JUSTA SAJJANGARH RESORT AND SPA, UDAIPUR – OFFBEAT LONG WEEKEND BREAK FROM DELHI WITH FAMILY

JUSTA SAJJANGARH RESORT AND SPA, UDAIPUR – OFFBEAT LONG WEEKEND DESTINATION FROM DELHI WITH FAMILY

This blog is about my stay at Justa Sajjangarh, Udaipur. I and my parents stayed in 2 adjacent suites. The newly opened property is already known for its exceptional views of the monsoon fort stop a green hill apart from the exceptional food and inimitable hospitality. It is a wonderful destination from many cities including Delhi, Noida and Gurgaon. I visited from Lucknow with parents.

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My parents outside Justa Sajjangarh Resort and Spa, Udaipur, Rajasthan. India.

JUSTA SAJJANGARH – ONE OF THE BEST LUXURY PROPERTIES IN UDAIPUR:

The last time I had visited Udaipur was a solo and budget trip. I recently visited Udaipur, the city of lakes and bravo, again with my parents. I wanted to show them the massive City Palace, spectacular sunsets at Lake Pichola and other points of interest.

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My parents and my suite had a huge dining space and living area. Justa Sajjangarh Resort and Spa, Udaipur, Rajasthan. India.

What was different this time was that it was a luxury trip and was planned keeping in mind movement of parents who are not always in the best of their health. What was also different this time was that I discovered more offbeat places to visit in Udaipur.

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The al fresco dining allowed us to dine in the backdrop of Monsoon fort perched on a hill. Hollywood film Octopussy – a James Bond franchise was shot here. Justa Sajjangarh Resort and Spa, Udaipur, Rajasthan. India.

One of them was the mysterious Sajjangarh palace also known as the monsoon palace, perched on the top of a hill, standing out thanks to its incongruity. I would be staring at this palace for the 4 days, sometimes from the al fresco dining space of the sprawling Justa Sajjangarh in Udaipur, sometimes privately from the cozy seat at the French window in my suite. If I am in the mood, then also from the attached Jacuzzi of the suite I stayed in. It was an unprecedented experience for me.

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My father enjoying the plush bed in his huge suite at the Justa Sajjangarh Resort and Spa, Udaipur, Rajasthan. India.

ABOUT MY STAY IN JUSTA SAJJANGARH, UDAIPUR:

I had zeroed in on Justa Sajjangarh as I had already heard a lot about their pretty rooms, food- which I discovered was par excellence and exotic location. It is a new property and within a short span it has become quite popular amongst vacationers.

 

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Me and my father could not take our eyes off this view from the monsoon fort. You can see how the property is in a peaceful location and yet so close to the City Palace and other points of interest. Justa Sajjangarh Resort and Spa, Udaipur, Rajasthan. India.

When I climbed up the Sajjangarh Fort aka Monsoon palace and soaked in the brilliant panoramic view of the entire Udaipur city, what stood out was the building of Justa Sajjangarh.

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Even the regular rooms are huge in Justa Sajjangarh Resort and Spa, Udaipur, Rajasthan. India.

The property dwarfed every other building in the vicinity with its grandeur. It also gave me the perspective of the location of the property. It was exciting for me and my father to see that it is built in the middle of a sparsely populated village and at a convenient distance from the hustle and bustle of the busy yet pleasant city.

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My mother enjoying the Mojito in her suite. Justa Sajjangarh Resort and Spa, Udaipur, Rajasthan. India.

The best part of Justa Sajjangarh property is that it is very close to all the major attractions of Udaipur and yet cocooned in the comforting silence of a sleepy village, walking distance away from the entry gate of the monsoon palace.

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This welcome board awaited us in the suite. It was placed even before we arrived. It is all chocolate and macaroons. Yes, even those alphabets and quirky key. I enjoyed these over 3 days. Justa Sajjangarh Resort and Spa, Udaipur, Rajasthan. India.

MY SUITE AT JUSTA SAJJANGARH RESORT AND SPA, UDAIPUR

First things first, I was amazed at the sheer size and design of the suite. As soon as I entered the suite room, different things vied for my attention simultaneously. On the writing table, a plate filled with macaroons and chocolates in different shapes welcomed me. Even the ‘WELCOME’ was edible.

