The Experience

Taj Rambagh Palace

Rajasthan evokes images of erstwhile royalty, a history steeped in princely living and legends. Here one is transported back in time to relive Rajput history. The romance of Rajasthan comes alive at Rambagh Palace

A destination palace resort spread over 47 acres of tranquil, landscaped gardens, Rambagh Palace is Jaipur’s foremost Royal Palace residence. Located close to the walled ‘Pink City’, spectacular forts, and all the unique shopping bazaars of Jaipur, the Palace unveils the rich culture and history of the erstwhile rulers of Rajasthan.

Rambagh Palace is a living legend in Jaipur. A palace veiled in the mists of time to narrate an interesting story. Built in 1835 on a modest scale for the queen’s favourite handmaiden Kesar Badaran, and later refurbished as a royal guesthouse and hunting lodge, the mansion was renamed Rambagh, after the then reining Maharaja Sawai Ram Singh II.

His grandson, prince Sawai Man Singh II, was brought here on his accession in 1921. In those years princely living entailed having a school for the prince within the premises, so a private school was set up for a few chosen sons of aristocracy, to escape the confines of the city palace.

Sawai Man Singh II later went to England to finish his studies. While in England he often dreamt of making Rambagh his official residence and palace. On his return he began actualizing his dream by converting Rambagh into the magnificent palace it is today, with neat manicured gardens, drawing inspiration from Mughal and Rajasthani styles of architecture. In 1925, Rambagh Palace became thepermanent residence of the Maharaja of Jaipur.

Rambagh remained the home of Rajasthan’s Royalty until 1957, when it was first converted into a luxury hotel run by the royal family.In 1972, the palace’s management was handed over to Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces.

Over the years Rambagh has played gracious host to several illustrious guests, royalty and celebrities such as Lord Louis Mountbatten, who has a suite named after him, Prince Charles, Jacqueline Kennedy and several others Continuing in the tradition of the Rajputana hospitality Rambagh Place offers a Royal Experience, which is truly unique.

At Rambagh Palace, each wall, each room, each corridor and garden has a story to tell.

Rambagh Palace is 11 Km from the airport and 6 Km from the railway station, with good air and surface links.

Palace Experience

Palace Service Butlers at the Rambagh Palace are trained as knowledgeable hosts, taking care of royalty.

One can cherish the Historical walk of the palace to learn more about the glorious past of the place and the royalty which has ruled the pink city and this beautiful palace and relive the moments of past as the story is narrated of the Palace in true royal sense while sipping in Sparkling wine in the end.

Regal “Baggi” or horse carriage ride of the palace takes you down the royal lanes

For Sports and fitness enthusiasts, the palace offers a heritage indoor and contemporary out-door swimming pool, mini golf course in the Palace premises, fitness centre, a jogging track, golf at the adjoining 18 hole golf course and the royal sport of Polo specially organised for guests on request.

Jaipur appeals to guests looking for a cultural retreat base, rich in ancient history. Nearby attractions include the myriad windowed Hawa Mahal, overlooking the bustling street market. Gems and jewellery, crafts and textiles, including the famous Jaipur blue pottery invite for an extravagant purchase. Fascinating forts, temples and museums in close vicinity, can be discovered during day trips.

Many guests visit Rambagh Palace simply to relax, to enjoy the unhurried lifestyle of Indian royalty. After a hard day’s journey and tour in the city, the stress reliever to every traveler’s delight is an ode to his sleep that we at the palace help in inducing by our repose experience that offers sleep infusers such as the tranquility pillow menu.

Since the palace first opened its doors to the outside world, the palace has played host to writers and artists, aristocracy and royalty.

Rambagh Palace offers 79 rooms including aesthetically restored suites, which were the chambers of the former Maharaja. Use of rich fabrics and silk drapes draw from the colourful art and warm hues of the state of Rajasthan.

