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Jaipur’s Rambagh Palace Ranks Amongst the 50 Best Hotels in the World

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Jaipur’s Rambagh Palace Ranks Amongst the 50 Best Hotels in the World

Jaipur’s Rambagh Palace has been ranked amongst “50 Best Hotels & Resorts in the world” in the prestigious Conde Nast Traveller Readers’ Choice Awards 2017. The hotel has ranked no. 25 in the World and ranked no. 2 in India with a total score of 98.38 out of 100 marks.

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More than 3,00,000 travelers took part in the 30th Annual Readers’ Choice Awards survey. Millions of ratings and more than 100,000 comments were used. The data was then analyzed to create a list of winning favourites that are shaping travel across different categories that include castles, safari camps, hotels, river cruises and islands among others.

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The list features the top-rated newcomers and stalwarts known for providing authentic, personalized and unexpected experiences for their travelers. Among the hotels the Palace has been rated highly for its commitment to quality across facilities, location, service, food, and overall value for money.

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The General Manager, Rambagh Palace, Mr. Manish Gupta said that Rambagh Palace has always been a consistent testimony of trust among its guests. We thank all of them who voted for us. This award will further inspire the iconic hotel to reach new milestones.

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It is to be noted that this year Rambagh Palace was also rated among top 100 hotels in the world by ‘Travel + Leisure Readers Travel Awards 2017’. The Palace also ranked 16th in India in TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice Awards and was rated among top 10 Heritage Hotels in the world by Travel Weekly, UK for the year 2017.

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Rambagh Palace is a living legend in Jaipur. It is to be recalled that originally built in 1835, Rambagh Palace, Jaipur has stepped gracefully through many royal transitions. In the finest tradition of Rajput hospitality, the Rambagh Palace offers its guests a taste of royal living – a luxury and extravagance that was once the sole preserve of kings. Its elegantly appointed rooms, marbled corridors and majestic gardens echo with history.

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7 Resorts to Stay and Cherish Pushkar Camel Fair

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7 Resorts to Stay and Cherish Pushkar Camel Fair

Pushkar Camel Fair is the kind of event that everyone wants to be a part of. The whole feeling of this small city becomes magnetic and the charm of the fair is unavoidable. Being an attractive hotspot, Pushkar has hotels and resorts for every budget. Not only that, there is so much variety that you will be spoilt for choice. Resorts have outpaced regular hotels in terms of popularity and so we have put together a list of the Best Resorts in Pushkar for you-

1.Aaram Baagh

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The name literally translates to ‘Garden of Rest’ or ‘Pleasure Garden’. In old times, kings used to take a break and go to a secluded and beautiful place with their queens. This trip was meant for relaxation and the royals used to have all the luxuries there. Aaram Baagh is inspired from that. This is a very special resort as it lets you live the regal life of 4 different countries. There are Arabian, Egyptian, Greek and Persian themed villas to choose from. Pick whatever you fancy and get set for a unique experience at Aaram Baagh Pushkar.

Website- http://www.aarambaaghpushkar.com/

2.Pushkar Resorts

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Designed to reflect the various moods of the land of Brahma Temple, this is one of the oldest resorts in the city. There are 40 cottages at Pushkar Resorts surrounded by fruit orchards. The lush green landscape and view of Aravalli mountain range from the resort make the stay more appealing.

Website- http://www.sewara.com/

3.Westin Pushkar Resort and Spa

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Choose this if you are looking for modern vibes rather than traditional Rajasthani style. Here you will get all the comforts amidst the breathtaking Aravalli mountains.

Website- http://www.starwoodhotels.com/

4.Dera Masuda

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The fusion of Raj Days and contemporary chic at Dera Masuda in Pushkar make it an ideal destination for the luxury travelers. The property belongs to the erstwhile royals of Masuda and the imperial touch is visible here. Enjoy sundowners or relax by the pool-side in this resort overlooking the Savitri Temple.

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Website- http://deramasuda.com/

5.Ananta Spa and Resorts

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The resort promises to give you a fairy tale experience. The 5-star property has 52 contemporary cottages and 20 rooms. There are 2 outlets for in-house dining and you get a well-equipped recreational room for yourself and a kids’ activity area too. The resort also has a luxurious spa where you can indulge after a tiring day at the Pushkar camel fair.

