Jaipur, the capital city of the Rajputana state, Rajasthan, is an obvious synonym to luxury. The forts, the palaces, the temples remind you about the Maharaja era – an era of opulence, royalty and honor. Over time, most palaces and fort have been developed as heritage properties by their proprietors and now offer luxurious stay options for their guests. Here’s a quick guide to the top 5 heritage hotels in Jaipur:
Taj Rambagh Palace
It is only fair that the Taj Rambagh tops this list. A 5 star heritage hotel is a premier sojourn of the Taj Group and houses 79 resplendent rooms, adorned with the best of interiors and maintained by the most courteous of staffs you’ll ever come across. The Rambagh Palace has already been voted as the Best Hotel in the World by Conde Nast Traveler. On site facilities include swimming Pools, bars, fitness centers, business center, polo grounds, lounges and much more.
Shiv Vilas Palace
A mere 30 minute drive from the airport, lies the imperial Shiv Vilas Palace. The Shiv Vilas has some of the best restaurants such as Flavors, Patio and Sheesh Mahal. The well equipped business center is also a hit with business travelers. The hotel presents a choice of 96 rooms and suites, each speaking volumes on the artistry and attention to detail that has gone in the making of this architectural marvel.
Raj Mahal Palace
Having hosted world figures like Queen Elisabeth II, Prince Charles, Jacqueline Kennedy and Madonna, Raj Mahal Palace enjoys an enviable reputation internationally. The 5 star palace hotel has 30 elaborate rooms and suites, all reeking of rich taste. The hotel’s locales are equally glamorous with lush green, manicured lawns adjacent to its façade.
Taj Jai Mahal Palace
18 acres, 100 rooms, 6 restaurants, 1 spa and wellness center, 1 business center. The Jai Mahal Palace is a masterpiece of Indo-Saracenic architecture that only gets better with age. The Palace is situated in one of the most convenient locations, being proximal to the Hawa Mahal and other popular tourist hotspots. There’s also a shopping center in close vicinity where you can buy local artifacts and souvenirs.
Though not exactly in Jaipur, the Dausa location of the majestic Talabgaon Castle serves as the ideal midway retreat between Jaipur and Ranthmbore. The latter is a nature park and a home to the Indian tiger. The Castle is royally done in an all-white hue and looks supreme. The tariffs are really affordable and the hotel owner, Mr. Dalpat Singh Rathore, personally joins the guests over dinner and polo sessions. Oh yes, did we mention you also get to ride one of Mr. Rathore’s thoroughbreds?
These were the 5 best heritage hotels in and around Jaipur. Take our work. Nothing else is closer to living the Maharaja way of life.