Built by Shri Thakur Saheb Pratap Singh Ji Diggi in 1860, the 19th century palace is not just home to ornate courtyards, darbars and expansive lush gardens, but also to the legendary Zee Jaipur Literature Festival. Initially, a segment of the Jaipur Heritage International Festival in 2006, the show broke away to create a free-standing festival of literature on its own in 2008. Dubbed as the ‘’greatest literary show on Earth’’, the event has been hosted at the Diggi Palace Hotel since 2006, and the festival directors are prominent writers, Namita Gokhale and William Dalrymple. The annual literary extravaganza has played host to much of the glitterati of the creative world. Past editions have seen names like Amitabh Bachchan, the late A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, Oprah Winfrey, Stephen Fry, the Dalai Lama, and more. All events at the festival are free and not ticketed.
Besides that here is what makes it the most wanted of all the rest :
The hotel offers some of the best conferencing and banqueting facilities.
The property welcomes its guests with its lush gardens and centre fountain.
Located just 4 kms from the Jaipur Railway Station and 12 kms from the Jaipur International Airport, the Diggi Palace is within close proximity to attractions like the historic Hawa Mahal, City Palace and the Nahargarh Fort.
The hotel opens up into a courtyard that’s surrounded by ‘darbars’, fresco painted ‘deodis’ (doorways) and ‘havelis
The hotel is surrounded by 19 acres of landscaped gardens owned by the Thakurs of Diggi.
The essence of this 19th century palace calls out for people from all over the world to witness the greatest free literary festival on earth.