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A Virtual Tour to the Blushing Pink City!

Walking through the streets of Jaipur City is a pleasure that people often describe at great lengths in their travelogues. Still, a large number of visitors miss just that. For they are not aware that the city of Jaipur with its residential quarters is as worthy to be seen as its incomparable uncountable monuments. There is still confusion in policy makers whether to call Jaipur a heritage city or a city of heritages – it has the best of both. The way people perform their crafts and sell commodities from the shops lined up on both sides of the streets and lanes is extremely photogenic, as if it is an artificial scene created for tourists. But the fact is that it is business as usual, and as always.

Jaipur is an extremely well proportioned city, quite unusual among other historic Indian Cities, planned to the minutest detail and to the smallest structure. Serving as thoroughfares for the ever important processions, the wide and straight main streets have uniform sized and shaped shops on both sides with no residential quarters opening up on them. Only the temples open up on main streets. The rectangular blocks made by intersections of the main streets have the residential mansions known as havelis opening up on shadowy smaller streets known as rastas and galis, each one having its characteristic names. The names of the lanes (for instance, Khazane walon ka rasta, Maniharon ka rasta, Topkhane ka rasta, Lalji Saand ka rasta, Jat ke Kuen ka rasta, Dinanathji ki gali…) are so interesting and inviting, it becomes worthwhile to explore each one. These lanes have a judicious mix of public wells, temples of different deities, chaurahas (crossroads), chowks (squares) and shops of various artisans where they manufacture and sell at the same spot. The huge squares of main streets, known as chaupers, are conveniently located so that they can be easily reached from any of the massive gates of this walled city. They are the ideal places to glimpse the entire gamut of social activity which changes every hour of the day.

This ever-prosperous trade center has no dearth of modern flavors added to it. Besides its many amusement parks, Jaipur has the most lavish cinema theatreRajmandir, the very impressive Birla Convention Center, a number of clubs, golf course and Polo grounds. The opulence-personified Rambagh Palace and the luxury-personified Rajvilaas are two of the world’s best hotel resorts that Jaipur proudly has, among many others. A number of impressive havelis of noblemen in Jaipur Royal family are now tasteful heritage hotels. If everything else fails to impress you, Jaipur’s bazaars will not, Don't forget your credit card back home!as they make this city a shopper’s ultimate delight. Those not interested in shopping, can see how the crafts are made – in Jaipur itself or in the nearby Sanganer and Bagru towns.

Come to Jaipur anytime and you are welcomed with its touch of class. Come for any reasons. For its mouthwatering delicacies offered at street sides to classy restaurants… to participate in its uncountable processions and festivities… to join its many music and dance schools… for top-notch excursions around the city… to just shop till you drop…  to spend some moments of regality in palaces, pomp, show and mock weddings…

Jaipur was painted pink in honor of a British Prince visiting this city, hence its name Pink City. The city still blushes pink in honor of its guests. 

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Embark on a beautiful Journey of Jaipur to relish the time and make the unforgettable memories! For Booking, Reservations and special tours to Rajasthan log on to http://www.aryaniwas.com/, Send us mail to info@aryaniwas.com  aryahotel@gmail.com  or call us at +91 (141) 4073450 ,  +91 (141) 4073400 , +91 (141) 2372456

Now Book Your Rooms Online!

Great News for the  frequent and busy  travelers who find no or less time to book hotel rooms by calling.

Now, Arya Niwas Hotels’ rooms can be booked online through our own websites

Arya Niwas

Om Niwas

Tara Niwas and

Jai Niwas

The “book online now” tab placed below tariff table on each of these websites will help you make a hassle free booking of your rooms in Jaipur. You can also log on to http://aryaniwas.guestplus.in/

Benefits of Easy Online Booking at Arya Niwas Hotels, Jaipur

1. Ease of Instant Booking: the guests don’t have to call or email us for booking.
2. Direct Booking: only one night’s tariff required for confirmation (as oppose to complete payment in other websites), no extra service charges
3. Wide Acceptance: All Visa /Master credit / debit card accepted
4. The booking of Hotel rooms is available for all the dates till February 2013 now.

Hope this addition is of good help to our guests for quick and convenient booking! Have Happy Holidays in Jaipur 🙂

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A Weekend Getaway: Jaipur, The Pink City

To unwind own self, one needs to break free from the monotonous daily routine life.  Usually, we all look for going out on a vacation.  Sometimes, the plan is so sudden that we get confused where to go.  Before going there is a lot to research for the place as to how to reach there, where to stay, what are all the sightseeing places and what is there to do one you are there.  If one is looking for a perfect getaway then a trip to Jaipur  will truly be one of its kinds which you are going to enjoy.

