Rambagh Palace is the former residence of Maharaja of Jaipur which is located outside the walls of the city Jaipur. Now this place became Luxury Taj Palace Hotel.
What to see in Rambagh: Around the world this is considered as one of the best hotels. This is most luxurious hotels of Jaipur. Rambagh Palace is always busy with Foreign Tourists. In 1835, this was originally built as a garden house for Ram Singh II’s Wet nurse. During the resign of Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh Garden was converted into royal hunting lodge. At that time it was surrounded by thick forests. In 1931 Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II made this palace as his own residence.
This was constructed in Rajpur architectural style. Beauty of garden increases through flower beds and gardens around the Palace. Gardens can be seen in Rajasthani and Mughal styles. Mini golf courses are located in this palace. Many dignitaries resided at this palace such as Prince Philips, Queen Elizabeth. This palace is the home place to Maharani Gayatri Devi. She is the most beautiful women of the world. On seeing this palace visitors can known the richness of Rajasthan. Best collection of exquisite art collections, rich texture and lavish furniture. Visitors are allowed to have a look of this Palace.
What to see around Rambagh Palace:
Albert Hall Museum: Best collection of crystal works, metal sculptures, ivory goods, natural stones, pottery, chiselled brassware, exquisite jewellery, rare paintings can be seen here. It is located 3kms away from the Palace.
Jantar Mantar: This is the huge collection of astronomical instruments. It is one of the 5 observatories built by Sawai Jai Singh in 1718. Jantar Mantar is located 5kms away from the Palace.
Hawa Mahal: In 1747, this was built by Sawai Pratap Singh. This is known as Palace of Winds. Royal ladies can see the market place from this mahal. It is located on the north side of the Mahal which is 5kms away.
Jaigarh Fort: It is located 15kms away from the palace. In Asia this is the largest canon. This was built by Raja Maan Singh.
Nahargarh Fort: It is located on Aravalli Hills which are located 5kms away from North West of the Palace. For the protection of Amber this was built by Jai Singh.
Amber Fort: It is located in Rajasthan which is 11kms away from Jaipur. Combination of Mughal and Hindu architecture can be seen on this fort.
Jal Mahal: It is located in the middle of Man Sagar Lake which is 10kms away from north of the Palace. This was built in 1799 by Maharaja Madho Singh.
Getting to Rambagh: As this palace is very close to Jaipur visitors of this place need to come to Jaipur. Jaipur is well connected with road and railways. From Vadodara, Ahmedabad, Udaipur, Ajmer etc buses come to Jaipur. From Ajmer, Alwar, Kota, Jodhpur, Mumbai, Agra, Ahmedabad etc trains come to this place. Jaipur is having both domestic and international airports. From Sharjah, Muscat, London, Dubai flights come to this place.
Getting around Rambagh Palace: Palace can see on foot. Taxis, buses and Private vehicles are available to visit the surrounding places of Rambagh Palace.
Best time to visit Rambagh Palace: Best time to visit Rambagh Palace is between October to March.
Where to stay in Rambagh: Now this Palace became luxury hotel. This hotel consists of a bar, a coffee shop, 3 restaurant, 4 special suites and 79 rooms. Other facilities of this palace are Spa, Swimming Pool, conference rooms. Plenty of budget and midrange hotels are available in Jaipur.
Where to eat in Rambagh: Inside the hotel, 3 restaurants are located. All the restaurants serve Continental, Italian, Chinese, Afghani, South Indian, North Indian, Punjabi, Rajasthani cuisines.