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City Palace in Jaipur

·  Summer: March-May (25°C - 47°C)
·  Winter: December-February (4°C - 30°C)
Monsoon: June-September 

Best time to visit:  October-March

Opening Time: 09:30 a.m.
Closing Time: 05:00 p.m.
Weekly Holiday: Nil

Entry Fees for Indians Adults:  INR 75
Children:  INR 40
Cameras:  INR 75
Video Camera:  INR 200
Entry Fees for Foreign Nationals Adults:  INR 300 (i
Children:  INR 200 (i
Cameras:  N/A
Video Camera:  INR 200
The former royal residence of the Maharaja of Jaipur, the huge City Palace complex is the pride of the Pink City. Home to many alluring palaces, temples, gardens and other structures, it also houses Maharaja Sawai Man Singh Museum. Showcasing the spectacular blend of the Indian Shilpa Shastra and Rajasthani architecture with Mughal architecture and European style, the palace came into existence from 1729-32.

The complex’s top-notch glory is flaunted by a series of beautiful palaces like Mubarak Mahal, Chandra Mahal, Bada Mahal and Maharani Palace. From gigantic gates to the fabulous elements like heavy brass doors, marble interiors, exquisite lattice work, ornamental pillars, intricate arches and grills and inlay work, every aspect of these structures leaves the visitors speechless.

Other marvellous structures and sections of the complex include Diwan-i-Khas, Diwan-iAam, Sri Govindji Temple, Pitam Niwas Chowk and Jai Niwas Garden. The trip to City Palace also promises exploration of wonderful collections like carpets and embroidered rugs, manuscripts, armours and weapons, palanquins, old carriages, European cabs, huge silver vessels and royal costumes.  

Road: Located in the heart of the city, the palace is conveniently accessible by well-maintained roads that may get busier as the day progresses. Cabs, auto-rickshaws and cycle-rickshaws are the most popular modes to reach the palace.

Railway: Jaipur Railway Station, about 5 km. from the palace, is a popular rail access point for the tourists. You can easily get a cab or auto-rickshaw from the station to reach the palace.

Airway: Jaipur Airport is located at Jagatpura, about 12 km. from the palace complex. There is no dearth of regular cabs and auto-rickshaw services that let tourists access the palace and other attractions of the city.