» History of the Palace

1500 - 1700
When Sikander Lodi was the king of Delhi in 1503 AD. Maharaja Prithviraj Singh Ji was the ruler of Amber, capital before Jaipur was built. One of his descendants in 1568 AD Thakur Manohardas Ji, the then Prime Minister of Amber was one of the greatest warriors in the Rajput history, ruling over the territories of Chaumoo, Samode and Mohanna. Thakur Sahib along with Maharaja Man Singh Ji of Jaipur gained victories in overall 22 battles including the battle of Kandhar in Afghanistan where he defeated the army bravely and snatched their flags to present to the King, in return Thakur Sahib got the original flag of Amber and a great fortune of wealth.

1700 - 1900
One of his descendants Thakur Mohan Singh Ji, ruler of Chaumoo and the then Prime Minister of Raj built the first haveli of Jaipur in 1727 known as “The Chaumoo Haveli”. The haveli is still being inhabited by his descendants and is today renamed after Thakur Raj Singh Ji, the last crowned Thakur Sahib of Chaumoo before the democratic India came into existence.

Ranjit Singhji succeeded Ratan Singhji in the year 1783 and his son Kishan Singhji came to the throne in 1799 thereafter him came Thakur Laxman Singhji in 1830 who did a lot for the state and adopted Gobind Singh ji from Ajeyrajpura to succeed him in the year 1863 as he did not have any male issue.

In 1889, Thakur Gobind Singhji received the title of “ Rao Bahadur” from the British Govt. Coln. Walter the AGG said that bestowing the title of Rao Bahadur was to express their appreciation of his excellent services and loyalty as member of council The resources of the state was largely developed under him and he was appointed member of council.

1900 - till now
Thakur Devi Singhji succeeded Gobindji who was 13 descendents. His eldest son Sangram Singhji was adapted to Samode and his second son Raj Singhji succeeded the Chaumoo state. He had left behind his daughter Shakuntala Kumari married to Rao Surendra Pal Singh ji chief of Umergarh State. Shakuntala Kumari has only two daughters Jayendra and Chetna Kumari.

“The Raj Palace is named after him which is now a beautiful heritage hotel in the heart of the Jaipur city”