Taj Rambagh Palace

Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

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At a Glance

  • A very regal palace experience in a great location

  • The property has an excellent book shop to purchase some topical reading

  • The food here is excellent especially the signature menus in the Survarna Mahal

  • Rambagh is a very popular property during peak periods - book early to avoid disappointment

  • The Polo Bar has a great atmosphere and attracts some Polo players when Polo is being played nearby

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Best time to Visit

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Rajasthan is known as the desert state. It is largely hot and dry throughout the year, making it a great destination to get away during cold winter months.

Summer in Rajasthan extends from April to June. It’s the hottest season so not ideal for travel, although early April is a good time to get great value for money if you don’t mind the heat. In western Rajasthan temperatures may soar, particularly in May and June, so we'd suggest avoiding Jaisalmer and the Thar Desert at this time.

The monsoon season usually runs from July to September. The temperature drops slightly, and humidity increases. During this period 90% of the rain Rajasthan occurs, although in reality Rajasthan never receives much rainfall. Lakes and rivers will be higher and there's more colour to the landscape.

October to March is the best time to travel to Rajasthan. Expect warm and sunny weather, perfect for exploring and relaxing. Please note that hotels are at their busiest over the Christmas and New Year period. December and January can have very cool mornings and evening and we suggest taking some warm clothing. Whilst temperatures in the desert areas are always hot in the daytime, they become some of the coolest areas of the state once the sun goes down. It’s also normal to expect some fog in the major cities of northern Rajasthan in December and January.

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Insider's View

Try the Daal Maharani (lentils with cream) when dining in the hotel it really is their house speciality!

For a break from curry, dine at steam with their very own wood fired pizza oven.

Book a spa treatment in a tented suite in advance as these get booked up in busy seasons’

Read 'A Princess Remembers' before staying here, the memoirs of the third Maharani of Jaipur from 1939 to 1970 whose home was Rambagh Palace

Arrive in style - by vintage car, which will take you up the swiping driveway. It's the perfect way to begin your stay.

For an exceptional meal in a beautiful and opulent surrounding, make sure to visit the hotel’s Survana Mahal restaurant.

Call us on 3165 4050 to start planning your holiday to Taj Rambagh Palace or take a look at our itineraries to Rajasthan

Description

The Rambagh Palace is an illustrious and opulent reminder of Jaipur's stately heritage. It gives the guest a taste of royal living set in the heart of Jaipur. It is a member of the Leading Small Hotels of the World.

Built in 1835, the Rambagh Palace was once the residence of the Maharaja of Jaipur. Set in 47 manicured acres in the heart of Jaipur, the Rambagh offers a palatial experience while retaining the highest levels of comfort and luxury.

The hotel offers 78 rooms and suites. Suites feature high ceilings and exquisite chandeliers along with green Udaipur stone arches and stunning period furniture. Arched French windows open out onto the magnificent Mughal gardens, the Nahargarh Fort and the breathtaking Aravali hills.

There are four restaurants, the 'Polo Bar' and a swimming pool. The 'Suvarna Mahal' is the signature restaurant of the palace and offers a truly royal dining experience with gold plated tableware, exquisite china and crystal, high ceilings adorned with crystal chandeliers and original Florentine ceiling paintings and mirrors. The 'Verandah' offers al fresco dining, the 'Steam' restaurant offers fusion and Continental cuisine and then there is also the 'Rajput Room' restaurant offering contemporary cuisine.

The hotel provides croquet and table tennis facilities, mini golf and you can watch polo matches at the adjacent polo fields. The hotel will be happy to arrange sightseeing, shopping and other excursions within and outside Jaipur.

