Best of the Best 2018 - 115
THE OBEROI RAJVILĀS
JA IPU R , IN DIA
N E I G H B O R H O O D 32-acre Retreat
Situated amid 32 acres of landscaped gardens dotted with reflection pools and fountains, The
Oberoi Rajvila-s is an oasis of peace built around an 18th-century Shiva temple, where you can
renew your wedding vows with a Hindu priest, or experience meditation and yoga. Traditional
techniques were used throughout the resort to replicate the famous pink walls of Jaipur, and
gold-leaf frescoes and high-domed ceilings pay homage to the city's Mughal past. The restaurants have indoor and alfresco seating and live folk music in the evenings. Located in a restored 18th-century mansion, the spa offers ayurveda-inspired and Oberoi treatments.
A DV I S O R T I P
Lunch for two (excluding alcohol, tax and
gratuity), once per stay.
Add a wellness experience by having a Hindu
blessing ceremony, meditation or yoga in the
resort's 18th-century Shiva temple.
Distance from Jaipur Airport (JAI): 25 minutes
JA IPU R , IN DIA
N E I G H B O R H O O D Adjoining Rambagh Golf Course
The history of Rajasthan - with its polo-playing princes and dreamy princesses - is alive and
well at Rambagh Palace. Home to generations of royals for more than 180 years, the palace
was converted into a luxury hotel, to the delight of today's discerning guests. Live like royalty
in the restored suites - former chambers of the Maharaja - which are adorned with rich silk
drapes and colorful artwork. After a day enjoying the royal treatments available at the Jiva Spa
- including Indian aromatherapy massages - ask the palace butlers to arrange an intimate
meal or take you on a drive in a vintage car.
Three-course set-menu lunch or dinner at
Rajput Room for two (excluding alcohol, tax
and gratuity), once per stay.
The history walk through the gardens with
one of the palace butlers lets you discover
more than two centuries of royal heritage.
Distance from Jaipur Airport (JAI): 7 miles/11 km
Size: 78 rooms Room Style: Classic Vibe: Sophisticated
UMAID BHAWAN PALACE
JODHPU R , IN DIA
N E I G H B O R H O O D Jodhpur
Built by Maharaja Umaid Singhji as a symbol of the "new" Jodhpur, Umaid Bhawan Palace is
one of the world's largest private residences. Today this 64-guestroom Indo-art deco marvel
treats its guests to bespoke Taj Hospitality that mesmerizes with an array of experiences like
Royal Butler Service, unique dining options and retail therapy. Experience India's ancient healing wisdom at the Jiva Grande Spa, offering holistic ayurvedic treatments and yoga classes.
Stroll the lush English gardens beautified by bougainvillea, play squash with the Royal Trainer,
visit the on-site museum, sip fine brandy over a game of snooker and much more.
Lunch or dinner for two at Risala or Pillars,
once per stay.
Each meal can be a private, customized and
special experience in an ethereal and fairytale dining setting, taking each guest on a
culinary journey quite unlike any other.
Distance from Jodhpur Airport (JDH): 3 miles/5 km
Size: 64 rooms Room Style: Classic Vibe: Sophisticated
ASIA & PAC IFIC
Size: 71 rooms Room Style: Classic Vibe: Sophisticated