Palace Rooms

A retreat for the senses, rich in terms of textures and colors, each Palace room has been redesigned for comfort. A four-poster bed, walk-in wardrobes, and a spacious bathroom cocoon guests into the palatial experience. Every room is equipped with large plasma TVs’ in-room safe, tea/coffee maker and minibar.

Historical Suites

The historical suites present a welcoming ambience with marble floors, exquisite Rajasthani artwork and sheer fabrics, which enable crisp sunlight to enhance the beauty of each room. A four poster bed, a sitting area overlooking gardens, a walk in wardrobe and a spacious bathroom make these suites ideal for the discerning leisure traveler. A Personal Butler is on call throughout the stay, to help designshopping itineraries or excursions into the city.

Royal Suites

Some of these suites have been the personal chambers of the Maharaja of Jaipur. The beautiful architecture and opulent décor with embellishes such as rajasthani motif, delicate mirror- and- stone work, intricately carved pillars with marbles inlay, rich silks and tall draped curtains create a magical experience. Includes all the guest amenities from above.

Grand Royal Suites

1.Maharani Suite 

The Maharaja had got this suite specially redecorated by his favorite designer as a surprise gift to Maharani Gayatri Devi. This suite flaunts a very different look with delicate finishes textured wood panels, intricate mirror and stone work, rich furnishings, hand painted Rajasthani art, the Maharani suite has a comfortable sitting area, a princely dining space, a spectacular oval four fixture mirrored bathroom. The palatial French windows open to a fabulous vision of the serene Mughal gardens.

2.Prince’s Suite

The Prince’s Suite the former chamber of Prince Jagat Singh, son of Maharani Gayatri Devi Suite is contemporary in its design. It offers a spacious drawing room, a private jacuzzi in the bathroom and a large lounge overlooking the historic gardens, extending on to a private terrace. Large windows, exotic fabrics, drapes & brocades, special hand crafted art fills ones senses with charm, opulence and excess.

Grand Presidential Suites

1.Suryavanshi Suite 

The suite’s high ceilings and exquisite chandeliers complement the green Udaipur stone arches and rich period furniture. Arched French windows opens out onto the resplendent Mughal gardens, the magnificent Nahargarh Fort and the breathtaking Aravali hills transporting the guest into the princely era. Many international celebrities and heads of state have had memorable experiences during their stay in this suite.

2.Sukh Niwas

The suite is a testimony to fusion décor of contemporary design with royal flourishes.

Arched stone work, rich textured drapes and fabrics, crystal chandeliers, gold leaf frescoes, opulent furniture and embellishments creates an ambiance of sheer luxury and decadence. Large windows open to the picturesque royal gardens, and the spectacular Aravali hills. This suite has a grand sitting area, an intimate dining space, sun deck seating on the private terrace, four fixture bathroom with a private jacuzzi, and a glamorous bedroom with a large circular bed draped with full length gold hued curtains from floor to ceiling.

Dining Experience

From casual, all-day dining to formal, fine dining, guests can look forward to a wide array of delectable culinary delights and refreshing beverages.

At the Rambagh Palace, we offer a distinctive dining experience, one that explores the nuances of the finest Indian and international cuisines, serving a mouth watering medley of traditional and contemporary favourites with folk entertainment at the Rambagh lawns.

Suvarna Mahal

The original renaissance style banquet hall is now the fine dining room at Rambagh Palace, offering a selection of food from the royal kitchens of India. At Suvarna Mahal – our grand dining hall – culinary masters have carefully studied the cuisines of the royal houses of India, to bring you an exotic array of dishes – accompanied by the lilting melody of classical music, and vintage wines from our cellars.High ceilings, gilded mirrors and Florentine frescoes provide the perfect ambience for an evening of fine dining.

Rajput Room

The Rajput Room is our informal all-day dining restaurant overlooking the front lawns. Its refreshing indoor-outdoor ambience makes it an ideal venue for breakfast and light meals – complemented by a fine selection of signature French press coffees, and freshly infused teas.

