Located amidst the breathtaking tapestry of Rajasthan’s architectural legacy, Rajasa Resort in Kumbhalgarh serves as a contemporary tribute to the opulence and magnificence of the past. The architectural masterpiece, designed by Vivek Bhole Architects, pays homage to tradition while seamlessly incorporating modern elements. Every aspect of the resort, from the intricate details to the carefully selected elements, has been chosen to reflect Rajasthan’s architectural heritage and create a sense of regal grandeur.
As guests approach the resort’s entrance, they are greeted by a striking display of strength and artistry. The double-gated fortress, made from solid wood and metal craftsmanship, exudes power and protection, transporting visitors back in time to an era where fortresses guarded kingdoms. Beyond the entrance, guests are immersed in an ambiance of regal grandeur as they make their way to the reception along wide internal roads adorned with verdant landscapes and tranquil water bodies. These elements not only serve as ornamental features but also control the microclimate, ensuring a welcoming atmosphere that seamlessly blends nature and design.
The reception area, a true masterpiece, combines the elegance of an English ballroom with the timeless elements of Rajasthan’s heritage. The result is a setting that exudes luxury, characterised by high-end materials, detailed decor, and intricate Rajasthani motifs. Stepping into this space transports one to a world of regal indulgence, where every detail whispers tales of opulence.
The resort offers a variety of experiences for discerning guests. Whether it’s the allure of the lush green oasis of the restaurant or the seclusion of the private villas, each aspect has been meticulously designed to harmonise with the natural contours of the land. The private villas, in particular, are not just architectural marvels but serve as private sanctuaries, allowing guests to connect deeply with the landscape. The restaurant, accessible through a helical pathway, offers panoramic views of the majestic Aravali Range. Dining here, surrounded by nature, creates an enchanting experience that goes beyond the ordinary.
The private villas themselves are meticulously designed, featuring ornamental arches and stonework on the façade that pay homage to Rajasthan’s rich architectural heritage. The interplay of light and shadow accentuates the architectural nuances, creating a symphony that resonates with the essence of the region’s heritage. Further exploration of the resort reveals a swimming pool that seems to blend with the horizon, providing breathtaking views of the Aravallis. Connected to the villas, it offers a serene spot to unwind and immerse oneself in the beauty of the surroundings.
Banquet halls within the resort exude luxury and grandeur, enhanced by chandeliers that cast a soft, luminous glow. Celebrations held here take on an air of regality, creating cherished memories. The choice of materials, combining random rubble with warm sandstone and kotah, adds depth and character to the interiors, creating a visual and tactile contrast. The play of light and shadow further enhances the overall experience.
Being enveloped by the majestic aura of Rajasa Resort is a transcendent journey, offering a profound sense of belonging and transporting visitors to a realm where the past and the present converge. It is a testament to the power of design and architecture to preserve the legacy of Rajasthan’s architectural heritage in all its grandeur.
Name of the project: Rajasa Resort
Total area: 10259 square metre
Design firm: Vivek Bhole Architects
Lead Designer: Ar. Vivek Bhole