Rambagh Palace Jaipur is one of the prominent heritage hotels in Jaipur, also popularly called as the Jewel of Jaipur. The hotel is easy to reach as it is located on the Bhawani Singh Road. The Rambagh Palace was built in the year 1835 AD for Kesar Badaran, the queen’s favorite handmaiden. It was further transformed in 1925 into a palace and was used as the residence of the Maharaja of Jaipur. Thereafter, in 1957, the Palace was converted into a plush (heritage) hotel by Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II. The Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces took over the Palace in 1972. It was also been rated as the world’s best hotel in September 2009 by Conde Nast Traveler magazine. There are 79 plush rooms and suites, featuring the use of rich fabrics and silk drapes reflecting the colors of vibrant art and warm hues of Rajasthan. The rooms are categorized as Grand Presidential Suites (02), Grand Royal Suites (02), Royal Suites (05), Historical Suites (24), Palace Rooms (41) and Luxury Rooms (05).