Rajasthan, the state of kings, and Jaipur its capital. Jaipur is a beautiful city, rich in history and culture, and should be at the top of every traveller’s list. Its royal past is still visible, surrounded by once powerful forts, and regal palaces. The City Palace continues to be the home of the once mighty royal family. It is also known as the Pink City due to the stone used in the construction of various palaces and places of interest. Maharaja Ram Singh had the whole town painted pink when he welcomed Prince Albert of Wales. With attractions such as Jantar Mantar and Amber Fort, Jaipur is surely a regal destination one must visit.
1. The Oberoi Rajvilas
(Distance from Jaipur – 14 kms approx.)
It is only right that you should feel regal in a city like Jaipur. A stay here is truly a treat that will last you a lifetime. Built around an 18th century Shiv temple, Oberoi Rajvilas will help you realise what royalty really means. Laid over a sprawling 32-acre area, the Rajvilas is beautiful in every aspect. With amazingly landscaped gardens and flowing fountains, you are sure to feel like royality. With two world class restaurants, the Surya Mahal and Raj Mahal, you are sure to love the food. The Raj Mahal is only open during the colder seasons. The resort also houses an amazing collection of wines and single malts in the Rajwada Library Bar. The rooms and suites are designed in a traditional way and beautifully furnished. The Rajvilas is surely a resort fit for a king.
2. The Tree House Resort
(Distance from Jaipur – 10 kms approx.)
Considered one of the best Eco-hotels in India, The Tree House resort is surely a breath-taking place to spend your holiday. Living so close to nature is surely a treat, and you still enjoy all the modern amenities you find at home. The Nests are the treehouse rooms, furnished in an earthly manner, while still being extremely luxurious. The Nests are named after the birds found in the area. Spend your morning on a fun Jungle Safari, and wind down during the evenings in the Activity or Indoor games room. See how good your aim is at archery or play some tennis in your free time. The Tree House Resort caters to all. Enjoy some local or world cuisine delicacies at Machaan, the resorts restaurant or have a drink at the Peacock Bar. The Tree House Resort is sure to make you feel connected to nature while you are enjoying the luxuries of life.
3. ITC Rajputana
(Distance from Jaipur – 2 kms approx.)
The Rajputana is designed in a way to mimic the havelis of yore allowing you to feel regal. From world class facilities to fun activities for you, this is a great place for you to spend your holiday in Jaipur. Beautiful courtyards, and lattice work bring this place a very rustic look. With a five-star brand such as ITC, you are sure to expect amazing service and all the modern facilities. You have the choice of staying in the Thikana Suite, Rajputana Royale, Rajputana Chamber, or the Executive Club. Be prepared to eat scrumptious food prepared in the beautiful restaurants and have the finest drinks at the bars. Relax at the Kaya Kalp Spa or play a game of croquet, water polo, or ping pong. An indoor game centre is also available for those of you who wish to stay in. You can also enjoy horse riding and hot air ballooning. ITC Rajputana offers a complete package for your holiday in Jaipur.
4. Shahpura House
(Distance from Jaipur – 3 kms approx.)
Owned and managed by the Maharaja of Shahpura, Shahpura House is sure to give you an elegant and traditional stay. Shahpura House is still the home of the royal family, so during your stay you are treated as royal guests. Inside the beautifully designed Shahpura House you will find that the old mixes with the new, with all the modern amenities you will need while enjoying the traditional Rajput furnishing and architecture. Treat yourself with a stay at the best room offered, the Shahpura Suite. All the rooms offered are decorated and furnished very well, allowing you to feel at home. The choice of four great restaurants and a bar is sure to keep your hunger in check and the food offered is delicious. Be sure to visit the spa for a nice relaxing message or therapy. Shahpura House will surely make you feel royally treated.
5. Pride Amber Vilas
(Distance from Jaipur – 23 kms approx.)
Located just a few minutes away from the airport, Amber Vilas is a beautiful resort and spa. Designed in the same fashion as all the historic buildings, incorporating aesthetic Mughal and Indian architecture, Amber Vilas is one of the best resorts in Jaipur. The atmosphere at Amber Vilas will surely make you feel like you are back in a time when there were only villages, and helps you reconnect with nature. With the choice of staying in the Deluxe Room, Superior Room or the Haveli Suite, you’ll find that the service is great and the rooms are designed really well. It is also an affordable choice for those who are on a budget, allowing you to see more of the city instead of spending it all on the resort. The resort has a beautiful pool along with a spa, allowing you to relax after intense sightseeing. Pamper yourself at the saloon, enjoy some steam at the sauna and work out at the gym, Amber Vilas will take care of all your needs.
