The Rambagh Palace is a famous landmark in Jaipur. It used to be the residence of the Maharaja of Jaipur. Today it is a luxury hotel owned by the Tatas. The Rambagh Palace is located 5 miles outside the walls of Jaipur.
The original building built on this site was a modest garden house. It was built for the wet nurse of prince Ram Singh II in 1835. In 1887, Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh converted it into a royal hunting lodge. The fact that the building was located amidst a thick forest could have encouraged the king to make this decision. The lodge was expanded into a palace in the first half of the 20th century. In 1931 Maharajah Sawai Man Singh II made Rambagh palace his principal residence. He also added several suites to the structure. The palace became a government house after India became independent. In 1957, the royal family converted the palace into a luxury hotel. The Rambagh Palace is now owned by the Tata Group.
Rambagh palace has won several awards. In 2009, Conde Nast Traveller magazine rated it as the best luxury hotel in the world.
Rambagh Palace is an architectural marvel. It is full of opulent furnishings and exquisite objects of art. There are large ornamental gardens. The biggest luxury of staying at this hotel is the opportunity to retire to rooms that were once occupied by kings and princes. The magnificent Peacock suite overlooks the Mughal Terrace. The palace has 79 rooms and marvelous suites. The décor uses silk drapes and colorful fabrics drawn from the warm hues of Rajasthan.
Bhawani Singh Road, Jaipur – 302 005, Rajasthan, India
Telephone: +91 141 238 5700 | Facsimile: +91 141 2385098