At a glance
State: Rajasthan, Jaipur
Architectural view: Blend of Rajasthani and Mughal Architecture
Established by: Jai Singh
Other attractions: Palace Museum, Rajasthan, Chandra Mahal, Govind Dev Temple
City palace is a fine mixture of Mughal art and traditional architecture & Rajasthani. The complex of city palace includes various palatial structures. The City Palace is located in Old Jaipur city's heart; this city palace covers a huge area which is distributed into a courtyards series, buildings and gardens. The construction of palace completed in different periods, the outside wall of the palace was built by the Jai Singh and after sometime the other additions were done, some where in the beginning of the this century. In some part of the palace; the former Maharaja is still living. The city palace has covered over the one seventh are of the city of walled. It includes the Temple of Govind Dev, Chandra Mahal and the Museum of city palace.
At 1st you will see in the palace is Mubarak Mahal; it was built by the Maharaja Madho Singh. This mahal has marble gate which is delightfully carved, it has a heady doors of brass on the both sides gate. Out of this gate, you will get to see the Diwan-E-Khas or the Private Audience Hall also a gallery of marble. Across a coated square lies the Hall of Public Audience or 'Diwan-E-Am with its complex manuscripts and decorations in and Sanskrit & Persian. In the newer Mubarak Mahal, there is clock tower. To the West North sides of the Mahal, is the beautiful and stately seven storeyed Chandra Mahal, it was a house of old ruler. The 7 story Chandra Mahal is a center of attraction and gives graceful scenery of the Jaipur city & gardens. The palace includes an armory, a fabulous museum and numbers fine halls. The structures are very well managed in deluxe order and there is also Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II's museum, there is album of art, old weapons, carpets and enamelware. In the paintings you will get to see the miniatures of Rajasthani, Persian schools and Mughal. The armory was date back in the fifteenth century and several dangerous and complicated weapons, for which the warriors Rajputs were popular for. One section of the museum consist costumes & dresses of the earlier Maharanis and Maharajas of the Jaipur city. Each storey of palace has different story and it is a monument of precipitous luxury & beauty. Floral beauty, ceilings, paintings, mirror walls are the major factor which has been used to decorate the palace in traditional style. The uppermost floor called as the Mukut Mahal.
In the middle of the Chandra Mahal and the Badal Mahal, the temple of Govinji Devji established. In the middles of the paved path which is situated between the Chandra Mahal, a beautiful system has been placed of the mountain. This huge palace has huge and comprehensive gardens. After coming out of the palace you will see the silver vessel, the earlier Maharaja were usually carry drinking water to England; because of some Hindu rituals King could not have the water of English. Visiting this palace would be an amazing experience for you.