Jaipur Hotels :
The Raj Palace,
Raj Mahal Palace,
Hotel Holiday Inn,
One of the
earlier Thakurs of Bissau Shyam Singh was an outstanding if
somewhat unconventional ruler -An Englishman who visited his
court in 1808 had this to
"At his palace I saw four Shekhawat Chief's and
cousins - they were plain men, and seemed to be living in
great harmony. While some of the others bore strong marks of
the effect of opium especially noticeable in their eyes, one
of them Shyam Singh seemed remarkably mild and well mannered
but scarcely had I crossed the desert when I heard that Shyam
Singh had murdered the three others at a feast, stabbing the
first with his own hand". This story may or may not be
authentic but is quite typical of times and conditions
prevailing in that particular era.
Palace is an elegant traditional hotel built in 1919 and
recently renovated. Close to the walled city and overlooking
the Tiger fort the Bissau offers an oasis of calm, care,
comfort and respite from the 'heat and dust' of the city.
rooms are spacious and comfortable. A gracious hotel with
old-world charm and reputation for excellent cuisine and
service. An atmosphere pregnant with intrigue, excitement,
tragedy. Turreted ramparts enclosing a world of wealth.
credit, however, it must be maintained that Shyam Singh was at
his best a brilliant general and tactician who hired the
services of French mercenaries in his fight against the
British and the Jaipur State. Most of the armory displayed
here were a part of Shyam Singh's 'personal effects'.
dining room for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, serves Indian,
Continental and special recipes from Rajasthan
17 kms from the Jaipur
airport and 6 kms drive from the Jaipur Rly station.
ACCOMMODATION : 40
Rooms with attached baths, hot and cold water, telephone and
amenities include a coffee shop, swimming pool and recreation
in the form of lawn tennis and badminton. The Bissau Palace is
not just a hotel, its a way of life…quiet, beautiful,
Chandpole, Jaipur - 302016 (Rajasthan)