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“A must visit if you want to see the bygone extravagence of the Maharajas”

City Palace of Jaipur
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$52.00*
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Full-Day Jaipur Tour including Amber Fort and City Palace with Lunch
Ranked #14 of 232 things to do in Jaipur
Certificate of Excellence
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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: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Stroller parking, Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Lockers / storage
Bangalore
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“A must visit if you want to see the bygone extravagence of the Maharajas”
Reviewed November 30, 2012

This palace is the present residence of the royal family of Jaipur. There are many points inside the palace and an audio guide is provided at an extra cost. I strongly advice to go for the audio guide, the charges are in the range of Rs 100. There are two huge silver jars which were made with single sheets and were used to carry Gangajal when the Jaipur king went to England. There are two-three museums inside, on display are arms and armory, textiles, paintings and courtroom. A curios and extra large dress of king Sawai Madho Singh is of interest in the textile museum.
Two souvenir shops are located inside and a large shopping hall known as 'Friends of Darbar' (not very sure of the name) is also of interest.

Visited November 2012
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Wells, United Kingdom
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“uninspiring”
Reviewed November 30, 2012

Like a lot of things in India, this could be a whole lot more inviting. From the outside it looks great but oh dear, when you get inside

Visited March 2012
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Hong Kong, China
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“Badly set out”
Reviewed November 30, 2012

Seems to me to be a little money making opportunity end little about showcasing the history of the palace. Watch put the multiple entrances for drivers.

Visited November 2012
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Mangalore, India
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“Commercial, needs to be protected!”
Reviewed November 30, 2012

Easy to visit being in the center of town, but has too many touts / vendors / street hawkers / snake charmers (with sorry-looking poor snakes whose poison teeth and sacs have been removed and are endlessly paraded to tourists to make money) outside it.. The palace is a lovely piece of royal heritage, and had a few fascinating museums (for apparel, armoury etc..)
However, I could not believe my eyes to see a wedding shamiana with lights, sound system etc. being erected inside the main palace compound for some grand wedding - apparently the place is rented out for a few lakhs for functions. Imagine the damage it would do to such a heritage property (remember how a film crew mindlessly damaged the Amer Fort)..
High time the ASI took this over and managed it with the respect it deserves - after all far more than the remnants of royalty that live here, it belongs to the people of Jaipur and Rajasthan whose sweat and blood and taxes built the fort!

Visited November 2012
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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“Residence”
Reviewed November 30, 2012

Still the Rulers residence. They allow us to see the princely part of the property and the museum. The security personnel are just like in the old days.

Visited November 2012
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