As India's premier hospitality chain, with a legacy and experience dating back to the launch of its landmark hotel in 1903, the Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces have invariably been associated with the ability to carry on the royal tradition of many magnificent palace hotels across India. Taj Hotels present a unique experience of rediscovering the grand heritage palaces and lifestyles of Indian Maharajas. Pursuing its long treasured dream of preserving and, wherever possible, sensitively restoring palaces to their original glory, the Taj has consistently and carefully carried out restorations of the original elements of the architecture and the interior design of its palace hotels. Refurbished with modern luxuries, these exquisite palaces, resplendent with domes, terraces, carved pillars and archways have now become true reflections of the grandeur and luxury of Indian royalty, attracting leisure travellers from across the world.
Spectacular forts and Palaces, a beautifully rugged terrain and a people with great pride in their past, is what brings life to the city of Jaipur. Rambagh Palace, Jaipur offers you the perfect base to begin your journey, unveiling the rich culture and history of the erstwhile rulers of Rajasthan.
Guests can relive the royal lifestyle in the refined and sensitively refurbished palace, which has undergone extensive renovations recently. Restoring the Rambagh Palace to its former glory, the new spacious lobby and richly renovated rooms, provide a glimpse into royal lifestyles of the princes.
Staying at the Rambagh Palace is a unique experience. Symmetrical design, airy verandahs, and idyllic front lawns - a destination spread over 47 tranquil acres of verdant, ornamental gardens; Rambagh Palace offers an architectural masterpiece. A marriage of Rajput and Mughal architecture, the palace was lovingly built by the Maharajas of Jaipur. Standing witness to time, a walk through Rambagh Palace takes you back in history. Once the residence of Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II and his beautiful queen, Rajmata Gayatri Devi, Rambagh Palace is a living legend of Rajputana history.
The accommodation includes 85 rooms including the redesigned Presidential Suryavanshi Suite, which was part of the personal chambers of the royal family. Sensitively restored with period furniture and large French windows overlooking the Rambagh gardens, the Suryavanshi suite takes you back in time. The Peacock Suite reflects the vibrant colours of Rajasthan, whereas the Historical Suites present decor befitting royalty. The Garden wing at the Palace offers uninhibited views of the verdant gardens. All these rooms have opulent interiors with hand painted motif work on the walls with unique themes, regal four-poster beds, walk-in wardrobes and luxurious bathrooms.
Rambagh Palace recently added Palace Service Butlers who are trained as knowledgeable hosts, taking care of royalty. Butlers arrange unforgettable Palace Experiences, a walk through the gardens with champagne served at the polo bar, unique dining experiences in different parts of the palace, vintage car drives through the city, all tailor made to create individual guest experiences.
Suvarna Mahal, the original renaissance style banquet hall is now the fine dining room at Rambagh Palace, offering a selection of food from the royal kitchens of India. Guests can also choose from a traditional Peacock Thali Rajasthani dinner with folk entertainment at the Rambagh lawns, Al fresco dining and European cuisine at the all new Rajput Room, lunch at a royal hunting lodge overlooking a lake, or dine at the atmospheric Hawa Mahal, to name a few very special options.
The Polo bar, resplendent with the Maharaja's Polo trophies, offers the perfect choice to unwind, serving aperitifs and drinks.
The spa provides guests with an exclusive opportunity to experience holistic Indian treatments ranging from Indian aromatherapy massages, time-honoured Indian treatments, body scrubs and wrap, and signature treatments from Royal Houses.
For sports and fitness enthusiasts, the palace offers an indoor swimming pool, a fitness centre, tennis, squash and badminton, a jogging track, golf at the adjoining golf course and the royal sport of Polo specially organised for guests on request.
Jaipur appeals to guests looking for a cultural retreat base, rich in ancient history. Nearby attractions include the myriad windowed pink Hawa Mahal, overlooking the bustling street market. Gems and jewellery, crafts and textiles, incuding the famous Jaipur blue pottery invite for an extravagant purchase. Fascinating forts, temples and museums in close vicinity, can be discovered during day trips.
Many guests visit Rambagh Palace simply to relax, to enjoy the unhurried lifestyle of Indian royalty. Since the palace first opened its doors to the outside world, the palace has played host to writers and artists, aristocracy and royalty.
Rambagh Palace is 11Kms from the airport and 4 Kms from the railway station, with good air and surface links.
Rajasthan evokes images of erstwhile royalty, a history steeped in princely living and legends. Here one is transported back in time to relive Rajput history. The romance of Rajasthan comes alive at Rambagh Palace
Rambagh Palace is a living legend in Jaipur. A palace veiled in the mists of time to narrate an interesting story. Built in 1835 on a modest scale for the queen's favourite handmaiden Kesar Badaran, and later refurbished as a royal guesthouse and hunting lodge, the mansion was renamed Rambagh, after the then reigning Maharaja Sawai Ram Singh II.
His grandson, prince Sawai Man Singh II, was brought here on his accession in 1910. In those years princely living entailed having a school for the prince within the premises, so a private school was set up for a few chosen sons of aristocracy, to escape the confines of the city palace.
Sawai Man Singh II later went to England to finish his studies. While in England he often dreamt of making Rambagh his official residence and palace. On his return he began actualizing his dream by converting Rambagh into the magnificent palace it is today, with neat manicured gardens, drawing inspiration from Mughal and Rajasthani styles of architecture. In 1925, Rambagh Palace became the permanent residence of the Maharaja of Jaipur.
Rambagh remained the home of Rajasthan's Royalty until 1957, when it was first converted into a luxury hotel run by the royal family. In 1972, the palace's management was handed over to Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces. Over the years Rambagh has played gracious host to several illustrious guests, royalty and celebrities such as Lord Louis Mountbatten, who has a suite named after him, Prince Charles, Jacqueline Kennedy and several others
Continuing in the tradition of the Rajputana hospitality Rambagh Place offers a Royal Experience, which is truly unique. At Rambagh Palace, each wall, each room, each corridor and garden has a story to tell.