Rajasthan is a hub of royal tourism in India and also recognized as the Pink city of India. People from different countries come here to explore the beauty of Rajasthan. There are several Heritage Hotels in Rajasthan like Rambagh, Umaid Bhawan etc, are drawing a lot of attention from many tourists of foreign countries as they are welcomed by the traditional Indian way. Have a look on certain Luxury and 5 Star Heritage Hotels in Rajasthan.
Le Meridien, Jaipur
It is situated on the Jaipur outskirts. It is a luxurious 5-star hotel which is positioned over 25 acres of landscape and also offers a haven of calmness. The hotel provides real beauty and the architectural splendour of Rajasthan. It consists of 116 luxurious appointed villas and guest rooms which are fully equipped with modern comforts. All the rooms are classified as Superior Twin Rooms, Executive villas, Deluxe King rooms and superior kind rooms. This hotel also provides two restaurants serving delicious food. The hotel provides all the facilities and services which fulfils the basic requirements of the guest.
The Oberoi Rajvilas, Jaipur
The hotel is bounded though the full green surroundings and featuring royal courtyards and pavilions. It belongs to the Oberoi group and the hotel features a great luxurious look that comprises of comfortable rooms, lavish villas and luxurious tents displaying the pictures of the great Rajput Kings. Every corner of the hotel gives attention which makes staying truly memorable.
Cambay Spa & Resort, Jaipur Delhi Highway
It is a luxury hotel situated in Delhi- Jaipur Highway. The Camba Spa & Resort is comprised of a splendid architecture and features accommodation full of relaxing and lavish furnishings. The resort has great features which provide complete relaxation to the travellers. It consists of Premium rooms, superior rooms and suites.
Now these were some of the 5 Star Heritage Hotels in Rajasthan Jaipur. Now lets check out Jaisalmer.
Hotel Rang Mahal, Jaisalmer
Rang Mahal is a four star hotel and is one of the best hotels in Jaisalmer. It provides top facilities and the room are comfortable which are fully equipped with the necessary amenities. All guests get royal experience after staying in this hotel. It is just 2km away from the airport and very close to the bus stand. The hotel consists of 53 deluxe rooms and the rooms are divided into standard rooms, deluxe suites and deluxe rooms. The Hotel Rang Mahal provides a coffee shop and a multi-cuisine restaurant.
Hotel Imperial, Jaisalmer
It’s one of the hotels in Jaisalmer which has a cozy style that attracts many tourists who wish to unwind and relax. It provides personalized services which fulfil the needs of the traveller. All the tourists are provided with an option of pick and drop facilities as well. There are super deluxe rooms, executive rooms and deluxe rooms are available at the Hotel Imperial. They served both Indian and continental food.
So, if you are planning to visit in Rajasthan, then you should stay in the above mentioned hotel for the memorable experience. You will surely enjoy your stay in the luxurious hotels with all the modern facilities.
I embarked with my brother on a 7 day/6 night “Serengeti Trail” Tanzanian safari with the tour company “Intrepid” (with a driver, cook and guide). We were a group of nineteen travellers (British, Irish, NZ, Japanese and Australian) aged 19 to 70s. We travelled in a truck converted into bus (our suitcases went in lockers at the back of the truck (bring your own lock) and day bags went above our head). We enjoyed activities such as biking through a local village, a hot air balloon ride over the Serengeti (this was optional and was at an additional expense) and spectacular game drives (viewed the Big 5- elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion and leopard) and three cheetahs (which are hard to spot)! A list of animals viewed during this safari will be listed at the end of this entry by location.
Day 1 Nairobi to Kisii, Accommodation Kisii:
We departed Nairobi in Kenya and travelled West across the Great Rift Valley (see previous entry for more details about Kenya and Nairobi). We had a picnic lunch at the town of Narok and continued to Kisii where we stayed at simple accomodation. This stop was just to break up the journey to Lake Victoria.
Day 2 Kissii to Lake Victoria, Accommodation Lake Victoria:
Before crossing the border into Tanzania, we stopped at a soapstone carving cooperative and watched the craftsmen at work. We crossed the border into Tanzania at Sirai, Kenya/ Isebania, Tanzania (paid $50 for a 90 day visa which we could reuse again for Zanzibar,Tanzania after returning to Kenya),crossed the Mara river and headed to Lake Victoria, the largest lake in Africa. We arrived around 2:30pm and my brother and I opted to hire a bicycle and go on a 2.5hr guided bike tour around the village of Musoma. This was one of my highlights in Tanzania. We biked to the pier and around the village, saw the market, heard a church choir, and we had scores of kids running happily behind us trying to high-5 us, shouting out “Muzungo” (white man) as we rode. Locals were not happy when people in the group took pictures and were shouting at our african guide that we should pay for the privilege of taking their photo- not such a comfortable feeling. There was the option of upgrading the accomodation to a hotel room (which we took – it was basic but lovely) or camping. Continue reading
It has been almost a year since I have shared with you any of my explorations around the world. I would like to share with you a taste of the Caribean Island of Puerto Rico.
Flight: 3.5 hrs domestic flight from NY. Puerto Rico is one of the 52 States of the US.
Hostel: Recommend the Posada Hostel in Old San Juan (405 San Francisco st., old colonial building in central location opposite Plaza Colonial among the bars/restaurants. Took a private double room for $55 a night (i.e. could be $27.5 a person), only has shared bathrooms).
Weather: Though it was the end of September and hurricane season it only rained one night and morning (luckily J).
Day 1 (afternoon) Old San Juan:
Flight landed just before 2pm, arrived in old San Juan 230pm (approx 20 min from airport to Old San Juan).
Hop on free green hop on/hop off bus that has “El Morro” on the front (there are 3 different free green buses, this one takes you in the longest route of Old San Juan). This will take you past St. Cristobal, the slums of La Perla, past the coast cemetery and to El Morro Fortress (supposedly the light house at El Morro has tours every Saturday at 230pm).
To book tours for the rest of your trip, hop off the bus at the Tourist Centre at the pier (closes at 530 pm).
Think it is easiest to list food/drinks/night-life of Old San Juan all in one place, though these are places I visited over the duration of my trip.
Grab a mallorca (sweet pastry) for breakfast at Old San Juan’s infamous bakery La Bonbonera (San Fransisco St). Continue reading