City Palace - Styled in Mughal and European Architecture
Famous tourist palace in Jaipur
The City Palace is located in the old city of Jaipur, Rajasthan, India. It is one of the most famous tourist attractions of Rajasthan.
The City Palace was built by Maharaja Jai Singh II in the early 18th century which depicts a perfect blend of Rajasthani, Mughal and European form of architecture. The City Palace is divided into two parts – One part consists of the Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum and the other part is the residence of the Royal Family of Jaipur.
There are three entrances to the City Palace. The main entrance is through a grand gateway which is called as Udai Pol. The other entrance is close to the Mubarak Mahal, and is called as Virendra Pol. The third entrance is through the Tripolia Gate, which is reserved for the Royal Family.
Places of Interest
The attractions within the City Palace include:
Chandra Mahal (The Moon Palace)
Chhavi Niwas (Hall of Images)
Diwan-i-Aam (Hall of Public Audience)
Diwan-i-Khas (Hall of Private Audience)
Mubarak Mahal (The Welcome Palace)
Mukut Mahal (The Crown Building)
Shri Govind Devji Temple
Best Time to visit City Palace
The City Palace is open on all days from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM. The best season to visit City Palace is from October to February. The entry fee is Rs. 35/- for the Indian nationals and Rs. 150/- for the foreign nationals.
How to reach City Palace
The nearest airport is at Sanganer (13 kms from Jaipur) which is well connected to the airports at Delhi, Mumbai, Udaipur, and Jodhpur by domestic flights. The nearest railway station is at Jaipur.
To see other famous forts and palaces, check out Forts and Palaces in India.