After an amazing experience at Delhi, we packed our bags and headed to the Pink City, Jaipur during our recent travel in India. Our train was at 6 AM in the morning from Delhi. We were hoping that our stay at Jaipur was as comfortable as possible for us to rejuvenate. Alsisar Haveli at Jaipur is where we chose to stay. I must tell you that we wouldn’t find a better place for sure!
Where is Alsisar Haveli Jaipur?
Alsisar Mahal is at the heart of the pink city, Jaipur. The distance of popular and frequented destinations from Alsisar is given below:
- 2.5 kms from the city palace
- 2.8 kms from Hawa Mahal
- 13 kms from Amer fort
- 13 kms from Airport
- 2.8 kms from Albert Museum
The History of Alsisar Haveli Jaipur:
Jaipur is as such famous for its marvelous private mansions or Havelis. The Mahal is located in the Alsisar village and so it got its name. To be specific, the small town of Alsisar is located in Jhunjhunu district, in the north western side. This is situated near Shekhawati. It was claimed in the year 1737. The royal family of Thakur resided here in the part. They belonged to the Kachawa clan of Rajputs. This Mahal takes pride of the fact that it stood strong even after a bombing by British in the past. The Alsisar Mahal is now under the control of Alsisar Group of Hotels. In 2012, it became a member of Historic Hotels Worldwide.
What can you find in Alsisar Haveli Jaipur?
The roads The first minute you enter Alsisar mahal is when your jaw dropping moments begin. Traditionally dressed staffs welcome you and guide you to the stunning rooms of the palace. The magnificent courtyards, the huge dining arcades and the hand painted buildings lead you to the grandiose suites where you are going to stay. The rooms are quite huge with lovely furniture and decors.
The mighty property has 42 rooms with so many courtyards outside each room. There is a swimming pool where you can just chill and spa where you can soothe your body and soul. You can smell something unique where ever you walk inside the building. In the main lobby you will find a big photo of the King who resided there with his family.
The terrace, the balcony, and the hand-painted art work can just be admired for days together. Though there are many people staying in the palace, you will always find some place for yourself where there is mere silence. Isn’t this what you need in a vacation.
You can find an Uruli which is basically the arrangement of flowers that float in water, contacted in varying sizes of bowls. It is kept at the entrance or inside a room. Uruli is not only for decoration but also is believed to bring positive vibes. In the northern part of India, you can find Marigold flowers kept in Uruli. These flowers are also offered to the Hindu Gods. Tah also was reminded of her mother offering Marigold flowers in Thailand in Buddist Temples. Generally, all the flowers of the season can be used in Uruli. There is also significance of Uruli in Vastu.
The Magnetic Fields Festival
The Alisar Palace hosts a musical festival called the Magnetic fields festival. Music performers, both electronic and live gather here in Alsisar, Jaipur every year for this event. The musicians from all over the world are invited here. This Magnetic festival was founded and inaugurated by Abhimanyu Alsisar in 2014. The magical festival of music takes place in mid of December ever since the year 2014. The serene and silent Alsisar palace turns wild and whomping during that season.
Magnetic Fields festival is one prime reason why many people visit Alsisar. The event is extremely grand to trigger your spirits out. You can also do a desert camping when you plan to be a part of this festival.
If you want to experience both modern music and Rajasthani heritage at the same time, then the annual festival of music is for you! Not only can you love music, but also star gaze, dance, play treasure hunt and more in the splendid areas of Alsisar Mahal.
Top activities to do in Alsisar
Although the area outside Alsisar Mahal is too commercial and industrial, you will not find any traces of that inside the property. But, you cannot let down the village of Alsisar like that. When you go around, you will find some amazing ancient havelis that will remind you of the great Rajput kings. Here are 3 ideas if you want to explore in and around the Alsisar village.
- Heritage Walk
You can do a heritage walk to find out what Jhunjhunu town wants you to see. Apart from magnificent havelis, you can also find old temples on your way. You can also shop for some Rajasthani artifacts, souvenirs and jewellery in the street markets. There is also a souvenir shop inside Alsisar Mahal that you can check out if you don’t have time for shopping outside.
Every traveller has something to get inspired by India’s countryside. If you want to experience the flora of Rajasthan, then the surrounding areas of Alsisar Mahal is for you. The management arranges horse safari, camel safari, Jeep safari and bullock cart safari. You can choose take a Jeep if you want to see the outline of the desert. Camels take you into the deep desert. A bullock ride will take you inside the village areas. Last but not the least, village safari brings you the experience of witnessing the lifestyle of the people of Alsisar. You can also indulge in some household activities with the villages to carry some amazing memories when you get back home!
- Fresco Trail Tour
The artists of Rajasthan have created marvellous frescoes of Shekhawati in the 17th and 18th century. The art-lover inside you will be the happiest if you take this tour. You will be taken away by the story trail shown in painted walls of the village. Listen to the merchant stories of Alsisar, the story behind the art and encounter some spectacular paintings.
The next time you plan to visit India, Jaipur must be in your checklist. Don’t miss to book in advance in the Alsisar Mahal! Stay and dine like the royal king and queen for some days at the palace! Check out our latest posts on our recent Indian travel blogs!