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About Jaipur

Capital of Rajasthan, the Jaipur we know today dates back to the early 17th century. There is a wide choice amongst our picks of the best places to stay in Jaipur - from the regally opulent Raj Palace, and no-frills modern hotels aimed at business travellers to smaller, more authentic properties and boutique hotels.

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The very name Jaipur is synonymous with glamorous tales of Maharajas and their palaces. One such example is Rambagh Palace, which went from a hunting lodge to a royal residence and today is a 5* hotel.

Old Jaipur

The old city, in the northeast quarter, became The Pink City in 1897 when the Maharaja Jai Singh decided to paint it a welcoming pink for a visit by the then Prince of Wales. Still largely walled, there are four main gates and the bird’s eye view is of a neat grid laid out with wide streets and rectangular plots.

Modern Jaipur

Closer to the ground Jaipur isn’t quite so tidy. The roads are frantic, noisy and congested with cars, rickshaws, lorries, buses, bikes and animals.

It has a population of nearly 4 million and there are 15,000 licensed auto-rickshaws. But the city still has great charm. It is a popular destination for tourists in the winter months and a great place to shop.

What Not To Miss

  • You'll love the Elefantastic experience where you not only head off trekking on an elephant but also feed, wash, massage and truly get to know them! A lovely day out that'll leave you in awe of these wonderful creatures.
  • You can also take an elephant ride up the hill to the Amber Fort, a wonderful 16th century building with magnificent architecture and gorgeous views of the city.
  • Visit the Sheesh Mahal Hall of Mirrors, with its beautifully tendered gardens and ornate interiors. This lovely spot is also often featured in Bollywood movies so you may in fact recognise it!
  • Wander around the impressive Nahargarh Fort and spend some time in its wax museum, featuring waxwork models of a (mostly Indian) variety of celebrities.
  • Of course shopping for textiles is a must!

Transport in Jaipur

  • Taxis can be booked from hotels. For short rides, hail an auto-rickshaw. Ask the price and expect to haggle though they aren’t expensive. If the driver speaks no English, find one who does. The modern airport is close to the centre of town (to the south) and Jaipur is well connected by rail and bus services.

Be sure to book ahead early to guarantee a room in one of the best places to stay in Jaipur. This city is extremely busy during the winter months, especially during the Literature Festival which is held every January.

The Best places to stay in Jaipur


Havelis (the old townhouses of the nobility centred around courtyards) are often earmarked as the best places to stay in Jaipur because they are usually spacious and set in pretty gardens while still being close to the centre of town.

  • Samode Haveli boasts romantically decorated bedrooms as well as a courtyard with a swimming pool and a sun deck.
  • Hotel Diggi Palace offers simple, elegant rooms and in January is a hub for much of the annual Jaipur Literary Festival.
  • Narain Niwas Palace, set amidst acres of beautifully tendered gardens, boasts traditional Rajhastani accommodation as well as an outdoor pool and a spa. Tuck into gourmet Thali or European cuisine.
  • Royal Heritage Haveli, set in an 18th century property 10km outside Jaipur, boasts lovely suites with warm hues and lavish silks. Enjoy a dip in the pool or relax with a book in the gardens. Very peaceful.

Converted Palaces

  • The Raj Palace was formerly the Maharajah's palace and is now a fabulous luxury hotel. It has been exquisitely restored with immense attention to detail using the finest materials. Rooms and suites are bedecked with original furniture. The excellent restaurant houses a unique collection of china and the Swarkovski chandelier is the largest in India.
  • Another former royal abode is the Rambagh Palace now a member of the Taj group of hotels. This was once home to Maharani Gayatri Devi, who was, amongst other things, a politician and style icon. You really feel like royalty here - garlands on arrival are standard. Beautifully decorated bedrooms are traditional in feel. For extra pampering, there is an excellent spa.
  • The rose-tinted Sujan Rajmahal Palace offers eight traditional rooms with chic colour palettes and classy interiors. There is also an outdoor pool. Enjoy al fresco meals out on the pretty terrace.

