Hotel Raj Palace

The Raj Palace was built in 1729 CE by Jaipur’s Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh for his favorite Maharani. From 1821 onwards, the palace was used to house the British Resident at Jaipur – the controlling Raj official. Set in 15 acres of well maintained lawns, the Raj Palace was converted into a hotel in 1979 and today it belongs to the Taj group. More recently, the hotel has played host to several VIPs, including Queen Elizabeth II and Jacqueline Kennedy. The palace offers spacious suites with high ceilings, chandeliers and period furniture. Beautiful paintings and antiques have been carefully preserved and are reminiscent of its royal history. The Raj Palace is the first centrally air-conditioned Heritage Hotel in India. Other features include a swimming pool, 35 well appointed suites rooms each with a distinct theme, and overlooking spacious lawns ideal for walking and bird watching.