ITC Rajputana: Royalty And Modernism In A Perfect Holiday Destination
Die-hard urbanites who thrive on megalopolitan mania will relish their stay at this stately property just 15 kilometres from the airport and half a kilometre away from the city centre. A reflection of the regal spirit of Rajasthan and its royalty, the estate bears a handsome red brick exterior and is outfitted with long corridors, secluded courtyards and beautiful lattice work. After a day out and about in enthralling Jaipur, revive the tingle down the spine with an exotic therapy at the spa a stunning sanctuary before retreating back to one of the 218 rooms designed for space and splendour, each of which has been carefully designed to meet the needs of both business and leisure travellers. Celebrate the resplendent life and soul of ITC Rajputana by kicking off a flaming fiesta of flavours on the taste buds at Jal Mahal or Peshwari, where the specialty cuisine is as old as fire itself, and indulging in a decadent 1975 vintage within the glimmering walls of the trendy Sheesh Mahal Bar.
TOP DRAW: The location of choice for the city’s glitterati, the hotel’s versatile function options and proficient level of service makes it the perfect place for meetings, conferences and weddings. Impress up to 500 guests with a lavish themed reception at the Suryavanshi Mahal hall and hold intimate negotiations at the wood-panelled, hi-tech meeting rooms fit for VIPs.
NEARBY: Otherwise affectionately known as the Pink City, Jaipur is the gateway to India’s most flamboyant state and is crisscrossed by colourful, chaotic streets a heady brew of the classic and the contemporary. Prominent corporate offices including the World Trade Park and Shreeji Towers are less than five kilometres away while tourist favourites such asthejaigarh Fort, Nahargarh Fort and Amber Fort, all of which possess fascinating evidence of Rajasthan’s primeval dignity, are not far off. The City Palace still houses the former royal family and the adjoining five-storied, pyramid-shaped Hawa Mahal is today one of the major landmarks of the area. Be sure to check out the royalobservatoryJantarMantarfora breathtaking peek at the astronomical skills and cosmological concepts of the court of a scholarly prince at the end of the Mughal period.