Located inside the magnificent City Palace and one of the historical landmarks in Jaipur, Rajasthan, the Diwan-e-Aam Museum experiences an onset of visitors throughout the year with its extensive range of historic artifacts and an exquisitely stunning architecture.
Timing: 9:30 am to 5 pm â€“ 7 pm to 10 pm (All days)
Location: City Palace, Jaipur, Rajasthan
Entry Fees: Rs300 for Adults, Rs200 for Children, Rs700 for Foreigners, Rs400 for Foreigner Children, Rs500 & Rs250 for Adults and Children at Night, Rs1000 & Rs500 for Foreign Adults and Children at Night
Located inside the premises of the grand City Palace in Jaipur, Rajasthan, the â€˜â€™The Public Hall of Audienceâ€™â€™ or the â€˜â€™Diwan-e-Aamâ€™â€™ is a popular sight of attraction that houses several historical and traditional artifacts of fasciation. Constructed along with the City Palace by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the founder of Jaipur, between 1729 to 1732, the Diwan-e-Aam hall was once meant for the king to address and listen to the concerns or complaints of his general public every day. The open hall of Diwan-e-Aam in current times used to be covered with curtains during the historic times.
The Diwan-e-Aam Museum attracts many visitors because of its rich collection of artifacts and exquisite interior as well. The red and gold ceiling contrasts perfectly with the white marble structure and the overelaborate rugs that fill the room. The paintings on the walls of the hall are a mix of Rajasthani, Persian, and Mughal art by popular artists of the time. These paintings are miniature in size and are thus one-of-a-kind. The hall also has the kingâ€™s throne placed at the center with intricate designs and marble elephant structures on either side.
The Diwan-e-Aam has now been converted into an art gallery where it displays arms, chandeliers, paintings, miniature copies of the Holy scriptures such as the Bhagavat Geeta, embroidered rugs, Kashmiri shawls and carpets with intricate designs on display, etc. The ancient cannon displayed outside the hall mesmerizes the visitors a touch more. One of the displayed exhibits that stands out among the many are the two massive silver urns weighing around 340kg and having a capacity of 4000 liters each. These silver urns have been accredited with the status of the worldâ€™s largest silver vessels in the Guinness Book of World Records. All these displays and the marvelous historic architecture of the Diwan-e-Aam Museum make it an interesting place to spend a day with your family and friends and also make it Instagram-worthy. The Diwan-e-Aam is an intrinsic portion of the socio-cultural setting and there offers an insightful glance into the traditional and royal life of the people in Jaipur.