The incomparable, intoxicating and inimitable country of India is known the world
over for its rich cultural heritage. The land of the saintly sages and the royal
rulers boasts of colorful customs and timeless traditions. The people carry on with
the legacy of their own lands and the beautiful built buildings act as the evidence
of the elegant architecture we have inherited. Amongst the many treasures of the
yester years we have the abode of the nobles, the forts and palaces.
Heritage Tour of Rajasthan
Rajasthan the Land of Kings is steeped in romantic history, chivalry and valor.
Formerly known as Rajputana, it boasts of some of the finest fortress palaces,
built with sandstone quarried from the Land itself. With its turbaned men and richly
jeweled women, its crystal lake and island Palaces, its quaint havelies and villages,
fairs and festivals, Rajasthan constantly beckons.
In order to catch a glimpse of the bygone era follow the royal trail. The ravishing
state of Rajasthan is home to much more than the heritage hotels. The forts and
palaces are abundant in this colorful land. A journey through the desert land will
leave you mesmerized with the astonishing heritage revealed in its forts and palaces.
The desert state of Rajasthan is a land steeped in history, romance and irony: a
tiny drop of rain transforms a tree from listless to lush; the architectural colours
contrast with nature to mesmerizing effect. The Rajputs were prolific builders and
the Aravali terrain bares testimony to some of the most magnificent forts and palaces
in the world, holding a history of fortune and tragedy within its harsh Thar Desert.
It is a fascinating history; colourful and romantic, and the unravelling of its
legacy is one of the quests of the exploring luxe-trotter's cultural grails. Today,
when visiting this land of honey, the hotel-palace is one of the highlights and
cultural fascinations of your visit. Jaipur, nicknamed the Pink City because of
its rose tinted hues, from the walls of its enormous palaces, to the houses nestled
pell-mell up the hills, is inspiriting.
Luxury Hotels of Rajasthan
Tourist always comes in rajasthan and stay at royal rajasthan hotels, because the
designed rajasthan hotel is like the royal home. The some of the Rajput king homes
and havelies convert into the Grand heritage hotels, so there the tourists just
imagine as a king or Queen. Various Rajasthan palaces are also converted in hotels.
All the Rajasthan palaces hotels have ample facilities and follow latest hospitality
and elegant trends. These rajasthan hotels provide excellent facilities to make
the travelers visit a unique, refreshing tour of his life. All these things are
chosen after thorough the life as a king a queen to get the most stunning traveling
experience to the traveler in life. The rajasthan hotels are the main tourist attraction
- Rambagh Palace, Jaipur
It has a surfeit of glorious palaces and one that stands out as the most spectacular
is the Taj's Rambagh Palace. For nearly two centuries, the Rambagh Palace has been
home to generations of Royals. In 1925 the palace was converted into the residence
of the Maharaja of Jaipur, which subsequently became known as the 'Jewel of Jaipur'
when it became a luxury hotel in 1957. In 1972 Taj Hotel Resorts and Palaces took
over the reins and it now shines as the brightest jewel in Jaipur's sparkling crown.
The Palace has 85 rooms, including suites which were chambers of the former Maharaja,
now restored to their colorful past with rich silk drapes, period art and chunky
wooden furniture. The facilities here are lavish and offer regal-style service from
banqueting to all-night partying. It is here that you will hear the echoes of the
Rajputana era, see the beauty of the lush exquisitely maintained gardens and stay
as guests in authentic Raj inspired style. High tea on one of the many terraces,
overlooking the manicured gardens and palace surrounds, is a memory each guest can
cherish for a lifetime.
From the beautifully manicured lawns and gurgling fountains that usher you through
the palace gates, right through to the outsized chandelier that leads your eye up
and up to the impossibly high entrance ceiling inside, the silk-covered sofas, subtle
seating alcoves and unhurried ambience confirm that this is a true, Victorian-era
royal residence, not a computer-generated fantasy of classic hotel design.
