Fodor's Expert Review Rambagh Palace, Jaipur

Bhawani Singh Rd., Jaipur, Rajasthan, 302005, India

Set on 47 acres of lawns punctuated by arcaded patios with fountains, courtyards, long colonnades, and prancing peacocks, this wistfully romantic palace was one of the first in Jaipur to be converted into a heritage hotel and is one of the most classically elegant properties in India. Simply the best address in town, it was once home to the last maharaja of Jaipur and his legendary and beautiful wife, Gayatri Devi, and preserves much of its history while providing up-to-the-minute comforts thanks to being run by the Taj group. You are nothing less than royalty yourself when you check into 19th-century Rambagh Palace, as shown by such details as the shower-of-petals welcome to the room butler (in some rooms) ready to attend to your every need. Standard rooms are spacious and largely contemporary, while opulent historical and royal suites have traditional furnishings and Shekhawati-style frescoes. Public spaces are packed with marble, domes, dainty arches, filigree work, and antiques. There's even a train parked in the corner of its grounds that has been converted into a fun restaurant, Steam.


  • lovely original indoor pool and newer outdoor pool
  • efficient, helpful service
  • excellent dining options


  • not within walking distance to the tourist sites
  • expensive
  • rooms above restaurant can be noisy




Phones: 141-238–5700


100 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast, Credit cards accepted

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