The City Palace Jaipur is exquisite blend of traditional Rajasthan and
Mughal architecture. Initially the work on the fort was started by Maharaja
Jai Singh II of Kacchwaha clan of Rajput, and later on addition was made to
the Palace complex by his successors. The complex is a home to several
ornamented building like Chandra Mahal, Mubarak Mahal, Badal Mahal, Shri
Govind Dev Temple and the City Palace museums.
» Interesting Feature :
The complex houses a museum that
showcases the grand collection of 2000 weapons that date back to 1580. It is
also a good collection of Various types of Rajasthani dresses a fascinating
armoury of Mughal and Rajput weapons, swords of all shapes and sizes, with
chased handles, some of them inlaid, enamelled, encrusted with jewels and
encased in bold and magnificent scabbards.
» Mubarak Mahal :
Designed and built by Maharaja Madho Singh,
the Mahal has exceptionally beautiful entrance gate in marble with equisite
carved brass doors attached to it. The Mahal also has the Diwan-e-Khas (the
Hall of private audience) and Diwan-e-Aam (the hall of public audience.
Decorated with carvings and Persian manuscripts and Sanskrit.
» Chandra Mahal :
This elegant seven-storied building is a
residence of the ex-ruler and houses a beautiful museum, an armoury and
several other rooms. Chandra Mahal offers panoramic view of the gardens and
the Jaipur city as it is located in the centre of the city palace . The
museum of Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh holds a huge collection of arms and
weapons of the ancient period. And also gives a close picture of the arms &
ammunitions and other art materials including the carpets of his period.
» Badal Mahal :
This Place lies parallel to Chandra Mahal and
is surrounded with beautiful gardens. Outside the building is a large silver
vessel, which the Maharaja used to take on his trips to England to carry