City Palace is a historical place of Jaipur reigned from. Besides this spectacular monument, you have two more gigantic things to visit: ‘Chandra Mahal’ and ‘Mubarak Mahal’. It is situated on the way to Northeast portion of central Jaipur. It was built in 1730 and AD by King Sawai Jai Singh The 2nd. He reigned in Amer & constructed huge walls outside the palace. The beautiful design and architecture were added to it, probably in the 20th century. Believe it or not, it is a blend of Rajput, European and Mughal styles. These days if you happen to visit, ‘Chandra Mahal’ is transform into a beautiful museum: a home to unique handcraft products, uniforms of the rulers and many more antique things that pertain to the royal heritage of the City Palace, Jaipur.
History of City Palace, Jaipur most famous sightseeing
Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II built the outer wall of the complex of City Palace. He shifted his capital Amer to Jaipur because of water scarcity and had City Palace designed according to the ‘Vaastushastra’ texts.
Significant entrances are Udai Pol, Tripolia Gate and Virendra Pole – all are very well decorated with the traditional Jaipuri style.
The entire palace is formatted in a form of grid and the important ones are Diwan-i-Aam, Govind Dev Ji Temple. Mainly you can experience the Mughal influence.
What are supposed to keep in mind?
- So determined to visit? Then set off in October-March – it’d be probably the best timing for you.
- Timing: Except national holidays it is always open between 10 am to 5 pm, throughout the week.
- Entry fee is a factor, and the rate is something like this:
a. Indian: INR 35.00 / INR 20.00 (Ad / Ch)
b. Foreigner: INR 150.00 / INR 80.00 (Ad / Ch)
- They’d also charge an amount of INR 50.00 if you’re passionate enough to capture the beautiful moments in your Nikon.
City Palace is one of the remarkable sightseeing place in Jaipur.