Villa Palladio

Aravalli Hills, Jaipur

Aravalli Hills, Jaipur

Villa Palladio

Price
From $460/night
Nearest airport
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Jaipur International Airport (JAI)
Owner
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Barbara Miolini
Designer
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Barbara Miolini and Marie-Anne Oudejans

Rooms
9 rooms
Best for
A truly unique boutique experience in India.
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Location

Amid the Aravalli Hills on the banks of Lake Kanota, Villa Palladio is a charming guest house with only nine rooms. It's conveniently located just 20 minutes away from Jaipur, providing a countryside experience that's accessible and convenient for international travelers.


The Aravalli range, one of the oldest mountain ranges in India, surrounds the area with its breathtaking beauty, making it an ideal destination for nature lovers. Numerous hiking trails and wildlife reserves are found in close proximity.

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Design

Villa Palladio is a masterful fusion of Indian and Italian styles. As owner Barbara Miolini recalls, for nearly 300 years, the Jaipur court has been at the forefront of luxury production in India, while Venice has long been considered the capital of European luxury. When these two artistic influences combine, they effortlessly create an ambiance steeped in history and elegance.


In this enchanting place, the color red takes center stage. When asked about the significance of this choice, Barbara shares a quote from Orhan Pamuk's novel, My Name is Red:


“I hear the question upon your lips: What is it to be a color? Color is the touch of the eye, music to the deaf, a word out of the darkness. Because I’ve listened to souls whispering – like the susurrus of the wind – from book to book and object to object for tens or thousands of years, allow me to say that my touch resembles the touch of angels. Part of me, the serious half, calls out to your vision while the mirthful half soars through the air with your glances. I’m so fortunate to be red! I’m fiery. I’m strong. I know men take notice of me and that I cannot be resisted. I do not conceal myself: For me, delicacy manifests itself neither in weakness nor in subtlety, but through determination and will. So, I draw attention to myself. I’m not afraid of other colors, shadows, crowds or even of loneliness. How wonderful it is to cover a surface that awaits me with my own victorious being! Wherever I’m spread, I see eyes shine, passions increase, eyebrows rise and heartbeats quicken. Behold how wonderful it is to live! Behold how wonderful to see. I am everywhere. Life begins with and returns to me. Have faith in what I tell you.”

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Rooms

Adorned with canopied beds, embroidered bed sheets, and inlaid marble floors, the nine rooms and suites at Villa Palladio showcase exceptional artistry. Each room has its own unique decor, highlighting the bespoke craftsmanship of Rajasthan. To complement the surroundings, carefully selected amenities, such as block-printed bathrobes and Kama Ayurveda bath products, are provided.


The property's former watchtowers house the four Torre Belvedere rooms (standard rooms), which feature octagonal bedrooms, high ceilings, and private terraces, making them a popular choice among solo travelers.

As for the bathrooms, Barbara prioritized cosiness, as she believes that minimalism often sacrifices comfort and warmth. Why shouldn't a bathroom be as inviting and sensual as a living room? To achieve this, shower areas are intricately carved with marble jaali, and the stunning red and white marble flooring extends throughout the space.

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Food & Drink

The menus at Villa Palladio have been curated to evoke a casual and homely style of dining. It celebrates classics and embraces simplicity, eschewing the notion of show-stopping dishes or ever-changing menus of multiple cuisines.


Begin the day with a delightful breakfast experience on the delicately painted floral Breakfast Balcony. It's perhaps the most special meal here, as Barbara dedicated nine months to perfecting it. The morning spread features an enticing assortment of homemade breads, pastries, and, notably, the finest scrambled eggs in Rajasthan.


For lighter fare and snacks, the striped Pool House awaits, while the Garden Verandah sets the stage for lunch and dinner. The menu pays homage to the hearty flavors of Southern Italian cuisine, reminiscent of the comforting dishes prepared by grandmothers. Additionally, each evening brings a selection of subtly spiced Rajasthani classics, presented as a thali.

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Aravalli Hills, Jaipur

Villa Palladio

Price
From $460/night
Nearest airport
s
Jaipur International Airport (JAI)
Owner(s)
Barbara Miolini
Designer(s)

Barbara Miolini and Marie-Anne Oudejans

Rooms
9 rooms
Best for
A truly unique boutique experience in India.

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