Friday, 11 December 2009

Le Meridien - Jaipur

We had almost a day left in Jaipur after our arrival from Ranthambore. This time over we had booked to stay in Le Meridien, Jaipur (it was a time when I was highly influenced by the hotel show in Travel channel :) , so wanted to check out as many hotels as possible)





The hotel so looked like a palace by itself both with its exteriors as well as interiors in contrary to Rajputana Sheraton where we had stayed previously which was more contemporary in its outlook. But, both has its own charm . I couldn' spend much time in Le Meridien since it was only a day stay and we had plans to explore the pink city a little more , in addition to it all I was down with cold.

These were my findings of the hotel in the few hours that we were there .. they have got beutiful lush gardens and they hold a barbeque evening there I suppose with traditional Rajasthani music and dance to entertain their guests .. there were also some puppet shows .. I jus' got a glimpse of all these on my return to the hotel in the night after visiting the sinequanon places that we sure didn't wanna miss during our trip.

15 comments:

karthik s said...

amazing hotel.. was it designed that way or was it a palace redesigned as a hotel?????

karthik s said...

btw, on our way to a fort in jaipur(or somewhere else, i dont particularly remember) we came across a fort that was built bang in the middle of a river.. with a rooftop garden that had fully grown trees!!!!!!! and i heard that some big corporate was gonna convert it into a hotel.. that's y i asked.. it could have been same with the LE MERIDIEN as well.. :)

Shalini Gowrisankar said...

@Karthik

I believe it was designed that way, coz I tried googling about it to see if it was earlier a palace and didn't find any such info. Guess it was designed to give the palace feel :)

Shalini Gowrisankar said...

@Karthik

Are you talking about Jal Mahal? water palace as it is called in english. I saw it too :) It looks beautiful in the evenings.

Will turn out to be one beautiful concept hotel, if it is converted into one :)

karthik s said...

yeah guess that's the place.. :) and yeah, it'll look awesome.. we were running short of time, so couldnt actually visit the place.. but still, it looked stunning.. :)

Shantanu said...

Looks like you have been having fun! As for the poor tigers, they can hardly keep up with the ever increasing tourists who want to meet them, even as poachers are after their life. Life is tough in Rajasthan! :)

Nice pics in the previous posts; have been planning a trip here for a while now.

Shalini Gowrisankar said...

@Karthik

I didn't get to visit it either. I heard from our cab driver that we weren't allowed to go inside, but jus have a look at it from far.

Shalini Gowrisankar said...

@Shantanu

Thank you so much! Glad to know you like the pics. Yup, was a fun trip.

Yea, it is a sad fact to know about the decreasing number of tigers. I hope projects like the "save tiger project" help in protecting our national animal.

lumuhuku said...

Have seen this hotel and it is indeed quite a good one. Bu the only problem was that it was way off the city limits..
But that wasn't much of an issue.
You have a nice Travel blog here.
Even I have traveled a lot in Rajasthan and am impressed to see it through somebody else's eye. :-)

LeMeridienJaipu said...

Dear Ms. Gowrisankar,

Thank you for sharing your experience at Le Meridien Jaipur, we would like to express our appreciation to you and your family for having chosen to stay with us and look forward to welcome you back in the future.

warm regards,

Kuntal Malviya
Executive Assistant to General Manager

Shalini Gowrisankar said...

@Lumhuku

Glad to know you like my travelogue :) Will visit your blog soon :)

Shalini Gowrisankar said...

@LeMeridienJaipur

Delighted to hear from you. I'm looking forward to being there again too. I was hardly able to spend time in the hotel the last time I was there.

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