“This hotel has not yet been inspected and reviewed by the Hotel Guru but has been recommended by other guides that we respect.”
The palace has had many lives since it was built in 1729 by the Maharaja of Jaipur as a garden retreat for his wife, on what was then the outskirts of the Pink City. In 1821, it became the official home of the British Resident Political Officer and continued as a British residency right up until Indian Independence in 1947.
Originally published by The Independent (view article)
Owned by the royal family of Jaipur, Suján Rajmahal Palace is one of the city's oldest palaces. It was built in the 1720s for the Maharaja, home to Indian royalty for centuries; it has hosted the Queen and Prince Philip (one can only imagine his comments about the wiring), Jackie Onassis, Lord and Lady Mountbatten.
Originally published by Condé Nast Traveller (view article)