Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum Jaipur Entry Fee
- 100 per person for Indian Adults (including Still Camera)
- 50 per person for Indian Children (between 5 to 12 years) &Students & Defence Personnel
- 400 per person for Foreign National Adults (including Still Camera)
- 250 per person for Foreign National Children (between 5 to 12 years) &Students (including Still Camera)
- 75 for Still Camera (Indian Nationals)
- 300 for Video Camera
- 150 for Golf Cart
The entry is free to the journalists on production of the press card/ valid authorized identification
The ticket to foreign nationals is a composite ticket which also includes entry to Jaigarh Fort, Amer
Concessional entry to students is on production of valid authorized identification.
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Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum Jaipur Address: City Palace, Chokri Shahad, Jaipur, Rajasthan, 302002, India
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Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum Jaipur Timings
|Monday||9:30 am – 5:00 pm|
|Tuesday||9:30 am – 5:00 pm|
|Wedesday||9:30 am – 5:00 pm|
|Thursday||9:30 am – 5:00 pm|
|Friday||9:30 am – 5:00 pm|
|Saturday||9:30 am – 5:00 pm|
|Sunday||9:30 am – 5:00 pm|
The above timings are for entry. However, all visitors who enter time at 5:00 pm will have to vacate the Museum galleries by 5:30 pm and the City Palace premises time at 6:00 pmLinks: Website | Map
What was known to people as the City Palace Museum is today called Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum. It houses one of the best exhibition galleries in the country. Everything about the museum is related to ancient traditions and rituals including Indian art, and literature. The attractions include everything from 17th century carpets to hand written Holy Scriptures to vintage transport systems to paintings and photography equipment and photograph prints.
History of Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum Jaipur
Although the City Palace was built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II around 1729 and 1732, the Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum was established by converting a part of City Palace in 1959 during the reign of Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II. The museum that is counted among the country's best historical museums today used to be once called The City Palace Museum.
Location of Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum Jaipur
The Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum is located inside the City palace complex in Jaipur.
Attractions in Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum Jaipur
The galleries of Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum are spread across a few buildings and courtyards within the City Palace complex. The famous galleries at Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum are Sabha Niwas or The Diwan-E-Aam, Mubarak Mahal (Textile gallery), Diwan-E-Khas (Sarvato Bhadra), Baggi Khana, Silleh Khana (armoury), Painting & Photography, Pothikhana and Friends of Museum.
1. Sabha Niwas (Hall of Audience)
Sabha Niwas, famously called Diwan-E-Aam, now converted into a museum gallery has very interesting and rare artefacts on display including rare paintings, miniature hand written holy books, two thrones, paintings of Indian festivals and seasons.
The Sabha Niwas is also a gallery that has magnificent mural decorations and crystal chandeliers.
2. Mubarak Mahal – Textile Gallery
Located on the ground floor of the Mubarak Mahal is the textile gallery that displays the fabrics and garments showcasing the rich Indian tradition. The collection also includes robes once adorned by the previous Maharajas and other regal authorities. The mere range of ritual adornments and type of fabrics used along with the intricate craftsmanship is a testimony to the immense status and opulence the royals enjoyed.
The collection of royal outfits include ritual robes that belonged to Maharaja Sawai Ram Singh II, the wedding jama of Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh, atmasukha belonging to Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh I, the king who was said to be 2m tall, 1.2m wide, weighed 250kg and was considered superbly cuddly and huge. The collection also includes polo and billiards outfits belonging to Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II.
The museum also boasts of an amazing collection of shawls and carpets. The Pashmina carpet on display at Mubarak Mahal is one of its kind and rare, made around 1650. The origin of the carpet is still debated between Lahore and Kashmir. Other artefacts include bandhani (tie-dye) scarfs, gossamer muslin from Bangladesh and silk from Banaras (Varanasi).
3. Silleh Khana (Arms and Armoury Gallery)
The Silleh Khana is the arms and armor gallery which houses the country's finest collection of arms, and also happens to be the largest collection. The display units showcase a collection of war arms like swords, daggers, double-edged cutters, axes, knives and arrows of various sizes and cut-outs. There are war helmets that are called ‘khud’ on display as well, the most remarkable of them is the rare watered steel helmet. It is believed that watered steel was quite expensive and hence, were used rarely.