For a Romantic Retreat

  • Shahpura House, set in an ornate building, boasts opulent accommodation with rich fabrics and bright colours. Add to that top-notch food, a spa and a pool, you will realise it is a fantastic and romantic retreat.
  • Alsisar Hotel, located in the centre of town, features romantic rooms with antiques, intricately carved beds and traditional Rajhastani motifs dotted around. Come back after sightseeing to relax by the pool or head to the rooftop terrace at sunset.
  • If you fancy something completely different then stay at the Dera Amer Elephant Camp, aka glamping with elephants! Featuring lovely colonial style tents, you can dine out under the stars each night and join in with sunrise yoga sessions.
  • Oberoi Rajvilas is a 5* palace situated just outside the city. Dripping with luxury, the romantic accommodation features plenty of antiques and four poster beds. There are also private pools and splendid cuisine. Dreamy.

For City Style

  • The first five star hotel to be built in Jaipur, Hotel Clarks Amer boasts spacious rooms furnished in a classical style. Enjoy drinks at sunset on the Ta Blu roof top terrace bar after a long day out sightseeing.
  • 28 Kothi is an intimate boutique property, boasting just five chic rooms decorated with light hues and designed in a traditional manner. Join in with yoga classes and treat yourself to a massage if you like to truly unwind.
  • 47 Jobner Bagh wonderfully blends Italian and Indian decor in a stylish fashion. With just 12 rooms it is an intimate spot, whilst perfectly located to see all that Jaipur has to offer.

Budget Breaks

  • Pearl Palace is brimming with charm and, what's more, their rooms start from just £10 a night! You'll love the colourful and eclectic interiors as well as the traditional Rajhastani Peacock Restaurant.
  • Their sister property, Pearl Palace Heritage, is a classier property and was featured in The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel! The ten individually designed rooms - from £35 per night - are filled with colour.

Just Outside Town

  • Khas Bagh, located in the Aravalli Hills, is an 18 room farm retreat offering smart classical accommodation with modern bathrooms. Spend your days soaking up the sun by the pool, playing polo or unwinding with some yoga.
  • The Farm is a chic oasis situated 40 minutes away from Jaipur. Offering colourful retro rooms with kitsch decorations, you can also join in with cookery, art and yoga classes.

For An Apartment Or Villa

  • If you'd prefer the privacy of a self-catering option then browse through the wide variety available online with our partner, Booking.com.

Travel Information

  • The best time to visit Jaipur is from October to March, the winter months, when the weather is pleasant (between 15-27°C) and it's not too hot to get out and about.
  • Monsoon season runs from July to September, and is best avoided.
  • Fly into Jaipur Airport, just 13km from the city centre. Whilst there are no direct flights from the UK, you can fly to Delhi and then take a connecting flight from there.
  • When you've arrived at the airport, hop on a bus or take a taxi towards the centre of town.
  • For car hire prices, we recommend you visit our online partner Rentalcars.

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Best Hotels in Jaipur

  • Pearl Palace Jaipur (Ajmer Road) 23 rooms from £10

    Sights nearby  -  The Amber Fort is an absolute must visit.
    Full of character
    Quirky  -  An experience!
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    Budget hotel in the heart of Jaipur with bundles of charm and a popular rooftop restaurant. The 23 rooms are packed with character and there is a pleasant lounge and well stocked library. Peacock Restaurant serves delicious Rajasthani dishes and is always thriving. Staff are happy to help. See More

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  • Pearl Palace Heritage Jaipur (Ajmer Road) 10 rooms from £29

    Great walks  -  Head out onto the streets of The Pink City with your personal guide.
    Sights nearby  -  You cannot visit Jaipur without seeing the Amber Fort.
    Full of character
    Quirky  -  An experience!
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    Featured in The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. Providing idiosyncratic rooms with decor from around Rajasthan. Each of their ten rooms are individually and intricately decorated - right down to the bathroom tiles. Dine and the popular Peacock restaurant (just 200m away). Excellent value. See More

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  • Hotel Clarks Amer Jaipur 211 rooms from £62

    City Style  -  A sleek, modern hotel with a popular bar.
    Sights nearby  -  Amber Fort and the Jantar Mantar: to name but a couple.
    Local markets  -  Johari Bazaar is known for its jewellery.
    Restaurant  -  Recommended.
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    A big hotel with a warm heart and unrivalled business facilities. Bright spacious rooms with white washed walls and wooden floors. Excellent gym, reception rooms with jewel-bright furnishing, and spectacular Ta Blu roof top terrace bar. See More

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  • Shahpura House Jaipur (Rajasthan) 38 rooms from £63

