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City Palace of Jaipur, Jaipur
Categories: History Museums, Museums
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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If you want to know your Royal history, then please visit the place.The items displayed includes weapon, clothes and sport items. You would be fascinated to know that king had attire to play billiard.... read more »
Was impressed by their modern architecture and decorations. Enjoyed the place. sure to do place. ...
The buildings are superb you can see the current home of the maharaja. .Two museums one for textiles and one weapons...but to be honest it's the architecture that's superb along with the history
It is a must visit, if you are in Jaipur. There are lots of historical things to see. I loved the dress of Sawai Man Singh, if you know what I mean ;) The sabha niwas was great plus point of this place. It is well maintained and clean. Overall a very nice experience.
The palace was built between 1729 and 1732, initially by Sawai Jai Singh II, the ruler of Amber. He planned and built the outer walls, and later additions were made by successive rulers continuing up to the 20th century. The credit for the urban layout of the city and its structures is attributed to two architects namely, Vidyadhar Bhattacharya, the chief architect in the royal court and Sir Samuel Swinton Jacob, apart from the Sawai himself who was a keen architectural enthusiast. The architects achieved a fusion of the Shilpa Shastra of Indian architecture with Rajput, Mughal and European styles of architecture.
Totally overrated, i yell once more OVERRATED. There's practically nothing to see other than some clothes, a few weapons, and old buggy's, yes it seems the kings during the British era too didn't owe any vehicle, a few cannons are kept here and there(with isi mark lol meaning they have been put-up just for show and ain't real). You cant photograph anything, there is no diner inside, loos have to be searched for, no shade to walk, half the areas are restricted to go to, people have scribbled their names to eternity on the walls and yes the official guides try to fool you assuming the customer is a total ass. One of the guides was telling a German tourist that the King's weight was around 300kg(yawn). Do not hire a guide, and avoid the art museum at all costs there. I would personally recommend you go to the adjacent site jantar mantar which is way way better.
One of the best place to head out to in Jaipur. A lot of beautiful corners in the house. Its one of the best preserved and maintained tourist attractions in Jaipur-Delhi-Agra Circuit. Its very easy to see everything thats there. One tip would be to get the audio guide which is about Rs.100/- in your language. Having the audio guide helps to add that extra meaning to a fantastic tourist destination.
Hii , This is ashok. I visit city palace many time and everytime i find it more interesting. It represents history and culture of Jaipur.if you visiting this beautiful city i recommend you this place. :)
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