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My mom enjoying the delectable dessert in her suite. Can you spot the humble gulab jamun on the tray? Justa Sajjangarh Resort and Spa, Udaipur, Rajasthan. India.

The room had 2 TVs, because as their website say, why not? The dining table was placed as soon as one enters the room, opposite the large wardrobe. Neatly placed cutleries and glasses gave it a posh touch.

The living area next to the dining table was cozy but we hardly used it as we mostly ganged up near the large bed for late night chats and joint TV viewing time. The bed and the adjoining sit-out area thoughtfully built in the lap of the French window was my most favourite part.

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My dad on the couch. He had a field day deciding which of the two televisions he should watch his shows on. Justa Sajjangarh Resort and Spa, Udaipur, Rajasthan. India.

I could see the Sajjangarh monsoon palace all day, as I purposefully vegetated at this comfortable window seat which I mostly used as a makeshift bed.

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As always, the window seat was my favourite. Be it this property or Justa Nahargarh which I visited next. No wonder my blog is called A Soul Window. You can see monsoon fort from this window all day. It is especially beautiful in night, when it is all lit up. Justa Sajjangarh Resort and Spa, Udaipur, Rajasthan. India.

The most favourite time of the day for hanging out here was the night time when I loved staring at the beautifully lit monsoon palace. It shone like a golden star up above the dark landscape. On one of the days, I stared at it for so long that they turned off the light at the Palace, lol.

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Small touches like this lotus shape towel holder made all the difference. This was in the washroom of the suite. Justa Sajjangarh Resort and Spa, Udaipur, Rajasthan. India.

Owing to the large size of the suite room, I was not surprised to see that it also had 2 air conditioners, both of which came with a separate and easy to use control panel.  The many lamps offered mood lighting. The tastefully done interior of the room was contemporary and yet had a strong essence of tradition and local flavor.

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My suite. I spent most of the time in my parents’ suite though. That’s why it is so clean, haha! Justa Sajjangarh Resort and Spa, Udaipur, Rajasthan. India.

The huge bed came with assorted pillows and a luxurious bed cover. I liked the bright yellow cushion with a moustache, possibly representing local Rajasthani men and their world famous moustaches. The room had fans as well, in case some-one prefers them over air conditioning. My mother, for example is sensitive to air conditioning and prefers fan so it was very useful for us to have that option in the suite.

The suite had lot of storage space. There was no dearth of racks, drawers and wardrobes in the huge room. All the furniture was in dark wood, making the interiors looking classy. In fact, my dad liked the design of some racks and wardrobe so much that he clicked the images to use that in our house.

THE ‘JACUZZI WITH A VIEW’ IN THE WASHROOM OF JUSTA SAJJANGARH RESORT AND SPA, UDAIPUR:

Who doesn’t fancy a Jacuzzi in the attached washroom of the room? Well, I got that and much more at Justa Sajjangarh! There were two bathrooms in my suite (because why not). It was very convenient for us because I spent most of the time in my parent’s suite and not my suite, which was next door anyways.

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The OMG feature of the property. The Jacuzzi tub from where you can stare at the monsoon fort. Ok, one of you, just in case both of you decide to slip in to the tub. Yes, it seats two. Justa Sajjangarh Resort and Spa, Udaipur, Rajasthan. India.

So, this meant that two people can use separate washrooms simultaneously. This was particularly useful in morning when we were in a hurry to leave for breakfast followed by sight-seeing.

The smaller bathroom near the door had a glass paneled shower and WC area. The bigger bathroom next to the bed had the same. What it had extra was the huge Jacuzzi bathtub, fit for two. As if this was not already delightful, the bathtub faced a large see through glass from where you can see the monsoon palace perched atop verdant hills. I soaked in on some days, always in the evening, after the tiring session of sightseeing.

BRILLIANT FOOD AT JUSTA SAJJANGARH RESORT AND SPA, UDAIPUR:

Even if Udaipur was a destination without anything to see, which it is not, I would have still enjoyed my stay at Justa Sajjangarh. Why? Because the property itself offers so many unique experiences!

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Spinach mushroom activated charcoal ravioli with thyme scented cherry tomatoes and parmesan tulie. This massive ravioli won my heart. Justa Sajjangarh Resort and Spa, Udaipur, Rajasthan. India.