    Local markets  -  Jaipur is teeming with markets but Bapu Bazaar and Jaipur Textile Market are two of the best.
    Cooking classes  -  Cooking classes with the head chef are available on request.
    Sights nearby  -  The Amber Fort: a must see.
    Four poster beds  -  For romantics.
    Air conditioningSpaRestaurantSwimming PoolGardenDisabled accessNo pets

    A little off Jaipur's main thoroughfare Shahpura House enjoys a peaceful spot, within easy reach of town. Everything here is rich and vibrant from the fabrics to the food. Rooms are individually decorated in bright colour palettes and astoral chandeliers. There is a spa and pool. Sheer opulence. See More

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  • Khas Bagh Jaipur (Rajasthan) 18 rooms from £67

    Restaurant  -  There is no restaurant but homemade dishes are served daily.
    Sights nearby  -  Amer & Jaigarh Forts are a must visit.
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor
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    This farm retreat tucked away amidst the Aravalli Hills provides a regal homestay. Eighteen large rooms include capacious beds, ornate fabrics and modern bathrooms. There is an inviting pool and plenty of activities from yoga to polo. Feel right at home in rural Rajasthan. See More

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  • Hotel Diggi Palace Jaipur (Rajasthan) 70 rooms from £69

    Sights nearby  -  The Water Palace, Amber Fort, City Palace are all must sees.
    Swimming Pool  -  Lovely Outdoor Pool
    Full of character
    Restaurant  -  Recommended.
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    Delightful haveli hotel in large beautiful grounds. Simple, traditional and elegant rooms with cooling verandahs. A haven of tranquility in a quiet part of town. Rooms feature four poster beds and local artworks. Lots of quirky charm. In January it hosts the Jaipur Literary Festival. See More

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  • Alsisar Hotel Jaipur 45 rooms from £72

    Sights nearby  -  Amber Fort, Water Palace, City Palace, Monkey Temple, Jantar Mantar: Jaipur keeps you busy.
    Local markets  -  Jaipur Textile Market is a treasure trove for fabrics and rugs.
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor Pool
    Full of character
    Air conditioningRestaurantSwimming PoolGarden

    A peaceful retreat in the heart of the city. Romantic rooms with antique furniture, intricately carved poster beds, and delicate medieval Rajasthani motifs on fabrics. Lovely swimming pool, shady courtyards and mosaic-work sitting room. Romance of another century. See More

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  • Narain Niwas Palace Jaipur 37 rooms from £95

    Foodies  -  Boasting one of the best restaurants in town: Palladio.
    Local exploring  -  Enjoying a fantastically central location in Jaipur.
    Sights nearby  -  Jaipur has a bounty of sights: the Amber Fort, Water Palace, City Palace and much more.
    Local markets  -  Bapu Bazaar is a favourite amongst locals.
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    A comfortable heritage property in the pink city of Jaipur. Fantastic spa and pool in acres of garden, as well as specialty Thali dining. The fabulous Palladio serves excellent European dishes. One of the less expensive and less grand palaces in Rajasthan, but by no means less fantastical. See More

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  • 28 Kothi Jaipur (Civil Lines Road) 5 rooms from £100

    City Style  -  A tranquil oasis within easy reach of many of Jaipur's main sights.
    Local exploring  -  Perfectly located for exploring Jaipur's sights.
    Sights nearby  -  City Palace, Jantar Mantar, Monkey Palace to name but a few are within easy reach.
    Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
    Air conditioningGardenNo pets

    One of Jaipur's best boutique offerings provides stunning accommodation at a very attractive price. Their attention to detail is key. Design touches such as ornate light installations and colour co-ordinated libraries are a perfectionist's dream! Yoga classes and in room massages can be arranged. See More

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  • 47 Jobner Bagh Jaipur (Rajasthan) 12 rooms from £105

    City Style  -  An utterly chic way to explore the Pink City
    Sights nearby  -  Hawa Hahal and The City Palace are both a must visit
    Great walks  -  The ancient ramparts of the Amber Fort
    Restaurant  -  Breakfast and light snacks are served
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    A local gem designers and artisans have been flocking to 47 Jobner Bagh for many moons. Its owners have an eye for style and there is a nod to the 1920s amidst its blend of Italian and Indian decor. More luxurious than your average homestay yet more intimate than a five star hotel. A serene stay. See More

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  • Dera Mandawa Jaipur (Rajasthan) 11 rooms from £107

