Jaipur is the colorful capital city of desert state Rajasthan and has several tourist spots to leave anyone speechless with its marvelous architectural monuments and stunning royal glory. Out of all attractions, City Palace always has a greater priority.
City Palace located in the heart of Jaipur city near Hawa Mahal, is a landmark in history of Jaipur and reflects the glorious past of royal families. It was built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II. It has a unique fusion of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture in its design and artwork.
The City Palace complex is spread over a large area occupying one seventh of the old city of Jaipur. It has a sequence of gardens, buildings and courtyards, temple and museum to give it a grand view that reflects its historical importance and magnificent royal grace. Its outer boundary was built by Raja Jai Singh and other structures by his successors to add charm to it. It also served as a residence for former Maharaja of Jaipur.
City Palace has a number of magnificent structures, each one as a part of the glory. Mubarak Mahal is changed into a gallery that has a unique collection of royal costumes and articles of kings and queens. Deewan-e-Khas, deewan-e-Aam are halls used for gatherings.
Seven storied Chandra Mahal, the most beautiful part of the City Palace is decorated with blue tiles studded with mirror artwork and fine paintings giving it an awesome feel. Govind Devji Temple is a peaceful and spiritual place where royal families offer prayers to God. The magnificent City Palace is worth visiting for art loving tourists to relish the royal past.