City Palace, Jaipur

The focal point of the walled city is the palace complex that lies in the heart of the city and occupies the space of the central grid. The rest of the grids were cut across neatly by wide lanes which divided the area into tidy, well laid-out rectangles of commercial and residential use.
City Palace,Jaipur 
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The city palace is an architectural marvel, with ornate gates, arches, balconies and courtyard surrounded by a series of gardens and buildings over a vast expanse.
The City Palace complex is the most important landmark in the walled city with its numerous outbuildings, courtyards, impressive gateways and temples. Occupying one-seventh of the walled city area, the palace houses the seven-storeyed Chandra Mahal, Mubarak Mahal, the Diwan-i-Am, and Diwan-i-Khas.
Diwan-i-Khas, a hall for private audience juxtaposed with Diwan-i-Am, for public audience. Two huge sterling silver vessels Gangajali punctuate your attention. Built in absolute symmetry, each 53 high vessels weight 345 kilograms. As history records, Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh II in 1902, took these jars to England with Gangajal for the coronation ceremony of Edward VII.
The Mubarak Mahal or Palace of Reception houses the Maharaja Sawai Man Singh Museum. There are displays of regal costumes that include exquisite and precious fabrics, rich embroidery and the voluminous clothes worn by the giant Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh I, who ruled ruled from 1750 to 1768.
The Maharanis Palace interestingly, has a weaponry section with displays dating as far back as the 15th century in a remarkable state of preservation.
The museum houses a rare collection of arms, carpets costumes, paintings and royal paraphernalia. A notable exhibit is a pair of pure silver in the world. City Palace is still the home of the erstwhile royal family, there are sections open to visitors.


Visiting Hours: 0930-1645 Hours except on holidays and Dussehra-Diwali