    Families  -  Run by a family, the Singh's are very accommodating of all ages
    Local exploring  -  You are but 100m from Jaipur's old Pink City
    Sights nearby  -  Hawa Mahal, City Palace, Jantar Manter: all are within easy reach
    Cooking classes  -  Take part in a traditional Rajasthani cooking demonstration
    Air conditioningDisabled accessParkingNo pets

    Located but a few hundred metres from Jaipur's old city, Dera Mandawa boasts an enviable location. A traditional family-owned 'haveli' featuring eleven uniquely decorated suites. All of the colour and charm of old-world Rajasthan. Guests can try their hand at cooking, kite flying; even saree tying. See More

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  • Samode Haveli Jaipur 39 rooms from £108

    Sights nearby  -  So much to see in Jaipur: the hotel will gladly organise your tour.
    Local markets  -  Jaipur Textile Market is the place for fabrics and rugs.
    Sailing  -  Head out on the Ramgarh Lake by boat.
    Swimming Pool  -  Lovely Outdoor Pool
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    Recommended by  -  I Escape

    A quaint spot in the middle of a lively city. A great choice for individuals or couples. Fantastic central courtyard swimming pool and sun deck is perfect for lounging or sipping on a cocktail. Romantically decorated bedrooms, soothing spa facilities and stunning dining room. See More

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  • Royal Heritage Haveli Jaipur (Rajasthan) 15 rooms from £111

    Restaurant  -  Delicious food with ingredients sourced either from the best in town or the property's garden
    Traditional  -  Rooms are furnished with traditional handpicked pieces
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the spectacular City Palace in Jaipur
    Local markets  -  Explore the infamous Jaipur bazaars
    SpaRestaurantSwimming PoolGardenDisabled accessParkingNo pets
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith

    An old-soul sanctuary on the outskirts of Jaipur. Fifteen special suites with colourful accents, a serene swimming pool, romantic grounds, and a delicious breakfast. See More

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  • The Farm Jaipur (Rajasthan) 7 rooms from £113

    Sights nearby  -  Jaipur with its many sights is just a forty minute drive. Perfect as you can visit for the day and return to this haven.
    Hideaway  -  Located a forty minute drive from Jaipur the farm is an oasis of calm.
    Cooking classes  -  Just ask the chef!
    Secluded setting  -  For escaping.
    Air conditioningRestaurantSwimming PoolGardenDisabled accessParkingNo pets
    Recommended by  -  I Escape, Tablet

    A chic oasis just a short drive, yet a world away from town. This owner managed property reflects their young spirit. Retro rooms are decorated with wonderfully kitsch, Indian curios. There is an organic vegetable garden and room price is full board. Plenty of activities make it great for families. See More

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  • Savista Retreat Jaipur (Sanjharia, Rajasthan) 14 rooms from £123

    Eco break  -  Employing admirable green credentials this property is ahead of its peers
    Total relaxation  -  A relaxing retreat on the outskirts of Jaipur
    Sights nearby  -  Take a drive into Jaipur and visit its many sights
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    Chic hotel on the outskirts of Jaipur. Each of its fourteen rooms are uniquely decorated in whimsical style. Think billowing curtains, bohemian dhurries and ornate fabrics. Home-style North and South Indian dishes are served. Admirable green policies it is the ideal break for the eco-warrior. See More

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  • The Tree of Life Resort Jaipur (Rajasthan) 14 rooms from £132

    Sights nearby  -  Make a day trip into town to visit the Amber Fort and other sights.
    Great walks  -  Explore the local villages and farms.
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor
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    Set within seven acres of land amidst the Aravalli hills and just a 30 minute drive from Jaipur, Tree of Life provides daily yoga and meditation classes and a revitalising spa. The prefect way to explore from afar. Rooms are comfortable with private terraces and food is mainly organic. A haven. See More

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  • The Raj Palace Jaipur (Nr Jal Mahal) 29 rooms from £197

    Sights nearby  -  The Amber Fort is Jaipur's main attraction. Go at sunset for the best views.
    Local markets  -  Bapu Bazaar is Jaipur's busiest and most popular market.
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor Pool
    Four poster beds  -  For romantics.
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    Recommended by  -  Small Luxury Hotels

