One of the major landmarks and famous tourist attractions of the Pink City of Jaipur is the City Palace Complex. The City Palace stands apart for its outstanding art and architecture. The architecture of the City Palace is a synthesis of Rajasthani and Mughal styles.
The City Palace complex covers a huge area and comprises of many palatial structures, courtyards, gardens and buildings. 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.
Originally built by Maharaja Jai Singh II of the Kachhwaha clan of Rajputs, additions have been made to the palace complex by his successors.
A part of the exquisite Palace still makes home for the former Maharaja/King.
To the north-west is the graceful seven storeyed 'Chandra Mahal', or the Moon Palace, home to the present Maharaja of Jaipur, Bhavani Singh. The Chandra Mahal provides a fine view of the gardens and the city. Paintings, floral decorations, mirror walls and ceilings in the traditional style adorn the palace.
To sum up, the City Palace is a structure of historical importance and a souvenir of the regal past. The palace, with its royal grace stands as a symbol of magnificence.