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City Palace of Jaipur
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Full-Day Jaipur Tour including Amber Fort and City Palace with Lunch
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Jaipur Day Tour with Bollywood Movie and a Visit to a Local Astrologer
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Private Jaipur Day Trip from Delhi By Car
Ranked #16 of 244 things to do in Jaipur
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Baby buggy parking, Activities for older children, Lockers / storage, Wheelchair access
Reviewed 23 November 2013

a big palace with different parts,yards,some small museums of clothes,coins,etc. in other parts you can see big jars as water source in previous times alongside with guns and snake dance in the yard. it is very close to jantar mantar,just some steps away.it worth a visit.

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Reviewed 21 November 2013

A great place to visit. It give you an idea of the life of a royal family. Their richness and the advantage and privilege they enjoy in life. Well the made also some nice things when you see all the se palaces, castles and fortification. It makes you wonder how life was during these times and how life was simple and well coordinated between people. We spend some good time there and it was certainly a place worth the visit. The place is well kept by the royal family and I didn't mind to pay an entry fee to get in.

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Reviewed 19 November 2013

City Palace is nice and gives you a peek in the life of royals with the pictures displayed in the museum, weapon display . Nice to visit the City Palace.

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Reviewed 19 November 2013

The palace was built by Rajahstani kings after establishing the city of Jaipur, right in the center of town, between Jantar Mantar and Hawa Mahal. Both of them overshade the City palace in their beauty and how interesting they are.
If you buy the plain ticket (not including the royal chambers), which is normally priced (around 10 USD, if I remember correct) you can visit the inner courtyards with some not so interesting museums like the wardrobe costumes museum, arms and weapons museum and miniature painting making museum.
The last one is the most interesting, with really great art works. Employed artists will explain the painting process, and try to sell you their work but at astronomical prices. Similar (or maybe the same) you can buy in the street shops at several times lower prices (with bargaining of course), and it will be a perfect memory to your visit of Jaipur.
In those courtyards memorable are two gigantic silver jars (biggest in the world, inscribed in Guiness record book), and a very nice 4 seasons courtyard with great door artwork.
Now, if you wish to visit the interior of the City palace, the royal chambers, an extra ticket of 40 USD!!!! pp is required. There are some posters hanging at the ticket office of what you're going to see (lavishly, even kitsch decorated rooms with gold, silver, marble,...), but we didn't pay that price.

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Reviewed 18 November 2013

If you love photography and own a wide angle lens, this place is a treat. The beautiful coral archways, the various shades of pink on the walls, and those four amazing gateways that represented the four seasons ( Riddhi Siddhi Pol)

The whole thing is a photographers delight!

But I have one major gripe about this place. The fact that they kept giving the Riddhi Siddhi Pol courtyard for events and functions at any day of the week. Honestly we can understand that this is unavoidable really. But would it be too much to ask for you guys to limit it to one day of the week and notify the general public so that you’d know which day to avoid it?

The first time we went there, the whole courtyard was cordoned off for a dinner party. So we decided to take some time out from our precious holiday, spend the steep cost of the entry fees and camera charges, and come back all the way a few days later only to find that the whole thing was a mess of wires, sound and light equipment and fake wooden stages for yet another event. We didn’t manage to get even one shot of any of the whole gates without ten things coming in the way. Very disappointing.

But otherwise it was a pretty good place. Because of the event on the first day, we even managed to see a parade of decorated camels and Elephants entering the Palace when we were leaving during closing time.

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