Delhiites, do you have a luxurious holiday on your mind paired with an urge to embark on a road trip, but don’t know where to start? Cue in The Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra; and The Oberoi Rajvilas, Jaipur—both easy-to-reach heavenly abodes that are ready to welcome guests into their spacious properties. By Bayar Jain
There’s little that compares to the joy of hitting the highways and journeying through diverse landscapes by road. When you pair it with beautiful locations of the Oberoi Hotels underlined with their warm hospitality, you’ve got the ideal vacation waiting to be planned. Two such accommodations—located at an easy distance from the national capital, New Delhi—are The Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra; and The Oberoi Rajvilas, Jaipur.
Replete with open spaces accentuated by nature in abundance, this getaway promises an unforgettable holiday. Think expansive terraced lawns, reflection pools, Mughal-inspired architecture, sun-kissed balconies, and authentic Mughal specialities, all within a walkable distance from the iconic Taj Mahal. Adding to this luxurious setting is the infusion of enhanced upgradation, sanitation, and safety measures undertaken to assure a comfortable stay.
When planning a holiday at this tastefully appointed accommodation, expect pampering right from the get-go — starting with a personal doorstep pickup in a hotel-owned, chauffeured car to the courteous staff you’ll meet upon your arrival — hospitality here is par excellence.
To indulge in an epicurean journey, head to Esphahan, their in-house restaurant ready to whip up ancestral delicacies amid the echoes of traditional music floating in the background. This all-evening restaurant serves Mughal specialities, pan-Indian flavours, and continental dishes, complimented by Indian flatbreads. During the day, Bellevue spoils you silly with an a la carte menu consisting of hand-rolled pasta, melt-in-the-mouth sour dough pizzas, and curation of wines among other things.
At The Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra, however, regular facilities just don’t cut it. A bouquet of additional personalised experiences add to the holiday spirit. Picture dining with a loved one under the stars beside cascading waters, and a personal butler to cater to any need; or renewing your vows at an onsite venue. You can even opt for a four-course candlelit balcony dinner for two against the silhouette of Taj Mahal for the ultimate romantic date. The resort also organises a guided tour to the white-domed monument, inclusive of a private transport or shuttle service in a golf buggy, as desired.
Known for its rainbow hues, Rajasthan comes seeped in traditions and culture. The Oberoi Rajvilas, Jaipur is no different. An easy drive from New Delhi, this 32-acred oasis reflects the state’s magnificence effortlessly. Surrounded by landscaped gardens, the luxury tents here—inspired by the Mughal era—are laid out for maximum privacy and safety. Spread out in multiple clusters of water bodies, fountains, and lush greens, the layout of the property lends itself as an ideal destination for couples, families or small groups wishing to stay near one another—all without having to stress over social distancing.
Abundant beauty aside, the resort brings indulgence into its array of unforgettable experiences as well. When here, savour exquisite regional cuisine or explore the countless historic landmarks that dot the city. Opt for a private session to cook with masters who unravel complex Indian spice blends and help recreate authentic dishes; or attain inner peace with a private yoga session tailored to suit any age or experience while the younger guests can indulge in children’s activities like junior chef, block printing, and more. End the family holiday with a poolside Rajasthani dinner under the shadows of mashaal torches and views of the haveli.
When planning a road trip to either of the two hotels, opt for the Unforgettable Holidays package. Valid till March 31, 2021, this offer includes a two nights or more stay; daily breakfast; the choice between happy hours of high tea; and additional savings on food at prices starting from INR 24,500. For longer stays, the Unforgettable Getaways offer is your best bet where all meals are inclusive in the deal as well.