The pink city of Jaipur is a traveler's wet dream. It was built in the 18th century as India's first planned city with remarkable architecture. In 1876, Maharaja Ram Singh decided to paint the entire city pink as a gesture of hospitality to welcome the Prince of Wales. Jaipur is packed with the most astonishing palaces, temples, and forts within its borders, making it an architecture-lovers paradise.
Rambagh Palace is a prime example of the captivating urban virtues that the capital of Rajasthan possesses. It's no wonder, as the palace is the former residence of the Maharaja. The building has emerged from modest beginnings. It started with a simple garden house in the mid 18th century. It expanded to the present royal palace by the 20th century, owing to Sir Samuel Swinton Jacob's excellent design work. Today, the Taj Hotels Group operates the building and welcomes travelers interested in Rajasthan's rich cultural history.
Rambagh Palace is one of India's most exquisite hotels with manicured gardens and gorgeous Indian architecture. It occupies a 47-acre plot south of Jaipur's city center. The royal residence's opulence is apparent from the moment you glance at its imposing structure. Then it continues when they welcome you with bouquets and a shower of rose petals.
Entering the courtyard, you will find yourself contemplating the beauty of carved arches and the royal umbrellas decorating the verandah's café. While you sip on your morning coffee, hundreds of peacocks in the garden will showcase their majestic covert feathers. What a sight!
Rambagh Palace, "The Jewel of Jaipur", accommodates guests in 45 rooms and 33 grand suites. It would be an understatement to call them luxurious. Remember, it was the Maharaja himself that called this palace his home. Even the smallest room offers 46 m2 (495 ft2) of space, a four-poster bed, a walk-in wardrobe, a super spacious bathroom, and luxurious vintage furniture.