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A feeling of Royalty, Rajasthali Resorts

“We were treated as Queens, a feeling of Royalty” – Manushi Chillar, Miss India World 2017

It was a memorable time for all to be able to host the Finalists of FBB Colors Femina Mis India 2017 and also to welcome Miss India World 2017, Ms. Manushi Chillar again at the Rajasthali Resorts and Spa.

Here is what the Beauty Queen had to say about the resort !

 

To visit Rajasthali Resorts, connect with me – barkhamahesh@gmail.com

Check out our HIGHLIGHTS section to know all that I have been upto !

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Wedding vows amidst luxury in nature

Marriages are made in heaven, the rituals are completed on Earth

Yes, and what more a beautiful place than one amidst nature, with the grand majestic mountains surrounding you and the starry night sky covering your dreams and manifesting your new love and binding them with the rituals adorned in luxury ! Heaven isn’t it ?

Wedding season seems far away or rather the wedding date is too far away for the couple getting married… but their excitement seems to only get the better of them when they have to find their dream wedding location !!

And Viola ! Here we come to the rescue … so we headed down with our lovely couple (all set to be married in November 2018) from Jaipur, Rajasthan (for those of you who haven’t been to India yet, it is a state known for its rich and princely cultural heritage) to the most heard about wedding destination in recent times and a hidden gem in the foothills of the grand Aravali mountains: the Rajasthali Resorts & Spa.

Located in Kukas, North of Jaipur, as we entered through the majestic gates of Rajasthali Resorts & Spa, we were welcomed by the green landscaped gardens spread across the expanse of the property.

Entrance Driveway to the main building

Entering the main palatial structure, Rajasthali’s beauty enveloped us into its tranquility and gave us the feel of a peaceful solace as we settled in after the warm and traditional Rajasthani welcome – Ram Ram Sa !

Rajasthali Resorts, as we found in our conversation with the Agarwal Family, is inspired by the grandeur and classic Rajput Royalty, where the family is aiming to give the leisure seeking traveler a taste of culture blended in natural surroundings.

From those of you who know me and my craze of nature and greenery would understand how I felt seeing nature’s beauty enveloping the resort which provided a perfect mix of Rajasthani hospitality with international service.

Entrance to the palatial building

As we toured the property, we totally fell in love with the exquisitely crafted luxury rooms in the main building and what took our breathe away were the luxury tents allowing you to experience the century old methods of the Royalty traveling across the vast desert and using tents for resting !

Rajasthali gives you a choice to spoil yourself whether you are an indoor or an outdoor person, it doesn’t matter , they have just the right room for you !

Now here was a little tussle between the to-be-bride and groom … one wanted to have their honeymoon suite indoor and the other outdoor … you can take a wild guess you wanted to stay outdoor !! LOL … I did not hear how that decision ended …left the love birds to sort it out !!

The luxurious rooms had beautiful long windows giving a feel of openess to the setting and decor ! Embedding the touch of gold finish to the furniture and decor gave it a rich and royal feel … I loved the way the room’s height was more than normal … reminded me of the typical arabian desert mansions with high ceilings … keeps the temperature cool !

My personal preference was the outdoor tents as I felt it gives you the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful mornings and the glittering starry sky just above ! How beautifully romantic is that ! I would have actually spent the night on the lounge chair by the pool as well and slept watching the stars above !

Luxury Tents with all the amenities

Coming from the event industry I have done the rounds with couples and families to see different venues in UAE and India, but trust me I loved the concept of the luxury tents … for a moment I got a glimpse of the movie Padmavat run like a flash through my mind !

Truly we found Rajasthali a very inviting and a beautifully perfect setting in between the mountains for weddings and special celebrations. Due to the stretch of area the property covers it has the capacity to accommodate large gatherings and also allowing the family to enjoy Royal luxury and hertiage. The grounds are huge enough for a lovely mandap …covered in a cozy tent or just under the open sky … and even having your sangeet there is an amazing idea … the band baaja baaraat style !!

And our dear couple were worried about one major reason of discussion among wedding guests (specially an Indian wedding) – THE FOOD ! We rested assured after tasting their amazingly rich Rajasthani cuisine that their guests are going to love the venue and the menu !!! Well for me … I think I was waiting for the crane to come lift me… LOL , I am just kidding ! I love food in Jaipur … OMG the hospitality of people there is par excellence … be ready to loosen your belts and keep that extra lining in your dresses or cholis … to breathe easy after the food !!

