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Rambagh Palace, Jaipur Overview

Rambagh Palace was originally built in 1835 and has gone through many royal transitions: from the home of the queen’s favorite handmaiden to royal guesthouse and hunting lodge, and later as the residence of the Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II and his queen, Maharani Gayatri Devi. It is now a heritage hotel run by the Taj Hotels and resorts. The Palace has been playing gracious host to several renowned guests, such as Lord Louis Mountbatten, Prince Charles and Jacqueline Kennedy. The hotel is known as “Jewel Of Jaipur”.

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History

The Rambagh Palace was built as the garden house for queen’s favorite handmaiden Kesar Badaran in the year 1835. Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh converted it into hunting lodge and the State Guesthouse in the year 1887. It was expanded in the early 20th century by the architect Sir Samuel Swinton Jacob. In the year 1910, Rambagh Palace was converted into the school for the future king who studied there along with the few chosen sons of the aristocratic family of Jaipur. Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II initiated a massive renovation of the Rambagh Palace. In the year 1925, Rambagh Palace became the principal residence of Maharaja of Jaipur Sawai Man Singh II. In the year 1933 Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II shifted his residence from City Palace to Rambagh Palace. Before marrying Maharani Gayatri Devi in 1938 Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II renovated the palace further and had a Suite designed which today is famous as “Maharani Suite”. After the independence of India Maharaja Sawai Man Singh became the Rajpramukh (Governor) of The Rajputana Union and the Rambagh Palace became the Governor’s House. In the year 1957 Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II decided to convert it into the upscale hotel. In the year 1972, Taj Hotels was given the responsibility to run Rambagh Palace as the hotel.

Recreational Activities

For Recreation and Relaxation, one can experience the facilities offered here like Polo Golf, Jiva Grande Spa, Jacuzzi, Indoor/Outdoor Swimming, Walking Trail, Fitness hub, various sports, Yoga at Yoga Pavilion and a few more to make the stay unforgettable.

Dining

The Rambagh Palace offers world-class fine dining prepared by the expert Chefs. The guests can select from a wide variety of dishes and a range of various restaurants and bars as well. The facility of personal dining is also available. Below listed are the best-suited options:

  • The Rajput room: It is the informal all-day dining restaurant. The guests can choose from a plateful variety of wonderful breakfast. The signature French Coffee and the variety of tea offered are special and inviting.
  • Suvarna Mahal: It is famous for Indian Cuisines prepared by trained chefs who are the pioneer of Royal cuisines from the Princely states of Rajasthan, Hyderabad, Awadh, and Punjab. The Suvarna Mahal is indeed an architectural marvel with the High Ceilings and beautiful frescos.
  • Polo Bar: As the name suggests, it is an Elite bar where one can enjoy the finest whiskeys and exquisite wines. The walls of this place are decorated with various kinds of achievements.
  • The Steam: It is a unique restaurant in the form of an old Steam Train with a recreated railway Station of Victorian Era. The Steam is known for its delicious wide variety of Pizzas and delicious liquors.

Facilities Offered

Below is the list of high-class facilities offered here to make the stay luxurious and comfortable:

  • Travel Desk – Ticketing & Planning of your Excursions
  • Guide & Interpreter Services
  • Doctor on call
  • Facilities for the Physically Challenged
  • Laundry Service
  • In Room Dining Service
  • Wi -Fi and High-Speed Internet Business Centre
  • Laptops on Hire
  • Currency Exchange
  • Medicines from the Shopping Arcade  
  • Security Escorts   
  • Beauty Salon  
  • Vintage Cars for Transfers & City Tours

Rooms and Suites

There are 79 plush rooms and suites, featuring the use of rich fabrics and silk drapes reflecting the colors of vibrant art and warm hues of Rajasthan. The rooms are categorized as follows:

  • Luxury Rooms: These are the rooms which are located on the top floor of the Palace and are decorated with the Traditional Furniture which belongs to the Bygone era of Maharajahs. The Luxury Rooms provide a spectacular view of the Garden.
  • Historical Suites: These are the perfect fusion of traditional Rajasthani artwork and modern technology. The Royal Suites are ideal for leisure travelers. These are designed in such a way that the sunlight comes in abundance to increase the beauty of the Suites. The Historical Suites provide the perfect view of Garden and Courtyard which in turn is indeed a perfect setting to provide perfect space for qualitative time and experience.
  • Rang Niwas Suite:  This Suite is famous for its French Windows which offer a perfect view of Mughal Gardens of Taj Rambagh Palace. The Rang Niwas Suite is situated on the Top floor of the Palace. The corridor to Rang Niwas Suit is a work of art inspired by the Rajasthani decor and is painted with amazingly beautiful frescos.
  • Pothikhana Suite: The Suite derives its name from its designer, antique teak walls which were prevalent during the British Raj in India and were used to design the library. This Suite is a perfect fusion of Modern luxury with the royal splendor which was prevalent during the time of Princes and Maharajas. The Lamps made of Hand Blown Glass, French Carpets and the Classic English Furniture adds to its grandeur.
  • Prince's Suite: This suite was the Former chamber of Prince Jagat Singh, the Son of Maharaja Sawai Man Singh and Rajmata Gayatri Devi. The rooms have been restored to its former glory. The Prince’s Suite is an amalgamation of ancient textured fabric, work of art and modern facilities. The distinctive feature of this suite is its private terrace which opens to the Oriental Garden which is the most ideal spot for Royal Dining.
Most common facilities offered in all types of rooms include Round-the-clock room service, 24-hour supply of hot and cold running water with attached bath, In-house laundry, and dry cleaning facility, Telephone (ISD/STD) along with color television with satellite channels.

How To Reach Rambagh Palace

The hotel is easy to reach as it is located on the Bhawani Singh Road.
  • By Air: Nearest airport to the Rambagh Palace is Jaipur International Airport (JAI). The Palace is distanced 9.1 km away and one can take any public transport to reach the destination within 15 to 20 minutes.
  • By Railway: Nearest Railway Station is Jaipur Junction from where the Palace is 7.1 km away. Thus, one can reach there within 20 minutes.
  • By Bus: One can easily take up a bus to Jaipur which will stop at the main bus stop at Jaipur Bus Stand at Jawahar Nagar Marg and can reach the Palace via any public transport in 10 minutes by covering a distance of 4.7 km.
With manicured, lush-green gardens and Ancient architecture, the luxurious Rambagh Palace which initially was the residence of Maharaja of Jaipur is now a luxurious hotel. The Palace is one of the finest examples of rich Rajasthani magnificence and glory. Architecture has its designing dated back to the times when technology was not much flourished and handwork was one of the finer options, which can be seen in the decor of the palace even today with the fancy wall-carvings, wooden and marble flooring and Rajasthani furniture. The Palace promotes the cultural heritage of the town meanwhile assuring the comfort and respite of its guests in the superlative ways.

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