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The Great Indian Travel Bazaar’18 Starts Tomorrow

The Great Indian Travel Bazaar’18 Starts Tomorrow

Rajasthan – a state where if you visit once, you cannot take your eyes off. The state of Rajasthan has always something new to offer every time you visit. The different places of tourist interests along with its picturesque beauty have made Rajasthan an important international tourist destination.


With the enormous increase in the inflow of tourists during the last one year, the tourism industry in India has seen a drastic change. Here is another chapter of Great Indian Travel Bazaar (GITB) 2018 taking place in the fabled Pink City from April 22 to April 24.  The event is being organized by the Department of Tourism, Govt. of Rajasthan; Ministry of Tourism, Government of India and Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI). It is supported by leading national and regional associations like Hotels & Restaurant Association of Rajasthan (HRAR), Indian Heritage Hotels Association (IHHA) and Rajasthan Association of Tour Operators (RATO).


Apart from the host state – Rajasthan, Tourism departments of 9 other statesGujarat, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Goa, Punjab and Tamil Nadu are also participating. The main focus during the 3-day travel bazaar will be on inbound tourism. Inbound tourism generally refers to, when a person travels from his/her home to another country for not less than 24 hours and not more than a few months for leisure. The 10th edition will host B2B meetings with over 280 tour operators from around 55 countries.

During the exhibition, do not miss the special showcase of the luxurious train ‘Palace on Wheels’ by the Rajasthan Tourism Department on 23 April at Durgapura Station, Jaipur.

Inaugural Session:22 April’18 at The Lalit, Jaipur

Exhibition: 23-24 April’18 at JECC Jaipur, Jaipur


7 Royal Palaces of Rajasthan That Were Turned into Hotels

7 Royal Palaces of Rajasthan That Were Turned into Hotels

Rajasthan is known world over for its majestic forts and palaces. These grand structures remind us of our glorious past. Many of these forts and palaces have been converted into heritage hotels so now everyone with money to splurge can enjoy the royal life. There are many such hotels in Rajasthan and here are some of our favorites-

1. Raj Palace, Jaipur

Raj Palace is more than two and a half centuries old palace converted into a grand heritage hotel. In 1995, PrincessJayendra Kumari Ji decided to restore this luxurious palace into the finest luxury Palace hotel. The Royal family renovated the arched corridors, the residential quarters and its courtyards with small amplifications.

The hotel is awarded as “the best heritage hotel of India” by the Government of India and voted as “The leading heritage hotel of the world” consecutively for seven times by World Travel Awards.

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2. Samode Palace, Jaipur

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The sprawling palace is located 40 kilometers north of Jaipur. The palace is built in Indo-Saracenic architecture and has an amazing combination of Indian and Mughal styles. The murals on the walls are equally fascinating.

3. Shiv Niwas Palace, Udaipur

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This palace shaped like a crescent was built in early 20th century. The palace is now a heritage hotel and is located on the banks of picturesque lake Pichhola. The hotel has 19 deluxe rooms, 8 terrace suites, 6 royal suites and 3 imperial suites

4. Ranvas, Nagaur

Ranvas is a small hotel located inside the 500-year-old Ahhichatragarh Fort in Nagaur. Ranvas literally means ‘abode of queens’ and the place certainly is grand. The hotel now has a swimming pool and two restaurants. You can enjoy mughal-sufi cuisine here apart from a variety of national and international delicacies. You will love walking on the gleaming marble floors here and you can visit the Ahhichatragarh Fort even when it’s closed for outside people.

5. Udai Bilas Palace, Dungarpur

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Next on the list is Udai Bilas Palace in Dungarpur near Udaipur. It is situated on the banks of Lake Gaibsagar. The hotel has exquisite Rajput architecture, fine murals, miniature paintings and stone carvings to satiate your hunger for historical beauty.

6. Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur

This hotel needs no introduction as it was recently declared the best hotel in world. Umaid Bhawan is located in Jodhpur and was built in the 1930s. Taj Group manages the 347-room hotel now. Come here to experience the ultimate luxury.

7. Rambagh Palace, Jaipur

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The majestic palace was built in 1835 in Jaipur. It also served as residence to the Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II and his queen, Maharani Gayatri Devi. This palace still has the regal feeling intact and is decorated with hand-carved marble latticework, sandstone balustrades, cupolas and cenotaphs. The verdant Mughal Gardens enhance its beauty.

