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49 ~ Ganges water to unclean London! City Palace : Jaipur

World’s largest single silver item


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Next door was City Palace.

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Situated at the center of the Old City of Jaipur, the City Palace Complex was built mainly between 1729 and 1732 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II. He had been successfully ruling from nearby Amber Fort but increasing population and water shortage made him decide to relocate his capital to Jaipur in 1727.

The royal family still lives in the Chandra Mahal part of the palace (their family flag flies atop it when the Maharaja is in residence), while the remainder has been converted into the Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II museum. For a hefty fee (2,500 rupees for foreigners and 2,000 rupees for Indians), you can take the Royal Grandeur tour through the inner quarters of the Chandra Mahal. Otherwise you'll have to be content with exploring the rest of the palace.

The most eye-catching part of it is Pitam Niwas Chowk, the interior courtyard that leads to the Chandra Mahal. It has four beautifully painted doors, or gates, representing the four seasons and dedicated to Hindu gods Vishnu, Shiva, Ganesh, and Goddess Devi (the mother goddess). The peacock motifs on the doorway of Peacock Gate are particularly stunning and widely photographed.

https://www.tripsavvy.com/top-palaces-and-forts-in-india-1539345

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Upon visiting the magnificent City Palace, it's easy to see that the royal family of Jaipur was one of the richest in India. The palace's huge complex of courtyards, gardens, and buildings blends both Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. The royal family lives still lives there, in the graceful Chandra Mahal. It's possible to access the private rooms, with a personal guide, for an additional cost. Also inside the City Palace complex is a museum, art gallery, and interesting displays of royal costumes and old Indian weapons.

https://www.tripsavvy.com/top-jaipur-attractions-1539207

https://royaljaipur.in/

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Rajendra Pol

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Mubarak Mahal – Welcome Palace

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Rajendra Pol

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Mubarak Mahal – Welcome Palace

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Chandra Mahal

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Chandra Mahal

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The most unique feature are the two huge silver water containers and are the world’s largest single silver items. These were used to transport Ganges water to unclean London!

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Was 3pm / 15:00 when I was finished here.

Posted by bruceontour 22:52 Archived in India Tagged jaipur city_palace

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