If living at the Taj Mahal has always been your dream, this might be the closest you’ll ever get. The City Palace of Jaipur, home of Jaipur’s royal family, will soon be available to book on Airbnb. Starting on November 23, the palace’s Gudliya Suite will be available for guests to rent, making Sawai Padmanabh Singh the first-ever monarch to host an Airbnb.
Built in 1727, the palace is indeed fit for royals with ornate chambers, spacious reception halls, crystal chandeliers, intricate carvings, and gilded decorations. The suite itself, which is located in one of the palace’s private sections, includes a lounge, kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, and private indoor swimming pool.
Guests will be pampered by a private butler and guide, who will also arrange city experiences in UNESCO World Heritage Jaipur, such as shopping tours, walks through local museums, and other activities. Expect to enjoy your meals on the palace terrace with views of the Aravalli hills and tea alongside the resident palace peacocks in the garden.
The Gudliya Suite will be available at a special rate of $1,000 per night through the end of 2019. On January 1, 2020, the price will return to the original $8,000 per night. Proceeds from all bookings will be donated to the Princess Diya Kumari Foundation, a nonprofit that supports rural women and artisans in the state of Rajasthan.