TRAVEL & LIFESTYLE

 5 Most luxurious Place to Stay in Rajasthan

Deepanshi Ahuja, Travel Writer, India

17 January 2018

1. The Oberoi Vanyavilas

If  you want to savor a true luxury jungle experience, then the Oberoi Vanyavilas resort is the place to be at. This award-winning resort is located near the world renowned Ranthambore Tiger Reserve that allows you to relish the natural views of the beautiful species of wildlife at their natural habitat.

It is nestled in the lap of nature, enveloped by the quaint hills. The resort offers an excellent tented accommodation and is highly popular for providing high-end facilities to the guests. It boasts of wonderful surroundings along with the breathtaking architecture. A stay at the Vanyavilas resort will definitely provide you long-lasting cherished memories.

The Vanyavilas resort consists of the luxury air-conditioned tents that are loaded with all the modern world-class facilities an individual can think of. The interiors of the tents are amazingly decorated and have the teak wood floors. Each tents have the king sixe four-poster beds, private gardens, roll top baths, 24-hour room service, separate showers, personal bar, satellite television, LCD TV, coffee/tea maker, electronic safe, wired and wireless broadband. There is also a private deck where you can enjoy sun bathing and outdoor dining. With every aspect of luxury facilities available, a stay in this resort is largely suited to those people who would love to unravel the tiger sanctuary while relishing the top-notch service and amenities. The other first-class facilities available are:

  • Daily newspapers
  • Mini bar
  • Computer data port
  • Shaving mirror
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathtubs
  • Shaver adaptors
  • Slippers
  • Daily fresh fruit basket24-hour Internet access
  • Car rental
  • Luggage storeroom
  • Jungle safaris
  • Swimming Pool
  • Gymnasium
  • Concierge
  • Currency exchange
  • Dry cleaning
  • Elephant rides
  • Shoe shine
  • Pool table
  • Boutique
  • Conference room
  • Baby-sitting service
  • Medical service (on call)

With its deluxe services, the Oberoi Vanyavillas hotel simply offers a magnificent dining experience. The dining rooms are splendidly decorated. You can delight your taste buds with the delightful scrumptious menu that offers various kinds of cuisines such as Indian, Continental and Thai. There is also a poolside bar that serves the wonderful beverages and delectable snacks alongside the pool.

Website: https://www.oberoihotels.com/hotels-in-ranthambhore-vanyavilas-resort/

2. Umaid Bhawan Palace Jodhpur

Umaid Bhawan Palace, located at Jodhpur in Rajasthan, India, is one of the world’s largest private residences.

Named after Maharaja Umaid Singh, grandfather of the present owner Gaj Singh of the palace, this edifice has 347 rooms and serves as the principal residence of the erstwhile Jodhpur royal family.A part of the palace is managed by Taj Hotels. A part of the palace also houses a museum. Ground for the foundations of the building was broken on 18 November 1929 by Maharaja Umaid Singh and the construction work was completed in 1943. The Palace was built to provide employment to thousands of people during the time of famine. Recently, Umaid Bhawan Palace was awarded as the World’s best hotel at the Traveler’s Choice Award, which was organized by Trip Advisor. The Palace is divided into three functional parts – the residence of the royal family, a luxury Taj Palace Hotel, and a Museum focusing on the 20th century history of the Jodhpur Royal Family. The hotel wing of the palace is run by the Taj Group of Hotels and is called the ‘Taj Umaid Bhawan Palace Jodhpur. It has 64 guest rooms including the luxurious “Regal and Vice Regal Suites” and the fabulous “Maharaja” and “Maharani suites” with art deco style decorations, the latter is fitted with a bath tub carved from a single block of pink marble said to be the only one of its type in India. The Maharani suite also has parquet flooring and has a terrace which provides scenic views of the garden. The bed room has an attached kitchen and the furnishing here is in pink and peach color. The bed is also fitted with an art feature of a woman sitting on a lion. The Maharaja Suite has manly furnishings in leopard skin, and with black marble flooring and a curved mirrored dome. Both the rooms are decorated with murals. The banquet hall of the palace now forms the large restaurant.

Website: https://taj.tajhotels.com/en-in/umaid-bhawan-palace-jodhpur/?utm_source=Google&utm_campaign=Umaid-Bhawan-Palace-Jodhpur&utm_medium=Local

3.The Leela Palace Udaipur

Luxury awaits at The Leela Palace Udaipur with rooms that feature stunning views of the City Palace or Lake Pichola , situated within landscaped grounds. It has an exclusive spa and outdoor pool.

Decorated with warm shades of golds and reds, rooms feature local artwork and fine Indian carpets. They come with a flat-screen TV and iPod dock. Marble bathrooms have a bathtub and premium toiletries. Surrounded by loungers, the large outdoor pool has an attached hot tub. Alternatively, enjoy quiet moments at the peaceful Library Bar or take a day trip organized by the tour desk. Soft breezes and views of a starlit sky accompany fine Indian specialities at the Sheesh Mahal. For an international dining experience, guests can head to the Dining Room at The Leela Palace. Located in “the city of lakes”, Leela Palace Udaipur is within 4 km of the City Centre and City Palace Museum. It is 45-minute drive from Maharana Pratap Airport. This property also has one of the best-rated locations in Udaipur! Guests are happier about it compared to other properties in the area.

