Rajasthan is a
land where hospitality is a way of life; culture is steeped in
tradition and where history lives in music and dance. In our
effort to bring the cultural heritage of this truly colorful
land to life and make it a most wonderful experience, we have
designed some THEMES, which can be organized for you at
different venues in Rajasthan.
We can arrange
the same Maharaja Welcome for you as was done in the past for
emperors or kings. When the victorious Maharajas returned from
war, a stunning tableau of decorated camels and elephants used
to welcome them, the same can be organized for you in the
hotel. Ladies in rajasthani costumes perform the traditional
garlanding, "aarti" and "tikka" or “tilak” ceremonies while
the music of the "shehnai" welcomes you. You will be offered a
gin based relaxing welcome drink afterwards. We can arrange
Maharaja Welcome for you at Jaipur.
Grand Royal Procession Welcome
recreates the ambience of the welcome accorded to a victorious
Rajput warrior. The entire driveway to the hotel is lined with
caparisoned elephants and camels. Elephants with trunks raised
in salute, accompany you in royal carriages or on elephant
back to the hotel. A band of musicians and horsemen precede
the procession amidst a shower of rose petals. Valets drape
each lady with a "dupatta" (shawl) and the gents are dressed
up with "safas" (Rajasthani turbans). You will be greeted with
garlands and the "tikka" ceremony is performed. Afterwards you
can relax to the music of the "shehnai" while you sip a gin
based welcome drink and enjoy Rajasthani Folk Dances. This
Grand Royal Procession Welcome can be arranged for you at
wedding ceremony a royal treat with this theme. There will be
a traditional Rajput wedding ceremony where the group members
participate as the "baraat" (the bridegroom's family and
friends who form the wedding party) and the bridal party. The
baraat arrives with a local band, complete with "mashaals"
(flaming torches). The host (the bride's family) receives the
baraat and the wedding ceremony is performed under a decorated
"mandap" (pavilion). The "meena bazaar" (a colorful bazaar for
the ladies) also forms an integral part of the setting. A
festive buffet meal, laid out for both parties in the
illuminated palace hotel is accompanied by spirited "shehnai"
music and folk dances. Also accompanying the ceremony is the
traditional "mehendi" (henna) application for the ladies,
which is considered auspicious at the time of an Indian
wedding. We can arrange this wedding party at Jaipur and
This Gala dinner
is held on a cool, open terrace under a starlit sky. Earthen
lamps and "mashaals" (flaming torches) lend a rustic look to
the terrace. You can relax, as royalty would, on soft, satin
mattresses with cushions and bolsters. Enjoy a superb
Rajasthani sit down "Thali" (a traditional plate) meal while
folk dances perform for you. This Baradari Dinner can be
arranged at Jaipur and Delhi also.
We take you back
in time to a typical jungle hunting camp. You are driven in
open jeeps to the campsite on the sprawling lawns of the
palace where you are welcomed by a tribal chieftain. The call
of the wild and sounds of the jungle are complimented by
tribal singers and dancers. "Mashaals" (flaming torches) and
oil lamps lend a rustic charm to the tents pitched on the
site. The food is cooked on spits over a campfire. An
elaborate display is set up in front of the hotel. You can
have this Jungle Experience at Jaipur.
Grand Rajasthani Soiree
theme is a combination of the Royal Welcome and Rajasthani
folk dances. An elaborate bar-be-cue set up on the lawns of
the palace, accompanies the celebration and a grand fireworks
display especially for you. You can enjoy this at Jaipur.
In the land of
Maharajas & princes and palaces & forts, the game of elephant
polo was one of the ultimate royal experiences. Players are
greeted at the palace's sprawling lawns by a royal military
brass band. As in yesteryears, your arrival will be
accompanied by the beating of "nagadas" (huge Indian drums)
and a tableau of horses and camels along with ladies attired
in traditional costumes add to the royal welcome, before the
start of the game. Folk artists regale the audience with music
and dance during the changeover. A sumptuous meal ends this
majestic event. This royal game can be arranged for you at
You will be
dressed in traditional attire with "pagris" (turbans) and "chunnis"
(scarves) and welcomed with a shower of rose petals and
"attar" (perfume). Traditionally attired attendants serve a
sumptuous meal in silver thalis n "bajots" (low tables) are
used while you seated on mattresses. We can arrange this
dinner for you at Jaipur and Udaipur.
