About City Palace

It is a magnificent place where the visitors, can see and perceive that the royal family of Jaipur was one of the richest in India. The city has a unique blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. The palace exhibits painting, art gallery, photographs, and royal costumes. The royal family lives in  Chandra Mahal; one can access the private rooms at an additional cost with the help of a personal guide. Govind dev temple is embodied in the palace. The city palace history is connected to the history of the city Jaipur. The most predominant places to be visited which are of prime importance include Chandra Mahal, Mubarak Mahal, Sri Govind Dev temple and City palace museum. There are three gateways for the entrance of the palace which in earlier days were used by the Royal family. The entry for the public is through Udai Pol and Virendra Pol.

Must See


  •  Mughal and Rajasthani style architecture courtyard
  •  Gardens, with the museum, an art gallery displaying royal costumes photographs and, paintings
  •  Light and sound show at night
  •  Entrance Gates: Profusely decorated gateways, namely Virendra Pol, Udai Pol, and the Tripolia Gate



How to reach

It takes around 20 minutes by walk from city centre Jaipur to City Palace. The City Palace has good connectivity with the city, and you can reach the place by bus, taxi or auto rickshaw, depending on your starting point. Khasa Kothi Chauraha is a place to catch a bus to reach the place. 

Taxi: One-Way from: Rs 95 - Rs120

Bus: Rs 14 - Rs 20



  • The City Palace is constructed on the banks of Lake Pichola and is a mandatory visit as the visitors can have a beautiful experience of seeing the captivating architecture to stunning paintings and royal costumes displayed at the art gallery
  • Since there is a lot of walking involved, it is important to be dressed accordingly and also in the right footwear
  • Stay hydrated to avoid dehydration as you may have to walk a bit
  • Refrain from moving haphazardly
  • Photography and videography permitted with a fee 
  • Wear comfortable shoes and clothing

Visit Time

Sunday:9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Monday:9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday:9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday:9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Thursday:9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Friday:9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Saturday:9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Note: 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. is the night show which must not be missed

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Waiting Time

1 to 2 hours


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Entrance Fee


Indians: 100 INR for exterior spaces and 130 INR for museum

Foreigners: 500 INR for exterior spaces and 900 INR for museum

50 INR for photography and 150 INR for videography

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Time you can spend

1-3 hours


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