City Palace is situated in the heart of Jaipur. It includes buildings like Mubarak Mahal and Chandra Mahal in its premises. When the capital was shifted to Jaipur, Royal city palace became the seat of the Kacchwaha kings. The royal palace encloses a royal museum. Chandra Mahal is basically the regal residence. One of the characteristics of forts in Rajasthan is the presence of gardens. The city palace also has gardens and buildings and series of courtyards.
1. City Palace Historical Overview :
The Palace was constructed by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II and subsequent rulers the construction began around 1729 and lasted for nearly 3 years. The palace completed in 1732.
Along with his extraordinary architects Vidhyadhar Bhattacharya and Sir Samauel Jacob, Sawai Jai Singh, he took keen interest in architecture. The forts in Rajasthan reflect a fusion of Rajput and Islamic style of architecture. The Palace is spread in a larger area. It is located in the region of royal hunting ground.
2. Architecture and Structure City Palace:
The royal city palace is adorned with many entrance and many buildings inside the premises.
The main entrances are :
- Mubarak Mahal: The twist is that Mubarak Mahal is a blend of Islamic, Rajputana and European architectural styles. It is built in late 19thMaharajMadho Singh II. It is in the form of a museum. It has different royal artefacts stored and on display.Royal dresses, Rajasthani styled shawls and blue pottery, lehariya prints and sanganeri prints are the attraction of the palace.
- Chandra Mahal:
Chandra Mahal is a magnificent and grand building with seven stories. The interesting part is that every floor has its own name like Sukh-Niwas, Chabi-Niwas, etc.
- Pritam Niwas Chawk.
This complex is fully marble floored. It is adorned with various artefacts. 2 Big silver vessels are lying around to appreciate the beauty of the hall.
- Maharani Palace
- Govind Dev Ji temple
So these are the best that the royal city palace features .It is a miniature kingdom which attracts national and international tourists equally.
3. Timings and Nearby places to Visit:
The admittance starts at 9:30 am in the morning. Though it is spread in a vast area, the ideal time to be spent in the palace is around 2 hours. For art enthusiast, it may take longer. Do not forget to take you DSLR with you. The Palace gives the best photographs. Some areas have a higher fee to visit and are open to VIPs or study groups.
There are different choices of people in taking a guide. The tourist Department here has arranged for quality guides conversing in various languages. To explore the richness of the history of Rajput kingdoms, it is suggested that you go for a guide.
As the palace is in the heart of the city, there are many other places to visit along with the city palace. The Nahrgarh Fort, The Jaigarh Fort, Hawa Mahal.
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