The City Palace of Jaipur is special in many respects. City Palace Jaipur is one of the most famous historical and tourist palace of Rajasthan, India. It is a palace complex. It is situated exactly in the middle of 'Pink City' Jaipur. This beautiful complex has many buildings, huge courtyards and attractive gardens, which are a symbol of its princely history. The complex also houses important buildings like 'Chandra Mahal' and 'Mubarak Mahal'. Precious items of past times have been preserved here. A small part of its palace has been converted into a museum and art gallary. Thousands of tourists from all over the world visit The City Palace to see the beauty of the palace.


     The City Palace was built by Maharaja (King) Sawai Jai Singh -2 from 1729 to 1732 AD. was made between Royal architect Vidyadhar Bhattacharya and British architect Sir Samuel Swinton Jacob had created a modern twentieth century modern city at that time. Also the royal palace with the finest, beautiful, all amenities and security.

Beauty of The City Palace

     The building style of beautiful City Palace is an incomparable blend of Rajput, Mughal and European styles. The fine cutting done on the stone and the painting done on the walls in these buildings constructed of red and pink sandstone is fascinating. The Kachhwaha rulers had no shortage of wealth. Therefore Maharaja Jai Singh-2 wanted to build a fully planned, safe, beautiful and prosperous city. The city of Jaipur was the first planned city built in the eighteenth century, And also its splendor was excellent and surprising.

     Tourist from the destination reach Jaleb Chowk through Sirhadyodhi Darwaza via 'Badi Chaupar' to 'Hawa Mahal' route. Here they can park their vehicles. In front of Sirhadyodhi Darwaza is the Udayapol Darwaza to enter the Palace. From the southern  gate of the chowk is the entrance to the City Palace from the Virendra Pol Gate of Jantar-Mantar. Just to the right of the door is the ricket window, where important information can be obtained along with paying the prescribed fee for entering the palace. To the left of Virendrapole is the Security Room and to the right is the Photography room. Upon entering from here, tourists have to go through a metal detector security system. 

     Regarding The City Palace of Jaipur, the statement is accurate that "The City Palace is not in the Jaipur City but the city around The City Palace." The secret of this deep fact lies in the architecture of jaipur. The establishment of Jaipur was entirely architectural based. Just as there are planets around the sun, similarly, The City Palace around the Jaipur city. Just as the Sun is the lord of all the planets, the city of Jaipur was also focused on the grace of the City Palace On the lines of the nine planets, Jaipur was settled in nine blocks. These blocks are clearly visible from Nahargarh.

     City Palace as established in two of these nine blocks and Jaipur city ie Parkota in the remaining seven. Thus the City Palace located in a very large part of the city contained many buildings, these include Chandramahal, Suraj Mahal, Talkatora, Hawamahal, Chandni Chowk, Jantar-Mantar, Jaleb Chowk and Chaugan Stadium. Currently, people of the royal family reside in Chandramahal. The remaining parts are included in the city and parts of the City Palace have become museums.

Travel Guide :

Entry Timing for The City Palace : 
  • 9.30 AM to 5.00 PM (Day Visit)
  • 7.00 PM to 10.00 PM (Night Visit)
Entry Fees :
  • For museum and exterior : INR 200 (Indian Adults), INR 100 (Indian Children 5-12 years),
  • For Night Visit : INR 500 (Indian Adults), INR 250 (Indian Children 5-12 years), INR 1000 (Adult Foreigners), INR 500 (Foreigner Children 5-12 years),
  • For a composite Ticket : INR 300 (Indian Adults), INR 200 (Indian Children 5-12 years), INR 700 (Adult Foreigners), INR 400 (Foreigner Children 5-12 years),
  • For Royal Grandeur (Chandra Mahal) : INR 1500 (Indian Adults), INR 1000 (Indian Children 5-12 years), INR 2000 (Adult Foreigners), INR 1500 (Foreigner Children 5-12 years),
  • For Royal Splendor (Special Ticket) : INR 3000 (Indian Adults), INR 1500 (Indian Children 5-12 years), INR 3500 (Adult Foreigners), INR 2000 (Foreigner Children 5-12 years).
Travel Tips :
  • The City Palace is uncovered with large courtyard so it is advisable to wear comfortable shoes and also wear comfortable clothing as well.
  • The City Palace is disable people friendly.
  • Water facility is available inside the palace but if you want, you can carry your water bottles in the City Palace.
  • You would need at least 2-3 hours to visit the entire palace.
  • You can also hire a guide in the local language and also guides available in the several languages.
  • Audio guide service is also available.
  • Photography and Videography are allowed in certain parts of the palace. But it is restricted in The Royal Darbar section.
  • Inside the museum, you can see the local artist showing their skill like painting, jewelry making, or handcraft items. It is perfect place to shop heritage craft and clothing.
  • Best time to visit Jaipur is between September to March when the weather is pleasant. Weather is very hot from April to August.  


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