The Verandah

Verandah, an alfresco dining option provides panoramic views of the gardens and fountains. Guests can savor the privileges of royalty, the traditional afternoon tea with champagne, pre-dinner cocktails, light meals throughout the day or simply sit back and read their favorite book.

Polo Bar

The glamour of the princely equestrian sport is masterfully captured in every little detail at the legendary Polo Bar. Adorned with trophies and polo memorabilia, the bar serves up signature cocktails inspired by the royal sport. Guests can take their pick from a fine selection of single malts, wines, liqueurs, and Cuban cigars. The bar has a relaxed charm that invites you to enjoy the evening at a leisurely pace


Steam, the beautifully restored original Bagnall U.K., 1915 narrow gauge steam engine – BK 4, is India’s most unique lounge-bar on wheels serving Mediterranean cuisine.

  Several sporting facilities,tented spa, yoga classes from internationally reputed yoga teachers, relaxation and pampering of your body, mind and soul are amongst the various recreational facilities available at Rambagh Palace.  Facilities and activities include fully equipped, cardio-vascular and weight training gymnasiums, temperature-controlled outdoor pool, heritage indoor swimming pool, croquet, mini golf,

table tennis and more.  

Jiva Grande Spa

The Spa at Rambagh Palace, Jaipur, recreates the grandeur synonymous with royal India at a spa reminiscent of India’s beautiful Rajput palaces, water gardens, and fabled regal lifestyle.

Two luxurious couple spa tents, embellished with wooden floors, glowing chandeliers and regal Indian love swings, exude the magic of an exotic era and invite guests to savor an exclusive spa experience.

The spacious spa tents are stylish and luxurious sanctuaries. The suites have attached showers and copper soak tubs and change area that offer complete privacy. The lounge areas within the tents have air-conditioning options that are adjusted as per the guest’s preference. After the treatments, guests can relax in the charming outdoor relaxation area.

Blending ancient Indian wisdom with contemporary therapies, Jiva Grande Spa offers the best in Indian rejuvenation therapies ranging from Indian aromatherapy massages, time-honored Indian treatments, body scrubs and wraps. Signature Spa experiences bring guests the essence of traditional royal wellness and therapeutic experiences.

Among the signature treatments offered is Chandana, a soothing after sun treatment that leaves the skin refreshed and nurtured. Chandana involves the application of chandana (sandalwood) paste and aloe vera that are deeply valued in the tropics for their cooling and nourishing attributes. After the paste is gently applied, the body is wrapped in soft organic linen to enhance its absorption and therejuvenating experience.

The hotel also offers butler service, a business centre, 24-hour in-room dining, car rental, shopping arcade, meeting space and more.

The history of Rajasthan — with its polo-playing princes and dreamy princesses — is alive and well at Rambagh Palace. Home to generations of royals for more than 177 years, the palace was converted into a luxury hotel, to the delight of today’s discerning guests. Live like royalty in the restored suites — former chambers of the Maharaja — which are adorned with rich silk drapes and colorful artwork. After a day enjoying the royal treatments available at the Jiva Grande Spa — including Indian aromatherapy massages — ask the palace butlers to arrange an intimate meal or take you on a drive in a vintage car.
In the Know
The history walk through the gardens with one of the palace butlers lets you discover more than two centuries of royal heritage.Distance from Jaipur Airport (JAI): 7 mi/11 km Guests Receive:

  • For 2014
  • Continental breakfast daily, for up to two in room guests
  • Early check-in/late check-out
    • subject to availability
  • A complimentary lunch or dinner for up to two people per room
    • once during stay, excluding alcohol, taxes and gratuities (3 course set menu fixed meal for a couple once during the stay at Rajput Room or Suvarna Mahal )
  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • For 2015
  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily Buffet breakfast, for up to two in room guests
  • A complimentary lunch or dinner for up to two people per room
    • once during stay, excluding alcohol, taxes and gratuities (3 course set menu fixed meal for a couple once during the stay at Rajput Room or Suvarna Mahal )
  • Early check-in/late check-out
    • subject to availability


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