Rajmahal Palace

Jaipur, India | C.1729

Photo Credit: Kuber Shah

Commissioned by H.H Sawai Jai Singh II as a garden resort and a private palace for Chandra Kanwar Ranawat, his beloved wife, who was the daughter of the Maharana of Mewar, Raj Mahal Palace has a history of more than 250 years.

Built in 1729, the palace is located in the heart of Rajasthan’s capital and home to the Maharaja of Jaipur.

In 1821, Rajmahal became the official residence of the British Resident Political Officer of Rajputana and in 1958 His Highness Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II of Jaipur – the celebrated and dashing “Jai” – chose it as his personal private residence before converting it to a hotel in 1979.

Over the decades this remarkable Palace has hosted Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, as well as several other members of the British Royal Family, and eminent international celebrities such as Jackie Kennedy, Lord and Lady Mountbatten, and the Shah of Iran.

Following a carefully orchestrated restoration by the prodigious designer Adil Ahmad, the palace continues to embody the heritage of its past, maintaining the original, features such as a marble staircase, elaborate chandeliers, and treasured family possessions.

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