India - Be in the Rendezvous land of color, culture and fauna - City Palace is one of the finest exampler of Rajputana grandeur. Every year City Palace museum in Jaipur is a good repository of royal specimens. Thanks to these, it beckons thousands of travellers from all across the globe.

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City Palace Jaipur

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The magnificent City Palace is in the centre of the Pink City of Jaipur, enclosed by high walls and set amidst fine gardens and courtyards. Since it was built by Jai Singh in 1728 it has been the principal residence for the Maharajas of Jaipur and the successive rulers have each added to it.
The Royal Abode:

City Palace
The Inner facade of the City Palace of Jaipur:
The City Palace occupies a significant place on the map of Jaipur. The spectacular City Palace is the residence of the former ruling family of Jaipur. It occupies the centre of the city, covering one-seventh of its area and surrounded by a high wall - the Sarahad.
City Palace
Corridor of the City Palace :
The Palace was built during the glory days and till today it exhibits the splendor and majesty of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. The doors and gateways preserve their flamboyant decoration and the palace is considered to be an architectural gem of Jaipur.

City Palace
Chandra Mahal 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.
Travel connectivity:
» Air: Jaipur is connected to Delhi (300Km), Mumbai, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Aurangabad, Calcutta and Varanasi by domestic flights.
» Rail: The train service to Jaipur is available from all the major parts of the country.
» Road: Jaipur can be accessed from all the major places in Rajasthan, Gujarat, Delhi and Mumbai by bus.

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