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Taj Rambagh Palace, Jaipur [India]

 

Presenting manicured grounds and beautiful Indian architecture, the luxurious Rambagh Palace was the former residence of the Maharaja of Jaipur. Known as the "Jewel of Jaipur", now it is a luxurious hotel.

Rambagh Palace is about 2 miles from the City Palace, Hawa Mahal and Jantar Mantar. It is 7 miles from Jaipur Airport.

Rambagh Palace offers 79 rooms and stunningly restored suites, which were the chambers of the former Maharaja. Use of rich fabrics and silk drapes draw from the colourful art and warm hues of the state of Rajasthan. Spacious air conditioned rooms are decorated with rich textures, elegant carpets and hand-painted wall motifs. A flat-screen TV, personal safe and minibar are included in all rooms. Modern bathrooms have a walk-in shower and separate bathtub. It features an indoor and outdoor pool, as well as full spa services. Guests can also practice yoga with experienced gurus or exercise at the gym. The palace butlers can help guests arrange vintage horse-drawn carriage rides every evening.


Accommodation

Luxury Rooms : These rooms grace the top floor of Rambagh Palace. A retreat unto themselves, each Luxury Room has been designed in a traditional manner. Several of the Luxury Rooms overlook the gardens.

Historical Suites : The Historical Suites present a welcoming ambience with marble floors, exquisite Rajasthani artwork and sheer fabrics, which enable crisp sunlight to enhance the beauty of each room. A four-poster bed, a sitting area overlooking gardens, a walk-in wardrobe and a spacious bathroom make these suites ideal for the discerning leisure traveler.

Royal Suites : Some of these suites have been the personal chambers of the Maharaja of Jaipur. The beautiful architecture and opulent décor with embellishes such as Rajasthani motif, delicate mirror-and-stone work, intricately carved pillars with marbles inlay, rich silks and tall draped curtains create a magical experience. A personal butler is on call throughout your stay to help you design excursions into the city.

Grand Maharani Suite/Maharani Suite : This suite flaunts a very different look with delicate finishes textured wood panels, intricate mirror-and-stone work, rich furnishings, and hand painted Rajasthani art. The Maharani suite has a comfortable sitting area, as well as a princely dining space and a spectacular oval four fixture mirrored bathroom. The palatial French windows open to a fabulous vision of the serene Oriental Garden & Panghat.


Dining

Indulge royally in the fine dining restaurants and legendary bars where culinary masterpieces and exquisite ambiance blend in delicious harmony.

Suvarna Mahal

Step into the golden age at this grand dining hall. It resonates with the rich heritage of the erstwhile rulers of the desert kingdom with its high ceilings, gilded mirrors and Florentine frescos. Its menu is as opulent as its ambience - culinary masters have carefully studied the cuisines of the royal houses of India to bring you an exotic array of dishes, accompanied by the lilting melody of classical music, and vintage wines from the cellars.

The Rajput Room

If you need to take a break from all the grandeur, unwind in the informal all-day-dining restaurant, the Rajput Room. Overlooking the front lawns, it offers up a wonderful breakfast, light meals and a selection of signature French press coffees and freshly infused teas.

The Verandah

Bask in the attention of the palace staff in the airy and arched palace verandah with its panoramic views of the gardens and fountains. Sit back under the imposing high ceilings, and savour palatial privileges - an afternoon champagne tea, pre-dinner cocktails or light meals throughout the day. If the ambience is all you wish to dine on, sit back and absorb a favourite book, or sink into your own thoughts while gazing out onto the gardens.

The Polo Bar

The glamour of the princely equestrian sport is masterfully captured in every little detail at the legendary Polo Bar, immortalized in many a travel and fashion journal over the years. Adorned with trophies and polo memorabilia, the bar serves up signature cocktails inspired by the royal sport. The shelves are lined with the finest rare whiskies, signature cocktails inspired by the sport, single malts, cognacs, wines and liqueurs, underlined by a hand-picked selection of Cuban cigars. For non-alcoholic drinkers, there's also an extensive and unique list of homemade iced teas, lemonades and ginger ales. Here's an ideal venue in which to relax and unwind, or spend a prelude to a grand evening.

