Rambagh Palace, Jaipur

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Rambagh Palace
Rambagh Palace hotel Jaipur lobby courtyard.jpg
Rambagh Palace's inner courtyard
Rambagh Palace, Jaipur is located in Jaipur
Rambagh Palace, Jaipur
Location within Jaipur
Rambagh Palace, Jaipur is located in Rajasthan
Rambagh Palace, Jaipur
Rambagh Palace, Jaipur (Rajasthan)
General information
Architectural styleRajput architecture, Indo-Saracenic architecture
Town or cityJaipur
CountryIndia
OwnerRoyal Family of Jaipur / Taj Hotels
Design and construction
Architect(s)Sir Samuel Swinton Jacob

The Rambagh Palace in Jaipur, Rajasthan is the former residence of the Maharaja of Jaipur 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 Thakur 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.

It is now operated as a five-star hotel by the Taj Hotels Group. Anderson Cooper stayed at the Rambagh Palace in 2009.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Crump, Page 144.
  2. ^ Michell, in 1925, page 42
  3. ^ "Lap of luxury for Anderson Cooper". 29 October 2009.

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.{{cite book}}: 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.

External links[edit]

Media related to Rambagh Palace at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 26°53′53″N 75°48′29″E / 26.8981°N 75.8081°E / 26.8981; 75.8081