This property is also rated for the best value in Udaipur! Guests are getting more for their money when compared to other properties in this city.

Website: https://www.theleela.com/en_us/hotels-in-udaipur/the-leela-palace-hotel-udaipur/

4.  The Oberoi Udaivilas

Udaipur, in the heart of Rajasthan, is a city of majestic palaces and beautiful lakes. Here, adorning the banks of Lake Pichola and standing witness to the historic City Palace, The Oberoi Udaivilas captures all the romance and splendour of a royal era.

The grand setting combined with palatial architecture and a beautiful spa offers an experience created exclusively for those who know there is nothing like too much luxury. The hotel provides an enchanting boat ride across Lake Pichola. Shikaras, motorboats & a floating pavilion can be booked directly at the hotel. Daily yoga – Complimentary Yoga Sessions between 3 – 4 pm for all in-house guests. Soft instrumental music during dinner time. For its outstanding hospitality and ambience, The Oberoi Udaivilas has been ranked the best Hotel in Asia and 5th in the world by readers of Travel + Leisure, USA in 2011.
Spread over 50 acres, pavilions and domes feature at The Oberoi Udaivilas, which boasts grand architecture inspired by the palaces of Rajasthan. The property is built on 200-year old hunting grounds of the Maharana of Mewar. Located on the banks of Udaipur’s Lake Pichola, it has 3 restaurants, 2 heated outdoor pools and a luxurious spa. Free WiFi is available in the rooms of the property. Courtyards, fountains and gardens occupy the Oberoi Udaivilas Udaipur. Approximately 8 km from Udaipur Railway Station, the 5-star property is a 45-minute drive to Udaipur’s Maharana Pratap Airport. Spacious and modern, each room has a seating area by the window.

Artworks and rugs decorate the rooms, which are equipped with a flat-screen satellite TV, DVD player and electronic safe. They also include a minibar and marble bathroom with views. A variety of movies and audio CDs are available for guest to borrow. Practice yoga, learn a Rajasthani folk dance or attend a cooking lesson with the in house chef. A more relaxing option is a skikara (wooden boat) ride with wine and canapé. Udaimahal Restaurant specialises in traditional Indian food including Rajasthani and North Indian dishes. Order Western, Mediterranean and Thai food at Suryamahal or enjoy open-air dining with traditional music and dance evening performances at Chandni. 24-hour in-room dinning is also available.

This property also has one of the best-rated locations in Udaipur! Guests are happier about it compared to other properties in the area

Website: https://www.oberoihotels.com/hotels-in-udaipur-udaivilas-resort/

5. Rambagh Palace Hotel

Rambagh Palace Jaipur is one of the prominent heritage hotels in Jaipur, also popularly called as the Jewel of Jaipur. The hotel is easy to reach as it is located on the Bhawani Singh Road.

This hotel is one of the major attractions for the guests visiting Jaipur from far flung regions. Presenting manicured gardens and beautiful Indian architecture, the luxurious Rambagh Palace was the former residence of the Maharaja of Jaipur. Now a luxurious hotel, it features an indoor and outdoor pool, as well as full spa services. Spacious air-conditioned rooms are decorated with rich textures, elegant carpets and hand-painted wall motifs. A flat-screen TV, personal safe and minibar are included in all rooms. Modern bathrooms have a walk-in shower and separate bathtub. Known as the “Jewel of Jaipur”, Rambagh Palace is about 3.5 km from the City Palace, Hawa Mahal and Jantar Mantar. It is 11 km from Jaipur Airport. Free on-site parking is provided. Relaxing massage can be enjoyed at Jiva Grande Spa. Guests can also practise yoga with experienced gurus or exercise at the gym. The palace butlers can help guests arrange vintage horse-drawn carriage rides every evening. Breakfast and light meals are served at The Rajput Room while Verandah features traditional afternoon tea, champagne and pre-dinner cocktails. Other dining options include Indian cuisine at Suvarna Mahal, outdoor casual dining at Steam and drinks at Polo Bar. There are 79 plush rooms and suites, featuring the use of rich fabrics and silk drapes reflecting the colors of vibrant art and warm hues of Rajasthan. The rooms are categorized as Grand Presidential Suites (02), Grand Royal Suites (02), Royal Suites (05), Historical Suites (24), Palace Rooms (41) and Luxury Rooms (05). For a luxurious and a memorable stay at Rambagh Palace, the rooms and suites are equipped with various room services such as:

  • Round-the-clock room service
  • 24-hour supply of hot and cold running water with attached bath
  • In-house laundry and dry cleaning facility
  • Telephone (ISD/STD)
  • Color television with satellite channels

This property also has one of the best-rated locations in Jaipur! Guests are happier about it compared to other properties in the area.

Website: https://taj.tajhotels.com/en-in/taj-rambagh-palace-jaipur/?utm_source=Google&utm_campaign=Taj-Rambagh-Palace-Jaipur&utm_medium=Local