Jaipur the land of royals is home to many palaces. Among the palaces in Jaipur the City Palace has served a greater role in the history of Rajasthan and till today is the residence of the royal family.
It has seen many marriages and festival celebrated by the royal family. Built between 1729 and 1732, it is a palace complex which comprises of the Mubarak Mahal and the Chandra Mahal.
The architectural style is an amazing combination of Rajasthani, Mughal and European architecture.
This palace gained popularity when Sawai Man Singh II moved here from his official residence at Amber in 1727. The reason for this movement was the increasing population and acute shortage of water.
This palace complex is home to Mukut Mahal, Maharani’s palace, Shri Govind Dev temple and the City Palace Museum.
The Pitam Niwas Chowk which leads to the Chandra Mahal is a finely decorated place with motifs of peacock which represent autumn. While Diwan-I-Khas is the private audience hall of the Maharajas, Diwan-I-Aam is the hall of public audience. Maharani’s Palace has been converted from being the home of queens to a museum which display weapons and ammunition used by the royal family during the wars.
Baggi Khana is one of the best museums which has a display of old carriages, palanquins, the European cabs and baggi. Jantar Mantar, the astronomical observatory is a part of the City Palace complex. City Palace is one among the palaces of Jaipur is one of the major landmarks of Jaipur which has a rich historical heritage.
Distance: 13 kms from the Jaipur airport.