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Amazing Road Trips from Jaipur during Monsoon!

It’s never late to plan an amazing road trip! After all, you have worked for the first 3 days of the week and you got a midweek break on account of Independence day and Rakhshabandhan. Let’s embark on a long drive as there are a lot of places in and around Jaipur that shows how beautiful the surroundings of the city are when it rains.

 

1.     Bhangarh

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Hiking on a blissful and adventurous break at Bhangarh and discovers the secrets of the Haunted Ruins of Rajasthan along with heritage scenery is not a bad idea.

Bhangarh is situated in Alwar district of Rajasthan and is known to be India’s most haunted place. The remains of Bhangarh Fort are informative enough to take you on a mesmerizing journey, of the reminiscence from the past. It’s just not the place, but the route also gives whimsical experience especially during monsoon. Get down anywhere, take pictures but remember to come back before it gets dark as there is no place to stay there.

2.     Ramgarh

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If you love passing through numerous anicuts, waterfalls and lush green forest patches, filled with an abundance of natural beauty, Ramgarh is the place to go.

If you want to stay, here’s for you a rustic The Gateway Hotel Ramgarh Lodge which was originally the hunting lodge of the Maharaja of Jaipur. Far from the bustle of the city, it is still favoured by tourists those who want to relive the glorious kingly life that once was lived by Maharaja of Jaipur.

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3.     Chandlai Lake

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When you want to be a part of a picture-perfect scenic view, Chandlai lake is the best spot for you to pose in front of. The unsung beauty is a small lake, 30 km from the city, to experience the most peaceful picnic you need. No wonder you’ll get a bunch of beautiful pictures.

 

4.     Kukas

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Take a drive on a Delhi National Highway, towards Kukas. Away from the chaos, this place has many luxurious hotels like Fairmont, JW Marriott, Le Meridien, Jaibagh palace and lots more. The crisp enlivening Aravali air envelopes you as soon as you take off in your vehicle on this charming highway covered with verdant greens.

A perfect getaway where you can experience top-notch facilities and fine dining. You can either plan for a lunch with your family or plan a one night stay in any of these places. Sit back, relax, indulge in delicious food.

 

5.     Bundi

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Monsoon is the best time to see Bundi in Rajasthan in full glory as it comes alive with lush greenery and waterfalls. The Aravalis are prettier than ever when it rains and the journey becomes super exciting. The quaint little town is  36 km away from Kota is dotted with pretty lakes, waterfalls, nature trails during monsoon. The idyllic landscape will persuade you to stay back for a day or two.

One wouldn’t believe their eyes after witnessing the scenic view that Bundi has despite being part of dry Rajasthan!

 

6.     Pushkar

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Take a six-lane beautiful highway up to Ajmer and continue to Pushkar through the hilly serpentine road. The temple city of Pushkar raises the spirit of all during the monsoon time when its surroundings brims with lively mesosphere. Gorge on the world-famous Maalpuas of Pushkar or just feel the hippie vibes at one of the many cafes in the town.

Come back with a lot of memories!

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7 Yoga Poses for your go-to International Yoga Day Celebration

Yoga was originated in ancient India with a broad variety of yoga schools, practices and goals. The promotion of yoga has intensified since the establishment of the Ministry of AYUSH and June 21 was announced as International Yoga day.

International yoga day is tomorrow, if you’re thinking about perfecting your yoga poses, then you are at the right place. This blog is your escape for the perfect yoga poses along with the steps and benefits they entail.

 

VRIKSHASANA

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The pose is known as ‘tree pose’ and this asana is practised to balance the body. It is one of the standing poses in hatha yoga and very popular in modern yoga.

How to do:

  1. Stand erect and drop your arms to the side of your body.
  2. Slightly bend your right knee and place the right foot high up on your right thigh make sure that the sole is placed firm and flat on the root of the left thigh.
  3. Your left leg needs to be absolutely erect. Once you have assumed this position, breathe and try to find your balance.
  4. Now inhale and gently raise your arms over your head and bring them together in namaste mudra.
  5. Look straight at a distant object and hold your gaze, this will help you maintain balance.
  6. Gently bring your hands down from the side and release the right leg.
  7. Comeback to the starting position of standing tall and erect as you did at the beginning of the practice. Repeat this pose with the left leg.

