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Rajasthan is one of the most beautiful places in India. Jaipur in Rajasthan has a number of important places of tourist interest. One of the must visit place in Jaipur is the City Palace. On the edge of this place is the Hawa Mahal. This magnificent place was the seat of the Maharaja of Jaipur.


Best time to visit Jaipur:

It is always better to visit this city in the winters when the climate is pleasant. Try to avoid the summer months when it is very hot.


Brief history:

Maharaja Sawai Jaisingh I started the construction of this palace. He ruled between 1699 to 1744. He shifted the capital from Amer to Jaipur due to the rise in population and acute shortage of water. The palace was the residence of the royal family even after Jaipur kingdom merged with the Indian Union post-independence.
The entry gates to the City Palace are Virendra Pol, Udai Pol near Jaleb chowk and the Tripolia Gate (triple gate). The Virendra Pol takes you to the Mubarak Mahal.  This is a museum which has the royal costumes displayed. This museum has large clothes of Sawai Madhosingh who was bulky and weighed 250 kgs and had 108 wives.
The Chandra Mahal is a 7 storeyed building and each storey is given a specific name like Sukh-Niwas, Ranga-Mandir, Pitam-Niwas, Chabi-Niwas, Shri-Niwas and Mukut-Mandir or Mukut Mahal. On the wall, you will see paintings, mirror work etc. On the top of the Mahal is the flag of the royal family. The Pritam Niwas Chowk is the inner courtyard from where you can enter the Chandra Mahal.
The Diwani-i-am is a lovely chamber which is now an art gallery which has several beautiful exhibits. On the ceiling are ancient original manuscripts. The Diwani-i-khaas is located between the armoury and art gallery. Here you will find to large sterling silver vessels. They are the largest sterling silver vessels in the world. 
The Maharani palace which was the residence of the queens is now a museum that displays weapons. In the Bagghi kahan there are old carriages, palanquins and European cabs adopted as baggis to Indian situations. You will also find the Govind Dev Ji temple in the City Palace. At a distance of around 5 kms is the Jal mahal which is a palace in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake.
If you want to check out this beautiful city of Rajasthan then you must opt for the Delhi to Jaipur tour that our travel experts at My Tour Package arrange. When you decide to book your package with us you can rest assure that you will get the best service. We offer competitive packages and we cover the important places of tourist attraction in Jaipur.