The City Palace in Jaipur was built between 1729 and 1732 under the reign of Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II and later additions were made to the palace complex till the 20th century by his successors of the Kachwaha Rajput clan. The palace is the residence of the royal family of Jaipur, a centre of patronage of arts and learning, an important place for worship and houses a museum that displays Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum's collection.

The building complex has many significant courtyards and impressive structures such as Chandra Mahal, Sarvatobhadra Chowk, Mubarak Mahal, Sabha Niwas, Pritam Chowk and more. There are five gallery sections in the museum namely the Textile gallery, Sarvatobhadra, Sabha Niwas, Sileh Khana, and Painting and Photography gallery. Textile gallery exhibits a vast array of Indian textiles from the last three centuries. An open pavilion, Sarvatobhadra, houses the two silver urns apart from spears, shields, arrows, etc., that are also on display. Sabha Niwas, a  room was used for ceremonial assemblies by the Maharaja of Jaipur, displays furniture, artworks, medals, and garments. Sileh Khana showcases the collection of arms and armour, which includes axes, guns, spears, daggers, maces and more. The Painting and Photography gallery is comparatively a recent addition to the museum. It exhibits paintings and photographs from the 18th century to the 20th century. The paintings include Hindu mythological illustrated manuscript series of the Durga Saptashati and Bhagvata Puran, the Ragamala, Krishna Leela, and portraits to name a few. The photographs are from the collection of Maharaja Sawai Ram Singh II. 

The museum premises has a museum shop called the Palace Atelier. There is a restaurant called Baradari and also a snacks bar at Amba Pol. 

Multi - Purpose, Arts and Crafts, Military, Textile, Archives
Opening Days
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Public holidays
Visiting Hours
09:30 a.m. - 05:00 p.m.
Visiting Hour
The museum remains closed full day on Dhulandi and half day on Gangore and Teej
Entry Fee
Applicable Admission to the museum:
₹ 400 Foreign National-Adult (including still camera)
₹ 250 Foreign National-children (5 - 12 years old) and students (including still camera)
₹ 130 Indian National-Adult (including still camera)
₹ 70 Indian National-Children (5 - 12 years old) and students (including still camera)
₹ 110 Senior Citizen (Above 60 with ID)
₹ 110 Defense (With ID)

Royal Grandeur (Foreign/Indian National):
₹ 2,500 Adult
₹ 1,500 Child (5-12 years/Student with valid ID)
₹ 2,150 Disabled

Museum At Night (Foreign National):
₹ 900 Adult
₹ 450 Child (5-12 years/Student with valid ID)
₹ 780 Disabled

Museum At Night (Indian National):
₹ 450 Adult
₹ 220 Child (5-12 years/Student with valid ID)
₹ 380 Senior Citizen/ Defence

Other charges:
₹ 300 Video Camera
₹ 150 Golf Cart
₹ 100 Audio guide
₹ 300 Personal guide (No. of visitors: 1-4)
₹ 400 Personal guide (No. of visitors: 5-10)
₹ 500 Personal guide (No. of visitors: 10-15)
Average Duration
1-2 hours
The Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum, The City Palace
Additional Facilities
The museum has a comprehensive guide book for the visually impaired. The book is in open Braille script, large script font and has tactile images.
Managed By
Non-profit Organization
Docent Guide
Person In-charge
(141) 4088888, 4088855
Additional Information
Museum at Night: Includes visiting the museum and City Palace (visitor area), Sculpture Lumière Show Palace, and a buffet dinner.
Royal Grandeur: Includes exclusive access to private rooms in the Chandra Mahal, with a personal guide.

Royal Grandeur Tour - Apart from the usual visitor areas, if the visitor wishes to see the inner quarters of the Chandra Mahal, a separate tour will be arranged known as Royal Grandeur Tour.