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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, Send us mail to  or call us at +91 (141) 4073450,  +91 (141) 4073400,  +91 (141) 2372456



14th Vintage and Classic Car Rally in Jaipur

Imagine the sight when a 1923 Austin Chummy would drive bumper to bumper with a Mustang and 80 classic cars race down one after another!!

Here’s the News!

Rajasthan Tourism in association with Rajputana Automotive Sports Car Club, Jaipur together once again brings you the 14th Vintage and Classic Car Rally in the princely city, Jaipur.

The Jaipur Vintage Car Rally is increasingly becoming popular among the car owners who have a flair for adventure. The Jaipur Vintage Car Rally occurs annually in the month of January or February and this year it is scheduled for February04 and 05, 2012. What is to be seen here is the congregation of old model cars of the yesteryears pompously walking the road ramp in style and pride. Some of the most popular vintage car models that come to participate in this annual event are the Humber of 1903, the Fiat 501 of the year 1923, the Mercedes Benz 170V of 1936, the Morris 8 of 1938, the 1923Austin and the Erskine of 1923. 

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The Jaipur Vintage Car Rally is a matter of prestige for all the vintage car owners and the participants. The good thing about the cars is that they are still in a very usable condition and it is always a treat to go in for a drive in such cars as it offers you with a dignity and adds a charm to your appearance.

Spectator the 14th annual Vintage and Classic Car Rajjy at Jal Mahal Palace that aims to admire the classic vehicles and educate the young generation about the evolution of the automobile industry.

To experience the royal sight of these vintage cars one after another and the most beautiful  moments of your life, just plan your  vacations to Jaipur and rediscover the Royal city and its events with Arya Niwas Hotels. For special tours to Rajasthan log on to, Send us mail to  or call us at +91 (141) 4073450, +91 (141) 4073400,  +91 (141) 2372456

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, Send us mail to  or call us at +91 (141) 4073450,   +91 (141) 4073400,  +91 (141) 2372456

Jaipur Literature Festival!

From January 20-24, 2012 literature lovers from all over the world, including some very known names will be flocking to the Pink City to drink in the ambience at the five-day long extravaganza which will play host to over 200 speakers from across the globe. They will debate, discuss and read from their works at the Diggi Palace, Jaipur.

This event is one of the largest literary festivals in Asia that drew 7,000 patrons over five days in 2008, ballooned to 60,000 last year and organizers are expecting thousands more this year. And this time, you will see writers such as Michael Ondaatje, Fatima Bhutto, Ben Okri and David Remnick here. Oh yes, Salman Rushdie’s attendance is still a mystery! Perhaps, we can see Oprah Winfrey at the do.

The festival remains, as it started, open and free for everyone. But in an effort to streamline entry, for the first time organizers have asked people to register online before the festival this year, to enhance the safety.

The Jaipur Literature Festival will also host four musical evenings for the music enthusiasts. The musical four nights will have the touch of Rajasthani,  Pop, Sabri Bothers, Sufism, Band and Sahrang, with world wide artists performing in it. These musical evenings at Jaipur Literature Festival are no less than any classy ones. So don’t think of giving them a miss! 

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Nevertheless, Arya Niwas Group of hotels will be at its best hospitality to welcome all the esteemed patrons of Jaipur Literature Festival.

If you love art and literature and wish to attend the Jaipur Literature Festival, just plan your  vacations to Jaipur and rediscover the art and literature in this  Royal Pink City with Arya Niwas Hotels. For special tours to Rajasthan log on to, Send us mail to  or call us at +91 (141) 4073450, +91 (141) 4073400, +91 (141) 2372456

Rajasthan Pavilion in Jaipur will Remain Open till January15, 2012

Now don’t frown if you’ve missed the RAJASTHAN PAVILION, which received overwhelming response all through the three days of Pravasi Bhartiya Divas.

After receiving overwhelm response all through the three days of Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas, the Rajasthan pavilion will remain open till January 15. The pavilion is located in the premises of Birla Auditorium and has gathered huge applauds by the locals as well as NRI’s folks.

The Pandal has been kept open for the public. The people will see it entirely as the pavilion received applauds for being outstanding in all spheres. The Pavilion described the culture and tradition of Rajasthan very creatively. It clearly showed the transition of old and new Rajasthan. That age old charm too was clearly seen in it. Rajasthan’s power tourism, heritage and infrastructure stature was clearly depicted artistically.