BENEFIT:

  1. It strengthens the spine while improving both balance and poise.
  2. It tones the leg muscles.
  3. The knees become stronger.
  4. It relieves those suffering from sciatica and reduces flat feet.
  5. It makes you stable, flexible and enhances your concentration.

Contradictions:

  1. Avoid practising this asana if you suffer from insomnia or migraine.
  2. People with high blood pressure should not raise their arms above their head. They can go for namaste mudra by joining their hands with their palms together in front of the chest.

 

UTTHITA TRIKONASANA

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“UTTHITA” is a word derived from the Sanskrit language which means extended and “TRIKONASANA” it means triangle. Therefore, this pose is also called triangle pose and it is one of the poses from Ashtanga primary series.

How to do:

  1. Stand erect, feet together and hands up, your body with an exhalation lightly then jump with your feet 3-4 feet apart and raise your arms to the shoulder level with your palms facing the floor.
  2. Take out your right foot at 90 degrees and left foot slightly into 60 degrees. Make sure that both legs should be in one line.
  3. With exhalation rotate your torso to the right side and hold your right big toe from the right hand and stretch your left arm upwards and look towards your left palm and maintain the pose for 30 seconds to 1 minute or take 5 deep breathes.
  4. With inhalation come back to the initial position while your hands should remain at shoulder level.
  5. Now take your left foot out at 90 degree and right foot slightly in at 60 degrees, both legs should be in one line.
  6. Now with exhalation rotate torso to the left side and hold your left big toe with your left hand. Raise your right arm up and look upwards and look towards your right palm and stay there for 30 seconds to 1 minute or take 5 deep breathes.
  7. With inhalation come to the initial position keep your feet together and release your hands by the side of your body.

BENEFIT :

  1. This asana stretches and strengthens the thighs, knees and ankles.
  2. Stretches the hip, groins and calves and shoulders, chest and spine.
  3. Stimulates the abdominal organs.
  4. Helps to relieve the stress and improves digestion.

CONTRADICTIONS : 

  1. People suffering from diarrhea, headache and low blood pressure should avoid practising this asana.
  2. Also, people who are suffering from neck problems and high blood pressure, don’t turn your head up and continue looking straight ahead.

 

URDHVA MUKHA SHAVASANA

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This asana is also known as  ‘UPWARD FACING DOG’ and it is commonly a part of the widely performed in Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation). This is also a back bending asana in modern yoga.

How to do:

  1. Lie on your stomach, on the floor. Stretch your both legs backwards.
  2. Then, bend your elbows and spread your palms on the floor beside your waist so that your forearms are relatively perpendicular to the floor.
  3. Inhale, press your inner hands firmly into the floor, with an inhalation lift your torso up and try to look up at the sky and hold the pose for about 15-30 seconds with normal breathing.
  4. Keep the thighs firm and legs a few inches off the floor.

BENEFIT :

  1. Improves your body posture and strengthens the spine, the arms and the wrists.
  2. Stretches chest and lungs, shoulders and abdomen.
  3. Stimulates organs.
  4. Helps relieve depression, fatigue and sciatica. It is also therapeutic for asthma.

CONTRADICTIONS:

  1. People with back injury should avoid this asana.
  2. People with headache and women during pregnancy should not practice this asana.

 

JANU SIRSASANA

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“JANU” is a Sanskrit name which means ‘knee’ and “SIRSASANA” means ‘head’. It is also known as head-knee pose and it’s a seated twisting and forward bending asana in Ashtanga yoga.

How to do :

  1. Sit on the floor with your legs straight in front of you. Spine erect and hands besides of your body. Bend your right knee and heel back towards your perineum. Rest your right foot slightly against your inner left thigh.
  2. Now inhale, raise your hands up and with exhalation bend forward to the left side from the base of the spine and try to reach out with your right hand to reach the inner left your foot and try to hold the left wrist from the right hand, maintain the pose for 5 deep breaths and with exhalation try to lengthen the spine.
  3. Then with inhalation release your hands and lift up your upper body and get back to starting position.
  4. Same we do with the other leg.

