City palace Jaipur

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    Location: Tulsi Marg, Gangori Bazaar, J.D.A. Market, Pink City, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302002, India

    Estimated Visiting Time: 2 to 3 hours (approximately)

    The “Pink City” Jaipur has a good number of beautiful palaces. The City Palace Jaipur is one of them. It is situated in the middle of Old Jaipur that covers one-seventh of the area. It is one of the finest palaces not only in the city but also in India.

    The construction of the palace started in 1732. It looks so fresh and gorgeous today. The palace is divided into some distant parts. Which includes gardens, courtyards, palaces, and many more. 

    A part of this palace has been turned into a museum. There you’ll be able to witness all the rare and ancient belongings of the royal family.

    This gorgeous palace shows the rich culture and tradition of Jaipur. It is a perfect blend of Rajputana, Mughal, and European styles of architecture in the same place and it looks majestic. This property represents the heritage and culture of the royal families of that era. 

    The walls of this palace are beautifully decorated with hand paintings and mirrors. You can also see the amazing detailed carvings done on the roofs of this palace.

    This is a perfect place where you can have an idea of the culture of Jaipur. So, as a travel lover, it is a must-visit place for you.

    Attraction

    This is a historical landmark in the city of Jaipur. It has a unique style of architecture. The main palace has some more palaces, gardens, and museums. In the museum, you will be able to witness some belongings of the royal family. It will give you a glimpse of the Rajputana culture, tradition, and history. Whenever you get the time you must visit this palace as a travel lover.

    History

    City Palace inner hallway with decorative wall artwork.

    It can be said that Jaipur is a very well-planned city. The City Palace of Jaipur is actually one-seventh part of the entire old Jaipur.

    The construction of the palace was started by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II. He called the famous Bengali architect Vidyadhar Bhattacharya and Sir Samuel Swinton Jacob to design the Pink City “Jaipur”.

    They mixed European and Mughal architecture styles with traditional Rajput architecture and created this wonderful palace. The construction of this palace started in 1729 and finished in 1732. 

    The main palace has small palaces, gardens, beautifully carved courtyards, open terraces, and more. The Hawa Mahal and Jantar Mantar were added to the premises of the palace along with the outer walls of the palace.

    Inside/Outside Views

    Beautiful view of City Palace from Lake Pichola

    The City Palace Jaipur is a perfect combination of Mughal, Rajputana, and European styles of architecture. ” It follows the ‘Vastu Shatra’ which is said to be facilitating the art of living and the atmosphere in the palace.”

    The palace is structured in ‘Grid Style’ which has four gates to enter and exit. The names of the gates are- Tripolia Gate, Udai Pol, Virendra Pol, and Jaleb Chowk.

    This palace also has some other palaces, courtyards, gardens, terraces, temples, balconies, and patios which have latticework, jail work, inlaid ornamentations, and carved marble. The walls of this palace reflect the Mughal style which has mirrors and latticework.

    Opening Hours

    • Monday 9:30 AM – 5 PM
    • Tuesday 9:30 AM – 5 PM
    • Wednesday 9:30 AM – 5 PM
    • Thursday 9:30 AM – 5 PM
    • Friday 9:30 AM – 5 PM
    • Saturday 9:30 AM –5 PM
    • Sunday 9:30 AM – 5 PM

    Entry & Others Fees

    • Fee for Indian Adults: INR 130 (per person)
    • Fee for Indian Students: INR 70 (per person)
    • Fee for Senior Citizens: INR 110 (per person)
    • Fee for Foreign Adults: INR 500 (per person)

    How to Reach

    By air: You can reach Jaipur quickly if you are going by air. The nearest airport to the City palace is the Jaipur International Airport (JIA). It is situated at a distance of 12.3 km from this well-known palace. It is well connected to the other cities of the country. You will easily find local transport at the airport. Which can take you to your destination. 

    By train: It is a great option to go to Jaipur by train. Situated at a distance of 4.7 km from the City Palace, the Jaipur Junction Railway Station is the nearest railway station to this palace. It has a good connection with the other cities of Rajasthan and the major cities of India. Local transport like taxis and cabs can be found at the railway station. By hiring them you can reach.

    By Road: You can find local transport which can take you to the place.

    Tips for Travellers

    Carry essential things like a photo ID card, water bottle, etc. with you in a small bag or purse. Wear comfortable clothes. It may take a long time to visit this palace properly.

    FAQ

    Que-01: Is this place safe to visit?

    Ans: Yes, the City Palace, Jaipur is a safe place for tourists. You can go there without any doubt. As you will meet several kinds of people there you have to be careful. For your convenience here is the local police station information for you:

    Location: XR2R+87H, Ganesh Colony, Parasrampuri, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302002, India

    Google map: https://g.co/kgs/DRrv3o

    Que-02: Is photography allowed in this place?

    Ans: This palace is wonderful for photography. Photography is allowed in the palace. But one needs to pay a minimal fee for that. It is mentioned below-

    Photography: INR 50

    Videography: INR 150

    Que-03: Is there any parking zone in City Palace Jaipur?

    Ans: Yes, there is a public parking zone near the City Palace, Jaipur. Visitors can park their vehicles there.

    Que-04: When is the best time to visit the City Palace Jaipur?

    Ans: You can visit this majestic palace anytime. But September to March is the best time to visit this palace. The weather of the city remains very pleasant, soothing, and cool during these months. It is the best time for sightseeing. So, it is advisable for you to plan your trip between September to March. 

    Places to visit near City Palace, Jaipur:

    • Hawa Mahal
    • Jantar Mantar – Jaipur
    • Nahargarh Fort
    • Albert Hall Museum
    • Rambagh Palace, Jaipur
    • THIKANA MANDIR SRI GOVIND DEV JI JAIPUR
    • Jal Mahal

    We wish you all the best for your journey. Happy Travel!!!

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