palace which is situated on the banks of Lake Pichola and is believed to be the largest royal complex in the state of Rajasthan. The stupendous palace was the main seat of power of Maharana Udai Singh and was built in the year 1559. It was the place of living of Maharana and all the affairs of the kingdom were administered from this place. Later on, the palace was made marvellous by addition of several structures by the successors. The beautiful palace is now an agglomeration of Mahals, courtyards, corridors, pavilions, terraces, rooms and hanging gardens. A museum is present in the royal palace which showcases the rich art and culture of Rajput which varies from intricate architectural designs found in Rajasthani palaces to painting rich in art and colour.

  • Lake Pichola

    Lake Pichola is the most prominent tourist attraction which is located in the heart of the city of Udaipur and is considered to be the best artificial lake in the state of Rajasthan. The lake which is known for its calm and serene surroundings is one of the oldest and largest lakes of the city and attracts a large number of tourists throughout the year. This place is no less than a heaven for those who love natural beauty. At the time of sunset, one has the feeling of the entire place being turned into gold because one can view the heritage buildings and pristine water turning gold because of the sun’s reflection. One can get romantic by just visiting this beautiful place and submerge oneself in an altogether different world which is quiet and still.

  • Bada Mahal

    Bada Mahal is an interesting structure, the existence of which dates back to the 17th century. The Mahal is considered to be the Men’s section of the Royal City Palace is known for Rajput-Mughal Architectural design. This grandeur structure is famous for its marvellous architecture and intricate designs. The Mahal is also known as the “Garden Palace” because of its perfectly manicured gardens and lawns. This place is an important place of historical significance in the city of Udaipur.

  • If you feel like visiting this spiritual place which contains vibes of holiness and serenity, then one can plan a Trip to this beautiful place by hiring Cabs in Udaipur which are hired by Get Cab India, which provides you with best-in-class comfortable cabs while ensuring proper safety of the visitor.

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