Raj Mahal Palace Jaipur to get a new look



Set in the rambling greens, the Stunning Raj Mahal Palace is going to get a refurbished look in collaboration with t he internationally acclaimed SUJAN Group. With its awe inspiring original marble staircase, intricate chandeliers and mirrored ceilings, the SUJAN Raj Mahal Palace will initially comprise 20 suites and rooms, two restaurants, a bar, swimming pool, as well as a SUJÁN Spa.

Originally built in 1729 by the Maharaja of Jaipur, the palace has stood witness to over two hundred years of history.  In 1821, Rajmahal became the official residence of the British Resident Political Officer of Rajputana and in 1958 HH Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II – the celebrated and dashing ‘Maharaja Jai Singh’ – chose it as his private residence.  Over the decades this remarkable ‘Grande Dame’ has hosted Her Majesty the Queen & the Duke of Edinburgh along with several other members of the British Royal Family. Celebrated personalities such as Jackie Kennedy, Lord & Lady Mountbatten and many of the international ‘jet set’ have been part of the history of the Palace.

Rajmahal Palace

SUJÁN will reopen the palace by November 2014 in its latest avatar, completely redesigned and refurbished with vigorous flair by the highly acclaimed and accomplished designer Adil Ahmad.  Specially commissioned for this unique task by The Royal Family of Jaipur, Ahmad is also the Creative Director of Charbagh, Good Earth.

We hope that Raj Mahal Palace is revived and once again celebrated; in the true spirit of royal Rajputana.

Udaipur is keeping the tradition alive of celebrating “Vikram Samvat”


Festive vibes truly swathes the city with colors and auspicious chimes. Vikram Samvat is welcomed & celebrated grandly across the whole Udaipur city including each crossings and lanes. Passerbies are embraced with “Roli-Kumkum Tilak” which signifies respect to them & are given the solemn offerings of “Black Pepper, Misri (sugar) & Meetha neem”.


Fatehsagar gets decked up with city crowed and bright decorative stuff, all set for evening processions.

Udaipur Municipal Corporation along with Alok  association organizes 4 day mass celebration which is studded with huge fete & fireworks. Various competitions like Turban tying & Kite flying enhances the vibrancy of the fete.

Colorful and sparking firework presentations at “Fatehsagar ki paal” usually blow off the showers of auspiciousness in the city.  Traditional dance and folks festival is conducted at the shore of “Pichhola Lake” to mark farewell to the past year.

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A large rally is preceded from Nathdwara to Pichhola Lake, and it becomes a colossal affair when a mass from adjacent villages & localities adjoins it. Grand “Kalash-yatras” enroute, makes the “Upcoming Year” most special.

Also the consecrating soil is brought from “Haldighati” to worship the valor of “Maharana Pratap”.

The tradition of Surya Puja in the morning and beckons of reverence by small kids soaks everybody in the occasion.

Amid of loud festive aura, city folks welcomes the new year with all heart and hale with action packed evening at Lok Kala Mandal too.

The celebration of “Vikram Samvat” culminates with a great religious fervor.

Picture Courtesy: Manmohan Bhatnagar

Mystique and Exotic Rawla Jojawar Fort


Set amidst the Aravalli hills, this little garrison fort was once a major principality of the Royal house of Marwar. Bestowed with the title of Rao, the nobles looked after this little fiefdom for about two centuries after its construction in the 18th century.

Known by the name of Rawla Jojawar the fort is now converted into a splendid heritage hotel. The two young sons of the present Rao and Rani Sahiba Maharaj Singh ji, Nagendra and Amitvikram singh respectively, are looking after the hotel in the Rawla, recently restored into its old world splendor.

Thirty five breathtaking rooms, none being alike, each has its own character and beauty, with it a décor to match. They were lovingly renovated out of the existing sprawling Rawla keeping the ancient traditions of Vastu, or architectural principles in mind, it is said that no new buildings were needed. All rooms have air conditioning and are connected to equally pretty bathrooms with all the modern amenities.

A beautiful pool is located by the side of Zanana Mahal – once ladies only preserve, which is deal for a relaxing swim and taking in the warm Rajasthan sun. The deck is sometimes a venue for tantalizing dinners.

The cuisine served to the visitor is designed by Vaidehi – daughter in law to Rao sahib, she assisted by the expert chefs of Rajasthani cuisine prefers to blend the cuisine with western dishes for the benefit of travelers from different cultures. But the serious connoisseur is encouraged to experiment with Rajasthani cooking in the family kitchen.

