Sport, culture and tradition at Jai Mahal
There's never a boring moment at the Jai Mahal Palace. Feel like a Maharajah as you learn the art of Safa (turban) tying. On the other hand, there are colourful, traditional dances like the Kachi Ghodi or Bhawai dance, which are performed daily for your enjoyment. Feel like a little shopping? Explore a special handicrafts bazaar - Meena Bazaar. If you fancy a bit of excitement, you could watch an Elephant Polo Match! And the kids can have a gala time feeding peacocks!
Safa Tying is the art of transforming a 5-metre long sash of cotton or silk into a majestic turban. In Rajasthan, the colourful "Bhandej" (tie & die) print is the most popular Safa. A Safa has traditionally been worn to protect the head against heat and rain The Safa can be tied in different ways and the style in which the turban is wound and worn, identifies the region of Rajasthan from which the wearer hails.
This is an entertaining, ethnic folk dance performed by a man wearing a dummy horse shape, while musicians keep the beat with local folk instruments. The dance is usually performed during Indian weddings, folk events as part of a traditional welcome.
This dance exemplifies the dexterity of folk dancers and their ability to balance numerous objects while dancing. Originating in Gujarat, the Bhawai form of folk dance and theatre has a village belle balancing a minimum of seven vessels on her head. The dancer gyrates while balancing herself on two or four glass tumblers or a steel plate (thali).
A colourful local market where shopping was never so much fun! You'll be entertained with a puppet show, watch bangles being made and discover the art of henna painting. And you can buy Blue Pottery, handicrafts, traditional leather footwear, paintings and much, much more…
You and your kids can have a gala time feeding our friendly peacocks with millets. The palace gardens are home to over 15 of these graceful birds that you can see at close range and almost touch!
Watch a Polo match with a difference, as these huge beasts amaze you with their speed, despite their bulk. An Elephant Polo match will take you back to the days of the Maharajahs, when such sporting events were regularly organized for the King's entertainment.
|Tug Of War
Get a few friends together and see if you've got more pulling power than our friendly elephants!
Enjoy a truly romantic candle-lit dinner at an exclusive location of your choice in the hotel premises. An evening of pure romance accentuated with fairy lights and the perfume of floral decorations…
|Camel Buggy ride
Enjoy a ride in a quaint camel drawn buggy in the evening.
|Chausser & Hookah hour
Relive the lifestyles of the Maharajahs, with a relaxing game of Chausseur and take a puff or two at the Hookah - if you can handle it!
|King Sized Chess
Enjoy a game of chess on the largest chessboard you've probably ever seen. What's more, it's on wheels
|Champagne & Buggy Royal
Arrive in style in a horse drawn buggy. You will be greeted with a traditional welcome, aarti, garland and a glass of champagne!
|Fire Eating Display
Watch our local fire-eaters enthral you with their fiery antics.
|In House Astrologer
Have your fortune told by a traditional astrologer.
Enjoy the fresh morning air as you discover the benefits of Yoga. Our reputed Yoga instructor, Professor Vyas has many years of experience and has even taught many international celebrities.
A kiddies world of soft toys, swings and a slide, cartoons, popcorn and indoor games.