City Palace of Jaipur
City Palace of Jaipur
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9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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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
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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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FlavourSeeker
Ottawa, Canada417 contributions
Dec 2022
Went here for a tour. The prices to get in are fairly high (400 for Indians, and 700 for foreigners), and there will be several people asking to be your tour guide, for a fee. In my opinion, this is not really necessary. The city palace is a very nice structure, but it seems that it has been allowed to deteriorate quite a lot, which is really sad to see. The artifacts are interesting as well, and the large silver bowls are impressive. You are not allowed to take photos inside, which is a shame, as the court or "Darbar" is photo worthy, but has not been preserved effectively. You are allowed to see some museum pieces, such as outfits worn by the various Maharajas, but there isn't enough in there to be very compelling.

The private residence tours, which may have been more interesting are a steep price increase, at 3000 for Indians and 4000 for foreigners! I do not know if that aspect is worth it, as I did not avail of that.

All in all, this could potentially be skipped.
Written December 1, 2022
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Nikunj D
Mumbai, India40 contributions
Feb 2023 • Family
It is a museum & one of the main tourist attractions of Jaipur. The 300/person ticket includes entry into the four designated museums inside the city palace. They are the textile museum, armory, a big meeting room with silver urns & audience room for citizens.
This palace suffers from lack of maintenance and visionary management. Loose wires are laid all over & management is more happy to host private weddings. Colors are fading, tiles are breaking, lights are non functional, displays are dark & the guides make the visitors uncomfortable inside the premises.
The management should be handed over to ASI instead of local king's family for a better future of the museum.
Written February 26, 2023
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Aparna
3 contributions
Sep 2022
Didn't quite know what to expect from the City Palace, but it was really stunning. Particularly recommend some of the exhibits - could have spent hours at the art gallery. Do not miss the armoury, not so much for the displays of weapons as the incredible painted frescos on the ceilings. For 3000 rs per head, you can also go see the residential parts of the palace where the royal family still live ( we didn't bother!). There's what looks like a nice restaurant in the Palace ( didn't try) and restrooms. Well worth the slightly expensive ticket.
Written September 12, 2022
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Anita K
Bengaluru, India33 contributions
Nov 2022
Jaipur is a Tourist city, right from the driver to the guide everyone will tell you the story of the city and also guide you to the best places to shop.

The City Palace is a beautiful palace worth paying the little extra, take a guide and visit the inside portions of the palace. It gives you an idea of how they used to live 300 years ago. The palace is well maintained and the Royalty still live in part of the Palace which is not open to visitors.
Written November 7, 2022
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VidPamsKris
Bhubaneswar, India334 contributions
Jul 2022 • Family
City palace entry ticket costs INR 300 per person amd is the most expensive entry fee for any Jaipur sight seeing location....and at that price, the facilities provided by the govt are dismal.
There is no description anywhere, so you are at the mercy of a guide not knowing whether he is giving you the correct information or not. The museums have great collection of arms/paintings but there are no facilities for the visitors - No AC, rickety noisy fans that wont let you hear anything that guide is saying....no description anywhere...and lousy guards glued to the mobiles.
Its clearly overpriced for what you get and not worth it at all.
Written July 21, 2022
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Noam B
Jerusalem, Israel13 contributions
Aug 2022
After paying an exaggarated foreighner's price of 700 Rupees we were first directed by the guards to one of the museum's shops, which made us angry. The Mubarak Mahal has nice architecture, and there is another museum's shop inside. There are some exhibits in the premises, but you are not allowed to take indoors photos despite the price you have paid. 2 costume-dressed guys told us to take photos with them, and then asked for tip, a behaviour that would have been accepted in the streets, but not inside a private palace. The huge silver urns are type of curiosity and the peacock-decorated arches in Pritam Chowk plazza are really impressive. The main palace is closed to regular visitors, but you can see some photos of the family, which not for this we meant to spend our time.
Amber fort is much-much nicer. Visit city palace only if you have spare time (and money...)
Written September 5, 2022
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David D
1,102 contributions
Jan 2023
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.
Written February 4, 2023
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weiwei_sg
Kaziranga National Park, India208 contributions
Dec 2022 • Family
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.
Written December 22, 2022
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Dirk W
Alexandra Headland, Australia6,170 contributions
Mar 2023 • Couples
It is always disappointing if you're not allowed to make photographs - as is the case inside the City Palace of Jaipur. That doesn't stop them, the Jaipur Royal Family who still live there, to charge hefty entry fees and force you through the expensive shop ; I guess it takes a lot of money to maintain this place and pay for your 500 personal servants.
The inner courtyard or Pritam Niwas Chowk is particularly pretty with its 4 small gates, representing the 4 seasons. These you can snap.
You can also take a photo in the Hall of Private Audience, where you will find the 340kg solid silver water urns that the Maharaja took to England so he could quench his thirst with water from the Ganges. If you want a photo with the picturesque guards, they will demand a solid baksheesh, of course.
Written April 4, 2023
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Annapurna Nikam
2 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
The place available for public viewing, which has entry fee of rs 200, is useless. The place very badly maintained
You need to pay rs 3000 for visiting sheesh mahal with guide. It’s worth taking photos there
Then the guide forces you to the shopping centres inside the palace where they show you pashmina shawls and some Rajasthani dresses. These are of such low quality and the people here are looting the tourists like anything in the name of royal family trust. The price are 3 to 4 times higher and you can easy tell that from the quality of material.
The people in Rajasthan are noted for making business, which is a known fact and are also noted for taking advantage of tourists and looting themes selling poor stuff. This is evident thought out the state.
The Bandhu I sarees that you see in any city of Rajasthan have much better quality and are available in lesser price.
Written February 25, 2022
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