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#1 of 361 Places To Visit in Jaipur
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address
Kanwar Nagar, Pink City, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302002, India
contact
+91-141-4088888
entry fee
130
per person for Indians
500
per person for foreign tourists
70
per person for Child
50
for Photography Fee
150
for Videography Fee
110
per person for Sr. Citizen
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timings
All days of the week
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
visit duration
1 to 3 hours

how to reach city palace

The City Palace enjoys superb connectivity with the city, and you can reach the place by a bus, taxi or auto rickshaw, depending on your starting point. This palace is 12.8 km from the Jaipur International Airport and 3.9 km from Jaipur Railway Station.

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about city palace

Located inside the old city, City Palace in Jaipur is a blend of traditional Rajput and Mughal architecture bound to leave you awestruck. A vast palace complex that occupies nearly a seventh of the Pink City, this palace was originally built by Maharaja Jai Singh II in 1932. Today, City Palace is known for housing the Chandra Mahal and the Mubarak Mahal, apart from the series of courtyards, sprawling gardens and buildings that populate the complex.

One step into the City Palace and the magnificent architecture and huge gardens take you to the eras of Rajas and Maharajas. From the richly decorated gateways to the fascination that awaits you at each of the museums, the place makes for an exciting time.  At the Mubarak Mahal, you can see the variety of textiles and the lush garments the Maharajas of Jaipur used to wear. From Sanganeri Block Prints to exquisite Kashmiri Pashminas, you can see it all here. The most fascinating amongst these costumes are perhaps the ones of Sawai Madhosingh I, who weighed about 250 kg and still managed to have 108 wives!

The next stop on your adventure in the City Palace will probably be the Chandra Mahal, which can be called the most magnificent structure in the whole building, without a doubt! With seven floors that have their own unique names, the building houses some of the finest paintings, floral decorations and mirror work art that you would have set your eyes on.

Only the ground floor of the Chandra Mahal is accessible as the descendants of the royal family still reside in the rest of the building.  Other notable places inside the complex include the two sterling silver vessels in the Diwan-I-Khas, which are the largest vessels in the world, weaponry display at the Maharani Palace and the Baggi Khana, a museum of the Maharaja's rides.

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15 City Palace reviews
Ritu Singh
Ritu Singh
City Palace
Jun 30 2014
I saw this palace and it reminded me of the movie sets. It was so wonderful and big that one could easily fall for it. the palace was very beautiful and the interiors described the status of the royals. There were many articles of silver decorated i ...... read more
Vidyashankar Yadav
Vidyashankar Yadav
Royal Tour of Palace
Jun 29 2014
I visited this place with my friends.It is amazing how all was kept in such great preservation .It's just a mind doubt tour to be at city palace Jaipur.I don't like any other much as i like city palace because architecture, textures, doors, windows, ...... read more
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