Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces has announced the opening of The Gateway Resort Pushkar Bypass Ajmer in Rajasthan, India. The 81-room resort hotel is built in the Rajasthani royal style, complete with its own gardens, and offers a tranquil oasis for leisure and business travelers in the heart of the Aravalli Mountains to the north of the city.
The hotel’s architecture and design are inspired by the culture and history of Rajasthan; its regal design is typical Rajasthani pink sandstone, while rooms come with private balconies and jhoolas (swings). Inside guests will see Bani Thani art – the local style – which provides a window into the area’s cultural past, as well as the live performances of Langa folk singers.
By the swimming pool, sunk into the expansive courtyard, guests can drink in the views to the mountains beyond. Those looking for more relaxation can relax in the spa with massage therapies or with in-room yoga.
For those on a business schedule, the hotel offers three conference and meeting rooms, flexible for diverse event requirements with capacities between 40 and 500 people. The 5,000 square feet of banqueting spaces (combined indoor and outdoor) makes the hotel an ideal choice for corporate off-sites, conferences and weddings.
At the all-day dining restaurant Aravali guests can indulge in specialties including Lal Maas, Dal Baati Churma, Ghewar, Bajre ki Khichdi, Rajasthani Pulao, and Gatte ki Sabzi. There is also the Gateway Active Foods menu. This menu provides a healthy spin on traditional dishes.
The hotel's convenient location allows guests to explore Rajasthan, including the spiritual trail of Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti in Ajmer and the Hindu pilgrimage sites of Pushkar, one of India’s oldest cities and the ‘rose garden’ of Rajasthan. Tip: Each year in November, Pushkar comes to life for the world’s largest camel fair, Pushkar ka Mela.
The hotel is located about 80 miles from the Jalpur airport.