is the private palace of the current ruler and is
approached through a number of courtyards. Mubarak Mahal, in the first
courtyard, was once a guesthouse and is now a textile museum. There are
number of other museums displaying old costumes and uniforms, carpets,
mementos, elephant 'saddles' and an armoury containing a fascinating
array of fearsome and inventive weapons dating back to the Mogul era.
Opposite to Chandra Mahal lies the Badal Mahal. The place is surrounded
with beautiful gardens. Outside the building is a large silver vessel,
which the Maharaja used to take on his trips to England to carry
drinking water. A beautifully carved marble gate with brass doors leads
to the second courtyard where Diwan-I-Khas, the hall of private
audiences, is found.
Plan Your Visit:
The mesmerizing beauty of the City Palace can be experienced in a
period of one to two days.
Climate of Jaipur is extreme with hot and humid summers and chilly
winters. Maximum temperatureduring the summers (from April to July)
reaches a high of around 45ºC. On the other hand winters have sunny
and pleasant days and bitterly cold nights. Temperature can touch a low
of around 5ºC, mostly during the nights. Major problems in the
winter are fog that envelops the city in the evening. If you are
planning to visit Jaipur in summers, bring with you light cotton
clothes. Light woolen clothes during would do the needful in the
winters. Monsoon starts in the third week of July, but the state does
not experience much of rainy days.
Jaipur is connected to Delhi (300Km), Mumbai,
Udaipur, Jodhpur, Aurangabad, Calcutta and Varanasi by domestic flights.
The train service to Jaipur is available from all
the major parts of the country.
Jaipur can be accessed from all the major places in
Rajasthan, Gujarat, Delhi and Mumbai by bus.