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Amazing images of Raj Palace hotel in Jaipur

Last updated on: September 5, 2012 08:40 IST

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Raj Palace hotel in Jaipur is one of the most luxurious and beautiful hotels in India.

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It offers a luxury experience amid the old world charm. It took around 12 years to restore it and today it is one of the best hotels in Jaipur.

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The palace architecture has reflections of Taj Mahal, Fatehpursikri, mughal palaces and period architecture also finds expressions in its unique character.

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The Raj Palace has an architecture that spells service and comfort of luxury and boutique hotels.

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It offers multi-cuisine restaurants and Swapna Mahal has one of the biggest crystal chandeliers in India and a beautiful antique crockery museum with a collection of around 200 years old antique crockery used by royalty, including Maharaja and Maharani of Jaipur.

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The palace also has pictures and art gallery of famous people who have visited, dined or slept in the embrace of this palace.

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Raj Palace is well-known for Indian weddings in truly royal style.

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The hotel offers world-class facilities and services.

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The facilities include a spa, ayurveda massages, Kerala massages, beauty and herbal treatments to rejuvenate mind, body and soul.

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The hotel is located in Jaipur, the capital and largest city of Rajasthan. It was founded on November 18, 1727, by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the ruler of Amber, after whom the city has been named.

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The city is remarkable among pre-modern Indian cities for the width and regularity of its streets, which are laid out into six sectors separated by broad streets.

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The urban quarters are further divided by networks of gridded streets. Five quarters wrap around the east, south, and west sides of a central palace quarter, with a sixth quarter immediately to the east.

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The Palace quarter encloses a sprawling palace complex, (Hawa Mahal), formal gardens, and a small lake. Nahargarh Fort, which was the residence of the King Sawai Jai Singh II, crowns the hill in the northwest corner of the old city.

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The observatory, Jantar Mantar, is one of the World Heritage Sites. Included on the Golden Triangle tourist circuit, along with Delhi and Agra, Jaipur is an extremely popular tourist destination in India.

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Jaipur is a major tourist destination in India. In 2008 Conde Nast Traveller Readers Choice Survey, Jaipur was ranked the seventh best place to visit in Asia.

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The Presidential Suite at the Raj Palace hotel, billed at $45,000 per night, is listed at number two on World's 15 most expensive hotel suites complied by CNN Go in 2012.

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Jaipur has a number of forts and monuments like Hawa Mahal, Amber Fort, Jaigarh Fort, Nahargarh Fort, City Palace, Jantar Mantar, Jal Mahal, Rambagh Palace, Central Museum and Albert Hall Museum.

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The city has a number of gardens and parks. Prominent among them are Neharu Garden, Ram Niwas Garden, Sisodia Rani Garden and Palace and Jawahar Circle Garden.

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Other places of interest include Chand Baori, Chokhi Dhani, Kathputhli slum and Raj Mandir Cinema.

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Modern Jaipur was founded in 1727 by Maharaja Ram Seo Master II of Amber who ruled from 1699-1744. Initially, his capital was Amber, which lies 11km from Jaipur.

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He felt the need of shifting his capital city with the increase in population and growing scarcity of water.

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The king consulted several books on architecture and architects before making the layout of Jaipur.

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Finally, under the architectural guidance of Vidyadhar Bhattacharya, (initially an accounts-clerk in the Amber treasury, later promoted to the office of Chief Architect by the King) Jaipur came into existence on the classical principles of Vastu Shastra and similar classical treatises.


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