Hotel Mahal Khandela, Jaipur
|Location||D-219B,Bhaskar Marg, Bani-Park, Jaipur, India|
|Rating||4 Star Rating|
Hotel Mahal Khandela has the unique distinction of being a 500 year old heritage property now turned into a stylised hotel well stocked with amenities and facilities that cater to the modern traveller. The hotel belongs to Thakur Hanwat Singh, the present proprietor in the list of royal descendants to the prime estate located in Bani Park at the heart of Jaipur. Nearby attractions include the Heaven Piercing Minaret and the City Palace. The hotel is a stone's throw away from Triton Mall.
Mahal Khandela is a fusion of Mughal and Hindu architecture and is built in red and pink stone. It stands sturdy in its resplendence and is reminiscent of the medieval period of Indian history, the time of kings and rulers in the subcontinent. The current avatar of the property is a modification suited to recreate the experience of royalty in a place away from home for the traveller, particularly the royalty known to Rajasthan, and the grandeur that the region is famous for. Hence Hotel Mahal Khandela is tweaked to caress the senses so as to bring back an antiquity, yet comfort with the best of the modern day in a pleasant and a special manner.
27 rooms are well furnished, air conditioned, wi fi enabled and have large attached bathrooms and balconies to add to the experience of the stay at Hotel Mahal Khandela. The rooms available range from super deluxe to deluxe rooms with extra bedding facility. A mini bar and a built in safe are added features in each room.
Bookings can be made for the hotel online. Room tariff per night for super deluxe rooms is Rs. 4500 for single occupancy and Rs. 5000 for double occupancy. Likewise, room tariff per night for deluxe rooms is Rs. 3500 for single occupancy and Rs. 4000 for double occupancy. An extra bed costs Rs. 1000 per night.
The hotel has an outdoor swimming pool, a lawn, a bar and dining areas that serve tradition Rajputana, Indian as well as Chinese cuisines. There are roof top and sun bathing areas and an air conditioned restaurant available for those who want to beat the heat.
Hotel Mahal Khandela has a wellness spa that is overseen by India's first Japanese alternative therapist, Dr. Pradip Bhati. Apart from various Ayurvedic therapies, the spa claims to cure through Japanese techniques and has specialised cures for headaches, migraine, insomnia, frozen shoulder, spondilisis and backache. It also has a niche in meditation therapy and yoga therapy. Dr. Pradip Bhati is Ex-Lecturer of Yoga & Meditation of Jain Vishwa Bharti University Ladnun, Rajasthan. He has a Master Degree from I.O. University Nederland (In Alternative Medicine). He is a member of Oki do Global Research Institute, Pesaro Italy and a visiting Professor of Okido-Mikkyo Yoga Open University, Pesaro, Italy. He was awarded by President of India for social services. He is Head of Okido India Centre, Jaipur and has traveled around the world for study exchange and to offer therapies, conferences, workshops etc. The spa and the hotel considers it a privilege to have him oversee matters for them.
The hotel can be contacted any time for a thorough travel guide of the city. Early reservations can, in all likelihood, ensure discounts on booking, sometimes as much as 25% of the tariff. Hotel Mahal Khandela is one of the few prestigious properties of Jaipur that offer a wholesome heritage experience at an affordable price. It is worth the effort and price to spend one's journey at Hotel Mahal Khandela if one is visiting Jaipur.