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Taj Hari Mahal



Jodhpur is the second largest city in India’s northern state of Rajasthan. Once the capital of the Marwar dynasty, the famed Blue City lies beneath the Mehrangarh Fort where the commanding views across plains and desert speak to the power and majesty of its history. The walls painted blue once denoted the importance of the home’s resident family and now offer a distinctive glow that enhances the beauty and pride of Jodhpur past and present.

In a regal splendor reminiscent of Mughal legends, the 21st century palace of Taj Hari Mahal stands in modern Five Star majesty in Jodhpur’s center.  Ensconced in 6 acres of lush gardens, its prominence as a premiere destination for business and discriminating travelers evident in its opulent presence. The grand entrance welcomes guests like royalty with signature service and hospitality revealing an extravagant interior decor that is carried from the lobby throughout the 93 rooms. The exterior impresses with architectural features of towers and domes, arches and columns, pools and fountains. The tribute to Mughal heritage extends to the brilliant enamel murals, rich tapestries, and intricate craftsmanship displayed in wood carvings and sculptures. The bright renditions of India’s jewel colors throughout are also reminiscent of the fabrics and wares of street bazaars, the silks of the saris flowing by, gold bangles gleaming.

There is an air of palatial formality, but the sundrenched pools, umbrella sheltered loungers, and poolside bar promise fun and casual relaxation. Guestrooms and suites offer spacious tranquil retreats with dazzling pool and garden views and choice of king, queen and twin beds dressed in high thread count cotton linens and custom pillow choices, artistic decor manifesting the colors and designs of the region, marble baths with soaking tub, separate shower, and high end contemporary design and amenities. Flatscreen TV, WiFi and business services, event and conference planning, meeting rooms and catering for groups of all sizes meet the varying needs of business tourists and international conferences.

A helpful concierge service arranges tours and excursions with expertise. Recommendations for tourist experiences including desert safaris to rural villages, cultural events, visits to nearby bazaars, boutique and mall shopping destinations, workshops, and the stepwell can be arranged.  A spa retreat with massage services reflecting the Indian healing traditions, 24 hour fitness center with sauna and steam room, poolside bar, rooftop terrace, high tea, bar lounge and coffee shop enhance every guest’s stay. Family friendly activities include a puppet and magic show performed by local artists. The Kid’s Club offers daily activities for children. Childcare and babysitting services are available for grown-up getaways.

Dining at the Taj Hari Mahal features a range of international cuisines and elegance in preparation and presentation. A nightly outdoor barbecue is followed by poolside entertainment, music and dancing by performers from across India. The Good Earth presents an extensive Chinese menu with Szechuan specialties. Ola is the Rajasthani inspired bar with glass atrium. Marwar offers European and Indian specialties pleasing guests with flavor and variety.

This Vivanti Hotel brand boasts the Taj Hari Mahal as their Jodhpur crown jewel, a Conde Nast world top 125 hotel. It offers the very best of Jodhpur, one of India’s top destinations, a destination of riches in its history, the famed artistic surprises of Mehrangarh Fort, monuments, iconic architecture, and foremost international festivals, notably the Raj International Folk Festival and the World Sacred Spirit Festival. The international guests of Taj Hari Mahal, Jodhpur, are seeking to experience Rajasthan’s culture and, increasingly, business, tech, and commercial opportunities. It is, most definitely, the place to be.

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