The most attractive exhibit of all is the 5 kilogram sword of Maharaja Sawai Ram Singh II, whose name is inscribed on the sword, with the bright steel, single-edged khanda blade measuring 54 centimetres in length. Another sword on display is the sword belonging to Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh II, the hilt of which has chequered grip with silver flowers carved on the pommel steel inland.
4. Diwan-E-Khas (Sarvato Bhadra)
A hall of private audience, the Diwan-E-Khas is a square open hall with closed rooms for private meetings of the King with other nobles and aristocrats. The hall that was built with marble and sandstone has sun emblems on the walls and also displays huge crystal chandeliers.
The space is used for celebrations of festivals and rituals like Gangaur, Teej, Dussehra, etc.
5. Painting and Photography Gallery
This gallery is a recently introduced gallery and is established in Maharaja Sawai Bhawani Singh building which houses a visual art collection of famous paintings and photographs belonging to the period between 18th to 20th centuries. The collection includes 3,000 paintings, 6,050 photographs, 1,941 glass plate negatives and photographic equipment which belonged to Maharaja Sawai Ram Singh II and dates back to the 1860s.
6. ‘Pothikhana’ Archives and Library
The ‘Pothikhana’ archives of Maharaja Sawai Man Singh Museum are considered to be the best in the country. The collection consists of nearly 7,866 handwritten manuscripts including Vedas, puranas, scriptures like Bhagwad Geeta, etc. and a little over 220 traditional style maps. The manuscripts are mainly in Sanskrit, Urdu, Rajasthani, Hindi and Persian languages.
The collection also includes over 15,000 books, journals that became a part of the library and is open for readers with prior subscription and appointments.
7. Baggi Khana or The Transport Gallery
The baggi khana displays medieval era transport systems used before motorised transport came into existence. There are baggis (horse pulled chariots), palkis (palanquins), miyana, raths, camel saddles put up on display here.
Timings and Entry Fees of Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum Jaipur
The Museum is open for visitors all days of the week from 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM.
Entry Fees: INR 100 for Indian nationals (adults) and the fee includes charges for still camera. For children (5- 12yrs), students and defence personnel the entry fee is INR 50.
For adults belonging to foreign nations, the entry fee is INR 400 (includes still camera charges). INR 250 for foreign national children (5-12 yrs).
The charge for carrying a video camera is INR 300.
Journalists are exempted from paying any entry fee as long as they are carrying a valid ID.
Places to visit near Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum Jaipur
1. City Palace: The seat of Kachwaha rulers after the shift of capital from Amer to Jaipur is a treasure trove of rich history of culture and traditions along with architectural grandiose that one can witness.
2. Tripolia Bazar: A Street with traditional Rajasthani artefacts, souvenirs and apparels lined by the Tripolia gate of the City Palace is the best place for shopping enthusiasts. The Bazaar has collections of juttis, traditional Rajasthani apparels, bangles and other souvenirs. One can try their hands at bargaining as there is immense opportunity for it.
3. Govind Ji Temple: Located inside the City Palace complex, the Govind Ji Temple is visited by devotees all year around. The festivities of Gangaur, Teej and Dussehra are celebrated with great elan and grandiose. Visit the temple to experience age old traditional practices.
4. Jantar Mantar: An astronomical and architectural wonder that it is, the Jantar Mantar is a must visit for all architecture enthusiasts. It leaves every visitor in awe of the structure and the sundial, which is the largest in the world is something not to be missed.
How to Reach Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum Jaipur
The Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum is located inside the City Palace complex; it is very easy to reach here from all parts of the city, and by all means / modes of transport. Visitors can book cabs or auto- rickshaw or a cycle rickshaw. One may also reach the city palace by Rajasthan city bus. However, the most comfortable way to reach the museum is by hiring a private cab from top car rental companies in Jaipur.
Nearest Bus station to reach Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum: Sindhi Camp Bus Stop. One may get down here and hire a rickshaw or cab to reach the palace.
Nearest Railway Station to reach Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum: Jaipur Junction Railway Station is the nearest railway station. One may hire a cab or a rickshaw from the station to reach the palace.
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