City Palace of Jaipur
City Palace of Jaipur
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Points of Interest & LandmarksHistory Museums
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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City Palace forms one of the most famous tourist attractions and a major landmark in Jaipur. The beautiful palace was built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh during his reign. Among the various forts and palaces of Jaipur, City Palace stands apart, with its outstanding art and architecture.
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  • sayon s
    Kolkata (Calcutta), India84 contributions
    Best part of city spots
    Nice place to spend time if you like kings and stories. We took a guide but it was same was covered in the text in front of exhibits. There’s plenty to see . Keep time and preferably go early. After 12 it will be like a fair.
    Visited November 2022
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 13 December 2022
  • R Goel
    Pune, India481 contributions
    A must visit place on a Jaipur tour
    It is a must visit place on a Jaipur tour. Sprawling place. Most of the exhibits display the lavish lifestyle of the kings and their families. The ticket is on the higher side, being a public property. Easy to access, being in the heart of the city.. the city grew around it over the years. Many of the attractions such as Jantar Mantar, Hawa Mahal and Govind Dev ji temple are adjacent to our within walking distance of the palace.
    Visited December 2022
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 14 December 2022
  • Wani Zahari
    1 contribution
    A must visit place if you’re in Jaipur!
    A must visit place if you’re visiting Jaipur! A beautiful palace that is still quite well preserved. I was there with my family and we bought a private tour package, which also included visits to Jantar Mantar, Amber Fort, and a few other places. Our tour guide Satish was very knowledgeable (and he took really good photos! Highly recommended. Do contact him if you are looking for a tour guide:+91 98293 55664). We went when it was not the school holidays, so the crowd wasn’t that bad. But if you’re visiting during the holidays, I have heard that the palace can be quite crowded, so you may want to plan your visit earlier in the morning.
    Visited December 2022
    Travelled with family
    Written 15 December 2022
  • weiwei_sg
    Kaziranga National Park, India208 contributions
    An amazing peek into the lives of Maharajas
    We took the Royal Tour rather than the normal entry to the courtyards and galleries. The cost of INR 4000 per foreigner/INR 3000 per Indian resident compared to INR750 for the usual entry. The difference was access to the private residence and rooms not opened to the general public. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour and catching a glimpse of how the Rajasthani royalty used to live. The demonstration of the sparkling lights at the Mirror Room, the opulence of the Golden Room, and the artistry of the Blue Room need to be seen to be believed. The guide was also knowledgeable and really added to the visit. It was well worth the cost. Pro Tip: students with documentary proof of student status and children below 12 pay INR 2000.
    Visited December 2022
    Travelled with family
    Written 22 December 2022
  • Sumesh K
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates236 contributions
    The Way the roayls are living
    Our first time in Jaipur and part of tour we visited the city place , it is a good place and while understanding the history it is really worth to visit. But they charge INR 3000 to visit inside and top of the city palace , which we feels that it is exorbitently high compare to the similer experances in India. So please be careful on that part while you are visiting this place
    Visited December 2022
    Written 7 January 2023
  • exploredaunexplored
    Mumbai, India1,654 contributions
    Culturally rich
    It seems when the king is in the palace, there are two flags hoisted and when he's out then only one flag. Beware of the artisans selling their art. It's good to see but exorbitant to buy. I got tricked into buying one. The museum a shop has much better stuff. City palace is full of colors. The gates depicting the four seasons - wow! So pretty and intricate work of art. There's a painting gallery as well but you can't take photos. To visit the blue mahal you have to pay extra.
    Visited March 2022
    Travelled solo
    Written 9 January 2023
  • David D
    1,204 contributions
    The palace of the old rulers and the current residence of their descendants.
    The City Palace is still occupied by descendants of the rulers of Jaipur. The palace is not run by the government and thus the prices are rather higher here than for other attractions in Jaipur. The palace has some impressive rooms and buildings. It is worth taking a guide here, as the stories are not obvious to outsiders. The huge silver jugs are said to be the biggest in the world, and were used to transport water from the Ganges for the ruler to drink while on a trip to England. There are painting and cashmere workshops in the building and these have generally good quality items for a reasonable price, however you should not feel pressured into buying anything. Overall, definitely a place worth seeing while in Jaipur.
    Visited January 2023
    Written 4 February 2023
  • patralak
    Bangkok, Thailand309 contributions
    The private tour is expensive but worth it.
    The cover of Lonely Planet Guidebook of Rajasthan is one of the doors in this palace. The private tour is INR 4000 per person regardless how many people in your group. The guide, old one just speak, but do not take photos for you. The young ones try to take photos for tourists as well. I can see the different when these two generations stand next to each other. The details of these master piece of art is exquisite. Please come and have a look with your own eyes.
    Visited February 2023
    Written 13 February 2023
  • Marcel R
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands2 contributions
    The guide, and the private tour.
    Had a tour with Gajendra who was excellent! A beautiful place, if you’re in Jaipur must visit. He knows the history well, and the private tour was really worth the additional price on the ticket. He can show you around more places in Jaipur as well!
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 14 February 2023