BENEFIT :

  1. All the forward bending asana calms the mind and relieves depression. This asana stretches the spine, shoulders and hamstring.
  2. Stimulates liver and kidney.
  3. Improves digestion and relieves anxiety.
  4. Therapeutic for high blood pressure and insomnia.

CONTRADICTIONS :

  1. People with asthma and diarrhea should not practice this asana.
  2. People with knee injury don’t flex the injured knee completely and give support to your knee on a folded blanket.

 

PASCHIMOTANASANA :
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This asana is one of the widely practised asanas in Hatha yoga as well as Ashtanga yoga and also known as seated forward bending asana.

How to do :

  1. Sit on the floor with the legs stretched straight in front and place your palm on the floor by the side of the hips and take a few deep breaths.
  2. Exhale, extend your hands and catch your toes. Hold the right big toe between the right thumb and index and middle finger and the same with another side.
  3. Inhale completely, chest up, look up and with exhalation bend forward from the base of the spine, widen your elbows and try to touch your knee with your forehead and maintain this position from 1 to 5 minutes as per your capacity.
  4. An advanced practitioner can catch the outer sole and rest the chin on the shin.
  5. Exhale, release your hands and raise your head from the knee and relax.

BENEFIT :

  1. This Asana tones the abdominal organs
  2. Relieves the stress and calms the mind
  3. Tones the kidney and improves the digestion
  4. To reduce the belly fat women should practice this Asana after pregnancy
  5. This Asana also helps to cure impotency

CONTRADICTIONS :

  1. People with asthma and diarrhea should not practice this asana
  2. People with back injury perform this asana under yoga teacher
  3. Women shouldn’t practice this asana during pregnancy

 

SIRSASANA :

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This asana is known as headstand and king of the asanas and commonly practised both in Hatha and Ashtanga yoga.

How to do :

  1. Spread a blanket fourfold on the floor and kneel near it.
  2. Rest your forearms in the centre of the blanket, your elbow should be in the line of your shoulder.
  3. Interlock your fingers right up to the fingertips so that the palms form a cup and fingers should be kept tightly locked.
  4. Rest the crown of the head on the blanket between both the palms and move your knee towards your head.
  5. Raise your knee and walk towards your head.
  6. Exhale, and gently lift the legs off the ground, then bent your knee and stretch your legs up and stand on the head and hold this position for 1 to 5 minutes with normal breathing.
  7. Exhale,  flex your knee and gently slide down to the floor in reverse order.

BENEFIT:

  1. This Asana relieves mild depression and calms your brain
  2. Enhances memory and hair growth and reduces hair-fall
  3. Strengthen arms and lungs and abdominal organs
  4. Improve digestion
  5. Increase confidence
  6. Therapeutic for insomnia and infertility

CONTRADICTIONS: 

  1. People with neck and back injury don’t perform this asana
  2. People suffering from high blood pressure avoid all the inversions
  3. Women during menstrual shouldn’t practice this asana

 

ADHO MUKHA VRKSASANA :
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‘Adho’ is a Sanskrit word which means downward, ‘Mukha’ means facing, ‘Vriksh’ means tree.

Therefore this asana is called “downward facing tree pose” and “handstand”. This asana is a balancing asana.

How to do :

  1. Stand tall and hands beside your body facing a wall. Inhale, raise your arms up then exhale, bend forward and place your palms on the floor about a foot away from the wall.
  2. Distance between palms and shoulder should be the same and keep your arms fully stretched.
  3. Take your legs back and bend your knee, exhale here and swing your legs up against the wall and balance here
  4. Look between your hands and stay there for a minute with normal breathing
  • After mastering this position try to do this in middle of room .keep your legs fully stretched and toes pointing up and lift your head as far up as you can
  • Flex your knee and gently come down to the floor in reverse order

BENEFIT :

  1. This pose develops the body harmoniously
  2. Strengthen the shoulders, arms and wrist
  3. Expand the chest fully
  4. Enhance your confidence
  5. Increase the reverse blood flow which energizes the mind
  6. Increase your concentration

CONTRADICTIONS :

  1. People with back and neck injury don’t perform this Asana
  2. People suffering from high blood pressure avoid all the inversions.
  3. Women in menstrual and during pregnancy avoid this asana.
  4. People with a weak shoulder should avoid this asana.

