Rajasthan – Best places to stay in Rajasthan

Rajasthan – Where To Stay

The largest state in India, Rajasthan, known as “the land of kings”,  is a place of incredible diversity.  With historical cities, spectacular monuments, stunning natural beauty, magnificent wildlife and a vibrant and colourful culture, one could explore this enormous area for weeks without even beginning to get bored. The main attractions are the cities of Jodhpur, Udaipur, Jaisalmer and the state capital Jaipur, but the more rural areas are also lovely.


The Rajvilas, built in the style of a traditional Rajasthani fort, is a typical Oberoi property delivering the very highest standards of accommodation and service.  Rooms and suites (including 13 air-conditioned luxury tented rooms), all with marble bathrooms, are set in 32 acres of lush gardens with fountains, pools and flowering trees.  Located about a 45 minute drive outside the city of Jaipur, this resort is elegant, relaxing and tranquil.

Samode Haveli

Samode Haveli, located in the heart of the old town, is one of the few boutique hotels in Jaipur, and has been created by the same family who have converted the Samode Palace just outside Jaipur.  Coach tours often stop at the hotel for lunch, but as the hotel does not take overnight tour bookings the evenings are kept quiet and intimate.  This hotel is a good base while in Jaipur.

Rambagh Palace

Previously the official residence of the Maharaja of Jaipur, the Rambagh Palace is steeped in history and evokes the splendour of royal India at its best.  This architecturally stunning hotel, which has been beautifully renovated by the Taj Group, is set in 47 acres of ornamental gardens dotted with peacocks, and offers luxurious accommodation and gracious hospitality. 

Trident Jaipur

The Trident in Jaipur is ideally located right on Mansagar Lake and near the famous Amber Fort.  It isn’t lavish or splendid but is a comfortable, good value option if the opulence of the palaces isn’t your thing.

Samode Palace

Located on the Delhi road to Jaipur, the Samode Palace is an ancient Rajput-Mughal palace restored in the 1980s by the Samode family and converted into a beautiful luxury hotel with a lovely warm family feel to it.  Still retaining many of the original features, the palace is sprawling and quirky, perhaps a little rustic in places, and each room is unique.  There is no shortage of activities available, including horse riding, camel safaris and village visits.

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