This portion of Jaipur’s City Palace is the residence of the royal family and former Maharaja of the Pink City. Located in the west end of the palace complex, it stands seven stories tall and is also known as “Palace of the Moon.” As members of the royal family still reside here, visitors are only allowed on the first floor — which holds a museum of royal artifacts and decorated halls.
The Chandra Mahal is part of the City Palace that was built between 1727 and 1734, and is one of the oldest buildings in the site. There are paintings, historical murals, mirror work and floral decorations to gaze upon. The flag of the royal family still flies atop the highest tower, and the queen’s flag is flown whenever the king has left the palace.
The gardens and courtyards leading up to the Chandra Mahal are some of the most beautiful in the City Palace, which carved doorways and colorfully painted arches. The most distinctive is the famous Peacock doorway leading up to the Mahal — don’t miss it!
The Chandra Mahal is located in the City Palace at the center of Jaipur. It is located on Chokri Shahad in the Old City. Admission costs 300 Indian Rupees for foreigners, which includes the camera fee. It is open daily from 9:30 am to 5 pm.