Relive the Royal Era in Juna Mahal
Welcome to Juna Mahal, the finest luxury hotel in Ranthambore! As it conforms to the five-star standard, it has emerged as an ideal destination for vacationers. Spread over acres of tranquil landscape, the hotel offers all modern amenities on a grand scale.
It’s the only boutique hotel in Sawai Madhopur district in the western Indian state of Rajasthan, and the very best too. Juna Mahal, designed on the ‘green building’ concept and crafted with a host of recycled material, is eco-friendly. The hotel has used the best materials and best technology.
Few hotels in India have a commanding view of scenic beauty as does Juna Mahal. It literally sits on Mother Nature’s lap. From here you get an armchair view of the Aravalli mountain range.
Built on the hunting lodge concept, it takes you to a period when maharajas went on hunting along with their entourage. While the high and the mighty put up in royal accommodation, the subordinates were housed in an annexe. The layout of the resort is inspired by this theme.
Builders of Juna Mahal were careful to erect every structure in such a way that it merged with the natural surroundings. That’s why a guest at this hotel always breathes fresh air and finds peace and serenity all around. Service is quiet and unobtrusive so that it does not distract the guest at all.
The architectural beauty of the resort is striking. It is a fusion of the old and the modern. You cannot miss the ambience of a grand haveli where antique wooden pillars and stone work have been widely used. Juna Mahal has 22 (18 deluxe and 4 suites) furnished air-conditioned classic rooms, ideal for business and leisure travellers. Elegant private space has been provided, keeping in view the needs of guests.
Deluxe rooms and suites look like works of art, the entrance to each of them being something very special. Tent-style conical roofs lend them an exceptional look, combine as they do traditional craftsmanship with modern design. Each room is different from the other in ambience, decor apart from the view its balcony offer. The rooms on the ground floor have a private garden to unwind to the tweet of the birds.
An Ideal Place to Relax
The resort plies it guests with an exqiuties selection of amenities for relaxation, entertainment, personal exquisite and aesthetic beauty in mind. The swimming pool is designed on a floating-stone concept. A Jacuzzi, which comes adjacent to the pool, helps chill during the peak summer months. A green patch at one end of the pool offers a perfect setting for a party, as do the open spaces near the pool.
Dining and Wining
The restaurant with a cover for 100 people is spacious enough and flooded with ample light during the day. Comfortable sitting arrangement makes the decor and the ambience befitting for a meal. A lawn of 80 covers and an open space at the poolside has cover for 150 diners. The buffet spread offers a choice of palatable multi-cuisine dishes. Live counters offer delectable and wholesome Indian (North Indian, South India) and global cuisines.
For most of the guests here the biggest attraction in Sawai Madhopur is the Ranthambore Tiger Reserve, one of the most popular tiger habitats in the world, and the 10th-century Ranthambore Fort, a UNESCO heritage fort. Juna Mahal arranges for comfortable jungle safaris for its guest and a visit to the fort. Two jungle safaris are held – one in the morning and the other in the afternoon. While gate No. 1 to 5, popular entry points to the tiger reserve, are just 2.5km away, the Ranthambore Fort is around 3km from the hotel. A visit to the fort is a wonderful and enriching experience for the guests, which unfolds a vast expanse of Indian history. The Ganesh Temple has a three-eyed idol of the elephant deity atop the hill fort, which is the only such idol in India.
A visit to the Juna Mahal Hotel will stir every single sensory aspect of its guests…
Contributed by: Dilip Singh
Picture courtesy: Juna Mahal Boutique Hotel