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  • September 26, 2017

An Insight into Opulent City Palace Museum

Popularly referred to as “Pink City”, Jaipur is among the most visited tourist destinations in India. The city is well known for beautiful gardens, magnificent palaces, splendid forts, and informative museums that attracts a horde of domestic as well as international travelers. Built in between 1729-1732 AD by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the opulent City Palace Museum is one such point of interest that you should not miss to visit during a tour to Jaipur.

Located in Jaleb Chowk in Jaipur, City Palace Museum is a complex of palaces, including Mubarak Mahal, Chandra Mahal, Diwan-I-Khas, Govind Dev Ji Temple, and many others. Also referred as “Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum”, it is a house to exquisite Hindu scriptures from the past. The scriptures in City Palace Museum are hand written and the most significant is holy book Bhagwat Gita. The uniqueness of this miniature Bhagwat Gita is that it was written in order to protect the legacy from Mughal Maharaja Aurangzeb on the religious scriptures.

Apart from Bhagwat Gita, there are numerous Mughal, Rajasthani, and Persian miniature paintings in the museum. In addition, it has some popular themes, such as elephant saddles, Ramayana, and beautiful chandeliers. The chandeliers are displayed only on important occasions. Besides, there are some marbles path in the museum that lures every tourist eyes. The museum also consists two shiny silver vessels. These vessels are possessed by Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh II and are known to be the largest in the world.

The architectural style of Palace is a fusion of Mughal, Rajput, and European style. In the palace, Chandra Mahal is now been turned into museum that houses rulers uniforms, handcrafted products, and other royal heritage items. Some of the renowned entrances to the palace are ‘Jaleb Chowk’, ‘Udai Pol’, ‘Virendra Pol’, and ‘Tripolia Gate’. The gates and walls are intricately designed with mirrors, lattice, and murals.

City Palace Museum is located near renowned tourist attractions, such as Jantar Mantar, Hawa Mahal, Government Central Museum, Jal Mahal, and Vidhyadhar’s Garden. While here, tourists can enjoy breathtaking views of the Pink City and witness the bygone era rich heritage. The museum remains open from 9.30 am to 5pm every day. Travelers can learn about the history of the princely museum in Light and Sound Show at 7.30 pm.

If you or your loved ones are planning to visit this grandeur museum, then look no further than Maharajas’ Express and book it as optional tour. All you have to do is choose from the well-planned itineraries, including ‘Treasures of India’, ‘Gems of India’, ‘The Indian Splendour’, ‘Heritage of India’, and ‘The Indian Panorama’. For more information, visit Maharajas’ website today!

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