齋浦爾:不一樣的古雅奢華
The Oberoi Rajvilas

源遠流長的古國文化、東方宗教的神秘色彩,讓印度成為很多旅遊愛好者夢寐以求的地點。印度每個城市都有不同的魅力。戴上華麗頭巾的貴族、荒野和沙漠中衣戴豔麗的遊牧民族、沙漠中輝煌的皇宮⋯⋯在印度大多數地方找不到的華貴美事,在拉賈斯坦(Rajasthan)卻可以一一尋獲,這裏是印度最具民族特色的一隅,而首府齋浦爾(Jaipur)更是集各方大成的美麗古都。
With its rich history of ancient cultures and mystical religions, India is a dream destination for many travel aficionados. India is a large country, so each city and each region has its own particular charms. There are bustling cosmopolitan cities, wilderness, colorfully dressed desert nomads, remnants of its colonial past…but no other region can offer the opulence of Rajasthan. And its capital city of Jaipur is a gem of an ancient capital.

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[dropcap custom_class=”normal”]齋[/dropcap]普爾背後有一座山丘作靠依,南面山腳下的土地被城牆方正地圍起來, 而城市中央就是風光一時的馬哈拉加王族所擁有的粉紅色城市宮殿(City Palace)。這座瑰麗的宮殿,如今已不再只屬於拉賈(皇族)所享有。上世紀 70 年代印度總理英迪拉甘地夫人(Indira Priyadarshini Gandhi)罷免了所有拉賈的特權後,擁有這座宮殿的拉賈庫池瓦哈家族(Kuchwaha)頓失財富來源,唯有把手上的物業變賣、出租或者開放公眾參觀以得到收入,這令齋普爾昔日神秘的宮殿,都變成了旅客可以細味昔日奢華的旅遊景點,讓大家可以欣賞到印度皇族文化的極致。

拉賈們的窮奢極侈,早已是灰飛煙滅的往事,不過今天齋浦爾的華麗美事,原來你我都可以體驗得到,藉着重溫封建時代的拉賈生活方式,感受現時齋浦爾的「新奢華主義」。在印度有不少皇宮,都被改建成為極上的酒店住宿,不過這所被冠以「齋浦爾最豪華住宿」的 The Oberoi Rajvilas,是把一座近300年歷史的古廟以及周圍的建設改建而成,沒有一般窮奢極侈皇宮住宿的媚俗,反而更加添一絲莊重和寧謐。

Oberoi 乃印度豪華酒店集團的翹楚,這所齋浦爾豪華住宿距離市區不過 8 公里,佔地達 32 公頃,置身在園林、泳池、亭台樓閣中,彷彿走入時空隧道,化身成為拉賈的上賓;身穿印度傳統裝束的侍者,引領客人步入酒店,滿眼綠意進入眼簾,在印度式長廊和亭角的點綴下,跟遠方的褚色山巒形成強烈對比。酒店中心部分是一座依然供奉神明的古廟,而房間就散落在古廟花園裏的不同角落,讓入住的客人可以享有更多私人的空間。藝術美感是 Oberoi 一向重視的事情,從建築物到庭院設計,小到一件小擺設都相當講究,加上古今藝術品裝飾與布置交錯,極具堂皇氣派但又不失舒適的生活感。
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[dropcap custom_class=”normal”]T[/dropcap]he most iconic vision of Jaipur is its pink City Palace, the former seat of the Maharaja of Jaipur. The wealth and status of the Indian Rajas have long since waned. Many families have been forced to sell, rent out or open their palace homes for income. These days, these palaces make for popular destinations for tourists looking to experience a bit of the magnificence of the old life as an Indian royal. For this, there’s no better place to check into than The Oberoi Rajvilas, the crown jewel in leading luxury Indian hotelier Oberoi Group’s portfolio. Built around a 300-year-old Shiva Temple, the resort is a retreat that offers peace and serenity in lush and luxurious surroundings. Just eight kilometers from the center of Jaipur, Rajvilas occupies 32 acres of a former royal hunting camp, with beautifully landscaped gardens, swimming pool, and pavilions. The rooms and luxury tents are scattered throughout the property,all tastefully appointed with ornate fixtures and furnishing.
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客房選擇上既有豪華型帳蓬,也有附上私人泳池的庭院房間,所有客房都配有大床以及大理石浴室,雕花窗戶把良好的視野「修飾」得美侖美奐。最有特色的是有空調設備的豪華型帳篷,這是封建時代皇族們狩獵或度假時慣用的帳篷,鋪上精美地毯、放上珍貴的瓷器凸顯華麗氣派。在斜陽下於帳外乘涼,配上印度紅茶和英式下午茶糕點,這才是舒適的度假生活。

古廟之外還有一幢舊建築,本為一個私人住宅,現被改建為水療中心。找一個時間充裕的午後,來到水療中心接受阿育吠陀或者不同的按摩和美容護理,讓自己浸沒在精油和天然護理之中,然後在大浴池、按摩浴缸中盡情享受;Rajwada書吧是一個靜謐的休閒地,閱讀世界名著或時下熱門的讀物,消磨午後悠然的時光。當然,客人還可以在綠色滿園的庭院裏,體驗最正宗的瑜伽課程,或是在Surya Mahal園林餐廳用膳,再在繁星之下欣賞美妙的傳統印度音樂、舞蹈,細味神秘國度裏的異國情調。

The Oberoi Rajvilas位於郊外,加上從前是皇族們到來狩獵野營之處,周圍有不少有趣的戶外活動,專業而經驗豐富的嚮導可以帶領大家,在齋浦爾郊區叢林中縱橫,感受打獵郊遊的樂趣。
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Guests can choose to stay in a room, luxury tent or villas with a private pool and courtyard. All rooms feature king-size beds and bathrooms with a marble bathtub. The most distinctive accommodation has to be the air-conditioned luxury tents, which are modeled on the royal hunting tents of bygone eras. Each tent is decorated with fine carpets, precious porcelain decorative objects and features a porch that’s perfect for enjoying a tranquil afternoon tea or sundowner cocktail.

Outside the temple is an old mansion, which has now been converted into a splendid spa. Guests can relax in the afternoons with a range of traditional Ayurvedic massages and beauty treatments. For bookworms, the Rajwada library is an oasis of peace and quiet. The lush gardens host regular yoga classes. For dinner, guests can dine under the stars at the Surya Mahal garden restaurant while enjoying traditional Indian music and dance performances.
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The Oberoi Rajvilas
地址:Goner Road, Jaipur, Rajasthan, 303012, India
房價:Premium Room 由每晚港幣 $4,000 起、Luxury Tent 由$ 5,700 起。
網頁:http://www.oberoihotels.com/hotels-in-jaipur-rajvilas-resort
交通:從德里、孟買、加爾各答和烏代布爾都有來往齋蒲爾的航線。周二到周日早上特別快車從德里到齋蒲爾只需 3.5 小時。從德里和阿格拉到齋蒲爾也可駕車。The Oberoi Rajvilas 位於拉賈斯坦邦鄉村,距離老城 8 公里,距離市中心和購物中心 10 公里,距離齋蒲爾機場 16 公里。

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