Jai Mahal Palace Jaipur
About the Jai Mahal Palace
Jai Mahal Palace was originally developed around 1745
by Hargovind Natani, Military Commander and Prime Minister of Sawai
Ishwari Singh of Jaipur. He initially fought from the side of Sawai
Ishwari Singh's army and led it to a striking victory over Madho
Singh's combined forces of Udaipur, Kota, Bundi, and the Marathas of
Holkar states. However, later he ditched his own master and shook
hands with Madho Singh which resulted in Sawai Ishwari Singh
committing suicide. Later, after Natani's death, his property,
including the Garden of Natani (on which the palace stands) was took
over by the Jaipur state since he was deemed a traitor. From then, Jai
Mahal Palace remained a princely property and continued so till the
time Sawai Man Singh II (1922-1947) took over Jaipur State and
converted Natani ka Bagh into the official residence of the Prime
Ministers of Jaipur. After one year, the name Natani ka Bagah was
changed with that of Jai Mahal Palace. It is said that the name could
either be drawn from the name of the city itself or was a gesture of
honour by Sawai Man Singh for his ancestor Sawai Jai Singh II or his
After independence, Jai Mahal remained vacant till 1955 when finally the lack of accommodation facilities for ever- increasing tourists to Jaipur made jeweller Laxmi Kumar Kasliwal Man Singh transform this palace into one of the earliest palace hotels of Jaipur.
Jai Mahal Palace as a Heritage Hotel
The palace is today a luxurious hotel offering a stay
of a lifetime. Positioned in the lush greenery of Mughal Gardens, the
Jai Mahal Palace Hotel is a perfect place to enjoy the splendorous
life of the erstwhile Rajput rulers. The architecture of the building,
the spectacular surroundings, the interior designing and the colour
scheme together present a picture postcard beauty.
The Taj Group of Hotels which manages the affairs of the hotel presently has ensured that the guests have an enjoyable stay in the Jai Mahal Palace. The guests are made to feel special during every second of their stay. Modern facilities have been kneaded finely with the traditional grandeur to provide the guests a classy feel.
Facilities on Offer
The hotel offers its guests 100 rooms for the purpose
of accommodation which includes Special Suites, Superior
Rooms and Deluxe Rooms. Superior rooms and Deluxe
rooms, offering a choice of garden or pool facing rooms, are laced
with all modern luxurious facilities. They also have a commodious
sitting area to enable guests to feel free and comfortable while
sipping a cup of tea or coffee. Deluxe rooms exude brightness with
lively and colourful design. Staying in these rooms is like living a
life at its prettiest self, however the star attraction of the Jai
Mahal Palace are indubitably the 6 Suites which include Jaipur
Suite, Topaz Suite, Gangaur Suite and Peacock Suite. The decor of
these Suites, with a delightful mix of traditional and modern themes,
is truly breathtaking and the luxury offered are enough to pamper any
soul. In addition to amenities like choice of garden or pool views
from the room, guests are provided a spacious living room and bedroom
to feel more free and comfortable.
Dining in Jai Mahal Palace means plenty of options to choose from. The all day dining restaurant, Marble Arch serves its guests the best of traditional Indian delicacies specially Rajasthani cuisine apart from a range of European and Oriental dishes. As with the dishes, the interiors of this restaurant also offers a blend of traditional and modern with curved archways and impressive stoneware adding a touch of regality.
The Cinnamon is not an all day restaurant and opens only during lunch and dinner (12:30 hours to 15:00 hours and 19:00 hours to 23:00 hours). The speciality of this restaurant is that it offers some incredibly tasty Indian dishes influenced by Punjabi and Mughal recipes that are blend together by what is known as the Cinnamon - saffron tie up. Another appealing characteristic of the dishes offered here is that they are all prepared from fresh ingredients and genuine Indian herbs and spices which means that the guests have a real treat eating here.
For a more enjoyable dinner, there is Giardino serving traditional Italian cuisine in open air. Here guests can feast in a red brick courtyard with the pool closeby. The kitchen is also set in the open air making the entire experience of eating here more informal and tremendously fulfilling. The Pool Lounge and Terrace are excellent places to enjoy light snacks and refreshments whenever guests feel the need for one. The location of both these restaurant truly exemplifies the royal treatment offered. The Terrace, for example is set amidst beautiful Mughal Gardens which means an ambience redolent of a charm of the leisurely lifestyle.
Dining alone is little incomplete, atleast for those who love drinking. Jai Mahal Palace Hotel offers MariGold Bar for such guests. The bar is by all means modern and takes care of the sensitivities of the modern guests. International as well as Indian liquor and beverages are well stocked in this bar along with a single malts and cigar.
Like the accommodation and dining facilities, the recreational facilities in the Jai Mahal Palace hotel is abundant and superb. Take a splash in the cool water of the swimming pool, work out at the gymnasium, pick up exquisite Rajasthani items from the Shopping Arcade, take a deep breath during yoga sessions, sway along with the music of open air folk dances, immerse in the colours of puppet shows, hop around on a life size chess board, enjoy a camel buggy ride or horse riding trips, soak yourselves in the delightful theme parties..... the list of recreational facilities is endless.
The hotel is located at a distance of 14 km from Sanganer Airport, 3 km from Jaipur Railway Station and 1 km from Jaipur Bus Stand.