Royal India: Jaipur's Rajmahal Palace

Courtesy Sujan

When in Jaipur, do as the royals (of India and abroad) do.

The refurbished Rajmahal Palace, a private residence of Jaipur’s royal family turned boutique hotel, is as dazzling as the guests—Jackie Kennedy and Princess Diana among them—who have stayed over the years. The palette is intense—cobalt, fuschia—but the feel is warm and inviting. We like the lavender- and-silver Resident’s Suite. Drawback: not our favorite location. Rooms from $740; Sardar Patel Marg; 91-11/4617-2700;

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