A trip to Jaipur would be incomplete without a visit to the City palace. The City palace would be a great place to learn and explore the nuances of construction and architecture for architecture lovers. The courtyards, gardens and magnificent buildings exhibit the architectural planning and royalty of the kings of the palace.
The City palace is located in the heart of the Pink city and reflects the Mughal, Rajput and European architectural styles. The entire palace complex houses the Chandra Mahal, Mubarak Mahal, Mukut Mahal, Maharani’s Palace, Shri Govind Dev Temple and the City Palace Museum.
The gates to the palace, the ‘UdaiPol’, ‘Jaleb Chowk’, ‘Tripolia Gate’ and ‘Virendra Pol’ are beautifully decorated possess a great sense of art and beauty. One of the main attractions in the city palace is the peacock gate which is present in the inner courtyard and provides entrance into the Chandra Mahal. It has intricate workmanship featuring beautiful peacocks and is an example of the magnificent work of the Mughals.
There is a museum located in the Chandra Mahal and one can find huge swords and intricate weapons, manuscripts , carpets and clothes belonging to the royal family. The large silver urns found there are the largest in the world and have made their way into the Guinness book of world records.
Spending an entire day at the royal palace and learning the glorious history behind it is phenomenal.
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