The City Palace Jaipur is also known as the Chandra Mahal or Moon Palace and it is here that the royal family of Jaipur stays even today. The Sawai Man Singh II Museum, which is open to the public, occupies the ground floor and the courtyards of the City Palace. The Krishna Temple a well-known temple in Jaipur is located in the Jai Niwas Garden, to the North of the City Palace. The museum at the City Palace Jaipur is a historical treasure trove. It has many rare artifacts including miniature paintings in the Rajasthani and Mughal styles, ornate courtly robes, weaponry, armor, carpets which adorned the royal palace floors and may rare manuscripts. In the outer courtyard or Sarvatobhadra, there are two giant silver urns. Craftsmen in Jaipur built these for Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh II. When he went to England he carried these urns with him filled with water from the holy Ganges River. These giant silver urns are listed in the Guiness Book of World Records as the largest silver objects in the world. A tour of the City Palace Jaipur is like a history lesson come alive in vibrant colors.
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