City Palace

Open Time : 9.30 a.m to 5:00 p.m

Entry : paid

Address : City Palace, Tulsi Marg, Gangori Bazaar, J.D.A. Market, Pink City, Jaipur, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

Website : http://www.royaljaipur.in/

Phone : 0141 408 8888

Why to visit City Palace

The enormous complex, which was constructed by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh between 1729 and 1732, took nearly one-seventh of the walled city. It displays a variety of one-of-a-kind handcrafted goods that are a part of the City Palace's royal past. It displays a fusion of Rajput and Mughal architectural styles.


  • It contains three gates, called "Tripolia Gate," "Udai Pol," and "Virendra Pol," and was constructed out of red and pink sandstone.
  • The palace complex is organised into a grid and contains several buildings, including Chandra Mahal, Govind Dev Ji Temple, Mubarak Mahal, and Diwan-I-Khas.
  • The Palace is the ideal fusion of design, art, colour, and culture thanks to its murals, mosaics, honeycomb glass panes, and exquisite brickwork.

Inside City Palace

  • Chandra Mahal: This enormous building has seven levels with a magnificent peacock pattern at the entrance. The balconies of this Mahal provide a panoramic view of the entire city of Jaipur.
  • Pritam Niwas Chowk: Four gates denoting the four seasons can be found here. The first gate features images of autumn, summer, spring, and winter.
  • Diwan-i-Aam: Public gatherings were held in this location. It is open, covers a huge surface, and is embroidered.
  • Diwan-i-Khas: In comparison to Diwan-i-Am, this is much smaller and more private. It has unique silver vessels. It was only for the king and the royal family's special guests.
  • Maharani Palace: This served as the royal family's women's residence but is now a component of the City Palace Museum where a number of weapons are on show.

Guides Availability 

Guides are available in a variety of languages, with fees varying according to the number of people.

How To Reach: 

You can take a cab, auto rickshaw, or bus directly from the city centre.

Nearby Attractions

  • Jantar Mantar (100 m)
  • Tripolia Bazaar (400 m)
  • Hawa Mahal (1 km)
  • Johari Bazaar (1 km)

Entry Fees

  • Indians: INR 100 
  • Foreigners: INR 500 

Other Charges

  • Photography: INR 50 
  • Videography: INR 150

Ideal Duration: 1 hour
Best Time To Visit: September to February 

FAQ on City Palace

What is the cost of admission to City Palace?

The cost to enter City Palace is INR 100 for Indian citizens and INR 500 for foreigners. There are additional fees of INR 50 for photography and INR 150 for videography.

When is the most ideal time to visit City Palace?

Mornings and evenings are cooler and less crowded. The winter months of October to March are ideal for visiting this destination.

What are the nearby attractions close to City Palace?

The nearby attractions include: Jantar Mantar (100 m), Tripolia Bazaar (400 m), and Hawa Mahal (1 km).

How to reach City Palace?

The City Palace is readily available from both Jaipur Airport and the railway station. It is approximately 12 kilometres from the airport and nearly 5 kilometres from the railway station. It is located near Jantar Mantar in the old market area.

Special Tip

It is recommended that you wear comfortable shoes because you will be walking a lot to cover the palace grounds. Wear comfortable clothing as well, as the palace is exposed with wide courtyards between different structures. If you want to rent an audio guide, bring your government ID proof with you. Please keep in mind that the Aadhar card is not valid in this case.

By Mehrosh Shamim

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