City Palace

City palace is one of the most famous tourist attractions and a major landmark in Jaipur.

Located in the heart of the pink city, City Palace occupies one-seventh of the area of the walled city. Amongst the state’s various forts and palaces, this impressive palace stands apart and has absolutely no parallel!

The palace, with its sprawling complex with huge courtyards, lush gardens, gorgeous buildings and marvellous collection of arts and artefacts, exhibits perfect amalgamation of Mughal and Rajasthani architecture.

The construction of this magnificent monument began way back in 1732 AD during Maharaj Sawai Jai Singh’s reign and continued till late 19th century.

Presently, City Palace is where son of the last Maharaja and his family still resides.

A part of the palace is converted into a museum and is open to tourists. The most prominent and visited structures in the palace complex are Mubarak Mahal, Chandra Mahal, Mukut Mahal, Sri Govind Dev Ji Temple and City Palace Museum.

Mubarak Mahal is a beautiful double-storeyed building completed during the reign of Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh II. For the first two decades, Mubarak Mahal was used as Diwani-e-Khaas, i.e.  to welcome royal guests and during the visits famous exclusive carpets of Jaipur and mighty weapons of the state were displayed here.

Presently, Mubarak Mahal is part of Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II musesum. The ground floor of the building is used to display a magnificent collection of royal costumes and the first floor houses museum offices and a library.

Chandra Mahal is undoubtedly the most exquisite of all the sections and is still occupied by the royal family. Visitors, however, can visit the ground floor where some fine exhibits are on display.

The renowned Govind Dev Ji Temple stands here proudly in the middle of this beautiful structure.

Visit to Jaipur is incomplete without a stop-by at the City palace.


City Palace Jaipur Timings:

09:30 AM to 05:30 PM Daily

09:30 AM to 02:00 PM on Gangore (in March) and on Teej (in August)


City Palace Jaipur Holidays:

Holi/Dhulandi (in March)


City Palace Jaipur Fee For Indian Nationals

Entry Fee:

Adults – INR 75.00

Children (5-12 yrs)/Students/Defence Personnels – INR 40.00

Still Camera Fee: INR 75.00

Video Camera Fee: INR 200.00


City Palace Jaipur Fee For Foreign Nationals

Entry Fee:

Adults – INR 300.00

Children (5-12 yrs)/Students – INR 200.00

Video Camera Fee: INR 200.00



Note:   1. Valid ID cards are to be produced for any concessions to apply.

2. All Indian Nationals are granted concessions on Independence Day and Republic Day.



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