4 Reasons you need to plan a staycation at Taj SMS Hotel Jaipur:
1. It is closer to Delhi than any other destination at any time of the year
2. Be prepared to be treated just like royalty at under 10k for two for 1N/2D Enjoy activities, experiences and authentic Rajasthani tradition, culture and cuisine (all included in your package!)
3. You don't need to step out of the hotel for anything, you will be thoroughly pampered throughout the stay by the most humble and wonderful staff
4. Enjoy the privileges of Rambagh Palace at a fraction of it's rate - a holiday full of luxury, culture, history and delicious food!
Unlike many other hotels, the SMS Hotel serves your complimentary breakfast buffet in your room and this was a blessing for me because the activities of the previous day had left me exhausted. I must leave a special mention for the crispy bacon in their breakfast, one of the best I have eaten. The staff had organised a special cooking session with Mr. Shailendra, the chef. This was my last activity for the weekend and undoubtedly the best one!
Mr. Shailendra belongs to a family of traditional cooks who have served the royal family of Jaipur for generations. He has personally cooked for Maharani Gayatri Devi and shared with me some of her favourite dishes. At a nicely set up cooking kiosk, he showed me how to make traditional Rajputana Laal Maas - one of the best mutton preparations of India. He whipped up a delicious preparation from scratch which was then served to me with piping hot chapatis. He also gave me a hand written recipe to take back home with me. (This was a complimentary session on behalf of the hotel!)