Life here is unhurried, and filled with sunshine, conversation and picnics, village walks transform into safaris, or treks into the nearby forests. Suspicious and tempting meals are served under the brightly lit canopy of stars, accompanied by music and dance, and talks of old ways and days take you back in time.

Address:-  Rawla Jojawar, Village Jojawar, Distt. Pali, Rajasthan-India

The Most Exotic and Promising Hotels in Rajasthan


With the emergence of the concept of globalization, the entire world has turned into a small place where exchange of cultures and traditions are no more out of the reach of common people. The tourism and public finance enterprises in India is thus experiencing a rapid growth because of globalization. The sensual diversity, complex cosmology and eclectic beauty along with its economic growth and competent human resources make India a perfect destination both for the leisure tourists and corporate travelers. Over the years, a number of luxury hotels have been built to accommodate the diverse needs of the travelers.

The Luxury and Heritage hotels in Rajasthan have successfully made a name in heart of tourists with their peerless hospitality and unrivaled services. In no particular order, the following are the most preferred hotels in Rajasthan that are not only breathtaking, but stand as the mirror of the rich traditional heritage and growth of the state.

Alsisar Hotels

Rajasthan is the great land of majestic palaces, erstwhile royalty, and the finest tradition of true Rajput hospitality. Unexpected and charming, Alsisar group of Hotels is a self-contained, intimate chain of heritage hotels hidden deep in folds of the Royal state, Rajasthan. Alsisar Hotels parent four magnificent properties i.e. Alsisar Haveli-Jaipur, Alsisar Mahal- Shekhawati, Nahargarh and Nahar Haveli-Ranthambore.

The quintessential Alsisar Hotels are seeped in history and tradition, and yet offer their guests contemporary luxuries, the impeccable hospitality and courtesy that are signature style of the Alsisar group of hotels.

Arya Niwas Hotels

The Arya Niwas Hotels in Jaipur are the most amazing types of hotels that have won accolades for themselves by people. Each tourist visiting Jaipur in the present days is always looking for various comfortable and delighting hotels for a memorable stay in Jaipur and Arya Niwas Hotels are ones in that list. With two Boutique hotels and two Serviced apartments, their ambience, plush accommodation, lavish lounging, dining facilities, mouth watering dishes and services make them the perfect example setters of the blend of contemporary and traditional art in Rajasthan.

Devraj Niwas, Jaipur

Devraj Niwas is more than 60 years old property which has been renovated while maintaining its original feel of Colonial style Architecture. Devraj Niwas provides uncompromising retreat to its guests visiting Jaipur. Our location offers an ideal experience of a modern ethos of eco-friendly travel. The well-furnished accommodation blends nature with contemporary design, providing unmatched comfort and adding to the calm ambiance with style. The tropical plants at Devraj Niwas create mini-courtyards giving peace and privacy to each room. The most important feature here is the Forresta- a multicuisine kitchen and bar with awesome ambiance. The Forresta Kitchen and Bar is the one of the most happening hangout with amazing events, activities and live performances in Jaipur.

The Fern Hotel, Jaipur

The Five Star Fern Hotel Jaipur is a major breakthrough when it comes to innovativeness and design in Jaipur. With the concept of staying green, the Fern Hotel Jaipur strives hard to be sensitive towards the environment and has taken up all possible measures to conserve Mother Nature. At the same time, most luxuries and contemporary facilities have been incorporated to make the hotel a hub of sumptuousness and extravagance. Customized and dedicated service is more than an add-on to the lavishness promised here.  The Fern Hotel, Jaipur is a hub of sumptuousness and extravagance. Customized and dedicated service is more than an add-on to the lavishness promised here. Food is also great and some excellent restaurants like Grunge lounge, The Gourmet and Conversation2 are found within it.

Laxmi Vilas Palace, Bharatpur

The Laxmi Vilas Hotel offers fairly good amenities and services and making it a unique holiday destination for guests from all parts of the world. At Laxmi Vilas Palace, you relive the history of Bharatpur, feel the warm hospitality extended to you by their present generation living in palace. The Laxmi Vilas Palace lies in the beautiful location enhanced by the sumptuous lunch and dinner preparations. They have maintained the lively fusion of Rajput and Mughal architecture as well as “Brij” culture. In and around the palace, a beautiful setting is captured to provide the guests with tranquility and peace of a home away from home.

More to follow in the next Blog…….


…Raj Niwas Palace, Dholpur

…Desert Trails

…So on!