The 300-year-old City Palace of Jaipur has become the first royal property to be listed on Airnb, the largest market place for travellers in the world.
The palce has opened a room for the travellers at a cost of $7983 per night, so that one can stay like a royal at least for a day.
The palace was built in 1727 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the royal founder of the city of Jaipur. The palace has hosted celebrities like Princess Diana, Oprah Winfrey, Bill Clinton and Jackie Kennedy in the past.
Beginning November 23, the private quarters of the palace, previously open only to royals and their special guests, will be open to Airbnb users.
The luxurious Gudliya Suite includes the usual trappings — lounge, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom — as well as a private, indoor swimming pool and personal butler.
“I am thrilled that my family and I are partnering with Airbnb to bring the splendor of Rajasthan to life for travellers from around the world,” Maharaja Padmanabh Singh shared in a statement.
The guests will be taken in by a chauffeured car and transported to the City Palace where they will be met by a private butler to usher them in. The listing offers an intimate look into the heritage and traditions of the royal family and the city of Jaipur. A member of the palace staff will guide guests on a tour of the sprawling complex’s architecture, art and décor.
The structure, a beautiful blend of Mughal and Rajasthani architecture, possess palace buildings from multiple eras, some dating back to the 19th century.
The one-bedroom suite hosts its own kitchen, lounge, and bathroom as well as a private indoor swimming pool.