Rambagh Palace

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Taj Rambagh Palace Hotel, Jaipur
Rambagh Palace Jaipur courtyard, July 2016.jpg
Taj Rambagh Palace Hotel
Rambagh Palace is located in Rajasthan
Rambagh Palace
Location within Rajasthan
General information
Architectural styleIndo-Saracenic architecture
Town or cityJaipur
CountryIndia
OwnerArun Ram Prabagar
Design and construction
ArchitectSir Samuel Swinton Jacob

The Rambagh Palace in Jaipur, Rajasthan is the former residence of the Maharaja of Jaipur and now a hotel, located 5 miles (8.0 km) outside the walls of the city of Jaipur on Bhawani Singh Road.

History[edit]

The first building on the site was a garden house built in 1835 for the wet nurse of prince Ram Singh II.[1] In 1887, during the reign of Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh, it was converted into a modest royal hunting lodge, as the house was located in the midst of a thick forest at that time. In the early 20th century, it was expanded into a palace to the designs of Sir Samuel Swinton Jacob.[2] Maharajah Sawai Man Singh II made Rambagh his principal residence and added a number of royal suites in 1931.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Crump, Page 144.
  2. ^ Michell, in 1925, page 42

References[edit]

  • Crump, Vivien; Toh, Irene (1996). Rajasthan (hardback). London: Everyman Guides. pp. 400 pages. ISBN 1-85715-887-3.
  • Crites, Mitchell Shelby; Nanji, Ameeta (2007). India Sublime – Princely Palace Hotels of Rajasthan (hardback). New York: Rizzoli. pp. 272 pages. ISBN 978-0-8478-2979-8.
  • Badhwar, Inderjit; Leong, Susan (2006). India Chic. Singapore: Bolding Books. p. 240. ISBN 981-4155-57-8.
  • Michell, George, Martinelli, Antonio (2005). The Palaces of Rajasthan. London: Frances Lincoln. pp. 271 pages. ISBN 978-0-7112-2505-3.CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link)
  • William Warren; Jill Gocher (2007). Asia's Legendary Hotels: The Romance of Travel (hardback). Singapore: Periplus Editions. ISBN 978-0-7946-0174-4.

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