City Palace of Jaipur, Jaipur

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Smack dab in the middle of the old town core, City Palace of Jaipur plays home to a royal residence and blends a fusion of architectural styles. Explore the expansive palace complex, built with distinctive pink sandstone and white accents, to see its intricate network of verandas, courtyards, meeting halls, and other rooms. You'll see elements of classic Indian, Mughal, European, and local Rajput construction techniques throughout, a result of the many additions to the palace since its origins in the late 1720s. Don't miss popping into the art gallery inside the public audience hall, as it features an array of centuries-old scriptures and other works of art from the region. Alternatively, visit the armory for a look at one of the nation's finest collections of historic weaponry. Add City Palace of Jaipur and other attractions to your Jaipur trip itinerary using our Jaipur driving holiday planner .
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  • Meet randomly in the street. Guys spoke great English and promised an amazing day in the city. We were so glad we choose them. Great knowledge of the city best places to go. Great fun and full of laug...  more »
  • City Palace is a beautiful building in downtown Jaipur. Because we already had a guide at Amber Fort that day, we decided against one at Palace. That would have become too much guide input for us. Unfortunately, without some kind of guide, the Palace is hardly worth seeing. The individual exhibits are lovingly presented in shop windows, not always labeled and provided with hardly any extra information. The few information boards with a bit of interesting knowledge are located outside in the direct sun and therefore do not invite you to read. The individual rooms for viewing are hidden and poorly signposted, so I can't say exactly if we've seen it all in the Palace. The photo penalty also seems arbitrary and, above all, aimed at foreign-looking people. The whole time I had the feeling of having to save myself from trick scams and therefore could not enjoy the beauty of the palace itself. Verdict: Great building, not recommended without a guide and for the price I would have expected more information and more protection from scams.
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  • Disappointing how the ticket office tried to tell us the entry fee was about $42 per person, including a guide. We finally convinced him we wanted the 700 rupee ticket. He then informed us we could only see the outside of the palace but not anything inside. This is totally untrue. We were able to visit several galleries of which I liked the Armory best. The painted ceilings were amazing but unfortunately no photos allowed in there. Lots of very, very large rifles on display. Looked more like small canons. There are quite a few men in uniforms that appear to be staff, but actually just want money for posing with you. After we bought our tickets I overheard another American shocked women saying to her family that the prices must have gone up in the last ten years. She was charged $120 for herself, husband and 2 teen boys. Like I said, very disappointing
  • Mesmerising! Big and beautiful! The part of palace which is open for common public is worth seeing. You can see old clothes, utensils, jewellery, artwork and so more. You can find the rich culture of Jaipur with their infrastructure and creativity. The part of palace which is not open to common public, you need to pay extra to see that. It’s not only beautiful but the most royal and artistically rich. And there is one part where still the great king of Jaipur lives with family.
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