Located at the far end of the hotel, close by the green and white striped 'Polo
Bar' that bears ample silverware evidence of the family's passion for the game.
The king-sized sitting room with bar area and large dining table leads to full-sized
French doors and a generous veranda; offering an undisturbed view of Wimbledon-green
lawn, lily pond and swans, as well as an intoxicating scent of jasmine.
The luxuriously-appointed sleeping chamber - bedroom being far too prosaic a word
for this gem - boasts an inviting pair of his and hers double beds with large matching
ottomans and capacious bedside cabinets. By day, the beds are festooned with harem-style,
embroidered cushions, but by night, unseen hands have primped and plumped to reveal
the softest mattresses and pillows beneath.
The 'khansamas' or royal cooks keep their best recipes a secret, they serve a delightful
Punjabi lunchtime speciality - sweet water fish, cooked in a tandoor - It's a delicious
wake-up dish of lamb with chillies, served with lentils and corn bread, but its
intensely pungent and exotic spices have the surprising effect of cooling down,
rather than firing, already overheated Western systems.
- The Lake Palace, Udaipur
More than 250 years ago, an Indian playboy prince of the royal Mewar dynasty - whose
blue blood lineage was traceable back to the Sun God - scandalised his parents by
taking moonlight picnics with young women within earshot of members of the court.
He responded by commissioning construction, in 1746, of his own unique hideaway,
whose true purpose was kept a secret. Dubbed the 'Pleasure Palace' by his architects,
it was placed on an island in the middle of a lake - far away from prying eyes -
and little known to his parents, the partying continued.
That royal prince was Maharana Jagat Singhji II of Udaipur in North West India,
whose family also boasted a Monsoon Palace high up on the nearby Aravalli mountains,
a magnificent City Palace for use in winter, as well as an official Summer Palace
residence for use when the Mewar clan needed a private retreat.
In the decades that followed its inauguration, the Pleasure Palace on Lake Pichola
eventually became the top recreational centre for other members of the Maharana's
family; many of whom ordered numerous additions and embellishments to the original
By the early 20th century, the place had fallen out of favour with the royals though
and following a period of disuse, it was eventually converted into a grand museum
of Udaipur life. It wasn't until the early 1960's that an entrepreneurial Indian
prince of the time saw its potential as a backdrop to fine dining and entertaining
and by 1963 it had become a fully-fledged commercial hotel.
Today, the Taj Lake Palace is a jewel in the crown of the Taj Hotels, Resorts and
Palaces portfolio. Approachable only by boat - an antique royal barge leads the
flotilla, but there are also numerous speedboats and gondolas - this exquisite white
marble palace appears to float gently on the waters of Lake Pichola even if in reality
it is solid as a rock.
Outside, the painstaking renovation of original courtyards, pavilions, ponds, gardens
and fountains create an intriguing maze of open and more sheltered spaces for outdoor
contemplation, while inside, each room and suite has its own unique ambience and
Endorsing the International Standards with its thoughtful provisions S.K.Soni Hospital
boasts of lush patient friendly interiors comprising a capsule lift, fountain and
a hanging staircase complemented by utility general services in an air conditioned
environment. Rajashans first ISO 9001 certified multispeciality corporate hospital
equipped with all life saving equipments. Spacious general wards along with semi
deluxe, deluxe and super deluxe suites.
- Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur
At 30 acres in total, everything at the Udaivilas resort is on a grand scale. From
the Oberoi Spa by Banyan Tree - which occupies two entire floors and offers more
than 30 different holistic treatments such as ayurveda and aromatherapy - to the
Candle Room; a miniature glass palace or 'Sheesh Mahal' constructed of 175,000 separate
mirror pieces, Udailvilas and its hospitality are simply breathtaking.
From the numerous gold-leafed, silvered chandeliers, murals and frescoes inside
the building to the half-hidden courtyards, walkways, sculptures and gently rippling
fountains that lead guests to the exquisitely-maintained gardens, the hotel is a
palace in grand classic style built to exacting 21st century standards.
