rambagh palace hotel

"This historic jewel, built in Rajasthan, one of India’s most colourful and tourist-friendly states, retains the old whilst bringing in the new; the result is a grand palace hotel unlike any other."

The Ram Bagh Palace at Jaipur proved to be a challenge when it was to be converted into a five star hotel. It offers 79 deluxe rooms including aesthetically restored suites, which were the chambers of the former Maharaja.

It was decided to retain the look, charm and grace of the original palace while converting it into a five star hotel. The problem was to infuse modern comforts and amenities into an ancient structure, built for a different purpose in a different age. Today, the Rambagh Palace Hotel is a sought-after tourist destination for many in the West and even for many who have occasion to visit Jaipur for short stays. Visitors get a feel of Indian royalty as it must have been many years ago. The Lake Palace at Udaipur and the Rambagh Palace at Jaipur were originally Rajasthani Palaces. In both cases the problem was to convert a single user abode into a multiple resident hotel without changing the architecture or the ambience of the buildings.

Externally, whatever changes or additions that were to be made were minimal and such that they would not impinge upon the grandeur of the building. In fact, I.M.Kadri Architects only attempted to enhance the original style and imposing edifice. Today, both these hotels are preferred destinations for Indian and foreign tourists all through the year.

Project Facts
  • Area: 60,000 Sq.ft.
  • Location: Jaipur
  • Status: Completed - 1973
  • Client: The Indian Hotels Company Ltd.
  • Cost: Rs. 60 lakh