Dining Area

After the amazing lunch we toured the most relaxing part of the property – The Pavitra Wellness Spa !

I guess the best part of having the wedding here will be enjoying the spa and the pool the next day after the end of all the wedding ceremonies … relax and restore your tranquility with their Pavitra Wellness Spa ! We were all joking,  looks like the guests will not leave even after the wedding is over !! LOL !! To be seen …..

If you planning to take your wedding vows this year or wanting to celebrate your Union ? Or your years of togetherness … we totally recommend Rajasthali Resorts & Spa in Jaipur , Rajasthan.

Here’s a few shots of the pool and the tents at sunset !! I don’t know about you, but I booked myself for the summer holidays already … from the heat of Dubai to the cool rainy unpredictable weather of Jaipur …oh I love their untimely showers !! A blessing for us desert kids !!

Pool Side

 

Luxury Tents at Sunset

As we are gearing for our next wedding experience … a few images of the last wedding we had at Rajasthali Resorts & Spa …. check them below.

 

 

Oh and this trip doesn’t end here …. you have to know about the Miss World Pageant Contestants at the Rajasthali Resorts & Spa … got your attention …. that’s coming soon … oh you will love Manushi Chhillar , Miss India World 2017 ! Stay hooked to this space people !

For bookings connect with me on +97155 7711606 | +917506403538

Email – barkhamahesh@gmail.com

Visit Rajasthali Resorts & Spa Website – www.rajasthaliresort.com

 

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From Warrior Fort to Luxury Resort , Alila Fort Bishangarh

THE MAKING OF ALILA FORT BISHANGARH

FROM WARRIOR FORT TO LUXURY RESORT: REBUILDING THE PAST FOR THE FUTURE

 

Alila Fort

Alila means “Surprise” in Sanskrit, which suitably describes the refreshing character of this luxury resort, a bridge between the past and the future. The hallmark of Alila is the combination of innovative design and luxury in unique locations, set apart by an unprecedented level of private space, crafted artisan-ship, personalized hospitality, and bespoke journeys.

Perched on top of a granite hillock in the midst of a vast expanse of the Aravalli Range, surrounded by hills dotted with havelis, villages and temples, Alila Fort Bishangarh is the result of the adaptive reuse of a 230-year-old warrior fort into one of India’s most unique heritage properties.

Adaptive reuse offers a sustainable option for the reclamation of heritage sites, an inspiring way to preserve and revive an existing building by merging its traditional ideals with modern culture, usage, design techniques and ideas.

Built during Rajasthan’s royal era as an outpost guarding the kingdom of Jaipur (Amber) against invaders from the North, the fort at Bishangarh had long outlived its original purpose. Almost a decade ago, as the fort stood abandoned in a dilapidated condition, inhabited by thousands of bats and monkeys, the owners – a Rajput leader by birth and election and two successful entrepreneurs – together with Alila took a visionary decision to breathe new life into its reincarnation as a boutique resort, while maintaining its stark sanctity.

What followed was an extraordinary journey of transformation to keep this piece of tangible heritage alive, taking complete care to retain the original structure in its full integrity while reinventing it for the 21st century.

Immense challenges had to be overcome – including stabilising and strengthening the ruins, constructing a road up to the fort, finding circulation through 3m thick walls, and deciphering the unconventional puzzle of the organic structure, which featured not a single 90-degree wall.

Upper and outer wings were adapted to the original fortification to carve out 59 suites following the curved and sloping walls of the existing turrets. Rooms and restaurants have been made to fit around the original walls – 2 to 3 m-wide in many places. With no typical floor plan, there were 23 different room configurations in all, the precise details of which took some 1,800 hours to draw up. To add to that, 23 unique venues  have been created for meetings and celebratory events.

 

Stay tuned more on our visit to Alila Fort and the lovely experience there.

 

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Learn to manage your business page

Being a small business, startup, a home run business, hobbyist gives you a small margin to invest into a full time social media expert.

So what do you do while you are building your business and want to build your online presence as well….. and on a limited budget !!!

Learn to do it yourself ! … really I mean it … benefit you have a new skill and in future if you want to hand over the job to a dedicated person you know what you want and they know that they can’t play fiddle with you !!

Working and knowing so many associates in different industries I have realised people do not make the effort to come out of their comfort zone and learn something new or update their knowledge.