  • podrozniczka60
    New Jersey14,816 contributions
    Opulence and exquisite craftmanship.
    Beautiful palace became the seat of Maharaja after he had moved his capital from Amber. It is important to visit this place with a knowledgeable guide or read about it ahead of time. There is not only a lot of history here but also many spectacular nook, structures, decorative elements etc. Pritam Chowk is a great place for photos with its 4 sets of decorative doors depicting the seasons. Make a note of the largest silver urns in the world created for Sing II for his trip to London as he could not possibly do without the water from Ganges. The audience hall is spectacular as well. Interesting and enjoyable destination.
    Visited January 2023
    Written 24 February 2023
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42 contributions
Nov 2023 • Family
This palace has amazing history. Make sure you take a guide to enjoy this place even more. There's a restaurant and a bar right inside the cafe for you to enjoy right after the tour. It is slightly on the expensive side though
Written 28 November 2023
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Nov 2023 • Family
The workers at the museum treat tourists like beggars. We missed that clicking picture isn't allowed at one place and took a photo today at Silahkhana (armour and arsenal gallery), and the guards over there started shouting badly while the situation could be handled gracefully. Clearly, the royals of Jaipur are FAILED to teach manners to their staff, they really need to learn how to behave well. Jaipur City palace royals need to put some grace into the staff behaviour. What a (bad) welcome by Jaipur city palace. #padharomharedesh #jaipurroyalsfailed
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Written 26 November 2023
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Prrasenjit Roy
Kolkata (Calcutta), India29 contributions
Oct 2023 • Family
You may skip this if you are planning to visit Udaipur as Udaipur City Palace is a worthy one...Also this one's entry fee on higher side. Anyway, this is nothing when we compared with Udaipur City Palace!
Written 14 November 2023
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Paulomee D
1 contribution
Nov 2023 • Solo
While visiting Amer place I was told that most of the royals artifacts could be seen in city place. As a history enthusiast, I was looking forward to the visit. But the bumps on the way made my experience a little sour. You need to carry cash or card at the ticket counter as they don't have upi payment (I mean WHAT!!)!! The museum is mainly divided into 5 parts:
1. Textile museum (Mubarak Mahal)
2. Weapon museum (Silah-khana)
3. Pritam Niwas (It has 4 doors depicting four seasons i.e. Spring, summer, Autum and Rain)
4. Royal Court Museum
5. Vehicle Museum
Twist in the tale is except for Pritam Niwas you can't take a single photo inside the museums (may be if you cash out extra for the royal tours which ranges from 1500 INR to 3500 INR)!!! Capitalism much?!! Though the inside of the museums especially the decors are simply mind blowing but not getting to keep a memento (a photo) is such a bummer!!! By the way offline ticket costs more than online tickets!!!! So if you are planning to go do yourself a favour and buy tickets online.
My feedback : Meh (because of the prohibition!!)
Written 12 November 2023
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Guide37768178201
Jaipur, India2 contributions
Nov 2023 • Family
Best part of jaipur sightseeing .
We seen yesterday and enjoy so much looking and enterior was so good also staff also vo operativr
Written 6 November 2023
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JohnRegoPark
Rego Park, NY1,133 contributions
Nov 2023 • Solo
In order to keep the lights on, the prince of Rajasthan has opened up his palace for viewing. You pass through spacious courtyards and fanciful open air structures. The building has few areas to hide from the sun, do plan your visit for earlier in the day.
Written 4 November 2023
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Milind Kshirsagar
Nagpur, India191 contributions
Sep 2023 • Family
Very costly as compared to other Indian palaces. A private enterprise hence not that worthy. However peacock door, weapon gallery and some part of palace is really good. But cost spoils the fun.
Written 21 October 2023
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Andythebaggie
Birmingham, UK2,326 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
The palace of Jaipur is still occupied by the royal family, however it’s a large site so there’s still plenty to see.
It’s close to the astronomical observatory so they can be visited on the same trip.
Once you pass through the ornate gatehouse you are in a large square with many of the buildings terracotta colour. The pair of huge silver vases which the maharaja took to England holding sacred water from the Ganges are quite a sight. As are the magnificently attired guards who are happy to pose for a price.
There are various courtyards to explore and a couple of museums in the palace. The military museum has lots of interesting various arms, and the art gallery is also good. No pictures allowed in either. Well worth a visit.
Written 16 October 2023
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Nora K
2 contributions
Oct 2023 • Family
SCAM!!! - not all palace rooms are showed that you pay for - excuse was that it’s closed since Covid, but still you have to pay for all and other room was not closed because it was used by the Maharaja (we complained to the manager) 4000 RUPIES per person is absolutely over priced for the 3 rooms we were able to see. Textile and Artillery museum is not worth to see and buy extra ticket.

700 Rupies ticket is absolutely enough to see all the beautiful things - no guide needed.
Written 10 October 2023
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Vaidehi15
Mumbai, India298 contributions
Oct 2023 • Family
This is one of the must visit place for tourist when at jaipur. You can cover this place with jantar mantar & Hawa mahal. Its just 5 min walk away. Also within the vicinity of Shopping market.

Overall this is learning of history for all. Its place used from 16th century till date it has prince staying in it with his family.

Thus one of the attraction to be covered with all other. Need not specially plan as it will hardly take 30 min - 1 hr. Tickets are 300rs per person which i feel is too high.
Written 3 October 2023
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