A number of important edifices find a place in the City Palace and are illustrated below:-
Mubarak Mahal: An amalgam of Mubarak Mahal, Islamic, Rajput and European architectural styles, the City Palace was built by Maharaja Madho Singh II in the late 19th century. It mainly acted as a reception centre and has now been converted into a museum. Some of the artefacts and articles stored here include royal formal costumes, Sanganeri block prints, embroidered shawls, Kashmiri pashminas and silk saris and ornamental clothes worn by Sawai Madho Singh I.
Chandra Mahal: The Chandra Mahal is a remarkable edifice located towards the west end of the City Palace. A charming Peacock Gate welcomes you into the palace. The Mahal itself is decorated with beautiful paintings, floral embellishments and decorative mirror work. The building has seven floors with each of the floors having a unique name such as Sukh-Niwas, Ranga-Mandir, Pitam-Niwas, Chabi-Niwas, Shri-Niwas and Mukut Mahal. Most of this palace serves as the residence of the descendants of the regal family, however, the ground floor of the building serves as a museum. Some of the articles exhibited here are carpets, manuscripts and other items that belonged to the royal family.
Various sections of the City Palace are unique in their own way. The "Sukh Nivas" is painted blue in colour and is decorated with white lining. Mughal motifs, silver and glass dining tables and other ornamentations are present in the dining room here. The "Rang Mandir" has mirrors of all sizes in its walls, pillars and ceiling. "Shobha Nivas" is decorated with mirror walls and blue tiles which are further embellished with mica and gold leaf. "Chhavi Nivas" is the monsoon retreat of the Maharaja.
Pritam Niwas Chowk: It is towards the inner parts of the City Palace and has four small gates which lead to the Chandra Mahal. The gates themselves are decorated with illustrations that represent the four seasons and Hindu deities Lord Vishnu, Lord Shiva-Parvati, Lord Ganesha and Goddess Devi.
Diwan - i - Aam: Diwan-i-Aam was the Hall of Public Audience and is located between the armoury and the art gallery. Laid down with scintillating marble, there are two sterling silver vessels of the capacity of 4000 litres on display here. These vessels were used by Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh II to carry the water of the holy Ganges to drink on his trip to England. A number of shimmering crystal chandeliers are also present here, which is unveiled only during special occasions.
Diwan - i - Khas: Diwan-E-Khas was the 'Hall of Private Audience', and is a vibrant example of the architecture of that time. The ceiling is painted in shades of red and gold which have a flawless appearance even to this day. This edifice is a major attraction within the palace itself. converted into an art gallery, the Diwan- i- Khas exhibits miniature paintings, ancient texts, embroidered rugs, Kashmir shawls and carpets. Handwritten original manuscripts of Hindu scriptures and the Royal throne called as 'Takht-e-Rawal' also find a place here.
Maharani Palace: Originally, this served as the residence of the queens, but has now been converted into a museum. Weapons used by the royalty during the war are on display here, with some of them as old as the 15th century. The ceiling is again decorated beautifully with the dust of precious and semi precious stones.
Bhaggi Khana: This is the museum which has an exquisite collection of old carriages, palanquins and European cabs. One notable collectable here is the baggi which was gifted to the royals by Prince of Wales in 1876 and is called the Victoria baggi.
Govind Dev Ji Temple: This is a temple dedicated to Lord Krishna located in the palace premises.