Couples looking to renew their vows enjoy a day of pampering to prepare for the ceremony. The wife experiences the property’s special beauty therapy, the ‘Romance of Rajputana,’ and skilled artists embellish her hands with Mehndi, the traditional art of painting the hands/feet with henna for artistic and ceremonial use. Meanwhile, the husband can indulge in an exclusive spa treatment, The Rajvilas Classic, which leaves him feeling rejuvenated for a memorable evening.
A horse-drawn carriage arrives, taking the pair to the Shiva Temple, located within the lush gardens of the resort where a Hindu Priest preforms the renewal of vows and a blessing of the couple. After the ceremony, the couple celebrates with a bottle of champagne, a romantic dinner, and traditional Indian music at the pool, overlooking the temple.
Located just a fifteen minute drive away from the city center of Jaipur, The Oberoi Rajvilas is the perfect base from which to explore one of India’s most exotic and vibrant cities. This idyllic retreat that evokes princely Rajasthan with luxury villas and royal tents in a fort setting is situated on 32 acres of lush gardens, flowering trees and cascading fountains. The hotel offers 54 Premier Rooms, 13 Luxury Tents, one Royal Tent, two Luxury Villas with Private Pools and the Kohinoor Villa with a Private Pool.
Oberoi Rajvilas, Jaipur is built in a traditional Rajasthani fort-style old armory that is majestically mounted on the walls is a source of constant fascination for guests. The master artist, Ghanshem Nimbark, painted the beautiful gold leaf hand painted wall murals, and colorrful Indian miniature paintings throughout the fort. Original paintings by renowned Indian artist, Parikh Maity, are also part of the Modern art collection.
The Oberoi Rajvilas, Jaipur is spread over lush green gardens. The beautiful purple Jacaranda and deep orange and yellow Gulmohar trees are splashed with the contrasting hues of bright flaming red bottlebrush trees. Rows of the beautiful Indian Amla (gooseberry) trees crown over the pathways merging with the green lawns to make a very pleasing site. Jasmine and night queen scent the air in the early evenings, a fragrance unique to India.
The cost of the renewal of vows package is INR 100,000 per couple ($1663), not including taxes. For accommodations, guests can book the Oberoi Exotic Vacations package which starts at $275 a night and includes accommodations in a Premier Room for two guests, daily breakfast, transfers between the airport or railway station and hotel. Guests can receive an additional complimentary room for two children, up to 12 years of age, for the stays through September 30, 2014 (subject to availability at the time of making the booking).
Visit The Oberoi Rajvilas, Jaipur website for more information.
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