Jaipur, ‘The Pink City’ as it is popularly known is geographically located in Rajasthan is the place that gives you the rich royal feeling one can ever experience.  An epoch of royalty will be experienced by those who visit Jaipur, ‘The Pink City.’

Jaipur sightseeing includes the famous Amber Fort built in white marble and red sandstone, Hawa Mahal has a splendiferous Rajputana architecture that talks about the glory of the royal family, City Palace of Jaipur, Jaigarh Fort located on the top of the hill, by the name of Cheel ka Teela, Jantar Mantar the largest stone observatory in the World is one of the five astronomical observatories built by Maharaja Jai Singh, Nahargarh Fort offers a striking view of the City of Jaipur.

Some of the temples to be visited while sightseeing in Jaipur are  Govind Dev Ji Temple representing the romance of Radha Krishna and royal past of Jaipur, Moti Dungri meaning Hill of Pearls or Pearl Hill is the temple dedicated to Lord Ganesha, BirlaTemple built in pure white marble looks dazzling when lit in bright light.

Other than the Forts, Palaces andTemples, the festival and fairs celebrated in Jaipur add colors to life.  Some of the festivals celebrated in Jaipur with great pomp and show are Kite Flying Festival on January 14, Teej Festival that marks the arrival of monsoon, Elephant Festival, a unique event held annually in Jaipur. And then you can also see Jaipur experiencing the royalty in ‘Palace of Wheels’ the luxury train that takes you on a journey to Jaipur.

Jaipur tour is one of the most memorable vacations for those who have been longing for one.  Jaipur tours and vacation packages are readily available with Tours 2 Rajasthan.  They offer the most luxurious packages of Jaipur to economical packages that suit your pocket.

Embark on a beautiful Journey of Jaipur to relish the time and make the unforgettable memories! For Booking, Reservations and special tours to Rajasthan log on to http://www.aryaniwas.com/, Send us mail to info@aryaniwas.com  aryahotel@gmail.com  or call us at +91 (141) 4073450, +91 (141) 4073400, +91 (141) 2372456

Arya Niwas Hotel, Jaipur bagged “The Travellers’ Choice Award” for One of the Best 25 Bargain Hotels in India!

All your love and trust in Arya Niwas Hotels has made us proud winner of a significant tourism award: “ Travellers’ Choice Award for one of the “Top 25 Bargain Hotels in India”.″ by TripAdvisor!

The travellers’ Choice Award is awarded to qualifying accommodations, attractions and restaurants listed on TripAdvisor that maintain a high overall user rating and a high volume of recent and quality reviews.

For us the award means recognition by our guests, the substantial satisfaction of knowing that when staying with us, we have surpassed their expectations. This encourages us to demand more of ourselves and to continue to improve our product, infrastructure and services.

The entire management and staff of Arya Niwas Group of Hotels, Jaipur wants to thank you once again for all opinions about our hotels, the positive, which made it possible to receive certificates of excellence and those always understood as constructive, to help us to improve daily. 

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We would like to thank  all our guests and patrons for making us feel so elated!!! This award is especially dedicated to all of you. For Booking, Reservations and special tours to Rajasthan log on to http://www.aryaniwas.com/, Send us mail to info@aryaniwas.com  aryahotel@gmail.com  or call us at +91 (141) 4073450,  +91 (141) 4073400,  +91 (141) 2372456

 

Chitra Cafeteria: Where Health is Served in Fresh and Flavorful Cuisines!

Quite unlike a normal hotel restaurant, there are several unique features that make Chitra Cafetaria a popular choice with our guests as well as the locals.

Chitra Cafeteria, Jaipur offers a warm and cozy ambience where you can dine in a relaxed and comfortable manner. The soothing lights, coupled with the neutral colors of the walls  make it one of the most elegant restaurants of the city. Chitra Cafeteria is a self-service restaurant, which can accommodate a maximum of 75 people.  Here, the guests can enjoy lazy breakfasts, lunches and dinners in our long, languid verandah that opens up to the Sun and its warmth but if you would like to eat privately, there is formal dining, adding to the majestic experience of eating like royalty as well!

Visitors can see their food being prepared and served since the kitchen and the dining area is not separated by any wall or door. Chitra Cafeteria in Jaipur specializes in continental and North Indian food. Less oil and fewer chilis are used to prepare the gourmet delights. We believe in providing hygienic food to the guests. Moreover, a lot of emphasis is also paid to clean and good quality food. We aim to provide fresh, home-like food made under strict supervision of the ladies of the family. Chitra ji herself gave a 1.5 hour long Indian cooking demonstration at Chitra Cafe, a few months back. It was on special request of an interested group of travelers. The dishes prepared were Baigan Masala, Baigan Bharta, Palak Paneer, Roti, Paratha, and Plain/Cheese Naan.

