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Top10 Hotels in JAIPUR


A heady mix of the old and the new, Rajasthan’s flamboyant capital, Jaipur, caters to every kind of

traveller—from young couples to multi-generation­al families—with its

exquisite collection of hotels and resorts. By SUSHMITA SRIVASTAV

The Oberoi Rajvilas

Raj Mahal serves Indian fare in a magical outdoor setting.

Ranked among top hotels in the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2018 list, The Oberoi Rajvilas is considered the epitome of Indian hospitalit­y. It features premier rooms, luxury tents, and villas with private pools in a fortlike setting. The dining destinatio­ns are equally unique—while ornate chandelier­s welcome guests at Surya Mahal; Raj Mahal charms visitors with its al fresco setting; and the Rajwada Library Bar is the place to enjoy your nightcap. Bespoke experience­s, such as a cooking session with the chef, a morning walk followed by a scrumptiou­s breakfast in the Herb Garden, and a wine tasting session, make the stay memorable. The Oberoi Spa offers a mix of Ayurvedic and western therapies. Starts from `28,500/US$408, oberoihote­

Taj Rambagh Palace

Enjoy uninterrup­ted views of the Aravallis from each room.

This 1835-built palace was first a home of the Queen’s favourite handmaiden. Then, it was turned into a royal guesthouse, and later into the opulent residence of Jaipur royalty, Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II and his wife, Maharani Gayatri Devi. Today, the Taj Rambagh Palace stands tall amongst Rajasthan’s choicest luxury hotels. With its manicured gardens, sprawling courtyards, and cenotaphs, the palace has managed to retain its splendour through the years. With Birla Mandir and Albert Hall Museum close by, it features 78 rooms and suites that are works of art—think four-poster beds, walk-in wardrobes, textured drapes, crystal chandelier­s, and windows opening to the views of the Aravalli hills. Experience Rajasthani hospitalit­y at Suvarna Mahal, the 18th-century dining room, and relish an authentic Indian feast. Or, ask the hotel concierge for a private dinner under the stars in the palace gardens. Starts from `25,700/US$368,

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