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.
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.