Nov 192009
 

Ranbanka Palace, Jodhpur

Ranbanka PalaceThe RANBANKA PALACE, one of the Heritage Hotels in Rajasthan traces its linage to the former Rulers of Jodhpur. The kingdom of Jodhpur was ruled by the Rathores, who controlled much of Marwar in western Rajasthan including Bikaner, the other desert fiefdom. Jodhpur history revolves around this Rathore Clan. Rao Jodha, the chief of the Rathore clan, founded the city of Jodhpur in 1459. The Ranbanka Palace Hotel named after the the Rathore war cry –“RANBANKA  RATHORE “ –( The invincible in battle ) was built for Maharajadhiraj  Sir Ajit Singh ji ,younger brother of Maharaja Umaid Singh ji  of Jodhpur, both brothers being direct decedents of Rao Jodha . The Maharajas of Jodhpur lived and they ruled from the Jodhpur Fort, the Meharangarh. Around a hundred years ago the Maharaja of Jodhpur built a palace called the Umaid Bhawan Palace. His younger brother Maharaja Ajit Singh built his Palace; close to Umaid Bhawan which is a now part of the Heritage Hotel Ranbanka Palace.

In the present day, Raj Kumar K.V.Singh (Grandson of Maharajadhiraj Sir, Ajit Singh) scion of the Royal Family has converted this Magnificent Sandstone Building into a Heritage Hotel in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, Overlooking the seemingly invincible Mehrangarh Fort on one side and the gigantic Umaid Bhawan Palace on the other, Ranbanka Palace Hotels, one of the foremost Heritage Hotels in Jodhpur holds the lingering echoes of a bygone era, like no other place. Being an original Palace it retains the old world charm and offers its guests a taste of royal living – a luxury and extravagance that was once the sole preserve of kings. It’s elegantly appointed rooms, long corridors and majestic gardens echo with history, and every corner has a story to tell.

This being one of the Palace Hotels in Rajasthan was commissioned  as a Heritage Hotel in the year 2000 with only 35 operational hotel rooms, however now with  major restoration, up gradation and refurbishment 47 more rooms have been added, taking the total room inventory to 83 rooms, making it one of the largest Heritage Hotels  in Rajasthan. These rooms are spacious, clean, well ventilated with elegant rich teakwood antique style furniture. The King Size beds and furnishings are in the Royal Traditional style; matching the heritage ambiance of the palace. All the new rooms are set around the courtyard, each having an exquisite view of the Gardens and the Swimming Pool.

As you enter the courtyard you are taken back in time as the puppet and magic shows, along with kaalbelia dancers, create an ambience that is entirely unique and the legacy of Vibrant Rajput Heritage. Through the Garden pathway you will enter the Panchranga restaurant with its Polo Bar and Rajasthani baithek.

Accommodation:

The Ranbanka Palace has a total of 2 Suites, 35 Club Rooms & 46 Deluxe rooms, to take the Total Inventory to 83 stylish rooms. Each room compliments the character of the Palace. The luxurious bathrooms in all the rooms feature a shower and a bathtub, hairdryer and enhanced amenities with individual balconies and terraces overlooking the gardens.

The Garden View Rooms are always in high demand, to relax and unwind. A pool offers a superb location for a sun deck.

All rooms are air-conditioned and have attached spacious bathrooms, 24 hrs. Hot & cold water, direct dial telephone, colour TV, refrigerator, room service and 24 hrs, satellite entertainment.

The Palace has a colonial character where fire places, mantelpieces & arm chairs are more common than divans & jharokas. It has a unique ambience with high comfort level.

Facilities & Services:

RANBANKA  Palace offers 83 rooms including aesthetically restored suites, which were the chambers of the former Maharaja. Use of rich fabrics and silk drapes draw from the colourful art and warm hues of the state of Rajasthan. Resturants, Bar, gardens and Swimming Pool.

Palace Business Services :

* Business Centre
* Broadband Internet access
* Facsimile
* Photocopying
* Secretarial services
* Multilingual staff
* Internet access

Palace Concierge Services:

* Babysitting
* Car Hire Service
* Currency Exchange
* Doctor-on-call
* Express Laundry/ Dry cleaning
* Flowers can be organized on request
* Postal/ Parcel Services
* Travel & Tours desk
* Village tours /Camal,Horse, Elephant  and jeep safaris.

Accessibility: Ranbanka Palace is situated 2km away from the Jodhpur Airport and 3km from the Jodhpur Railway Station. From the Jodhpur main bus station it is 1km away.

Local Transport: Means of transport in Jodhpur include Taxis, Auto-rickshaws and Tongas. Taxi stand is near the main railway station. Auto-rickshaws are best suited for the narrow lanes of the old city. You can also explore Jodhpur with a bicycle.

Address:-

Ranbanka Palace
Mail : ranbankapalace@indiahotelsfinder.com
Mobile: +91.7737074886, 9829436491

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