The palatial residences of the erstwhile Indian Maharajas have today been transformed into prestigious heritage hotels but ooze the same old elegance and luxury of the good old days of India’s Maharajas.. By staying in any of the heritage hotels in India, one can enjoy a pampering treatment like the kings and the queens of the old times of India. These hotels are well-equipped with every modern-day facility coupled with the ancient flawless hospitality of the old-time India.
Most of the palaces and mansions of the royal families all around the country are now turned into luxury and boutique hotels. Heritage Hotels of India works hard to offer us comprehensive details about these Royal luxury hotels. Several of these properties are also UNESCO World Heritage Sites today.
To ensure that the guests explore and acquaint themselves with the heritage and history of India in the best possible way, they have created some incredible heritage tours, that lets the visitors visit the various destinations across the country which are reservoirs of art, culture and heritage, with several of these properties also being UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Spread across the cities of Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Tamilnadu and Uttar Pradesh, besides others, they fascinate the visitors with their architectural excellence as well as the historical significance that they are attached with.
The havelis and palaces of Rajasthan and Gujarat enchant the visitors with their opulence and extravagance.
One such heritage property of our country is the Royal Umaid Bhawan Palace of Jodhpur in Rajasthan. Part of this property has now been converted into a beautiful heritage hotel by the renowned Taj Group of Hotels of the great TATAs. And the current blog-post is a brief description of this amazing heritage hotel, which is today the number 1 heritage hotel of the world.
This hotel has many fine-dine restaurants, and the renowned ‘Risala’ is one such fine-dine restaurants of Umaid Bhawan.
Adorned with royal and martial portraits, the interiors of Risala at Umaid Bhawan Palace have a breathtaking ambience. Enjoy recipes straight from the royal kitchens over spectacular views of the garden, city and the renowned Mehrangarh Fort. This fine-dining restaurant in the historical city of Jodhpur offers the best Indian Fusion cuisine, along with of course their offerings of continental delicacies as well.
The Palace is divided into three functional parts – the residence of the royal family, a luxury Taj Palace Hotel, and a Museum focusing on the 20th-century history of the Jodhpur Royal Family.
Umaid Bhawan Palace, located in Jodhpur in Rajasthan, India, is one of the world’s largest private residences. A part of the palace is managed by Taj Hotels. Named after Maharaja Umaid Singh, grandfather of the present owner Gaj Singh. The palace has 347 rooms and is the principal residence of the former Jodhpur royal family. A part of the palace is a museum.
Ground for the foundations of the building was broken on 18 November 1929 by Maharaja Umaid Singh and the construction work was completed in 1943.
Recently, Umaid Bhawan Palace was awarded as the World’s best luxury cum heritage hotel at the Traveller’s Choice Award, organised by the most popular travel site TripAdvisor.
The hotel wing of the palace, with many fine-dine restaurants, is run by the Taj Group of Hotels, and is called the ‘Taj Umaid Bhawan Palace Jodhpur. And the renowned ‘Risala’ is one such fine-dine, offering a beautiful fusion of some of the finest Indian cuisines. A glimpse of the Risala :
Enjoy a King-size Rajasthani Thali with signature dishes that were reserved for royalty at Risala, while admiring the gilt-edged portraits of the Royal family that adorn the walls. On a balmy evening, sip a glass of champagne at the timeless colonnaded verandah restaurant, Pillars. And before retiring for the day, head to the uniquely designed Trophy bar and smoke a Cuban cigar while imagining the royals doing the same, while gloating over the spoils of their adventurous hunt.
Each of the three luxury dining restaurants in Jodhpur’s Umaid Bhawan Palace offers irresistible Fusion Indian and Continental cuisine, paired with world-class cocktails and drinks. The extensive menu on offer is designed to cater to every taste and preference and is masterfully planned and prepared by the finest of Chefs.
Regal decorations and portraits of the great Maharajas of yore and sumptuous food brought straight from the royal kitchens provide an opportunity to taste and experience royal dining. Offering the best of Continental and Indian Fusion Cuisine, dine at Risala and enjoy authentic flavours and tastes of Indian cuisine.
The ‘Indian Fusion Menu‘ offers a sampling of small portions of all of the chef’s signature Indian dishes with unusual creations and pairings in one sitting. A modern Indian fusion offering a gastronomic blast for the palate whilst appreciating the purpose of the protracted dining experience.
Based on the concept of fusion food, the menu offers a range of options for each course which is not just brilliantly appetizing but also a visual treat. It is a harmonious blend of traditional and contemporary sophistication that is inspired by Indian provinces and you see the extension of the same in the dishes served. The efficient staff stands on its toes to make you feel at home. Our restaurants are destinations for your wholesome and scrumptious getaway.
This concept has very cleverly kept a few old-time, standard Indian favorites so that you can get something of your taste without disturbing the nouvelle concept of the restaurant.
Indian food has been taken to a different dimension with new techniques, innovative presentations, and usage of organic produce and spices. Indian food has been reinvented with unusual creations and pairings thus creating an exclusive gourmet dining experience.