Village Fair Theme
setting is created with bamboo huts, benches and stalls.
Villagers mingle with guests and display their traditional
skills - such as doll-making, puppet-making, pottery, "pichwai"
painting and other crafts. Entertainment included "Bandar wala"
staging a monkey show, a palmist, a snake charmer, "kachi-ghodi"
and "dhamaal" (a performance with a dummy horse, dancers and
singers). After a splendid dinner, a fascinating display of
fireworks brings a memorable evening to an end. This village
fair can be enjoyed at Jaipur and some other places in
You can enjoy a
sumptuous buffet consisting of a variety of Chinese,
Continental and Indian specialties including fiery curries for
the strong hearted and deserts, under the stars beside the
picturesque Lily Pond at the Lake Palace (Udaipur). The meal
will be accompanied by Indian classical music and folk dance
performances. This lovely evening can be organized for you at
Special Evenings at Samode Palace
One of the most
awe inspiring Special Evening's that you can witness is at
Samode Palace. You will feel like a Maharaja, when you will
proceed to the gates of the Palace with a Camel cart
procession, which is accompanied by a local band & torch
bearers while you are transferred to the Palace on canopied
camel carts as a procession through the quaint village of
Samode with it's cobbled streets. Upon arrival you will feel
the warmth of the traditional Indian hospitality in a Royal
style with traditional arti & tikka by ladies dressed in
typical Rajasthani attire. You will be greeted at the main
entrance of the Palace with decorated horses & camels with men
on both the sides and to top it all, a red-carpeted welcome.
The moment you enter the gates of the Palace, you will be
filled with delight to see the whole of the Palace and Fort,
which are lit up with ferry lights, as was done in the olden
days to welcome the victorious Maharajas and their legion.
After experiencing the warmth of Indian hospitality, you will
proceed for the Sheesh Mahal or the Hall of Mirrors - which is
embellished by the exquisite craftsmanship of jewelers who
have created a wonder in glass. Here you will be treated to a
nice glass of Sparkling Champagne, which is followed by an
elaborate dinner, and while you eat, in the background you
will hear the soft music of the Sitar, which makes your meal
all the more sumptuous. Followed by this subtle music, you
will witness a performance of Rajasthani folk dances, which
for sure you will find enthralling. Last but not the least,
you will witness an elaborate display of an array of
fireworks, which will bring an end to a wonderful evening.
While leaving the Palace, you will be gifted with a memento,
which for years to come will bring back fond memories of this
Royal extravaganza at the magnificent Samode Palace.
You can enjoy more
from Indian culture and cuisine at some other destinations
with following themes.
Go back to the
historically fabled world of the great Moghuls. "Chobedars"
(gatekeepers) usher you to the "dawat-khana" (dining room).
Hostesses clad in silken, flowing "shararas" (skirts) and "chunnis"
(veils) welcome you with flowers and "attar" (perfume) in the
traditional style. Flamboyant folk dances herald a sumptuous
spread of Moghlai delicacies, served in manner befitting
royalty. We can make this arrangement at Delhi, Agra &
Grand Cruise Dinner
You can enjoy a
moonlit cruise on the River Mandovi under Goa's clear skies.
Dine on local delicacies under the stars, while enjoying Goan
music, enhanced by the sounds of the sea. We can arrange this
Goan extravaganza for you at in different hotels at Goa.
Food Bar-be-cue on the beach
Dine under a
starlit sky on succulent lobsters, jumbo prawns and other
local seafood delicacies, which form part of a delightful
bar-be-cue setup on a lovely stretch of the Goan beach. You
may also cook your own food on skewers over a camp-fire. A
local musician captures the magic of the moment on his guitar
strings. This Sea Food Bar-be-cue can be arranged at Goa.