City Palace

#4 of 18 things to do in Jaipur

The City Palace of Jaipur is the current residence of the royal family of Jaipur and a prime tourist spot in the city. It has been the residence of the royal families for quite some time now and is lavishly extravagant in every sense. The palace was built between 1729 and 1732, initially by Sawai Jai Singh II, the ruler of Amber. It has many parts which include the Chandra Mahal and Mubarak Mahal palaces and other buildings. 

As a major part of the city palace, known as The Chandra Mahal still serves as the residence of the royal family, it is not open for the general public, and some part of it can be explored upon purchasing tickets worth. INR 2500. Some tourists, especially foreigners do choose to visit this part as it actually gives a glimpse into the lives of royals and explains how their lives up to a great deal. The insides of this section are the most beautiful part of the entire palace and have some of the most intricate craftsmanship. They have paintings of the Maharajas and their stories, their personal collections, their own weapons, clothes and a lot more.

The other parts of the palace include the Sukh Mahal, the Rang Mandir, The Udai Pol, The Diwan-e-Aam, Shobha Niwas, Pritam Niwas Chowk. The Pritam Niwas Chowk has four entry gates, which are the most photographed part of the palace. They are extremely beautiful, with some 'Meena work', full of colours and very intricate details. The City Palace is one of the most beautiful, currently functioning palaces on the planet and is a must visit at least for every Indian!

Entry Fees:  Indian: INR 100, Foreigner: INR 400 
Children -Indian: INR 50, Foriegner: INR 250

City Palace Photos

Captured by <a href="">Madhur Naruka</a>
Captured by <a href="">Saroj Yadav</a>
Captured by <a href="">Vishal Soni</a>
Captured by <a href="">praveen dixit</a>
Captured by <a href="">Christina Hemsley</a>
Captured by <a href="">Abhinav Mathur</a>
Captured by <a href="">faraz khan</a>
Captured by <a href="">Shailendera Singh</a>