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Accommodation

This grand historic palace has been beautifully restored to its former glory and grandeur down to the smallest detail. Each richly renovated room has opulent interiors in keeping with its regal past with unique themes, hand painted motif work on the walls, regal four-poster beds, walk-in wardrobes and luxurious bathrooms to provide a distinct experience befitting royalty. All rooms include: air-conditioning, LCD cable TV, DVD player, hair dryer, tea and coffee facilities, wifi, minibar, safe, 24 hour room service, choice of smoking and non smoking rooms, slippers and bathrobes, desk, and complimentary newspaper in the morning. The hotel offers twin rooms on request according to availability.

Childcare

Children are welcome to come and stay at Taj Rambagh Palace. However, there are no specific facilities available for them. Babysitting can be arranged upon request.

Facilities

The extensive facilities at the hotel include a beauty salon, business centre, health and Ayurveda centre, the 'Rajput Room' restaurant (general cuisine), the 'Suvarna Mahal' restaurant (Indian speciality), the 'Steam' restaurant (Continental and fusion cuisine), the 'Verandah' restaurant, the 'Polo Bar', swimming Pools, and a range of other sport facilities.

Activities

The hotel offers complimentary golf putting, tennis, swimming and jogging. Activities at an additional charge include use of the 18 hole golf course. The hotel will also be happy to arrange sightseeing, shopping and other excursions within and outside Jaipur.

Reviews

5

Charlotte Winter (Staff)

I really loved the Rambagh Palace when I visited. It's a very grand and very luxurious property with beautifully kept grounds. The bedrooms here are spacious, extremely opulent and certainly unique compared to other properties. The food offered at the Rambagh is delicious and the service is excellent. This is a superb choice if you're looking for a classic Indian palace experience.

5

Mr Mike Russell (Guest)

This is without doubt one of the finest hotels we have ever stayed in. A spectacular building, beautifully modernised, superb staff, fine dining, wonderful grounds. Our only complaint was not enough time to enjoy the luxury. Spoil yourself with a Palace Room and wake to the sight of peacocks on the lawn immediately outside your window.

4

Clare Monro (Staff)

A luxurious and opulent option set in beautiful gardens, this property exemplifies Rajasthan. Despite its history, the rooms are very well-kept. The grounds are extensive and very peaceful.

5

Susie Reynolds (Staff)

Like the other Taj Palace Hotels, this really is fit for a queen. The palace and grounds and beautiful and awe inspiring while the service is exceptional and rooms are as lavish and opulent as you could possibly imagine. On the route of the Maharajas, this is a must.

5

Emma Neale (Staff)

It is hard not to be impressed by this magnificent palace property. I loved the uniqueness of all of the suites and how the original features had been maintained particularly the bathroom of The Maharani Suite. One of my favourite things about the palace however, was the Swarna Mahal - the grand dining hall that serves Indian food based on the cuisines of the royal households of India. Not only was the food delicious but dining in this environment really made me feel like I had arrived in India.

Experiences

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    Situated 37 km (23 miles) south west of Agra, the ‘lost city’ of Fatehpur Sikri is the abandoned capital of the great Mughal emperor Akbar.

  • Jaipur - Amber Fort

    Amber Fort, the ancient Rajput capital is located on a hill 11km / 7 miles north of Jaipur. Amber was the capital of the Kachhwaha Rajputs from 1037 until the Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh founded Jaipur in 1727.

  • Jaipur - Bazaars, Cuisine and Crafts of Old Jaipur

    Jaipur is awash with craftsman and artisans which make an amazing wander through the streets unforgettable. You will enjoy the sights with a personal guide.

  • Jaipur - Walking Tour

    A walking tour of Jaipur brings the city to life through its out of the way nooks and crannies, colourful markets and vibrant culture.

  • Udaipur - Vintage Car Ride

    Explore the labyrinthine streets of this Rajasthani town and the surrounding countryside by vintage car up into the hills to enjoy dinner (inc) on the Open Terrace Restaurant at Chunda Palace which has amazing views down into Udaipur and the Lake Palace.

Location & directions

Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

On Bhawani Singh Road, it is close to the walled Pink City, spectacular forts, and the unique shopping bazaars of Jaipur.

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