Disclaimer: Do not perform these Asanas without the supervision of the trainers/experts.

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8 Cool Escapes To Beat The Heat

Jaipur experience all the season in their extremes. With the temperature being 46 degrees Celsius the heat is unbearable. But we, Jaipurites know how to enjoy the best of both worlds, no matter how extreme it gets. Summers in Jaipur is the warmest times usually extending from April till July. But summer is also that time of the year when we can socialize, unwind and relax cause summertime is vacation time. Most of the schools are on break and colleges are mostly inactive. Therefore, as soon as summer approaches we all start making plans for the vacations, deciding the next spot we want to visit, relishing over all things cool or having a water gun fight with your pals. Ah, summer is fun. But we all know Jaipur can get all heated up during summers and if you staying in the city like us then Jaipur Beat will help you beat this heat with these cool escapes.

1. Pool Parties

A pool party is always a good idea in summers, the best place to chill around with your family and friends. Splashing water all over the place and dancing to your favourite beats. Pink City has quite a few options for all the party-loving Jaipurites.

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2. World Trade Park a.k.a my second home

Experiencing an electricity cut, worry not. “World Trade Park hai na yarr…” you can go there chill or hang out with your squad, have food at the court and enjoy the window shopping in the air-conditioned malls for as long as you want.

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3. Water Park

Water Parks are an entertaining place to enjoy your break with your family and friends, you can have fun on exciting rides and slides. Pink Pearl is one the most popular water park in Jaipur and even has India’s first water Disco, though in recent times more water parks have come up in the Pink City which means more fun, you can spend your weekends with your family and friends at a water park and relax.

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4. Hawa Mahal

OK! So this is one of my favourites from my childhood. Jaipur is known for its heritage all over the world. Thousands of people visit it around the year. Hawa Mahal is the spot you cannot afford to miss be you’re a tourist or a localite. Here’s why, Hawa Mahal’s architectural feature allows cool air from the Venturi effect to pass through, thus making the whole area more pleasant during the high temperatures in summer.

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5. Jal Mahal

Talking about heritage with cool escapes, you cannot skip the list without Jal Mahal. Walking past the ‘Paal’ of Jal Mahal is how you want your day to end as it not only furnishes the cool breeze but also provides a picturesque sight.

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6. Staying home and lazing around

Since its summer you get a chance to stick to your lazy bed/sofa and play games on your mobiles and laptops as your parents would be scared to send you outside due to the loo. And the best part is you can stay in your pyjamas the whole day, cause no leaving home.

7. Relish over ice cream/cold drinks

Who can say no to ice cream/cold drinks in summers? What are you even talking about, I survive on ice cream/cold drinks in summer.

Ice cream parlours in Jaipur serves many inviting flavours. Jal Mahal Ice Cream Parlor has some refreshing options on their menu that will make your taste buds go gaga with joy.

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8. The perfect excuse to run through sprinklers in the garden

Remember when you were a kid and use to play with water balloons, relive those moments, let the child inside you jump out and run through the water sprinklers till you are drenched. It’s one of the best things about summers.

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Modern Chowpatty – The latest Food Junction in Jaipur!

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Just when Jaipurites were thinking that the city has started settling on a new food complex ie Masala Chowk at Ram Niwas Garden that hosts in itself a variety of dishes, there came “Modern Chowpatty” which is now the talk of the town.
Call it Choupati or Chow-patty, it serves the same purpose as it’s counterpart, just in a much-sophisticated way as well as with a fresh outlook.
People not only just come here to soak in the beauty of the natural and fresh air, but also to enjoy the lip-smacking snacks that are served here. The food stalls at the Modern Chowpatty serve a variety of vegetarian delights.
From Rawat ki Kachori, Chaap from Delhi, Chatpati Kolkatta Chaat, Thai, Mexican and Lebanese cuisines to tea, ice cream, juices, shakes everything is right here.