So I have put this opportunity for you to learn how to manage your business profile on Facebook and Instagram. As many of the businesses do feel this is their basic online presence they need, I am starting with this.

Terms and Conditions:

NOTE:
Duration 4 hours | Personal session One on One | Using Skype | Amount Indian Rupees 3,600/- only | This rate is one time for one person | This offer is valid for the month of December 2017 only | The session can be booked between 15 December 2017 to 21 January 2018 | Timing – Indian Standard Time – 10 am to 7 pm | Basic Knowledge of FB & Instagram is required | Small Business Owners, Mompreneurs, Home-run Businesses, Service Providers, Hobbyists, Artists are ideal to join | This is a basic course, the advance course will be scheduled in 2018 | You will be part of a support group to help you use the knowledge you have gained during the course until 28 Feb 2018 | If you are unable to make payment online write to barkhamahesh@gmail.com  | You can gift the session too | The session is not transferable.

For information contact me on whatsapp +91750 640 35 38

To book your session click here

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GameChangers Season 2 | Breaking Barriers

Red Orange Events Management presents GameChangers Season 2 , an open mic night bringing inspiring stories to be heard by HEroes and SHEroes from our community !

Bringing together an ENTREPRENEUR + a PHILANTHROPIST + an ARTIST

We welcome profiles of those who would like to share their journey. Individuals making an effort to bring about change around the world need support and for that they need to be heard. An artist needs a platform to share his talent and art !

So whether you are looking to motivate the audience with your journey, looking for support for your cause or need a platform to show your talent, you are welcome to join us !

The event is FREE to attend and participate. As we have limited seating , Registration is compulsory.

GAMECHANGERS SEASON 2
DEC 23, 2017 | 8PM TO 10PM | SATURDAY
DOOR OPENS : 7.30 PM
MAD DANCE STUDIO
CENTERPOINT, BUR DUBAI

Entry for Adults and Youngsters from the age of 13 years and above will be permitted.

SEND YOUR PROFILE TO REDORANGEVENTS@GMAIL.COM IF YOU WANT TO BE A SPEAKER OR PERFORMER OR DISPLAY YOUR ART.

SUPPORT SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITY – AED 150/- ONLY
TWO SPACES AVAILABLE AT THE VENUE (from 10am to 10pm) FOR DISPLAY / POP UP / EXHIBIT (AED 250/-)

Ask for details on + 971 55 77 11 606 or email barkha@redorangevents.com

 
BREAKING BARRIERS
THEY DO WHAT THEY LOVE !
Check our video from our first season here

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Registrations for Volunteers and Workshops now open !

The countdown has begun to The Jaipur Art Summit !

This year , the Jaipur Art Summit will provide you an unique opportunity to participate in various different styled art workshops. From charcoal painting to fabric art, cartooning, voice modulation, bharatnatyam, zetangle art, terracotta, recycling art and waste fibre paintings.

Explore what you never experienced !! Explore Jaipur Art Summit!!#BeThere 14th to 18th December 2017, Ravindra Manch, Jaipur

Registrations for Volunteers is now open for the Summit – http://www.jaipurartsummit.in/volunteer

Workshops at Jaipur Art Summit

Workshop schedule for Jaipur Art Summit 2017.

Now you can register online for Workshops to avoid onspot registration hassle.

Visit the given link to register:- http://www.jaipurartsummit.in/workshops-reg.html

For Media Inquiries, contact – 91 750 640 3538 or write to barkhamahesh@gmail.com

 

 

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Golden Brick Awards 2017 in Dubai

Golden Brick Awards 2017 hosted at the JW Marriott Jadaf, Dubai UAE. Some of the big wigs from the Real Estate and Property Developers from India coming together to celebrate their projects and achievements. A Lovely evening with beautiful hosts !

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The City with a purpose behind it’s vision

If you would have read my earlier blog about The Future City site visit then you would be able to make the connection to my conversation with Mr. Sharad Mishra (referring to him here as Sharad ji) Director of UKM Group – Trimurty Builders.

Trimurty Builders has a legacy of being in the business of building homes since the last 22 years and the amazing deep rooted values that have been taught by Mr. Udai Kant Mishra – Chairman of UKM group, to his three sons and their families shows in their work and commitment for making lives of others also happier.

