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Recreation and Health center

A visit to Jaipur unfolds with private excursions to its many exotic attractions, including royal sports, elephant safaris and picnics, or indulging in a day of pampering at The Spa.

There is Gymnasium, Tennis courts, Swimming pool in garden setting with hot and cold plunge pools, heated in winter, Library offering a selection of books, music and videotapes plus an Amphitheatre for traditional music and dance performances

The professionally run spa offers non-clinical programs for relaxation and beauty. Therapy rooms and suites, a heat treatment area featuring steam rooms, saunas and showers, a gymnasium, and whirlpool in the private garden, are among the spa's facilities. Treatments incorporate the use of Ayurvedic principals of holistic health maintenance, herbal treatments and aromatherapy.

Outdoor Activities
Exploration of scenic spots, elephant safaris, walks and treks on foot or horseback are only a few of the highlights. Private excursions can be arranged, with deluxe picnic hampers and al fresco dining in charming settings. Activities for the energetic can range from horse or elephant polo, to Elephant Safaris

Elephant Safaris
Guests at Rajvilas can enjoy a unique and interesting insight into the countryside and rural life of Rajasthan. The guests are sent in cars to Kanota from where the safari starts. The one and half hour experience ends with a fabulous picnic. Beautifully decorated elephants wait for the guests by a local river at Kanota, 6 km from Rajvilas. With a beautiful wooden howdah that has decorative brass motifs, the elephant and his mahout welcome guests and the safari starts. Each elephant carries two persons. The route winds through the riverbed, at times camouflaged by elephant grass. The elephants then take a route through a series of farms and fields and a few quiet villages tucked away in the countryside. The weather is crisp and fresh in the winter, the atmosphere peaceful and scenic, offering guests a glimpse into the heart of rural Rajasthan.

After one and a half hours, you reach the base of Naila fort, which is atop a hill. At the base of the hill in the peaceful and secluded countryside, a sumptuous picnic awaits, following which you are driven back to Rajvilas.

Basic Data

Country India
State Rajasthan
District Jaipur
City Jaipur
Location Located on the Goner Road, Thirty minutes drive from airport, 1 km from the City Center
Rooms 54 Deluxe rooms, 14 luxury tents, 2 villas
Group The Oberoi Group of Hotels

City Information

JAIPUR-" The City of Victory", was first intended to be "Sawai Jaipur", named after the boy Prince who commissioned it - Maharaja Jai Singh II - a warrior, astronomer and politician who reigned over the Mughals from 1699 to 1743. Vidyadhar Bhattacharya, a grand visionary and architect, helped Jai Singh II design and develop his vision of the city. The two began work during the second half of the Prince's reign in 1727. Concentrating on shaping his creative pursuits and passions, Jai Singh's ambition was to make Jaipur one of the greatest cities of his time. He was clearly successful. Within five years a walled city of unparalleled beauty was created.

Jaipur was built according to a plan, with the glittering City Palace in the center. Spreading around, in tiers, were public buildings, residences of noblemen, and the living and trading quarters of merchants and artisans. At it's simplest; Jaipur is based on seven blocks of buildings, subdivided by straight, wide roads. All of it surrounded, as cities then were, by a high wall for defense into which were set seven gates. Today's Jaipur is pink, visually described as the city shaded with the autumn colors of a sunset. Although originally the walls were render set and pigmented the color of red sandstone, Jaipur's universal coat of pink only came in 1876 to coincide with the visit of the Prince of Wales (King Edward VII). Almost the entire city was given a coat of pink paint, thus giving it the name "The Pink City".

In her book, "A Princess Remembers", Maharani Gayatri Devi describes the city thus -..On a plain, encircled by brown desert hills with fortifications and walls snaking over their contours. The capital itself was the prettiest I had ever seen - an intricacy of domes and towers, lattices and verandas, with all the buildings colored a deep oleander pink. In the wide well planned streets the women wore skirts, bodices and shawls instead of saris, and all the men wore gloriously colored turbans - red, magenta, daffodil yellow and an indescribable pink that was both pale and piercing. It was an incredible effect, this pink against the background of the desert sky.

The City Palace
The spectacular City Palace is the residence of the former ruling family of Jaipur. It occupies the centre of the city, covering one-seventh of its area and surrounded by a high wall - the Sarahad. The architecture combines Rajput, Mughal and English elements. The Jaipur royal family resides in what is known as the Peacock Courtyard, although this is no longer open to the public.

Distance from Rajvilas 12 km.

Jantar Mantar
Literally "instruments for measuring the harmony of the heavens", the Jantar Mantar Observatory was built between 1728-1734. Not content with brass, Jai Singh II wanted things on a grand scale and chose stone with a marble facing on the important planes. Each of the instruments serves a particular function and each gives an accurate reading. This is a fascinating site.

Distance from Rajvilas 12 km.

The Amber Fort - "The Fortress Palace"
Amber was one of the most important of all Rajput cities. It was the ancient capital of the Kacchwaha Rajputs from the 12th century until the foundation of Jaipur in the early 18th century. The seventeenth century fort complex at Amber occupies a steep hillside, overlooking the strategic pass that gave entry to the kingdom of the Kacchwaha Maharajas from the Mughal territories to the north.

Despite some haphazard scars of renovation, and notwithstanding other whimsical additions that go on even now, there are few sights in all of Rajasthan that match the majesty and grandeur of Amber.

Distance from Rajvilas 18 km.

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