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Top 6 Luxury Hotels of Rajasthan
Rajasthan is famous for its magical culture and historical places for travelers, but this state also embraces many luxury hotels. So read more to find the best luxury hotels of Rajasthan, India.
By: Rajasthan Tourism
We have attempted to provide a detailed information about the enlisted hotels. Please note that the tariffs are for single adult's accommodation for one night unless mentioned otherwise.
1. Sher Bagh, Rajasthan
Special features: Sher Bagh is surrounded by forests. The rooms are built in the shape of tents, each with their own little verandah. Each one is arranged in a semi-circle around a garden and tented pavilion, in keeping with their surroundings.
The spacious main lodge has a sitting area and a library-bar on the upper level. Tariffs: Rs 28,750 onwards for both single and double occupancy for luxury tents.
2. Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur
Special features: This palatial hotel has the Aravalli Mountains and city palaces as the backdrop. Each one of the rooms holds a story.
Most compelling is The Chandra Prakash Suite, meaning Lustre of the Moon. The hotel interior is marked with decorative gilt mouldings, sculpted marble columns and fine fretwork screens.
The Maharaja held court in this room in the 1930s. The guests here can indulge in royal Mewar fare at the Lily Pond, where courtesans once welcomed royalty into the folds of the palace. They can sail into a purple sunset on a 150-year old ceremonial barge complete with candlelight and resplendently dressed oarsmen. A heritage walk with a royal escort armed with caviar, pate and a bottle of bubbly is another attraction.
Tariffs: Rs 29,000 onwards.
3. Devi Ratn, Jaipur, Rajasthan
Special features: Devi Ratn borrows its name from 'Nav Ratn'; nine pure gemstones that are said to focus the cosmic energy of an associated celestial body, ruled by a deity.
The lustrous gem-craft of Jaipur is reflected in the materials used and the intricate quality of detail in public and private spaces.
The sculptural astronomical devices of Jantar Mantar, made in the early eighteenth century, were the starting point for the architects for an interpretation of modern Rajasthan.
Domes and arches rise out on the horizon, towering structures in red sandstone filter the light of the sun creating patterns on the ground as you approach this inspired destination. Tariffs: Rs 18,600 to Rs 27,000. http://www.myrajasthanholidays.com/
4. Aman-i-Khas, Ranthambhore, Rajasthan
A wilderness camp of 10 tents set on the edge of Rajasthan's Ranthambore National Park, Aman-i-Khas combines aman, the Sanskrit word for 'peace', with khas, meaning 'special' in Hindi and Urdu.
Surrounded by the Aravalli Hills, the camp provides access to the wildlife of Ranthambore National Park which measures a total of 1,334 square kilometres.
Guests of Aman-i-Khas can also explore the region's ancient forts and colourful rural villages nearby. Aman-i-Khas is set up for only seven months of the year and is packed away in the hot summer.
When set up, the camp blends in unobtrusively with the native vegetation of tall grasses, scrub and trees. Visitors are encouraged to join a guided nature walk through the low hills.
Guided nature walks from the camp led by a naturalist are also available, as is an excursion with a naturalist by SUV to the Banas Riverbed to spot water fowl and wading birds.
The camp's step-well, or bawadi, is a series of squared, concentric steps that converge deeper into the pool. Lined with natural sandstone, the facility blends in with the camp and the surrounding topography, and provides refreshing post-safari dips. In the evenings, one can sit on the deck of one's tent or join other camp visitors around the communal fireplace. Tariffs: Rs 48,000 onwards.
5. Rambagh Palace, Jaipur
Special features: Rambagh Palace began its life as a guest house for Rajasthan's royals. Rather than design-hotel surprises, the Rambagh Palace aims for an old-world aristocratic fantasy.
Rambagh was initially, a modest four-room pavilion built for Kesar Badaran, chief lady-in-waiting to Maharani Chandrawatji, in 1835. Later, in 1887, a need for a guest-house cum hunting lodge arose. And Kesar Badaran ka Bagh naturally lent itself to such a transition.
Rambagh Palace however, only achieved the status of a palace when Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II returned to his childhood home in 1925. Rambagh Palace, a 47-acres beauty, was finally converted into a hotel in 1957.
The management was then entrusted to The Taj Group in 1972. Many of the basic rooms have been renovated. Suites are adorned with antique style to match the palace's public spaces.
Luxurious view of the gardens adds to the hotel's beauty. Tariffs: Rs 41,750 (double occupancy) to Rs 660,000 for the presidential suite.
6. Devi Garh, Udaipur
Devi Garh or Devi resorts as it is also called, is surrounded by lush green fields and mountains on three sides, overlooks the village of Delwara, and is close to the temples of Eklingji and Nagda.
The fort palace offers a variety of suits. The well spread out palace has been resurrected and now the garden, palace, terrace and the pool add to the resort's beauty.
The palace hotel only has suites with the Devigarh Suite having a private Jacuzzi and a semi private swimming pool. All the palace suites have either balconies or bay windows, which overlook the lush green fields and the mountains which surround Devi Garh.
Each suite is accessible through a traditional angan (courtyard) with contemporary design. Each suite is decorated with semi-precious stones.
Tariffs: Rs 18,000 onwards http://www.myrajasthanholidays.com/
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