Website- http://www.anantahotels.com/pushkar-hotels/pushkar.php

6.Jagat Palace

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Furnished in art-deco style, Jagat Palace has 82 rooms and all of them come with a balcony from where you can enjoy the view of the famous Naag Parbat. The comforts here are reminiscent of royal days; each room has Jacuzzi. When here, don’t miss the Kerala Ayurvedic Massage.

Website- http://hotelpushkarpalace.com/jagat-palace-rooms/

7.The Gateway Resort

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Though geographically located in Ajmer, the location of the resort at Pushkar bypass makes it pretty close to Pushkar. The resort is magnificent and each room has a balcony that comes with a swing so that you can unwind by swaying to the beats of nature.

Website- https://gateway.tajhotels.com/en-in/the-gateway-hotel-ajmer/

Where are you planning to stay at Pushkar this time?

Alsisar Haveli from Jaipur Wins the Title of Best Historic Hotel in Asia/Pacific

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Alsisar Haveli from Jaipur Wins the Title of Best Historic Hotel in Asia/Pacific

That Rajasthan has some of the best luxury hotels not only in India but globally is a well known fact. These beautiful hotels keep getting prestigious awards which adds to the recognition. For the recent Best Historic Hotels Worldwide hotel in Asia/Pacific by Historic Hotels of America and Historic Hotels Worldwide, 2 well-known hotels from Rajasthan were nominated. These were-  Alsisar Haveli, Jaipur and Laxmi Niwas Palace, Bikaner. Alsisar Haveli was the proud winner of 2017 Historic Hotels Awards of Excellence.

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Both the heritage hotels offer an indulgent experience to their guests. Other nominated hotels were from Philippines, Japan, Vietnam and Singapore. This is certainly a moment of pride for the state tourism.

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Laxmi niwas palace, Bikaner

Rajasthan tour operators are visiting Heritage Hotels to offer fresh royal tours in the state

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Rajasthan is globally acclaimed for its historical forts monuments and luxury palaces that narrate the fascinating story about its kings and kingdom. Most of the majestic fort and palaces have been converted into luxury heritage hotels and resorts.

These palace hotels offer to see and experience the grandeur of Rajasthan’s regalia to its visitors from different parts of the world. So as to promote the nuances and renovations in various heritage properties in the recent past, a group of 8 prominent tour operators of Rajasthan went on a FAM Tour to a large number of heritage properties in the State.

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It is expected that this will enable the tour operators to market these properties more effectively to the tourists and visitors, as informed by the Senior Vice President, Rajasthan Association of Tour Operators (RATO), Mohan Singh Mertiya.

The visit of the tour operators has been organized by RATO along with the Indian Heritage Hotels Association (IHHA). The group will visit Shekhawati (Nawalgarh; Alsisar, Mandawa) Bikaner; Jodhpur, Rohet, Pokaran and then reach Jaisalmer on September02, 2017 for the IHHA Annual Convention. At the IHHA Convention the tour operators will have B2B meetings with heritage property owners.

Beginning their tour from Jaipur on August30, 2017, the tour operators have already visited the heritage properties of Pink City. On the way back they will also visit Khejarala; Nimaj and  Pushkar finally to return Jaipur.

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 The group of tour operators at Hotel Hari Mahal before their departure for FAM tour.

 

According to the IHHA officials, enough attention and time was not given by tour operators to heritage hotel owners at events like Great Indian Travel Bazaar and other such travel forums since they have to compete with larger hotels and prestigious chains. This visit will be entirely focused on the heritage hotels and has been organized for the first time.

The tour operators visiting the heritage properties are : Kuldeep Singh Chandela; Mohan Singh Mertiya;  Mahender Singh; Amit Bomb;  Sukhdev Singh; Inder Vijai Singh;  Nitin Mathur and Aditya Agrawal.