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A haven for vegetarians, this place houses 15 renowned brands from around the city which include the likes of –

Rawat Mishthan Bhandar

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Chaap Nation

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Shree Gopi Pavitra Bhojnalaya

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Fumo Express

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Tea Tradition Xpress

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Desi Junction

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House Of Delicacies

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Nibs Express

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Krishna Live Ice cream 

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Kalkatti Chat Bhandar

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Ramchandra Kulfi

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Just like any other place which is in its new days, The Modern Chowpatty also is less crowded and this makes one’s meal worthwhile due to the less disturbance along with fast servicing. The rate at which it’s gaining ground from people around the city is phenomenal and has been getting a decent amount of footfall after the evening.

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But what catches our attention is its dining area. The unique circular shaped dining areas are something that we have never seen and experienced in Jaipur.  The Modern Chowpatty works on cashless basis i.e get your royal pass issued and you will be free from cash payments on every stall individually.

Yeah ! Digital India 🙂

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Ambience- Open Air
Food- Multiple brands, Only Vegetarian
Experience – One of its kind!
Location- 303, Nirman Nagar C, Kings Road, Shyam Nagar Police Station, Jaipur.
Parking- Valet parking available.
Go yourselves and explore and we are sure you wouldn’t be disappointed.
Happy Eating!

 

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Experience The Unique Stay At Heritage Hotels In Jaipur!

Since, the Sun’s playing hide and seek , flowers are in full bloom and the weather’s just perfect neither chill not that hot , the  month of December is definitely the best time to plan your vacation in the beauteous Pink City, Jaipur   

And if you intend to experience the unique stay in Heritage hotels, you’re at the right place. The havelis and heritage hotels of Jaipur illustrate the rich architecture and grandiosity of the royal era of Rajputana.

Thus, for an intimate and indwelling experience of Rajasthan’s warm hospitality and rich memoirs, there’s perhaps no better way than staying at the heritage hotels. Rajasthan with a shimmering royal past, weaves a story through its magnificent, war-torn forts and palatial constructions which are later converted into palatial houses for travellors tore live the regal era.

Blending the erstwhile elegance with the avant-garde outlook, these converted heritage hotels in and around Jaipur, give an unforgettable and world-class experience.

  1. Alila Fort Bishangarh

Located at Bishangarh Village in the Jaipur District, barely 6 km off the Delhi-Jaipur National Highway, Alila Fort Bishangarh is perched magnificently upon a granite hill.  The bold, striking architecture of Alila Fort Bishangarh appears seamlessly sculpted from the surrounding rustic terrain, overlooking 360-degree views of the impressive Rajasthani landscape.

https://www.alilahotels.com/fortbishangarh

  • Sujan Rajmahal

Home to the Maharaja of Jaipur, this exquisite royal palace is located at the heart of Rajasthan’s bustling capital. An enclosed oasis, secluded in verdant gardens, Rajmahal Palace is the repository of a celebrated history. Tall bay windows, mirrored doors and meticulously appointed interiors allow guests to be transported to a new era of 21st century regal living. 

http://sujanluxury.com/raj-mahal/

  •  Rambagh Palace

Originally built in 1835, Rambagh Palace has stepped gracefully through many royal transitions—from the home of the queen’s favourite handmaiden, to royal guesthouse and hunting lodge, and later as the residence of the Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II and his queen, Maharani Gayatri Devi. Today, this jewel in the Taj’s crown offers 78 stunningly restored grand luxury rooms and suites which were the chambers of the former Maharaja.

 https://taj.tajhotels.com/en-in/taj-rambagh-palace-jaipur/

  • Alsisar Haveli

Stay in princely style in a luxurious regal room or choose the maharaja suite to experience the illustrious hospitality of Rajasthan. By the leafy, lush trees lined pool, complete with newly refined gazebos and cenotaphs, enjoy refreshing swimming hours, poolside snacks and mojito pop treat, or dinner at the extensive restaurant with Rajasthani specialties.

