While we’ve always spoken about maintaining a work-life balance, Covid-19 has now changed that conversation to maintaining a work-kitchen balance. Don’t you think it’s time we bring some change to our work routine? And so, we bring to you these fully-serviced royal homes straight from the city of palaces, Jaipur.
These stately royal palaces in India boast of maharaja suites, private pools, magnificent verandahs, lush green gardens along with modern amenities, making them the ideal workation homes.
Here are our top 3 picks to make your workation royal:
SaffronStays The Fort is a royal heritage home built on the outskirts of Ranthambore National Park in Sapotra village, a 4 hours drive from Jaipur. This haveli is truly a treat for all history buffs; graced with rustic embellishments and artefacts. All 6-bedrooms of this fortress can be booked individually, and can cumulatively accommodate up to 18 guests, making it the ideal home for family getaways or small team-outings. Who wants to go back to the vanilla boardroom when you can work in a time capsule?
Verdant lawns dominating the inner courtyard makes for a great outdoor working space. Wake up the mesmerizing views of Ranthambore forest or stroll along the lush green gardens that’ll make you feel like a King, work out from your private balcony offering magnificent views of the forest or simply relax in your bedroom that’ll make you feel positively royal. While you enjoy this ambience, there is a caretaker on-site to ensure that you have a stress-free holiday. (Say adios to those kitchen chores!)
Nestled in the foothills of Kalwar, SaffronStays Pukhraj Palace is a breathtaking heritage haveli in Jaipur. Built in 1879, this historical mansion was designed by Thakur Balwant Singh. Majestic exteriors complemented by elegant interiors make this place all the more regal.
Each room has its distinctive characteristics. The cultural heritage of Rajasthan is portrayed in every corner of the haveli; from the intricately painted entrance arches with inlay work, to the antiques that dot every space. Watch peacocks sing and dance right in your courtyard, unwind in the pool, turn those gorgeous verandahs into your workspace or maybe work out in the gymnasium.
Experience the life of a modern Maharaja at SaffronStays Amber Mansion, a private pool haveli in Jaipur that’s tucked away in Natata village of Amer. This gorgeous 8 bedroom pool villa is ideal for a family getaway from Delhi or perhaps a workation.
Set on 5 acres, this haveli consists of a private pool, courtyard, gorgeous lawns and a gazebo. You can also get your fitness dose at the fully-equipped gym (It’s almost a celebrity gym!). A perfect blend of modern and old-world charm, this luxurious mansion is ideal to break free from your regular four walls. Relax to the whispering sounds of trees or perhaps spend your evenings on the roof to enjoy mesmerising sunsets. Nature enthusiasts make sure you visit Jhalana Leopard Sanctuary to enjoy magnificent creatures like leopards, striped hyena, desert fox, golden jackal, Indian palm civets, dusky eagle, owl, spotted owlet and much more!
With grandiosity pouring out from every corner, imagine working out of these palaces! (Besides, with places like these, you wouldn’t mind clocking in those long hours, anyway!)
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