The Royal Weddings at City Palace Jaipur
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The Royal Weddings at City Palace Jaipur
City Palace, Jaipur Weddings in India are a cause for joyous celebration with festivities sometimes lasting weeks. Elaborate special arrangements are made to perform a real wedding in the Royal way. This includes floral and light decoration in a grand way, Shehnai Waadan, arrangements for Ring Ceremony, Mehndi Rasam, Barat Procession, Toran, Jai Maal, Reception of Barat, Banquet, Lagna Mandap for Fere, Vidai, etc.

Specific ceremonial arrangements could be made as per the requirement of the guests.

About The City Palace
The City Place today houses Maharaja Swai Man Singh II Museum in its peripheral areas. The City Palace is situated 10 km from the former capital of Amber. Lying in the heart of city in a sprawling walled enclosure. The City Palace is a blend of Mughal and Rajasthani architecture.

The world famous palace of Jaipur which is popularly known as The City Palace was built by the Kachhwaha ruler of Amber Sawai Jai Singh in early 18th century. The different Mahals of this palace is decorated with pillars, arches, Mehrabs, and grills and also with beautiful inlay works. It is very rare to find such a scientific and modern 18th century building.

Today The City Palace receives thousands of visitors whose heart gets filled with enjoyment and astonishment as well at looking the great craftsmanship. There are mainly two main entrances to the palace: One is from Jaleb Chowk and another being from Tripolia Gate side.

Mubarak Mahal
While entering through Birendra Pole from Tripolia Side, one can have a look at a huge unique structure: that is Mubarak Mahal. The construction of this structure was completed during the reign of Sawai Madho Singh II. Colonel Jacob was the Architect of this building. Interesting part is, the building is the combination of age-old Indian as well as Mughal and Europeans architecture.

Mubarak Mahal in Jaipur The building was used, as reception hall during the Jaipur reign and probably that is why it is Mubarak Mahal. In early days at the order of Mughal Emperor Akbar, Mahabharata, Shahi-Ramayana, Surpadawali etc. famous manuscripts were displayed here.

Sileh Khana
Just after crossing the courtyard of Pitam Niwas there is the Ananda Mandir and on the top of floor of Ananda Mandir there are beautifully painted halls. Here, different kinds of arms and armour of Jaipur Amber rulers are displayed.

Sarvatobhadra and Art Gallery
From Sileh Khana towards interior courtyard there is the Sarvatobhadra which is known as Sarvata also. During 18th-19th century this place was used as Diwan-e-Khas, Where Maharajas used to give their advice to their ministers. Now this area has been converted to visitors rests area and the worlds two largest silver vessels are also displayed here. There is an another gate from eastern side to enter into the Art Gallery. This Art Gallery was the Sabha-Niwas before.

Chandra Mahal
In northwest part of the palace, there is the Chandra Mahal. It is a seven-storyed building and towers high above all the surrounding buildings. There are specific name to different parts of the Mahal - Sukh-Niwas, Ranga-Mandir, Pitam-Niwas, Chabi-Niwas, Shri-Niwas, Mukut-Mandir etc. Towards the north of Chandra Mahal there is the Jai-Niwas garden and in the midst of the garden there is the Shri Govind Devji temple

Theme Events
The Royal Welcome
Caparisoned elephants, gaily-decorated horses and camels salute the guests at the Royal Entrance. Pair of white marble caparisoned elephants are on either side of the gateway. The visitors, after being showered rose petals at Rajendra Pol Gate, are welcomed in Royal splendor with garlands, tika a traditional ritual and the melody of Shehnai and Nagara (drums) at the Khasa Gate (Private Entrance).

Royal Wedding in City Palce, Jaipur The Royal Procession
The traditional Royal Procession of the Kachchhawas (The Ruling House of Jaipur) has regularly been held for the last few millennium to welcome honored guests and dignitaries. In fact, last time such a welcome took place when Queen Elizabeth was a guest of Maharaja Swai Mansinghji II of Jaipur at the City Palace in the year 1962. Members of the Royal family witness the procession sitting with honored guests.

The procession lead by nicely decorated Elephants with the five colored Royal Flag (Panch Ranga) of the state of Jaipur carried by the Mahout (rider who controls the elephant) heralds the official start of the Royal Procession.

It is than followed by Royal Band, Royal Cannon with carts, camels with gun, decorated camels and horses , the horse driven Victorian Buggi, Palanquin with two parallel bars used with no veil, the Royal carriage driven by oxen to carry the icons of Sita Ramji, Royal Palanquin made of silver and gold with parallel bards, Dancing horses Folk dancers. Royal Regalia..

Venue: The Sarvato Bhadra Chowk
The Processions Welcome
The guests are received at the Tripolia entrance - The Singh Pole. A cavalcade of two elephants, four lancers on Horse-back, four decorated Camels, vintage cars, two horse-pulled buggies, musicians and dancers will be waiting to lead the guests in a procession to the Palace. The visitors will be showered rose petals at Rajendra Pol Gate.

The camel, horses and elephant will then line-up at the Sarvato Bhadra Chowk while the guests pass by to the Khasa Gate (Private Entrance). A welcome in Royal Splendor with garlands, tika-a-traditional ritual and the melody of Shehnai and Nagara (drums).

A glass of Indian Champagne is served at the time of introductions in the magnificent Chandra Mahal Verandah. Royal Family members may also join at this time. Venue From the Singh Pol to the Rajendra Pol, Sarvato Bhadra upto the Khasa Gate.

Elephent Polo in City Palce Events during weddings.
Elephant Polo
Elephant Polo is a very interesting even and the guests can participate in a match. Although not a fast game, the dedication and mastery of the trained players is very fascinating. Elephant Polo match is combined with a procession welcome, Attractive parade of decorated Camels, Lancers on the horseback and folk dancers. Military Band provides the elegant backdrop music. A match is generally 10 minutes and total 7 to 8 matches can be played. The Polo game can be followed by a Lunch or dinner.