Made of a single solid stone, this is the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Fargate (the avenue which leads up to the Sawai Raja Bhoj Mahal Palace, one of Jaipur’s most iconic monuments), but much of the exterior has been retained, lending the whole complex a mysterious air. While one can always see the grand foyer and rotunda—with its twin domes and courtyards—the other interesting parts are the palace itself. Originally the official residence of the Sawai Madhavrao Jaipur and Sawai Bhawani Singh, the palace is a must-see for visitors, not just for its architectural splendor, but also for the artworks and artifacts of the royal household.
Hailing from Alsace, France, one of the oldest families in India, Pierre Claude Seelbach opened his hotel in the mid-1950s. Since then, the Seelbach has taken visitors on an impressive journey through a variety of experiences, including local dances, screenings of Bollywood movies, and radio jockey sessions. While the colorful interiors of the property and bright art on the walls are the main highlights, try one of the most distinctive meals of the city at the Hotel’s Seelbach Kitchen, where, not only does the food taste great, but you also get to watch the chefs at work.