Rajasthan’s state capital is a compelling blend of huge hillside forts, extravagant palaces, bustling bazaars, memorable heritage hotels and almost comically thronged streets.
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The Oberoi Rajvilas, Jaipur
Jaipur, Rajasthan, India|www.oberoihotels.com|
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Set in the semi-rural eastern fringes of Jaipur, Rajvilas is an ultra-luxurious and modern reinterpretation of a Rajput-style fortress.
It’s a sensuous and dreamy place spread over 32 acres with landscaped gardens, terraces, reflection ponds, pavilions and private courtyards.
Resort-like in scale but offering impeccable boutique-like service, this is a magnificent property and one of Rajasthan’s most relaxing hotels.
Ideal for first-time visitors, as it’s out of the busy centre (and Jaipur can seem a bit overwhelming at first), this is a seriously upscale stay, appealing to those who like their luxury housed in classic Rajput architecture.
Beyond the city but lying just short of bucolic countryside, the Rajvilas’s semi-rural location strikes a pleasing balance of convenience and tranquility.
Relatively quiet residential lanes and streets form its unassuming hinterland.
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