Tour the enchanting City Palace in Jaipur and discover its countless magical charms that promise to take your breath away with wonderfully carved archways, colonnaded hallways, durbar halls, palaces, shrines, pavilions and other wonderfully designed, planned and executed piece of architectural wonders.
The City Palace is an impressive blend of Rajputana and Mughal architectural ethos and the magnificent palace complex lies over a sprawling area that covers one seventh of the walled Jaipur City.
The oldest and the original structures situated within the City Palace, Jaipur were constructed by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singji, though the rest of the structures were added by his successors.
The most remarkable structures located within the City Palace that warrant a special mention are the Shri Govind Dev Temple, Chandra Mahal, Badal Mahal, Mubarak Mahal and the City Palace Museum that has on display several objects that were used in the royal household, artifacts, miniature paintings, enamelware, furniture, regal outfits, Afghan rugs, astronomical manuscripts in Persian and Sanskrit, ancient weaponry, Persian carpets and other interesting things that were a part of an era gone by.
The Mubarak Mahal courtyard at the City Palace Complex was constructed by Maharaja Madho Singh II that leads to the Diwan-I-Khas that served as the hall of private audience during the yesteryears. See two massive silver vessels on display that find a special mention in the Guinness Book of World Records.
See the massive Diwan-I-Aam and the captivating Ridhi Sidhi Pol or the gateway that depicts the four seasons.
Tour the fascinating Sukh Niwas that served as the dining hall during the medieval era. Feel bewitched with the vibrant miniature paintings, artifacts, inlay work, gold leaf designs and intricate carvings on the wall of the plush Sukh Niwas.
The Chandra Mahal is a seven storied structure ornamented with floral frescoes, mirror work and other traditional motifs. Maharaja Bhavani Singh constructed the Chandra Mahal. The ground floor of the Chandra Mahal forms an integral part of the museum that is located within the City Palace Complex in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India.
The fourth floor of the Chandra Mahal houses the Shobha Niwas or the royal dressing room, decorated with mirrors and mica. The other interesting palaces located within the City Palace Complex in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India that deserve a special mention are the Chavi Niwas, Mukut Mahal, Badal Mahal and the Shri Govindevji Temple.