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
What a beautiful hotel and property! It was our first time in Jaipur and me and my parents were welcomed warmly by Priya and Aparna and Shalu at the Front desk. We had a 3 night 4 day stay at Jai Mahal palace. What stands out about the hotel and speaks volumes about the Taj group is the people. Every single person we met was warm, courteous and wanted to go all out to make us feel comfortable and special. We had breakfast and dinner included in our package and we were so well taken care of. I have to mention the really kind and polite Chef Kuldeep, Chef Mathur, Anish, the amazing omelette station Chef Burman (The best omelette I've ever had) and the ever eager to please wait staff of Balwant and Aslam. We also booked a massage at the Jiva spa and it was worth the money. Nima and Pinky and Prabhu were just the best masseuses and masseur respectively. It was a holiday I'll never forget.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the jai Mahal Palace. We had one experience that really demonstrated the hotel's staff commitment to taking care of its guests. I left my iPad in my room and left for Jodhpur. Upon realizing this, we tried to figure out how to have the iPad sent to me in Jodhpur or Udaipur (our next destinations). Mr. Piyush found another guest leaving the next day to Jodhpur to deliver the iPad to me. His resourcefulness and care to solve my problem showed that the staff are fully committed to taking care of their guests.
Beyond this, the hotel was beautiful, comfortable and a great value for what we got.
Brilliant hotel. It is almost like an oasis of calm a short turn away from the busy main road of Delhi. Inside it is tranquil and has great amenities like a nice swimming pool. But this does not mean you miss out on any culture, with a bustling market within short walking distance. The food is delicious and the rooms are spacious. Definitely a great place to stay in Delhi which I would highly recommend.