The Gorgeous Blue Room in the City Palace Jaipur, Rajasthan !!


Sukh Niwas is an open blue color room, with white lines, offering a beautiful view to anyone who sees this hall. Each floor of the seven-storeyed Chandra Mahal palace is lavishly adorned and has a specific name to reflect its function. The Sukh Niwas, or ‘Hall of Rest’, is a fully-furnished royal dining room. The third floor, the Rang Mandir, is adorned with mirrorwork across the walls and ceiling. Shobha Niwas, on the fourth floor, is known as the ‘Hall of Beauty’, with the walls lavishly embellished with mirrors, tiles, and gold leaf detailing. The Chhavi Niwas, or ‘Hall of Images’, is on the fifth floor and was the monsoon retreat of the Maharaja. On the sixth floor is Shri Niwas, and the seventh is the Mukut Mandir (‘Crown Temple’). At the very tip of the Chandra Mahal is the flag of the Jaipur royal family, which is only unfurled when the Maharaja is in residence. ‘Sukh Niwas’ is a stunning blue and white room, and just being there filled us with a sense of peace. ‘Rang Mandir’ is a mirror room with walls, pillars, and a ceiling decorated with mirrors. ‘Shobha Niwas’ has mirror walls with blue tiles and gold leaf designs, and according to our guide, was a prayer room.

Chandra Mahal in City Palace is one of the most important buildings in the complex since it is the residence of the former kings of Jaipur. This is a seven-floored building and each of the floors is named differently like Pitam Niwas, Sukh Niwas, Chabi Niwas, Ranga Mandir, Mukut Mahal, and Shri Niwas. All the floors have unique architecture and are decorated with beautiful carvings, paintings, and mirrors. One can see the flag of the Royal family at the top of the Chandra Mahal. This quarter-size flag is unfurled when Maharaja is in the Palace and when away then the Queen’s flag is hoisted. First Two floors which are part of the Sukh Niwas Hall form the Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum. The third floor is Sukh Niwas is the drawing and dining area of the Royal family. The royal family of Jaipur has hosted legendary events at the City Palace over the decades. From royals to polo players to fashionistas and famous dignitaries from around the world, City Palace has welcomed the “jet set” with style.


Chandra Mahal is a 7-storied building, with different names on each floor, Mukut Mandir, Chhavi Niwas, Shri Mandir, Ranga Mandir, Pitam Niwas, and Sukh Niwas. There is a beautiful peacock and many balconies, beautiful mirror work with floral decoration along with amazing paintings. The ground floor of Chandra Mahal is open as a museum, which has carpets, king’s and queen’s garments, and many other items. Sukh Niwas is finely decorated with paintings and has a dining hall. Chhavi Niwas was meant for the resting King. There is a flag at the top.

The Chandra Mahal was indeed a treasure trove of artistic beauty and we loved the gorgeous blue Sukh Niwas or the Hall of Rest. Painted in Wedgewood blue and decorated with white lining, Sukh Niwas is used as the drawing and dining space of the Maharaja. Fully ornamented with Mughal miniatures, and silver and glass tables, it is breathtakingly beautiful in the filtering sunlight. The aura like sunshine pouring in through the balconies often creates ripple-like shadow patterns on the blue room and makes one feel like being submerged in the clearest of the seas.

Sukh Niwas is white with a little blue and just being there fills you with a sense of peace and calm. ‘Rang Mandir’ is the mirror floor and its walls, pillars, and ceiling are decorated with mirrors of all sizes. The dining room on this floor has pillars and a ceiling covered with Mughal motifs and royal dining tables. ‘Shobha Niwas’ has mirror walls with blue tiles and gold leaf designs.