ALILA FORT BISHANGARH, RAJASTHAN, INDIA
Alila Fort Bishangarh
Alila Fort Bishangarh, Off NH-8 at Manoharpur, Bishangarh
Jaipur – 303 103 Rajasthan,
Alila Hotels & Resorts
Date of Creation
1st July 2017
Hotel General Manager
Mr. Binny Sebastian
ALILA FORT BISHANGARH
History & Story
The original fort is 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).
Architect : Sandeep Khandelwal, Interior Designer : Ritu Khandelwal, Landscape Designer : Mukul Goyal, Lighting Designer : Vinayak Diwan Structural Engineer : J.K. Verma
Main Strengths, Special Touch
-“Bucket-list-experience” – only contemporary lifestyle hotel in greater Jaipur, located in a fortress from the 18th century, with unobstructed 360 degree views of the rugged Aravali Hills.
-All F&B concepts curated with a story, by India’s hottest celebrity-chef, Ranveer Brar, including ancient Rajasthani “warrior cuisine”
-SPA Alila, uniquely located in a dungeon, including an exclusive scenic, outdoor couple’s treatment room
-Beautifully designed organic garden, offering a farm-to-table dining experience in the foothills of Fort Bishangarh
-Shahpura Baagh – residential walk through years of Indian history and royalty
Located at Bishangarh Village in Jaipur District, barely 6 km off Delhi-Jaipur National Highway, the resort is easily accessible from both Delhi and Jaipur. It is 180 km (3 hours) from Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi and only 55 km (1 hour) from Jaipur Airport. The drive to Amber Fort at Jaipur is only 45 minutes away and Bishangarh is a good base to explore Jaipur’s innumerable tourist attractions.
Key sites/activities in the area
-Sariska Tiger Resort
-Jaipur city and tourist attraction
Play Alila – Kids’ Club – with separate areas for teenagers and toddlers. For that connection with Mother Nature, there’s an organic garden, a fruit orchard and a greenhouse set up amidst the ravines as well as various green lounging areas to explore. With range of activities, from back-to basic to the latest technology has to offer. Out staff is well trained not only keep the kids engaged but ever learing.
-Heritage Room – 18 ( 562 sq ft )
-Royal Suite – 11 ( 703 sq ft )
-Grand Suite – 20 (802 sq ft )
-Regal Suite – 08 (914 sq ft )
-Presidential Suite – 02 (1050 sq ft )
-Number of rooms, (keys) in all: 59
Restaurants & Bars
The food concept and menus are innovatively curated by the renowned Chef Ranveer Brar, to bring back the older ways of cooking on open fire and in hot sand where food gets slow cooked in its own juices. Simple, fresh and artisanal with a throw-back to tradition are the operating mantras at Alila Fort Bishangarh.
-The royal living quarters are now the indoor specialty restaurant Amarsar.
-Nazaara, an outdoor grill dining terrace dishes out Rajput and frontier cuisine which involves sand-pit cooking and smoked meats.
-Madhuveni is where you find the cigar/cognac turret.
-Down the hill is the Haveli, offering a labyrinth of spaces to chill,, including a pool, bar, fitness centre, luxurious banquet lawns
-Spa Alila, carved out between granite rocks in the old dungeon, provides atmospheric settings for relaxation.
-Pool and gym are located down the hill
Corporate & Celebration Events
-Various out-door creative spaces add up to 70,000 sq ft plus
-Various indoor creative spaces add up to 6000 sq ft plus
Extra Notable Features
-Nature Walk Trail
-Family private temple
-CSR activity – supported a local school