Taj Jai Mahal Palace
What We Love
- Near Rajasthan's major attractions
- The spa, set in luxe tents, welcomes guests with an Indian footbath ritual
- Glam interiors befitting a palace
What To Know
- Standard rooms are simple and smaller than you’d expect in a palace
- Front rooms above the lobby face the new metro overpass
- Free WiFi for up to two devices
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Formerly the residence of Jaipur’s prime minister, this elegant pink and yellow palace, set in the heart of the city, has origins that go back to 1747. The meandering complex of regal rooms, pavilions and colonnades is surrounded by some of the finest Mughal gardens in India. The interior befits a palace: marble pillars and floors with inviting cream and pastel green hues.
Bed and Bath
The guestrooms feature colonial-style furniture, miniature paintings and gold silks. Deluxe Rooms have marble floors and traditional Rajasthani decor, including original paintings by contemporary Indian artists or classical and mythological prints that depict ancient Rajput culture and heritage. Luxury rooms, some of which have private balconies, are decorated in the rich colors of Rajasthan: turquoise and red. Six Luxury Suites, styled in six unique themes, have a bedroom and sitting area. The bathrooms are modern and are stocked with Forest Essentials toiletries made in India from natural ingredients.
The sprawling lawn is a veritable theater. Yoga sessions are held there during the day, and come evening, palm readers and Rajasthani folk dancers mingle amid a human-size Indian-themed chess board. There’s also a seven-hole putting green and a gigantic outdoor pool. Cinnamon, the pan-Indian gourmet restaurant, creates an aura of regal celebration with its violet decor and specialties by request. Other venues include Marble Arch (multiple cuisines), Giardino (alfresco Italian), and the Frangipani (the palace barbeque and grill). Book the Baradari under the pavilion and indulge in an unforgettable private meal with outstanding views. At night the lit palace is magical.
In the Area
Take an elephant ride at the Amber Fort, one of the most famous forts in Rajasthan. It encompasses palaces and a temple and is located high on a hill with sweeping views. The Hawa Mahal, one of Jaipur’s most famous landmarks, translates as “Palace of the Winds” because it served as a screen wall that allowed women of the royal household to observe street activities unseen. Catch a Bollywood film at Theatre Rajmandir, a lavish meringue-shaped auditorium with mirror inlays that opened in 1976; be sure to see the light show in the foyer 30 minutes before the film begins.
How to Get There
Ohhh I wish our tour would have stayed in the Palace which is in the middle of the man made lake, with both the Palace & Lake having undergone renovations over the past few years.
Unfortunately we could only view the Palace from the market (well worth a visit, with lots of variety, fair prices, opportunity to dress in traditional clothes for a photo shoot with the Palace in the background, camel rides) and road that runs along beside the lake.
We were there in the late afternoon which was good for photos, however when driving by in the morning wouldn't have been good as very glarey.
Would be expensive, but of what I saw of Jaipur Hotels, this would be very special & quite unique & a part of living history (not just in India).
It was wonderful stay at Jai Mahal Palace, Peace and calm atmosphere, very well maintained, Great Hospitality, Good welcome, Special thanks to Ms Pooja whos response was very charming and helpful. Property was converted from the Palace though it is in city but very peace and calm, activity was arranged so beautiful, specially flute played in the morning feels very devotional. Enjoyed wish to visit again in future.
We celebrated my husband's 50th birthday at the Jai Mahal and from the moment we entered the hotel till the day we left, the staff at the Jai Mahal made this experience something to cherish and remember. Manoj, Gaurav, Vikram, Ruksar, the housekeeping staff who cleaned and decorated our room, along with the staff at Cinnamon (where we ate dinner twice and celebrated my husband's birthday dinner) were friendly, kind, accommodating, and genuinely interested in us. On the morning of Nick's birthday, they sang happy birthday and presented him with a cake. The dinner at Cinnamon was curated by their staff and included a wonderful ambience of roses and candlelight. The rooms and grounds of the Jai Mahal are beautiful and well-maintained. We sent swimming twice in the pool and also just relaxed at the hotel which was a sea of calm in a crazy-busy city. If you go to Jaipur, we can strongly recommend the Jai Mahal.