When i planned my visit to Jaipur, i knew i wanted a taste of royalty as well as the modern Jaipur. I chose two of the best and started my journey that was sunk in culture, colors and Rajasthani cuisine. I could have chosen the modern indulgence first but I couldn’t wait to feel like a royal guest, indulging in nothing but all things fine.
My first stop was Taj Jai Mahal Palace, a 272-year Old Grand Palace that imbibes in itself rich heritage and culture. It is one of the fine palace hotels that embodies a historical splendor of India’s present and past. The massive property boasts of architecture and beautifully landscaped Mughal gardens.
Built in 1745, the Jai Mahal Palace is a stunning piece of Rajasthan’s heritage, a great example of Indo-Saracenic architecture set amidst 18 acres of landscaped Mughal gardens. Jai Mahal Palace has been the residence of three Prime Ministers of the princely state of Jaipur. Painstakingly restored and refurbished, it is now a luxury five-star Taj heritage hotel equipped with all modern-day comforts. The 94 rooms and six suites offer you unbeatable views of the city and palace gardens.
A warm welcome, where i was showered with rose petals, followed by a traditional aarti and tikka with folk music in background was indeed a royal greeting. Post check-in, my way to the room was a long but pleasant one, I came across the specialty restaurant, a beautiful courtyard, interesting paintings and art work, but what i loved the most were the jharokas that gave a glimpse of open sky and chirping birds.
I was staying in of their Luxury category room, that was soothing turquoise & white, had comfort of modern amenities, cozy bed and poolside view. All the amenities in bathroom were from forest essentials, a skin care brand that i love and indulge in personally. The inviting bathtub was a great blessing and made it easy to relax and unwind at the end of a long touristy day.
Taj Jai Mahal Palace Jaipur, has excellent range of dining options, Cinnamon, serves authentic royal Indian cuisines and Giardino is one of Jaipur’s finest al fresco Italian restaurants and an all-day-dining, multi-cuisine restaurant Marble Arch leaving one spoilt for choice.
The Rajasthani Thali at Cinnamon had everything from laal maas to kadi, gatte ki sabji to ker sangri, it was a riot of flavors in our mouth and an experience that left us overwhelmed with joy for next few hours. Well we didn’t mind, the evenings at the courtyard at Jai Mahal Palace is something you should witness if you want a peak into local folklore.
The evenings which were not spent indulging in traditional folk dance were spent in my room over a personalized high tea overlooking beautiful sunset followed by a luxury spa treatments at Jiva Spa.
I enjoyed every bit of Tajness during my stay at Jai Mahal Palace. There is still lot more coming from my Jaipur visit. Make sure you have subscribed and keep watching this space for more. Also don’t forget to follow me on Instagram @Ssatpreetkaur for instant updates on everything lifestyle and luxury.
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