A journey to the Pink City is always cherished by the tourists, as it has so much to offer. From forts to palaces and temples to gardens, mostly it is the architectural legacies of the royals of Jaipur that draws our attention to them. Grand fort complexes with the awe-inspiring palaces takes us back in time. Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan, was created by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II in 1726.
He decided to shift the capital from Amber or Amer due to its increasing population. The City Palace in Jaipur was built between 1729 and 1732. It served as a royal residence throughout the rule of Kachwaha Rajputs. In fact, most part of Chandra Mahal at the City Palace is still a home of the royal family.
Today, the City Palace is one of the tourist places in Jaipur. The beautiful palace complex has a lot to explore and is often crowded. Huge entrance gates, beautiful doorways, murals, enticing palaces and museums of the Jaipur City Palace is worth a visit.
Now, come along as we are going to take you on a photo tour to the City Palace in Jaipur to have a look at what a splendid beauty this palace indeed is.
The City Palace in Jaipur has 3 main entrances: Virendra Pol, Udai Pol and Tripolia Pol. The tourists are allowed only at the entrances of Virendra Pol and Udai Pol, whereas the Tripolia Pol (gate) is used by the Royal Family only.
Diwan-i-Khas is one of the most beautiful attractions at the City Palace in Jaipur. It was used for official meetings and to meet guests. Diwan-i-Khas is also called Sarvato Bhadra, which means auspicious from all sides.
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The Mubarak Mahal is a 19th century old architectural building, which was built during the rule of Maharaja Madho Singh II. It was used as a reception area during the royal times. Today, Mubarak Mahal is a museum with textile exhibits belonging to the royal family.
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Pritam Nivas Chowk
Pritam Nivas Chowk is a unique courtyard with four entrance doors leading to the Chandra Mahal. The speciality is that these four doors represent the four different seasons. The Peacock Gate represents autumn, the Rose Gate portrays winter, the Lotus Gate depicts summer and the Green Gate represents the spring season.
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Chandra Mahal is the main palace with 7 storeys and the most part of the building is still a royal residence. The ground floor has been converted into a museum that is open for the general public. Chandra Mahal is one of the main attractions in the City Palace in Jaipur.
Sri Govind Dev Ji Temple
Sri Govind Devji Temple is a Krishna Temple that is located inside the City Palace in Jaipur. It is said the the idol of Krishna was brought from Vrindavan during the reign of the King Sawai Jai Singh II.
Various Other Attractions
You can also see various other attractions like the old cannons, beautiful statues, murals, doorways, courtyards, chandeliers, clock tower, chariots, etc., inside the palace premises.
Ridhi Sidhi Pol
Ridhi Sidhi Pol is another gateway that leads to the Pritam Nivas Courtyard that is present inside the City Palace of Jaipur.
The interior view of the structures in the City Palace is just amazing and worth having a look at in person. You will see beautiful wall paintings, motifs, artefacts, etc., here.
Distant View Of The City Palace
The City Palace is one of the top most-visited tourist attractions in Jaipur. It was a stronghold of the Kachwaha Rajputs till the time of Indian independence.