Alila eco luxury

Alila eco luxury

22 November, 2013
Fort Bishangarh, India
Indulge in a cultural holiday amidst the colourful Rajasthani landscape
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Opening in the second quarter of 2014, Alila Fort Bishangarh is a heritage fortress lovingly restored & transformed into a luxury resort. History will be retold in a “surprisingly different” resort setting within a 230-year-old Fort situated on a granite hill of the Aravallis with spectacular 360 degree views of the Rajasthani landscape.
 
Located at Bishangarh Village in the Jaipur District, barely 6 km off the Delhi-Jaipur National Highway, Alila Fort Bishangarh is easily accessible from both Delhi and Jaipur. It is 180 km (3 hours) from Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi and 55 km (1 hour) from Jaipur Airport. The drive to Amber Fort at Jaipur is just 45 minutes away and Bishangarh is a good base to explore Jaipur’s innumerable tourist attractions.
 
The original fort has been left intact, with much care given to ecological restoration and the reconstruction of new residential areas, to recreate the courtly flavour of Shahpura’s royalty. The grandeur is felt in its stark and inherent simplicity that has withstood the test of time through its fortification. Perhaps the only warrior fort that has been converted into a heritage resort, Alila Fort Bishangarh 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 is 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). The Alila Experience will introduce guests to the colourful culture of Rajasthan with a host of rural activities and adventure for a diversely enriching journey.
 
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 & day-beds, expansive bathrooms with footed bathtubs, luxury bedding & room amenities, comfortably accommodating a family of four. We can't wait to visit Alila Fort Bishangarh to explore the charm and beauty of Jaipur, Bishangarh and rural Rajasthan!
 
Respect for the environment and local communities is firmly entrenched in Alila’s vision that aims to link natural conservation, community and commerce in one integral cycle. Alila believes that to achieve long-term commercial success, hotel developments must put conservation and community at the forefront. As such, Alila’s green efforts extend beyond the operational aspects of the resorts to create a positive impact on the community – economically, socially and culturally. This includes employing local people who live in the surrounding areas, developing the local workforce through skills training, using products and services from local suppliers, as well as educating our guests on local culture and traditions.
 
For more information, visit: www.alilahotels.com
 

By: Ecozine Staff
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