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Rangeelo Rajasthan Diaries - Part 2

Rangeelo Rajasthan Diaries - Part 2

Shahpura: Rajasthan, or the land of the kings, is an exquisite gem located in the northwestern part of India. Each city, havelis and forts narrates a unique story. These stories are enriched with tales of its royal history and the glorious past. The rich culture and vibrant heritage make it a unique destination. Shahpura is a prime location near Jaipur city famous for its historical architectural identity and peaceful natural beauty. It abounds with exotic havelis and palaces, each having its distinct ancient architecture and rich royal heritage of the Maharajas. To feel the touch of royalty, Shahpura is a place to be. Many of the age old havelis and royal palaces that once adorned Shahpura were restored back to its former glory and converted to heritage hotels by the royal family and the lineage of Maharaj Surendra Singh. Converting the old havelis and royal palaces was the best decision to keep the legacy alive.

If you are planning to visit Shahpura or Jaipur and want to make your stay memorable and picture perfect with the touch of royalty and elegance, Shahpura House and Shahpura Haweli are highly recommended.

Shahpura House Jaipur: Jaipur, the capital city of Rajasthan also known as the Pink City is a four-hour drive from New Delhi. It is easily accessible by air, train and road. Shahpura House is located just four kilometers away from the famed landmark, the Raj Mandir Cinema. It is an amalgamation of modern amenity and antique architecture.  A sprawling property with 65 rooms and a magnificent rooftop restaurant. The manicured green sun-kissed lawn enhances the beauty and opulence of the majestic edifice. Adding more to the beauty of this heritage stay is the outdoor swimming pool with its sparkling blue water. Shahpura House is one of the most favored destination by travelers from all around the world. You can book homestays in Jaipur at best rates if you are planning for a long holiday.

Shahpura Haweli: The royal family of Shahpura, the Shekhawati family have contributed their ideas to preserve their ancestral properties into heritage hotels with the blend of an urban touch in a rustic setting.

Shahpura Haweli is a magnificent structure that has 100 rooms, each of which are aesthetically adapted based on the fine culture and heritage of Rajasthan.One can have a peaceful and serene stay away from the hustle and bustle of the city life with luxury and comfort at Shahpura Haweli. Located at a proximity to the city, it is a place for the best romantic holiday, family functions and gatherings. You can indulge in pampering yourself in the pool, spa, enjoy a quite romantic candlelight dinner while relishing local cuisine. You can also spend time marveling at the beautiful paintings and elegant architecture. Shahpura Haweli aims at maintaining the cultural value and aesthetics and in nurturing the environment by reducing the carbon footprints. 

Places to visit

Hawa Mahal – A five storied pyramid shaped magnificent palace built with red and pink sandstone. It has 953 small windows called Jharokhas which allowed the royal ladies to observe day to day life and festivals

Jantar Mantar – An UNESCO World Heritage Site, this unique astronomical observatory was built by the founder of Jaipur the great Rajput king Sawai Jai Singh II. This 18th century observatory has the world’s largest sundial.

Amer Fort – It is an UNESCO World Heritage Site situated on a hilltop overlooking a beautiful lake. The edifice houses the Sheesh Mahal or the Mirror House, which was immortalized in the legendary movie, Mughal-e-Azam. It houses the Jaivana, the world’s largest cannon on wheel.

City Palace – It is another grand palace located in the heart of city built by great Rajput king Sawai Jai Singh II. The big silver jugs kept at the entrance carried Ganga jal or holy water from the river Ganga during HH Maharaja Madhoo Singh’s visit to England.

Chand Baori – It is a stepwell which dates back to the 8th century. One is left wonderstruck at the unique steps which leads all the way to the bottom.

Nahargarh Fort – Nagargarh Fort is a magnificent fort famed for its stunning frescoes and for offering amazing views of the city. The Jaipur wax museum is another attraction of the fort.

Jal Mahal – It is a beautiful palace located in the center of the Man Sagar Lake.

Kalagram – Chokhi Dhani- It is a retail handicraft village showcasing the rich lineage and tradition of Rajasthan

Sanganer – Sanganer is famous for its textile block printing and handmade paper. It is located at a distance of 12 kms from Jaipur

Museums – City Palace Museum and Albert Hall Museum provides a peek into the rich history of the maharajas and its royalty

Shahpura Haveli and Shahpura House, a place which is famous for its elaborate history and tale of brave hearts, are waiting with open arms to welcome its guests. Visit to witness the hospitality and graciousness of the Rajasthani royalty.