Last Updated: June 22, 2018 Abhishek Gurung
A land famous for its opulence and decadence, Rajasthan is a grandiose place that is dotted with an amalgamation of forts, palaces, lakes and deserts. Its engaging beauty of vibrant culture, dance, festivals, food certainly is captivating. And no wonder why this royal destination of India is often the first choice to go for a luxury holiday as it can never disappoint. So, in order to give you a gist of what luxury Rajasthan possesses, we have laid down some 10 things you can do to make most of your holiday in Rajasthan.
Let’s scroll through :-
Traverse Rajasthan in Luxury Trains
A sojourn in the luxury trains will take you on a trip of a lifetime around the many districts of Rajasthan. There are 4 major luxury trains, namely, Palace on Wheels, Maharaja Express, Royal Rajasthan on Wheels and Deccan Odyssey offering several luxury amenities, spacious bedrooms, beautiful restaurants and bars, all under a single roof. The fare of the luxury tourist trains include well-guided sightseeing tours, Best hotels accommodation in cities of Rajasthan, and even fine dinning experience. So that you do not feel hassled whilst making a visit.
Stay in Palaces converted into Boutique Heritage Hotels
Oft-times, when a conversation to visit Rajasthan strikes, an image of magnificent palaces and forts conjure in our mind that are truly enchanting attractions to visit. During your Rajasthan tour, you can definitely experience a bit of a classy life ‘like that of the royals’ in their many palaces converted into heritage hotels. Rajasthan’s resplendent hotels and resorts like Shiv Niwas Palace, Taj Lake Palace and Oberoi Udaivilas in Udaipur, Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur, Raas Devigarh in Delwara, Rambagh Palace and Samode Palace in Jaipur, Suryagarh in Jaisalmer, Dadhikar Fort in Alwar, and Bhainsrorgarh Fort in Kotahave exquisite architecture and are adorned with antiques, exotic murals and original artifacts. These heritage hotels in Rajasthan are also great venues for hosting grand Indian weddings.
Pamper yourself in the Taj ‘Jiva Spa Boat’
Fall in the lap of luxury by visiting Jiva Spa. While in Udaipur, it is always a good idea to go for a pampering session, ‘especially if it floats.’ Jiva Spa is a part of Taj Lake Palace and it is located on a boat in Lake Pichola. This luxury vessel sails around the Lake Palace (it may also be tied on the deck of the palace) and it offers a spacious relaxation lounge, comfortable suite, steam bath and a soak pool. This is one of the most popular spa among honeymooners, and is also one of the best places to unwind and relax in general. Nevertheless, the Lake Palace also has Mewar Khas, an ultimate rejuvenating spa for the grooms and brides pre-bathing ritual where your body will be scrubbed with natural ingredients like turmeric, sandalwood and rice grains.
Drive around the streets in Vintage Cars
Let the vintage cars floor you down with their elegance and beauty. Ever since the automobiles first came to India, the royals procured some of the best luxurious cars. In fact, whenever you visit Jaipur, you must attend the rally where various luxury vintage cars are showcased by the Rajputana Automotive Sports Car Club. Some of the cars that are usually displayed during the rally are 1923 Fiat 501, 1903 Humber, 1936 Mercedes Benz 170V, 1938 Morris 8, 1923 Austin and 1923 Erskine. You can also rent some of the classics and ride around the cities in Rajasthan; you will get an experience of a bygone era of automobile history.
Get a bird’s eye view in ‘Hot Air Balloon’ rides
You can go for a hot air balloon to get a whole new sight of Rajasthan. This is one of the most fun activities you can do as a couple or even in groups. Soaring high up in the sky you can witness the lush greeneries and earthy brown forts and tiny houses. In Rajasthan, there are three destinations serving this exciting luxury activity, you can select your pick to enjoy hot air balloon rides in places like Ranthambore, Jaipur and Pushkar.
