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Hawa Mahal, Jaipur Jaipur, the magical city carved out of the desert, still blushes pink even 273 years later after it was founded by Maharajah Sawai Jai Singh II in 1727. It is the only city in the world symbolizing the nine divisions of the universe through nine rectangular sectors subdividing it according to the principles laid down in the 'Shilpa Shastra', the ancient Indian treatise on architecture. The city is today a unique synthesis of the traditional and the modern.

Apart from being the state capital of Rajasthan. Jaipur is also a bustling trading centre with colorful bazaars and people and a land dominated by festivals and fairs. Jaipur is also a city of contrasts - the new city has spacious roads allotted with up market luxury showrooms and the old city abounds with narrow congested streets, bazaars and artisan's quarters.

This part of town is a fascinating place to wander around, especially at sunset. Providing a stunning backdrop to the city are the ancient forts and palaces which create a dramatic picture of a bygone era.

  • City Palace - a picturesque complex of palaces and courtyards. In the heart of the old city is the former royal residence built in a blend of the Rajasthani and Mughal styles.
    The carved arches are supported by grey white marble columns ornate with floral motifs in gold and colored stones. Two carved elephants in marble guard the entrance. The retainers whose families have served generations of rulers serve as guides.
    The palace houses a museum with a superb collection of Rajasthani costumes and armory of Mughals and Rajputs including swords of different shapes and sizes with chased handles, some of them inlaid with enamel and embellished with jewels and encased in magnificent scabbards.
    The palace also has an art gallery with an excellent collection of miniature paintings, carpets, royal paraphernalia and rare astronomical work in Arabic, Persian, Latin and Sanskrit, acquired by Sawai Jai Singh II to study astronomy in detail.
  • Palace of Winds - the exquisite with its honeycombed Façade. Built in 1799 A.D., the Hawa Mahal or Palace of Winds is a major Rajput landmark. This five storey building along the main street of the old city is in pink splendor with semi octagonal and delicately honey combed sandstone windows. The monument was originally conceived with the aim of enabling ladies of the royal household to watch the everyday life and royal processions of the city.
  • Jaipur City Palace Observatory - 18th century stone monument representing high points of medieval Indian astronomy. Largest of Jai Singh's five remarkable observatories. Its complex instruments, whose settings and shapes are scientifically designed, represent the high points of medieval Indian astronomy. The most striking of these are the Ram Yantras used for gauging altitudes.
  • Amber Fort - built in 17th century, it is a distinguished specimen of Rajput architecture. Built in 17th century, the palace is a distinguished specimen of Rajput architecture.
    The Jai Mandir (Hall of victory) is so delicately ornamented with fine inlay work that it glows, Sheesh Mahal, considered to be one of the world's best Chamber of Mirrors, Diwan- e-Am (Hall of Audience), Diwan-e-khas (Hall of private audience), Sukh Mandir with its sandalwood doors.
    Through out the massive fort, finely carved Lattice windows, exquisitely painted doorways and halls and finally sculptured pillars calls for the attention.
    You ride up the ramp of this 17th century bastion atop a caparisoned elephant.
RAJVILAS - Luxury hotel
Rajvilas, an Oberoi Hotel, is a unique way to experience Jaipur, one of India's most vibrant and exotic destinations. A deluxe, individually styled hotel, it revives the gracious lifestyles of India's legendary Rajput princes.

Rajvilas is located on Goner Road in the peaceful Rajasthani countryside, eight kilometers from the Pink City of Jaipur, off the Jaipur - Agra highway. The approximate driving time from Jaipur Airport is 35 minutes, a distance of 16 kilometer.

An oasis of elegance and luxury, offering consistently high standards of facilities and services that distinguish Oberoi Hotels around the world. The hotel is located in 32 acres of beautiful gardens, pools and fountains. It has deluxe rooms, air conditioned luxury tents and villas with private swimming pool.

Deluxe rooms have an area of 42 sq. meters; luxury tents with outdoor decks have an area of 45 sq. meters and villas with their private 40 ft swimming pools, outdoor dining pavilions and gardens each occupy an area of 355 sq. meters.

The Royal Villa with an area of 1057 sq. meters has a 60 ft swimming pool, 2 bedrooms and a private sauna and living and dining rooms. Deluxe rooms with four poster beds and sunken marble baths.

Spa With Ayurveda in Jaipur Rajasthani styled air conditioned tents with lavish bathrooms, teak floors and out door decks. Romantic Villas with private swimming pool and dining pavilions. Superb attention to details creates a soothing blend of harmonious spaces and warm, effortless service.

Pampering at The Spa with Ayurveda inspired treatments, a holistic approach to well being. Or private excursions to Jaipur's many exotic attractions, from forts and festivals to bazaars and palaces. Rajvilas provides a perfect base from which to explore this magical region of Rajasthan.

RAMBAGH PALACE - Luxury Palace
It was initially, a modest four room pavilion, built for Kesar Badaran, chief lady-in-waiting to Maharani Chandrawatji, in 1835.Later, in 1887, a need for a guest-house cum hunting lodge arose.

