Wedding Planners Jaipur

Wedding at In Diggi Palace

Hotel Diggi Palace is an oasis in the heart of Rajasthan's famous Pink City of Jaipur. Surrounded by acres of beautifully manicured gardens, this converted haveli built in the 1860s is a haven of peace and tranquility located 5 minutes from the bustling Old Walled City of Jaipur.

 

Owned by the Thakurs of Diggi who occupy the main house to this date, Diggi Palace offers visitors a unique taste of Royal Rajasthani Hospitality combined with  facilities which include a Swimming Pool, a Multi-Cuisine Restaurant, Royal Gala Dinners, Internet Access, Money Exchange, an In-House Travel Agency, a Gym, Ayurvedic Massage, Excursions, Jeep / Camel Safaris, Horse-Riding & Yoga. Its 60 rooms, each with its own unique character, range

from cottages facing the lawns to luxurious AC doubles with en suite bathrooms set around courtyards & gardens.

The entire history of the family of Diggi has been written in a major historical book called "The History of The House of Diggi" by Professor K. R. Qanungo. The Diggi Family traces their history back to 1524 AD, with the birth of Khangarji, who grew up to have a brilliant political career during the reign of Emperor Akbar. Khangarji was the founder of the virile sect of the Khangarwat Rajputs, men known to be fiery and impetuous, but also endowed with great political acumen and patriotism. The Diggi branch of the Khangarwats traces its descent through Bhakarsinghji, eighth son of Raja Khangarji.

The elegant Diggi haveli came into being when Maharajah Sawai Jai Singhji II of Jaipur,moved from the old city of Amber to his newly-built capital, Jaipur, in 1727. He invited his nobles to establish their homes in and around the fabled Pink City, so that they mightalways be within reach of the court. Each ensuing Thakur Sahib added something to the haveli, down the generations. In 1991

Thakur Ram Pratap Singh Diggi and his wife, Thakurani Jyotika Kumari Diggi, along with their nephew Shakti Singh and his wife, Kaushika Kumari, converted part of their family home and gardens into a peaceful friendly hotel, never realising what an immense success this small project was to become.

The story of Hotel Diggi Palace actually begins with a hot air balloon. In the late '80s a dear friend from England decided to bring over a hot air balloon, with the idea of flying tourists over Rajasthan. It was decided that the garden area would be the probable take-off site and an existing unused room in the garden (now no.501) and one in the courtyard (no. 108) would be done up for the pilots.

The balloon, burners, the basket and a new jeep would be housed in a hangar built on the old dhobighat (once the laundry area for the house). It was done. Everything fell into place perfectly - except the balloon! It never took off.