City Palace, also known as the Vinay Vilas Mahal, is a magnificent palace in the city of Alwar giving a glimpse into the resplendent lifestyle of Maharajas. The grand monument was built by Raja Bakhtawar in 1793 AD. The palace has a vibrant history. Many illustrious Mughal kings, like Babar, Jahangir, and Rajput kings, like Maharaja Pratap Singh, have spent time at the fort. The glorious structure is famous for its central courtyard that has a marble designed lotus tower.
The colossal palace is a viewer's treat with its mirror and murals work, as well as its splendid range of miniature paintings. The palace treasury has an ornate gold and velvet throne and a priceless drinking cup cut out of a single emerald. The stables feature a mammoth and a double-storeyed, four-elephant carriage. The palace now houses a museum preserving the royal memorabilia, historic exhibits, prized pieces and some rare manuscripts.