Government Museum


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 Jahan, creator of the Taj Mahal. Stranger exhibits include a stuffed monkey holding a lamp. There are also regal maharana portraits in profile, documenting Mewar’s rulers along with the changing fashions of the moustache.

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1. City Palace Museum

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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. 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.

4. Crystal Gallery

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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…

5. Badi Pol

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

6. 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…

7. Lal Ghat

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8. Jagdish Temple

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Reached by a steep, elephant-flanked flight of steps, 150m north of the City Palace’s Badi Pol, this busy Indo-Aryan temple was built by Maharana Jagat…