City Palace Jaipur is a popular heritage located in the heart of the city. It is one of the city’s magnificent buildings. It was also constructed by Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh in the 19th century in Jaipur Rajasthan.
This mixed composition of Rajasthani and Mughal styles is a former royal residence, which is embellished with the carved arches placed on the columns of brown marble, flowers of gold and colourful stones. Two carved elephants of marble are standing like a watchdog at the entrance gate.
Mubarak Mahal (Welcome Palace) is at the entrance to the palace. It was also constructed by Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh in the 19th century.
Presently this the building was converted into a museum dedicated to King Sawai Madhu Singh II of Jaipur. In this museum, many royal dresses have been performed with Banarasi saris and shawls. The royal dresses are worn by Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh (1750 – 1768) are also kept in this museum, which can be seen by the general public. It has a great collection of weapons of the Mughals and Rajputs with Rajasthani costumes. It also has a variety of colors and shapes, which are bowled swords, many of which are embellished with irresistible work and jewels, and are rich in fine herbs. And many ancient Rajputs are depicted in arms. In the museum, elephant teeth swords, chain weapons, firearms, pistols, guns, gun powder pouches are also kept in the museum. Among all these, the syaser – scissors – the operation is the most notable weapon. Some of these weapons are in the 15th century.
The most famous heritage sites inside the premises include Chandra Mahal, Mubarak Mahal, Mukut Mahal, Maharani Mahal, Shri Govind Dev Temple, and City Palace Museum.
The main entrances of City Palace include Virendra Pol, Uday Pol, and Tripoliya Gate. Only the people of the royal family enter the Tripoliya Gate.
Mubarak Mahal means the ‘Shubh Mahal’, which was built in the form of a concept of Islamic, Rajput and European architectural style in the 19th century by Maharaja Madho Singh II as a reception center. This is a museum: in which the royal family’s costumes and their clothes, shawls, Kashmiri garments, ancient sarees, etc. have been demonstrated. Also, there have also been demonstrations of garments held by Sawai Madhu Singh I,
Pritam Niwas Chowk
It is the inner courtyard of the palace, from which we can also go to Chandra Palace. There are also four small gates, which are revered by the theme of Hindu God.
Diwan-i-Khas is an enchanting room, whose roof is decorated with expensive red and golden colors, which still feel alive to us. This is the center of the main attraction of the Mubarak Mahal campus. This room is currently being used as an art gallery, many ancient Rajasthani, Mughal and Persian paintings, ancient inscriptions and Kashmiri carpets are performed.
Diwan A is a hall of the common public audience. This hall is decorated with a marble surface. There are also 1.6-meter high silver utensils with a capacity of 4000 liters and their weight is around 340 kilograms. They have constructed 14000 silver coins without melting them. They have the record of being the world’s largest silver utensil.
Chandra Mahal or Chandra Niwas is the most famous building of the City Palace, which remains at the western end of the palace.
It is a seven-story building and each floor has been given different names, such as the Pittam-Nivas, Sukh-Nivas, Rang-Mandir, Sri-Nivas, Key-dwelling, and the Mukut-Mandir or the Crown-Palace. This palace has many attractive paintings, glasses and walls.
Govind Dev Ji Temple
Govind Devji Temple is a temple dedicated to Hindu God Shri Krishna, which is made in the city’s premises. It was built in the early 18th century. In this temple, we also see European chandeliers and Indian paintings. The roof of the temple is decorated with gold ornaments.
In fact, the Maharani Mahal used to be in place of the royal queens. But later it was converted into a museum, where weapons used for the royal warfare were kept; some of these weapons were also used in the 15th century.
Biaggi Kala – Bhaggi Khana
Buggy food is also available in the City Palace, which is a museum. Here the old car, sedan and European taxis have been displayed.
Attracting buggy in 1876, the Prince of Wales gifted to the king also called Victoria Buggy.
Entry fee Rs 300.foreigners
Visiting Time of City Palace – Jaipur:-
9 AM to 5 AM Every Day
City Palace Jaipur enter fees
Entry Fee Rs 75 Indians
Entry fee Rs 300.foreigners
How to reach City Palace – Jaipur
Near Railway Station Jaipur 4 KM
Near Airport Jaipur 12 KM