Designed in white marble, but with vast, hand-made rugs to soothe, the large sitting
room hung with exquisite Indian art and murals has both dining table and chaise
longue; the latter enticingly festooned with gold, silk cushions.
Next door, the enormous bed, framed in darkest mahogany and flanked by a pair of
giant lamps, is raised just far enough off the floor to give it the flavour of a
full-blown four-poster and its softness promises the most relaxing of nights.
- The Laxmi Niwas Palace, Bikaner
The Laxmi Niwas Palace is a magnificent red sandstone edifice designed by Sir Swinton
Jacob in the Anglo-Scenic style. This stately great & grand building is built around
a central courtyard and is intricately carved from the skirting upto the highest
The residential rooms were designed keeping in mind the fact that they would be
used by the royal family itself or by the personal guests of the Maharaja as only
guests of equal status to the Maharaja would be invited to spend the night in the
Palace. Most of the rooms are decorated lavishly using gold wall paintings and have
painted or carved wood ceilings.
- Hotel Taj Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur
Perched high above the desert capital of Jodhpur, Umaid Bhawan Palace is the last
of the great palaces of India and one of the largest residences in the world set
amidst 26 acres of lush gardens.Guests can savour the grandeur of one of the worlds
most spectacular palace hotels with a choice of 64 luxurious rooms and suites.
Guests step into a royal world and lifestyle equipped with luxurious amenities.
Each room and suite showcases the Art Deco style with a distinct ambience. Enjoy
the sumptuous buffet laid out daily for lunch and dinner at the Marwar Hall, with
a wide choice of Indian, Continental and Rajasthani specialties.
And as twilight falls and peacocks stalk across the back lawns it is time for a
drink at the Trophy bar. The lovely colonnaded verandah, The Pillars is a perfect
setting for a leisurely drink and snacks, to enjoy the wintry sun during the day
or watch it set at dusk. ...more on
Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur
- Hotel Taj Jai Mahal Palace, Jaipur
Set amidst 18 acres of beautifully landscaped Moghul gardens, this incomparable
Palace dates back to 1745 A.D. A masterpiece in the Indo Saracenic style of architecture,
it blends spotlight-grabbing opulence with tantalizing comforts that transport guests
to a world of Rajasthan magnificence. It is located downtown, close to the main
shopping center and historical monuments
Rooms with Colonial style furniture, miniature paintings, gold-hued silks, sheet
curtains and stylish bathrooms offer contemporary comfort with a regal touch.
Dining options at the hotel Jai Mahal Palace Jaipur include Gulab Mahal, Hawa Mahal
and Rang Mahal. Gulab Mahal is the multi cuisine restaurant at the hotel that serves
Indian, Chinese and Continental cuisine. Hawa Mahal is the open air lounge at the
hotel Jai Mahal Palace Jaipur that serves tea, coffee and light snacks. Rang Mahal
is the exotic bar at the hotel Jai Mahal Palace Jaipur.
- Hotel Raj Palace, Jaipur
Acknowledged as The world's best heritage hotel the "Raj Palace is a Grand heritage
hotel. Among the India Hotels and Jaipur hotels The Raj Palace is recognised for
its unique product as it is one of the only Places lived by the Maharajah that has
been restored to its original glory and charm.
The Raj Palace also known as boutique hotel with all suites and beautiful multicusine
restaurant which has one of the biggest crystal chandelier of India and a beautiful
antique crockery museum which has a collection of around 200 years old antique crockery
used by royals, kings and queens, Including The Maharaja of Jaipur and The Maharani
Raj Palace offers world class facilities and services, in order to make your holidays
even more adventurous and luxurious by offering facilities of a Spa, Ayurvedic Massages,
Kerela Massages, Beauty and Herbal Treatments to rejuvenate your mind, body and
- Hotel Shiv Niwas, Udaipur
A crescent adorning the southern end of the Palace complex, the Shiv Niwas Palace
Hotel Udaipur was originally Maharana Fateh Singhji's residence. The rooms around
this awe-inspiring courtyard were used as a place for entertaining personal guests.
