Jaipur House

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Jaipur House
Jaipur House Delhi.jpg
Central Wing of Jaipur House
General information
LocationDelhi, India
Coordinates28°36′36″N 77°14′04″E / 28.610083°N 77.234399°E / 28.610083; 77.234399Coordinates: 28°36′36″N 77°14′04″E / 28.610083°N 77.234399°E / 28.610083; 77.234399
Current tenantsNational Gallery of Modern Art
Design and construction
ArchitectArthur Blomfield
Jaipur House illuminated at night

Jaipur House is the former residence of the Maharaja of Jaipur in Delhi.

It situated at the end of Rajpath, facing the India Gate. It was designed by Arthur Blomfield, after the construction of Lutyens' Delhi, in 1936.[1][2]

The structure has a butterfly layout and a central dome. The structure is clad in red and yellow sandstone. To the back of the palace is a large garden, which can be entered through the main ballroom on the ground floor. The ballroom is panelled in dark wood.

Inside is the main hall underneath the central dome, with a large spiral staircase leading to the upper floor.

Today it houses the National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), India's premier art gallery which was established here by Ministry of Culture in 1954.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Sharma, Manoj (8 June 2011). "Of princes, palaces and plush points". Hindustan Times. Archived from the original on 10 October 2013. Retrieved 13 December 2013.
  2. ^ a b History NGMA website

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