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Rajasthan Places to see CITY PALACE JAIPUR


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  • The City Palace is located alongside the Hawa Mahal in Jaipur.

  • The ruler who built the palace was named Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh.

  • Main attractions inside the main complex are the Chandra Mahal, the Chhavi Niwas, the Mubarak Mahal and the Sarvatobhadra.

  • One can best visit this place anytime between October and February.

  • The Palace is available to visit everyday, except Indian public holidays, from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM.

  • There is an entry fee for Indians (35 INR) as well as tourists from out of India (150 INR).

  • The buses, cabs and rickshaws local to Jaipur can reach one to the City Palace.

City Palace, Jaipur – Welcome

The pinks of Rajasthan lie in the pink city, Jaipur. This city, along with the capital of the state, is also the heart of it. Jaipur holds the pride of enfolding the majestic City Palace in it. The place serves a landmark for tourists on the travel map of Jaipur and Rajasthan. The architecture of the palace is astonishing and one of its kind. The art and arch of Jaipur City Palace is a great blend of Mughal and Rajasthani culture and knack. Even years after the conclusion of the rein of emperors and rulers in this palace, a part of this huge construction still belongs to the family of successors of the very last Maharaja, or ruler, of the palace. The whole idea of getting such a palace into existence was initiated by Maharaja Jai Singh II, who belonged to the Kachhwaha community of the Rajputs. After he and his sole people passed away, there have been done a lot of physical and residential of changes to the City Palace of Jaipur.

The Architecture :

What makes the City Palace of Jaipur a major attraction for tourism is its architecture. This place depicts a complete and ideal blend of Mughal and Rajasthani arts and cultures. The fort boasts elegance with its lush green gardens, charming structures, and enormous buildings, splendor inspiring courtyards and the royal palace halls. Numerous extravagant configurations have been built by various rulers of the fort. There are 2 divisions of the palace – one offering the Sawai Man Singh Museum and another showing the Residence of the former kings. The main Complex includes other smaller magnificent citadels – The Mubarak Mahal, the Chandra Mahal, and the Badal Mahal. Besides, there are other draws like the Shri Govind Temple and the City Palace Museum inside the boundaries of the City Palace of Jaipur.

What magnetizes you here?

Let us have a brief account of the smaller fortresses of the main Complex of the palace. You can locate the names alphabetically, given below.

Chandra Mahal :
An edifice of seven stories with massive towers surrounding it, and with different parts of the fort included, like the Sukh- Niwas, Chabi- Niwas, Pitam- Niwas, and Mukut- Mandir, all decorated as beautifully as the exteriors of the palace.

Chhavi Niwas : Nominally, this palace means The Hall of Images. It is furnished with polished floors and walls painted in blue and white. This place has seen the kings celebrate during the rains.

Mubarak Mahal : This palace has been completed when Sawai Madho Singh II was holding the reign of the fort. The aweinspiring features about this palace are the illustrations of the Mughal- European cultures and architectures. It had been used as a reception hall depicted manuscripts of popular epics like the Ramayana and the Mahabharata.

Sarvatobhadra : A fortress used as the Diwan- e- Khas, which means The Room for Special Guests, during the period between 18th and 19th century. Here, the king used to keep meetings and advice his top ministers about the betterment of the kingdom. For now, it has been transformed into a Visitors’ Rest Area, where there are kept two silver vessels, largest of their size, to be displayed here for the tourists.

Sileh Khana : There is an Ananda Mandir, meaning The Temple of Joy, within the palace boundaries. The top of this temple, there stand walls that are painted in beautiful colors and shines and that enclose halls which hold arms and ammunitions used by Amber rulers of Jaipur.


The Vicinity :

There are other places to visit too in the vicinity of the City Palace of Jaipur. The Hawa Mahal – one of the best and major landmarks of the city, attracting visitors to the Rajput time’s architecture and the sandstone windows. Another astonishing tourist spot nearby is the Jantar Mantar – an outstanding observatory built in 1728 by the ruler named Maharaja Jai Singh II. This place depicts the inspirations of modern- day astrologers, and the insides of the observatory shows the celestial bodies moving and their calculations by various instruments. The third most popular place to visit in the vicinity of the City Palace of Jaipur is the Johari Bazar – a great shoppers’ stop near the palace. There is everything for everyone here. The markets of Rajasthan are exclusively famous for their culture and art rich handicrafts, fabrics, imitation jewelry, and virtual icons of other antique structures of the state.

   
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