http://www.alsisarhaveli.com/

  • Narain Niwas Palace

Standing grand amidst modern day Jaipur is Hotel Narain Niwas Palace, whose crest reads – “Brave deeds live, though bodies die”. Traditionally, ‘Niwas’ means a home of the royals. Hotel Narain Niwas Palace is one of the finest heritage hotels of the princely state of Rajasthan, showcasing a good example of history amalgamating with modern times.

 https://narainniwaspalace.hotvel.com/jaipur

  • Hari Mahal Palace

Hari Mahal Palace is situated in the heart of the peaceful city Jaipur. Hari Mahal Palace, built as a city residence of Rajadhiraj Hari Singhji of Achrol, dates back to 1930. Royal Family of Achrol was an important part of the “Barah Kothri” or twelve leading chiefs of the Jaipur state. The present Rajadhiraj Mahendra Singh continues to reside in one part of palace and while the other part of the palace has been converted into a Heritage Hotel (Hari Mahal Palace).

http://harimahalpalace.com/

  • Shahpura House 

The Shahpura Hotels are an exceptional achievement in the restoration of a royal and valuable heritage. They hold pride of place in India’s heritage and that of Rajasthan. The present owners, Maharaj Surendra Singh, descendant of the royal family of Shahpura, committed to restore the properties – the Hotels, the House (the royal residence) – to their splendid and personally attended by the owners, are also embedded with world-class contemporary luxury, original glory and offer the experience to discerning travellers from across the world. The hotels are planned for with great care during the restoration. A wealthy history blends seamlessly with the comforts of the present.

http://www.shahpura.com/

  • Hotel Bissau Palace

Bissau Palace is an elegant traditional hotel built in 1919 and recently renovated. Close to the walled city and overlooking the Tiger fort the Bissau offers an oasis of calm, care, comfort and respite from the ‘heat and dust’ of the city.

http://bissaupalace.com/index.htm

  • Chomu Palace

Chomu Palace, a reflection of the Royal Palaces of India, is a 300 year old elegant fortified palace hotel and one of the places to visit in Rajasthan. It revives the gracious lifestyles of the princes of Rajasthan and the heritage of India. It is an authentic and historic palace that discreetly blends with the modern amenities and facilities. 

http://www.chomupalacehotel.com/

  • Ramgarh Lodge

This heritage hotel is an exceptional blend of unmatched traditional hospitality with contemporary efficiency. Complete with smart spacious rooms that offer breathtaking views of the Aravalli Hills, The Gateway Hotel Ramgarh Lodge is perfect for business travellers and leisure seekers.

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  • Jai Mahal Palace

Built in 1745, the Jai Mahal Palace is a stunning piece of Rajasthan’s heritage, a great example of Indo-Saracenic architecture set amidst 18 acres of landscaped Mughal gardens. Jai Mahal Palace has been the residence of three Prime Ministers of the princely state of Jaipur. Painstakingly restored and recently refurbished, it is now a luxury five-star Taj heritage hotel equipped with all modern-day comforts. The 94 rooms and six suites offer you unbeatable views of the city and palace gardens.

 https://taj.tajhotels.com/en-in/jai-mahal-palace-jaipur/

  • Arya Niwas

Arya Niwas Hotel opened its doors for guests in 1983. Passionately cared for, our hotels offer green & open surroundings, elegant architecture, clean and well maintained rooms and hygienic food.

http://www.aryaniwas.com

  • Samode Haveli

An urban oasis in the historic walled city of Jaipur, Samode Haveli is a traditional Indian mansion set in a verdant garden with apartments arranged around a series of intimate courtyards. Built 175 years ago as a residence of the rulers of Samode, it is still occupied by their descendants, who have converted their home into a luxury hotel.

 http://www.samode.com/samodehaveli/

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6 Family Weekend Getaway Places Near Jaipur That Will Refresh Your Soul

Can you feel the aura of festivity getting over in the air? All this cheer and excitement that surrounds leaves you stressed? Chill, why not plan a family getaway this weekend? Far from the hubbub of the city lies beautiful tranquil that will surely lighten up your mood and soothe up your soul for the weekend!

  1. Tree of Life

Indulge yourself in a peaceful retreat far from the usual chaos and those cliché places where you usually hangout with your family. Explore Tree of Life Resorts & Spa, a 30-min drive away from the city that is a beautiful resort to spend some quality time with your friends & family.

