Palace complex is divided into a series of gardens, courtyards and
extensive buildings. Some of the prominent palaces inside the complex
are Chandra Mahal, Badal Mahal, Shri Govind Devji Temple and Mubarak
Private Audience -
There is an amazing gateway with a grand door in brass opening to a
royal courtyard. Hall of Private Audience is in the centre of the
courtyard. It is an open hall. This hall exhibits 2 largest silver
vessels which are in the Guiness Book of World Records.
Gallery and Museum
in the right hand corner of the inner courtyard. This was the hall of
the public audience. Today it houses a picture gallery with a fine
collection of Persian and Indian miniatures, some of the carpets the
Maharajas had made for them and an equally fine collection of
Mahal is the residence of Bhavani Singh who was the Maharaja of
Jaipur. From this Mahal one can have an amazing views of the city and
the gardens. Chandra Mahal is fully ornamented with paintings, mirror
walls, ceilings and floral decorations. It is a place of absolute
beauty and luxury.
Mahal, the main royal residence, is topped by Mukut Mahal, an elegant
pavilion with a curvilinear roof. In the North East corner of the
courtyard is the Krishna door. This is so named because its surface is
embossed with scenes of the Gods life. The door is sealed in a
traditional way with a rope sealed with wax over the lock.
a) Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum - The ground and first floor of the Chandra Mahal form this Museum.
b) "Sukh Nivas" or the "Hall of Rest"
Niwas is painted in Wedgewood blue fully decorated with white lining.
Sukh Niwas has the drawing and dining room of the Maharaja which is
fully ornamented with mughal miniatures, silver and glass dining
c) "Shobha Nivas" It is on the 4th floor of the Chandra Mahal. It is also
known as "Hall of Beauty". The walls of the Shobha Nivas are fully
decorated with mirror walls with blue tiles ornamented with mica and
gold leaf. It is still under the control of the present Maharaja.
d) "Chhavi Nivas" or Hall of Images It is on the 5th floor. In the rainy
season this place was the retreat of the Maharaja. It has an elegant
floor of blue and white painted walls.
It is just opposite the
Chandra Mahal. Between the Badal Mahal and
Chandra Mahal lies the Govind Devji Temple. A wonderful system of
fountains is placed in the middle of the covered path between Chandra
Mahal and Badal Mahal. Another important part of the palace complex is
the Hawa Mahal.
Mahal was founded in the late 19th century by Maharaja Madho Singh II.
It was initially a guest house. It forms a part of the eastern wall of
the palace complex and seen to advantage only from the street outside
the palace is the Hawa Mahal. Mubarak Mahal lies in the first
courtyard lies of the palace which is the palace of welcome or
reception. It was used as a reception centre earlier. Now, Mubarak
Mahal contains the textile section of the Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II
or the Hall of Public Audience
This Hall is ornamented with red and gold, Persian and Afghan carpets,
textiles, precious manuscripts, palanquins, and miniature paintings.
Ridhi Sidhi Pol is decorated
with four small doorways which are ornamented with motifs
which represents the four seasons.
Maharani Palace which is known as the palace of the Queen, it exhibits
a huge display of fifteenth amazing weaponry. Other exhibits inside
include pistols, guns, pouches of gun powder, swords, small cannons,
armours, ivory, jewellery etc.
entrance fees of City Palace, Jaipur is Rs. 300 for Foreign Tourists
75 for Indian Tourists.