City Palace

It is located in the heart of Jaipur, occupying about one-seventh of old city area. The palace complex was built between 1729 and 1732, by Sawai Jai Singh and various structures were later added to it by his successors. It is popularly referred as the City Palace to differentiate it from the ancient Amber Palace. The complex is surrounded by a high wall and is divided into a series of courtyards, gardens and other buildings. The magnificent Chandra Mahal  occupies the cetre stage and is still the residence of  erstwhile ruling. and Mubarak Mahal palaces and other buildings, is a palace complex in Jaipur. It was the seat of the Maharaja of Jaipur. The Chandra Mahal palace now houses a museum but the greatest part of it is still a royal residence.1-DSC04594Full view of City Palace, Jaipur, which is also the Royal residence and a Museum.

Entrance Gate

Gate for entry to the Museum

City Palace

Museum Gate

Royal Residence and Museum

Royal Residence and Museum

City Palace Jaipur

City Palace Jaipur, another Gate to the City Palace

Ganesh Pol (Gate)for City Palace

Ganesh Pol (Gate)for City Palace

Royal Residence

Royal Residence

City Palace Jaipur

City Palace Jaipur

City Palace Museum

City Palace Museum

City Palace

City Palace

The palace was built between 1729 and 1732, initially by Sawai Jai Singh II, the ruler of Amber. He planned and built the outer walls, and later additions were made by successive rulers continuing up to the 20th century. The credit for the urban layout of the city and its structures is attributed to two architects namely, Vidyadhar Bhattacharya, the chief architect in the royal court and Sir Samuel Swinton Jacob, apart from the Sawai himself who was a keen architectural enthusiast. The architects achieved a fusion of the Shilpa shastra of Indian architecture with Rajput,Mughal and European styles of architecture.

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