Experience a stay in ‘Luxury Camps’ in Thar Desert
A calming sunset, glamorous tents, vintage lanterns, and to top it up, a mini open space with intricate design on carpets and chairs, yes! This is what camping in Thar Desert looks like. Visit the desert capital of India – Jaisalmer for best luxury camping in India, as this place offers a magical ambience with only hush, slow pace setting. You can gaze at the golden sand dunes and see it change colour as the sunsets, it is perfect place to rejuvenate your senses. You can also go for camel rides or jeep rides or for racing in the dunes. And at night, you will be surrounded by beautiful melodies of the Manganiyar folk musicians who will make your experience in the camp even better.
Spend a relaxing time in the Jungle Resorts
It is never a bad time to visit the jungle resorts around Rajasthan (except monsoon), its beauty, calmness and it being close to the wild is certainly overwhelming. As a matter of fact, it is also a perfect place to spend your honeymoon, or even a second honeymoon. As we know (or will know) Rajasthan is an ideal destination to visit to witness tigers, and Ranthambore National Park in Sawai Madhopur is quite famous. Here, the place offers a melange of forest resorts providing luxury accommodation right amidst the dense forest and chirps of birds. There is also Sariska Tiger Reserve in Alwar and Keoladeo National Park in Bharatpur that provide some of the best luxury resortscatering to all the needs of a luxury seeker and wildlife enthusiast.
Romantic Boat Ride in Lake Pichola
Romance is a fitting word to describe Udaipur, this beautiful city full of architectural grandeur surely offers an ambience where one can rekindle his love, and also fall in love with the monuments, history and luxurious hotels. We can say that, Udaipur is always a ‘win-win’ destination when it comes to luxury because it has a collection of exquisite boutique hotels like the lavish Udaivilas and marvelous Lake Palace. However, a romantic evening, luxury boat ride in Lake Pichola, Udaipur is the best thing to do. The boats are well-maintained and offer a 45 minute tour in which sightseeing of numerous palaces and luxury hotels that flank the lake is organized.
Indulge in Royal Sports at Rambagh Golf Club
Sports was much loved activity of the royals, especially golf. Even today, the love for it amongst the royals prevails. As a tourist, you can head to Rambagh Golf Club, Jaipur and see the vast eighteen-hole course where once the royals played. This golf course is a part of the Rambagh Palace Hotel and it also organizes polo matches. Every year, various matches are organized, which you can be a part by paying for the tickets and dressing classy, while you savour fine champagne and tuna tartare.
Experience Fine Dining in Luxury Restaurants around Rajasthan
As the daylight dims and stars start to twinkle, you can have a lavish dining experience in some of the most luxurious restaurants in Rajasthan. Influenced by both modernism and tradition, there are plenitude of restaurants like Cinnamon and Suvarna Mahal in Jaipur, Darikhana and Risala in Jodhpur, Devi Garh and Upré by 1559 AD in Udaipur and The Trio in Jaisalmer that have extravagant decor and serve scrumptious food. Try spicy lal maas (it is a local mutton dish) and several other cuisines that are served with warm hospitality in these luxury restaurants.
These are the 10 ways that can offer an out of the world luxury experience in Rajasthan. If at all you’re longing to march right out to the royal destination but don’t want to get into the hassle of planning one on your own, we extend a hand of help. By choosing Tour My India, you can be assured of your travel planning going in the right way. Give us a call at +91 9212553106 or send us an email at email@example.com to know more about our tour packages. Also, if you enjoyed reading this blog, please make sure to give it a LIKE and share it with your travelling loving friends and family.
Published: 17 Jul, 2017
Abhishek Gurung is a writer whose passion for food and travel is an unending affair. He likes going on treks and camping in the woods, loves exploring forts and architecture, he is a cycle enthusiast who likes to contribute something to the environment, travel photography and videography is another interest as he sees life in a cinematic point of view. He likes the idea of living in offbeat destination where the mode of communication is to interact with each other. Coming from Nagaland, he has visited some beautiful valleys and remote villages and appreciates nature as it is and as it should be.