Have you ever dreamt of living a royal life in a Royal Palace? Well, I have definitely had this dream and it did come true. My 2 night 3 days trip to Ranbanka Palace, Jodhpur was that dream coming true. Living among the Royals in a beautiful palace and feeling like royalty through the Jodhana experience was an experience in itself.
Ranbanka Palace is a beautiful heritage property in the heart of Jodhpur which is certified by the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India. This palace was made in 1927 by Maharajadhiraj Sir Ajit Singh Ji from the royal family of Jodhpur which is now being owned and operated by R.K Karan Vijay Singh who is his direct descendant. When you enter Ranbanka Palace you will notice and feel the presence of Jodhpur’s authenticity. You can call Ranbanka Palace a ‘Mini Jodhpur’ itself!
The Palace has stunning mantelpieces, armchairs and hunting trophies all around its corridors. The strong architecture of the palace portrays the colonial influences of its time. I get to enjoy the history, the royal luxury, and the flavours of Jodhpur, the culture, all under one roof.
This beautiful heritage property has 90 rooms divided into Deluxe, Club, and Suites spread across the Palace, the Jodhana Courtyard, and the Royale Apartments. The palace also has a swimming pool, shopping experience inside the palace, spa, yoga, banquets, and all basic concierge services. The property also organizes safaris and city or village tours with expert guides and historians.
The first day when I checked in, they provided me the club double room in Jodhana Wing and then the next day they upgraded me to the suite. The club double room was pretty huge in size with a small living area, bedroom area, and decent size washroom and outside balcony. The Suite was huge which has one dining area, bedroom, living room, washroom, and a huge outside balcony.
As we booked ourselves the Jodhana Experience, we get to experience the in-room shopping with some of Jodhpur’s best artisans including joothi makers, bangle craftsmen, tie and dye artists and earthen-ware potters. I bought a lot of leather product for me and for gifting others from there. Also, we get to enjoy the family recipes from the royal kitchens and are served homemade namkeens, pickles, and chutneys. We also went for the local sightseeing where we went to Mehrangarh Fort and Museum and Umaid Bhawan Palace.
We all agree that music is a very important part of Rajasthan and I love how beautifully the palace uses its folk music. While we were enjoying our breakfast, live sarangi music was being played and in the evening we get to experience the live performance by the local folk singers. This is Ranbanka’s everyday music ritual and I was truly impressed by it. The food is super delicious and their Royal Thali straight from their Pachranga Restaurant is to die for especially the Laal Maas and the Mirchi ke Tipore. If you are in Jodhpur, you should definitely try the Royal Thali whether you are staying at Ranbanka Palace or not. The staff of the hotel is very courteous and prompt.
I totally love the time of my stay at Ranbanka Palace and will love to go back and stay with them again. I recommend this property to those who love luxury with peace. This is one of my favourite hotels in Jodhpur so far.
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