The town of Shahpura (one of many Indian towns with this same name) was historically the head of the Shekhawat Clan of Rajputs. In 1956, Shahpura House was rebuilt on the site of the Shahpura's mansion in Jaipur by Rao Dhir Singh in a mixture of traditional Rajput and Mughal styles. Since the 1990s, Shahpura House has served as heritage hotel as well as a home to the Shahpura family.
The hotel has 387 rooms decorated with traditional furnishings but modern amenities such as air-conditioning and en-suite bathrooms. A small outdoor swimming pool provides space to relax and unwind after a day's sightseeing. The rooftop restaurant serves excellent local and international meals, with cultural shows performed in the evenings.
Open: Shahpura House is open all year.
Location: Shahpura House is located in the Bani Park residential neighbourhood of Jaipur in the state of Rajasthan. The hotel is 15kms from Jaipur airport and 2kms from the railway station.
Rooms: There are 38 deluxe rooms, suites and royal suites. All have en-suite bathrooms with shower and bath, and a separate sitting area. Facilities include TV, DVD players, direct dial â€˜phone, free Wi-Fi internet access, tea/coffee maker and air conditioning. Suites also have balconies. There is 24-hour room service.
Activities: Sightseeing in Jaipur and environs, shopping. At the hotel cookery lessons with the chef can be arranged and guests can relax by the pool.
Facilities: The hotel has an outdoor swimming pool and a childrenâ€™s pool. The hotel has 3 restaurants including a one with a rooftop terrace, serving Indian and international dishes. There is a lounge bar and a pool bar. The hotel arranges cultural performances (music and dance) on some evenings. The spa offers body treatments, massages and beauty services. The 24 hour business centre provides technology helpdesk and audio-visual equipment. Reception is staffed 24 hours a day. The hotel offers a laundry service and currency exchange.
Dining: Meals are taken at individual tables.
Children: Children of all ages are welcome.
Health: We recommend malaria prophylactics for travel to India.
Communication: There is free Wi-Fi and wired internet access in public areas and the hotel has an internet point.
Delhi, Agra & the Taj Mahal, and Jaipur in one fascinating week.
"Shahpura House is an elegant town house, which is beautifully decorated, very colourful and full of character. The staff are very friendly and the rooms are spacious and peaceful. There is a small swimming pool and a roof terrace for relaxing in the evenings."