Elegantly appointed suites with private terraces, choice Indian and continental
fare, a friendly pool-deck, a treasure-trove of souveniers and precious gems, a
Scottish Band, this former royal guest house has all this and more to make your
visit to Shiv Niwas Palace Hotel Udaipur memorable.
Efficient management and royal hospitality has earn it world wide fame and attraction.
Situated on the edge of tranquil Lake Pichola, at Shiv Niwas Palace, one could experience
the regality of Mewar and calm & soothing surrounding. Suites at Shiv Niwas Palace
have no comparison in world.
- Hotel Laxmi Vilas Palace, Udaipur
In keeping with grand groups long standing commitment to provide its guests nothing
short of the very best, Hotel Grand Laxmi Vilas Palace indeed gifts its visitors
with an experience in excellence. Located beside the serene stretch of the Fateh
Sagar Lake, Hotel Grand Laxmi Vilas Palace commands lovely views of the Aravali
hills and the Sajjangarh Palace. A stay here is sure to remain etched in your memories
All the rooms of Hotel Grand Laxmi Vilas Palace effortlessly blend the charms of
the by gone era with the comforts of the modern. Elegantly decorated with royal
furnishings, they are replete with the following in-room facilities.
Padmini Restaurant right from authentic Rajasthani cuisine to the flavors of China
to a host of other exotic preparations from different parts of the world there is
something to suit the taste buds of all guests
Sur Sagar An impressive variety of cocktails and mocktails is housed in this bar
that also serves mouth watering snacks.
Luxury Trains of Rajasthan
To explore this mysterious country, vacationers find luxury trains the best option
as a convenient and suitable mode of transport. These trains provide world class
comforts on the wheels while covering a number of excellent travel destinations
in the shortest possible time span. These luxury trains serve you with personal
attendants, libraries, recreational facilities and unexplored and delightful stop-overs.
Some Luxury Train of Rajasthan have been listed here
- Palace on Wheels
The luxurious and lavishly decorated trains that run through the rustic land of
Rajasthan take you to relive the grandeur of erstwhile Rajput era while living like
a true King. The exploration of majestic forts and palaces of Rajasthan on world
famous Palace on Wheels will surely give you an unforgettable experience....more
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- Fairy Queen Train
The Fairy Queen train relives the history, culture and heritage of the places, which
fall in its way. The Fairy Queen with the privileged ones abroad starts from Delhi
and reaches the picturesque town of Alwar in Rajasthan the same day, from where
the guests are taken to Sariska Tiger Reserve for an overnight stay.
The 50 select guests will certainly go back with fond memories of a once in a lifetime
experience. Enjoy the enchanting Rajasthan on the oldest working broad gauge steam
locomotive in the world. The train will stop at every major destination and the
ambience of it will provide you an excellent opportunity to feel like a maharaja
as you travel through the royal land.
- Royal Orient Train
The Royal Orient is regarded as one of the world's most lavish and luxurious trains
The blue color train has 13 coaches in all, well maintained with all modern facilities
comparable to best of 5 star hotels. All the 13 coaches represent the cultural legacy
of the region it covers on its way. A restaurant car is attached with the train
to provide you Indian, continental, Chinese as well as Rajasthani and Gujarati cuisine.
A tour on the Royal Orient takes you to two most colorful and culturally rich states
of India, Rajasthan and Gujarat. On its way the train covers some of the most exotic
and lustrous destinations comprising of serene lakes, ancient temples, beautiful
sea resorts and it also provides you an opportunity to closely monitor the rich
wildlife of Rajasthan and Gujarat.
The destinations covered by the train include Delhi, Chittorgarh , Udaipur , Junagarh,Veraval,
Somnath , Sasan Gir National Park, Ahmedpur , Mandvi , Palitana, Sarkhej, Ahmedabad
and Jaipur .