6. Chokhi Dhani Resort
(Distance from Jaipur – 22 kms approx.)
What more can you ask for than a village resort, if you are looking for the true Rajasthani experience? Chokhi Dhani resort is a resort that blends the traditional culture with a touch of modernity, allowing you to get in touch with the culture of Rajasthan. The resort has all the things you would need to make your holiday memorable. You can relax in the spa which has great therapists, giving your body the rest and rejuvenation it needs. Cool down in the pool during the hot days, or play some pool when you don’t feel like going out. Your kids can be busy in the Kids’ Corner, and you can keep up your workout regime in the state of the art gym. The Chokhi Dhani Resort has a wide variety of restaurants and places to eat and drink, each with its own menu and arrangements. You can enjoy traditional Rajasthani meals while taking in the ambiance. The accommodation at the resort is first class and you can choose from a variety of cottages and suites.
7. Lohagarh Fort Resort
(Distance from Jaipur – 26 kms approx.)
Lohagarh Fort resort covers a whopping 13 acres of lush green property. Just a few kilometres from Jaipur, situated in Kookas, this resort offers you the vacation you always wanted. You can stay in one of three beautifully decorated and furnished lodgings. The White Quartz Suite is lined with the stone, said to remove negative energy. The Resort follows a strict no plastic rule, so you will not find any traces of it during your stay. Many of the cottages have their own private pools while some offer Jacuzzis. The pool is surrounded by trees and is the perfect place to cool down or relax and soak up the sun. You can take a relaxing trip to the yoga and spa centre inside the resort as well. Enjoy true Rajasthani and continental food at the multi-cuisine restaurant. You can indulge in the Rajasthani culture while watching a traditional dance, or go on safaris in the surrounding area to catch a glimpse of local wildlife.
(Distance from Jaipur – 10 kms approx.)
The best place to spend a family vacation with the kids, Trident Jaipur is situated right next to the beautiful Mansagar Lake. Mansagar Lake has the beautiful Jal Mahal situated right in the middle. With rooms that include views of the beautiful lake or the equally beautiful garden, furnished decoratively with all the modern day amenities, you are sure to enjoy your stay. The suites are beautifully decorated and include a living room and a gorgeous traditional Rajasthani window. There is also a balcony that faces the lake so you can enjoy the views while sitting outside. Enjoy delicious local food at the Trident’s restaurant, Jal Mahal. The Mansagar Bar is stocked with the best drinks for you to enjoy. With a beautiful spa where you can relax and a state of the art gym, you will get everything your body needs to stay fit and relaxed. Kids can have fun with the wide range of activities offered for them. The Trident is sure to make your stay at Jaipur fun and memorable.
9. Woodsvilla Resort
(Distance from Jaipur – 10 kms approx.)
Around five kilometres from Jaipur lies the beautiful and fun Woodsvilla resort. A great and cheap place to take your family or friends to for an adventurous weekend. Vacationers on a budget will find this option extremely appealing due to the low costs of staying here. Animal and nature lovers will love it here as the resort is filled with animals. With animals such as chickens, geese, rabbits and massakallis, you are sure to have fun. You are allowed to feed the and touch the animals. Enjoy DJ parties by the pool or a nice relaxing swim. You can choose between a variety of rooms each with their own speciality. For sports lovers there is badminton, tennis, ping pong, and volleyball. For days where you do not want to go out the indoor games room is the place to be. Woodsvilla Resort is surely a fun place to spend your Jaipur getaway.
10. Sunrise Health Resort
(Distance from Jaipur – 35 kms approx.)
Sunrise Health Resort is an ayurvedic health resort that is the perfect place to go to if you are in need of some rejuvenation and relaxation. Located just at the foothills of the Aravallis, the location is scenic and peaceful. Here you can practice meditation, yoga, and various other things. The ayurvedic spa and other ayurvedic therapies are there to refresh your body and lower your stress and tension levels. You have the choice between a standard green cottage, the Aravalli Suite, or the villa. The accommodations are all furnished well and have all the modern amenities such as Wi-Fi and television. There is a water park inside the resort where you can have fun with your friends or family. You can shake a leg at the disco, or watch some cultural dances if you aren’t confident. Get lost in the mirror maze or get the fright of your life at the Scary House. Sunrise Health Resort is a great option for you to go with a group and have a good time.