It is almost time to start planning your trip to the Pink City for the literary event of the season - the Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF). Scheduled to be hosted from January 19 - 23, 2023 at Clarks Amer, Jaipur, JLF will bring together world-renowned authors, historians, thinkers, and journalists. Here is a list of hotels to stay at if you visit Jaipur for the festival.
28 Kothi, Civil Lines
This quaint boutique guest house is located in the heart of the city. The hidden gem is designed by Jaipur-based Lebanese designer Nur Kaoukji and is a mix of modern and vintage. They also offer a farm fresh menu and a spa by Pahadi Local.
Address: 28 Kothi, House no. 28, Shivaji Nagar, Civil Lines, Jaipur
Moustache Jaipur, MI Road
Staying at a backpacker’s hostel is a great way to meet other travellers and make new friends. Moustache Jaipur is a property with a rooftop pool, common room with board games and music, as well as a cafe. Choose from staying in private rooms (with a bathtub) or shared dorm-style accommodation.
Address: 7 Park House Scheme, MI Road, Jaipur
Diggi Palace, Shivaji Marg
This iconic property used to be the venue for JLF for many years (the festival is now at Hotel Clarks Amer, Jaipur). The heritage property was built in 1860 by Shri Thakur Saheb Pratap Singh Ji Diggi. With heritage rooms as well as suites, Diggi Palace also offers curated experiences in and around the city.
Address: Shivaji Marg, C-Scheme, Jaipur
Shahpura House, Jaipur, Devi Marg
This hotel was the home of the Shahpura Royal Family in the early 19th century, so you are sure to have a royal experience here. The architecture is a mix of Mughal and ancient Indian. Stay in any of their 65 haveli-style rooms or suites and dine at their fine dine restaurants.
Address: D-257, Devi Marg, Bani Park, Jaipur
Hotel Royal Orchid, Tonk Road
This hotel has the advantage of being located just ten minutes away from the festival venue, as well as being 2.5 km from the airport. They offer rooms with private plunge pools as well as more budget-friendly options. With three restaurants, you will have plenty to choose from when it comes to dining.
Address: Near, Durgapura Flyover, Tonk Rd, Durgapura, Jaipur
Naila Bagh Palace, Adarsh Nagar
Originally built in 1870, this heritage property is located in the centre of town. The hotel has an old-timey vibe that will remind you of the havelis of bygone days. Naila Bagh also offers amenities such as a swimming pool and a billiards room.
Address: Moti Doongri Road, Gangawal Park, Adarsh Nagar, Jaipur
The Lalit Jaipur, Malviya Nagar
Located very close to the JLF venue, The Lalit Jaipur is a 5-star luxury property. There are 231 rooms and suites, and private dining restaurants - Jharokha, Baluchi, and Alfresco. The Lalit also has an outdoor pool and Rejuve The Spa.
Address: Jawahar Circle 2B & 2C, Jagatpura Rd, near Jagatpura Road, Malviya Nagar, Jaipur
Clarks Amer, Jaipur, Jawahar Lal Nehru Marg
If you are heading to the city just for the festival, the most convenient option is to stay at the venue itself (provided you get a room, and it isn't sold out!) The hotel is located very close to the airport as well. With several restaurants and a swimming pool, you won't have to venture out for anything.
Address: Jawahar Lal Nehru Marg, near Jaipur Airport, Lal Bahadur Nagar, Chandrakala Colony, Mata Colony, Jaipur