Jaipur, the capital of India’s Rajasthan state, evokes the royal family that once ruled the region and that, in 1727, founded what is now called the Old City, or “Pink City” for its trademark building color. At the center of its stately street grid (notable in India) stands the opulent, collonaded City Palace complex, which today houses several museum collections of textiles and art.
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Inside the peaceful, garden-like grounds in the south of Jaipur is a refuge for many animals, which works as a veterinary hospital treating all animals, and aims to re-home as many animals as possible. The veterinary team consists of five Indian veterinary surgeons, and one British vet. There are three main animal welfare projects: 1. […]
Accommodation in Jaipur
Deep reds and purples mark the plush interiors of this stylish Jaipur hotel. With the Aravali Mountains for a backdrop, the emphasis here is on relaxation, and the full service spa has an extensive list of traditional treatments. Featuring contemporary decor with touches of traditional local style, this chic, high-end hotel is 5 miles (8 […]
Set tastefully back from the bustling centre of Jaipur, this recreated Rajasthani fort is set in 13 acres of landscaped gardens and orchards. The plush public areas are all set in the main fort building, while the rooms are arranged in clusters around the decorous courtyard. There’s a colonial feel and the restaurant especially is […]
Built in the 19th Century by a Prime Minister in the Jaipur court and replete with history and legend, the lovingly restored Samode Haveli is an intimate and personal hotel. Dine between the stunning hand-painted walls or enjoy afternoon tea on an airy terrace overlooking the beautiful grounds. An open air swimming pool is perfect […]
Checking in, you’ll immediately be assured of the good company you’re keeping: this hotel has been a favorite of royalty and Indian A-listers since it opened in 1957. The rooms include a number of ‘historical suites’, which are especially opulent. Dinner at the Suvarna Mahal restaurant is one of the grandest affairs in town.
Located on the outskirts of Jaipur, away from the hustle and bustle, the peaceful 39 suites are understated, with handsome furnishings blended with refined Indian flourishes, including carved wood panels and silver lanterns. All of the suites have decadent bathtubs carved from a single slab of green marble. There is also a 100 ft (33 […]
The spacious and light-filled apartments, suites and rooms of Rajmahal Palace have recently undergone extensive refurbishment. And what a fabulous job they have done! Wallpaper, specially created for each room, tell the many stories of Jaipur, its rulers, their legacies and the collective history of the State. Motifs and colors are chosen to elaborate the […]