Steam

A lounge bar quite unlike any other, this restored steam engine, complete with a recreated Victorian style station, makes it quite the city favourite. Along with a fine selection of liquors, the bar offers up delightful middle-eastern shawarmas and wood-fired Italian crust pizzas.


EXPERIENCES

Inside The Hotel

In the finest tradition of Rajput hospitality, the Rambagh Palace offers its guests a taste of royal living - a luxury and extravagance that was once the sole preserve of kings. It’s elegantly appointed rooms, marbled corridors and majestic gardens echo with history.

Palace Gardens & Bird Watching

Featured in Peter Coat’s ‘The Most Beautiful Gardens in the World’, the palace gardens are a haven for some of the land’s most beautiful birds. The star, of course, is possibly the world’s most beautiful bird - the majestic peacock. A stroll through the five gardens is bound to find you within sight of these glorious birds, strutting proudly about and justifying every one of the myriad poems penned, lyrics sung and canvases painted to celebrate their beauty.

It isn’t just the peacock that flaps its wings here, though. Wagtails, babblers, mynahs, pariah kites, tailorbirds and red-vented bulbuls are just a few of the migrants and residents that fill the gardens with their chirps and songs.

As the symphony of the birds fills your head and empties it of every care, and the gentle breeze accompanies you on your walk, it’s easy to see why the ladies of the zenana escaped to these gardens to get away from the proceedings of the palace.

Nightly Performances

In stark contrast to the vast uni-hued desert sands, folk dancers and musicians explode in a riot of colour and vibrant tradition. Sit back on the sprawling upper front lawns of the palace as they enthral you with their lively steps and jaunty tunes against the backdrop of the majestic palace - a show nearly identical to the ones the maharajas of yore enjoyed.

Astrologer

The ancient rulers of these desert kingdoms were fierce believers in their court astrologers, and would rarely make a move without the stars aligning in their favour. Experience for yourself the mystique of this age-old practice as acclaimed palace palmist and astrologer Mr. Dandiya consults the future in your palm and in the stars. For an appointment and consultation charges, do speak to your palace butler.

Business Experiences

Because Rambagh Palace has undergone an extensive renovation, it stands sensitively restored to its former glory. The spacious lobby, manicured gardens and refurbished rooms provide a grand setting for any business meeting or conference, and you’ll find our services most helpful, with attention paid to every detail.

Everyone will feel like a true guest of the maharaja when they experience the exquisite dining, the attentive service of the butlers, the majesty of the high-ceilinged rooms and the spectacular themed evenings.

Business Amenities

They offer the city’s largest meeting and convention facilities, Internet and video-conferencing capabilities.

Facilities

From Board Room to chamber of Princes indoor, contemporary conference halls to the sweeping lawns at SMS Function Centre, the place can hold anywhere up to 1000 people.

Entertainment

You can create memorable evenings on landscaped gardens while your guests or clients experience the unique cuisine, dance and culture. Make a grand gesture with one of their personally designed theme evenings, including the Grand Rajasthani Soiree, or take in one of the cultural shows. You can also choose to relax and mingle under the sky with an outdoor barbeque.

The Yoga Pavilion

Every morning, as the sun rises anew over the horizon, renew your spirits at the Yoga Pavilion, aided by internationally acclaimed Yoga gurus. Find a regal balance of your body, mind and soul and dive headlong into the day’s offerings.

Fitness Centre

Whatever exercise you prefer, you’ll find fitness centre fully equipped with cardio-vascular and weight training equipment, a gymnasium, a steam room, and an invigorating Jacuzzi.

Jiva Spa

Relaxing massage can be enjoyed at Jiva Grande Spa. The Jiva Grande Spa - just like everything else at the palace - is a window back to the days of pampered royalty. A fairytale ambience, along with signature Jiva Spa therapies and experiences from ancient regal India makes for an unimaginably lavish experience.

The two double spa tented suites are opulently outfitted with Mughal leitmotif, and embellished with all the trappings of a magical and romantic era - wooden floors, glowing chandeliers, royal pennants and regal Indian love swings. These regal sanctuaries are accompanied by attached soak tubs and showers, exclusive lounge areas and charming outdoor relaxation hideaways. In this glorious atmosphere, guests are treated to millennia-old wellness and beauty treatments that were once the privilege of the maharajas and maharanis.

Location

Address : Bhawani Singh Road, Rambagh Circle, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302005, INDIA

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