Former seat of Maharaja of Jaipur, City Palace is known for its Chandra Mahal and Mubarak Mahal. The palace was built by Sawai Jai Singh II sometime between 1729 and 1732. Chandra Mahal still serves as a residence for a royal family, but some part of it has been converted into a museum. Right from palaces to temples inside City Palace, nothing fails to captivate.
A complex of courtyards, gardens and buildings, the impressive City Palace is right in the centre of the Old City. The outer wall was built by Jai Singh II, but within it the palace has been enlarged and adapted over the centuries. There are palace buildings from different eras, some dating from the early 20th century. It is a striking blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture.
The facade itself is designed with acute and detailed handiwork and showcases a blend of Mughal and Rajput architecture styles. The outer wall was built by Jai Singh II, however, the palace itself has been subjected to various changes over the course of time, with some of them even belonging to the early 20th century. The City Palace has three gates, out of which the Virendra Pol and Udai Pol are open to the public.
How To Reach City Palace:
You can easily reach the City Palace from any part of Jaipur, as various modes of transportation such as auto rickshaw, taxi or public bus are quite frequently available to this destination. You can also book cabs from any point in the city.
Highlights of City Palace Jaipur: Chandra Mahal, Mubarak Mahal, Diwan-i-khas, Pritam Niwas Chowk, Maharani Palace, Govind Ji Palace and Bhaggi Khana
Entry fee: INR 75 per person (for Indians) | INR 300 per person (Foreigners)
Timings: 9:30 am to 5:00 pm