The Oberoi Rajvilas
Set tastefully back from the bustling centre of Jaipur, this recreated Rajasthani fort is set in 13 acres of landscaped gardens and orchards. The plush public areas are all set in the main fort building, while the rooms are arranged in clusters around the decorous courtyard. There’s a colonial feel and the restaurant especially is highly recommended.
The hotel is 6 miles (10 km) from the Hindu temple Birla Mandir, and 8.5 miles (14 km) from the island palace of Jal Mahal.
Housed in freestanding groups, the sophisticated rooms, tents and villas with walled gardens feature flat-screen TVs, DVD players and tea and coffeemaking facilities. Tents add claw-foot tubs; some include living rooms. Villas have private pools.
There are 2 opulent restaurants, and there’s a bar with a marble fireplace. The spa, set in an 18th-century mansion, offers Ayurvedic treatments. There’s also an outdoor pool and a gym.
Jaipur, the capital of India’s Rajasthan state, evokes the royal family that once ruled the region and that, in 1727, founded what is now called the Old City, or “Pink City” for its trademark building color. At the center of its stately street grid (notable in India) stands the opulent, collonaded City Palace complex, which today houses several museum collections of textiles and art.
Ways you can help in Jaipur
Inside the peaceful, garden-like grounds in the south of Jaipur is a refuge for many animals, which works as a veterinary hospital treating all animals, and aims to re-home as many animals as possible. The veterinary team consists of five Indian veterinary surgeons, and one British vet. There are three main animal welfare projects: 1. […]