On top of all the experiences which Justa Sajjangarh offers is the exceptional food. The in house chefs rustle up a great variety of delightfully international quality food at reasonable prices.

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Dal Bati Churma goes posh! It was the most delicate and softest Bati I have tasted. And so flavoursome. Justa Sajjangarh Resort and Spa, Udaipur, Rajasthan. India.

Be it a large spread of Indian and continental dishes at the breakfast buffet or the carefully crafted a la carte menu, each dish impressed with its quality, taste and freshness of ingredients.

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Trio of palm heart, Vietnamese summer roll and blanched preserved roma tomato stuffed with avocado and feta chesse. It was ambrosia! Hats off to the chef. Justa Sajjangarh Resort and Spa, Udaipur, Rajasthan. India.

The food here is so good that you could travel all the way to Justa Sajjangarh only for its food.

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Spinach and mushroom soup. Justa Sajjangarh Resort and Spa, Udaipur, Rajasthan. India.

The breakfast buffet had fresh fruit juices, curds, spring rolls, idli, vada, poha, upma, savoury sewai, chola bhatura, puri sabzi, stuffed parathas, samosa, baked beans, assorted continental breads, waffles, pancakes and what not! The pastry chef Mr. Sumeet Sethi was great with all the desserts and pancakes. The pancakes served by him were one of the best I have had.

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Vegetarian kebabs. Justa Sajjangarh Resort and Spa, Udaipur, Rajasthan. India.

I stuck to the healthier options like cereals, fruits, poha, upma etc. I tried their pancakes on both of day. It was easily the best ones I have had till now. The second best I had was on a beach side shack in Goa. .

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Caraibe truffle tart with passion fruit jello and chocolate coated gulab jamun. It was a brilliant fusion of east and west. Justa Sajjangarh Resort and Spa, Udaipur, Rajasthan. India.

The flavoursome cranberries and macaroons along-with whipped cream made it all the more delightful and visually stunning. It was instagrammable food with soul.

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I polished off the mezzze platter. Every bit of it! Justa Sajjangarh Resort and Spa, Udaipur, Rajasthan. India.

The restaurant is also known for its dishes with activated charcoal. Executive chef Mr. Surya Kant Nirala, who sincerely monitored guest’s experience with food, told me that activated charcoal is still a new concept in Indian restaurants. It has many health benefits too.

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Activated charcoal berries pancake. Justa Sajjangarh Resort and Spa, Udaipur, Rajasthan. India.

WHAT DID WE EAT FOR THE MAIN COURSE AT THE JUSTA SAJJANGARH RESORT AND SPA?

The very refreshing mojito which we were served as a welcome drink in our respective suites had set the standards for the trip. What we didn’t know that the food and beverage that will follow during the stay will be exceptionally good.

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Gianduja hazelnut mousse with pan infused ice-cream and caramel tuille. Justa Sajjangarh Resort and Spa, Udaipur, Rajasthan. India.

My father eats only few things in the world. He only enjoys very few things which he had been eating for decades. He’s not experimental with food and chooses simple food only whenever we travel.

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Vegetarian Formaggi and fungi pizza. Justa Sajjangarh Resort and Spa, Udaipur, Rajasthan. India.

My mother occasionally experiments with food while I eat only experimental food or food new to me whenever I travel.

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The humble staple North Indian food looked and tasted great. Justa Sajjangarh Resort and Spa, Udaipur, Rajasthan. India.

To make things complex, I and my father are strict vegetarians while my mother is an occasional meat eater. The best part is that Justa Sajjangarh had something for all of us.

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Poha from the breakfast buffet. Not the real quantity. You can have as much as your stomach can take. Burp! Justa Sajjangarh Resort and Spa, Udaipur, Rajasthan. India.

While my father loved the simple yet rich flavours of Rajma Chawal, Dal Rice and Dal Bati Churma, my mother shared the joy of their 4 cheese thin crust pizzas, pastas and soups.

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Mix veg chaap with capsicum and tomato chutney. Justa Sajjangarh Resort and Spa, Udaipur, Rajasthan. India.

What I loved the most was the massive vegetarian ravioli with activated charcoal. (See picture above) It was the first time I had seen single huge ravioli. I am used to eating multiple smaller raviolis tossed in Arrabiata sauce. The ravioli served here was huge and bursted with subtle flavours.

