Chandra Mahal (City Palace),Jaipur 4/2010(Tuhin)

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F. Zaman on July 19, 2010

Chandra Mahal or Chandra Niwas ( is the most commanding building in the City Palace complex, on its west end. It is a seven-storeyed building and each floor has been given a specific name such as the Sukh-Niwas, Ranga-Mandir, Pitam-Niwas, Chabi-Niwas, Shri-Niwas and Mukut-Mandir or Mukut Mahal. It contains many unique paintings, mirror work on walls and floral decorations. At present, most of this palace is the residence of the descendents of the former rulers of Jaipur. Only the ground floor is allowed for visitors where a museum is located that displays carpets, manuscripts and other items that belonged to the royal family. There is beautiful peacock gate at the entry to the Mahal. Also seen at the top of the Chandra Mahal is the flag of the royal family, which is seen unfurled when the Maharaja is in the palace. It is a one and quarter sized flag. However, when the king is away, the queen's flag is hoisted on the building.

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Photo taken in J.D.A. Market, Kanwar Nagar, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

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  • Uploaded on July 11, 2010
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    by F. Zaman
    • Camera: Canon DIGITAL IXUS 80 IS
    • Taken on 2010/04/14 04:05:47
    • Exposure: 0.004s (1/250)
    • Focal Length: 6.20mm
    • F/Stop: f/8.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO80
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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