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Vivanta by Taj Hari Mahal, Jodhpur
Why we like it
- This impressive hotel is set in a lush oasis in the heart of Jodhpur
- The hotel offers the finest Indian and international cuisine
- The spa blends ancient Indian wisdom with contemporary therapies, to offer the best in Indian rejuvenation therapies - from Indian aromatherapy massages and treatments to body scrubs and wraps
- A swimming pool is set in a grand courtyard, surrounded by sun decks
- Other facilities include lounges and bars, a library, fitness centre, tennis courts, table tennis and putting green
Sample delicious local delicacies in the Pan-Indian restaurant.
We had three different guides - they were all exceptionally courteous and helpful. Kapil our guide in Delhi was exceptional with excellent English and great knowledge of just not the places we visited but also of Indian history. He was very happy to fit in with any of our request and occasional changes to our schedules. We would rate him very highly and would request him if we went back to Delhi.
- KB, London
The hotel's 93 rooms and suites echo the colourful tradition of Rajasthani design and are fitted with every modern amenity. Beneath soaring ceilings lie huge, comfortable beds and thick, woven carpets. Dark wooden furniture stands alongside colourful fabrics, whilst wonderfully ornate, arched windows look out over lush gardens or the stylish hotel patio. All these elements come together to create a traditional feel, updated to reflect the latest in contemporary design.
This is a wonderful hotel, stylish and welcoming, in the heart of a fascinating, vibrant city.
Best time to be there
From October to March the weather is refreshingly cool with minimal rainfall in most places. India's main festivals also take place during this time, such as the Pushkar Fair in Rajasthan, the Republic Day of India and Holi, the festival of colours.
8 hours 20 minutes non-stop
GMT +5 1/2 hours
Required for UK passport holders
Yellow fever certificate if arriving from an endemic area
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