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  • Entrance Fee:
    Indian: INR 200 Foreigner: INR 700
  • Opening Hour:
    9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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  • LocationJaipur, Rajasthan

  • Opening Hours 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM

  • Entrance Fee Indian: INR 200 Foreigner: INR 700

  • Camera Fee INR 400

City Palace in Jaipur

Built by Raja Jai Singh 2, The City Palace is one of the best Jaipur Tourist attractions. Occupying as much as 1/7 the of city’s total place, a magnificent brass gateway welcomes you to the main palace building. As you enter the area, you get to see the Mubarak Mahal. The particular mahal is a great attraction for tourists as it houses the textile section of the Raja Sawai Man Singh 2 Museum. Each of the features of the museum will be a treat to your eye.

There are also a number of other attractions in the palace that not only lures tourists. These tourist attractions are not only an attraction for tourists but they also play a vital role in making the museum look more beautiful. Some of the palaces in the museum are as follows:

  • Sri Govind Dev temple Diwan-e-Khas

  • Chandra Mahal

  • Badal Mahal

These places are wonderful to visit for tourists. For instance, the Chandra Mahal, a seven storey building is the best place to witness the Rajput school of art. The 4th floor of the building with the name Shiva Nivas has some of the most beautifully decorated mirror work along with gold and mica leaves.

Accessing the City Palace is also easy as the place is well-connected to other parts of Rajasthan. Reaching Rajasthan has turned very easy these days with the availability of number of flights, trains and an excellent network of roads. Domestic tourists as well as foreign tourists easily reach Jaipur and from there they take easy drive to reach City Palace.

City Palace Jaipur History

In 1559, Udai Singh II built the fortress as a residence for members of the royal family. During the 18th century, Sawai Jai Singh II, the Rajput king of Amber, commissioned the work on the City Palace Complex's outer wall. In 1727, the Rajpur king moved its capital from Amer to Jaipur because of water shortages and population growth. Vidyadhar Bhattacharya was given responsibility for designing the City Palace Complex.

City Palace Architecture

The architecture of City Palace is a fusion of Rajputana, Mewar, and Mughal influences, but its predominant architectural style is Rajputana. The City Palace complex consists of palaces, pavilions, temples, and gardens. Intricate carvings, ornamental arches, and delicate mirrorwork show exquisite craftsmanship. Mewar architecture can be seen in Zenana Mahal, Manak Mahal, and Sheesh Mahal. Rajputana influence can be seen in the archways, and domes. Amar Vilas, a lovely hanging garden terrace with breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape, combines Mughal and Rajputana architectural elements.

Inside City Palace, Jaipur

Mubarak Mahal: It is also known as the Welcome Palace, and it used to be used to receive visiting dignitaries. Maharaja Madho Singh built this structure in the 19th century.

Chandra Mahal: From the palace, one can enjoy a beautiful view of the city and the gardens.

Chhavi Nivas: The rainy season is a great time to view this complex section. Throughout the complex, blue walls and floors add to its beauty. The view of the rocky hills is stunning from the sixth floor.

The Palace Complex also features The Diwan-i-Galleria, Peacock Gate, Diwan-i-Galleria, Pitam Niwas, Peacock Courtyard, and Royal Jai Niwas Garden.

Interesting Facts about City Palace

  • It was built by Udai Singh II.

  • This complex combines Rajput Mughal and Mewar architecture.

  • The Mubarak Mahal served as a reception centre

  • Diwan-i-Galleria displays rare manuscripts, weapons, and other artifacts.

  • The Peacock Gate features intricate peacock motifs.

How To Reach City Palace In Udaipur?

There is good connectivity between this palace and other parts of the city and state. There are three ways to get to City Palace: by air, rail, or road. The closest airport to City Palace is Dabok, which is located in Udaipur . From here you can take cab to reach City Palace.

It is also possible to get to Udaipur by train, since it has a railway station that is well-connected to major cities in India. From nearby cities, various buses run regularly to Udaipur, so travelers who prefer road trips can choose this option.

City Palace Jaipur Timings

The city palace is open from 9:30 AM to 7:00 PM. The best time to visit is in the morning or evening to avoid the heat.

City Palace Jaipur Ticket Price

For Indians, the entry fee to the city palace museum is Rs 200, while for children and senior citizens it is Rs 100. The ticket price for foreigners is a little high, It’s rs 700 for adults and rs 430 for children and senior citizens.


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Q: What is the best time to visit City Palace?

Ans: Jaipur is best visited between October and March when the weather is relatively cool. A morning or evening visit is best, as the sun gets too hot in the middle of the day.

Q: Is photography allowed inside the City Palace?

Ans: Photography and videography are permitted at City Place, but there is a fee for it. You will have to pay 50 rupees for taking pictures, and 150 rupees for taking videos.

Q: What are the opening hours of the City Palace?

Ans: The City Palace is open from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm and from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm. If you wish to see the light and sound show, visit after 7:00 pm. Be aware that you will need to purchase another ticket.

Q: How much is the entrance fee to the City Palace?

Ans: For Indians, the entry fee to the city palace is Rs 200, while for foreign tourists, it is Rs 700.  This is only the entry fee; you'll have to pay more if you want to take a picture.