    This luxurious Maharaja's Palace has beed exquisitely restored with the finest Italian marbles, Egyptian cottons, mahoganies, and Swarovski chandeliers. The 38 suites are divine, as are the equally majestic verandahs, gardens, and food in the wonderful restaurant. See More

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  • Samode Palace Jaipur (Village Samode) 43 rooms from £199

    Total relaxation  -  Located outside of town, in rural Jaipur with a luxurious spa. There are plenty of ways to unwind.
    Romantic Break  -  Candlelit dinners, sumptuous rooms and a divine spa.
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
    Local markets  -  Jaipur's famous textile market is great for fabrics and rugs.
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    Recommended by  -  I Escape, Mr & Mrs Smith

    A traditional Rajput palace just outside Jaipur. Wonderfully romantic rooms and suites, all individually decorated, but each as magical as the next. Terraces, pools, tennis courts, camel safaris, fantastic Rajasthani and European food. Regal and luxurious. See More

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  • Alila Fort Bishangarh Jaipur (Bishangarh) 59 rooms from £254

    Romantic Break  -  A stunning hilltop fort whose indulgent suites offer spectacular views of the Aravalli Hills from their scolloped window bays
    Local exploring  -  What better way to explore this land of Kings and Rajputs than from a former palace and fort
    Cooking classes  -  Take cooking classes from the hotel chefs and learn to whip up your favourite dishes from the menu
    Sights nearby  -  Head into Jaipur to check out the City Palace and the Chandra Mahal
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    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith

    A fabulous 230 year old hilltop fort turned luxury hotel, in the Aravalli Hills. Indulgent suites have been beautifully restored to maintain the historic charm and real life palace feel. Get the royal treatment with a range of restaurants, a pool, organic kitchen gardens, and an impressive spa. See More

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  • Rajmahal Palace RAAS Jaipur Jaipur (Rajasthan) 13 rooms from £280

    City Style  -  There is some stiff competition but with interiors by Adil Ahmad this is the chicest in town.
    Sights nearby  -  Enjoy a private tou or the City Palace.
    Restaurant  -  All-day dining and Afternoon Tea
    Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
    Air conditioningRestaurantSwimming PoolGardenDisabled accessParkingNo pets

    A rose-tinted palace in The Pink City with thirteen unique rooms and stylish suites. All are wallpapered in palettes of contrasting colours: reds and pinks, blue with white, greens and oranges — very striking. Dining is international in flavour, plus there's a pool, tennis court and lovely gardens. See More

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  • Taj Rambagh Palace Jaipur (Rambagh) 79 rooms from £299

    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor and Outdoor Pools
    Sights nearby  -  The Amber Fort, Hawa Mahal and Jantar Mantar are all must sees.
    Local markets  -  Bapu Bazaar is awash with sparkling sarees and jewellery.
    Lively  -  Hip and happening.
    RestaurantSwimming PoolGardenDisabled accessParkingNo pets
    Recommended by  -  Tablet, Kiwi Collection

    Royal treatment in the home of the former Maharaja of Jaipur. The interior decoration and surrounding grounds echo the magic of a bygone era - marble floors, beautiful colonnades, and acres of luscious gardens. A fabulous place to stay. See More

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  • Dera Amer Elephant Camp Jaipur (Kukas) 6 rooms from £315

    Sights nearby  -  Jaipur and its many sights: City Palace, Amber Fort to name a few.
    All inclusive  -  The price quoted is per tent on an all inclusive basis
    Secluded setting  -  For escaping.
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
    Air conditioningParkingNo pets

    A truly unique property: "Glamping with Elephants"! Located a 30-minute drive from Jaipur this private desert camp features classic, colonial style tents and furnishings. Dine under the stars, by the campfire at night. Operational from October - April. Great for couples and families. See More

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  • Oberoi Rajvilas Jaipur 68 rooms from £420

    Romantic Break  -  Sumptuous rooms, grounds and interiors plus private candlelit dining and spa treatments.
    City Style  -  Without a doubt, one of the most luxurious hotels in Jaipur.
    Sights nearby  -  Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar, The Monkey Temple, CIty Palace and not to forget the Amber Fort.
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
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    A five star palace just outside Jaipur. Luxury rooms, suites, tents, and villas decorated with the utmost style - romantic, sophisticated, antique. Four poster beds, private pools, butler services. Fantastic food, state of the art spa, attentive staff. An utteraly spoiling experience. See More

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