It was built by Raja Sawai Jai Singh and the imperial family still uses a segment of the palace. A beautiful 19th century The Palace of Reception or Mubarak Mahal which used to serve up as the welcome area of royal guests was built by Madho Singh and is now rehabilitated into museum which showcases a incomprehensible display of royal costumes of the charming prince Sawai Madho Singh. Apart from the majestic costumes on display at the museum are some fascinating 15th century royal munitions store that have been very well preserved.
There is also the Dewan-I-Aam which has now been transformed into an art gallery and has extraordinary ancient Hindu manuscripts, delicate work of art belonging to Mughal, Persion and Rajasthani school of art. The Dewan-I-Khas is noticeable by its two large wonderful silver vessels, which were exclusively made for Maharaja Madho Singh. These vessels served the function of storing the holy Ganga water during the former ruler's much talked about trip to England.
The glorious Chandra Mahal which is all of seven storied is now the habitation of the current Maharaja of Jaipur. Pointless to say, the palace with its fine paintings, flower - patterned décor, intricately carved ceilings makes this palace a delightful habitat. Each of the seven stories serves a unique function and are properly named. For example, the hall of pleasure or the Sukh Niwas serves as the dining cum drawing room of the Maharaja while the hall of beauty or the Shova Niwas is noticeable by its mirror layered parapets which dazzle with a million rays when lit up. Thus, City Palace is one of the major landmarks of Jaipur.
Other attractions of the City Palace composite are Art Gallery, Textile, Mukut Mahal, Chhavi Nivas, and Shri Govind Dev Temple.