City Palace, Jaipur

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Overview

Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II built City Palace within a walled city. King Jai Singh founded the city of Jaipur. Palace represents a fusion of Mughal and Rajput architecture and exudes the royalty and elegance of Jaipur's pink city.

You can capture spectacular views of courtyards, palaces, gardens, and forts at this big palace in the middle of the city. It seems to be an exact embodiment of authentic culture and the glorious past of Jaipur.

The royal family still lives in the palace's private section, which is not open to visitors. Renowned architect Vidyadhar Bhattacharya and Shilpa Shastra made the walls of the city.

Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum in Mubarak Mahal portrays an exclusive collection of Benaras silk sarees, royal costumes, Pashmina(Kashmiri) shawls, and other attires with folk embroidery and Sanganeri prints.

 

History

Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh I built City Palace in 1729-1732. Due to population increase and scarcity of water, Maharaja Jai Singh decided to relocate to Amber. He summoned Vidhyadhar Bhattacharya, a famous Bengali Architect, to craft the palace in compliance with Vaastu Shastra.

 

Architecture

City Palace reflects a combination of European, Mughal, and Shilpa Shastra of Indian style. It has been designed in 'Grid Style.' Udai Pol, Jaleb Chowk, Virendra Pol, and Tripolia Gate are the four entrance gates to get in and exit. 

The palace includes patios, balconies, gardens, palaces, and temples. Jali work, inlaid ornamentations, carved marbles, and latticework decorate the palace. Distinct murals and mirrors deck up the palace. The taste of authentic Mughal style inspires this.

Attractions in the City Palace

Here is a round-up of the prominent structures of the City Palace of Jaipur:

Entry Gates

Three grand entry gates greet everyone. Visitors can access Udai Pol and Virendra Pol, whereas Tripolia Gate is confined to the royal family members.

Mubarak Mahal

It was a reception center in the palace. It is now being transformed into a museum that showcases attires worn by queens and kings of the state.

Chandra Mahal

The seven-story Chandra Mahal encompasses museums, Sukh Niwas, Ranga Mandir, Shri Niwas, and Mukut Mahal. It preserves many articles and artifacts like ornamental clothes, embroidered shawls, Sanganeri block prints, silk saris, Kashmiri pashminas, and formal royal costumes. 

The complex features floral adornments, exclusive paintings, and works of the mirror. Walls, ceilings, and pillars of Rang Mandir have mirrors embedded in them. White lining bedecks Sukh Nivas, which is painted in blue. Shobha Nivas features embroidery with gold leaf, mirror walls, blue tiles, and mica.

Maharani Palace

Gems and semi-precious stones adorn the royal palace, which served as the residence of the queens. You will find the weapon collections and ceremonial items in the armory of Maharani Palace.

The ceiling consists of beautiful precious stones. Diwan-i-Khas(Hall of Private Audience), Diwan-i-Am(Hall of Public Audience), and Baggi Khana are other attractions to visit. Beautiful motifs decorate the inner courtyard of Pritam Niwas Chowk.

Baggi Khana:

This legendary museum has a magnificent collection of European cabs, carriages, and Palanquins. Prince of Wales gifted an ancient Victorian Baggi in 1876. It came along with a Mahadol made using simple bamboo to carry Hindu Gods and priests during festivals.

GovindDev Ji Temple:

This 18th-century temple is dedicated to Krishna. European chandeliers and Indian art paintings adorn it. The ceilings are made using gold.

Diwan-I-Khas:

This private hall for the Maharajas is full of marble. It also has the crystal chandeliers. Two silver vessels have been recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest silver vessels. These vessels can contain 4000 liters, and 14000 silver coins have gone into making them without soldering. 

Madho Singh II went to England in 1900, and he was reluctant to drink water there, so he carried Ganga Jal in these vessels.

Diwan-I-Aam:

Sabha Niwas or the public hall has a golden throne, Takth-e-Rawal carrying palanquin bearers, and marble rock elephants. This art gallery displays shawls, carpets, ancient texts, embroidered rugs, and miniature Rajasthani, Mughal, and Persian paintings.

Guides

Licensed guides are available in different languages apart from audio guides.

 

Timings

  • Sunday : 09:30 am to 10:00 pm
  • Monday : 09:30 am to 10:00 pm
  • Tuesday : 09:30 am to 10:00 pm
  • Wednesday : 09:30 am to 10:00 pm
  • Thursday : 09:30 am to 10:00 pm
  • Friday : 09:30 am to 10:00 pm
  • Saturday : 09:30 am to 10:00 pm

Timings are subject to change. You will be automatically booked into a time slot as part of the check out process. Please visit the official website to confirm the time slot before your visit.