Visual Menu is a unique feature of Chitra Cafetaria – All available dishes for the day are put on display, which means you know the portion size as well as the product that you will be getting, no surprises and guess work required as you try to decipher the menu as in a regular restaurant.

Chemicals are a Noxious substances from which modern foods are made, but we serve you a complete health. We make our own bread, jams, cakes and other bakery products without using any chemical additives. The honey used comes from the Litchi fruit orchards of the Himalayan foothills. Fresh salads, using organic vegetables whenever possible; availability of seasonal Indian vegetables and not just the regular curries, authentic Italian pasta are some of the things that make food at the Chitra Café a delightful experience.

“Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet”. If you hanker for vegetarian fare with a home cooked aroma head for the Chitra Cafe . . . . . because one can come day in, day out, to savor the tasty fare, suffer no guilt pangs about calories, nor survive on Digene doses; all that while being easy on your pocket . . . .

Enjoy the ever delicious and fresh vegetarian meals with Arya Niwas Hotel at your very own Chitra Cafeteria…

The Ajmer Pushkar Rail Link Opened

The holy town of Pushkar became part of the railway map on Monday when the first train from Pushkar chugged on its way to Ajmer. Union Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi flagged off the train at a glittering ceremony attended by a huge gathering.

Addressing a meeting at the flagging off of the first train, Rajasthan’s chief minister Ashok Gehlot said that investments in Rajasthan will increase as there is a network of roads and railways even to remote places.

The 10-coach train, which will run all days except Tuesdays and Fridays, will start off from  Ajmer  at 9.15 am and reach Pushkar at 10.40 am and return at 3.40 pm to reach  Ajmer  at 5 pm. A meagre fare of Rs. 5/- will be charged from each passenger of the train, less than half of what is being charged by buses for the same distance.

This will change the image of Rajasthan as proper infrastructure is coming up here.

Union minister of state for IT and communications Sachin Pilot requested the railway minister to provide new trains in the route.

A Tour to the Magnificent Amber Mahal, Jaipur

The fort palace of Amber was the Kachhawaha citadel until 1727, when their capital moved to Jaipur. Successive rulers continued to come here on important occasions to seek the blessings of the family deity, Shila Devi. The citadel was established in 1592 by Man Singh I on the remains of an old 11th century fort, but the various buildings added by Jain Singh I are what constitute its magnificent centerpiece.

Crowning the crest of a hill, Amber Fort offers a panoramic view of Maota Lake and the historic old town at the base of the hill, which was the early seat of the Amber kings before they made the fort their capital.

The main entrance to the historic Amber Fort is through the imposing Suraj Pol, so called because it faces the direction of the rising sun, the Kachhawaha family emblem. The gate leads into a huge courtyard, Jaleb Chowk, lined on three sides with souvenir and refreshment shops. A flight of steps leads to the Shila Devi Temple, which has silver doors; silver oil lamps, grand pillars carved to look like banana trees, and contain the Kachhawaha family deity, a stone image of the goddess Kali. The next courtyard is the Diwan-i-Aam, the space for public audience. Near it is the Sattais Katcheri, a colonnade of 27 pillars, where scribes once sat to record revenue petitions. 

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The magnificent Ganesh Pol is the gateway to three pleasure palaces, each with special features, built around a Mughal-style garden, Aram Bagh. Maota Lake, which provided water to the fort, is surrounded by two exquisite gardens. The Kesar Kyari Bagh has start-shaped flower beds once planted with saffron, flowers, while Dilaram Bagh, built in 1568 as a resting place for Akbar on his way to Ajmer, is a clever pun on the name of its architect, Dilaram. A small archeological Museum is located nearby. The farthest and oldest end of the fort was converted into the zenana, with screens and covered balconies for the seclusion of the royal ladies in purdah. Faint traces of frescoes are still visible on the walls. In the centre of the courtyard is a pavilion with 12 pillars, the Baradari.

Spectacularly set within surrounding rugged hills and dotted with majestic architecture, Amber Mahal is one of the best palaces to visit on your trip to Jaipur.

To experience the magnificence of Amber Mahal and the most beautiful  moments of your life, just plan your  vacations to Jaipur and rediscover the Royal city with Arya Niwas Hotels. For special tours to Rajasthan log on to http://www.aryaniwas.com/, Send us mail to info@aryaniwas.com  aryahotel@gmail.com  or call us at +91 (141) 4073450,   +91 (141) 4073400,  +91 (141) 2372456

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