Sujan Rajmahal Palace
One of Jaipur’s oldest palaces has been recently revamped into one of Rajasthan’s smartest new properties. The private home was originally built in 1729 and has received many facelifts over the years whilst housing the likes of Maharajas, the Queen of England, and even Jackie Kennedy. But its most recent rendition as the Sujan Rajmahal Palace may be its most fun! Part Rajput royal fanfare, part big-screen fantasy, the entire setting is nothing short of dreamy. It is a jewel box of color, plastered floor to ceiling in 42 different custom-designed Mughal-inspired wallpapers. There are charming umbrellas that dance around the porticos, polo princes in the teal breakfast room, fuchsia lotus flowers in the Maharani apartment, and of course Rani stripes in the Maharaja apartment’s foyer.
You’ll be swept into a different reality the moment you pull up the pink-granite drive—which happens to be the signature color of Jaipur and perfectly coordinates with the pale dusty pink of the palace’s façade. Your entrance and exit are a set of broad marble steps that open into a lounge bursting with pinks, purples, and teals, crystals, velvets, and silks. It only gets better from here. No two rooms are the same, but we guarantee you won’t be disappointed no matter which one you land in. There is the glamorous Maharani’s Apartment with a feminine art deco flair, private dining room, plunge pool, and palatial pink bathroom and dressing room that is mirrors on mirrors in every direction. Then there’s the stately Queen Elizabeth II Suite all cream and ivy greens, colonial furnishings, and crystal chandeliers that is ideal for families. The list goes on. From the first sip of your fresh mint and lime soda to your last stroke in the water-fountain-flanked pool, you’ll feel right at home as you’re treated to impeccable service, indulgent meals, and will want for nothing except maybe another night.