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City Palace

The Palace of Dreams

City palace is a wonderful landmark which evokes the past glory of royal Rajasthan.Located in the pink city, the City Palace conjoins traditional Rajasthani and Mughal art and architecture. Built by Maharaja Jai Singh II of the Kachhwaha clan of Rajputs, the palace was improved upon and added to by many of his successors. Courtyards, gardens, and buildings including Chandra Mahal, Mubarak Mahal, Badal Mahal, Shri Govind Dev Temple, and the City Palace Museum comprise the palace complex.

Mubarak Mahal is one of the most beautiful palaces inside the City Palace complex. It has a beautiful marble gate with heavy brass doors. Within the palace, the intricately decorated 'Diwan-E-Khas' and 'Diwan-E-Aam' and ancient manuscripts in Persian and Sanskrit constitute the prime attractions. 'Chandra Mahal', or the 'moon palace,' home to the present Maharaja, is adorned with paintings, floral decorations, and mirror walls.

Another attraction inside the palace is Sukh Nivas which holds the drawing and dining rooms of the Maharaja. Mughal miniatures, European silver, glass dining tables, and peep holes decorated with gold leafs for ventilation characterise the rooms. The palace also contains a museum which has a vast collection of weaponry used in the medieval period. Dresses and costumes of the former Maharajas and Maharanis of Jaipur are treasured in one part of the museum. 'Mukut Mahal' - or the 'crown building' is a place of beauty and luxury with its paintings, floral decorations, mirror walls and ceilings.

Updated on 7th June, 2005
District: Jaipur
Location: Jaipur    
Phone: +91-141-2615681
Fax: +91-141-2603880


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