Jaipur City Palace
The City Palace at Jaipur is the focal point of the walled city. It covers one-seventh of the total area. It remains the residence of Jaipur’s royal family. The construction of this complex was begun by Sawai Jai Singh II. The construction of the observatory by 1716 was a unique achievement. The central portion is now the City Palace Museum. The Mubarak Mahal, a two storeyed structure built as a guest house by Maharaja Madho Singh in 1900, served as the royal secretariat. Beyond the Mubarak Mahal is the Diwan-e-Khas. To the right of this courtyard is the Diwan-e-Aam which has been converted into a museum.
It is composed of the Chandra Mahal (Moon Palace) which is still the residence of the former ruling family. The complex is made up of a number of courtyards and buildings and also houses a museum. North of Chandra Mahal is Govind Deo Temple, which has been restored in this form by ancient technique using molasses, curd, coconut water, rope fibers, and lime.