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Breakfast classic pancake with fresh fruits. Justa Sajjangarh Resort and Spa, Udaipur, Rajasthan. India.

The desserts here were exciting as well. Be it the coated gulab jamun topped on a cheesecake or tiramisu or the brilliant rasmalai, their kitchen scored full marks in taste and presentation.

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The very Instagrammable croissants with the very healthy activated charcoal. What’s not to love? Justa Sajjangarh Resort and Spa, Udaipur, Rajasthan. India.

And to be able to eat all this in the privacy of the dining table of our respective suites or at the atmospheric open air restaurant was luxury at its best.

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My parents loved eating on the balcony. So did I. Justa Sajjangarh Resort and Spa, Udaipur, Rajasthan. India.

It was especially exciting to be able to eat in the open air in night, while cool breeze caressed you gently and the stunning visual of an old palace seduced you with its mysterious aura.

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Chola Bhatura was fab too. From the breakfast buffet. Justa Sajjangarh Resort and Spa, Udaipur, Rajasthan. India.

FOOD AND BEVERAGE SERVICE AT JUSTA SAJJANGARH RESORT AND SPA, UDAIPUR:

The service needless to say was as per the 5 star standards. The service staff is good with providing anticipatory services and sensitive to guest’s needs without the latter asking for it. The staff is cheerful, especially the bright Nigam from Bhubaneshwar who often talked to my parents at length.

Above: Executive Chef Mr. Surya Kant Nirala and the Food and Beverage Production and Service Team

The other staff also always made a sincere attempt to strike a meaningful conversation with us and other guests. Even the chefs, including the executive chef, always visited our table and asked if the food was nice or if they could do anything else to enhance the dining experience.

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My parents enjoying the lavish breakfast buffet. Justa Sajjangarh Resort and Spa, Udaipur, Rajasthan. India.

This is a great thing, because I often need customization with food when ordering for parents. The room service and clearance of soiled dishes from the room was neatly done and was efficient.

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I could have slept in this huge balcony dining space. It was so soothing. My parents loved it too. Justa Sajjangarh Resort and Spa, Udaipur, Rajasthan. India.

OTHER FACILITIES AND ACTIVITIES AT THE JUSTA SAJJANGARH RESORT AND SPA:

Apart from their picturesque swimming pool area, I loved their rooftop dining space. It is still under construction but I can imagine how exciting it would be to be able to dine in the open air on the top of the property.

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The bar at the rooftop. Justa Sajjangarh Resort and Spa, Udaipur, Rajasthan. India.

There is an enclosed bar area and a show kitchen which will serve guests once it is operational. The roof top space has lots of art just like elsewhere in the property. The art here is quirky and unique.

 

Above: The artefacts & Selfie truck on rooftop

For example they have installed art objects made out of spare auto parts and even utensils. What’s more? They even have a selfie point.

They also have an upcoming indoor games room and spa coming up next to the pool area.

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The pool side was beautiful. And you can play games in pool as well. Justa Sajjangarh Resort and Spa, Udaipur, Rajasthan. India.

TOP TOURISTY AND OFFBEAT THINGS TO DO NEAR JUSTA SAJJANGARH RESORT AND SPA, UDAIPUR.

On day 1, we visited the Haldighati pass, the brilliant Haldighati museum, war memorial and Chetak Smark (in that order) in Haldighati. It was followed by the famous temple at Nathdwara dedicated to Lord Krishna and a quick stop at the ancient (and jaw dropping) Ek Ling Ji temple. Despite starting late, we comfortably visited all the places at a slow place which is great because when traveling with parents, I consciously slow down my pace.

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My mom checking Facebook in her suite. I hope, not mine. Justa Sajjangarh Resort and Spa, Udaipur, Rajasthan. India.

On day 2, we visited all the important places in and around Udaipur. We finished at the time of sunset. All the major places in Udaipur can be covered in a day.

If you have time, you can visit Kumbhalgarh fort which is also very close. Kumbhalgarh is where the world’s second largest wall exists.

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Parents ready for sight seeing outside the property. Justa Sajjangarh Resort and Spa, Udaipur, Rajasthan. India.

