City Palace Jaipur Overview
We can simply define the place in terms of a complex of palaces which includes Mubarak Mahal and Chandra Mahal as the main attraction in Jaipur. It was constructed by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II with tremendous art work of both Mughal and Rajput architectural fusion in it. It is largest in area of the city covering almost one seventh of the old city of Jaipur plus includes the sequence of buildings, gardens and courtyards, temple and museum reflecting out the historical importance of royal grace in Rajasthan.
When and who built it?
The history of the place is vast showing up the royal grace. The city grants it largest area in making of this structure. It was built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II dividing out the city in nine blocks and making the royal palace in the center of the city after the capital was changed from Amer to Jaipur in 1700s. He is also credited for the making of Hawa Mahal and Jantar Mantar. Maharaja was highly influenced by the vastu, Indian science of architecture and thus thought of making walls of the city of
Jaipur with his qualified architects Shilpa Shastra and Vidhyadhar Bhattacharya.
The most prominent structures of the complex include Chandra Mahal, Mubarak Mahal, Mukut Mahal, Shri Govind Dev Temple, Maharani’s Palace and the City Palace Museum. Here the red and pink sand stone is used which adds a special beauty to the palace. Moving on its structure, the complex has three main gates named as Tripolia Gate, Virendra Pol and Udai Pol whereas also has four small gates in the third courtyard. It is really a treat to eyes if one is paying a visit there.
Do they charge to pay a visit to the place?
Yes, this historical place has an entrance fee of INR 2500 which is worth to a visit. The Chandra Mahal is a four story building and the whole trip completes in around one and half to two hours of visit. Even guides are available for the cost of INR 200 from the main gate.
In the end, we can say it is a great blend of design, art and creativity to form such an exquisite symbol.