Jaipur is the capital and largest city of the Indian state of Rajasthan in Northern India. It was founded on 18 November 1727 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the ruler of Amber, after whom the city is named. The city today has a population of 3.1 million. Jaipur is known as the Pink City of India. There are many Luxury Hotels in Jaipur, one the them is "The Oberoi Rajvillas"
Spread over thirty two acres, The Oberoi Rajvilas is a unique way to experience Jaipur, one of India’s most vibrant and exotic destinations, a Luxury Hotel in Jaipur with its own distinctive style, it revives the lifestyles of India’s legendary Rajput princes. Recreating the magnificence of princely Rajasthan, in a beautiful fort setting, with Jaipur as its backdrop; The Oberoi Rajvilas is set in 32 acres of landscaped gardens with pavilions and reflection pools that create the romance and grandeur of Rajasthan. Rooms, luxury tents and villas with private pools are clustered around private courtyards in a richly embellished fort setting.
Their rooms are laid out in small clusters that afford privacy for couples, and convenience for families or small groups wishing to stay near one another. Each cluster unfolds onto a courtyard crowned with a traditional fountain and framed by natural canopies abundant with native flowers.
Rooms here can be reached on foot or in a golf buggy. Should guests wish to walk, pathways are well sign posted and fitted with telephone, Each of the room has a view of the vast greenery, towering trees and many varieties of birds that have made this Luxury Hotel in Jaipur their home. Guests can wake up with the sunrise and enjoy the morning and stroll to the restaurant for dinner and see the birds roosting in the trees.
Premier rooms are furnished with a king size bed, handwoven rugs, ornate wooden dressers and decorated with natural fabrics in neutral colours that provide a refreshing balance to the glowing, pink, Jaipuri lime plaster walls.
Premier Room With Luxurious Bathroom - White Italian marble bathtub and the glass panelled shower cubicle that overlook their own private garden, to the exclusive toiletries and handblock printed robes, our bathrooms are the epitome of luxury. Classically designed, they are fully equipped with the most modern.
All rooms have large four poster beds and sunken marble baths overlooking private walled gardens. Air-conditioned luxury tents have embroidered interior canopies, old style baths and outdoor decks. Interiors of the Royal Villa highlight the fine craftsmanship and attention to detail that distinguishes the hotel.
The Kohinoor Villa is a private enclosure spread across 11,377 square feet (1,057 square metres). The centrepiece is a 60 feet (20 metres) swimming pool, overlooked by a private dining pavilion. The master bedroom and bathroom occupy one building, while a twin guest bedroom and dining room with lounge are located in respective buildings around the courtyard.
Luxury Treat : Kohinoor Villa (Rajvillas Palace)
Amazing Destinations Near The Oberoi Rajvillas Hotel
The City Palace
The City Palace is the residence of the former ruling family of Jaipur. It occupies the centre of the city, covering one-seventh of its area and surrounded by a high wall - the Sarahad. The architecture combines elements of Rajput beauty with Mughal spaciousness and English linear planning. The Jaipur royal family resides in what is known as the Peacock Courtyard, although this is no longer open to the public.
The City Palace is often hired by the Rich and famous NRI's for a wedding.
Distance from The Hotel: 13 kilometres
Driving time: 30 minutes
Hawa Mahal, The Palace of Soothing Breezes
The Hawa Mahal tends to deceive the eye. In truth the Hawa Mahal is an elaborate palace exterior complete with nine hundred and fifty three windows. However behind this facade are no buildings, for it is a maze of corridors and resting points. The royal women of the zenana used to peep out and see the city, or watched processions passing down below. The clever façade also trapped the breeze, earning it the name "Palace of Breezes".
Distance from The Hotel: 12 kilometres
Driving time: 30 minutes
The Jantar Mantar Observatory - Jantar Mantar
The Jantar Mantar embodies "instruments for measuring the harmony of the heavens", the Jantar Mantar Observatory was built between 1728-1734. Maharaja Jai Singh II wanted things on a grand scale and chose stone with a marble facing on the important planes. Each of the instruments serves a particular function and each gives an accurate reading.
It is said that Indian kings viewed themselves as “Universal Emperors wielding the wheel”, an emblem that represented the universe. This meant that the correct time had to be fixed for each event. Astrologers were hired to regulate actions within the palace and, by extenuation, within the entire kingdom. Astronomy was closely related to astrology, which is why Maharaja Jai Singh II constructed the Observatory inside his palace.
Distance from the Hotel: 12 kilometres
Driving time: 30 minutes
The Amber Fort / Amer Fort or The Fortress Palace - The Amber Fort
"The Fortress Palace" Amber or Amer Palace was one of the most important of all Rajput cities. It was the ancient capital of the Kacchwaha Rajputs from the 12th century until the foundation of Jaipur in the early 18th century. The seventeenth century fort complex at Amber occupies a steep hillside, overlooking the strategic pass that gave entry to the kingdom of the Kacchwaha Maharajas from the Mughal territories to the north.
Hot Air Balooning Over Amer Fort/ Amber Fort
Raja Man Singh, a noted Rajput general in Akbar's army, began the building of the fort palace. Although Amber had many profound years of history, it was once again Jai Singh II's vision that glorified the fort. Surrounding the fort is an 18 kilometres defence wall, which at its lowest measures 21 feet. From the fort wall, near the parade ground, a very old temple can be seen in Amber village. The Jagat Shiromani Temple was built in 16 A.D and is famous for its sculptures.
Distance from the Hotel: 20 kilometres
Driving time: 40 minutes
Jaigarh fort towers above Amber are like a watchful eagle. It was built by Jaisingh II in 1726. Jaigarh housed the legendary Kacchwaha Treasury. The loyal Mina tribe, the former rulers of Amber, guarded it using their skills as archers and mountain fighters. Its gigantic bastions, gateways and watchtowers are a testimony to the power of the Jaipur Rulers. The forbidding medieval fort was never captured and so has survived virtually intact which makes it particularly interesting. The armoury at Jaigarh has a large collection of swords and small arms.
Distance from the Hotel: 19 kilometres
Driving time: 40 minutes
Nahargarh, The Military Base of Jaipur
Nahargarh Fort stands on the edge of the Aravalli Hills, overlooking the pink city of Jaipur in the Indian state of Rajasthan. The view of the city from the fort is impressive.
This small fort stands guard over Jaipur, on a sheer rock face about 2 kilometres from the city centre, dominating the skyline. The immense walls and bastions are well preserved. Built by the Maharaja Jai Singh II, this fort was used as his military base. Nahargarh took approximately 15 years to complete. The main attraction is the Hawa Mandir and Madhuvendra Bhawan used by Jai Singh II for housing his nine wives. It is also famous for its painting and artwork. Madhuvendra Bhawan is sub-divided into nine different Bhawans of the same size, and housed each of the queens of the Maharaja.
The famous scene of the hit movie "Rang De Basanti" was shot here...
Distance from the Hotel: 23 kilometres
Driving time: 50 minutes
"Rajasthan's beautiful Pink City Jaipur, was the stronghold of a clan of rulers whose three hill forts and series of palaces in the city are important attractions. Known as the Pink City because of the colour of the stone used exclusively in the walled city, Jaipur's bazaars sell embroidered leather shoes, blue pottery, tie and dye scarves and other exotic wares. Western Rajasthan itself forms a convenient circuit, in the heart of the Thar desert which has shaped its history, lifestyles and architecture." Their are many Luxury Hotels in Jaipur and one the finest is The Oberoi Rajvillas.