Are you looking for an unusual and unique venue for your next event in India?
Here Naveen Rizvi, Executive Director Pacific World India, reveals his TOP 5 list of most impressive venues for cocktails and gala dinners.
Samode Palace, Samode – Jaipur
As historic 300-year-old palace, once home to Samode’s ruling family, has been exquisitely converted into a luxury hotel. Located 40 kms from the city, exclusive and discreet, Samode Palace is a perfect embodiment to experience Royal India and its grandeur. Royal Themed Gala Dinners organized on the lawns of the palace are magical offering stunning views of the Aravali Mountains, amidst Rajasthani Folk Dances and an elaborate Fireworks display from the surrounding hills.
Top terrace: Groups of up to 80 people
Durbar Hall and adjacent terrace: events of 160 to 200 people
Kingdom of Dreams, Gurgaon
An unusual entertainment, leisure and event venue in Gurgaon. Kingdom of Dreams brings to life a blend of India’s art, culture, heritage, craft, cuisine and performing arts, combined with modern technology. The venue comprises of The Nautanki Mahal, built as a palace for an extravagant musical show housed in an auditorium, the Showshaa Theater- spotlighting Indian Mythology productions and the Culture Gully, an indoor street of India with themed restaurants from 14 states of India. It’s the perfect location to enjoy a Bollywood theme evening.
Recommended for parties of up to 500 people
Taj Rambagh Palace, Jaipur
Rambagh Palace, the former residence of the Maharaja of Jaipur, was converted into a luxury hotel in 1957. The exquisite palace offers a scenic backdrop, with outdoor landscaped Mughal Gardens that are perfect venue to showcase the best of Rajasthan’s royal heritage. With a Rajasthani themed dinner, guests can enjoy a royal welcome with decorated elephants, horse lancers and camels. Girls in traditional Rajasthani attire will perform traditional welcome (aarti, tikka and garlanding) with traditional dhol bankia beating to announce your arrival. Guests can relish Indian & Rajasthani Cuisine amidst a well-illuminated Palace backdrop and live folk dance performance.
Recommended for events from 150 to 200 people
Jagmandir Island Palace, Udaipur
An historic 17th century palace redeveloped as a complete destination, Jagmandir Island Palace is located on an island in Lake Pichola. When cocktails, theme-dinners are organised here, the flowers and special lighting, folk dancers and fireworks bring alive the venue in vibrant colours of celebrations. Guests can enjoy magnificient views of the Lake Pichola and the illuminated City Palace as the backdrop.
Perfect for medium to large events (200 to 1.000 people)
Hotel Taj Khema, Agra
Located just a stone’s throw from the Taj Mahal, guests can enjoy lunch on its open air lawn with magnificent view of the Taj Mahal. A Themed Lunch organized at the venue includes a Mughal Camp set up with Colourful Tents or ‘Khemas’, a red carpet welcome with dance performances, live sitar, table & flute music and delectable cuisine from the North Western Frontier Province.
Recommended for events up to 200 persons