City Palace is one of the prominent attraction and major landmark of Pink city of Rajasthan. Every year thousands of tourist folks visit Jaipur to enjoy the scenic beauty of this lavish palace. Maharajah Sawai Jai Singh has commenced the construction of this magnificent palace during his tenure but later other successive rulers of Jaipur has made some additions and changes to it. Built at the heart of old city of Jaipur, City palace sprawls over a huge area. It is said that the total area of City Palace is one seventh of the entire Jaipur city. Architectural Significance of City Palace: City Palace, Jaipur's beauty is unmatched to beauty of other palaces. This palace complex stands apart with its art and architecture. The architectural design of City Palace is a fine exemplar of communal harmony. It is a fine blend of a Rajasthani and Mugal style of architectural designs. This palace complex is built on a huge area and divided into series of courtyards , gardens and buildings. The carved arches were supported by the grey white marble columns decorated with floral motifs in gold and colored stones. The two huge elephants made up of marble are placed at the entrance of the City Palace as guards. Important Buildings In City Palace: City Palace has numerous lavish buildings that displays the Rajasthani and Mughal architectural designs. Some of the beautiful buildings within the premise of City Palace are Mubarak Mahal, Maharani's palace, Diwan-i-khas, Diwan-i-am, Chandra Mahal, Shri Govind Dev Temple, Mukut mahal, and the City palace museum . Amber Fort : Jaipur Mubarak Palace: Mubarak Mahal or Welcome palace is the first building as one enters to the first square of the City Palace. Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh II has built this palace in 19th century as a reception centre for visiting dignitaries of the royal family. It is now a vital part of the Maharaja Sawaii Mansingh II museum and has a rich collection of costumes and shawls. Maharani's Palace : The Maharani's palace or the apartments of queen now houses some old weapons that belongs to 15th century. Diwan-i-khas: Diwan-i-khas or hall of private audience is located between the armoury collection and art gallery. This building has world's two largest sterling silver vessels. There are some crystal chandeliers, which are used to adorn the building. Diwan-i-aam: This beautiful hall was meant for the public audience and is now served as a art gallery displays the preserved painted ceiling, elegant crystal chandelier and ancient handwritten original manuscripts of Hindu Scriptures. Chandra Mahal: The Chandra Mahal is the most alluring palace of the City palace complex. It still serves as the private residence of royal family Jaipur. It is a seven stories palace. The top most story of this palace is known as Mukut Mahal. Tourists can also visit the ground floor which is the repository of some marvelous paintings and mirror works. Things To Do In City Palace: Sight Seeing Activity: City palace Jaipur is one of the surviving relics of erstwhile Rajputana grandeur. A trip to City Palace would aid you to peep into the world of royal era and enjoy the beauty of this architectural masterpiece. Photography: City Palace Jaipur is an ideal place to capture the history of chivalrous rulers of Rajputana dynasty. So, don't miss to bring the camera while your visit to this opulent monument and click some beautiful snaps that can remind you of the excellent time that you had some here with your loved ones.