Jaipur Travel Guide

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India Gets Their First Fairmont Hotel

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  Site Where: 2 Riico Kukas, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India, 303101
October 9, 2012 at 1:51 PM | by | ()

Those visiting the Indian city of Jaipur have even more reason to stay a little longer after a tour of Nehru Garden or the countless surrounding palaces and forts. Fairmont has just cut the ribbon on their first property in India and has payed a great deal of respect to the local flare.

The 'Pink City' of Jaipur plays a significant role in creating a luxurious feel anyone walking into the hotel. The design of the 5-star property is borrowed from classic Mughal Dynasty features that speak to the culture's opulence and extravagance. From the rooms to the bathrooms and back to each of the four dining options, the decor is a sensitive re-design of the traditional Mughal palace.

Each of the 255 rooms and suites feature hand-painted artwork and traditional Rajasthani decor. Now it may seem like the luxury might end there, but each shower and bathroom is a whole new world. Over-sized with a grand entryway, they can make any guest feel like Indian royalty, down to the traditional diamond and star patterned floor.

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Fairmont to Open Its First Hotel in India in August

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  Site Where: 2, Riico Kukas, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
July 13, 2012 at 3:55 PM | by | ()

Looks like Andaz isn't the only brand heading for India: in August, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts will open the Fairmont Jaipur, its first in the country.

Perhaps best known for its historic Canadian hotels like the Royal York in Toronto, The Plaza in New York and Savoy in London, there are a number far-flung places where you can find Fairmont as well, including the Fairmont Norfolk in Nairobi, or the Fairmont Zimbali in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

And from next month, it's adding a 255-room hotel in Jaipur, the capital of the Indian state of Rajasthan, southwest of New Delhi. Dubbed "the Pink City", Jaipur is a planned urban development dating back to 1727, and particularly famous for its architecture, with a number of spectacular forts and palaces that remain today. Its nickname originates from a visit by the Prince of Wales in 1876, for which the city was painted pink in celebration (no, really).

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Katy Perry and Russell Brand to 'Taj' the Knot in India

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  Site Where: Bhawani Singh Road , Jaipur, India, 302 005
October 15, 2010 at 3:55 PM | by | ()

If all goes well for Katy Perry and Russell Brand, they will be living out a full-time teenage dream as husband and wife by the end of this month.

Reports say the duo have selected the Taj Rambagh Palace in Jaipur to be the site of their Hindu nuptial ceremony, after a three-day celebration on the edge of a tiger wilderness preserve at Aman-i-Khas. The Taj Hotel is actually the place where they got engaged last year.

But now, The Daily Mail has some pretty specific detes about the wedding ceremony:

The heritage palace was home to Indian royalty and is spread over 47 acres of tranquil, landscaped gardens. Funny man Brand is expected to ride through the palace gates on a lavishly decorated horse, escorted by camels and elephants.

Folk dancers are expected to welcome the couple with a traditional dance and fireworks. From here, Brand and Perry will travel in a horse driven cart to the main garden where a Hindu ceremony will be conducted in front of a small fire.

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