How to Plan Luxury Holidays in Rajasthan
Rajasthan is renowned for its resplendent palaces converted into luxury hotels, an array of glamping options, varied activities and shopping as well as wedding destination. This former land of maharajas renowned for their opulence and decadence is today India’s premier luxury holiday destinations. Today our guide is all about how to plan luxury holidays in Rajasthan in which we will suggest you plenty of options for luxurious holidays in Rajasthan.
Stay in Heritage Hotels
Rajasthan has always been known for its magnificent forts and opulent palaces that were built in the era of Maharajas. While, most of these architectural marvels of Rajasthan have been converted into magnificent heritage hotels and resorts, they still maintain the grandeur of the Rajputana hospitality. What better way to experience the royal lifestyle of Rajasthan than staying in one of the magnificent heritage hotels. Feel like royalty and enjoy the opulent luxuries fit for a king. Ride an elephant into a grand courtyard.
Dine in a magnificent Durbar Hall. Enjoy performances of folk dancers accompanied with local folklore, music and other entertainment. Stay in rooms furnished in affluent luxury, with turbaned bearers in attendance at the Heritage Hotels of Rajasthan. Needless to say, stay in heritage hotels of Rajasthan is an unrivaled luxury and one of the best to make your Rajasthan trip luxurious.
Stay in Luxury Camps
Inspired from the royal caravan sites of Rajputana, luxury camps in Rajasthan is another way to enjoy luxury holidays in Rajasthan. There is no better place to venture into the mystical environs of Thar Desert because the luxury camps of Rajasthan captures and enhances the spirit of the desert. Enjoy lavish tented lodgings with subtle cues of the crafts and textiles woven into carpets, turbans, cushions. The burst of vivid colors are a contrasting to the golden terrain of the Thar Desert. Spend the evening under the vast expanse of the desert sky dotted by the stars.
Listen to the ancient melodies of Manganiyar folk musicians whose songs have haunted these dunes for centuries. Relish the delightful dining around bonfires. Re-live luxury of the camps in The Thar Desert.
Experience Jiva Spa on Lake Pichola
Jiva Spa is a part of Taj Lake Palace on the Pichola Lake. What really sets this particular spa apart is, its Royal Spa Boat. Modeled after the ceremonial barges of the House of Mewar, this majestic vessel sails in the Lake Pichola overlooking the Aravalli Mountains, the oldest in the world. The Spa features a spacious, air conditioned suite, relaxation lounge, steam bath and shower. The large sky deck is equipped with a soak pool, traditional lounging bed and dining area.
The Jiva Spa menu has been designed to nurture Jiva or ‘Life Force’. Spend few hours being pampered. Choose to indulge in the tailor made spa experiences. For the ultimate pampering session, opt for Royal Spa Sojourn with Mewar Khas. After the spa treatment, enjoy drinks and freshly prepared meals. You will definitely feel the summits of luxury after the spa session, adding an unforgettable memory in your Rajasthan Holiday.
Wildlife Safaris & Stay in Jungle Resorts
There is always a wildlife calling in Rajasthan and even in the heart of wilderness there are many luxurious jungle resorts in Rajasthan. Get ready for the adventure. Amongst many national parks and wildlife sanctuaries, Ranthambore National Park in Sawai Madhopur, Sariska Tiger Reserve in Alwar and Keoladeo National Park in Bharatpur are the most popular. The wildlife resorts in Rajasthan add to the adventure. Stay in the heart of the jungle and embark on the experiences of the wild. The resorts retain or recreates the days of game hunting by royalty. Enjoy jeep safari where you can spot wild animals and several species of birds.
These beautiful sanctuaries and parks are home to a variety of wildlife, some of which have been categorized as critically endangered. The vegetation and landscape varies in each and every wildlife sanctuary but offers a wonderful opportunity to experience nature in a very unique way.
Dine like a King
Dining like royalty is another luxurious experience of a holiday in Rajasthan. There are plenitude of choices of royal dining. The delicious gastronomy, the unrivaled locations and the legendary hospitality creates an extravagant experience. The spicy gastronomy of the desert state comprise a platter of delights. Do not miss the platters of simple vegetarian cuisines, the spicy non-vegetarian feats, the choicest dessert and the topping of a refreshing drink.
Treat your sense to a rare level of extravagance. Dining accompanied with melodious music, folklore and other entertainment transports you to the days of the royal days of Rajasthan.
Take Variety of Rides
Make your holiday one full of luxuries with the number of rides. Travel in style like the Maharajas of yore, there are plenty of fun and adventurous ways.
Vintage Motor Rides
When the motor car first made its appearance in India, the Royals and the affluent of Rajasthan procured some of the finest automobiles from the golden era of automotive design. Ride in the vintage beauties and experience a bygone era of automotive history, there is no better place to do so than in Rajasthan.
Traveling by camel, ‘the ship of the desert’, was the norm in Rajasthan. Experience camel rides around the cities of Jaisalmer, Bikaner and Mandawa. Choose to go on a multi-day trek out in the desert or instead make it a day long affair.
Hot Air Balloon Rides
Get a whole new perspective on Rajasthan by taking to the skies. The hot air balloon is an exciting way to explore Rajasthan. You can take a ride at sunrise or sunset.
Back in the day, horses were considered to be divine beings. Ridden only by royalty and members of the Kshatriya warrior caste, these hardy beasts provide a thrilling adventure.