Legend and mystery arise from the walls of ancient Jaipur, telling the tales of bygone heroes, colorful culture, and adventurous safari. Rajasthan is the largest state in India and its state capital is Jaipur, a city that features an array of things to do as well as some of the most luxurious accommodations in all of India.

Once ruled by the richest family in India, Jaipur’s orderly street grid and opulent palaces stand out as one of the best examples of India’s glorious past. Hawa Mahal, the palace of the winds, is a fine example of the high priority of craftsmanship and stature that influenced the city’s blended Mughal and Rajasthani architecture.

Jaipur is full of palaces and forts, each dazzling in its own right. Perhaps one of the city’s strangest and most unique sites, however, is the Monkey Temple, a peaceful Hindi temple nestled between two granite cliffs. The ascent is challenging and the grounds are not well maintained, but every evening one of the temple’s sacred pools is taken over by monkeys, creating some of the most unique juxtapositions of India’s cultural and ecological heritage.

Rajasthan is near the Thar Desert along its northwestern border and also bears witness to the end of the Ghaggar River near the archaeological ruins at Kalibanga, the oldest site discovered in the subcontinent.

Also in this region lies the world’s oldest mountain ranges, the Aravalli Range, and the nearby world-famous Dilwara Temples, a sacred pilgrimage for Jains. Eastern Rajasthan, on the other hand, is known for its two national tiger reserves, Ranthambore and Sariska, as well as Keoladeo National Park, famous for its bird life.

This royal region is ideally suited for Ker & Downey, experts in experiential luxury. You’ll feel the glamour and exclusivity of the maharaja as Ker & Downey attends to every desire, and ensures that your experience matches the grandeur of the destination.