A magnificent palace complex in the heart of Jaipur, the City Palace is one structure that rightly reflects the city’s Maharaja culture. It is believed that the City Palace was the royal seat of the Maharaja of Jaipur, who belonged to the Kachwaha Rajput clan. The architects were able to beautifully present a fusion of Indian Shilpa Shastra, Mughal as well as European style of architecture through this sprawling complex. The palace was constructed between 1729 and 1732, and its construction was commissioned initially by King Sawai Jai Singh II, the ruler of Amer.
In order to preserve the heritage of the bygone era, few portions of the City Palace have been converted into museums and galleries. As one enters the palace complex, the very first thing that is likely to catch his eye are the richly decorated gateways. A total of three captivating gateways-Virendra Pol, Udai Pol and Tripolia Gate greet the visitors right at the entry point of City Palace.
Post entrance, one can make his way to different directions which lead to the prominent attractions inside City Palace. Attractions like Mubarak Mahal, Chandra Mahal, Pitam Niwas Chowk, Diwan-I-Khas, Diwan-E-Aam and Maharani Palace make City Palace one of the best places to visit in Jaipur.