1. Why is the Museum entry fee so high?
Your contribution helps us run and maintain this complex as well as Jaigarh and the Royal Cenotaphs. We try and keep the fees as affordable as possible, and have recently introduced more ticket options at varied price points to cater to different requirements and have made them better value by including extras such as camera charges.
Just as inflation pushes up the price of basic services such as electricity, our running costs also increase. The ticket prices reflect this, although we do our best not to increase prices every year. We would also like to improve the facilities we offer, which we can do only if we are able to generate enough income. Although we have the status of a charitable institution, we are not supported by public funds in order to undertake such improvements.
2. Do you have free tickets for children or students?
Yes, children up to the age of 5 can visit free of charge. For children between the ages of 5-12, and students of any age with a valid ID, we offer a special discounted ticket. Please check Plan Your Visit to find out more.
3. Do you have discounts or facilities for the disabled?
Yes, we do have discounts and facilities for the disabled. Please check Plan Your Visit to find out more.
4. Why is there a difference between Indian and foreigner entry fees?
The difference reflects the fact that the tax contributions of Indian citizens indirectly support our status as a charitable organisation.
5. Why is photography prohibited inside the galleries?
Photography is prohibited as a contribution to the health of the collections, some of which are fragile and sensitive to light. It is also a courtesy to fellow visitors. As the Museum is within a historic palace complex, some of our galleries are quite small. During peak season, they can become crowded, and allowing photography within galleries causes bottlenecks that inconvenience everyone else, which is why it is prohibited.
We do allow photography outside galleries, in the palace courts. We also welcome enquiries regarding the collection for scholarship and research. If you would like images from our collection for research or publication, please click on the Research tab on the Explore City Palace page to find out more.
6. Why is the ticket checked in each and every gallery, if it has been checked once at the entrance?
In addition to the Museum, the City Palace contains offices of several Trusts and enterprises, as well as serving as the residence of the Jaipur Royal Family. This means that a number of people visit the complex, in addition to Museum visitors. We try and facilitate a comfortable visit to the Museum galleries by ensuring that only genuine visitors enter. In order to do this, we have no option but to check tickets at each gallery.
7. Why is there no entry for the public via Singh Pol?
The City Palace is also the residence of the Jaipur Royal Family, and the Singh Pol is the private entrance to their home.
8. How long will my tour last?
There are fantastic buildings and collections to experience, souvenirs to browse at the Museum Shop (Palace Atelier), and relaxing dining options at the Baradari Restaurant to conclude your visit. You could easily spend all day here. However, if you’re short of time, we would suggest that you allow a minimum of an hour for your visit to the Museum. You can use the informational signage and literature available to guide you around the complex.
9. What are the top attractions of the Museum?
The highlights are listed in the free brochure provided with Museum and Composite tickets, which you can use to guide you around the complex. We also have information panels placed in each palace court.
10. Which place/ building did the royal family live in? Do they still live here?
Yes, the Jaipur Royal Family still lives at the City Palace, in a building called Madho Niwas. Although the residence is closed to the public, Chandra Mahal, the grand historic residence of the Maharajas of Jaipur, can be visited with a special ticket that entitles you to an exclusive guided tour. The royal women used to live in the Zenana, which is currently not open to the public, but can be glimpsed from the top of the Chandra Mahal.
11. Can I meet the Princess or members of the Royal Family?
The Princess and other members of the Royal Family can be seen during the many festivals and events that are celebrated at the City Palace. Join our mailing list, follow us on Facebook or check the News page to find out when the next occasion is coming up!
12. How can I experience a royal lifestyle?
You can experience a royal lifestyle if you choose the City Palace as the venue for your special celebration. Visit Host an Event to find out more.
13. Can I work with you?
Please check the Work With Us page to see if there are any current opportunities available.
14. How can I find out about the next event or gallery talk?
It’s easy to stay in touch and find out what’s on at the City Palace – join our mailing list, like us on Facebook, or check the News page regularly.
15. Can I access the collections for research, or publish images from the collections in my book?
Yes, you can access the collections for research by prior appointment. We also provide images for relevant publications. Please click on the Research tab on the Explore City Palace page for more information.