 

How to Reach

  • Cab/bus/auto-rickshaw : Board a city bus or hire a taxi or cab to get to Jaipur city palace.

 

Ticket Pricing

  • Indians : INR 130
  • Children : INR 70...
  • Foreign tourists : INR 500...
  • Sr. Citizen : INR 110...
  • Videography : INR 150...
  • Photography : INR 50...
  • Audio Guides : INR 200...

Things to Do

  • Try an interactive learning program for children.
  • Visit the museum to learn about the glorious past of Jaipur.
  • You can shop at museum shops and outside the market for souvenirs.

Address

City Palace, Jaipur, Gangori Bazaar, J.D.A. Market, Kanwar Nagar, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

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Suganthi Prakash
Suganthi Prakash
09/20/2020 22:45
Beautiful place. An historical piece and essecnce of Architecture
Fact Book
Fact Book
09/19/2020 14:57
The City Palace, Jaipur was established at the same time as the city of Jaipur, by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, who moved his court to Jaipur from Amber, in 1727.[1] Jaipur is the present-day capital of the state of Rajasthan, and until 1949 the City Palace was the ceremonial and administrative seat of the Maharaja of Jaipur.[1] The Palace was also the location of religious and cultural events, as well as a patron of arts, commerce, and industry. It now houses the Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum, and continues to be the home of the Jaipur royal family. The royal family of Jaipur is said to be the descendants of Lord Rama. The palace complex has several buildings, various courtyards, galleries, restaurants, and offices of the Museum Trust. The Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum Trust looks after the Museum, and the royal cenotaphs (known as chhatris). The palace complex lies in the heart of Jaipur city, to the northeast of the very centre, located at 26.9255°N 75.8236°E. The site for the palace was located on the site of a royal hunting lodge on a plain land encircled by a rocky hill range, five miles south of Amber (city). The history of the city palace is closely linked with the history of Jaipur city and its rulers, starting with Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II who ruled from 1699 to 1744. He is credited with initiating construction of the city complex by building the outer wall of the complex spreading over many acres. Initially, he ruled from his capital at Amber, which lies at a distance of 11 kilometres (6.8 mi) from Jaipur. He shifted his capital from Amber to Jaipur in 1727 because of an increase in population and increasing water shortage. He planned Jaipur city in six blocks separated by broad avenues, on the classical basis of principals of Vastushastra and another similar classical treatise under the architectural guidance of Vidyadar Bhattacharya, a Bengali architect from Naihati of present-day West Bengal who was initially an accounts-clerk in the Amber treasury and later promoted to the office of Chief Architect by the King.
Ravi Patel
Ravi Patel
08/29/2020 22:50
The City Palace, Jaipur was established at the same time as the city of Jaipur, by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, who moved his court to Jaipur from Amber, in 1727.[1] Jaipur is the present-day capital of the state of Rajasthan, and until 1949 the City Palace was the ceremonial and administrative seat of the Maharaja of Jaipur.[1] The Palace was also the location of religious and cultural events, as well as a patron of arts, commerce, and industry. It now houses the Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum, and continues to be the home of the Jaipur royal family. The royal family of Jaipur is said to be the descendants of Lord Rama. The palace complex has several buildings, various courtyards, galleries, restaurants, and offices of the Museum Trust. The Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum Trust looks after the Museum, and the royal cenotaphs (known as chhatris).
Pranjalee
Pranjalee
09/21/2020 14:55
Great place with respect to understanding history of Jaipur and see some beautiful structures and artifacts from the past.
Vijeta Sharma
Vijeta Sharma
07/12/2020 02:25
amezing palace to visit in jaipur Rajasthan .. beautifully built and maintained. it is a private palace belonging to the former royal family of Rajasthan.city palace is the palace where you can see how royal family live their royal life..city palace museum is very interesting..you must take the guide if you are interested to know about past stories of royal family, war and etc. It is a wonderful palace. I like it

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A famous Bengali Architect Vidhyadhar Bhattacharya designed and constructed this palace as per the aspirations of Maharaj Sawai Jai Singh.
Royal Rajputana family(Jaipur Darbar) resides in the city palace since 1732 AD. They live even after the accession of the princely state into the Indian union and establishment of democracy....
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Maharaja Sawai Padmanabh Singh is the owner of Jaipur City Palace. His net worth is between $697 million and $855 million at 22 years as of 2020....
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