The land of fortresses, lakes, and unparalleled tradition and history. Rajasthan has forever been a destination where heritage and opulence merge beautifully. If you want to experience what the true Rajasthan is like, a stay in a haveli or palace within this glorious land of Rajputs is the answer. Today, we’ll be talking about some of the best heritage properties in Rajasthan, including heritage properties in Jaipur, palatial heritage properties in Jaisalmer and Jodhpur, and lakefront luxury properties in Udaipur. Just to name a few!
Raas Jodhpur: Set amidst the vibrant Blue City, Raas Jodhpur is one of Jodhpur’s first boutique hotels based around an original 18th-century haveli. Echoes of Rajput architecture can be found throughout the building, in everything from its intricately carved stone panels to its antique shrines to the arches surviving from the stables. Indeed, entire original buildings are interspersed with the rose-red modern architecture. The Darikhana, also known as the ‘Chamber of Carpets’, was built towards the end of the 18th-century and served as the haveli’s guest-house. Holistic Rajput hospitality is at the center of RAAS. The property is host to a multicuisine experience offering Rajasthani and continental cuisine, along with private dining and cafe dining. Raas’ in-house spa lets you experience sustainable wellness and the innumerable things to do in Jodhpur make RAAS a perfect heritage destination in Jodhpur.
Mihir Garh is an exclusive nine suite boutique hotel where each room offers you more than 1700 sq. of pure luxury. The private terraces, courtyards, plunge pools, and Jacuzzi seem to whisper a single word: Indulge. Here, serenity and splendor come together to create an experience for you. While exotic drinks from your personal mini-bar become the manna for a sultry summer afternoon, the fireplace morphs into an intimate friend for wintry nights. You can pamper yourself with the variety of treatments available at Mihir Garh’s spa or rejuvenate at the poolside while watching the endless desert meditate with the horizon. The delectable cuisines to aim to please – from traditional to continental – to suit your palate.
Mihir Garh acts as an envoy of Rajasthan’s rich heritage and culture. The majestic fort seems to emerge from the desert and complements the rugged beauty of the land. The workmen (over a hundred of them) come from the region itself bringing in the local lilt. The soft, stylish furnishings have been bought from the Jodhpur region alone. The village women of Khandi and Haji have lovingly created the fireplaces using the age-old technique of cow dung and clay! From paintings to curtain holders, every little thing has been specially designed for Mihir Garh and handcrafted by local craftsmen.
Amet Haveli, Udaipur: A centuries-old lakefront palace with an eye for excellence and heritage value. Amet Haveli was built during the 1700s by Maharana Jagat Singh Ji –2nd of Udaipur. The haveli is blessed with a long lineage of Ranas that nurture and preside over it, to this day! The hotel has 20 rooms each room is comfortably elegant, with attached bathrooms fitted with modern amenities. All restorations and alterations on the Mahal were carried out, bearing in mind the old architectural style of the building. The idea was to offer the weary traveler, the comforts of today with an ambiance of the past and the decor reflect the Rajput era.
Umaid Bhawan Palaces: One of the world’s largest private residences, Umaid Bhawan is a living testament to the lifestyle of the Rajputs. Built between 1928 and 1943, Umaid Bhawan Palace is a magnificent piece of Rajasthan’s heritage and a symbol of the new Jodhpur. Home of the erstwhile Jodhpur royal family and currently the world’s sixth-largest private residence, the palace has one thing in common with the iconic Taj Mahal at Agra—the palm court marble used in its construction. Perched on Chittar Hill, the highest point in Jodhpur, Umaid Bhawan Palace inspires with exotic views of the historical Blue City, vast sand dunes, and intimidating Mehrangarh Fort. The last of the great palaces of India, the property houses a family museum, as well as the resplendent Umaid Bhawan Palace. Set amidst 26 acres of lush gardens, with dancing peacocks and a subterranean Zodiac Pool, our 5-star hotel in Jodhpur offers 70 utterly breathtaking Art Deco-style rooms and suites.
With all these heritage properties adding to the allure of Rajasthan, there’s no reason Rajasthan shouldn’t be on your bucket list for 2020 and 2021. All resorts follow mandated sanitation procedures and are safe enough to enjoy a luxurious Rajasthan vacation with your loved ones. Talk to us at Star Vacations to find out more about planning the perfect Rajasthan trip!
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