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City Palace of Jaipur, Jaipur
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Smack dab in the middle of the old town core, City Palace of Jaipur plays home to a royal residence and blends a fusion of architectural styles. Explore the expansive palace complex, built with distinctive pink sandstone and white accents, to see its intricate network of verandas, courtyards, meeting halls, and other rooms. You'll see elements of classic Indian, Mughal, European, and local Rajput construction techniques throughout, a result of the many additions to the palace since its origins in the late 1720s. Don't miss popping into the art gallery inside the public audience hall, as it features an array of centuries-old scriptures and other works of art from the region. Alternatively, visit the armory for a look at one of the nation's finest collections of historic weaponry. To visit City Palace of Jaipur on your trip to Jaipur, use our Jaipur holiday planner.
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  • They charge you 130 per person just to visit the museum which is basically a room full of weapons used during the era and the Meeting Hall. Avoid avoid avoid. Nothing much to see. Spend this time and ...  more »
  • It is a must-see in the city I lllamo attention the generosity of family Royal to transfer most of the Palace clll Museum and areas to visit and know that they live in more modest facilities is the area of the clothing Museum and the Museum of arms and very interesting although the visit is limited to a few areas of the Palace without very interesting and reflect the detail of work the wood carving and marble walls columns and ceilings there are areas that can be rented for events private steps away is the Observatory
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  • The palace was grand, it was huge n definitely a must visit...it also has few museums in the interior of the palace and an absolute modern restaurant inside.if u r ready to shell out few thousand rupe...  more »
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  • Disappointing. They tell you you can't take photographs. (I asked if I could photograph the text on a caption board that explained the main garments worn by men, but was refused permission, and as a punishment for asking I had to show the pictures stored on my phone so they could fine me if any had been taken in any of the galleries.) The place doesn't feel loved - many exhibits are dirty. There are too many shops, and they need to tell the salesmen not to hassle visitors. Not a patch on the City Palace in Udaipur, to which none of my comments apply.
  • Rajasthan the biggest and very famous place in Rajasthan City the photo is very amazing looking for very beautiful looks like build quality very colourful I have a servant I'm going this place nice location and very colourful place this is a build quality very hard in space available very best communication and the staff stuff baby the very best communication good quality and super place excellent awesome Jaipur City Palace is one of the central attractions of the city due to its magnanimous complex and the fact that it is still a royal residence. Similar to the human heart this palace is located slightly south west of the centre of the city and hence it is considered to be the heart of Jaipur. The palace complex consists of several other building such as Mubrak Mahal, Chandra Mahal (though this part of the palace houses a museum, most of its part is still a royal residence), Maharani Palace, Mukut Mahal, Diwan-i-Khas, Diwan-i-Aam, Bhaggi Khana and Goving Dev Temple. The palace complex consists of a huge inner courtyard known by the name of Pritam Niwas Chowk. This courtyard has four gates, representing the four seasons and Hindu Gods. The palace was constructed in between 1729-1732 by Sawai Jai Singh II and was designed with an amalgamation of Rajput, Mughal and European style architecture. It is open for tourist visits all days of the week throughout the year except for some particular holidays such as Holi, india s
  • If you only have one day you must see the City Palace of Jaipur! The Royal Family are still in residence here, one can tell by the flags flying over the palace. On entering there is strict security, airport style and also a bag search. You will be met immediately by a guide, who will be very enthusiastic to foreigners (Indian visitors will pay much less) the guide will inform you that having a guide at 2,500 rupees is a must have, there seems to be a team of guides taking it in turn to approach foreign visitors. After having the tour I must agree with the guide team. They are very knowledgeable and have access to some of the rooms in the palace on a key only system. Visitors with disabilities may have some problems walking up the sloping walkways to get to different tiers of the palace. There is an old gated lift for a couiple of floor but the rest has to be walked holding onto the rails as the ribbed floor is quite steep. A security guard opens some door for the visitor to look inside, then locks the rooms afterwards, hence you need an official guide to access everything. There are many photo opportunities photography is not banned, but check anyway. It has amazing views on the top of the palace, worth the climb, remember to take water. I was offered refreshing spiced tea in the top courtyard, no charge! On leaving the palace there is a shop (there always is) selling expensive gifts with a flourish a seat is provided whilst they persuade you to part with your money! I enjoyed this tour tremendously and would recommend you visit in the morning if you can, it gets very hot, phew! you need a hat and an umbrella if possible, the guide will expect a small tip, I was glad to give it he worked very hard to relay all the facts and figures of the palace.
  • The palace, while being beautiful in itself will be dull if you don't manage to hire a guide. The entry rates range on where you want to look at, the highest one includes a tour *inside the palace* but costs over two thousand. The low cost ticket will get you the buildings outside and the much famed silver vessels. Also, the old dresses and clothes of the royal family. There's a souvenir shop inside this area as well. The huge glass chandelier and the 'razai' shop make the trip worth it. Overall, a goof tourist site and absolutely amazing palace.
  • The city palace was built when Jaipur developed by Sawai Jai Singh .Before that the Sawai kings were living at Amer Palace / Forte of Amer Town .The museum is having all the thing related to the Sawai kings and their dynasty.The palace is personal property of ancestors of Kings of Jaipur NOT the archeological survey of India/Rajasthan state.