PINK IS THE NAVY BLUE OF INDIA

Very close to the Rambagh Palace, in the old part of the city, the building dates back to 1729 and is one of Jaipur’s most venerable royal palaces, though it was substantially remodelled in the 1930s, and the overall look now is Art Deco.

It was the home of the remarkable and infinitely glamorous Gayatri Devi, who having been born into royalty and married the Maharaja of Jaipur, ran for parliament in 1962, standing against Congress for the Swatantra Party and setting the record for the world’s largest landslide victory yet recorded. She died in 2009, aged 90, after an adventurous and extraordinary life that took her from purdah to prison and back to her palace.  

The Rajmahal “had been the old British residency, which we had converted into a guest house and remodelled again for our own needs. 

All of which it seems to have retained in its 15 suites (a further 15 will open by the end of 2015), though its interiors have been redesigned by Adil Ahmad, of Charbagh GoodEarth, one of India’s most modish decorators, with what its distinguished proprietor, Jaisal Singh, calls “vigorous flair”. 

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Posted in Travel on 10 May 2015

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