Rebirth of the Palace on Lake: Resplendent Jal Mahal!

Rebirth of Palace on the Lake with fragrant garden at the centermost of its heart….

We cannot call it the emulate of Amber Fort or the sublime honeycomb façade of the Hawa Mahal, but early in 2012 another consequential regal palace in Jaipur opens to the public for the first time. Built perhaps as early as 1734 by the city’s founder, Jai Singh II, the Jal Mahal – “Lake Palace” – had lain derelict for the best part of a century. Now it stands serene in the south-west corner of the man-made Mansagar Lake, its pale ochre façades reflected in the glassy waters.

From the city, it looks like a solid square two-storey structure, an octagonal-domed chhatri or gazebo at each corner. But the building is actually nothing more than four narrow galleries built to encompass a tiny islet and mounted on an arcade of columns that stand on the lake bed. It was designed as a place for duck-shooting, kite-flying, picnics and fireworks, a place to “[sleep] off their noonday opiate amid the cool breezes of the lake, wafting delicious odor from myriads of the lotus flower which covered the surface of the water.”

Inside, the galleries have been painstakingly restored, their walls rendered to dado height in gleaming plaster work, burnished with coconut oil and inscribed with lines of black kohl. Above hang huge, digitally enlarged reproductions of miniature paintings from museums across Rajasthan.

So far, so interesting, but what really justifies the modest Rs.50 entry charge is the headily perfumed Chameli Bagh, or jasmine garden, at its heart. The exquisite floral frescoes, filigree, enamel and mirror work in the chhatris, for instance, and the way the marble fountains, cascades and channels have been carved so that the water both glitters and sings as it ripples over them. For this was a palace of pleasures where water, light, sounds, scents and imagery combined to delight the senses.

If we talk about the modern Jaipur , the principal achievement has probably been the clean-up of this once-fetid, polluted lake. Two million tones of toxic dregs and slag were drained from it, increasing its depth by a metre. The result is a cistern that teems with fishes breathing fresh.

To experience the magnificence of Jal 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, Send us mail to  or call us at  +91 (141) 4073450,   +91 (141) 4073400, +91 (141) 2372456

Daal Pakaudi, Gajar Ka Halwa and Woh Kaata with Kite Festival in Jaipur!

Every Year January14 is celebrated in India as Makar Sankranti – heralding the transition of the sun into the Northern hemisphere. It is also a big kite day in most parts of India when children and adults  from 6 to 60 can be seen with their heads turned to the sky. In Jaipur kites virtually blot out the sky. Everyone joins in this riotous celebration and shouts of ” Woh Kata !” reverberate from rooftops to the accompaniment of drums as adversaries’ kites are cut down. And everyone’s an adversary! Any kite in the sky is fair game.

The three-day festival starts with an inauguration at the Polo Ground, which is the venue for some serious kite flying and fighting for the three days of the festival. The festival includes two kinds of celebration. A massive extravaganza follows, with Air Force helicopters releasing kites from the sky, and hundreds of schoolchildren releasing balloons. Kites that look like wasps, exquisite stained glass windows, and graceful mythical birds soar in the sky and the sky shimmers with magic. 

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Fighting kites beautifully choreographed by the wind look like poetry in the skies, written by kite flyers from many nations. The three days of the festival are divided into two sections. One is the Fighter Kite Competition and the other is the more sober Display Flying and there are prestigious trophies to be won in both categories. Every evening participants are provided with dinner at any of the exotic locations.

On the final day the venue of the festival shifts to the exquisite lawns of the Umaid Bhawan Palace, the royal residence of the Maharaja of Jodhpur. The finals of the Fighter Kite Competition and the final judging of the Display Kites are followed by the prize distribution ceremony, the valedictory function, and a farewell dinner with the Maharaja. As the festival draws to an end, traditional Indian kite craftsmen prepare to return to their humdrum lives, selling handcrafted aerial art for mere pennies.

To experience the best Kite Festival of Rajasthan , just plan your  vacations to Jaipur and rediscover the Royal city painted with a colorful sky. For special tours to Rajasthan log on to, Send us mail to  or call us at

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