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Rajasthan Behind the Palace Walls

Peek Behind the Palace Walls
Rajasthan Behind the Palace Walls
Scroll through the slideshow for a peak behind the walls of Rajasthan's exquisite palaces.
By Sarah Purkrabek, AFAR Contributor
Photo by João Canziani
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    Peek Behind the Palace Walls
    Peek Behind the Palace Walls
    Tradition is alive and well in Rajasthan, where princely culture and royal roots run deep in palace-hotels such as the Suján Rajmahal Palace. Want to sleep here? Here's how to book your own palace hotel.
    Photo by João Canziani
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    The Maharajah Suite
    The Maharajah Suite
    At Suján Rajmahal Palace, two successive maharajahs chose this as their bedroom.
    Photo by João Canziani
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    Classic Style
    Classic Style
    Nothing at Ranvas Nagaur is done halfway, including the crisp, impeccable uniforms.
    Photo by João Canziani
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    Get Lost In the Past
    Get Lost In the Past
    A guide threads through the endless arches at City Palace in Jaipur.
    Photo by João Canziani
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    Timeless Tradition
    Timeless Tradition
    An arranged marriage begins in a riot of color as family and friends gather to celebrate the bride and groom near Ramathra Fort.
    Photo by João Canziani
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    Royal Relaxation
    Royal Relaxation
    The green-tiled bathroom at Raj Niwas Palace is equally elegant and classic.
    Photo by João Canziani
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    A Different World
    A Different World
    Red-, green-, and yellow-paned windows offer a view of the world outside the walls of Mehrangarh Fort.
    Photo by João Canziani
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    Everyday Life
    Everyday Life
    A woman sweeps an entrance of Amber Fort ourside of Jaipur.
    Photo by João Canziani