Website linkhttp://www.treeofliferesorts.com/jaipur-home/

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Source: The Tree of Life Resorts & Spa

  1. Ramgarh Lodge

Lofty Aravalli Hills at the backdrop and an ideal mélange of luxury and comforts, Ramgarh Lodge is in its true sense a leisurely vacation spot especially for those who are looking for regal stay near the city. Block your dates and make your weekend hip and happening.

Websitehttps://gateway.tajhotels.com/en-in/ramgarh-lodge-jaipur/

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Source: Ramgarh Lodge

  1. Hathi Mauja

Amidst the rustic beauty of the Elephant village lies a traditional ambient place named as Hathi Mauja where you will be left enchanted by the lovely traditional ambience. We’re sure that this experience will give you memories to be cherished for lifetime.

Websitehttp://hathimauja.com/about-us/

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Source: Hathi Mauja

  1. JW Marriott

Have you ever dreamt of a luxurious, peaceful and a relaxing retreat with sumptuous food to gorge on? Yes, you heard that right! JW Marriott has it all. So, wait no more, pack your bags and just get going !

Websitehttps://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/jainh-jw-marriott-jaipur-resort-and-spa/

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  1. Chomu Palace

Soak yourself into the environs where the gracious lifestyles of the princes of Rajasthan will be revived right in front of your eyes. Take a dip in the pool or relax in the room, choice is yours, but it will be remembered forever.

Websitehttp://www.chomupalacehotel.com/about.html

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Source: Chomu Palace

  1. Vacation Inn Dewan Palace

If your dream is to have a cup of tea right in the middle of nowhere whilst reading a novel and your family by the side, then you have come at the right place. Dewan Palace is the place to be at to have a refreshing weekend with your family.

Websitehttps://dewanpalace.vacationinn.in/

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Source: Dewan Palace

Happy weekend ! 🙂

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Indulge In The Weekend Buffet At JW Marriott, Jaipur

Who doesn’t dream of a luxurious, peaceful, relaxing weekend with some serious eating goals? After trying Sunday brunches in cafe and restaurants, it’s time that we explore something more indulging.  A new entry to the city’s offbeat weekend destination, we got a chance to spend a day in the calm ambience away from the hustle bustle of the city life at JW Marriott, Jaipur.

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Right from the grand palatial entrance to the way of your resting place or even the restaurant, everything draws inspiration from the city it now hails to. Like the grand getaway to the vast arches, it also has a vast menu on its weekend buffet.

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We were lucky enough to be a part of their weekend buffet launch and got a chance to savour some of the finest artistic meals from their menu. Especially and focusing mainly on international cuisine – it had an array of dishes to satiate your weekend hunger and vibes. Appetizers are a must to begin with a 3-4 course meal. From shrimps to salmons for non-vegetarians to stuffed tomato and vegetable salads for vegetarians, the menu looked just too way colourful and so did it taste.

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To start from salads rich with some best quality of cheese especially imported from Italy to a large number of assorted bread it was indeed confirmed that you will not stay starved.

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Drawing a little inspiration from the western world food – it had all types of meat to settle the non-vegetarian cravings. But not to forget the little specially done vegetarian dishes with some extra cheese were definitely not to be missed.

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But being in the princely state of Rajasthan how can one miss out to its very own Dal Baati Churma and some Laal Maas. Well, they didn’t. A live station to satiate the dragon from China, they served some hot and spicy fried rice and noodles.

 

After eating a lot from this, we still had to make our way to the dessert collection. Presented with finesse, were some really mouthwatering and jaw-dropping desserts and we couldn’t simply keep ourselves from gorging into some. The Classic Millie Feuille done in several layers or the Eclairs, Mocha Pot for the coffee lovers and the Blood Orange Parfait were some outstanding ones.

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But don’t worry they also had something for all those sugar conscious people – the Raspberry and Coconut Pannacotta and some specially made sugar free ice creams.

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So if you haven’t yet planned what to do this weekend get going to this place and binge into the weekend buffet specially crafted for you all.

Happy eating!