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Address: Alwar, India
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For Art Lovers!

Extremely Intricate Miniature Paintings. You can easily spend 2-3 hours here, if you are an art lover!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Gurgaon, India
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Oslo, Norway
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14 reviews 14 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

The actual palace holds various courts and offices and is not open to the public. You can visit the courtyard and a small museum. The museum is quite interesting , despite its small size and is what gets this review a poor rating rather than terrible rating. Behind the palace there is a grand pond, well it was grand at... More 

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Gurgaon, India
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3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Extremely Intricate Miniature Paintings. You can easily spend 2-3 hours here, if you are an art lover!

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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120 reviews 120 reviews
55 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

The City Palace has some beautiful Rajasthani architecture, particularly the lovely stone screens used to protect the zenana ladies from public view, and to circulate any cooling air. However, there are no explanatory signs in English, which many tourists rely on for information, and inside the decoration is badly in need of repair and resoration. However, we were told that... More 

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Gurgaon, India
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105 reviews 105 reviews
46 attraction reviews
263 helpful votes 263 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

It's below the fort , a colourful City Palace or Vinay Vilas Mahal, with massive gates and a tank reflecting a symmetrical series of ghats and pavilions. Most of the complex is occupied by government offices, piles of dusty papers and soiled by pigeons and splatters of paan. Visit if you like history on Sunday. It's a civil court house... More 

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National Capital Territory of Delhi, India
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Go there for the museum - it has a very rare collection of manuscripts, painting and other artefacts including swords of Akbar the Grate and other important rulers. The Palace itself is not worth much a visit it is occupied by the collectors office.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Place premises is place for advocates and government offices . Premises is full of people every time for court work. Being such a good hertitage , Government has taken no action to avoid spoiling such a heritage beauty. There is a litter everywhere, smelly toilets . It has nice courtyards and is built on Mugal and Rajput architecture .Such a... More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Authorities have turned it to collectorate ... We went on Sunday and found ppl playing cricket in its courtyard. Palace would have been beautiful sometime ago but it is in bad shape these days. I found nothing to see here except a decent museum (Refer to my review)

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New Delhi, India
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87 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I read in reviews of Citi Palace Alwar where reviewer after reviewer mentioned about how insensitive a Government can be towards country heritage.Having read these reviews I was more inclined to see the place as I could not believe this. This palace is used as court premises so the rooms of palace are used for advocate chambers. The place is... More 

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New Delhi, India
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

The palace must have been quite beautiful at some point of time but the rooms have been converted into govt. offices taking away all its glory. Water in the Sagar lake is green with much and is extremely dirty. Wish the authorities would wake up. As it is there is not much that Alwar has to offer.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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66 reviews 66 reviews
23 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The Palace and the Cenotaph are now being used as a district court. But don't let that deter you from exploring it. Take the three flights of stairs to reach the top of the Palace which is the Cenotaph of Maharaja Bakhtawar Singh. Though the place is frequented by drunkards and urchins, it is safe during daytime. Women can also... More 

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