If, when thinking of Jaipur, you envision proud pillared edifices with stately arches and lattices windows, Rambagh Palace comes wonderfully close to representing that. The luxury heritage hotel, under the wing of the Taj Group, is set in an eponymous converted palace that dates back to 1835. It took on many forms through history, from being a royal guesthouse and hunting lodge to becoming the residence of Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II and Maharani Gayatri Devi. It’s even hosted the likes of Prince Charles and Jackie Kennedy. Naturally, staying in one of the 78 rooms and suites in the palace, we dare say you’ll feel like royalty for the duration of your stay. It’s a cliché, but it’s true.
Pro tip: If you’d like to maximise the total experience, try booking one of the Royal Suites that were once the personal chambers of the Maharaja himself. If you’re not able to stay at Rambagh, do splurge on a meal or their tea service just to soak in the atmosphere for a few hours.