The Regal City Palace Of Jaipur Opens It’s Door To Guests On Airbnb

Airbnb offers its customers the opportunity to stay at some of the most iconic places in the world, from a Beverly Hills mansion to Barbie’s Dreamhouse in Malibu, and the newest addition to Airbnb’s catalog is the royal City Palace of our very own Jaipur.

This infinitely regal palace boasts a heritage that is three centuries old and embodies everything Rajasthani architecture is globally known for pink-hued walls, chhatris, and large arched doorways. The interior has been gracefully adorned with lavish furniture, ornate chandeliers, and multiple gardens. Basically, the place is filled to the brim with opulence and luxury.

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City Palace is as old as the city of Jaipur itself and was established by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II. It is a place of great historical importance and was the administrative seat of the Maharaja of Jaipur until 1949. The palace features many gorgeous temples, buildings, gardens, courtyards, and pavilions that will make for a perfect Instagram feed. Staying true to Rajasthani architecture, the large entrance gates feature rich decoration with intricate carvings and floral motifs.

Throughout your visit, you will get to indulge in the finest palatial experience the Pink City has to offer. You will be escorted to the Palace from the airport by a chauffeur, and a personal butler will be assigned to you, along with a dedicated guide to ensure that you enjoy most of the palace and the city. The suite features a bedroom and a bathroom, which can accommodate two guests, accompanied by a kitchen, a lounge, and a private pool. The suite is dotted with elements of Rajasthani architecture and is a truly unique experience because no traveler has stayed in the palace till now.

Meals in the palace comprise of traditional, rich Rajasthani cuisine which you can savor on the terrace with a gorgeous view of the Aravallis. Afternoon tea may be enjoyed in one of the palace’s charming gardens, where resident peacocks roam freely. If you’re lucky, you might get to be in the company of His Highness Maharaja Sawai Padmanabh Singh, depending on his availability, who will be more than delighted to offer you his recommendations of places to visit, food to eat and things to do in the city. He is an ardent admirer of Rajasthan’s rich heritage and takes great pride and pleasure in sharing his love for the culture with new people.

With City Palace listed on Airbnb, His Highness Maharaja Sawai Padmanabh Singh has become the first Indian royal to host on the website. The young royal is just 21 years of age and is greatly fond of playing polo. Contrary to what you might be expecting, your stay in the palace will be very laid-back and relaxed. You will be able to freely access a private passage to the Chandra Mahal, along with all the places open to the public. Chandra Mahal is one of the oldest buildings in the palaces and houses the suite open to Airbnb guests.

The palace is not just home to the royals but also houses the City Palace Museum. The museum features multiple galleries displaying artifacts of historic significance and facets of the royal life. The Sabha Niwas is a durbar-style hall with huge paintings of former Maharajas on the walls, along with other gorgeous murals. The Sarvato Bhadra is another hall that serves as an important ritual building to date, and festivities like Teej and Dussehra are celebrated in this hall by the royal. Other galleries include the Sileh Khana, Textile Gallery, Transport gallery, and Painting and Photograph gallery.

The motivation behind making the palace accessible to outside guests lies in the Princess Diya Kumari Foundation, a non-profit that is devoted to uplifting and empowering rural women and artisans in Rajasthan. All proceeds from each booking made in the palace will go towards supporting this foundation, so if you decide to spend your weekend here, you’ll actually be helping a very noble cause.

The suite opens to Airbnb guests is called the ‘Gudliya Suite’. Before Airbnb, the suite has been host to some very exclusive and high profile guests, including the likes of Princess Diana, Prince Charles, the Kennedys, Oprah Winfrey, and the Clintons. So, would you like to join the guest list?

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