Alila Fort Bishangarh is a heritage fortress lovingly restored and being intricately transformed into a spanking new luxury resort.
The original Bishangarh fort is left intact, with much care given to ecological restoration and the reconstruction of new residential areas. This will recreate the courtly flavour of Shahpura’s royalty.
The grandeur of this upcoming luxury resort is in its stark and inherent simplicity that has withstood the test of time through its fortification. Alila Fort Bishangarh is perhaps the only warrior fort that has been converted into a heritage resort. It is a unique example of the Jaipur Gharana architecture influenced by both the Mughals and the British.
The two-metre thick ancient walls around the fort have openings for firearms and turrets (known as burjs) as battlements. A completely new structure has been created above and outside the old fort to house five different styles of royal suites and the lavish public areas.
As befitting its royal heritage, Alila Fort Bishangarh has its own holdings, which includes the charming Bishangarh village and its havelis (mansions).
Alila Fort Bishangarh is located at Bishangarh Village in the Jaipur District, barely 6 km off the Delhi-Jaipur National Highway. It is easily accessible from both Delhi and Jaipur. It is 180 km (3 hours) from Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi and 55 km (1 hour) from Jaipur Airport. The drive to Amber Fort in Jaipur is only 45 minutes away and Bishangarh is a good base to explore Jaipur’s innumerable tourist attractions.
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History retold in a “Surprisingly Different” resort setting upon a 230-year-old Fort perched on a granite hill of the Aravallis with spectacular 360 degree views of the Rajasthani landscape.
Accommodation – 59 suites
This all-suite resort boasts 59 stately suites that are designed for quiet indulgence. Each suite is individually created to capture the stunning views. Its spacious interiors are elegantly furnished with large bay windows and daybeds, expansive bathrooms with footed bathtubs, luxury bedding and room amenities, comfortably accommodating a family of four. Room Amenities : 42” LCD TV, WiFi access, Day Bed, Minibar, In-room Safe and Alila Living amenities.
|Heritage Suites||50 sqm||14|
|Royal Suites||52 sqm||15|
|Grand Royal Suites||73 sqm||28|
|The Suryavanshi Suite||90 sqm||01|
|The Chandravanshi Suite||90 sqm||01|
Facilities and Events Centre
Down the hill, the public areas comprise the arrival courtyard, luxurious banquet lawns, the pool, pool terrace and juice bar, gym and a ‘Play Soldiers Club’ for Kiddies. Within the Fort, are four specialty theme restaurants, ‘Resham’ all-day dining restaurant, ‘Nazara’ an outdoor dining venue with spectacular view, ‘Amal’ a bar, cigar room and wine cellar, ‘Kachawa’ a champagne bar, coffee and tea lounge. Alila Fort Bishangarh provides a majestic locale for grand weddings and celebratory events including MICE facilities. Its royal banquet hall, banquet dining room, conference and meeting rooms, an open-air terrace and large banquet lawns, provide a perfect setting for all occasions. Other facilities are the library, Spa Alila wellness centre and Alila Living boutique.
About the Alila Experience
Come 2017, Alila Fort Bishangarh will give us an opportunity to explore the charm and beauty of Jaipur, Bishangarh and rural Rajasthan. The famed Alila Experience comprises five themes covering Cultural Learning (love of history and artisanship), Conscious Living (wellness, environs and community), Active Spirits (outdoor sporting pursuits), Culinary Arts (Cooking School and Food Trails) and Couple Celebration. I have no doubt that this new luxury resort will craft the Alila Experience to suit every guest’s preference for a memorable holiday.