Room With A View at the Rambagh Palace Jaipur

Rambagh Palace Jaipur

The Rambagh Palace in Jaipur, Rajasthan is the former residence of the Maharaja of Jaipur and now a luxury Taj Palace Hotel, located 5 miles (8.0 km) outside of the walls of the city of Jaipur on Bhawani Singh Road. 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 reigning Maharaja Sawai Ram Singh II. Rambagh remained the home of Jaipur’s Royalty until 1957, when it was first converted into an upscale hotel and is now managed by the Taj Resorts and Palaces group. For more information visit the hotel’s website.

We had an incredible time at the Rambagh Palace. The staff were very accommodating and great with our kids. The food was wonderful and we were spoilt for choice – in the morning we took a buffet breakfast in the Rajput Room a more casual all day dining experience, in the evenings we either enjoyed drinks at The Polo Bar or on The Verandah while we watched the evenings dance and music performances or had our palms read and we even tried Steam – a restored steam engine complete with a Victorian style station on site – you can either have a drink on the platform or have dinner inside the train! The kids can also have a play in the actual driver’s compartment.

The kids also loved chasing (or being chased) by the beautiful peacocks on the manicured lawns of the Rambagh Palace as well as swimming in both the indoor and outdoor pools. Each day, there was a new beautiful petal flower arrangements by the pools and around the paths leading towards the spa.

Rambagh Palace Jaipur

rambagh palace garden

rambagh palace garden

rambagh palace internal courtyard

rambagh palace outdoor pool

rambagh palace indoor pool

rambagh palace poolside flowers

rambagh palace entrance

rambagh palace cars

rambagh palace peacock

rambagh palace peacock in garden

rambagh palace the verandah

evening lights at the ragbagh palace jaipur

City Palace Jaipur

city palace jaipur

City Palace, is a palace complex that lies in the heart of Jaipur city and incorporates an impressive and vast array of courtyards, gardens and buildings that blend both Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. The palace was built between 1729 and 1732, initially by Sawai Jai Singh II, the ruler of Amber. A highlight of the City Palace is the Peacock Gate which is exquisite and contains an alluring display of detailed workmanship featuring bright peacocks.

The City Palace and the Museum are open to visitors daily between 9.:30 AM to 5PM (Closed on Diwali / Holi and a select few holidays) and an entry fee of 300 rupees for foreigners (includes camera fee and entry to Jaigarh Fort) and 75 rupees for Indians, plus 75 rupees for a still camera.


city palace with truck

city palace windows

city palace interior

city palace chandelier

peacock doors at city palace jaipur

close up of peacock doors in city palace jaipur


peacock at city palace jaipur

peacock gate at city palace jaipur

Room with a View at The Oberoi Amar Villas Agra

Taj Mahal View at Dusk

A room with a majestic view on the Taj Mahal is what makes the Oberoi Amar Villas very special, it is one of the closest hotels and the views are its expansive grounds are ideal for pre-dinner walks and shows. The hotel is quite new and inspired by Moorish and Mughal architecture with a stunning entrance with arches, sandstones columns and 64 fountains. The swimming pool is huge and simply stunning, it was a perfect resting place after a long day of sightseeing at the Taj Mahal.

Oberoi Amar Villas Entrance

Oberoi Amar Villas Pool Side

Oberoi Amar Villas Pool Side

Oberoi Amar Villas Pool Side

Oberoi Amar Villas Pool Side

Oberoi Amar Villas Pool Side

Oberoi Amar Villas Pool Side

Oberoi Amar Villas Pool Side

Oberoi Amar Villas Pool Side

oberoi amar villas terrace 2

oberoi amar villas pool

oberoi amar villas terrace