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“A true palace”

City Palace of Jaipur
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Full-Day Jaipur Tour including Amber Fort and City Palace with Lunch
Ranked #13 of 230 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.
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Wilmslow Cheshire
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“A true palace”
Reviewed January 1, 2013

The family still live there indeed the present king is the main resident though being only 16 he is most of the time away at school. The rooms visitors are allowed to visit are very good and some wonderful sights await visitors.

Visited November 2012
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Bhubaneswar, India
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“one time visit”
Reviewed January 1, 2013

if one has been to the other forts and palaces of Rajasthan, then there's nothing worth seeing in this place. The entry fee is too high.

Visited December 2012
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“Good old palace and museum”
Reviewed December 31, 2012

Take a guide to get maximum out of this museum as the experience becomes complete with a guide.
A must visit place if you are in Jaipur as a tourist.

Visited December 2012
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London, England, United Kingdom
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“Spectacularly well kept- beautiful space!”
Reviewed December 29, 2012 via mobile

By this stage @ day 2 of 3 in Jaipur we were just about museum and Palaced out!

Although, we did not take the audio tour I would highly recommend doing so.
A highlight here was also the lovely and value for money Palace Cafe. Eat or at least having a drink in the wonderfully peaceful restaurant to reflect and take a break from the busyness of the tour groups and other tourists!! Here I would highly recommend the curd and parantha which is a snack but perfect to share or have as a main meal which I did for lunch.

There are 6 main areas of interest in the palace including 2 museums which were really interesting and very well presented showing weaponry from yesteryear (and they do have a ton of it) as well as a lovely textile/royal maharaja dress/outfit section. One of the loveliest parts in both of these museums is actually the ceilings in some if the rooms albeit in both museums NO PHOTOGRAPHY is permitted.

The other fascinating place to us was the main Dunbar Hall where the Maharajas received nobles and international dignitaries. Although very faded and worn the display is it is still beautifully presented with a looped video showing scenes from the 1940s of the Mountbattens visit and other receptions in the space.

A highlight in most rooms were the beautifully painted ceilings which have been excellently preserved/ restored. So creative and definitely a worthwhile attraction whilst in Jaipur!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed December 28, 2012

We didn't stay long here as we weren't feeling well, but we enjoyed what we saw. We had to pay to take our camera in and the sites weren't as impressive as the Amber Fort. Still, a worthwhile visit.

Visited November 2012
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