Opening Hours

Daily: 09:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Last tickets sold at 5:00 PM
Galleries begin to shut at 5:15 PM

Museum at Night

6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Sculpture Lumière (Sound and Light) Show: 7:30 PM




The City Palace, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India. Pin: 302002 Accessible from Jaleb Chowk and Opposite Jantar Mantar Ticket Counter. Parking at Jaleb Chowk.

Established by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II,

The City Palace


The City Palace in Jaipur is spread out over a series of courtyards. It was founded in 1727 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II as part of his ambitious city project, and his successors continued to ornament and add to the elegant buildings up until the 20th century. The palace has always been much more than the grand residence of a royal family. It was also, from the start, a centre of patronage of the arts and of learning, and with its many temples, it is also a place of ritual and worship. On important festival days such as Gangaur and Teej, the procession of the image of the Goddess through the streets unites the City Palace and the people of the city in shared celebrations. Today, the palace has thrown open its exclusive spaces to the public through the Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum Trust, welcoming domestic and international visitors from far and wide

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Special things to look forward to on your visit.


Explore material and artistic heritage from the Royal Court of Jaipur.


Celebrate traditional festivals throughout the year at the City Palace.

Museum at Night

The lights stay on after dark, galleries are open and there’s a sound and light show.


Process of working with our collection.

Royal Grandeur

Two exclusive tours of the Maharaja’s apartments.

Royal Properties


Jaigarh Fort

This military fort is part of the royal complex at Amber and was the final redoubt for Amber city. While the Amber fort-palace (now in the care of the Department of Archaeology, Government of Rajasthan) lies on the slope of the hill, the vast fort of Jaigarh straddles the summit and is connected to it by a special walkway that is open to the public. The oldest part of the fort, at the southern end, houses the cannon known as Jaivan, the world’s largest cannon on wheels. The northern end of the fort contains palace apartments that were added in the 18th century by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II. The famous gun foundry is also located there. In between is Jaleb Chowk or the guards’ court, a further court with a huge covered water cistern that is the start of a fascinating journey into ancient waterworks. The fort is owned by the Jaipur royal family and is administered by Jaigarh Public Charitable Trust. It is also connected to another fort, Nahargarh, by a road that runs along the ridge of the hills.

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Rajmahal Palace

Situated to the south-west of the old walled city, the spacious property now known as Rajmahal was originally a garden palace, built in the 18th century, possibly for one of the royal women. The garden wall, the grand northern entrance gate and the four corner pavilions still survive but the original palace has long since been replaced with newer buildings. In the early 19th century the property was loaned to the British to serve as the Residency, where the representative of the colonial power had both his home and his office. Rebuilt and expanded over time, the palace continued in this use right up until Indian Independence in 1947, when it was once again taken in hand by the Jaipur royal family. After the conversion of the Rambagh (another garden palace) into a hotel in 1953, Rajmahal became one of the family’s principal residences. Today it is run as an exclusive hotel by the Sujan group.

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Jaipur House, Mount Abu

A summer retreat, Jaipur House in Mount Abu was built in 1897 to provide the royal family an escape from the burning heat of the plains. As a hill station, Mount Abu was favoured by several of the royal families of Rajasthan, because of its pleasant climate and beautiful scenery, and because of its religious importance as a centre of pilgrimage for the Jain community. Jaipur House, a luxurious getaway that overlooks the cool waters of Nakki Lake, is currently run as a heritage hotel.

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