Rambagh Palace, Jaipur
With a long list of distinguished former residents, the Taj Rambagh Palace in Jaipur showcases Rajasthan’s royal history. Originally built in 1835, the former palace boasts features such as hand-carved marble latticework, sandstone balustrades, cupolas, cenotaphs and elaborate Mughal gardens.
Its stunningly restored suites, which were once chambers of the Maharaja, are the height of luxury, complemented by personalised service from the knowledgeable team of palace butlers. Based at one stop on the Golden Triangle, it is ideal for the luxury traveller looking to enjoy India.
The hotel offers some of the best fine dining in Jaipur, including Suvarna Mahal, a restaurant situated in what was previously the palace ballroom, and all-day-dining at Rajput Room overlooking the palace’s front lawns. This is also the perfect place to indulge in some ancient Indian wellness therapies, with a Jiva Grande Spa onsite.
Jaipur, or the Pink City, is a culture-packed piece of Rajasthan. The star attraction of the city is the fairytale-esque Amber Fort, and there are bustling old markets and grand palaces in abundance. For a more wild experience, head out to Ranthambhore National Park or on a desert safari.
Expect a ceremonious welcome to the Taj Rambagh Palace, as decorated camels, horses and elephants await your arrival. A welcome thali is also served, while Aarti and Tikka ceremonies to the music of the Shehnai are performed.
Sukh Niwas Suite
For sheer regal luxury and contemporary decadence, the Sukh Niwas Suite cannot be beaten. Its living room, dining room, bedroom, bathroom and private terrace boast arched stonework, rich drapes, crystal chandeliers, gold-leaf frescoes and opulent furniture. On top of this, enjoy panoramic views and a host of exclusive amenities and services.
Another presidential suite, here you will find high ceilings, exquisite chandeliers, ornate French windows and period furniture filling the expansive living room, dining room, bedroom and bathroom. With the best of the Taj Rambagh Palace’s amenities, services and in-room features at your fingertips, you are guaranteed a luxury stay.