Outside The Hotel
Sports and Activities
Vintage Car Rides
Architectural marvels, majestic gardens, postcard-perfect landscapes, the vibrant hues of local life - they pass you by in a rainbow stream as your palace butler lets you in on the significance and secrets of each wondrous sight and site.
Guests can also choose to ride in the palace’s vintage horse-drawn carriage every evening. The carriage holds four guests and carries you around the palace grounds.
To arrange your vintage excursion, do contact Palace Services.
Here are a few you simply mustn’t miss.
Since the first half of the 18th century, the City Palace has been the abode to the rulers of Jaipur. The sprawling expanse of the breathtaking palace is a superb harmony of Rajput and Mughal architecture. Part of the palace has been converted into a museum, open to the public, while a section - Chandra Mahal - still remains the home of today’s maharaja.
The whimsical Hawa Mahal - Palace of Winds - has become quite the city icon, with its ornate facade in pale pink, tiered baroque like build, projecting ‘jharokha’ windows and balconies with perforated screens. These were designed so that the mysterious veiled ladies of the harem could look down upon the colourful and bustling bazaars below, remaining hidden themselves.
The magnificent Amber Fort was established in 1592, and remained the citadel of the Kachhawaha rulers right until they moved their capital to Jaipur in 1727. Maharaja Man Singh I created this imposing monument on the remains of an ancient 11th century fort.
Buzzing with activity and teeming with people, these energetic colourful capsules of Rajasthani life are a sheer joy to be around. Watch a silversmith craft the chunky ethnic silver jewellery that the land is known for, be enthralled as a puppeteer sews the life into his puppets, be drawn into the clinks and colours of the bangle sellers’ wares, be captivated by the rows upon rows of shops and stalls displaying their rainbow-hued tied-n-dyed cottons and vibrant vegetable-dyed fabrics and peep into the myriad tiny workshops with local craftsmen creatively at work on their specialties.
Go happily around in circles as you soak in the sights and sounds of Johari Bazaar - the gems and jewellery haunt, to Badi Chaupar (Big Square) and Choti Chaupar (Small Square) - the places for hunting down local crafts, to Bapu Bazaar - which is lined with fabric, silver jewellery and bangles.
Turn onto M.I. Road where you’ll happen upon exquisite gold, silver and stone jewellery at the very same jewellers that catered to the British Raj and the maharajas.