It is to be recalled that 6th Annual Convention of the Indian Heritage Hotels Association (IHHA) will be inaugurated at Suryagarh in Jaisalmer on September02, 2017. The theme of the Convention this year will be ‘Harnessing Heritage to Tourism Advantage’.
Check: https://rajasthantourismbuzz.wordpress.com/2017/08/26/rajasthan-chief-minister-to-inaugurate-the-ihha-annual-convention-in-jaisalmer/

 

Jaipur’s Rambagh Palace listed among the top 10 Heritage Hotels in the World

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Yet another feather has been  added in the cap of Rajasthan with Jaipur’s iconic hotel, ‘Taj Rambagh Palace’ being declared among the top 10 heritage hotel properties in the world. This ranking was declared on Wednesday this week by the prestigious travel publication of the United Kingdom, ‘Travel Weekly’. Among the rankings the Rambagh is placed at the 6th rank. It is the only heritage hotel in India to feature in the list.

The magazine quotes the renowned travel company, Cox & Kings which describes the 19th century Palace as one of the best selling hotels among higher-end clients. It goes on to say that originally a hunting lodge of the Maharaja of Jaipur, it was converted into a hotel in 1957.

The magazine further adds that “The Palace now houses 78 restored rooms and suites with elaborate décor filling the interiors, hand- carved marbles latticework, sandstone balustrades and ornate cenotaphs. Guests can explore the Mughal Gardens and dine in what was once the Palace Ballroom, complete with crystal chandeliers and 18th century French architecture… or try yoga, meditation and Indian treatments at the Spa, safe in the knowledge they’re staying somewhere that is, quite literally fit for a prince.”

The General Manager of the hotel, Mr. Manish Gupta said that the ranking has only reiterated their conviction of providing top class luxury and services. Delighting the customer has always been the forte at the Rambagh Palace managed by the Taj Group, he said.

It is to be recalled that the Rambagh Palace had also been declared as the best hotel in the world by Conde Nast Traveller Reader’s Awards in 2009.

Among the other top heritage hotels announced by the Travel Weekly are – Omni Shoreham Hotel (US), Treetops Lodge (Kenya), The Don CeSar (US), Hotel de Rome (Germany), Parador de Santiago de Compostela (Spain), Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise (Canada), Raffles Hotel (Singapore), Inkaterra La Casona (Peru) and Intercontinental Marseille Hotel Dieu (France).

http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/articles/277137/10-of-the-best-heritage-hotels

Where to Stay, Eat, Visit and Shop in Jaipur This Long Weekend

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Where to Stay, Eat, Visit and Shop in Jaipur This Long Weekend

Pink City, Jaipur is among the most loved cities of India. The city has always been a favorite of domestic and international tourists due to its cultural heritage. You get the regal experience in every corner of the city. Now that a long weekend is just around the corner, many people are planning to soak in the aura of this city. If you are also planning a trip to Jaipur this weekend or some other time, here is a quick guide to help you plan-

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Stay Here

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A beautiful place with courteous staff is everyone’s choice of stay. Jaipur has many good hotels where you can stay alone, with family or with friends. You can stay in the heart of city at Devraj Niwas and Zone By The Park for good service at reasonable prices.

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For the taste of Rajasthani heritage, Rawla Narlai Resort and Alsisar Haveli are totally suitable. Jaipur also has many international hotels like Radisson Blue, Marriott and Hilton which provide global experience in traditional Pink City.

 

Eat Here

All the hotels mentioned above have their in-house restaurants where you get a wide variety of national and international cuisines. The Forresta Kitchen and Bar at Devraj Niwas and Bazaar restaurant at Zone By The Park are loved by locals too.

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Bazaar Restaurant

If you want to taste food that reminds of the legacy of Rajasthan, head to Handi Restaurant and Niros Restaurant. Handi is especially known for its Laal Maas, Handi Meat and Mughlai delicacies.

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Jaipur also has many cafes where you can enjoy yummy food in a quirky setup. We like Skylights Café, Nibs Café and Mamu’s Infusion. The best Pyaaz Kachori of the city is available at the popular Rawat Mishthan Bhandar.

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The city also has a thriving night life. Bar Palladio, Blackout Lounge and F Bar and Lounge are the favorites among the hip crowd of the city.

 

Visit Here

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The historical sites are the main attractions of the Pink City. The 3 forts- Amber Fort, Jaigarh Fort and Nahargarh Fort should not be missed. A palace in the middle of Man Sagar Lake, Jal Mahal offers a beautiful view and is the favorite spot of even locals.

