City Palace Jaipur

 

Overview

City Palace forms one of the most famous tourist attractions and a major landmark in Jaipur. The  beautiful palace was built between 1729 and 1732, initially by Sawai Jai Singh II, the ruler of Amber.The most prominent and most visited structures in the complex are the Chandra Mahal, Mubarak Mahal, Mukut Mahal, Maharani's Palace, Shri Govind Dev Temple.  A major part of the 'City Palace' now consists of the 'Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum'. It is also the residence of the Jaipur Royal Family.
 
Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II is known to have commissioned work for building the outer wall of the city's complex. He shifted from Amer to Jaipur due to water problems and an increase in population in 1727. He had entrusted the city's architectural design to the chief architect Vidyadhar Bhattacharya.  Pitam Niwas Chowk. The chowk has four entry points, also called as Ridhi Sidhi Pol; each has its own beauty and significance. The four gateways symbolise the four seasons and are dedicated to Hindu deities.
 
Entrance gates, Virendra Pol, Udai Pol near Jaleb chowk and the Tripolia Gate  are the entry gates to the City Palace. The Tripolia gate is reserved for entry into the palace by the royal family. Common people and visitors can enter the place complex only through the Virendra Pol and the Udai Pol or the Atish Pol. The entry from Virendra Pol leads to the Mubarak Mahal. The gateways are richly decorated.
 
Mubarak Mahal, meaning the 'Auspicious Palace', was built with a fusion of the Islamic, Rajput and European architectural styles in the late 19th century by Maharaja Madho Singh II as reception centre. Chandra Mahal or Chandra Niwas is the most commanding building in the City Palace complex, on its west end. It is a seven storeyed building and each floor has been given a specific name such as the Sukh Niwas, Ranga Mandir, Pitam Niwas, Chabi Niwas, Shri Niwas and Mukut Mandir or Mukut Mahal. 
 
'Diwan-E-Aam' or the Sabha Niwas is one of the important structures of the complex. The ceiling of the building has been painted in vibrant colours. However, the chamber has now been turned into an art gallery, displaying exquisite miniature paintings of Persian, Mughal and Rajasthani art. Under the richly decorated ceiling, it also stores ancient texts, embellished rugs and carpets.  
 
Diwan-I-Khas. The chamber is also known as Sarvato Bhadra, meaning open from all four sides but not corners. It is a marble floored hall, located between the armoury and the art gallery. In the hall, there are two 1.6 metres high vessels of pure silver having a volume of 4000 litres and weighing 340 kilograms. 
 
Govind Dev Ji temple, dedicated to the Hindu god Lord Krishna, is part of the City Palace complex. It was built in early 18th century outside the walls set in a garden environment.
 
Best Time to Visit : October - March
 
Timings:   10:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
 
Entry Fee
Indians : Adult 35 child 20
Foreigners: Adult150 child 80 
 
How to Reach,
Nearest railway station: Merta Road Jn Railway Station
 
Nearest Airport: Jaipur International Airport
 
 

Location

Country
India
State
Rajasthan
City
Jaipur
Location
Tripolia Bazar
Address
City Palace, Jalebi Chowk, Near Jantar Mantar, Kanwar Nagar, Tripolia Bazar, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302002
Contact Info
Phone: 0141 408 8888
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Near Cities
Nearest Bus Terminal
Kanwar Nagar, Tripolia Bazar
Nearest Railway Station
Merta Road Jn (MTD)
Nearest Airport
Jaipur International Airport
IN
latitude : 26.824199680 longitude :75.812202450
Corporation : Jaipur
GPS Code : VIJP
Open Year
1732
Architect
Vidyadhar Bhattacharya
Dedicated To
Sawai Jai Singh II
Visiting Hours
10:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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