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JAIPUR CITY PALACE is a palace complex situated in India, in Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan state.

The complex includes the Chandra Mahal, Mubarak Mahal, Maharani Palace, Govind Dev Ji Temple, Bhaggi Khana.

It was built by Jai Singh II, between 1729 and 1732. Later, in the 19th century, Maharaja Ram Singh ordered that all the monuments of the city to be painted in pink colour, in honor of Prince of Wales. Since then the city has been called The Pink City.

Inside the Diwan-I-Khas (an audience hall for the Maharajas) are two huge vessels of 1.6 meters high and each with a capacity of 4000 liters, the largest sterling silver vessels in the world. These vessels were made by Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh II to carry the water of the Ganges to drink on his trip to England in 1901 for King Edward VII's coronation (it was considered a religious sin to drink the English water).