Clubbing at Kumbhalgarh

Jun 27 2014, 16:18 IST
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Kumbhalgarh Kumbhalgarh
SummaryAdding an interesting facet to Rajasthan's palatial history, the Kumbhalgarh region and fort has its unique story

which had its own charm. Unlike what you expect, this lobby was non-gregarious but with colours that reflect the shades of the sun. A small sit out tucked away on one side works as a mini reception, with its striking turquoise facade. After the initial formalities, I was given two options, either I head to my room and order for room service or savour some flavours at the eating outlet - Jeeman. I opted for the later to get to experience dinning at Jeeman, an interesting name which Dinesh Gupta from the F&B department explained that it was more to do with the local culture of sitting and eating together as family. The food offered was elaborate similar to any resort like cuisine experience but what broke the monotony of the pasta, pizza and Punjabi food fare was the distinct local dishes on the menu and also the traditional Rajasthani sweets along with the Tiramisu and cheese cakes. Vishal Purohit from the Club Mahindra team shared some interesting notes on the Club Mahindra experience and the time share business in general. The concept had shown growth over the years and even a place such as Kumbhalgarh, which is not traditionally known for tourism looked active and buzzing even on a week day during the non-peak season. I was informed that all the rooms, apartments and tents were occupied and they were going full house. The family buzz across the property was proof enough. Purohit also informed me that they make a conscious effort to cater to most tastes, as the very concept of Club Mahindra is to cater to the Indian traveller who travels with the family, along with senior citizens. Kids and special food requests are catered to with ease. This kind of a demand is quite regular in the time share business as one avails room nights as active members, which comes with an apartment providing the member to even cook as per individual tastes and preference. While dining at Jeeman, Purohit also pointed out to a terrace setup, which they use for guests who have special requests and demands like that of a princely dinning. My lunch experience was reasonably elaborate and which does lead you to a siesta but I decided to give that a slip and opted for a walk around the property instead. While on my walk, I discovered a mini super market within

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