Rambagh Palace Jaipur

Fast Facts

Location Bhawani Singh Road, 2 km from Jaipur city
Best time to visit

October to March

Former residence of the Maharajas of Jaipur, Rambagh Palace in Jaipur is now an extremely popular luxury heritage hotel of the city, which is around 2 km from the main city. An architectural masterpiece, exuding magnificence and grandeur, it was also been rated as the world’s best hotel in September 2009 by Conde Nast Traveller magazine. Huge verandahs, symmetrical setting and lush lawns festooned with beautiful peacocks, welcome the visitors here. Spread in an area of 47 acres of green land, Rambagh Palace has equally regal exteriors and interiors. Originally a hunting lodge, this beautiful palace has been erected by Maharajas of the region during their reign. The palace has also served as the residence of Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II and his very beautiful wife, Maharani Gayatri Devi. In the due course of history, Rambagh has played host to popular guests such as Lord Louis Mountbatten, Jacqueline Kennedy, Prince Charles and more.

History

In the year 1835, the first building that came up on this site was a garden house that was built for the queen’s favorite handmaiden Kesar Badaran. Later on, during the rule of Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh, in the year 1887, this house was converted in a small royal hunting lodge, right amidst a thick jungle. During the initial years of the 20th century, additions and expansions were done in the structure of palace and the design was made by Samuel Swinton Jacob.  Rambagh palace then became the residence of Maharajah Sawai Man Singh II. In 1910 a private school was also opened in the premises for the children of the aristocratic people. Then in 1931, a number of large suites were added to the property. Post India’s independence and merging of the princely states, the Palace became Government’s House. In the starting of the decades of 1950’s, maintenance of the Palace became slightly difficult for the royal family. And finally in 1957, the decision of converting Rambagh Palace into a luxury hotel was taken. In 1972, Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces took the responsibility of carrying forward the royal tradition of the luxury of Rambagh Palace.

Architecture

From a modest house, to a hunting lodge and finally the residence of the Maharajas of Jaipur, Rambagh has been all. Symmetrical designing, huge verandahs and pleasant front lawns decorated with beautiful peacocks, are all the highlights of the architecture of Rambagh Palace that covers lush land of  47 acres. The palace is a combination of Mughal and Rajput architectural styles that was built by the Maharajas of Jaipur, starting from 1835, up to around 1931. This beautiful structure has ornamental lawns, airy and elegant suites and marbled corridors.

Rambagh Palace Hotel

In 1957, Rambagh Palace was converted into a heritage hotel in Jaipur. Since then, the hotel has been offer luxurious and relaxed accommodation option, coupled with impeccable hospitality services. The property with festooned with all contemporary world-class comforts. The palace assures a memorable stay to the guests by offering impeccable hospitality services. The palace hotel has it all swimming pool, banquet and conference spaces, valet, various dining venues, Spa, fitness center and more.

Rambagh Palace, Jaipur has 79 airy, spacious and well-equipped guest rooms and suites that originally were the chambers of the former Maharajas of Jaipur. The guest accommodations have fine furnishings, comfortable furniture, and modern facilities. Have a memorable stay and enjoy treatment like the erstwhile Kings and Queens.

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