Crystal Gallery


Houses rare crystal that Maharana Sajjan Singh (r 1874–84) ordered from F&C Osler & Co in England in 1877. The maharana died before it arrived, and all the items stayed forgotten and packed up in boxes for 110 years. The extraordinary, extravagant collection includes crystal chairs, sofas, tables and even beds. The rather hefty admission fee also includes entry to the grand Durbar Hall. Tickets are available at the City Palace gates or the Crystal Gallery entrance. Photography is prohibited.

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1. Durbar Hall

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The restored Durbar Hall (royal reception hall) in the City Palace is one of India’s most impressive, with some of the country’s biggest chandeliers. The…

2. City Palace

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Surmounted by balconies, towers and cupolas towering over the lake, the imposing City Palace is Rajasthan’s largest palace, with a facade 244m long and 30…

3. Government Museum

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Entered from Ganesh Chowk, this museum has a splendid collection of jewel-like miniature paintings of the Mewar school and a turban that belonged to Shah…

4. City Palace Museum


The main part of the City Palace is open as the City Palace Museum, with rooms extravagantly decorated with mirrors, tiles and paintings, and housing a…

5. Tripolia Gate

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This three-arched gate was built in 1711 and opens onto the large Manesh Chowk in the City Palace complex.

7. Badi Pol

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The main entrance to the City Palace complex, built in 1615.