You can enjoy their suites with family or split the cost when traveling with friends. In case you desire to stay in regular rooms and not suites, worry not. Justa Sajjangarh Resort and Spa, Udaipur has many different categories of rooms to choose from. I visited some of the rooms. The amenities and the interiors were similar to the suite while the room size varied. You can choose one depending on your purpose, budget and taste.

For tariffs, distances and other related details, please check out the website of Justa Sajjangarh Resort and Spa, Udaipur.

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The grand reception area. Justa Sajjangarh Resort and Spa, Udaipur, Rajasthan. India.

The view from my Soul Window is plush!

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Seating at the reception. Justa Sajjangarh Resort and Spa, Udaipur, Rajasthan. India.

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First things first, I was amazed at the sheer size and design of the suite at @justa_hotels I had zeroed in on Justa Sajjangarh as I had already heard a lot about their pretty rooms, food- which I discovered was par excellence and exotic location. It is a new property and within a short span it has become quite popular amongst vacationers. When I climbed up the Sajjangarh Fort aka Monsoon palace and soaked in the brilliant panoramic view of the entire Udaipur city, what stood out was the building of Justa Sajjangarh. The property dwarfed every other building in the vicinity with its grandeur. It also gave me the perspective of the location of the property. It was exciting for me and my father to see that it is built in the middle of a sparsely populated village and at a convenient distance from the hustle and bustle of the busy yet pleasant city. The best part of Justa Sajjangarh property is that it is very close to all the major attractions of Udaipur and yet cocooned in the comforting silence of a sleepy village, walking distance away from the entry gate of the monsoon palace. And who doesn’t fancy a Jacuzzi in the attached washroom of the room? Well, I got that and much more at Justa Sajjangarh! There were two bathrooms in my suite (because why not). Pls swipe images. #DiscoverIndia #IncredibleIndia #India #Backpacking #Travel #Travelgram #Tourist #IGTravel #Travelingram #Travelogue #TravelPhotography #OctFestT25 #TravelBlogger #JustaResort #Rajasthani_Rang #Rajasthan_Trip #RajasthaniSwag #RajasthanLove #RajasthanBlogger #RajasthanPatrika #Luxury #Bishnoi #MyRajasthan #OffbeatRajasthan #Udaipur #Sajjangarh #Justa Sajjangarh #Haldighati #Nathdwara

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The last time I had visited Udaipur was a solo and budget trip. I recently visited Udaipur, the city of lakes and bravo, again with my parents. I wanted to show them the massive City Palace, spectacular sunsets at Lake Pichola and other points of interest. What was different this time was that it was a luxury trip and was planned keeping in mind movement of parents who are not always in the best of their health. Owing to the large size of the suite room at@justa_hotels Sajjangarh, I was not surprised to see that it also had 2 air conditioners, both of which came with a separate and easy to use control panel. The many lamps offered mood lighting. The tastefully done interior of the room was contemporary and yet had a strong essence of tradition and local flavor. The huge bed came with assorted pillows and a luxurious bed cover. I liked the bright yellow cushion with a moustache, possibly representing local Rajasthani men and their world famous moustaches. The room had fans as well, in case some-one prefers them over air conditioning. My mother, for example is sensitive to air conditioning and prefers fan so it was very useful for us to have that option in the suite. By the way, food here is beyond brilliant. Just look at that pancake in 4th image. Pls swipe to see more images. #DiscoverIndia #IncredibleIndia #India#Backpacking #Travel #Travelgram #Tourist#IGTravel #Travelingram #Travelogue#TravelPhotography #OctFestT26#TravelBlogger #JustaResort#Rajasthani_Rang #Rajasthan_Trip#RajasthaniSwag #RajasthanLove#RajasthanBlogger #RajasthanPatrika#Luxury #Bishnoi #MyRajasthan#OffbeatRajasthan #Udaipur #Sajjangarh#Justa Sajjangarh #Haldighati #Nathdwara

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The activity area. Justa Sajjangarh Resort and Spa, Udaipur, Rajasthan. India.

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9 thoughts on “JUSTA SAJJANGARH RESORT AND SPA, UDAIPUR – OFFBEAT LONG WEEKEND BREAK FROM DELHI WITH FAMILY

  1. The Welcome Board is such a nice touch! I love when resorts/hotels incorporate nice little touches like this throughout the experience. That jacuzzi is simply to die for with that incredible view! Wowsa!

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