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Alila Fort Bishangarh, Jaipur

Just about 180 km (3 hours) from Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi and only 55 km (1 hour) from Jaipur Airport is located Alila Fort Bishangarh. Barely 6 km off the Delhi-Jaipur National Highway, this resort offers a quaint drive through the rural landscape of Bishangarh village, offering the guests hints of simplicity embroiled in colors of the native lifestyle. The hotel serves as the ideal base to explore Jaipur's innumerable tourist attractions.

The original fort is left intact, with much care given to ecological restoration and the reconstruction of new residential areas, to recreate the courtly flavour of Shahpura's royalty. The grandeur is felt in its stark and inherent simplicity that has withstood the test of time through its fortification. As befitting as its royal heritage, Alila Fort Bishangarh has its own holdings, which includes the charming Bishangarh village and its havelis (mansions).

Most likely, the only warrior fort to be converted into a heritage resort, this historic landmark distinctively reflects Jaipur Gharana architecture, which depicts both the Mughals and the colonial feel beautifully amalgamated and presented. With much care given to the ecological restoration, the resort still features the fort's original two-metre-thick walls and its battlement turrets and arches. Over the duration of its transformation, the soul of the fort has been passionately brought to life, thus recreating the courtly flavour of Shahpura's royalty while retaining its stark and inherent simplicity.

This all-suite resort boasts of 57 stately suites that are designed for quiet indulgence amidst tranquility and solace. Each suite is individually crafted to capture the stunning views. With its spacious interiors most elegantly furnished and expansive bathrooms with footed bathtubs, this resort is surely going to sweep its guests off their feet with comfort and luxury being hand in glove. All suites have modern amenities in place for any discerning traveler. The inventory may be bifurcated into 18 Heritage Rooms, 11 Royal Suites, 20 Grand Suites, and 8 Regal Suites.

Within the Fort, are four specialty theme restaurants, namely 'Amarsar' an all-day dining restaurant ; 'Nazara' an outdoor dining venue with spectacular view ; 'Madhuveni' a bar, cigar room and wine cellar; 'Kachawa' a champagne bar, coffee and tea lounge. Each of these four restaurants promises its guests a great ambience, taste and a feel to be cherished for a lifetime.

Down the hill, the public areas comprise of the arrival courtyard, luxurious banquet lawns, the pool, pool terrace and juice bar, gym and a 'Play Alila' club for Kiddies.

This resort offers harmony of authenticity and modernity which exemplify noble splendor that mirror the fort's exterior. Enlivened with its deft strokes of color showcasing the region's rich native artisanship, Alila is a haven of luxurious comfort featuring elegant furnishings with an indigenous touch, and panoramic views of the charming village at the foot of the hill encompassing it.

The hallmark of Alila is its combination of innovative design and luxury, set apart by an unprecedented level of private space, crafted artisanship, personalized hospitality, and bespoke learning journeys.

Alila which means "Surprise" in Sanskrit, most suitably describes the refreshing character of this property in Bishangarh, Jaipur and truly lives up to one's expectations.

Come hither, thou shalt rejoice….!!