And Kesar badaran ka bagh naturally lend itself to such a transition. Rambagh however, only achieved the status of a palace when Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II returned to his childhood home in 1925. Rambagh Palace, resplendent in all its 47 acres, was finally converted into a hotel in 1957. The management was then entrusted to The Taj Group in 1972. The palace has since blossomed into one of the finest experiences any hotel can offer.

Featured in Peter Coats' "The Most Beautiful Gardens in the World", the gardens of Rambagh are renowned for their elegance and exotic foliage. Initially built for the Zenana (Ladies of the court), the gardens used to attract a variety of exotic birds.

Guests relive the Rajputana era in refined and refurbished rooms, each offering a different experience in princely living. The Palace offers a range of stylized accommodation to choose from - Superior Rooms, Luxury Rooms, Historical Suites, Royal Suites and Grand Royal Suites.

Superior Rooms - These are, located on the third floor, with aerial views of the sprawling Mughal Gardens and Chandani Chowk. Spacious, but basic in their layout and design.

Rambagh Palace, Jaipur Luxury Rooms - Classic four poster beds adorn the new luxury rooms. Designed completely afresh, visually appealing and luxuriously appointed rooms. These rooms have rich drapes, brocade work, raw silk panel work, gold leaf enamel work cabinets and comfortable seating.

Theme based - Sheesh Mahal, Gulmohur, Safari Room and Kamal Mahal, each unique in their design and presentation.

Sheesh Mahal - Sheesh Mahal or the Palace with Mirrors is yet another dream like Luxury Room or a junior suite of sorts. With thousands of gild - coated mirrors adoring the walls of Sheesh Mahal, the shimmering lights and tiny reflections off every mirror, creates a stunning ambience. Complete with a modern four fixture bathroom, the Sheesh Mahal is one of its kind at the Rambagh Palace. Its carved furniture done in white further compliments the glittering royal touch of yesteryears.

Gulmohar Suite - Located on the third floor, opposite the Sheesh Mahal, is another delightful Luxury Room, the Gulmohur Suite. Its king sized bed, cozy sofas, mirrored friezes, woodwork and Rajasthani set up, transcend one to an era into the bygone past. The Gulmohur Suite offers a delightfully refreshing panpramic view of the Naqsha and Mughal Garnes.

Safari Room - A very delightful tented canopy within a Luxury Room is the setting of the unique Safari Room. This junior suite of sorts is tastefully done up with a jungle safari tent, a bamboo / cane bed complete with its beautiful and delicately executed wall paintings depicting scenic jungle views. Bamboo furniture and brass lanterns add to the theme, presenting a truly jungle - like experience for sporty spirits.

Kamal Mahal - Opposite the Safari Room, another delicate and fragile looking Luxury Room awaits you. The Kamal Mahal, so true to its name with its delicate Kamal (lotus) paintings in vegetable colours adorning its walls and dome like ceiling, offer a very romantic hideout. Its lead crystal chandelier adds to the shimmer of the room and is one of the very few antique chandeliers at the Rambagh Palace. Its cozy and comfortable beds, glass top tables, carved mirrors, Jharokha windows offering panoramic views of the Oriental Gardens, make the Kamal Mahal a very tranquil and unique residence at the Palace.

The historical suites of the Palace, are warm and welcoming suites, each with their distinct style and layout. There is a choice of the new contemporary version of the modern suites such as the Madho Niwas, Shobha Niwas, Sukh Niwas etc., and the original theme based suites of the Palace such as the Lord Mountbatten Suite, Chandra Niwas, Pothikhana, Polo Suite, Sawai Mansingh Suite.

The Royal Suites in Jaipur Some have four poster beds others have canopied beds, an exotic selection of handpicked furniture, exclusively styled fabrics, original water color and oil paintings, ornate mirrors, gold leaf enameled walnut wood cabinets. Some of the most luxurious and richly presented accommodation at the Palace are its three Royal Suites - Peacock Suite, Maharaja Suite and Kachchawa Suite. With their distinct living rooms and richly appointed bedrooms, the Royal Suites are unique in their style and décor.

One transcends into a time in the past and life is a different experience of elegance, style, quiet and serenity. Hersh Bedner, the eminent German Architect has successfully elevated the presentation of Royal settings and style to suit modern tastes and life styles.

The ultimate in luxury are the three well spread, apartment sized Grand Royal Suites - Surya Vanshi Suite, Princes Suite and Maharani Suite; the original private chambers of the Royal Family which overlook the world renowned lush green Rambagh Gardens.

Carefully restored with period furniture, large French windows, an exotic range of upholstery, fabric, drapes and brocades, special hand crafted furniture, all make the Grand Royal Suites, what they are. A very spacious foyer, living room, well laid out bedroom, a dedicated powder room and a four fixture bathroom, make the Grand Royal suites a stunning range of accommodation, at the Palace.