In many older posts when we talked about a hotel, we would take you on a long walk before actually talking about the hotel itself. But not this time! Because the hotel we’re talking about today is one of the most iconic heritage hotels in the world. It’s the Ajit Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur. Every hotel has a story to tell. But only a few tell the thriving tales of treasures and transcendency as Ajit Bhawan. The palace was home to Jodhpur’s erstwhile Maharaja’ younger brother, Major General Maharaj Dhiraj Sir Ajit Singh Ji before being introduced as India’ first heritage hotel.
Ajit Bhawan stands testament to grandeur and magnificence since the year 1927, with its boundaries spreading over an area of 20,500 square meters. The palace and its environs still glisten with majesty and flamboyance of the royal lifestyle of the kings. With its unusual blend of regal Rajasthani traditions and modern amenities, Ajit Bhawan is a connoisseur’s delight and critic’s pleasure. So isn’t it time to set the wedding date?
Banquet & Venue
Ajit Bhawan has both outdoor and indoor venues to offer couples who intend to get married in a royal fashion The outdoor venue has a garden restaurant and Zanana garden that can together play host to 500 attendees. The indoor venue, on the other hand, has a restaurant and a pool that can host 200 guests with variable seating arrangements. The hotel offers vintage cars for transfers between locations within the resort.
When it comes to your wedding planning, once you book with Ajit Bhawan, the in-house Wedding Planners will plan and execute a theme in sync with your individual tastes and budget. Apart from the actual decoration of the Mandap and bar, other wedding services include:
- Light, Music and DJ, expert Mehendi artists and Meena Bazar,
- Procession of the Baratis fit for Royalty, with elephant ride for the groom and vintage cars for the relatives,
- Priests and puja items,
- Fireworks display and much more.
There is also an Outdoor Banquet at the Khaas Bagh, meaning special garden, an old colonial building with large open area and Osian translates as an oasis. The guests are promised an excellent selection of beverages to please a true connoisseur. The gourmet meals have been carefully crafted by celebrated Chefs and bring back the flavours of an authentic repast of Rajasthan.
Moving from the banquet to the rooms where your guests are going to rest before and after the ceremonies of your wedding. The Ajit Bhawan Palace has 6 categories of rooms and suites. They are:
- Deluxe Room
- Luxury Tent
- Vintage Suite
- Ajit Suite
- Presidential Suite
- Luxury Suite
The Deluxe Rooms at Ajit Bhawan Palace are a reflection of the very high standard of luxury and comfort. The room offers a peaceful view of the lush green garden with the finest services and facilities. Decked up with a fascination collection of artefacts and vestiges that celebrate traditions, these rooms have a charm of their own.
The Ajit Bhawan Palace offers its guest a rare opportunity to experience living in tented accommodation with luxury. While the tents have a traditional design, they are equipped with air-conditioners. Each luxury tent is simple, contemporary and elegant, crafted and furnished with immense precision and fine detail.
Ajit Bhawan invites you to enjoy a quiet stay at its Private Cottages with Courtyard. These are the perfect stays if you are looking for a getaway from the hustle of the city. The cottages have a homely feeling and act as the perfect retreat from the world. Each of the suites combines the best of traditional and contemporary. These suites are well-equipped with classical furniture and modern utilities with a private courtyard for some peaceful star-gazing.
There is a different charm about the Ajit Suites. Having top-of-the-line amenities and conveniences, these kingly suites provide the best of hospitality and ceaseless feeling of abundance including butler service on request. These theme-based suites are a true testament to the bygone Rajputana charm.
The Presidential Suite at Ajit Bhawan is an epitome of luxury and undoubtedly the finest accommodation you can find in all of Jodhpur. These suites pioneer the concept of royal accommodation, combining the best of service, space and luxury. The Presidential Suite with its lavish luxury and top-notch amenities is designed for those who want that extra piece of luxury and comfort.
Luxury Rooms at Ajit Bhawan are exquisitely designed and furnished to suit the high taste of business-class travellers. These rooms are equipped with all the luxurious amenities and spread over an expanse of 350 sqft.
And that’s the verbal tour of the majestic Ajit Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur. While writing this, we can’t stop but drool about the sheer magnificence of this hotel.