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The grandeur of City Palace and pink façade of Hawa Mahal mesmerize visitors. If astronomy fascinates you, you have to visit Jantar Mantar which is a world Heritage site. Albert Hall is the state museum of Rajasthan which has many treasures that you will surely admire.

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Albert Hall

 

One more place that you cannot miss visiting is Raj Mandir Cinema Hall. The movie theatre is built in royal style and you have to see it even if you don’t have time to watch a complete movie. The theatre has huge chandeliers and soft carpets that add to the royal experience.

 

Shopping

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Johari Bazaar and Bapu Bazaar are a shopper’s paradise. Everything Rajasthani is available here. Leheriya and bandhej prints, jewellery, Jutis and artifacts, you can buy everything in these markets.

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World Trade Park

If you want to shop, eat and hangout in a modern setup the World Trade Park is a must visit.

Jaipur is a magnificent city that will charm you with its amazing beauty!

 

Enjoy Holidaying in Jaipur, Rajasthan with Zone By The Park

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Enjoy Holidaying in Jaipur, Rajasthan with Zone By The Park

The love for travelling keeps many of us going. Travel is a great refresher and when it comes to travelling in India, Rajasthan provides an eclectic mix of places. The Pink City, Jaipur is one of the most loved tourist hubs of the state. When we think of Jaipur, the images of mouthwatering food, vibrant clothes and alluring jewellery come to our mind, not to mention the ‘pink’ connection!

The fact is that Jaipur is more than all this. The city is an experience that you can get only when you are here. Just one glance at the city will make you fall in love with its beauty. When you are in such a breathtaking place, your time of rest has to be really refreshing and amazing. A hotel in Jaipur offers you a truly rejuvenation experience and that is Zone by the Park.

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Zone by the Park is a trusted chain of hotels all over India and their property in Jaipur is incredible. Starting with the stylish façade of the building to the services, you will enjoy the Stay in Jaipur. Zone By The Park is located in the posh Bani Park area of Jaipur. Bani Park is well connected with the rest of the city so moving around is very easy. The hotel is built on the concept of meeting and socializing so it has an open setting. There are ‘Mini Zones’ in lobby for the ones who want to have their own space.

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Now let’s talk about what’s waiting for you inside the Best Hotel in Jaipur!

Rooms

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 Zone by the Park Jaipur has rooms of all kinds. Whether you are coming solo or with a group, there are well appointed rooms to cater to your needs. This Accommodation in Jaipur has rooms with modern interiors and comes with all the luxurious facilities that you need for a comfortable stay. Soft beds, big windows, stylish bathrooms, work desks and sitting corners, everything is in place. The rooms have Wi-Fi connectivity and large HD televisions too. You can even block the light and noise at any time of the day. We assure you that there is a lot more in there.

 

Food

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For Food, you get two spots at this hotel in Jaipur- Bazaar Restaurant and Playa by Zone Restaurant and Bar. Bazaar is a multi-cuisine restaurant that serves delectable food in a bright and open setting. The restaurant features live cooking station and a pizzeria. Bazaar also has a quirky street-style food cart.

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At Playa, you can enjoy quick bites on rooftop by pool-side. If you would rather have your food in bed, we serve it that way too.

 

Wellness

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This Budget Hotel in Jaipur has a well equipped gym with all the required machines to keep your workout going.

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If you want to feel pampered, Zone has a spa that will take away all your tiredness after a long day.

 

Pool

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Another highlight of the beautiful hotel is a pool on the rooftop. You can lie down by the pool side and read your favorite book or work or generally have some laidback moments.

 

Work

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This place to stay in jaipur also has a meeting room and a banquet hall. These rooms come with modern facilities like audio-visual equipments. You can organize any kind of event at these halls. The banquet hall can easily accommodate up to 250 people.

 

Offers

If you book your room 7 days in advance you get 15% off. You can even avail 20% discount when booking 14 days in advance. You can get 15% discount even when booking 3 days prior if you are staying for a longer duration.

We love Zone by the Park Jaipur and are sure that a stay here will recharge you too. This is a Corporate Hotel in Jaipur but is perfectly suitable for all types of travelers!

For details visit their website- http://www.zonebythepark.com/jaipur/overview.php

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