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CITY PALACE JAIPUR
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INTRODUCTION
Located in the capital of Rajasthan, the City Palace of Jaipur or the main palace is an imposing blend of traditional Rajasthan and Mughal architecture represents whole India as a single entity. The vast palace complex occupies one seventh of the walled city of Jaipur. Originally built by Maharaja Jai Singh II of the Kachhwaha clan of Rajputs, additions have been made to the palace complex by many of his successors.

DESCRIPTION
The architecture of the City Palace is a synthesis of Rajasthani and Mughal styles. The huge complex of the palace houses variety of structures, courtyards, gardens, buildings and museum that showcases the attire of real Rajasthan in its traditional and modern form. There are many splendid small palaces and halls in the complex, such as the Chandra Mahal, Mubarak Mahal and Badal Mahal. There is also a famous temple called the Shri Govind Temple and a museum inside, named the City Palace Museum.
Chandra Mahal/ Moon Palace
Chandra Mahal, situated in the north-west direction of the City Palace presents a beautiful view of the gardens and the city. It is a seven stoyered building with each storey has distinct name and style. The palace is ornamented by beautiful paintings, floral decorations and mirrored walls, a perfect combination of sheer beauty and luxury.

Mubarak Mahal
Mubarak Mahal or The Palace of Reception which used to serve as the reception area of royal guests was built by Madho Singh and is now converted into museum which shows cases a bewildering array of royal costumes of the charismatic prince Sawai Madho Singh. Apart from the royal costumes, on display at the museum is some intriguing 15th century royal armory that has been very well preserved.
Diwan-I-Khas
Dewan-I-Aam which has now been converted into an art gallery and has unusual ancient Hindu manuscripts, exquisite work of art belonging to Persion, Mughal and Rajasthani school of art. The Dewan-I-Khas is conspicuous by its two large exquisite silver vessels, which were exclusively made for Maharaja Madho Singh. These vessels served the purpose of storing the holy Ganga water during the erstwhile ruler's much talked about trip to England.
Badal Mahal
Opposite to Chandra Mahal lies the Badal Mahal. In the centre of the Chandra Mahal and the Badal Mahal lies the Govind JI Temple. The place is surrounded with beautiful gardens. Outside the building is a large silver vessel, which the Maharaja used to take on his trips to England to carry drinking water.
Accommodation
For the exclusive groups there is a place, not seen by tourists, unless the Royal Family knows one. An exquisitely ornate room with mirrors and gold lacquer decorated by the master craftsmen of the 18th Century, who used the ancient Indian technique of mica in place of glass, to create, undoubtedly, the most beautiful room in the City Palace Hotel the venue of the event. The guests will have cocktails here and then proceed for dinner to another fabulously beautiful room, decorated in the early 19th century, with gold leaf floral motifs on its walls and ceilings. The walls of the room have Moghul paintings. The best of the 19th Century silver and filigree work of Jaipur can be seen here. The most important piece of furniture is the fabulous Lalique table made especially for the Maharaja of Jaipur.
Services

Dining
A sit down meal, with a choice of traditional 'Thal' setting or a continental four-course meal, is offered. There would also be light live instrumental music or traditional Rajasthani dances. The guests could have dinner or cocktails at the Royal Pavilion itself, which overlooks the sprawling Jai Niwas Garden and offers a panoramic view of the old city of Jaipur.

Conference and Banquet Facilities
Alternatively, dinner could be arranged in the Banquet Hall which is a massive twin room complex, still used for Royal banquets. The Royal banquet table is laid on top of two 16th Century Persian carpets. Buffet style dinner is served at this venue. The City Palace Hotel will be lit up for the evening functions and will provide a Royal reception, with caparisoned elephants and a traditional welcoming ceremony.

Recreation
There will be a cultural program of dance and music & display of fireworks, to go with the event.

HOW TO REACH

Air-  The nearest airport is Jaipur Airport, Sanganer which is at a distance of 11 km from where regular flights connect Jaipur, Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and other major destinations of India.

Rail-  Trains are available from all the major parts of India. The luxury train the "Palace on Wheel" also covers the city.

Road- Jaipur can be accessed from all the major places in Rajasthan, Gujarat, Delhi and Mumbai by bus.

BEST TIME TO VISIT
October to February

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