Occupying the heart of the old city, the City Palace has been home to the rulers of Jaipur since the first half of the 18th century. The sprawling complex is a remarkable blend of traditional Rajput and Mughal architecture, with open, airy Mughal-style public buildings leading to private apartments. Notable places inside the complex include the magnificent seven-storeyed Chandra Mahal, the dazzling collection of royal costumes and textiles in the Mubarak Mahal, the two giant silver urns in the Diwan-I-Khas, and the erstwhile armoury of Sileh Khana. Part of the complex is open to the public as the Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum, popularly known as the City Palace Museum. Its treasures, which include royal costumes and weaponry, miniature paintings, manuscripts, musical instruments, and Mughal carpets, provide a splendid introduction to Jaipur’s princely past, and its fascinating arts and crafts. Come, experience royalty visiting the private quarters of the magnificent palace with a curator.