Travel Blogs from Jaipur
5th March 2013
Travel to Jaipur, 8am start. Stopped at Fatephur Sikri and got a tour guide. (see previous entry).
On arrival into Jaipur, we stopped at the Monkey Temple- very weird...people bathing, monkeys running about and scampering up the rocks. All quite run down.Went to Neharangh fort to look at the views. Took photo of the …
Thu 27th Dec - Sun 30th Dec The city is called the "The Pink City" because in 1876, maharaja Ram Singh had the old city painted pink (the colour of hospitality) for the Prince of Wales (who later became King Edward VII). Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan is full of history and chaos. There is colour everywhere with traffic being a mix of dawdling …
They call this the pink city (and a lot of pink paint has been used on the old city walls!) but to me Jaipur is is a chaotic mess. The city is a massive modern sprawl surrounding a very large 18th century walled city that has been left mostly to decay and overrun by the needy, pigs and cows, and lots of small businesses. The Pink City is …
Ok! So i wake up by myself (before the alarm goes on) and feel no more pain wherever that was. Yessss! I clean, go to the complementary breakfast at the hotel's restaurant and make a list of the things I want to see today: The Pink City, The Hawa Mahal, the City Palace, the Amber Fort and a movie at the Raj Mandir cinema. BUT man. Oh man! Oh man! I …
After a 1 hr flight to Udaipur to swtich planes, I find it's been raining in the area for quite some time and our little duster plane to Jaipur is also late. There are an unusal number of Americans in the gate's seating area. First time during my trip I see so a big number of Americans altogether. What's going on here? So far I've seen the usual …
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The most luxurious and most expensive place we are staying. Lovely room, small balcony overlooking a carpark. Hot water!!! Yes! breakfast is in an overly decorated but poorly lit basement restaurant. Dinner on the roof top was very good indeed. Location is suburbia. No local shops. No atmosphere. Jaipur is huge. Stay here if you enjoy being pampered a bit. Nobody will talk to you, so you can switch yourself off for a while.
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TravelPod Member ReviewsUmaid Mahal Jaipur
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We recently stayed at the Umaid Mahal. It is an attractive and clean building. Of that there is no doubt. However, ...
Royal decore + service for very reasonable prices
We got there late in the night. The restaurant on the premise was closed. They were willing to get the food from outside(take out with out ourselves going there).
There is some renovation going on for the restaurant in the basement. They convered first floor as restaurant temporarily. So, if there is no space, get the food delivered in the room.
Will definitely prefer staying there next time around.
My partner and I stayed here for 3 nights in September '06 having booked via Hotel Club in June.
Beautiful and well-kept castle in Jaipur
Sparkling clean and well-appointed rooms. Inlaid marble floors, countertops and shower. Porcelain and silver fittings. Luxurious fabrics and bedding. Lots of light and small patio for good view of Jaipur. Lovely exterior and a grand entrance way. We also enjoyed a weird but entertaining puppet show in the evening. Ranthore and his staff are most helpful and honest; he also went to great lengths to return to me in Delhi via courier some personal documents that I had inadvertently left behind in the room. Thank you ever so much, and best of luck! Would definitely stay here again when in Jaipur next.
We, a family of 4 ( 2 teen boys), stayed here on July 27 & 28. We loved our room that accomodated all of us (by paying about $7 extra per extra bed). The bathroom was modern and spotless. A sister hotel (Umaid Bhavan) had a pool available which was a plus for our boys. We were thankful for the free taxi pick up from the train station that kept us from having to deal with hordes of drivers looking for business (not fun when you are tired and arriving in a new city). The only thing we would not have done is hire the "free" taxi driver for later. The price was triple what you can get on the street, and though he promised a full city tour with commentary in english, he failed to mention that most of the sights closed at dusk, and his commentary was limited because he did not actually enter the sights with us. The hotel staff were friendly and helpful. "Ran", the gentleman who does their website, was most cheerful and gracious and even helped us get a hotel in the next city (Jodhpur), again with free pick up. Thanks to him, we had a hassle-free trip!
Having also stayed at the Taj Rambagh Palace in Jaipur - we were not disappointed upon checking into **Room 409** at this fabulous little boutique hotel. The hotel is newly renovated and has 2 types of rooms on offer. We stayed in the upper levels with new marble bathrooms. The pictures on the site do not do the room justice. The less expensive rooms do not have marble bathrooms (but an older style bathroom). We walked in off the street to find a place for the night and hence I had the opportunity to look at the various room types.
Hot in india!
well, it is very, very hot in india in may! mainly our tour was about traveling in new delhi but we did manage to take some time to check out the pink city of jaipur. and it was well worth it! we booked our travel after we arrived in delhi in caunnegut square. anyway, we stayed at the umaid mahal. it is very nice. the rooms are well-appointed and the food is good. the only problem is that there is no mini-fridge in the rooms. the bathroom is nice and modern. we got a very good rate at this room (only 1000 rupees) by going through our contact in india. here is his contact information: [----]. if you send him an email he can probably get you the same deal. it is better to go through him than pricelkine or travelocity. so anyway, we are off to agra, enjoy! lou
Family castle hotel
Great stay with good service and a nice atmosphere and the building of he hotel is great must stay here !
This is a great little newly renovated castle hotel in Jaipur and we stayed in the royal deluxe room which was large room with a nice little private balcony and it was very comfortable. The service was fantastic and Anyone staying in Jaipur i think this is the place to stay as its fantastic value for money. I would definitely stay there again
Newly renovated Nice castle !
HI! i i ma just back from a rocking rajasthan tip and among all hotels i have stayed in the 3 week in rajasthan the Umaid mahal (A Heritage castle) was the best as its a newly renovated castle with great decor and the rooms and service is good plus the family who run it are helpfull and kind and offers free pick up on arrival so just do not think twice to book this!