The Future City site visit had left me with a nostalgic feeling of not wanting to leave, somewhere in the background I could hear the words, “wow, I am home”. I guess everyone does not feel connected or are able to put a finger at how they feel when they step into a new place. But I guess that is how I connect, it is the energy or urja of the place that makes me want to be there forever or just leave …. So much for being an archer ?

My curiosity grew even more after seeing the expansive area of the project and wondering what was the thought that made a family’s vision come into reality. I always look for a purpose, that is the sign of recognizing a visionary. And that is what Udai Kant ji is and I am sure it is a matter of pride for him and the family as to how the brothers are making his vision into a reality.

From Left to Right:
Mr. Sharad Mishra (Director), Mr. Udai Kant Mishra (Chairman), Mr. Anand Mishra (Director) and Mr. Abhishek Mishra (Director)

Visiting the Trimurty office at Jaipur, greeted by their team we went to meet Mr. Sharad Mishra. Our small chat and exchanging pleasantries, the conversation did become deep as to what and how the whole project was envisioned.

A very calm and composed Sharad ji, explains how the vision of The Future City started taking shape and their purpose being very clear was to accommodate those living in India and outside to own at least one piece of land.

“The reason for developing a plotting scheme like The Future City is the non-availability of organized land developers in this segment of business. The demand for land which we used to get from all over the world and often having prospects saying that though they don’t live in India, they would want to own at least one piece of land in India by which they feel connected to their roots. Many of them felt it a problem in doing that as they did not feel safe and secure about their investments along with the unfulfilled commitments.”

“That’s when we realized that there is a niche in the market and hence we conceptualized The Future City where the plot investment is not a big-ticket investment and affordable for those wanting to own at least one piece of land in their home country.”

“The Future City is safe in terms of its immunity from encroachment etc., and is surrounded by enough anchors of economic growth in future.”

With many other developments around the same area, The Future City does stand out due of its vision, magnanimous size and its committed development.

Being a person, who has always been a GameChanger, I was truly amazed with their thought process of standing out of the herd of development projects. Sharad ji proudly declares the change that they wish to bring in the community, “We want to build a community of home owners which is more responsible and sensible. Instead of spending their hard-earned money in other luxuries of life, they would have spent in making an investment in land which in turn makes them more stable in life and which will add value to their wealth and 360 degrees of happiness. The ease of payment that we are providing to the home-owners is making a very large community attracted towards investing in The Future City.”

If you are a nature and environment lover, then you will surely be able to connect to the vision of Trimurty’s commitment. “Trimurty as a company is committed to environment and in The Future City our focus is on water conservation and green cover in the scheme.”, explains Sharad ji.

So with good healthy living, sustainability covered and environment conservation as the commitment and driving force….. what else is left for you to take that one piece of land …. Return on investment!! Well, Trimurty Builders has got you covered there too!!

“It is my experience of real estate that any investment in land has always given a good return of approximately 18-19% per annum if the investment could grow for 7-10 yrs.” Says Sharad ji from Trimurty Builders.

Leaving after our conversation, it was nice to know in depth about a development in which making an investment would lead to living in a happier and sustainable environment… and of course the lovely nature by your side !

In UAE, you can see their preview on 30th September 2017,

from 11am – 9pm at Grand Excelsior Hotel, Dubai UAE

Eventbrite - The Future City Jaipur - Preview

For more information contact me on barkhamahesh@gmail.com

Contact : +91 750 640 3538

Website : www.trimurty.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Supporting Partner – Jaipur Art Summit 2017

Mr. Shailendar Bhatt welcoming association with Ms. Barkha Mahesh to support the Jaipur Art Summit

 

The Pink City, Rajasthan so rich in history, culture and heritage. For a student of history and art, this was like stepping on the doorway of heaven ! Thanks to my colleague, I got the opportunity to meet with Mr. Shailendar Bhatt the founder of Jaipur Art Summit.

Meeting him in his office and seeing his vision and efforts behind the Jaipur Art Summit, one can be only inspired and motivated to be associated with such a great gathering of artists across the world.

And here starts my journey with Jaipur Art Summit 2017, happening from 14-18 December 2017 at Jaipur, Rajasthan.

This year there are 50 countries participating with 18 Art Segments, 18 Curators and 700+ Artists & Art Displays.

Here is a glimpse of the summit

Follow the Facebook Page of Jaipur Art Summit

To participate, interviews and information, you may write to redorangevents@gmail.com

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