Jaipur’s oldest mansion, an unrivalled specimen of the Pink City’s character, charm and grandeur. This hotel is a journey through History, where you are treated like a Royal Family member! I could tell you about its Museum Suites with private museum inside, or about hand-painted frescoes and ceilings with large crystal chandeliers, but what I will remember for sure is the fabulous hospitality and kindness of its employees.
In 1503 AD, Maharajah Prithviraj Singh Ji was the ruler of Amber, capital before Jaipur was built. One of his descendants in 1568 AD Thakur Manohardas Ji, the then Prime Minister of Amber was one of the greatest warriors in the Rajput history, ruling over the territories of Chaumoo, Samode and Mohanna. Thakur Sahib along with Maharajah Man Singh Ji of Jaipur gained victories in overall 22 battles including the battle of Kandhar in Afghanistan where he defeated the army bravely and snatched their flags to present to the King, in return the Thakur Sahib got the original flag of Amber and a great fortune of wealth.
One of his descendants Thakur Mohan Singh Ji, ruler of Chaumoo and the then Prime Minister of Raj built the first Palace of Jaipur in 1727 which is Today known as “The Raj Palace”. His 16th generation descendant and current owner Princess Jayendra Kumari still inhabit the Palace.
Under the supervision of Princess Jayendra Kumari, a team of 800 workers began renovating the palace’s arched corridors, residential quarters and courtyards in 1995. The renovation preserved the palace’s historic magnificence while introducing modern day amenities. After around 110000 sq ft covered area restoration, 7 million Man hours, 50000 sq ft of Stucco Restoration, 50000 sq ft of hand painting and 8000 sq ft of Gold foiling, the palace opened as a grand heritage hotel on 10 August 1997.
3 restaurants; The Swapna Mahal (which means palace of dreams) make all your dreams come true, Kebab Shop (BBQ), the Royal Lounge (coffee shop). The bar welcomes you for light meals and drinks. I must say that all Indian food is absolutely delicious, part of the journey as well! Breakfast buffet international and Indian very copious
Swimming pool, spa, beauty salon, tennis court, fitness centre, car parking, 24H room service, Wi-Fi in room, airport shuttle, butler service